Mar 16 2020

Teaser trailer & poster for live-action film “Yowamushi Pedal”

Teaser trailer and teaser poster added for live-action film “Yowamushi Pedal” starring Ren Nagase, Kentaro Ito, and Kanna Hashimoto. The 30 second teaser trailer has captions that states in Japanese (0:02) “I, who is alone,” (0:05) “Meet with fellow,” (0:08) “Meet with bicyle.” (0:11) “Now I am here.” The film is based on “Yowamushi Pedal” by Wataru Watanabe and directed by Koichiro Miki.

“Yowamushi Pedal” will be released August 14, 2020 in Japan.

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Mar 14 2020

Character posters & teaser trailer #2 for MBC drama series “365: Repeat The Year”

3 character posters and teaser trailer #2 added for MBC drama series “365: Repeat The Year” starring Lee Joon-Hyuk, Nam Ji-Hyun, and Kim Ji-Soo. The character posters are of Lee Joon-Hyuk as Ji Hyung-Joo, Nam Ji-Hyun as Shin Ga-Hyun, and Kim Ji-Soo as Lee Shin. Caption on Lee Joon-Hyuk’s poster states in Korean “If I can turn back, I will do anything I can,” 
Nam Ji-Hyun’s poster asks “Am I invited to the game which risks destiny?,” 
and Kim Ji-Soo’s poster states “I will give a chance to go back to the past.”

“365: Repeat The Year” first airs March 23, 2020 in South Korea.

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Mar 12 2020

Trailer for movie “The Ashes of My Flesh and Blood is the Vast Flowing Galaxy”

Trailer added for movie “The Ashes of My Flesh and Blood is the Vast Flowing Galaxy” (literal title) starring Taishi Nakagawa and Anna Ishii. The film is directed by SABU and based on 2016 novel  “Kudakechiru Tokoro o Misete Ageru” by Yuyuko Takemiya. Meanwhile, the theme song for the movie has been revealed, which is “Day Dream: Hakuchumu” by Rui. The theme song appears in the trailer.

“The Ashes of My Flesh and Blood is the Vast Flowing Galaxy” will be released May 8, 2020 in Japan.

Mar 12 2020

Ayaka Wilson & Sakurako Ohara cast in WOWOW drama series “Piple”

Ayaka Wilson and Sakurako Ohara are cast in WOWOW drama series “Piple” co-starring Yuki Kaji. Also cast in suporting roles are Shugo Oshinari, Yusuke Yamada, Asami Usuda, Mari Hamada, Yu Kamio, Masaki Kaji, Hazuki Shimizu, and Tomu Fujita. The drama series is based on novel “Pipuru” by Mariru Harada. Above is a promotional poster for the drama series. The drama series will have Ayaka Wilson playing AI robot Piple and Sakurako Ohara will play the creator of the AI robot Kaede Miyama.

“Piple” will first air May 18, 2020 in Japan.

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Mar 11 2020

Teaser trailer #2 for SBS drama series “The King: Eternal Monarch”

Teaser trailer #2 added for SBS drama series “The King: Eternal Monarch” starring Lee Min-Ho & Kim Go-Eun. Teaser trailer #2 shows Kim Go-Eun in the drama series for the first time. Dialogue in teaser trailer #2 goes (0:01) Kim Go-Eun asks “Did you really come another world?,” (0:11) Lee Min-Ho asks “Is this the place?” (0:15) Lee Min-Ho “Reason I have survived,” (0:23) Kim Go-Eun “You act like you know me, but I don’t know you,” (0:26) Lee Min-Ho “Like I am not here, you were not in my world either,” (0:30) Kim Go-Eun “I am the person who still can not believe the earth is round,” (0:34) Lee Min-Ho “Let’s go together,” (0:36) Lee Min-Ho “To my world.”

“The King: Eternal Monarch” first airs April, 2020 in South Korea.

Mar 11 2020

Lee Jung-Jae and Park Hae-Soo cast in Netflix drama series “Squid Game”

Lee Jung-Jae and Park Hae-Soo are cast for lead roles in Netflix drama series “Squid Game” (literal title). Lee Jung-Jae and Park Hae-Soo will play two men who grew up like brothers and they both decide to take part in a survival game. Exact date when it will be available on Netflix has not been revealed.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Ki-Hoon (Lee Jung-Jae) gets fired from his job. His life is miserable. Ki-Hoon hears about a secret survival game, with a 45.6 billion won prize for the winner. He decides to take part in the game. Meanwhile, Sang-Woo (Park Hae-Soo) is like a brother to Ki-Hoon and vice versa. They grew up in the same neighborhood. Despite his poor family background, Sang-Woo graduated from a prestigious university and found a good job. He now faces a crisis, due to misappropriation of company funds. He decides to take part in the secret survival game with Ki-Hoon.

Mar 10 2020

Kiichi Nakai cast in WOWOW drama series “The Grand Family”

Kiichi Nakai is cast in WOWOW drama series “The Grand Family” (literal title). The drama series is based on novel “Karei Naru Ichizoku” by Toyoko Yamasaki (“The Great White Tower“/”The Waste Land“). Staff for the drama series includes director Masaki Nishiura and screenwriter Youichi Maekawa.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Daisuke Manpyo (Kiichi Nakai) is an owner and also president of Hanshin Bank, which ranks 10th in the nation in terms of bank deposits. Besides Hanshin Bank, Daisuke Manpyo owns several others companies and real estate. He hears from his first son-in-law about a move to reorganize the commercial banks. His son-in-law works as b bureaucrat for the Ministry of the Treasury. Daisuke Manpyo attempts to block his bank from being merged with another bank. He faces difficult times.

“The Grand Family” will air sometime next year in Japan.

Mar 10 2020

Hwang Jung-Eum, Yoon Hyun-Min, & Seo Ji-Hoon cast in KBS2 drama series “That Guy Is The Guy”

Hwang Jung-Eum, Yoon Hyun-Min, and Seo Ji-Hoon are cast for lead roles in new KBS2 drama series “That Guy Is The Guy” (literal title). The drama series will follow a love triangle between Hwang Jung-Eum as single, career woman Seo Hyun-Joo and two men who confess feelings for her.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Seo Hyun-Joo (Hwang Jung-Eum) works as the leader of a webcomic planning team. She declares that she plans to remain single, but she receives confessions from two men: Hwang Ji-Woo (Yoon Hyun-Min) and Park Do-Gyeom (Seo Ji-Hoon). Hwang Ji-Woo is the CEO of a pharmaceutical company. He has a cold personality and excellent business ability. Park Do-Gyeom is a popular webcomic writer. He is a sociable person. He and Seo Hyun-Joo grew up like siblings, but he has held a crush on Seo Hyun-Joo for a long time.

“That Guy Is The Guy” first airs summer, 2020 in South Korea.