Ryosuke Yamada (‘Hey! Say! JUMP’) is cast for the lead role in NTV drama series “Momikeshite Fuyu.” Also cast in supporting roles are Haru, Yukiyoshi Ozawa and Baijaku Nakamura. The drama series is scripted by Shigeki Kaneko and directed by Satoru Nakajima. In the drama series, Ryosuke Yamada will play Shusaku Kitazawa. He is the youngest child in a family with a middle school principal as a father and two older siblings. He works as a police officer and comes into conflict to help his family. The drama series is described as a home-comedy.
“Momikeshite Fuyu” first airs January, 2018 in Japan.
Ryusei Fujii (‘Johnny’s West’) & Takahiro Hamada (‘Johnny’s West’) cast in new NTV drama series “Sotsugyo Bakamentari.” Also cast in supporting roles are Koki Maeda, Yasunao Yoshida and Hirofumi Arai. Story for the drama series will follow four friends who will graduate from a prestigious university in 90 days. They spent most of their time studying and they try to find girls who fit their ideal types. Drama series will be scripted by Jiro and directed by Kazuaki Hashimoto.
“Sotsugyo Bakamentari” first airs January, 2018 in Japan.
Ju Ji-Hoon & Ryoo Seung-Ryong are cast for upcoming Netflix drama series “Kingdom” co-starring Bae Doo-Na. Filming for the drama series began at the end of last month. For Ju Ji-Hoon, he will play the Crown Prince of Joseon. He investigates a mysterious epidemic and uncovers a truth that threatens the country. Ryoo Seung-Ryong will play Jo Hak-Joo. His character actually wields more power than the King.
“Kingdom” will be available to stream on Netflix sometime next year.
Lee Seung-Gi is cast for the lead male role in upcoming tvN drama series “Hwayuki” co-starring Cha Seung-Won and Oh Yeon-Seo. In the drama series, Lee Seung-Gi will play Son O-Gong. His character possesses a special power and he excels in the martial arts. He commits a major misdeed in Heaven which causes him to get kicked out and sent to Earth. While among the humans, Son O-Gong gets involved with King Wooma (Cha Seung-Won) and Jin Sun-Mi (Oh Yeon-Seo ). Son O-Gong and King Wooma then begin a journey to sweep out the demons disturbing this world. For Lee Seung-Gi, this will be his first acting role since being discharged from the military on October 31, 2017. The drama series is based on the classic Chinese novel“Journey to the West,” but set in the present day.
“Hwayuki” will first air December, 2017 in South Korea.
Trailer, main poster and still images added for movie “We Make Antiques” starring Kiichi Nakai and Kuranosuke Sasaki. Movie is directed by Masaharu Take and original screenplay is written by Shin Adachi & Masako Imai. Story for “We Make Antiques” follows two men who come across utensils used by legendary Sen no Rikyu.
“We Make Antiques” opens January 5, 2018 in Japan.
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Kang Ji-Hwan and Kim Ok-Vin have been offered lead roles in new OCN drama series “Children of The Lesser God” (working and literal title). Both performers are currently considering their offers positively. If they both accept, they would play detectives with quite different dispositions. The male detective is logical and smart. The female detective possesses a superhuman ability with her vision. The drama series will be directed by Kang Shin-Hyo.
“Children of The Lesser God” will air sometime during the first half of 2018 in South Korea.
Teaser trailer and still images for movie “Revenge Girl” starring Mirei Kiritani and Nobuyuki Suzuki. Meanwhile, here’s still images from the movie which taken on September 27, 2017. Story for “Revenge Girl” has Mirei Kiritani playing Miki Takaraishi. Her character is running for the prime minister position to get revenge on her boyfriend who dumped her. Movie is based on 2017 novel “Revenge Girl” by Erika Yoshida.
“Revenge Girl” opens December 23, 2017 in Japan.
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OCN has announced that the network will air sequel drama series “Voice 2” sometime next year in South Korea. Cast or staff members for the sequel drama series has not yet been decided. The original “Voice” drama series aired during the winter, 2017 time frame with Jang Hyuk andLee Ha-Na playing the lead characters.
Kento Yamazaki is cast in new NTV drama series “Todome no Kiss.” The drama series is based on an original screenplay by Yoshihiro Izumi. In the drama series Kento Yamazaki plays popular host Otaro Dojima. A mysterious woman then kisses him and he dies, but wakes up 7 days in the past. Casting for the female lead will be revealed on November 9th.
“Todome no Kiss” will first air January, 2018 in Japan.
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Main trailer for movie “The Crimes That Bind” (English tilte) starring Hiroshi Abe, Nanako Matsushima and Junpei Mizobata. Movie is based on novel “Inori no Maku ga Oriru Toki” by Keigo Higashino. Movie is a sequel to 2012 film “The Wings of the Kirin” and 2010 TBS drama series “Shinzanmono.”
“The Crimes That Bind” opens January 27, 2018 in Japan.