Oct 25 2019

First teaser trailer for “Crash Landing on You”

First teaser trailer added for tvN drama series “Crash Landing on You” starring Son Ye-Jin & Hyun-Bin. The teaser trailer features scenic shots, which some took place in Switzerland and Mongolia. Filming for the Switzerland scenes in the drama series took place August, 2019 and filming in Monologia took place September, 2019. The drama series follows a rich South Korean heiress and a North Korean soldier.

Exact air dates for “Crash Landing on You” has yet to be revealed, the teaser trailer does say “Coming Soon.”

Oct 25 2019

Kavka Shishido cast in NHK drama series “Akira Hamura”

Kavka Shishido is cast in NHK drama series “Akira Hamura: The World’s Most Unfortunate Private Investigator” (literal title). The drama series is based on mystery novels in the “Hamura Akira Series” by Nanami Wakatake and will be directed by Mamoru Ohashi (“Mom, May I Quit Being Your Daughter?“). This is also the first starring role for Kavka Shishido in a drama series or movie. Kavka Shishido will play title character Akira Hamura in the NHK drama series. Her character loves mystery novels, but experiences bad luck while working as a private investigator.

“Akira Hamura: The World’s Most Unfortunate Private Investigator” first airs January 24, 2020 in Japan.

Oct 24 2019

Main trailer for movie “Black Money”

Main trailer added for movie “Black Money” starring Cho Jin-Woong and Lee Ha-Nee. The film is directed by Chung Ji-Young, which is his first film since 2012 movie “National Security.” Also appearing the film are Lee Kyoung-Young, Kang Shin-Il, Choi Duk-Moon, Jo Han-Chul and Heo Sung-Tae. Story for “Black Money” has Cho Jin-Woong playing Prosecutor Yang Min-Hyuk. He investigates the death of a suspect which leads him to uncover a large financial corruption case.

“Black Money” will be released November 13, 2019.

Oct 24 2019

Yuto Nakajima & Shotaro Mamiya cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Where Do I Come From?”

Yuto Nakajima (‘Hey! Say! JUMP’) & Shotaro Mamiya are cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Where Do I Come From?” The drama series is based on manga series “Boku wa Doko kara” by Masa Ichikawa. Yusuke Taki (“My Husband’s Wives“) will direct the drama series and the screenplay adaption will be written by Izumi Takahashi (“Swimming in the Dar“). In the drama series, Yuto Nakajima will play main character Kaoru Takeuchi. He has a special ability related to writing other people’s words and experiencing their thoughts. Shotaro Mamiya will play yakuza Tomomi Fujiwara. He went to the same school as Kaoru Takeuchi.

“Where Do I Come From?” first airs January, 2020 in Japan.

Oct 23 2019

First teaser poster for movie “Bring Me Home”

First teaser poster for movie “Bring Me Home” starring Lee Young-Ae. The film marks Lee Young-Ae’s return to the big screen after 2005 film “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.” “Bring Me Home” recently had its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. The film is mystery-thriller centered around a mother, played by Lee Young-Ae, who is trying to find her missing son. Her son disappeared 6 years ago. Caption on the teaser poster states in Korean “Everyone hides the truth.”

“Bring Me Home” is now set for release November 27, 2019 in South Korea.

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Oct 23 2019

Sooyoung cast in OCN drama series “Say What You Saw”

Sooyoung is cast for the lead female role in OCN drama series “Say What You Saw” (literal title). Actor Jang Hyuk has already received an offered to play the lead male role and he is still considering that offer. Actress Jin Seo-Yeon has also been offered a major supporting character role and she is still considering that offer. The drama series will have Sooyoung playing Detective Cha Soo-Young. She has a special ability that allows her to remember everything that she saw. The drama series will be directed by Lee Joon-Hyeong (“Quiz from God“).

“Say What You Saw” will first air sometime during the first half of 2020 in South Korea.

Oct 22 2019

Masatoshi Nagase, Masataka Kubota & Sakurako Konishi cast in live-action film “Fancy”

Masatoshi Nagase, Masataka Kubota and Sakurako Konishi are cast in live-action film “Fancy.” The film is based on manga short story “Fancy” by Naoki Yamamoto and directed by Masaoki Hirota. The story revolves around a mailman (Masatoshi Nagase), a poet (Masataka Kubota) and the poet’s fan (Sakurako Konishi) who become involved in a war between the yakuza. The first teaser trailer for the film has also been added on AsianWiki.

“Fancy” will be released February 7, 2020 in Japan.

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Oct 22 2019

First still images for JTBC drama series “Chocolate”

Here’s the first still images from JTBC drama series “Chocolate” starring Yoon Kye-Sang and Ha Ji-Wo. The still image above is of Yoon Kye-Sang as Lee Kang and Ha Ji-Won as Moon Cha-Young, walking near the sea. They knew each other when they were children and meet again. The still images below are of Lee Kang (Yoon Kye Sang) who works as a neurosurgeon and Moon Cha-Young (Ha Ji-Won) who works as a chef.

“Chocolate” first airs November 29, 2019 (takes over JTBC’s Friday & Saturday 11PM time slot after “My Country: The New Age“).

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Oct 21 2019

Trailer #2 for movie “Talking the Pictures”

Second trailer added for movie “Talking the Pictures” starring Ryo Narita, Yuina Kuroshima, Masatoshi Nagase and Kengo Kora. The film is written and directed by Masayuki Suo (“Shall We Dance?“). The period film revolves around a young man who hopes to become a narrator of silent films. “Talking the Pictures” will screen in the special section at the 2019 Tokyo International Film Festival and will have its general release December 13, 2019 in Japan.

Oct 21 2019

Jin Se-Yun & Kim Min-Kyu cast in TV Chosun drama series “Gantaek: The War Between Women”

Jin Se-Yun and Kim Min-Kyu are cast for the lead roles in TV Chosun drama series “Gantaek: The War Between Women” (literal title). Lee Si-Un, Do Sang-Woo and Lee Yeol-Eum are also cast for major supporting character roles. The drama series will depict a war between women attempting to become the king. Jin Se-Yun will play Kang Eun-Bo. She is one of those women trying to become the queen. Kim Min-Kyu will play King Lee Kyung. “Gantaek” in the Korean title of the drama series refers to the process of selecting a spouse for the king of crown prince.

“Gantaek: The War Between Women” first airs December 15, 2019 in South Korea (takes over TV Chosun’s Sunday 9:30 PM time slot after “Leverage“).