Mar 11 2018

Haruma Miura cast in movie “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”

Haruma Miura is cast in movie “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.” The film is based on the short story collection “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by Kotaro Isaka. Some of Kotaro Isaka’s novels that have been adapted into feature films include “Golden Slumber,” “Fish Story” and “Sweet Rain.” Movie will be directed by Rikiya Imaizumi.

Story for “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” follows various people as they experience connections and missed connections with others. For the movie, Haruma Miura will play central character Sato. A woman in a black suit answers a questionnaire handed out by Sato and Sato sees something on her hand that makes him wonder if she might be part of his fate.

Filming for “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” will begin April, 2018 and the movie will be released sometime this winter in Japan.

Mar 10 2018

Trailer for movie “Life in Overtime”

Trailer added for upcoming movie “Life in Overtime” starring Hiroshi Tachi, Hitomi Kuroki and Ryoko Hirosue. Movie is based on novel “Owatta Hito” by Makiko Uchidate. The film revolves around Sosuke Tashiro (Hiroshi Tachi) as he prepares for live after retirement. He is married to Chigusa Tashiro (Hitomi Kuroki), but he meets a younger woman (Ryoko Hirosue). The film is directed by Hideo Nakata, better known for his horror films like “Ring.”

“Life in Overtime” will be released June 9, 2018 in Japan.

Mar 9 2018

Teaser trailer #1 (redux) for tvN drama series “My Mister”

Teaser trailer #1 added for upcoming tvN drama series “My Mister” starring Lee Sun-Kyun and IU. tvN previously released 2 versions of teaser trailer #1, but then actor Oh Dal-Su dropped out of the drama series due to sexual harassment claims from his past. The new, redux teaser trailer #1 now features Park Ho-San playing Park Sang-Hoon (the older brother of main character played by Lee Sun-Kyun) instead of Oh Dal-Su.

“My Mister” first airs March 21, 2018.

Mar 9 2018

Lee Jong-Suk offered lead role in SBS drama special “Praise of Death”

Lee Jong-Suk has been offered the lead role in SBS drama special “Praise of Death” (literal title). Currently, Lee Jong-Suk is “positively considering” the offer. If he accepts the offer, he will play lead male character Kim Woo-Jin. The drama special will be directed by Park Soo-Jin. Park Soo-Jin previously worked with Lee Jong-Suk in 2017 SBS drama series “While You Were Sleeping.” Drama special “Praise of Death” is based on the true story of Kim Woo-Jin and Yun Sim-Deok. Yun Sim-Deok was Korea’s first soprano and recorded the first Korean pop song  “Praise of Death” in 1926.

“Praise of Death” will air sometime this year in South Korea and will consist of 2 episodes.

Mar 9 2018

Actor Jo Min-Gi takes his own life

Actor Jo Min-Gi has taken his own life. He was found dead by his wife around 4PM today, March 9, 2018, in the storage area of their apartment’s underground parking lot. Around February 20, 2018, Jo Min-Gi was accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault by students he taught at Cheongju University. Police informed the media on February 21, 2018 that they would investigate the claims and OCN announced that Jo Min-Gi has dropped out of their upcoming drama series “Children of A Lesser God.” Jo Min-Gi was also scheduled to go to the Chungbuk Provincial Police Agency on March 12, 2018 to answer questions regarding the sexual harassment and assault claims. Initially, Jo Min-Gi denied the sexual harassment and sexual assault claims, but he finally made an apology on February 27, 2018.

Mar 9 2018

Main trailer for movie “My Friend A”

Main trailer for movie “My Friend A” starring Toma Ikuta and Eita. Movie is based on novel “Yuuzai” by Gaku Yakumaru and directed by Takahisa Zeze. Story for “My Friend A” has failed journalist now factory worker Junichi Masuda (Toma Ikuta) befriending a co-worker (Eita) who he suspects of a being a convicted serial killer. He decides to write about him covertly.

“My Friend A” will be released May 25, 2018 in South Korea.

Mar 9 2018

Ryo Yoshizawa, Taichi Saotome and Miyavi cast in live-action film “Bleach”

First batch of supporting actors has been announced for upcoming live-action film “Bleach” starring Sota Fukushi and Hana Sugisaki. Now cast in supporting roles are Ryo Yoshizawa, Taichi Saotome and Miyavi.

For “Bleach,” Ryo Yoshizawa will play Uryu Ishida. He is classmates with Ichigo Kurosaki (Sota Fukushi) and a top student, but he is in fact a descendant of the Quincy tribe. The Quincy tribe are bitter rivals of Soul Reapers.

Taichi Saotome will play Renji Abarai. He is a Soul Reaper and a subordinate of Byakuya Kuchiki (Miyavi). Renji Abarai is also a childhood friend of Rukia Kuchiki (Hana Sugisaki).

Miyavi will play Byakuya Kuchiki. He is calm, cold-hearted and a strict Soul Reaper. His younger sister is Rukia Kuchiki. In order to bring Rukia Kuchiki back, he appears in front of Ichigo Kurosaki.

“Bleach” will be released July 20, 2018 in Japan.

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Mar 9 2018

Teaser trailer #2 for SBS drama series “Switch: Change the World”

Teaser trailer #2 added for SBS drama series “Switch: Change the World” starring Jang Keun-Suk and Han Ye-Ri.

Meanwhile, still images below is the first of Han Ye-Ri in the drama series. The still images are from Han Ye-Ri’s first day of filming which took place February 24, 2018 at Asan in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. As you can see in the photos, Han Ye-Ri got her haircut to play her character Oh Ha-Ra. In Oh Ha-Ra’s past, she was falsely accused of stealing and faced expulsion from school, but, with the help of senior Baek Joon-Soo (Jang Keun-Suk), she was able to clear her name. Baek Joon-Soo told her that he wanted to become a prosecutor and she decided to follow in his path and become a prosecutor.

“Switch: Change the World” first airs March 28, 2018 in South Korea.

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