Mar 10 2020

Drama series “Convenience Store Saet-Byeol” to air on SBS from June

Drama series “Convenience Store Saet-Byeol” (literal title) is now set to air on SBS from June, 2020. The drama series will slot into SBS’ Friday and Saturday 10 PM time slot after “The King: Eternal Monarch.” Story for the drama series will have Ji Chang-Wook playing a convenience store owner and Kim You-Jung will play an employee at his store. The screenplay is based on webcomic “Pyeonuijeom Saetbyeoli” by Hwalhwasan. “Convenience Store Saet-Byeol” was initially reported to air on cable channel Lifetime Korea.

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Mar 10 2020

Hiroshi Abe cast in TBS drama series “Dragon Zakura 2”

Hiroshi Abe is cast in TBS live-action drama series “Dragon Zakura 2.” The drama series is a sequel to 2005 TBS drama series “Dragon Zakura” and is based on manga series “Dragon Zakura 2” by Norifusa Mita. Hiroshi Abe will reprise his character of high school teacher Kenji Sakuragi in the sequel drama series.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: 10 years after Kenji Sakuragi (Hiroshi Abe) left Ryuzan High School, the school is in a downturn. Ryuzan High School once produced many students that were admitted into the University of Tokyo, but not so anymore. To get the school out of its downturn, Kenji Sakuragi is sent an offer to return to Ryuzan High School.

“Dragon Zakura 2” will first air sometime this summer in Japan.

Mar 9 2020

Trailer #3 for tvN drama series “Hospital Playlist”

New trailer #3 added for tvN drama series “Hospital Playlist” starring Cho Jung-Seok, Kim Dae-Myung, Jung Kyoung-Ho, Yoo Yeon-Seok and Jeon Mi-Do. Caption in the trailer at the 3 second mark states in Korean “Small consolation offer to you, who held out well until now.” Below are photos from the filming set of the drama series.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: “Wise Doctor Life” depicts the stories of doctors, nurses and patients at a hospital. 5 doctors all entered the same medical university in 1999. They are now friends and work together in the same hospital.

“Hospital Playlist” first airs March 12, 2020 in South Korea.

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Mar 9 2020

First script reading for MBC drama series “Old School Intern”

First script reading for upcoming MBC drama series “Old School Intern” (literal title), starring Park Hae-Jin & Kim Eung-Soo, took place February 8, 2020 in South Korea. Attending the first script reading were main cast members Park Hae-Jin, Kim Eung-Soo, Han Ji-Eun, Park Ah-In , Ko Gun-Han, Hong Seung-Bum, Noh Jong-Hyun, Ko In-Beom, Son Jong-Hak, Jung Kyung-Soon, and Kim Ki-Cheon. Director Nam Sung-Woo also attended. His past work includes “100 Days My Prince” and “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo.” The first script reading had Park Hae-Jin portraying Ka Yeol-Chan, who goes through hard times because of his boss Lee Main-Sik (Kim Eung-Soo) and also becomes chief of sales and marketing of a company.

“Old School Intern” first airs May, 2020 in South Korea (takes over MBC’s Wednesday and Thursday 9PM time slot after “Find Me in Your Memory.”).

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Mar 8 2020

Juri Ueno cast in Fuji TV drama series “Asagao: Forensic Doctor”

Juri Ueno, Saburo Tokito, Shunsuke Kazama, and Yuzuna Kato are all cast in Fuji TV live-action drama series “Asagao: Forensic Doctor 2.” All four of the performers will reprise their characters from 2019 Fuji TV drama series “Asagao: Forensic Doctor.” The drama series is based on  manga series “Kansatsui Asagao” by Masahito Kagawa.

Meanwhile, above is promotional image of the cast from the first day of filming for the sequel drama series, which took place in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. The scene has Asagao (Juri Ueno), Taira (Saburo Tokito), Shinya (Shunsuke Kazama) and Tsugumi (Yuzuna Kato) are on family trip. 

“Asagao: Forensic Doctor 2” will first air summer, 2020 in Japan.

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Mar 6 2020

Main trailer for live-action film “Grand Blue”

Main trailer added for live-action film “Grand Blue” starring Ryo Ryusei, Yuki Yoda, and Atsuhiro Inukai. The movie is based on manga series “Grand Blue” written by Kenji Inoue and directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa. In addition, more supporting cast members have been announced for the film. They are Aya Asahina, Yuka Ogura, Ren Ishikawa and Masahiro Takashima. The theme song for the movie has been revealed as well, which is “Zekkyou Serenade” by rock group Sumika. The song “Zekkyou Serenade” appears in the main trailer.

“Grand Blue” will be released May 29, 2020 in Japan.

Mar 6 2020

Poster & trailer for live-action film “Kiss Him, Not Me”

Poster and trailer added for live-action film “Kiss Him, Not Me” starring Hokuto Yoshino, Nonoka Yamaguchi, and Fuju Kamio. Movie is based on manga series “Watashi ga Motete Dosunda” by Junko. The theme song for the movie has been also been revealed, which is “Watashi ga Motete Dosunda” by girl group Girls². The theme song “Watashi ga Motete Dosunda” appears in the trailer.

“Kiss Him, Not Me” will be released July 10, 2020 in Japan.

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Mar 6 2020

Two main posters and teaser trailer #2 for MBC drama series “Find Me in Your Memory”

Two main posters and teaser trailer #2 added for MBC drama series “Find Me in Your Memory” starring Kim Dong-Wook and Mun Ka-Young.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: “Find Me in Your Memory” depicts a love story between Lee Jung-Hoon (Kim Dong-Wook) and Yeo Ha-Jin (Mun Ka-Young).

Lee Jung-Hoon works as an anchorman at a broadcasting station. He has hyperthymesia, a condition that allows him to remember nearly every moment in his life. Meanwhile, Yeo Ha-Jin is a top actress. She has forgotten her past. Due to this, she lives as she pleases.

“Find Me in Your Memory” first airs March 18, 2020 in South Korea (takes over MBC’s Wednesday & Thursday 9PM time slot after “The Game: Towards Zero“).

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Mar 6 2020

Ryo Yoshizawa and Hana Sugisaki cast in movie “Blue, Painful, and Brittle”

Ryo Yoshizawa and Hana Sugisaki are cast in movie “Blue, Painful, and Brittle” (literal title). The film is based on 2018 novel  “Aokute Itakute Moroi” by Yoru Sumino (“Let Me Eat Your Pancreas“). Shunsuke Kariyama (“Humanoid Monster, Bem“) directs the film and the screenplay adaptation is be written by Noriaki Sugihara (“Sadako“). For the film, Ryo Yoshizawa will play university student Kaede Tabata and Hana Sugisaki will play fellow university student Hisano Akiyoshi.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Kaede Tabata (Ryo Yoshizawa) is a university student with poor social skills. He meets Hisano Akiyoshi (Hana Sugisaki), who attends the same university. She seems to lack common sense and is also an idealist. She talks about ending wars and having no more bullies. Kaede Tabata & Hisano Akiyoshi have different personalities, but they are both outsiders. For their goal to change the world, they decide to make a secret club Moai. One day, Hisano Akiyoshi suddenly disappears. Their secret club Moai also changes. Moai becomes a club for job finders and the club gets larger. Kaede Tabata decides to leave the club, but he then decides to take back Moai for its original mission, dreamt up by himself and Hisano Akiyoshi.

“Blue, Painful, and Brittle” will be released August 28, 2020 in Japan.