Mar 5 2020

Arata Furuta & Tori Matsuzaka cast in movie “Blank”

Arata Furuta & Tori Matsuzaka are cast in movie “Blank” (literal title of “Kuhaku”). The film is directed and scripted by Keisuke Yoshida (“Come On Irene“). Filming will begin in late March, 2020 and finish a few weeks later by mid-April, 2020. Filming will take place in Gamagori, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The film will have Tori Matsuzaka playing supermarket operator Naoto Aoyagi and Arata Furuta plays Mitsuru Soeda. His daughter was caught stealing at the supermarket and gets hit by a car, while trying to flee from the store.

“Blank” will be released sometime during 2021 in Japan.

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Mar 5 2020

Takuya Kimura cast in TV Asahi drama series “BG: Personal Bodyguard Season 2”

Takuya Kimura is cast in TV Asahi drama series “BG: Personal Bodyguard Season 2.” Also returning for season 2 are Takumi Saito, Nanao and Shotaro Mamiya. Cast to play new supporting characters are Mikako Ichikawa, Masanobu Katsumura, and Toru Nakamura.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: The private security company, where Akira Shimazaki (Takuya Kimura) worked, is sold to a large company. The large company’s policy is only focused on making a profit, so Akira Shimazaki isn’t happy about with his new employer. To stay true to his belief of protecting the weak, he quits his job at the private security company. Akira Shimazaki begins to work for himself as a private bodyguard. Masaya Takanashi (Takumi Saito) has a strong sense of duty as a bodyguard. He wonders why his Akira Shimazaki quit his job at their security company. To find out, Masaya Takanashi visits Akira Shimazaki.

“BG: Personal Bodyguard Season 2” first airs April 16, 2020 in Japan (takes over TV Asahi’s Thursday 9PM time slot after “Police and Prosecutor.”).

Mar 4 2020

Official English title set for tvN drama series “My Unfamiliar Family”

Official English title has been set for tvN drama series “My Unfamiliar Family” starring Han Ye-Ri, Shin Dong-Wook, and Kim Ji-Suk. The literal title of the drama series “(I Don’t Know Much, But) We Are Family.”

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: As people get older, they have less time to spend with their families and separately live their own lives. They become to meet someone who they share their time, feelings, and even their secrets. Under this circumstance, the family becomes like strangers and people in relationships become like family.

Kim Eun-Hee (Han Ye-Ri) is the second daughter in a family. She is tender and thoughtful. She easily trusts people. Kim Eun-Hee works at publishing company.

“My Unfamiliar Family” first airs sometime during the first half of this year in South Korea.

Mar 4 2020

First script reading for KBS2 drama series “Friend Contract”

First script reading for KBS2 drama series “Friend Contract,” starring Lee Sin-Young, Shin Seung-Ho, and Kim So-Hye, took place January, 2020 at KBS Annex Broadcasting Station in Yeouido, South Korea. Attendees at the first script reading included Lee Sin-Young, Shin Seung-Ho, Kim So-Hye, Oh Hee-Joon, Min Do-Hee, Cho Yi-Hyun, Kim Won-Hae, Baek Ji-Won, Jang Hye-Jin, and Kim In-Kwon. Prior to the start of the first script reading, Director Yoo Young-Eun handed flowers to the cast and staff, while thanking them for joining the production. He also stated that he would do his best to make a good drama series.

“Friend Contract” will consist of 4 episodes and airs from April 6, 2020 in South Korea. The drama series is KBS2’s first Monday and Tuesday 10PM drama series since “The Tale of Nokdu,” which aired late last year.

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Mar 4 2020

English title set for tvN drama series “The Moment”

According to tvN, the official English title is now set as “The Moment” for its upcoming drama series starring Park Bo-Gum, Park So-Dam, and Byeon Woo-Seok. The drama series previously went under its literal title of “Youth Record.”

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Youth Record follows the lives of young people in the world of modeling.

Sa Hye-Joon is smart and handsome. He is a nice guy and a popular model, but what he really wants is to become an actor. He has auditioned for many acting roles, but hasn’t found success yet. Unfortunately, Sa Hye-Joon doesn’t have much presence as an actor. Meanwhile, An Jung-Ha works as a make-up artist.

“The Moment” is tentatively set to air from May, 2020 in South Korea.

Mar 4 2020

Ep.1 trailer for tvN drama series “Memorist”

Ep.1 trailer added for tvN drama series “Memorist” starring Yoo Seung-Ho and Lee Se-Young. Around the 23 second mark of the trailer, Yoo Seung-Ho asks “20 years ago, did you kill a woman?” Meanwhile, above are still images of Yoo Seung-Ho as Dong Baek in the drama series. Below are still images of Lee Se-Young as Han Sun-Mi.

“Memorist” first airs March 11, 2020 in South Korea.

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Mar 4 2020

Teaser trailer #2 for tvN drama series “A Piece of Your Mind”

Teaser trailer #2 added for tvN drama series “A Piece of Your Mind” starring Jung Hae-In and Chae Soo-Bin. Around the 7 second mark of the trailer trailer #2, Chae Soo-Bin narrates with “I really like looking at him. I like the way people put their heart and soul into other people. My mind, I hope he does not know that.” Below are promotional photos of Chae Soo-Bin on the filming set of “A Piece of Your Mind.”

“A Piece of Your Mind” will first air March 23, 2020 in South Korea.

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