May 11 2017

More castings for movie “Before We Vanish”

7 supporting actors have been announced for upcoming movie “Before We Vanish” starring Masami Nagasawa & Ryuhei Matsuda. The newly announced cast members are Atsuko Maeda, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Masahiro Higashide, Kyoko Koizumi, Kazuya Kojima, Ken Mitsuishi & Takashi Sasano. Movie is directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa and will have its world premiere in the “Un Certain Regard” section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (May 17-28, 2017). Of note from the supporting characters, Atsuko Maeda will play the younger sister of Narumi Kase  (Masami Nagasawa) and Kyoko Koizumi will play a doctor who is key character in the film.

“Before We Vanish” opens September 9, 2017 in Japan.

May 9 2017

Trailer for movie “Umibe no Sei to Shi”

Trailer for movie “Umibe no Sei to Shi” starring Hikari Mitsushima & Kento Nagayama. Movie is based on the essay  “Umibe no Sei to Shi” and novel “Shima no Hate” by husband and wife Toshio Shimao and Miho Shimao. Story for the film is set at the end of World War II and revolves around an elementary school teacher (Hikari Mitsushima) on an island and a navy lieutenant (Kento Nagayama).

“Umibe no Sei to Shi” will be released July 29, 2017 in Japan.

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May 9 2017

Haruka Ayase and Kentaro Sakaguchi cast in movie “Tonight, At Romance Theater”

Haruka Ayase and Kentaro Sakaguchi are cast in movie “Tonight, At Romance Theater” (literal title). Movie is scripted by Keisuke Uyama and directed by Hideki Takeuchi. In the upcoming film, Kentaro Sakaguchi will play young movie director Kenji. He falls in love with Princess Miyuki played by Haruka Ayase. Princess Miyuki is character from a black and white movie.

Filming for “Tonight, At Romance Theater” takes place from April, 2017 through June, 2017.

May 8 2017

2 promotional image cuts for KBS2 drama series “The Best Hit”

Here’s two promotional image cuts for upcoming KBS2 drama series “The Best Hit.” The images cuts are from a poster shooting for the drama series which took place May 1, 2017 with photographer Jo Sun-Hee. The two image cuts posted here were not selected for a main poster. The top images is of Yoon Si-Yoon, Kim Min-Jae, Lee Se-Young, Dong Hyun-Bae, Cha Eun-Woo (‘Astro’) and Bona (‘WJSN’). The image cut below is of Yoon Si-Yoon, Cha Tae-Hyun, Yoon Son-Ha and Hong Kyung-Min.

“The Best Hit” will first air June, 2017 in South Korea. Read more »

May 8 2017

Teaser trailer #2 for SBS drama series “My Sassy Girl”

Teaser trailer #2 added for upcoming SBS drama series “My Sassy Girl” starring Joo Won & Oh Yeon-Seo. The drama series will be Joo Won’s last acting performance before he joins the South Korean military on May 16, 2017 and will serve for approximately 21 months.

Meanwhile the 4 character cuts above are of the 4 main characters played by Joo Won, Oh Yeon-Seo, Lee Jung-Shin (‘CNBLUE’) and Kim Yoon-Hye. “My Sassy Girl” will first air May 29, 2017 in South Korea.

May 6 2017

Sho Hirano and Yuna Taira cast in live-action film “Honey”

Sho Hirano (‘Kansai Johnnys’ Jr’) and Yuna Taira are cast in live-action film “Honey.” The movie is based on manga series “Honey” by Amu Meguro and will be directed by Koji Shintoku. In movie “Honey,” Yuna Taira will play high school student Nao Kogure. She is asked out by Taiga Onise (Sho Hirano) and she is too scared to turn him down. It turns out, he has sensitive qualities even though he seems like a bad boy. For the film, Sho Hirano had his hair dyed red and Yuna Taira had her hair cut.

“Honey” will be released during spring, 2018 in Japan.