Tori Matsuzaka and Mizuki Yamamoto are cast in live-action Fuji TV drama series “Perfect World.” The drama series is based on manga series manga series “Perfect World” by Rie Aruga. Last year, a movie version of “Perfect World” was released starring Takanori Iwata and Hana Sugisaki. In the drama series version, Tori Matsuzaka will play architect Itsuki Ayukawa. An accident in his university days left him paralyzed below the waist and now permanently wheelchair bound. He meets his former high classmate Tsugumi Kawana (Mizuki Yamamoto).
“Perfect World” first airs April, 2019 in Japan.
Han Ji-Min & Jung Hae-In are cast in new MBC drama series “Spring Night” (literal title). Actress Son Ye-Jin was first offered the lead female role, but she declined. If she would have accepted, Son Ye-Jin and Jung Hae-In would have been leads again after starring together in 2018 JTBC drama series “Something in the Rain.” Instead, Han Ji-Min will play lead female character Lee Jung-In. She works as a librarian and is thinking about marrying her longtime boyfriend.
“Spring Night” will first air May, 2019 in South Korea (takes over MBC’s Wednesday and Thursday 10PM time slot after after “The Banker.”).
Teaser trailer #3 & teaser poster added for WOWOW drama series “Dying Eye” starring Haruma Miura and Maryjun Takahashi. The drama series is based on 2007 novel “Dying Eye” by popular mystery writer Keigo Higashino. In addition, just announced supporting performers in the drama series are Marika Matsumoto, Hayato Kakizawa, Hayato Onozuka, Yasushi Fuchikami, Yuichi Kimura, Keiko Horiuchi and Katsuhisa Namase.
“Dying Eye” first airs March 16, 2019 in Japan.
Kenichi Matsuyama and Akira Terao are cast for major supporting character roles in TV Asahi drama series “The Great White Tower” starring Junichi Okada. The drama series is based on novel “Shiroi Kyoto” by Toyoko Yamasaki (“The Unbroken“). The novel has been adapted into film and TV drama series previously. For the drama series, Kenichi Matsuyama will play Shuji Satomi and Akira Terao will play Teizo Azuma. Shuji Satomi is a surgeon who is concerned about saving lives, while main character Goro Zaizen (Junichi Okada) also seeks fame as a surgeon.
“The Great White Tower” will consist of 5 episodes and air on consecutive days sometime later this year in Japan.
Park Min-Young & Kim Jae-Wook are cast for lead roles in upcoming tvN drama series “Her Private Life” (English title). For the drama series, Park Min-Young will play art gallery curator Sung Deok-Mi. She is a huge fan of an idol group member and secretly runs his fan website. Kim Jae-Wook will play Ryan. He becomes the director of the art gallery where Sung Deok-Mi works and takes an interest in her. The drama series is based on 2007 novel “Noona Paen Datkom” by Kim Sung-Yeon.
“Her Private Life” will first air April 3, 2019 in South Korea (takes over tvN’s Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 PM time slot after “Touch Your Heart“).
Teaser trailer #6 added for upcoming MBC drama series “Item” starring Ju Ji-Hoon, Jin Se-Yun and Kim Kang-Woo. As you can see from teaser trailer #6, the drama series features supernatural-fantasy elements bound within a tense thriller script. Meanwhile, above is a second main poster for the drama series and below are a second set of character posters for the drama series.
“Item” will first air February 11, 2019 in South Korea.
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Teaser trailer #5 added for JTBC drama series “The Light in Your Eyes” (English title) starring Han Ji-Min, Kim Hye-Ja, Nam Joo-Hyuk and Son Ho-Jun. Teaser trailer #5 features Son Ho-Jun as Kim Young-Soo and supporting actress Kim Ga-Eun as Lee Hyun-Joo. With JTBC’s favorite song “Stand by Your Man” playing in the background, the teaser trailer starts off with Son Ho-Jun narrating “Do you remember? It was the first time it snowed that year. You confessed under the pedestrian overpass that you liked me.”
Meanwhile, below are characters posters of the four lead actors: Kim Hye-Ja as Kim Hye-Ja, Han Ji-Min as Kim Hye-Ja, Nam Joo-Hyuk as Lee Joon-Ha and Son Ho-Jun as Kim Young-Soo. “The Light in Your Eyes” first airs February 11, 2019 in South Korea.
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Tomoyo Harada & Kei Tanaka are cast in NTV drama series “It’s Your Turn” (literal title). The drama features an original screenplay by Mitsunori Fukuhara (“Shimokitazawa Die Hard“) and directed by Noriyoshi Sakuma (“Miss Devil“). Story for “It’s Your Turn” is setup as a murder mystery that is set an apartment complex. Tomoyo Harada & Kei Tanaka will play newlyweds who just move in to the apartment complex.
“It’s Your Turn” first airs April, 2019 in Japan.
Im Si-Wan (ZE:A) is cast in new OCN drama series “Strangers From Hell” (literal title). Im Si-Wan will play main character role of Yoon Jong-Woo in the drama series. Im Si-Wan is currently serving in the South Korean military, but he is scheduled to be discharged on March 27, 2019. Drama series “Strangers From Hell” is based on webcomic “Taineun Jiokida” by Kim Yong-Ki.
“Strangers From Hell” will first air sometime during the second half of this year in South Korea.
Teaser trailer #3 added for upcoming SBS drama series “The Fiery Priest” (English title) starring Kim Nam-Gil, Kim Sung-Kyun and Lee Ha-Nee. While “The Fiery Priest” follows other recent dramas that features priests like OCN drama series’ “The Guest” and “Priest,” “The Fiery Priest” does not contain horror-supernatural elements like those drama series. Colorful supporting characters played by Jung In-Gi, Lee Moon-Sik, Kim Won-Hae and Ahn Chang-Hwan appear for the first time in teaser trailer #3.
“The Fiery Priest” first airs February 15, 2019 in South Korea.