Sep 25 2018

Miona Hori cast in live-action film “Hot Gimmick”

Miona Hori  from idol group ‘Nogizaka46’ is cast for the lead role in live-action film “Hot Gimmick.” Also cast in major supporting character roles are Hiroya Shimizu, Mizuki Itagaki and Shotaro Mamiya. The film is based on manga “Hot Gimmick” by Miki Aihara and will be directed by Yuki Yamato. In the film, Miona Hori will play Hatsumi Narita. She lives in apartment complex where her childhood friend Azusa Odagiri (Mizuki Itagaki) returns. Hiroya Shimizu will play Ryoki Tachibana and Shotaro Mamiya will play Shinogu Narita.

Filming for “Hot Gimmick” will begin mid-October, 2018 and the movie will be released sometime next year in Japan.

 

Sep 25 2018

Teaser trailer #2 for OCN drama series “Quiz from God: Reboot”

Teaser trailer #2 added for OCN drama series “Quiz from God: Reboot” starring Ryu Deok-Hwan and Yoon Joo-Hee. The teaser trailer has Han Jin-Woo (Ryu Deok-Hwan) returning to the Medical Examiner Office at Korea National University. He states in Korean “I had a hard time, but the waiting is now over,” but the security guard in the lobby doesn’t recognize him or allows him to enter.

“Quiz from God: Reboot” first airs November 7, 2018 in South Korea.

Sep 24 2018

Main trailer for KBS2 drama special “After The Rain”

Main trailer for KBS2 drama special “After The Rain” starring Shin GooKim Kang-Woo and Lee Seol. The drama special is a one-off special made for the Chuseok Holiday (Korean Thanksgiving Day) and will air on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Currently airing KBS2 drama special “The Ghost Detective” will not air on that day and instead air on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Story for “After The Rain” follows a father (Shin Goo) and son (Kim Kang-Woo) who run a naengmyeon (cold noodle dish) restaurant. The son is sick of the restaurant.

Sep 24 2018

Tori Matsuzaka cast in movie “Inemuri Iwane”

Tori Matsuzaka is cast in new movie “Inemuri Iwane.” The film is based on novel series “Inemuri Iwane Edo Zoshi” by Yasuhide Saeki. 2007 NHK drama series “Crossing of Heat Haze” (“Kagero no Tsuji”) is also based on the same novel series. In the NHK drama series version, Koji Yamamoto played main character Iwane Sakazaki. For movie “Inemuri Iwane,” Tori Matsuzaka will play main character Iwane Sakazaki. He is ordered to kill a childhood friend of his due to his friend killing another person. Katsuhide Motoki (“Samurai Hustle“) will direct the movie version.

Filming for “Inemuri Iwane” took place from March to April, 2018 in Kitsuki, Oita Prefecture and around the suburbs of Kyoto. “Inemuri Iwane” will be released May 17, 2019 in Japan.

Sep 22 2018

Teaser trailer for tvN drama series “Memories of the Alhambra”

First teaser trailers added for tvN drama series “Memories of the Alhambra” starring Hyun-Bin and Park Shin-Hye. The three teaser trailers are all set in the country of Spain. The drama series follows Yoo Jin-Woo (Hyun-Bin), who is the CEO of an investment company, as he visits Granada, Spain. There he stays at an old hostel run by Jung Hee-Joo (Park Shin-Hye) and gets involved in a strange incident.

“Memories of the Alhambra” first airs December, 2018 in South Korea.

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Sep 22 2018

Teaser trailer #3 and character posters for JTBC drama series “The Third Charm”

Teaser trailer #3 added for upcoming JTBC drama series “The Third Charm” (literal title) starring Seo Kang-Joon and Esom. Meanwhile, here’s 4 character posters for the drama series. The character posters are of Seo Kang-Joon as On Joon-Young, Esom as Lee Young-Jae, Yang Dong-Geun as Lee Soo-Jae and Lee Yoon-Ji as Baek Joo-Ran.

“The Third Charm” first airs September 28, 2018 in South Korea.

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Sep 22 2018

Masataka Kubota, Shota Matsuda and Maika Yamamoto cast in live-action film “Tokyo Ghoul 2”

Masataka Kubota, Shota Matsuda and Maika Yamamoto are cast in live-action film “Tokyo Ghoul 2.” The film is a sequel to 2017 film “Tokyo Ghoul” and is also based on manga series “Tokyo Ghoul” by Sui Ishida.

For “Tokyo Ghoul 2,” Masataka Kubota will reprise his role of Ken Kaneki who is half-ghoul and half-human. He hides out at cafe Anteiku. Meanwhile, Maika Yamamoto will play the role of Toka Kirishima. She takes over that role vacated by Fumika Shimizu who played Toka Kirishima in the 2017 film. Lastly, Shota Matsuda will play new character Shu Tsukiyama. He is known as the “Gourmet” and is a very powerful ghoul. Shu Tsukiyama did not appear in the 2017 film version.

Filming for “Tokyo Ghoul 2” will begin October, 2018 and the movie will be released sometime next year in Japan. A teaser trailer for “Tokyo Ghoul 2” can be viewed at AsianWiki.