Jan 21 2021

Lee Young-Ae offered lead role in drama “Amazing Koo Kyung-Yi”

Actress Lee Young-Ae has been offered the lead female role in drama series “Amazing Koo Kyung-Yi” (literal title). Currently, Lee Young-Ae is “positively” considering her offer. If Lee Young-Ae accepts she will play Koo Kyung-Yi. She is a former police officer and now works as insurance investigator and private detective.

“Amazing Koo Kyung-Yi” will sometime later this year in South Korea, but broadcasting network has yet to be decided.

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Jan 21 2021

Trailer & poster for movie “You’re Not Normal, Either”

Trailer and poster added for movie “You’re Not Normal, Either” starring Ryo Narita & Kaya Kiyohara. Kotaro Koizumi and Rika Izumi have also been announced to play major supporting characters in the film. The movie’s theme song has also been announced as “Kimi to Boku no Uta” by The Charm Park. The theme song appears in the main trailer.

“You’re Not Normal, Either” will be released March 19, 2021 in Japan.

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Jan 20 2021

Yutaka Takenouchi and Yuriko Ishida cast in WOWOW drama “The Hovering Blade”

Yutaka Takenouchi and Yuriko Ishida are cast in WOWOW drama series “The Hovering Blade.” The drama series is based on novel “Samayou Yaiba” by Keigo Higashino. That novel was previously adapted into 2009 film “The Hovering Blade” and 2014 South Korean remake film “Broken.” Yutaka Takenouchi will play main character Shigeki Nagamine. His daughter is murdered and he kills her murderer. Yuriko Ishida will play supporting character Wakako Kijima.

“The Hovering Blade” consists of 6 episodes and will first air May, 2021 in Japan.

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Jan 20 2021

Keita Machida cast in MBS drama “Three Star Bar in Nishi Ogikubo”

Keita Machida is cast for the lead role in live-action MBS drama series “Three Star Bar in Nishi Ogikubo.” The drama series is based on manga series “Nishiogikubo Mitsuboshi Youshudou” by Sai Asai. For the drama series, Keita Machida will play Ryoichiro Amamiya. He works as a bartender at the “Three Star Bar” which is located in Nishi Ogikubo, Tokyo. In addition, the opening theme song for the drama series has been announced as “Entertainer” by rock band I Don’t Like Mondays.

“Three Star Bar in Nishi Ogikubo” will first air February 11, 2021 in Japan.

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Jan 20 2021

Character teaser trailers for OCN drama “Times”

Two character teaser trailers added for OCN drama series “Times” starring Lee Seo-Jin & Lee Joo-Young. The character trailers are of Lee Seo-Jin as Lee Jin-Woo in the year 2015 and Lee Joo-Young as Seo Jung-In in the year 2020. The character teaser trailer for Lee Seo-Jin begins with Lee Joo-Young stating “Here is the year 2020” and Lee Seo-Jin responds with “You are telling me to believe that I am connected to the future?” The character teaser trailer for Lee JooYoung begins with Lee Joo-Young stating “I am not the President’s daughter Seo Jung-In. I am BBS reporter Seo Jung-In.”

“Times” first airs February 20, 2021 in South Korea.

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Jan 19 2021

Jun Matsumoto cast in NHK drama series “Dou Suru Ieyasu.”

Jun Matsumoto is cast for the lead role in NHK drama series “Dou Suru Ieyasu.” The drama series is NHK’s 62nd annual taiga series and will air in 2023. Filming for “Dou Suru Ieyasu” is expected to begin summer, 2022. The drama series will depict the life of Ieyasu Tokugawa (1543-1616) and Jun Matsumoto will play the real life historical figure. Jun Matsumoto stated that he accepted the role after boy band Arashi decided to suspend its activities after January 1, 2021. He looked for a new challenge and found it in this drama series.

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