Nov 24 2020

Yuya Yagira & Yo Oizumi cast in Netflix movie “Asakusa Kid”

 Yuya Yagira and Yo Oizumi are cast in Netflix movie “Asakusa Kid.” The film is based on 1988 autobiographical novel “Asakusa Kid” by Takeshi Kitano, as well as his 1986 song “Asakusa Kid.” The movie will be directed by actor Hitori Gekidan. For the film, which is set in 1965, Yuya Yagira will play Takeshi Kitano. He begins to apprentice under entertainer Senzaburo Fukami played by Yo Oizumi.

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Nov 24 2020

“City Couple’s Way of Love: My Lovely Camera Thief” to stream on Netflix

Web drama series “City Couple’s Way of Love: My Lovely Camera Thief,” starring Ji Chang-Wook & Kim Ji-Won, will stream on Netflix in addition to Kakao TV. Each episode will be available to stream on the Netflix platform about 2 hours after it is made available on Kakao TV, with episode 1 premiering on December 8, 2020. Meanwhile, above is the main poster for the drama series and below are still images of Ji Chang-Wook and Kim Ji-Won in the drama series.

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Nov 23 2020

Teaser trailer for KBS2 drama “Secret Royal Inspector”

First teaser trailer added for KBS2 drama series “Secret Royal Inspector” (literal title) starring Kim Myung-Soo, Kwon Na-Ra, and Lee Yi-Kyung. Captions in teaser trailer #1 states (0:02) “Age of turmoil, Joseon,” (0:08) “The turbulent age is over now.” Kim Myung-Soo’s voice then appears around the 16 second mark as he declares in Korean “Here comes Secret Royal Inspector.” Below is also the first teaser poster for the drama series.

“Secret Royal Inspector” first airs December 21, 2020 in South Korea.

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Nov 23 2020

Mone Kamishiraishi & Nanao cast in TBS drama “Oh! My Boss!”

Mone Kamishiraishi & Nanao are cast in TBS drama series “Oh! My Boss! Love Is A Bonus Book” (literal title of “Oh! My Boss! Koi wa Bessatsu de”). Also cast in supporting roles are Yuta Tamamori (Kis-My-Ft2) and Shotaro Mamiya. The drama series will have Mone Kamishiraishi playing Nami Suzuki. From her small town background, she begins to work for a fashion magazine in Tokyo. Nanao will play Reiko Horai. She works as an editor at the fashion magazine and Nami Suzuki’s boss.

“Oh! My Boss! Love Is A Bonus Book” first airs January, 2021 in Japan.

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Nov 23 2020

Kim Hye-Soo cast in Netflix drama “Juvenile Judgement”

Kim Hye-Soo is cast in Netflix drama series “Juvenile Judgement” (literal title). The drama series will be directed by Hong Jong-Chan (“Her Private Life“). Kim Hye-Soo’s previous drama series “Hyena” had her play a sharp personal attorney and for “Juvenile Judgement” she will make the jump to the other side of the courtroom and play a judge. More specifically, Kim Hye-Soo will play Sim Eun-Seok who is judge at a local juvenile court.

Release date for “Juvenile Judgement” has not yet been revealed, but it will be available to stream worldwide through Netflix.

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Nov 20 2020

Satomi Ishihara cast in TV Tokyo drama SP “Greatest Gift of Life”

Satomi Ishihara is cast in TV Tokyo drama special “Greatest Gift of Life” (literal title of “Jinsei Saiko no Okurimono”). The drama special is scripted by Yoshikazu Okada and directed by Kan Ishibashi. “Greatest Gift of Life” will have Satomi Ishihara play Yuriko Tabuchi. She decides to visit her father out of the blue and doesn’t state why or how long she will stay with her father. She does have a secret.

“Greatest Gift of Life” will air January 4, 2021 in Japan.

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Nov 20 2020

Fuka Koshiba cast in TV Asahi drama “Mokomi: She’s A Little Weird”

Fuka Koshiba is cast in TV Asahi drama series “Mokomi: She’s A Little Weird” (literal title). The drama series is scripted by Atsuko Hashibe (“Freeter, Ie wo Kau“) and directed by the trio of Hajime TakezonoJota Tsunehiro, Toshiaki Kamada. The drama series will have Fuka Koshiba playing main character Mokomi Shimizu. She is considered a weird person, because she talks to inanimate objects and can feel their emotions.

“Mokomi: She’s A Little Weird” first airs January, 2021 in Japan (takes over TV Asahi’s Saturday 11PM time slot after “Equation To Erase The Teacher“).

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Nov 20 2020

Lee Je-Hoon & Esom cast in SBS drama “Deluxe Taxi”

Lee Je-Hoon and Esom are cast in SBS drama series “Deluxe Taxi.” Kim Eui-Sung & Lee Na-Eun are also cast for major supporting character roles. In “Deluxe Taxi,” Lee Je-Hoon will play Kim Do-Ki. He works as a taxi driver for Rainbow Taxi Company and he was once a member of a military special forces team. Esom will play Kang Ha-Na. She is an enthusiastic and highly determined prosecutor. Kim Eui-Sung will play Jang Sung-Cheol. He is the CEO of Rainbow Taxi Company. Lastly, Lee Na-Eun will play Go Eun. She is a hacker and employee of Rainbow Taxi Company. The drama series is based on webcomic “Mobeomtaxi” written by Carlos.

“Deluxe Taxi” first airs sometime next year in South Korea.

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