May 11 2021

Arata Iura & Machiko Ono cast in movie “This is Amiko”

Arata Iura and Machiko Ono are cast in movie “This is Amiko” (literal title). The movie is based on 2011 novel “Kochira Amiko” by Natsuko Imamura (“Under the Stars“) and directed by Tatsushi Omori. In the movie, Arata Iura and Machiko Ono will play a married couple. Their daughter is title character Amiko. A serious of misfortune hits the family.

Filming will begin July, 2021 in Hiroshima. Auditions to cast main child characters Amiko and Ri-Kun are currently ongoing. 

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May 11 2021

Character teaser for JTBC drama “Monthly House”

Character teaser trailer for JTBC drama series “Monthly House” starring Jung So-Min & Kim Ji-Suk. The character teaser trailer shows the different viewpoints of Na Young-Won (Jung So-Min) and Yoo Ja-Sung (Kim Ji-Suk) for a house. Both are asked “What is a house to you?” Na Young-Won answers “A safe heaven after a long and hard day.” Yoo Ja-Sung answers “A house is an investment. I want a house to buy, not to live.”

“Monthly House” first airs June 16, 2021 in South Korea.

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May 11 2021

Shori Sato cast in WOWOW drama “I Want To Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die

Shori Sato (‘Sexy Zone’) cast in WOWOW live-action drama series “I Want To Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die.” The drama series is based on manga series “Aono-kun ni Sawaritai kara Shinitai” by Umi Shiina. In the drama series, Shori Sato will play Ryuhei Aono. He is a high school student and begins to date Yuri Kariya, but he dies in a car accident. He comes back as a ghost.

“I Want To Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die” first airs spring, 2022 in Japan.

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May 11 2021

Hana Sugisaki cast in movie “99.9 Criminal Lawyer: The Movie”

Hana Sugisaki is cast in movie “99.9 Criminal Lawyer: The Movie” co-starring Jun Matsumoto and Teruyuki Kagawa. A new teaser poster for the movie has been also been released with Hana Sugisaki appearing with her co-stars. For the movie, Hana Sugisaki will play Honoka Kono. She is a rookie lawyer and meets Hiroto Miyama (Jun Matsumoto) at her first criminal case. Circumstances leads her to join the Madarame Law Firm, where Hiroto Miyama works.

“99.9 Criminal Lawyer: The Movie” will be released sometime this winter in Japan.

May 10 2021

Park Hae-Joon cast in JTBC drama “I Haven’t Done My Best Yet”

Park Hae-Joon is cast in JTBC drama series “I Haven’t Done My Best Yet” (literal title). The drama series is based on “Ore Wa Mada Honki Dashitenai Dake” by Shunju Aono, which was previously adapted into 2013 movie “I’ll Give It My All … Tomorrow” starring Shinichi Tsutsumi. The drama series will have Park Hae-Joon playing main character Nam Geum-Pil. As a 40 something year old father, he quits his job and decides to become a webcomic writer.

“I Haven’t Done My Best Yet” will air sometime later this year in South Korea.

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May 10 2021

Movie “Midnight” gets late June release date

Movie “Midnight,” starring Jin Ki-Joo & Wi Ha-Joon, is now scheduled for release late June, 2021 or early July, 2021 in South Korean theaters and via online video platform TVING. The film was originally scheduled for release in the first half of 2020, but the coronavirus outbreak caused its release to be delayed. Movie “Midnight” features a thriller script, with Wi Ha-Joon playing a serial killer.

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