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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Jan 19 2021

Character teaser trailer for JTBC drama “Sisyphus: The Myth”

Character teaser trailer added for JTBC drama series “Sisyphus: The Myth” starring Cho Seung-Woo & Park Shin-Hye. The character teaser has narration that starts with Cho Seung-Woo stating “I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of this. The future is already with us. It’s just that we don’t recognize it,” followed by (0:28) Park Shin-Hye “Today is not the day I die,” (0:31) Cho Seung-Woo “I screwed up,” (0:35) Cho Seung-Woo “I’ll fix everything.” Above is the first still images of Park Shin-Hye in the drama series. She plays Kang Seo-Hae. Her character is a brave warrior and she takes a dangerous journey to save Han Tae-Sool (Cho Seung-Woo).

“Sisyphus: The Myth” first airs February 17, 2021 in South Korea (takes over JTBC’s Wed. & Thu. 9PM time slot after “Run On“).

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Jan 19 2021

Keiko Kitagawa cast in movie “The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window”

Keiko Kitagawa is cast for a special appearance in live-action film “The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window” starring Masaki Okada, Jun Shison, & Yurina Hirate. The film is based on manga series “Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru” by Tomoko Yamashita and directed by Yukihiro Morigaki. For the film, Keiko Kitagawa will play Attorney Keiko. She is placed under a curse by female high school student Erika Hiura (Yurina Hirate). 

“The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window” will be released January 22, 2021 in Japan.

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Jan 19 2021

Teaser trailer #2 for KBS2 drama series “Hello? It’s Me!”

New teaser trailers added for KBS2 drama series “Hello? It’s Me!” (literal title) starring Choi Gang-Hee, Kim Young-Kwang, & Lee Re. One version features Choi Gang-Hee as Ban Ha-Ni and the other features Lee Re as 17-year-old Ban Ha-Ni. The Lee Re teaser begins with her stating “17-year-old I, who was full of dreams and hope, met myself of 20 years later who became a squid.” The Choi Gang-Hee teaser begins with her stating “I of 20 years ago came to today’s me, who had no dreams, goals, or hope.” Below are two new teaser posters for the drama series.

“Hello? It’s Me!” first airs February 17, 2021 in South Korea (takes over KBS2’s Weds. & Thurs. 9:30 PM time slot after “Cheat On Me If You Can“).

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Jan 19 2021

Main trailer for movie “Space Sweepers”

Main trailer added for movie “Space Sweepers” starring Song Joong-Ki, Kim Tae-Ri, & Jin Seon-Kyu. The sci-fi film revolves around crew members of Spaceship Victory. They are Captain (Kim Tae-Ri), Pilot Tae-Ho (Song Joong-Ki), Tiger Park (Jin Seon-Kyu) and robot (Yu Hae-Jin). They make money by collecting space garbage, but they come across a robot that is wanted by the entire universe.

Due to the corona virus outbreak, which delayed the theatrical release date for “Space Sweepers” several times, the film will have a straight to Netflix world premiere on February 5, 2021.

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Jan 18 2021

Mun Ka-Young offered lead role in tvN drama “Link: Eat and Love To Kill”

Mun Ka-Young has been offered the lead female role in tvN drama series “Link: Eat and Love To Kill” (literal title). Actor Kim Sun-Ho has already received an offer to play the lead male role. Currently, both Mun Ka-Young and Kim Sun-Ho are considering their offers. The drama series features a script that has elements of fantasy, romance, and mystery genres. The drama series will be directed by No Sang-Hoon and scripted by Kwon Ki-Young. They previously worked together in 2015 MBC drama series “Hello Monster” starring Seo In-Guk & Jang Na-Ra.

“Link: Eat and Love To Kill” will air sometime this year in South Korea.

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Jan 18 2021

Supporting cast & release date for movie “The Great Yokai War: Guardians”

First group of supporting cast members announced for movie “The Great Yokai War: Guardians” starring Kokoro Terada, Hana Sugisaki, and Takao Osawa. Now cast in the film are Nao OmoriSakura AndoKoji OokuraTakahiro Miura, and Yuko Oshima. Photos of the 5 newly announced supporting cast members are above. They all play good yokai and they don’t like to fight against humans. They hope to coexist with humans.

“The Great Yokai War: Guardians” is now set for release summer, 2021 in Japan.

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