Nov 9 2020

Main trailer & poster for movie “First Love”

Main trailer and poster added for upcoming thriller film “First Love” starring Keiko Kitagawa & Tomoya Nakamura. Movie is based on novel “First Love” by Rio Shimamoto (“Narratage“), which is the winner of the 159th Naoki Prize in 2018. Meanwhile, the movie’s theme song has been revealed as  “First Love” by singer Uru. The theme song plays during the main trailer as well.

“First Love” will be released February 11, 2021 in Japan.

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Nov 6 2020

Kenshi Okada cast in NTV drama “Date My Daughter”

Kenshi Okada is cast in NTV drama series “Date My Daughter” starring Miho Kanno & Minami Hamabe. For the drama series, Kenshi Okada will play Hikaru Irino. He is a university student and attends the same school as Sora Minase (Minami Hamabe). While he has an attractive appearance and is popular with women, he does not have a girlfriend. He thinks of love as being an annoyance, but he gets involved with Sora Minase.

“Date My Daughter” first airs January, 2021 in Japan (takes over NTV’s Wednesday 10PM time slot after “RemoteLove“).

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Nov 6 2020

First script reading for Kakao TV drama”City Couple’s Way of Love”

First script reading for Kakao TV drama series “City Couple’s Way of Love: My Lovely Camera Thief” (literal title), starring Ji Chang-Wook & Kim Ji-Won, took place September, 2020 in South Korea. The first script reading included director Park Shin-Woo, screenwriter Jung Hyun-Jung, Ji Chang-Wook, Kim Ji-Won, Kim Min-Suk, Ryoo Kyung-Soo, and So Ju-Yeon. Filming then began a few days later and some scenes were filmed in Jeju Island.

“City Couple’s Way of Love: My Lovely Camera Thief” is now set to stream on Kakao TV starting December, 2020 in South Korea.

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Nov 5 2020

First teaser trailer for JTBC drama “Run On”

First teaser trailer added for JTBC drama series “Run On” starring Im Si-Wan & Shin Se-Kyung. The first teaser trailer has narration that goes (0:08) Im Si-Wan “National team sprinter who should run looking forward, Ki Sun-Gyeom,” (0:14) Shin Se-Kyung “Movie translator who should look back, Oh Mi-Joo” (0:18) Shin Se-Kyung “With different language,” (0:20) Im Si-Wan “With different speed,” (0:23) Im Si-Wan “Complete romance toward each other.” Below are the first still images of Im Si-Wan and Shin Se-Kyung in the drama series.

“Run On” first airs December 16, 2020 in South Korea.

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Nov 5 2020

Teaser trailer #2 for MBC drama “Please Don’t Meet Him”

Teaser trailer #2 added for MBC drama series “Please Don’t Meet Him” (literal title) starring Song Ha-Yoon & Lee Jun-Young. Teaser trailer #2 begins with the voice from an AI refrigerator that asks “Do you want to know the truth about that man?” The drama series has Song Ha-Yoon playing computer programmer Seo Ji-Sung. She designs a refrigerator with AI.

“Please Don’t Meet Him” first airs November 10, 2020 in South Korea.

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Nov 5 2020

Haruka Ayase cast in TBS drama “Heaven and Hell: 2 Psycho People”

Haruka Ayase is cast for the lead role in TBS drama series “Heaven and Hell: 2 Psycho People” (literal title). Issey Takahashi, Tasuku Emoto, and Kazuki Kitamura are also cast for major supporting character roles in the drama series. The drama series is scripted by Yoshiko Morishita and will be directed by Yuichiro HirakawaTakahiro AoyamaAya Matsuki. Screenwriter Yoshiko Morishita, director Yuichiro Hirakawa, and lead actress Haruka Ayase has previously worked together on TBS drama series “Stepmom and Daughter Blues,” “Jin,” “MR. BRAIN,” “Into the White Night” and “Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World.”

” Heaven and Hell: 2 Psycho People” will first air January, 2021 in Japan.

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Nov 4 2020

Kim Nam-Gil offered role in OCN drama “Island”

Kim Nam-Gil has been offered the lead male role in OCN drama series “Island.” Actress Seo Yea-Ji has already received an offer to play the lead female role. Currently, both performers are considering their offers. If Kim Nam-Gil accepts his offer, he will play Ban. His character is a mysterious ghost hunter with a sexy appearance. He is also violent and cruel.

“Island” will air sometime during the first half of 2021 in South Korea.

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Nov 4 2020

First teaser trailer for KBS drama “If I Cheat, I Die”

First teaser trailer added for KBS drama series “If I Cheat, I Die” (literal title) starring Cho Yeo-Jeong & Go Joon. The teaser trailer is a short 18 second clip, filmed in portrait mode, with the two main characters of Kang Yeo-Joo (Cho Yeo-Jeong) and Han Woo-Sung (Go Joon) taking a selfie together. Around the 3 second mark, a text message pops up from a third person that asks “Honey, what are you doing?” and at the 9 second mark, Go Joon nervously makes the excuse of “(That’s) Grandma… grandma.. my old nickname was honey.” Meanwhile, above and below are three teaser posters for the drama series.

“If I Cheat, I Die” first airs December 2, 2020 in South Korea (takes over KBS2’s Wednesday & Thursday 9:30 PM time slot after “Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol“).

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Nov 4 2020

Satomi Kobayashi cast in WOWOW drama “Pension Metsa”

Satomi Kobayashi is cast in WOWOW drama series “Pension Metsa.” The drama series will be scripted and directed by Kana Matsumoto. Satomi Kobayashi and Kana Matsumoto have previously worked together in many films and drama series, including “Mother Water,” “Tokyo Oasis,” “Bread and Soup and Cat Weather,” and “Cote d’Azur No.10.” For the drama series, Satomi Kobayashi will play main character, who owns a pension in the forest. A teaser trailer for the drama series has been added at AsianWiki.

“Pension Metsa” will first air January 15, 2021 in Japan.

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