Dec 3 2015

Trailer for movie “Children of Iron”

Trailer for movie “Children of Iron” starring Tomoko Tabata, Jyonmyon Pe, Taishi Sato & Mau. Movie is directed by Koki Fukuyama. “Children of Iron” had its world premiere earlier this year as the opening film for the Skip City International D-Cinema Festival and also screened recently at the 28th annual Tokyo International Film Festival. Premise for the film follows two elementary school students who become brother and sister after their parents marry. The new siblings get teased by their classmates and they concoct a plan to make their parents divorce.

“Children of Iron” will be released February 13, 2016 in Japan.

Dec 2 2015

Natsuna Watanabe and Masato Wada cast in TV Asahi drama series “Specialist”

Natsuna Watanabe and Masato Wada are cast to play new characters in upcoming TV Asahi drama series “Specialist” starring SMAP’s Tsuyoshi Kusanagi. The drama series “Specialist” follows 4 previous 1 episode drama specials of the “Specialist,” the latest of which, “Specialist 4,” airs December 12, 2015 in Japan. Also cast in the drama series “Specialist” include regular cast members from the drama specials Kaho Minami, Sei Ashina & Yuta Hiraoka.

For drama series “Specialist,” Natsuna Watanabe will play detective Maria Azuma. Meanwhile, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi’s character Yoshito Takuma gets transferred from Kyoto to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. He gets assigned to a department there that doesn’t even have a name and works with Maria Azuma.

Drama series “Specialist” will first air sometime in January, 2016 in Japan.


Dec 1 2015

Trailer and poster for upcoming film “64: Part I”

Main trailer and poster added for upcoming film “64: Part I” starring Koichi Sato, Gou Ayano, Nana Eikura, Eita, Tomokazu Miura & Masatoshi Nagase. Movie is based on 2012 novel “64 (Rokuyon)” by Hideo Yokoyama and directed by Takahisa Zeze (“Heaven’s Story“). Story for the film involves an unsolved child murder case. The statute of limitations is set to expire on the murder, then a similar kidnapping case takes place.

Release date for “64: Part I” is now set for May 7, 2016 in Japan.

Dec 1 2015

supporting cast added for KBS2 drama series “Indiscreetly Fondly”

Yu Oh-Seong, Jin Kyung, Jung Sun-Kyung and Choi Moo-Sung are cast in supporting roles for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Indiscreetly Fondly” (literal title). The drama series has already cast Kim Woo-Bin, Bae Suzy, Lim Ju-Hwan and Lim Ju-Eun in its lead roles.

In the drama series, actor Yu Oh-Seong will play Prosecutor Choi Hyun-Joon.  He looks like a righteous hot-blooded prosecutor, but he actually seeks power even if it requires injustice. Actress Jin Kyung will play Shin Young-Ok. Her character is the mother of Shin Joon-Young (Kim Woo-Bin). Actress Jung Sun-Kyung will play Lee Eun-Soo. She is the wife of Prosecutor Choi Hyun-Joon and comes from a wealthy family. Actor Choi Moo-Sung will play Jang Jung-Sik. He runs a restaurant with Shin Young-Ok.

“Indiscreetly Fondly” first airs sometime next year in South Korea.

Dec 1 2015

Ryuhei Matsuda & Riku Ohnishi cast in movie “My Uncle”

Actor Ryuhei Matsuda & child actor Riku Ohnishi are cast in new movie “My Uncle” (literal title of “Boku no Ojisan”). The movie is directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita (“Linda Linda Linda“) and based on 1972 nove l”Boku no Ojisan” by Morio Kita.

In movie “My Uncle,” Ryuhei Matsuda plays the uncle who works part-time teaching philosophy at an university. He leeches off his older brother’s family. Meanwhile, Riku Ohnishi plays Yukio Haruyama. His uncle is the character played by Ryuhei Matsuda. The uncle then falls in love with a Japanese woman who comes from Hawaii. After her grandmother passes away, she goes back to Hawaii to take over her grandmother’s coffee farm. Meanwhile, the uncle and Yukio Haruyama travel to Hawaii to see her.

“My Uncle” will be released sometime during autumn, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 30 2015

Hiroshi Abe & Yuki Amami cast in movie “Koisaika Miyamoto”

Hiroshi Abe & Yuki Amami are cast in new movie “Koisaika Miyamoto.” The film is based on 2013 novel “Famiresu” by Kiyoshi Shigematsu (“The Blue Bird“/”Tombi“) and directed by Kazuhiko Yukawa. This is the first film directed by Kazuhiko Yukawa who has previously written screenplays for such popular drama series as NTV’s “I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper” and “Queen of the Classroom.”

Story for “Koisaika Miyamoto” has a husband (Hiroshi Abe) and wife (Yuki Amami) living alone as a couple for the first time in 25 years after their son moves out of their home. The husband, who works as a middle school teacher, finds divorce papers by his wife, but he doesn’t have the courage to confront her about the papers. A cooking class though inspires him about an ideal family and he takes new steps with his wife.

“Koisaika Miyamoto” will be released sometime in 2017 in Japan.