Nov 3 2015

Hinako Sano, Anna Iriyama (‘AKB48’) & Yuko Fueki to make guest appearances in Fuji TV drama “Siren”

Hinako Sano, Anna Iriyama (‘AKB48’) and Yuko Fueki are cast in guest roles in currently airing Fuji TV drama series “Siren” starring Tori Matsuzaka & Fumino Kimura.

Hinako Sano and Anna Iriyama will appear in ep.3 which airs later today, November 3, 3015. Hinako Sano will play Ai and Anna Iriyama will play Rena. Their characters are hostesses at an exclusive club and they try to seduce Detective Shinobu Satomi (Tori Matsuzaka). Meanwhile, actress Yuko Fueki will appear in ep.4 which airs November 10, 2015. She will play Doctor Kuramoto.

“Siren” airs Tuesdays at 10pm in Japan.

Nov 3 2015

Lee Sung-Min cast in tvN drama series “Memory”

Actor Lee Sung-Min is cast in upcoming tvN drama series “Memory.” He will play main character Park Tae-Suk in the drama series. Story for “Memory” will deal with an attorney (Lee Sung-Min) who is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Interesting to note, upcoming 2016 SBS drama series “Remember,” starring Yoo Seung-Ho & Park Min-Young, also deals with an attorney who is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

Filming for “Memory” begins January, 2016 and the drama series will first air sometime during March, 2016 in South Korea.

Nov 3 2015

Main trailer for Japanese-Turkish film “Kainan 1890”

Main trailer added for upcoming Japanese-Turkish film “Kainan 1890” starring Seiyo Uchino, Kenan Ece and Shiori Kutsuna. Movie is directed by Mitsutoshi Tanaka and screenplay by Eriko Komatsu. Director Mitsutoshi Tanaka and screenwriter Eriko Komatsu previously worked together in 2014 film “Blossom Bloom” & 2013 film “Ask This of Rikyu.”

Movie “Kainan 1890” tells two stories. One story is set in 1890 and follows the Turkish battleship Ertugrul that sinks off the coast of Japan. Local residents make a valiant effort to save the Turkish crew members. The second story is set in 1985 and follows Japanese nationals that are trapped in Iran during the Iran-Iraq war. Turkey nationals attempt to save the Japanese nationals.

“Kainan 1890” will be released December 5, 2015 in Japan.

Nov 3 2015

first script reading for MBC every1 drama series “Imaginary Cat”

First script reading for upcoming MBC every1 drama series “Imaginary Cat” took place recently at MBC Dream Center in Ilsan, South Korea. At the script reading, main cast members Yoo Seung-Ho, Cho Hye-Jung and Scholar (from Kpop girl group ‘MAMAMOO’) all attended. Drama series “Imaginary Cat” is based on webcomic “Sangsanggoyangi” by Kim Gyung.

“Imaginary Cat” first airs November 24, 2015 in South Korea.

Nov 2 2015

Park Seo-Joon, Go Ara and Park Hyung-Sik offered lead roles in new period drama series “Hwarang”

Actor Park Seo-Joon, actress Go Ara and actor Park Hyung-Sik (ZE:A) have been offered lead roles in new period drama series “Hwarang.” The title of the drama series refers to an elite group of young men known as “Hwarang” or “Flowering Knights” that existed during the Silla Kingdom. The Hwarang were accomplished in physical activities like horsemanship and swordsmanship, but also known for their beauty.

Currently all three lead actors are “considering” offers to take part in the drama series. In addition, KBS2 has been in discussions to air the drama series beginning this January in South Korea.

Nov 2 2015

new still images of So Ji-Sub in KBS2 drama “Oh My Venus”

Here’s new still images of actor So Ji-Sub in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Oh My Venus” also starring Shin Min-A.

The new still images were shot during filming for the drama series on October 24, 2015 at Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital in Seoul, South Korea. Filming took about 3 hours to complete.

Meanwhile, a second teaser trailer featuring So Ji-Sub working out can be viewed at AsianWiki.

“Oh My Venus” first airs November 16, 2015 in South Korea.


Nov 2 2015

new teaser poster for Takashi Miike’s “Terra Formars”

New teaser poster added for upcoming live-action film “Terra Formars” starring Hideaki Ito, Emi Takei, Takayuki Yamada & Shun Oguri. Movie is based on manga “Tera Fomazu” by Yu Sasuga and directed by Takashi Miike (“Crows Zero“).

The new teaser poster reveals the main characters played by Hideaki Ito, Emi Takei, Takayuki Yamada and Shun Oguri in a spacesuit for the first time. Premise for the film features an epic battle between humans and genetically mutated cockroaches on Mars.

Release date for “Terra Formars” is now set for April 29, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 2 2015

Choi Jung-Won cast in SBS drama series “Witch’s Castle”

Actress Choi Jung-Won is cast in new SBS weekday morning drama series “Witch’s Castle” also starring Seo Ji-Suk, Yoo Ji-In & Shin Dong-Mi. This will be Choi Jung-Won’s first acting role in a weekday morning drama series.

Story for “Witch’s Castle” follows a young divorcee (Choi Jung-Won) who begins to live with her former mother-in-law and sister-in-law after they also divorce.

“Witch’s Castle” first airs December 14, 2015 in South Korea.