Akari Hayami is cast in Fuji TV live-action drama special “Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles SP.” Also cast for the drama special are Karen Miyama, Seika Furuhata, Ryo Narita & Mirei Tanaka (idol group ‘Super Girls’). Ryo Narita and Mirei Tanaka play new characters not found in the 2015 Fuji TV drama series “Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles.” The drama special is based on manga series”Ramen Daisuki Koizumi san” by Naru Narumi.
For the drama special, Akari Hayami’s Koizumi character and Ryo Narita’s Mitsukuni Naruto character have a battle over their love for ramen. “Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles SP” airs January 4, 2016 in Japan.
Trailer for romantic-comedy film “Mood of the Day” starring Moon Chae-Won & Yoo Yeon-Seok. Premise for the film has two people who meet on the KTX high speed train and then spend a day together in Busan for the first time. “Mood of the Day” will be released January, 2016 in South Korea.
Kiichi Nakai, Yusuke Santamaria and Pierre Taki are cast in upcoming 5 episode WOWOW drama series “Kinpika.” The drama series is based on novel “Kinpika” by popular author Jiro Asada. Some of Jiro Asada’s novels that have been adapted into movies include “Failan,” “When the Last Sword is Drawn,” and “Chateau de le Reine.”
Premise for drama series “Kinpika” has Kiichi Nakai playing a former yakuza member who spent 13 years in jail, Yusuke Santamaria a former secretary of a politician who became the fall guy for the politician and Pierre Taki a former self-defense official. They gather together under a retired detective (Katsuhiko Watabiki) to take revenge on those that betrayed them.
“Kinpika” first airs February 13, 2016 in Japan.
Actor Cho Seung-Woo has been offered the lead role in upcoming tvN drama series “Pied Piper.” If he accepts the offer, Cho Seung-Woo will play Joo Sung-Chan. His character formally worked as a corporate negotiator, but now works as a negotiator at a police crisis negotiation team. The drama series will follow the police crisis negotiation team as they try to solve cases without using force. The drama series will be directed by Kim Hong-Sun and scripted by Ryoo Yong-Jae whom previously worked together in 2014 tvN drama series “Liar Game.” Cho Seung-Woo is currently “positively considering” the offer.
“Pied Piper” will first air March, 2016 in South Korea (taking over tvN’s Monday & Tuesday 11PM time slot after “Cheese in the Trap”).
Trailer and poster added for upcoming film “Lost and Found” starring Tomoya Nakamura, Nozomi Sasaki, Yoshino Kimura, Masaki Suda, Anne Watanabe, Hayato Ichihara, Hirofumi Arai & Yutaka Matsushige. Movie is directed by Show Yanagisawa. “Lost and Found” screened at this year’s Montreal World Film Festival in the “First Films World Competition” section and will have its general release March 5, 2016 in Japan.
Here’s the first character posters for upcoming romantic-comedy film “Mood of the Day” starring Moon Chae-Won & Yoo Yeon-Seok. Movie is directed by Jo Kyu-Jang (“A Camel Doesn’t Leave Desert“). The story for “Mood of the Day” involves two people who meet on the high speed KTX train in South Korea. They spend a day together in the port city of Busan.
“Mood of the Day” is now slotted for release sometime this January, 2016 in South Korea.
The 36th annual Blue Dragon Film Awards just concluded in South Korea earlier this evening. Big winners include movie “Assassination” for “Best Film,” Ryoo Seung-Wan for “Best Director” and Yoo Ah-In for “Best Actor.” For the full list of nominees and winners check out AsianWiki’s Blue Dragon Film Awards page.
Second trailer added for upcoming film “Too Young To Die!” starring Tomoya Nagase, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Machiko Ono, Aoi Morikawa, Rie Miyazawa and Kenta Kiritani. The quirky comedy film is written and directed by Kankuro Kudo (“Brass Knuckle Boys“).
Story for “Too Young To Die!” revolves around a high school student (Ryunosuke Kamiki) who dies while on a school field trip and ends up in Hell. He then meets a rocker in Hell called Killer K (Tomoya Nagase). He receives training from Killer K to return to the human world and confess his love to a classmate.
“Too Young To Die!” will be released February 6, 2016 in Japan.
Filming for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Indiscreetly Fondly” starring Kim Woo-Bin and Bae Suzy (“Miss A”) began November 26, 2015 at Kyungnam University in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam Province, South Korea. The drama series will air sometime in the first half of 2016 and filming for the drama series will be completed before the drama series airs. The drama series follows the romance of of childhood friends who meet again as adults. One is a top entertainer (Kim Woo-Bin) and the other is a PD of documentaries (Bae Suzy).
First script reading for upcoming SBS weekday morning drama series “My Son-In-Law’s Woman” took place earlier this month at SBS Prism Tower in Sangam, South Korea. All main cast members including Seo Ha-Jun, Yang Jin-Sung, Lee Jae-Un, Jang Seung-Jo & Lee Si-Won attended.
“My Son-In-Law’s Woman” first airs January 4, 2016 in South Korea (takes over SBS’ Mon-Fri. 8:30AM time slot after “My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law“).