May 23 2022

Yoshihiko Inohara cast in WOWOW drama “Shylock’s Children”

Yoshihiko Inohara is cast in WOWOW drama series “Shylock’s Children” (literal title). The drama series is based on 2006 novel “Shylock no Kodomotachi” by Jun Ikeido (“Naoki Hanzawa“). The drama series is directed by Kosuke Suzuki and scripted by Youichi Maekawa. Kosuke Suzuki and Youichi Maekawa previously worked together on 2009 WOWOW drama series “The Flying Tire,” which is also based on a novel by Jun Ikeido (“Soratobu Taiya”). The drama series “Shylock’s Children” will have Yoshihiko Inohara play Masahiro Nishiki. He works as a deputy manager for a branch bank and looks into a case where a million yen is missing.

“Shylock’s Children” will first air October, 2022 in Japan.

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May 20 2022

Yuta Tamamori & Anne Nakamura cast in TV Asahi drama “Nice Flight”

Yuta Tamamori (Kis-My-Ft2) and Anne Nakamura are cast in TV Asahi drama series “Nice Flight.” The drama series features an original screenplay by Rin Eto (“Nodame Cantabile“). For the drama series, Yuta Tamamori will play Sui Kurata. He is the co-pilot for a commercial airline and falls in love with an air traffic controller just from listening to her voice. That air traffic controller is played by Anne Nakamura. The drama series will be set around Haneda Airport and involve the cooperation of Japan Airlines. The theme song for the drama series will also be performed by boy band Kis-My-Ft2.

“Nice Flight” will first air July, 2022 in Japan (takes over TV Asahi’s Friday 11:15 PM time slot after “Mr. Housekeeper, Mitazono Season 5“).

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May 20 2022

Teaser trailer for movie “Goodbye Cruel World”

Teaser trailer added for movie “Goodbye Cruel World” starring Hidetoshi Nishijima & Takumi Saito. The film is directed by Tatsushi Omori (“Tada’s Do-It-All House“) and scripted by Ryo Takada (“Over the Fence“). The teaser trailer also features classic American r&b track “Let’s Stay Together” covered by Margie Joseph. Caption in the teaser asks around the 22 second mark “Who’s the traitor?” The film revolves around 5 people, whose real identities are unknown to each other, gather for a one time robbery. Their target is the yakuza.

“Goodbye Cruel World” will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.

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May 20 2022

Teaser trailer for Netflix drama “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area”

2nd teaser trailer added for Netflix drama series “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area” starring Yoo Ji-Tae, Kim Yunjin, & Park Hae-Soo. The drama series is a remake of Spanish TV series “La casa de papel” (“Money Heist”). The 2nd teaser trailer features footage from the drama series for the first time as it shows that the two Koreas have decided to operate under a common economic union, but only the rich have benefited. A group of people than prepare to take part in the single largest heist ever.

“Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area” will be released June 24, 2022 on Netflix.

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May 19 2022

Teaser trailer 3 for MBC drama “Doctor Lawyer”

Teaser trailer #3 added for MBC drama series “Doctor Lawyer” starring So Ji-Sub, Shin Sung-Rok, & Lim Soo-Hyang. Teaser trailer #3 begins with So Ji-Sub stating “Are you afraid I’ll reveal everything?” and Lee Kyoung-Young responds around the 7 second mark with “Do it if you want to die without a trace.” Meanwhile, for actress Lim Soo-Hyang she will soon be starring in two drama series that air on different days of the week. She is currently starring in SBS drama series “Woori The Virgin” that is airing Mondays and Tuesdays and “Doctor Lawyer” will soon air on Fridays and Saturdays beginning May 27, 2022. Below are three character posters for the upcoming drama series.

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May 19 2022

Kim Sae-Ron drops out of SBS drama “Trolley”

Actress Kim Sae-Ron has dropped out of upcoming SBS drama series “Trolley” starring Kim Hyun-Joo & Park Hee-Soon. Kim Sae-Ron got into a single-vehicle accident on the morning of May 18, 2022. Through her management company Gold Medlaist, Kim Sae-Ron admitted she was driving under the influence at the time and apologized for her actions. This led to her dropping out of the drama series “Trolley.” She was set to play the character of Kim Soo-Bin, but did not film any scenes for “Trolley.” Kim Sae-Ron has also been filming for upcoming Netflix drama series “Hunting Dogs” and that project will now have rescheduled filming and release date.

May 19 2022

Main trailer for Seezn drama “Hope or Dope 2”

Main trailer added for Seezn sequel drama series “Hope or Dope 2” starring Won Ji-An & Yoon Chan-Young. The drama series is a sequel to “Hope or Dope” (literal title “Juvenile Delinquency “) that was released on Seezn video platform on March 25, 2022. The trailer for “Hope or Dope 2” has Kyung Da-Jung (Won Ji-An), Gong Yoon-Tak (Yoon Chan-Young) and Hong Ae-Ran (Yang Seo-Hyun) watching people, wearing volunteer clothing, carrying boxes at night. They later learn that the volunteers were actually delivering drugs.

“Hope or Dope 2” will be released May 31, 2022 in South Korea.

May 18 2022

Teaser trailer for ENA-Netflix drama “Weird Lawyer Woo Young-Woo”

First teaser trailer for ENA-Netflix drama series “Weird Lawyer Woo Young-Woo” (literal title) starring Park Eun-Bin & Kang Tae-Oh. The channel ENA, standing for Entertainment DNA, is a rebranding of SkyTV channels that is owned by KT Group. The teaser trailer itself shows various palindrome like words that have same meaning forwards or backwords. Narration in the teaser trailer goes (0:01) “Woo Young-Woo,” (0:04) “Gireogi,” (wild goose) (0:09) “Tomato,” (0:12) “Swiss,” (0:15) “Indoin” (Indian), (0:19) “Byeolddongbyeol” (shooting star), and (0:25) “Even if this (name) is read correctly or backwards, it is still Woo Young-Woo.”

“Weird Lawyer Woo Young-Woo” first airs June, 2022 in South Korea and will also stream on Netflix.

May 18 2022

Elaiza Ikeda cast in WOWOW drama “Doronjo”

Elaiza Ikeda is cast in WOWOW drama series “Doronjo.” Elaiza Ikeda will play title character Doronjo. The drama series takes the Doronjo chracter from TV animation series “Time Bokan Series Yatterman” and tells a new story about her past. She lives in a dangerous environment and relies on fighting to prove herself.

“Doronjo” will air sometime this autumn in Japan.

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