Teaser trailer #2, poster, & release date added for movies “Rurouni Kenshin: The Final” and “Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning.” Release date for “Rurouni Kenshin: The Final” is now set for April 23, 2021 and release date for “Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning” is set for June 4, 2021. Caption on the poster above states “The future begins here.” The films are based on manga series “Rurouni Kenshin: Junchuhen” by Nobuhiro Watsuki and the 4th and 5th installments in the Rurouni Kenshin franchise of films.Read more »
Jang Ki-Yong and Hyeri are cast in tvN drama series “Frightening Cohabitation” (literal title). The drama series will have Jang Ki-Yong playing Shin Woo-Yeo. He is actually a 999 year old nine-tailed fox. Hyeri will play Lee Dam. An accident will cause the two to begin living together.
“Frightening Cohabitation” first airs sometime next year in South Korea.Read more »
Ep.1 air date for JTBC drama series “Monster,” starring Shin Ha-Kyun & Yeo Jin-Goo, is now set for Febraury, 2021. The drama series will air on Fridays & Saturdays at 11PM, following the conclusion of “Hush.” Meanwhile, above and below are photo’s from the first script reading for the drama series which took place earlier this year in South Korea. The first script reading was attended by main cast members including Shin Ha-Kyun, Yeo Jin-Goo, Choi Dae-Hoon, Choi Sung-Eun, Choi Jin-Ho, & Gil Hae-Yeon. The drama series follows two detectives that break the law and their own principles to catch a serial killer.Read more »
Hikari Mitsushima and Takeru Satoh are cast in Netflix drama series “First Love.” The drama series is scripted and directed by Yuri Kanchiku (“My Rainy Days“). The screenplay is inspired by 1999 song “First Love” and 2018 song “Hatsukoi” by singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada.
“First Love” will stream on Netflix sometime in 2022.Read more »
Two minute highlight trailer added for tvN drama series “Mr. Queen” starring Shin Hye-Sun & Kim Jung-Hyun. The drama series features a unique script with a man traveling through time and becoming a queen in Joseon Dynasty. The highlight video begins with a man’s voice stating “No. I will live.”
“Mr. Queen” will first air December 12, 2020 in South Korea.Read more »
Ep.1 air date for Kakao TV drama series “Lovestruck in the City,” starring Ji Chang-Wook & Kim Ji-Won, has been postponed to December 22, 2020 from December 8, 2020. The delay was caused by an extra on the filming set testing positive for Covid-19. Filming for the series was then paused and all crew members & actors were administered Covid-19 tests. All of those tests came out negative and filming for the series just recently resumed. “Lovestruck in the City” will also stream on Netflix in addition to Kakao TV.Read more »
Here’s the main poster for JTBC drama series “Run On” starring Im Si-Wan & Shin Se-Kyung. Caption on the poster teases “If my heart flutters any more, I think I will make a mistake” and “That mistake, can I make it?” Meanwhile, teaser trailer #4 can be viewed at AsianWiki.
“Run On” will first air December 16, 2020 in South Korea.Read more »
Gou Ayano is cast in live-action film “Homunculus.” The film is based on manga series “Homunculus” by Hideo Yamamoto (“Stop the Bitch Campaign“) and directed by Takashi Shimizu (“Ju-on“). The psychological thriller will have Gou Ayano playing homeless man Susumu Nokoshi. To make money, he undergoes trepanation, which is a medical procedure to drill a hole in the skull. It’s thought the procedure could better blood circulation and pressure inside the skull and also enhance someone’s sixth sense.
“Homunculus” will be released April 2, 2021 in Japan and the movie will also be released on Netflix at a later date.Read more »
First script reading for KBS2 drama series “Dear M,” starring Park Hye-Soo, Jaehyun, Roh Jeong-Eui, & Bae Hyun-Sung, took place October 14, 2020 in South Korea. The first script reading was attended by the lead performers and others including Lee Jin-Hyuk, Woo Da-Vi, Lee Jung-Sic, Hwang Boreumbyeol, Kwon Eun-Bin (CLC), & Jo Joon-Young. Before the first script reading started, Park Hye-Soo stated “I am excited to you all. I hope we will all complete the drama series healthy and happy.” Jaehyun from boy band NCT stated “I will do my best for all of us to have fun while making the drama series.”
“Dear M” will first air sometime during the first half of 2021 in South Korea.Read more »
Yui Aragaki & Gen Hoshino are cast in TBS live-action drama special “The Full-Time Wife Escapist: New Year’s Special.” The drama special is based on manga series “Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu” by Tsunami Umino and a sequel to 2016 TBS drama series “The Full-Time Wife Escapist.” The drama special will have Yui Aragaki’s character Mikuri Moriyama becoming pregnant and marrying Gen Hoshino’s character Hiramasa Tsuzaki.
“The Full-Time Wife Escapist: New Year’s Special” will air January 2, 2021 in Japan.Read more »