Umika Kawashima cast in Netflix drama series “Hono no Tenkosei: Reborn” + teaser trailer

Netflix is conquering Japanese viewership again!

Upcoming Netflix live-action drama series “Hono no Tenkosei: Reborn” cast Umika Kawashima along with the 7 members of boyband ‘Johnny’s West.’ The seven members include Daiki Shigeoka, Akito Kiriyama, Junta Nakama, Tomohiro Kamiyama, Ryusei Fujii, Takahiro Hamada and Nozomu Kotaki.

In the drama series, Umika Kawashima will play lead female character Hikari. She gives the mission to the 7 guys and infiltrates a high school with the 7 guys. The drama series is based on manga “Hono no Tenkosei” by Kazuhiko Shimamoto and directed by Toshio Lee.

The drama series will premiere on November 10, 2017.

Mone Kamishiraishi, Masato Wada and Gaku Sano as supporting characters for upcoming TBS drama series “Rikuou”

Mone Kamishiraishi, Masato Wada, and Gaku Sano will join the rest of cast of TBS drama series “Rikuou” starring Koji Yakusho, Kento Yamazaki and Ryoma Takeuchi.

Mone Kamishiraishi will play Akane Miyazawa, the daughter of Koichi Miyazawa (Koji Yakusho) and a high school student. Her father attempts to transition his company from a traditional socks company to a sneakers company.

Masato Wada and Gaku Sano will play as Takao Hirase and Naoyuki Kezuka respectively, who are both members of the athletics club.
“Rikuou” will air this coming 15th of October in Japan.

Main posters for tvN drama series “Revolutionary Love”

Two main posters for upcoming tvN drama series “Revolutionary Love” starring Choi Si-Won and Kang So-Ra are now out!

The drama’s main characters, Choi Si-Won plays Byun-Hyuk comes from a very wealthy family, but he suddenly has to work to support himself. Kang So-Ra plays Baek Joon. She works part-time jobs to support herself even though she graduated from a prestigious university. Gong Myung plays Kwon Je-Hoon. He works very hard to become successful.

“Revolutionary Love” will air this coming 14th of October, in South Korea.


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Lee Sun-Kyun to play as ajusshi again in tvN’s new drama “My Ajusshi”

Who would have thought that this actor will relive his iconic role of ajusshi, but an ajusshi of a younger lady, this time?

Lee Sun-Kyun star in tvN drama series “My Ajusshi.” He will play the lead male character who is in his 40’s. He meets a woman in her 20’s and they help each other get through difficulties.

“My Ajusshi” first airs sometime during the first half of next year in South Korea.

Satomi Ishihara cast as lead in upcoming drama “Unnatural”

Satomi Ishihara is cast as lead in the new TBS drama series “Unnatural.”  The actress will play as a forensic doctor named Mikoto Misumi and she works at UDI Lab (Unnatural Death Investigation). Her team there attempts to uncover the truth behind various unnatural death cases

“Unnatural” will first air in January, 2018  in Japan.


Song Joong Ki declined to star in upcoming Netflix original series

This is going to be quite an unfortunate news for Song Joong Ki fans: The Descendant of the Sun actor has turned down an offer to star in upcoming Netflix drama series “Kingdom” as the lead actor. No reasons were given as to why he declined the offer.

The drama series is based on webcomic “Burning Hell Shinui Nara” by Kim Eun-Hee and will also be directed by Kim Sung-Hoon.

“Kingdom” is scheduled to first stream on Netflix sometime during the second half of 2018.


Dean Fujioka & Emi Takei to Co-Star Upcoming NTV Fall Drama “Ima kara Anata wo Kyouhaku Shimasu”

Actors Dean Fujioka and Emi Takei are reported to co-star the upcoming NTV drama “Ima kara Anata wo Kyouhaku Shimasu“.

The drama is based on 2016 light novel “Ima kara Anata wo Kyouhaku Shimasu” by Namiya Fujiishi. The story is about Kanji Senkawa (Fujioka), who does jobs that police and private investigators can’t handle: finding people’s weaknesses and manipulating them with threatening words.

Senkawa meets well-off university student Mio Kanesaka (Takei), who often finds herself getting between the predicaments of complete strangers, and they get involved in various cases.

“Although my character gives off a dangerous image from his job description, is someone who threatens a bad person? I’d like you to pay attention to that part,” says Fujioka, who is said to be a fan of the source material.

“Dean is someone with many talents and I am very much looking forward to working with him,” says Takei.

“Ima kara Anata wo Kyouhaku Shimasu” is slated to air this October on NTV.

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“I’m not a romantic man” Wu Kang Ren said during product promotion conference

Actor Wu Kang Ren graced a skin care product promotion conference, attracting over 100 fans last August 27 in Taipei.

During a brief Q&A,  the actor was asked about Chinese Valentine’s Day. The actor shyly replied, “Valentine’s Day is coming? I’m not a romantic man and did not prepare a gift”.

Recently, photos of him out shopping with Aviis Zhong, have been circling around the internet, wearing slippers, like an old couple.


When also asked about is plans of gettin married, Wu surprisingly said,“I‘m focusing on my acting career and will not marry in three years”.

Wu was nominated the best actor of the 52th golden bell awards for TV series “Love of Sandstorm” and film “We are One”.  He said he worked very happily with director Kitamura Toyoharu. Wu played a mentally handicapped man in “We are One”.


“During the 11 days, director Shih-han Liao let me play freely. It’s a wonderful experience”, he said.

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Tatsuya Ueda cast as lead actor in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Shinjuku Seven”

Tatsuya Ueda (‘KAT-TUN’) will star in the new TV Tokyo  live-action drama series “Shinjuku Seven” and will also sing the theme song for the said TV series.


“Shinjuku Seven” is based on the manga under the same title by Subaru Mizuki. This is the first lead acting role in a drama series for Tatsuya Ueda.


Tatsuya Ueda will play pawn shop owner Nanase. He is an amazing appraiser and able to distinguish all fakes from originals. He also helps his clients who come to pawn items.

“Shinjuku Seven” first airs October, 2017 in Japan.

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Chow Yun-fat seen cleaning up HK streets after Typhoon Hato!

Despite the chaos that the Typhoon Hato had caused, citizens of Hong Kong managed to clean up the mess– an effort said to be started by the popular actor, Chow Yun-fat.

According to  Apple News Daily, a resident ran into Chow Yun-fat as he saw the actor cleaning up debris in the middle of the road in Kowloon. The passerby took a photo with Chow and eventually uploaded on Instagram.

Chow confirmed the typhoon cleanup, telling that wile he was driving home, he noticed that the streets in Kowloon started to become blocked by fallen trees. He decided to get out of his cars and move the branches so that other drivers could safely make their way home.

What a nice gesture from a well known actor!


[Images via Apple Daily, source: Shanghaiist]