Ok, so this is a reason for me to start writing in this blog again. I know I promised to begin sooner but I have been super busy. I finally made a huge move. I am now living in Japan and its been really hectic.
Now for the news. Own favorite Matsumoto Jun is starring in the new getsuku drama on Fuji TV. So this Monday at 9pm I can see it live if I make it home from work on time. The drama stars Jun who is still clinging to his first love played by Satomi Ishihara. Ishihara’s character loves chocolate but when given homemade chocolates on Valentine’s day, she immediately dumps him (Jun) saying she didn’t know they were dating. Not one to sit idly by Jun’s character goes to Paris to become a chocolatier in hopes of winning her love in the future.
Personally I can’t wait for this drama, I am not impartial at all. We love Arashi here at dramajewels and will support them forever.
Fuji TV announced on August 29th, that actor Ikuta Toma will star in their upcoming fall drama “Osozaki no Himawari -Boku no Jinsei, Renewal”.
Toma-san has not starred in a drama in over 3 years. This opportunity reportedly had him saying this about the project “There have already been many great dramas about unique groups of people living together in regional towns. I want this drama to prove that our generation can create something just as wonderful as those masterpieces and meet everyone’s expectations of a drama about a youthful crowd.”
Ikuta plays a man named ‘Joutarou’, who’s a typical example of the so-called ‘lost generation’ in Japan. His character is luckly enough to find employment after graduating but was soon laid-off due to downsizing. After being dumped by his girlfriend he becomes fed up with his life and ends up in a ‘revitalization group’ of the Shimanto River area in Kochi.
Playing the heroine will be Maki Yoko. Appearances by Kuninaka Ryoko, Emoto Tasuku, Kiritani Kenta, Kimura Fumino and Kashii Yu can also be anticipated.
Image Source: Tokyohive.com
“Osozaki no Himawari – Boku no Jinsei, Renewal” will air every Tuesday at 9:00 pm, starting sometime in October.
Eugene will be pulling out of her upcoming drama, ‘Color of Woman’, to care for her younger sister, who got involved in a serious car accident while in Guam. Her younger sister, Yookyung, is currently in the hospital after getting run over by her parked car when it rolled down the hill. She is suffering from a fractured spine and bruises all over her body.
Hearing of the accident, Eugene made the difficult decision to pull out of her first drama since getting married earlier this year to actor, Ki Tae Young.
Her agency, G.G Entertainment, stated, “Eugene heard of the sudden accident while on her way back from a concept meeting for ‘Color of Woman’. She is currently feeling very uneasy; she is unable to sleep and is in great shock.” They continued, “This was a difficult decision made after negotiations with the production team over this situation. She hopes for understanding and apologizes to all the fans who have anticipated her return.”
The drama production agency stated, “We regret Eugene’s unfortunate leave. We hope for a speedy recovery for her sister. We are currently looking for another actress to take her place. We will choose an actress that will match up to the high expectations of fans.”
On November 14th, Lee Byung Hun’s agency BH Entertainment confirmed that the star has signed on for “King of Chosun”.
This production is based off of Mark Twain’s, “The Prince and the Pauper”, only with a historical Korean twist. Lee Byung Hun will play dual roles as ‘King Kwang Hae Goon’ and a peasant, who both look remarkably identical to one another.
At this time, there are rumors that “King of Chosun” will cast ‘Sunny‘ actress Shim Eun Kyung for one of its more substantial roles. Shim Eun Kyung, however, has yet to make an official decision as she is currently studying abroad in the States.
via Star News