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.
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“Osozaki no Himawari – Boku no Jinsei, Renewal” will air every Tuesday at 9:00 pm, starting sometime in October.
Earlier today it was announced that actor Mukai Osamu will be starring in his first prime time drama next season on Fuji TV.
He finally gets to shine in his first prime time starring role, in an original and comical story penned by scriptwriter Omori Mika (“Buzzer Beat”, “My Boss My Hero”).
The drama is going to follow a man just before he hits his thirties, as he struggles to reorganize the French cuisine restaurant of his parents. His current occupation is a chef, but he used to be a bassist of a rock band up until recently, and therefore he is also quite outspoken and doesn’t hold back with sarcastic remarks towards the other employees and even the customers. However, all of the comments are just rash remarks without any ill intent. He is still supposed to be a very likeable character.
Mukai commented about his character, “I’m… actually pretty sadistic myself.” He laughed and continued, “However, my tongue isn’t as loose as the protagonist’s.”
Aside from the outspoken character of the protagonist, another highlight is going to be the various cooking scenes in each of the episodes.
Mukai already worked in various restaurants and bars himself and commented, “I can do Japanese-style meals from ordinary stuff to boiled fish, and Italian cuisine, but I have almost no experience in French cuisine.” Therefore he is currently receiving a crash course in French cuisine before the start of filming in December.
There are also going to be various flashbacks to the protagonists days as a bassist, where Mukai can showcase his skills from his role in the movie “BECK“.
Mukai Osamu, French cuisine and a pinch of music. Be sure to check out this drama, that is going to air on Fuji TV every Tuesday at 10:00 pm.
The cast of “High Kick 3” has finally been confirmed. This is the third in the popular series “High Kick” by PD Kim Byung Wook.
The cast list already includes big names such as Yoon Yoo Sun and Ahn Nae Sang, who will appear as a married couple.
f(x)’s Krystal will be making her 2nd role as an actress, playing the role of Ahn Soo Jung, the daughter of a formerly rich couple.
Other confirmed roles will be filled by Yoon Gye Sang, Lee Jong Suk, Seo Ji Suk, Kang Seung Yoon, Park Ha Sun, Kim Ji Won, Park Ji Sun, Julien Kang, Go Young Wook, and Baek Jin Hee.
“High Kick 3” will begin after the end of “All My Love” ends.
Beautiful actress Eugene is unrecognizable in the photos for her upcoming drama special “Princess Hwapyung’s Weight Loss”. The former S.E.S. idol plays a princess in this drama, who eats compulsively to deal with the pain of losing her parents as a child.
This is the last project Eugene will be doing as a single girl, since she’ll be getting married soon to actor Ki Tae Young on July 23rd.
“Princess Hwapyung’s Weight Loss”, this rare historical comedy will start airing on June 26th.