Meteor Garden 2018 Releases Official Character Posters of Fresh-faced Pretty Young Leads

The first character posters are out for the upcoming 2018 drama remake of Meteor Garden, now more officially a TW-drama and C-drama mashup thanks to the producer being Angie Tsai who produced the classic 2001 version but this time getting Chinese production backing and the main cast being predominately Chinese actors. All the previous Hana Yori Dango adaptations whether J-dorama, C-drama, and TW-drama have all gone on to make the male lead who plays Domyouji super famous, namely Matsumoto Jun, Lee Min Ho, Jerry Yan, and Hans Zhang.

This time around it will be C-actor Dylan Wang’s turn to aim for super stardom if he plays his cards right, but I’ve got my eyes on female lead Shen Yue and hope she is one of the rarer instances of the Hana Dan female lead getting super famous from this role. I’d day Inoue Mao and Zheng Shuang really parlayed the role into a steady solid leading lady career, whereas Barbie Hsu and Gu Hye Sun not so much. I really like this 2018 cast for the visuals and these official character posters continue to give hope that Angie Tsai may hit gold her second time around with this story. Continue reading

Japan to Adapt Hana Yori Dango Manga Sequel Hana Nochi Hare into J-dorama Scheduled for April 2018 Airing

The J-dorama adaption of popular manga Hana Yori Dango¬†scheduled for 2018 has finally been confirmed but it’s not the adaptation or rumored leading lady initially thought. TBS will be adapting the HanaDan sequel Hana Nochi Hare¬†– Hana Yori Dango Next … Continue reading

Latest Tabloid Report Adds to the Long Rumored Dating Between Hana Yori Dango’s Matsumoto Jun and Inoue Mao

Something is afoot in Johnny’s tightly run ship, that or he’s given up trying to keep under wraps the long rumored and much eyewitness accounts of the dating relationship between Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun and actress Inoue Mao. Of course this … Continue reading

Koala Discusses Two Decades Worth of Notable J-doramas

Some of my all-time fave dramas are Japanese doramas. I’ve been watching J-doramas since the early 90s, when I was a wee lass (okay, not so wee, but definitely still a lass), and following this bandwagon has been a bumpy … Continue reading