Matsumoto Jun Confirmed to Make Cameo as Domyouji in Hana Yori Dango Next Season Hana Nochi Hare

This news makes me so happy and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. J-actor Matsumoto Jun is confirmed to make a cameo appearance in the upcoming J-dorama adaptation of the sequel manga to Hana Yori Dango. The story about the new generation of students at the storied high school is called Hana Nochi Hare (Hana Yori Dango: The Next Season) and takes place ten years after the F4 have graduated so timing wise it’s perfect to bring back current iteration of MatsuJun to reprise Tsukasa Domyouji. Another great timing for me is that I’m currently obsessively marathoning MatsuJun’s latest hit doroma 99.9 Criminal Lawyer season 2, it’s sooooo good and just the right amount of quirky and seriously satisfying storytelling. If this is the resurgence of MatsuJun I couldn’t be happier! Continue reading

Meteor Garden 2018 Wraps Filming and Releases Awesome First Look at the Drama

I’m so in! The first teaser is out for Meteor Garden 2018, the TW/C-drama latest adaptation of the perennially popular shoujo manga Hana Yori Dango (Boys Before Flowers), and it looks like the ideal summer guilty pleasure drama watch. The … Continue reading

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 … 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