Original Hana Yori Dango F4 Reunite to Celebrate Matsuda Shota’s Wedding

I realize Hana Yori Dango (Boys Before Flowers) has been in the news a lot recently, thanks to the high profile Taiwan and China collaboration remake Meteor Garden 2018 and also J-dorama adapting the sequel Hana Nochi Hare (Hanadan Next Season) which just started airing recently. I’m unexpectedly loving Hana Nochi Hare (seriously, it’s adorable and charming in the Hanadan way) which has seen the cameo of Matsumoto Jun (Domyouji Tsukasa) in the first episode and will see more original Hanadan F4 members to come if it follows the manga storyline. In real life the original F4 did unite this week to celebrate Matsuda Shota‘s wedding toe model Akimoto Kozue, with Oguri Shun and Abe Tsuyoshi posing next to the groom and a caption on the picture says “taken by Domyouji” which means MatsuJun was also there and took the pic. So much awwwwww I can’t even. Happy memories y’all! Continue reading

A Look at the Leading Actors of Japanese Entertainment

A couple of months ago I did a write up on TW-actors and TW-actresses, which was relatively easy to do since there just aren’t that many of them occupying the perch as certifiable leads. The same isn’t true elsewhere, which … Continue reading

A Star Studded Cast Gears Up for the 2012 Taiga Taira no Kiyomori

Who has watched a Taiga in your lifetime? Any Taiga will do. My last one was 2010’s Ryomaden due to my Fukuyama Masaharu bias, but I mostly skip all the ones in in the last decade or so. This year’s … Continue reading