Oguri Shun Returns as the Ghost-seeing Detective in BORDER 2 Airing as SP on October 29th

Oguri Shun is hands down one of my most favorite J-actors and it’s only fitting that my favorite cop procedural in recent years has him headlining in a performance that really sticks with me long after. It’s been three years since the supernatural-tinged investigative J-dorama BORDER aired and I had long despaired of a much needed second season, but lo and behind a carrot has been thrown as BORDER 2: Penance is airing this Sunday October 29th as an SP (special).

Reuniting Shun with a talented supporting cast of Aoki Munetaka, Haru, Furuta Arata, Takito Kenichi, Hamano Kenta, and Nomaguchi Toru, the SP continues from the cliffhanger ending scene of BORDER when Shun’s ghost-seeing detective with a bullet in his brain makes a Solomon’s Choice type decision that is both right and wrong when he apprehends a perp (see the silhouette in the poster). If you haven’t watched BORDER I highly recommend, it’s dark but really well-paced and smartly written, with a bit of scare thrown in just perfect for close to Halloween watching. Continue reading

More Spot On Character Posters for Highly Anticipated J-movie Adaptation of Popular Manga Gintama

More character posters are out for the highly anticipated summer Japanese movie live-action adaptation of popular shonen manga Gintama (Silver Soul). The first set of movie posters released last month were of the three main characters – Oguri Shun as … Continue reading

J-ent Baby News Update: Horikita Maki Has Baby and Acting Couple Oguri Shun and Yamada Yu Expecting Second Child

Some good news to report from Japanese entertainment after the recent tabloid mess that led to the early retirement of a very popular actor. Taiwanese entertainment is entering the final leg of baby bump watch on quite a few actresses … Continue reading

J-movie Terraformars Set on Future Mars Unveils Epic Cast of Oguri Shun, Yamashita Tomohisa, and Yamada Takayuki

By all that is holy I need this movie NOW. The epic cast of upcoming J-movie Terraformars has been filming since May but the movie is headed to Iceland next month for a full scale location shoot, and finally revealing … Continue reading

First Look at Oguri Shun Leading Star-studded Cast for Time-travel J-dorama Nobunaga Concerto

Holy mamacitas what is this crazy star-studded cast of what is shaping up to be the biggest fall J-dorama around. Oguri Shun is headlining the upcoming Fuji TV 50th anniversary special dorama Nobunaga Concerto, a time-traveling story based on the … Continue reading