Hit Romance J-dorama Silent with Kawaguchi Haruna and Meguro Ren Spawns Tourist Visits to Key Filming Spots

So my wee bae Kawaguchi Haruna is all grown up and in her own renai renzoku dorama this fall season called Silent with idol turned actor Meguro Ren. I’ve heard it’s a classic slow burn tearjerker type but Meguro Ren’s acting in prior doramas has been wildly bad so I was afraid to jump in but the dorama is going well in ratings and has solid buzz so far. It’s popular enough that key filming spots have turned into tourist sites with locals hitting it up to take pictures and partake of the sadness of a love that cannot be. The dorama is about a pair of high school lovers who abruptly break up when he calls it quits, only for her to find out years later that he was losing his hearing and didn’t want to burden hear. Sounds like a recipe for fun times lol, not this is exactly the kind of noble idiocy I haven’t seen in Asian dramas in awhile so it may feel like a walk down nostalgia lane when I find time to check it out.

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Alice in Borderland 2 Cast of Yamazaki Kento, Tsuchiya Tao, Yamashita Tomohisa, and Naka Riisa Take Center Stage at TUDUM Japan Hosted by Netflix to Showcase Upcoming J-doramas

I already posted about the upcoming Alice in Borderland 2 airing on Netflix in December of 2022 but this week the pictures and promos are out from the announcement event called TUDUM Japan. There were TUDUM events held around the … Continue reading

Alice in Borderland 2 Teaser Preview Hits All the Right Emotional and Action Beat Knowing the Characters We Care About Have Another Mountain to Climb

I feel so lucky to straddle so many different Asian entertainment show mediums, it opens my mind to how the differences can produce compelling but different products. The success of Squid Game is undoubtedly warranted but I understand why J-dorama … Continue reading

Ayase Haruka and Aragaki Yui Lead the J-news Poll for Top Actresses of 2022

The top J-actresses appear to have a stranglehold in the audience love for the past decade and probably even earlier almost 15 years. A top J-news publication held a poll of viewers to pick their top J-actress of 2022. To … Continue reading

J-dorama Version of You From Another Star Airing on Amazon Prime Gets Panned for Miscasting of Fukushi Sota and Yamamoto Mizuki After Release of First Trailer

Hahahaha, OMG this looks sooooooooo bad. Like, mwahahahaha trainwreck level bad potentially. The first trailer is out for the J-version of You From Another Star (My Love From the Stars) which premieres on Amazon Prime streaming on February 23, and … Continue reading