Jun Matsumoto as Bito in Smile
This is not totally Filipino-Korea unrelated. 🙂
Jun Matsumoto is a famous member of the Japanese group Arashi. I first saw him in Gokusen years ago and later on Hana Yori Dango (Japanese live version). Not a few fans find Jun unappealing in HYD. IMO, he’s the best lead in all versions I’ve seen. (Yeah, I like Jun but my crazy fanatic days are over.)
Jun is starring in a new Japanese dorama on TBS entitled SMILE. What’s interesting about it is that he’s playing the son of a Japanese mother and a Filipino father. In short, he’s both Japanese and Filipino. (I don’t like using half-and-half) What is life like for someone who has parents of different culture in Japan?
The first episode was shown last Friday, April 17 with an 11% rating. The second episode will be shown today. Isn’t it agonizing waiting for a whole week for the next episode of a drama? I experienced that with Hana Yori Dango before!
I suddenly envy Teacher Tesha 🙂