Big Bang‘s Seungri is doing great in Japan. He just wrapped up his first solo fan meeting in Japan and now he has been cast in a Japanese drama.
On September 1, it was announced that Seungri would appear in the upcoming Nihon TV special drama “Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo – Hongkong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case” that will be broadcast in the winter.
The series is based off of the popular manga that started in 1992 as a serial in “Weekly Shonen Magazine” (Kodansha). The manga has been adapted to dramas several times, and continues to garner a huge following even after welcoming their 20th anniversary. Using the episode published on the July 11 issue as its base, the original writer of the story in the series, Amaki Seimaru, will, for the first time ever, write the script for the drama. The drama revolves around a fashion show in Hong Kong that Kindaichi Hajiime’s childhood friend Miyuki attends.
Along with Seungri, who will play a Korean exchange student Kim London, the drama stars Hey! Say! JUMP’s Yamada Ryosuke, popular Taiwanese actress Vivian Hsu(37), Taiwanese idol group Farenheit’s former member Wu Zun (Wu Chun) who will play Taiwanese security police Li Byron, and famous Taiwanese actor and MC Eric Tsang. In addition, other Japanese cast members include Hey! Say! JUMP’s Arioka Daiki, who will play Kindaichi’s reliable junior and “video camera otaku” Saki Ryuji and Kiritani Kenta, who will play “Tokyo Girly Mode” manager Takigawa Ryuta.
Seungri has been promoting solo in Japan since July for a 3-month run as a regular on Fuji TV‘s ‘Sakigake! Ongaku Bangjuke Eight‘ as well as his own variety show ‘V.I from Big Bang‘.
Congratulations to Seungri for yet another milestone.