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Saturday, February 6, 2016

News Round Up: Meiji Tokyo musical sequel, unconfirmed Korean dramas and more!

The movie Meiji Tokyo Renka will be continued as stage musical, Kageki Meiji Tokyo Renka ~Oboruzuki no Chat Noir~ (Musical Meiji Tokyo Love Song~ Black Cat of the Hazy Moon~) from June 2 to 12. From: ANN

The guys of the marketing campaign for Gum Kare! are now samurais in Gum Kare! Shinsengumi. There's also a new character, Glamour, who's a foreign arms dealer. More info on Crunchyroll

I'm adding Madame Antoine under Winter Reverse Harem. It premiered January 22. Here's the synopsis from Soompi
The drama is described as a romantic comedy that involves a fraud fortune-teller named Ko Hye Lim (Han Ye Seul) who believes in true love and psychologist Choi Soo Hyun (Sung Joon) who does not believe in true love. In an effort to prove that true love doesn’t exist, Choi Soo Hyun starts a psychological experiment. His project involves using three different types of desirable men to see test feelings of love in Ko Hye Lim. The three men include Choi Soo Hyun himself, Choi Soo Hyun’s brother Choi Seung Chan (Jung Jin Woon), and Won Ji Ho (Lee Joo Hyung). While the drama is a romantic comedy, it also focuses on characters healing from past hurts while encouraging viewers to be healed at the same time.

Another unconfirmed reverse harem kdrama, Cinderella and Four Knights. It hopes to air this year and is currently looking for a broadcaster. Here's the plot from dramabeans:

Park So-dam has been cast as the heroine, a smart, athletic high school student who works multiple jobs and has a terrible home life because of her new stepmother and stepsister. She does a good deed and is given an unusual offer by a chaebol chairman to come live at his giant mansion and work an enormously well-paying part-time job. She wants to become a vet and is scraping by as it is to build up her college fund, so she takes the job and moves into this house, where she’ll live with his three grandsons and one bodyguard who looks out for them. 
The three chaebol heirs are cousins, all beautiful and all used to doing whatever they please. Eldest is Ahn Jae-hyun, a carefree playboy who’s lived his whole life with all of the money, all of the love, and all of life’s advantages at his feet. He sounds like your standard chaebol prince, and he’s described as a smooth player, but one who isn’t hateful. Naturally he and Jung Il-woo will be at odds over girls (yes, plural). 
Middle cousin is CNBLUE’s Lee Jung-shin (Temptation), a singer-songwriter and top star. He’s a sweet, playful guy with a “church oppa” image who’s nice to the heroine. I’d wager he’s the only nice one, at least in the beginning. 
And the youngest cousin is Jung Il-woo, a wild child rebel who’s actually extremely lonely and sensitive on the inside. Aren’t they all. His backstory includes a reversal of fates, in which he went from a life of extreme poverty to a life as chaebol royalty. He does have a softer side under that coarse rebel exterior, and tends to the garden and likes animals. 
Last but not least, there’s a bodyguard who also lives in the house, played by Choi Min (Riders, Yong-pal). He’s both secretary to the chairman and bodyguard to the heroine, why I don’t know, and he’ll be a Daddy Long Legs type who’s warm and always protects her. Really, you had me at Jung Il-woo and Park So-dam, but a coming-of-age Cinderella fantasy about making your own family with four beautiful boys sounds pretty freaking adorable.

The rewrite, Spearwood Book One, will be free for 1 day on February 9. Mark your calendars!

Jenny Han is giving away copies of her book and as well as books with her literary loves from February 1 to 14. Open to US and Canada only. Check Riveted to join. 

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