Screen Caps from Smile Ep 1

I’ve posted awhile back that Jun Matsumoto will be having a new drama. I almost forgot about it until sittie reminded me! Apparently this show has started airing in Japan on TBS at 10 PM on Fridays (I think you can get TBS on TVants… )

There is already videos for the episode 1  on however its still the raw vid. I’m still waiting for the subbed videos. This is the synopsis of the drama:

Hayakawa Bito (Jun Matsumoto) has a Filipino father and a Japanese mother, but he was born and raised in Japan and has never visited the Philippines. The ever-smiling Bito works at Machimura Foods during the day, and at night, he works a part-time job trying to make his dreams come true. One day during an incident at a bookstore, he meets a girl named Mishima Hana (Aragaki Yui), who lost her ability to speak due to an accident. But even though she can’t speak, Bito is drawn to her beautiful smile. However, Bito becomes wrongly suspected by the police for a crime, and after meeting the lawyer Kazuma, the issue begins to grow… Together, Bito, Hana, and Kazuma will go through challenging times and have to overcome many obstacles. (credits: Tokyograph and dramawiki)

I found some screenshots of the first episode on vox :D. You will be seeing a tanned Jun Matsumoto this time! But still cute! ahahaha



** credits for the screencaps!

I can’t wait for the subbed videos!!!

update!!! episode one has been subbed and is up at thanks curlyfries for the heads up of the subbed videos… click on the link to watch the first episode: SMILE (Episode 1)


Jun Matsumoto’s new drama

I think Jun Matsumoto’s last drama was Bambino (if I’m not mistaken). But now he is going to star in a new drama alongside Yui Aragaki (the girl from Koizora, the movie version). It’s going to be entitled Smile.

jun aragaki_yui

Jun Matsumoto plays a half-Filipino whose father has died and mother has disappeared. Despite his misfortune and the issues he deals with, such as race, he lives his life positively with a constant smile.

Similarly, Gakky plays a young woman living cheerfully despite losing her ability to speak due to an accident. Her character is said to be modeled after a real actress in the theatrical troupe that Takuma runs.

“Smile” will air on Friday nights at 10:00pm, starting in April.

I hope this one would be nice 😀 ehehe can’t wait!

** credits to tokyograph and meoinkie2@asianfanatics