subARASHIki sekai (meoinkie2) wrote in aramatheydidnt,
subARASHIki sekai

K-pop group Boyfriend to star in their first Japanese movie


The K-pop group Boyfriend is set to star in an upcoming Japanese movie called GOGO♂ Ikemen 5, which is based on a popular romantic comedy novel.

Boyfriend was formed in 2011 and consists of six members: Donghyun, Jeongmin, Youngmin, Minwoo, Kwangmin, and Hyunseong. Their single “Be My Shine” debuted in Japan on December 8 and immediately reached #4 on the Oricon chart. They also received a sudden spike in attention in Japan when their song “Hitomi no Melody” was chosen as the ending theme of the Detective Conan anime last month.

The original novel has been viewed over 600,000 times on the popular user-generated content site Everystar, where it was voted the top romantic novel by users of the site. Due to its success online, a paperback edition was also released last year. It’s especially popular with female readers ages 10-20.

The film is a slapstick school comedy and revolves around five good looking young men who are popular, excel at sports, and get the best grades. They’re collectively referred to as “Ikemen 5” and are considered the idols of their school. However, when they all fall in love with the same girl, the group and their school are thrown into turmoil.

“GOGO♂ Ikemen 5” is directed by Sakurako Fukuyama (Be Crazy About Me!) and will be released this summer.


Tags: film, hallyu, movie

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