BigBang's Seungri cast in popular Japanese TV series

Seungri of K-pop boy band Big Bang is going to be appearing on a new Japanese TV show!! So excited!

Seungri will be appearing on "Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo - HongKong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case" [which is a translated title]on Nippon Television Network, according to YG Entertainment's press release Monday.

"'Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo' is famous as a TV series and a comic strip. I'm nervous to be meeting a wide audience as this is targeting a global audience but I'll do my best [to meet my fans' expectations]. I hope I'll enjoy shooting the drama," Seungri was quoted as saying.

Seungri will play the role of Kim Ryong-dong, a Korean student who studies in Hong Kong and gets accused of being a criminal in a murder case that occurred at a hotel he works at part-time.

Along with Seungri, Yamada Ryosuke of Hey! Say! JUMP and the Taiwanese boy band Fahrenheit's former member Wu Chun will also make appearances on that show!


Seungri has been living in Japan for the last few months. He has been appearing as a regular on Fuji TV and he's hosting his own variety show I From Bigbang!!!

To increase his popularity in Japan, he held two sets of solo meet and greet sessions at the Shinkiba Studio Coast in Tokyo, Japan on August 26.

In the meantime, Big Bang is  in the middle of holding "BIG BANG ALIVE TOUR 2012," their first world tour opening in 25 cities in 16 countries. 

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