“Lighthouse” (2023) A New Concept for a Talk-Show now on Netflix

Lighthouse is a Japanese show on Netflix . It stars Gen Hoshino, musician and actor, and Masayasu Wakabayashi, a popular comedian. The show will feature them having casual conversations about their work, family, and hopes for the future.

A blend of talk-show, reality, and documentary that brings together two individuals who will simply engage in conversation for six months. The program, called “Lighthouse,” aims to shed light on the experiences and perspectives of these two comedians in order to provide support to those who are going through difficult times.

“Lighthouse” (2023) Talk Show on Netflix, Aug. 22

Ironically, the lighthouse itself is also dark and presents a twisted yet entertaining view in which people tend to lose touch with reality, similar to the film starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.

The main characters have been close friends since 2011. Through their conversation, they will share their life stories, allowing us to get to know them better and realize that life, whether in Tokyo or any other part of the world, is not as easy as it may seem. The only thing that truly saves us, and we can all agree on this, is a sense of humor.

This unique talk-show also serves as an opportunity to explore and learn more about the wonderful country of Japan, its customs, and its distinct sense of humor.

You can enjoy this one-of-a-kind program on Netflix starting from August 22nd.

We hope you enjoy it.

The Cast

Gen Hoshino

Gen Hoshino

Gen Hoshino (星野 源, Hoshino Gen, born January 28, 1981) is a Japanese singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and writer.

Hoshino’s movie debut, Lee Sang-il’s 69, was an adaptation of the Ryū Murakami novel of the same name. He previously acted in various television dramas and stage plays. In 2012, he debuted as a voice actor, voicing Buddha in the original video animation (OVA) adaptation of Hikaru Nakamura’s manga Saint Young Men, and also provided a theme song called “Gag” for its 2013 theatrical version, where he reprised his role. In 2013, he played the lead character in Masahide Ichii’s Blindly in Love (箱入り息子の恋, Hakoiri Musuko no Koi) alongside Kaho, and starred in the Sion Sono film Why Don’t You Play in Hell?. In 2016, Hoshino starred in TBS’s The Full-Time Wife Escapist. With Yui Aragaki as his co-star, he portrayed a salaryman named Hiramasa Tsuzaki. The drama achieved steadily rising ratings, with a real-time viewership peak rating of 20.8% on the final episode, and an overall rating of 14.5%. Hoshino’s performance earned him several Best Supporting Actor awards. He also provided the theme song for the drama, titled “Koi”.

In 2017, Hoshino lent his voice to the main character of award-winning animated film Night Is Short, Walk On Girl. He also became the voice of the Father in Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai, which was released into theaters in Japan on July 20, 2018.

Idaten, NHK’s 2019 Taiga drama, chosen for the theme to encourage the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Hoshino portrayed Kazushige Hirasawa, who delivered the persuasive speech that helped determine the venue for the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games.

On April 30, 2018, it was announced that Hoshino will star in Samurai Shifters, the film adaptation of Akihiro Dobashi’s historical novel Hikkoshi Daimyo Sanzenri, set to premier on August 30, 2019. In the movie, he plays a bookworm samurai called Harunosuke Katagiri, who receives the mission to help a daimyo move. It will be Hoshino’s first lead role in a live-action movie since Blindly in Love in 2013.

Masayasu Wakabayashi

Masayasu Wakabayashi

Name: Lighthouse

Description: Lighthouse is a Japanese talk show called Lighthouse that is coming to Netflix on August 22, 2023. It stars Gen Hoshino, a chart-topping musician and actor, and Masayasu Wakabayashi, a popular comedian. The show will feature them having casual conversations about their work, family, and hopes for the future.

Seasons: 1

Country: Japan

Director(s): Masataka Ueno

Writer(s): Nobuyuki Sakuma

Actor(s): Gen Hoshino, Masayasu Wakabayashi

Companies: D:COMPLEX, Netflix

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