Seo In-guk to make debut in Japan
Jellyfish Entertainment said yesterday that Seo will sign with Japanese agency Irving Entertainment which also manages the affairs of actors Ryu Si-won, Kwon Sang-woo and Jung Woo-sung when they are in Japan.
Seo made his debut in 2009 as the winning contestant on the first run of singing-survival show “Super Star K.”
Since making his mark in the industry as a singer, the 24-year-old has recently undertaken an acting role, making his drama debut in “Love Rain,” alongside hallyu stars Jang Keun-suk and Girls’ Generation’s Yoona.
It is his role in the drama, playing the musically talented youth Kim Chang-mo, that led to Seo’s fan base increasing in Japan.
“Since ‘Love Rain’ began airing on Fuji TV, Seo In-guk has become a rising star in Japan. Hopefully he will be able to be active both as a singer and actor over there,” said a spokesperson from Jellyfish.
Currently, Seo is starring in the tvN drama “Respond 1997,” which will air starting tonight. The program also features A Pink’s Jung Eun-ji, Infinite’s Hoya and former Sechskies member Eun Ji-won.
By Carla Sunwoo