First of all WoW! i am amaze at the amount of thai lakorn fans who don't know the story of Koo Gum...makes me feel old LoL...if you have not seen Koo Gum, watch it...I don't think there is a version that is not worth watching...would anyone disagree...
Look wise I think Barry is a great choice and Son Y. as well, they have more northern Asian look...acting wise, this is such a Epic role, really is, I'm a bit afraid because Kobori's character demonstrates a lot of different emotions these 2 young actors would not be able to portray those emotions, and kobori's age was not specific, but he seems more mature that that of Son or Barry....Taew looks a bit young as well and doesn't look, like everyone said native Thai, I think Benz and Mam had such a natural Thai women look, it would just be strange to see someone who look otherwise
My Ultimate cast would be Tik J. as Kobori, I don't know he doesn't look too Japanese, but as someone says he wears military uniform so well. Age and acting wise, he seem fit. For Miss. Hideko Angsumali, *hold breath* [Miss Joy Rinlanee]
Yep. She looks like a Thai native, BEAUTIFUL looks like a lady, looks strong-willed and challenging. And she has taken on an Big nang'ek like Potjamah before so, I would also love to see her as Angsumali
For me my fav. cast has got to be the 1980's version of Koo Gum with Mam and Warut??, OMG PERFECT CAST. The actor who played VANA gave Kobori a run for his money LoL, Vana was so charming, his smile was soo damn charming and his sweet, sentimental eyes was definitely a match for Kobori's hotness, Damn if I was Angsumali in this version I would be torn between these 2 guys as well....
but I am ready for a remake of Koo Gum any day....oh BanXaiTong too while we're at it lol