Posted by: Ordinary12 | August 7, 2009

Itazura Na Kiss Comes To Korea!!!

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Group Eight, the producers who butchered adapted Hana Yori Dango into the hot mess that was Boys Before Flowers, is adapting another popular Japanese manga for Korean television: Itazura na Kiss, or Playful Kiss, which was turned into an anime series as well as the Taiwanese drama It Started With a Kiss.

Normally, I’d be all for a kdrama adaptation of what sounds like a cute romantic trendy drama, but Group Eight has pretty much lost its credibility with me after Boys Before Flowers. Not that I didn’t enjoy watching it, but it was nowhere near what it could, and should, have been. Group Eight is often mentioned as producing Goong, but that’s not strictly true (there was that production company split with Group Eight and Eight Peaks). The titles that Group Eight can claim as exclusively theirs are Fantasy Couple (okay) and Goong S (highly disappointing). On the other hand, they’re also doing Tamna the Island, which looks promising.

According to Group Eight president Song Byung-joon, the adaptation of Itazua na Kiss is next on their slate after Tamna, and they are currently in the planning stages. The licensing has been finalized and they are currently in the process of finding a scriptwriter. They are aiming to broadcast the series (I’ll use the Korean title, 장난스런 키스 or Playful Kiss) next summer.

Song did add that because the original manga never had an official ending (the writer passed away before finishing the series), the Korean version of Playful Kiss may choose to make its own, “entirely different, Korean-style ending.” Just as long as nobody dies of sudden cancer harboring a hidden birth secret, we hope.

Source: joy news

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Responses

  1. muka Joe Cheng na aneeeehhh!!!!! akwkwkakkw
    wow… itazura na kiss ver. Korea???
    kira” sapa y pmain na???
    hmm… gmn klo…
    cowo na JJ, cewe na aq???
    ok? ok?
    stuju?????
    horeeeee~

  2. +PLAAAKKK!!+
    *gampar angel kenceng” biar sadar*

    Ud sadar buu??
    Ngarep skale dirimu~
    wakakakaka
    XD XD

    -Tep-

  3. akwkawkaw..

  4. how about Hyung Joon from SS501 and Sulli from f(x), i think it will be a best couple, but it is in my mind..

    ah..i just want to see Hyung Joon will be the cast of this drama and because i like him..^^

  5. hahahaha


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