Keyword: Gaksital Manga

Manga-Based Dramas Are Not Always A Formula For Success

Manga-Based Dramas Are Not Always A Formula For Success

 

Some of the most successful dramas have been based on mangas. “Boys Over Flowers,” starring Lee Min Ho and Kim Hyun Joong is probably the best example as it got good ratings and achieved international fame. The drama about four spoiled rich boys who rule a school is based on the manga “Hana Yori Dango.” “City Hunter,” which also starred Lee Min Ho, was based on the Japanese manga by Tsukasa Hojo and had Nielsen ratings of almost 20 percent nationwide....

Manga Author Drops Plagiarism Suit Against "You Who Came From The Stars"

Manga Author Drops Plagiarism Suit Against "You Who Came From The Stars"

 

Manga author Kang Kyung Ok, who sued the producers of “You Who Came From The Stars, ” for plagiarism has suddenly dropped the suit.

The suit was filed on May 20th and dropped on July 3rd. The manga writer sued not only the entertainment company, HB Entertainment, but also the screenwriter Park Ji Eun. She asked for $600,000 in damages.

On her blog Kang claimed that the popular drama had too many similarities with her 2008 manga “Seol Hee” for it to be merely a coincidence....

More Manga Roles For K-Drama Actors

More Manga Roles For K-Drama Actors

 

Kim Woo Bin and Joo Won are the latest in a long tradition of k-drama stars to take roles adapted directly from mangas.

Kim Woo Bin recently accepted a role in a drama inspired by the online comic book “Cheese in the Trap.” In that manga, he will play Baek In Ho, a handsome college student with a bad temper. It”s a bad boy role that he on because of his playing Choi Do Young in “The Heirs.”

Meanwhile, Joo Won has signed on to play the role of Shinichi Chiaki in the comic turned J-drama, film and now k-drama,”Nodame Cantible.” He”s a classical student at a music college and an arrogant perfectionist. But he”s not as perfect as he would like people to believe. Because of his phobias, he”s afraid of planes and the ocean. He finds it hard to travel. He falls for Nodame, a quirky but talented pianist. Actress Shim Eun Kyung, who won praise for her work in the films “Miss Granny” and “Sunny” is considering the role of Nodame. ...