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On August 23, ViVi Magazine, based in Japan, published a survey result for the ten best Korean dramas they want to remake in the Japanese version. About 400 respondents in their teens to 60s voted from August 11 to August 16, 2021. So, as a result, here are the ten best Korean dramas voted by the netizens to remake in the Japanese version. Let’s check it out!
10 Best Korean Dramas Voted to Remake in Japanese Version
10. Start-Up, Pinnochio, My Lovely Sam Soon (11 votes)
With the same total number of votes, Korean dramas Start-up, Pinnochio, and My Lovely Sam Soon are side by side at number 10.
Start-Up (2020) is a Korean drama that follows four young Koreans who struggle to build their own company. The drama raised Kim Seon Ho’s popularity, who played Han Ji Pyung and gave the second lead syndrome to his fans.
Pinnochio (2014) has an interesting plot and intense chemistry between the two leads, Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong Suk) and Choi In Ha (Park Shin Hye).
My Lovely Sam Soon (2005) is a classic Korean drama starring Hyun Bin and Kim Sun Ah. It tells about a pastry chef named Kim Sam Soon (Kim Sun Ah), who is always at odds with restaurant owner Hyun Jin Heon (Hyun Bin).
9. Kill Me Heal Me (12 votes)
Kill Me Heal Me (2015) starring famous Korean actors Ji Sung and Park Seo Joon. The drama has many lessons to learn; it tells about the multiple-personality disorder, a sensitive and controversial issue. However, the writer had successfully made it with a fascinating plot.
8. Something in The Rain (13 votes)
7. My Love from the Star (14 votes)
My Love from the Star (2019) is a Korean drama with a romantic comedy genre with unique characters, a fresh storyline, and not dull until the last episode. The two main actors Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun, are Korean actors with the highest paid in the Korean drama industry in 2020.
6. Nevertheless (18 votes)
Nevertheless (2021) is a Korean drama with realistic romance and natural chemistry between the lead actors. The recent Korean drama is starring the rising star Han So Hee and Sweet Home cast, Song Kang.
Top 5 Best Korean Dramas to Remake in the Japanese Version.
5. Coffee Prince 1st Store (28 votes)
The Korean drama Coffee Prince, which aired for the first time in 2007, is a famous drama series among Korean drama lovers. This drama is starring Gong Yoo, Yoon Eun Hye, Lee Sun Kyun, and Chae Jung An. You can find it remade in the Philippines and Thailand.
4. Crash Landing on You (38 votes)
Crash Landing on You (2020) is Korean drama lovers’ most well-known and highly recommended drama. This drama unites the RiRi couple, Yoon Se Ri (Son Ye Jin) and Captain Ri Jung Hyuk (Hyun Bin), on the silver screen and in real life.
3. Guardian: the Lonely and Great God (Goblin) (43 votes)
Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016), known as Goblin, is a Korean drama that Korean drama lovers highly recommend. This fantasy-themed drama gives an excellent impression on Korean drama lovers, especially the acting skills of the players, cinematography, and the original soundtrack. A respondent has left a comment:
I think it’s an exciting and tear-jerking drama, and I want this drama to be more well known in Japan.
2. Itaewon Class (45 votes)
Itaewon Class (2020) is a Korean drama adapted from a webtoon of the same title. This drama tells the story of Park Saeroyi (Park Seo Joon), who struggles to build his business from the ground. Moreover, it has an engaging storyline accompanied by valuable messages and lessons about life and business. A respondent has left a comment:
The content is reminiscent of “Naoki Hanzawa,” and I felt it would suit Japanese people. The original manga also has a Japanese translation version (the set is in Roppongi), and I could read it without any discomfort.
1. What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim? (52 votes)
“What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?” starring Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young, tells the story of a boss who has a narcissistic nature and doesn’t want his secretary to stop working for him.
The compelling storyline keeps the viewers captivated by the frustrated romance of the narcissistic vice chairman and his secretary. A respondent commented:
I want to see who will play the role of the narcissistic Park Seo Joon. I’m also interested in Park Min-young’s clothes, as well as the Japanese actresses who will play. The content of the movie is also interesting because of the dialogue between the two.
So, which one of the best Korean dramas above is your favorite too?
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