ABS-CBN has revealed on their ‘Kapamilyanovelas’ multiply site that they have acquired new drama titles, and three of them are live-action adaptations of popular shoujo manga titles! These titles are Skip Beat! (Taiwanese), Hana-Kimi (Korean) and Absolute Boyfriend (Taiwanese).
Skip Beat! and Hana Kimi is yet premiere on their respective countries, and ABS-CBN may air the following programmes in 2012.
Summary: Rejected way too many times by good-looking (and unattainable) guys, shy Riiko Izawa (Ku Hye Sun) goes online and signs up for a free trial of a mysterious Nightly Lover “figure.” The very next day a cute naked guy (Jiro Wang) is delivered to her door, and he wants to be her boyfriend! Has Riiko died and gone to heaven? The cute guy turns out to be sweet, smart, a great cook, and lots more. And he looks like a million bucks, which is what he’s going to cost Riiko if she doesn’t return him in time.
Absolute Boyfriend’s Taiwanese drama is the second live-action adaptation of a manga created by Fushigi Yuugi and Ayashi no Ceres creator Yuu Watase, and is set to air in Taiwan on April 2012. The Japanese live-action version ran from April to June 2008.
Summary: Sixteen year old Kyoko Mogami (Gong Xi, played by Ivy Chen) sacrificed her life to support her boyfriend, Sho (Shang Jieyong, played by Super Junior‘s Donghae), so he could become a successful singer.
One day, Sho suddenly breaks up with Kyoko, leaving her with nothing, and Kyoko vows to take revenge. She decides to delve into the entertainment world and become even more successful than Sho to get back at him. Kyoko meets Ren (Dun Helian, played by Super Junior‘s Siwon), another actor in her agency, who helps motivate her to become a top entertainer.
Skip Beat is a Taiwanese live-action adaptation of a popular manga by Yoshiki Nakamura, and the series is scheduled to premiere in Taiwan on December 18th.
Summary: A girl named Mizuki as she disguises herself to attend the same all-boys school as her idol. Several of the dorm residential advisors, including a boy named Minami Nanba, discover Mizuki’s secret but vow to keep quiet.
The series is set to air next Summer in Korean television. It will last for 16 episodes and it is promised that, “… that draw out stories of hopes and dreams. It’s a teenage comedy with a cute, but strong storyline and a slew of handsome cast members.”
This will be the fourth live-action adaptation of the popular manga by Hisaya Nakajo, after the hit Taiwanese version, previously aired on the channel in 2008, and the two Japanese versions.
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