First Anime adaptation of K-Drama series to premiere this September.
ZEN Otaku Honbu has learned that the anime series Winter Sonata will premiere on ANIMAX next month.
The anime series will have a two-episode back-to-back premiere on September 20 (Tuesday) starting at 06:50pm MNL, and the series will run Weeknights at 07:30pm, replacing Letter Bee (Tegami Bachi).
Winter Sonata brings to life in anime, the eponymous worldwide hit Korean romance drama series that started the Korean wave.
The story begins when Jun-Sang, the son of an eminent musician, moves to Chuncheon, a rural city in South Korea. As gifted student, Jun-Sang is welcomed by his fellow students as well as teachers, but remains quiet and introverted. Believing that his father is dead, and in constant conflict with his mother, Jun-Sang is convinced no one truly loves him.
Befriending classmate Yu-Jin, Jun-Sang soon falls in love with her and she opens her heart to him. Their relationship, however, is cut short when tragedy strikes. Jun-Sang is involved in a serious car accident which leaves him with brain damage, rendering him unable to recall his past.
Desiring Jun-Sang’s love and respect, his mother has him brainwashed by a psychologist to forget his painful childhood as an illegitimate child. As a result, Jun-Sang’s memories prior to the accident are erased. Jun-Sang and his mother than moves to the US to start a new life under the identity of Yi Min-Hyong while his friends, including Yu-jin, and teachers are told that Jun-Sang is dead.
A decade later, Min-Hyong is an award-winning architect in the US. He remembers nothing about his life in Korea. He is an open-minded person who cares about others, including his mother. He returns to Korea and Yu-Jin recognizes him on the street, prompting her to put off her engagement to childhood friend Sang-Hyuk.
Little does she know that Min-Hyeong is dating her friend, Che-Rin. Things get complicated as Yu-Jin begins work at the firm where Min-Hyong is employed, and tries to find out if he is her long lost lover Jun-Sang. (Synopsis from ANIMAX)
Winter Sonata is the first Korean drama that was adapted into an anime programme.
It was adapted from the 20-episode Korean drama series aired in 2002, which the second installment of the Endless Love series, after “Autumn in my heart.”
The anime series was directed by Yoon Seok-Ho, the same director of the Winter Sonata drama series, and the lead characters was voiced by the original cast of the drama series, Bae Yong Joon and Choi Ji Woo.
The series premiered in 2009.
Photos also proivided by ANIMAX.
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