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Korean Drama For 2011

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“City Hunter” Lee Min Ho Receives 1 on 1 Personal Training

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Personal Taste beat America’s famous dramas on Hulu streaming site

The drama “Personal Taste,” which features Lee Min Ho and Son Ye Jin as the main characters, beat America’s famous dramas “Lost” and “Grey’s Anatomy” in ranking at #5 on Hulu streaming site.
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4minute unleashes 2nd single covers and tracklists!

Pop sensation, 4minute, have revealed their plans for their second Japanese single, “I My Me Mine.” It will feature their first ever original Japanese song, “グッバイ.” The single will come in 3 versions, including two DVD versions and one CD-only version.

Track List(CD)
01. I My Me Mine(Japanese Version)
02. グッバイ
03. HUH(Original Version)
04. I My Me Mine(Instrumental)

4Minute
「I My Me Mine」 Version A (CD + DVD + Trading Card)
2010.07.28 / UMCF-9541 / ¥1.500(tax in)

Track List(CD)
01. I My Me Mine(Japanese Version)
02. グッバイ
03. HUH(Original Version)
04. I My Me Mine(Instrumental)

Track List(DVD)
01. -4Minute LIVE Energy Vol.1 『Muzik』-Muzik(Japanese Version)

4Minute
「I My Me Mine」 Version B (CD + DVD + Trading Card)
2010.07.28 / UMCF-9542 / ¥1,500(tax in)

Track List(CD)
01. I My Me Mine(Japanese Version)
02. グッバイ
03. HUH(Original Version)
04. I My Me Mine(Instrumental)

Track List(DVD)
01. -4Minute LIVE Energy Vol.1 『Muzik』-What A Girl Wants

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Park Bo Young On the Priority for ‘Playful Kiss’

What we have been waiting is the progress news of remaking the popular Japanese drama ‘Itazura na Kiss’ into the Korean version entitled ‘Playful Kiss’. The young Korean actress Park Bo Young is on the priority to take the role in the drama. However, we haven’t heard the confirmation yet from Park’s side.

According to a source of the production company, they have recently held and audition to a hundred hopefuls for the lead role. Meanwhile, they had been chosen PD Hwang In Roi who helmed Korean drama ‘Goong’ and ‘Return of Iljimae’, and writer Go Eun Nim to direct and pen the drama.

Park rose her popularity after her lovely and wonderful acting as a single mom in the most popular Korean movie in 2008 ‘Speeding Scandal’ alongside the top Korean actor Cha Tae Hyun.

The filming will begin soon in July, after they finish the casting in late June. The drama is planned to broadcast for fall, following the Wednesday-Thursday drama ‘Road No. 1’.

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“IRIS” starts melting Japanese viewers’ hearts

TV series “IRIS” starts melting Japanese viewers’ hearts

TV series “IRIS”, which made headlines prior to its airing for being assigned a prime time, 9 p.m. slot on TBS, has finally started conquering Japan. TBS, which had been involved with “IRIS” since its early planning stages, appears to be putting all its energy into promoting the series. The show’s lead actors, Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-hee, visited Japan together prior to its premiere on April 21 and appeared on various variety shows on TBS over the next couple of days. The two stars made so many TV appearances that you could see them almost every time you turned on the television set. On April 20, the day before the premiere, they appeared on a popular TV show hosted by noted emcee Shimada Shinsuke and handpicked voice actors for the supporting roles in the Japanese-dubbed version of “IRIS”. Four veteran Japanese celebrities competed to win the part of Captain Jung, the boss for Lee Byung-hun’s character, and comedian Moody Katsuyama ended up taking the role. In addition, promotional posters of “IRIS” was plastered in every part of the city including Shinjuku, Shibuya and Omotesando and Lee’s fans exchanged information thru fan websites on the whereabouts of the posters so that they could take pictures. TBS also set up a Twitter account to promote “IRIS”, delivering news about the show on a real-time basis.

“IRIS” scores highest rating among all TBS shows with premiere episode

The line-up of actors who provided voice-overs for the Japanese-dubbed version of “IRIS” is quite fancy. Actor Fujiwara Tatsuya, known to Korean fans for his lead role in the film “Death Note”, played the main character Hyun-joon, originally portrayed by Lee Byung-hun. Kim Tae-hee’s character Seung-hee was voiced by actress Kuroki Meisa who gained popularity after appearing in dramas such as “Ninkyo Helper” and “Haikei, Chichiue-sama”. Fujiwara Tatsuya has said, “I was under a strong impression that Hallyu dramas were usually melodramas that female viewers empathize with, but ‘IRIS’ has a story that can attract male viewers as well.” He also confessed that he is “so into the drama that [he] forgets about reading the script.” At the press conference held in Japan on April 18, Lee explained that the show “received a lot of love in Korea. I have very high hopes for the drama and am curious what kind of response it will receive in Japan because the culture is different and people express their emotions differently.”

Thanks to such heavy promotion, “IRIS” recorded a 10.1 percent viewership rating for its special premiere episode which aired for two hours on April 21. According to an official in the Japanese TV broadcasting industry, TBS had an average viewership rating of around 5 percent during the given time slot. It is quite a strong start, considering that the figure was the highest among all the TV programs that aired on TBS that day. Riding high on the momentum, TBS re-aired the premiere episode on April 28, at 1:55 p.m., before the second episode was broadcast and is planning to run a special feature titled “IRIS Exclusive Close-up Special 2010” on May 14. A huge promotion event, featuring the main cast including Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-hee as well as popular idol group Big Bang, will be held in Osaka on May 26 and in Saitama Super Arena on June 1. From May 21 thru June 6, there will be an “IRIS Exhibition” held at the Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View. Rumor has it that props and wardrobe from the drama shootings will be featured in the exhibit, and cafes and bars will turn into “IRIS”-style venues. Looks like it will only be a matter of time until the famous “candy kiss scene” will capture the hearts of Japanese fans.

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Fujiwara Tatsuya and Kuroko Meisa in Korea Drama Iris

Two of Japan’s top actors are on board to provide voice-overs for the local version of Korean blockbuster drama “IRIS”, according to Japanese daily newspaper Sankei Sports over the weekend.

Sankei reported Saturday that noted Japanese actors Fujiwara Tatsuya and Kuroki Meisa will lend their voices for the shows’ two main characters, originally played by top Korean stars Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-hee.

The series, which premieres in Japan on April 21, garnered much publicity in Korea for its huge scale, global location shoots and a star-studded cast, led by Lee and including Jung Joon-ho, Kim Seung-woo, Kim So-yeon and Choi Seung-hyun, better known as T.O.P. from popular Korean idol group Big Bang.

Tatsuya, who will voice the male lead in the Japanese version of “IRIS”, has starred in numerous television dramas and films, most notably the hit horror flick “Death Note” (2006).

Meisa, dubbing for Kim Tae-hee’s role, is an actress, model and singer who has appeared in over a dozen TV series and movies including the Asian co-production film “Dance, Subaru!”.

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