The craze for “K-dramas” in Japan is such that co-productions between the two countries are becoming more and more frequent. Following the success of actor Chae Jong-hyup’s series “Eye Love You” on Japanese television network TBS, Han Hyo-joo and Lee Se-young jumped into the “Eye Love You” trend one after the other. Korea-Japan Romance”, thus arousing considerable interest.

It was last month that Lee Se-young finished filming Coupang Play’s drama “What Comes After Love,” starring Japanese star Kentaro Sakaguchi and chronicling Hong’s (Lee Se-young) reunion with her ex. -Japanese boyfriend in Korea, five years after breaking up with him in Japan, where she studied at university. Based on the 2005 novel of the same title and written by Korean novelist Gong Ji-young and Japanese writer Tsuji Hitonari, the novel depicts the changes of the protagonists as they get back on their feet after a breakup.

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Japanese fans have high expectations from this drama, considering that the original novel is considered a bestseller and it is also Kentaro Sakaguchi’s first work in Korea.

For her part, Han Hyo-joo is in the middle of filming “Romantic Anonymous”, a Japanese drama from Netflix in which she will work with Japanese star Oguri Shun. In this drama, Han, who plays a brilliant chocolatier with a phobia of eyes, meets Okuri Shun, the owner of a chocolate factory, and gradually opens his heart. Of course, the overall production is handled by the Korean team, but Japanese director Sho Tsukikawa, to whom we also owe the hit film “I Want to Eat Your Pancakes”, should emphasize the atmosphere. unique emotional experience of Japan.

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Japanese actor Takuya Terada also appeared in the recently released film “The Daechi Scandal,” playing a college friend who has a long-time crush on the main character, played by Ahn So-hee, as well as in the Netflix drama “Can Love Be Translated?” » in which Fukush Sota plays the lead role with Kim Seon-ho and Go Yoon-jung.

As for actor Ok Taek-yeon, member of the group 2PM, he lives a love story with Hayato Isomura in the Japanese BL drama from Netflix entitled “Soulmate”.

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It was through the Japanese media Model Press that producer Keisuke Nakajima, to whom we owe the production of “Eye Love You” with Chae Jong-hyup, declared: “ We have had several cases of unique dramas with actors of different nationalities in the past, but continually trying to produce these dramas like today is unusual

To explain this situation, he said: ” Over the past few years, the number of Korean drama fans has grown rapidly in Japan, as has the number of opportunities to experience Korean content in the country.

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