Park Seo Joon and Kim Go Eun Top the Japan Viewer Poll on Favorite K-drama Female and Male Stars

I still remember when Bae Yong Joon and Choi Ji Woo would top every Japan viewer poll on anything Hallyu related for a good decade and more after Winter Sonata swept the nation. They’ve dropped off for years now but it’s still interesting to see which Korean stars are resonating with Japanese audiences and I get they definitely have a vibe and preference. For the ladies, a recent Japanese audience poll on favorite K-actress has Kim Go Eun topping the list, followed in second by Han Hyo Joo, then IU in third, Kim Yoo Jung then fourth, and Park Min Young rounding out the top 5 spot. For the men, it’s Park So Joon then Lee Min Ho, third spot is Park Hyung Shik, then Gong Yoo, and finally Cha Eun Woo squeezes into fifth. Some of these names have been popular in Japan also for years but the new arrivals in recent years have got to be Kim Go Eun and Cha Eun Woo. Some of the K-dramas that were popular in Japan which got these names ingrained with J-viewers include Why Secretary Kim, Moonlight Drawn by Stars, Hotel Del Luna, and oldies like Boys Before Flowers, Brilliant Legacy and Coffee Prince.

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Burberry Holds Star Studded Store Event in Seoul with Han Hyo Joo, Cha Eun Woo, Jung Hae In, Moon Ga Young, and Wi Ha Joon in Attendance

Burberry either has a ton of endorsements in South Korean or it’s just got plenty of sway to lure this many famous faces to attend this week’s event in Seoul at its flagship store. Han Hyo Joo and Moon Ga … Continue reading

tvN Fantasy Exorcism Drama Island Confirms Cast of Kim Nam Gil, Lee Da Hee, Cha Eun Woo, and the Return of Sung Joon Playing the Big Bad

This was always going to be an ambitious drama production, with many CGII elements needed and a dark tone that would needed to be balanced for the majority K-drama viewing populace. That it’s initial leading lady pick had to bow … Continue reading

tVN Wed-Thurs Drama True Beauty Wraps Up its Run with Average Ratings of 3.794% and Positive Audience Feedback

High school dramas and especially ones adapted from manhwa/webtoon is usually a niche fan base so ratings are never expected to be winners. But sometimes it gets super low ratings and that’s a bummer. tvN Wed-Thurs drama True Beauty based … Continue reading

First Posters and Stills for tvN Wed-Thurs Drama True Beauty with Moon Ga Young, Cha In Woo, and Hwang In Seop

I’m a bit hesitant to check out tvN drama True Beauty (Goddess Descends) because I checked out the webtoon it’s based on and didn’t like it right off the bat. Last time that happened I gave Backstreet Rookie (Convenience Store … Continue reading

K-drama True Beauty Holds Script Reading With Leads Cha Eun Woo, Moon Ga Young, and Hwang In Yeop

It’s filming kick off time for upcoming tvN drama True Beauty, adapted from the webtoon called The Goddess Descends which supposedly has a problematic premise about beauty and shallowness and whatnot. Moon Ga Young plays the titular beauty who is … Continue reading

Cha Eun Woo, Moon Ga Young, and Hwang In Yeop Confirmed for K-drama Adaptation of Webtoon True Beauty

If there was a pitch perfect casting of manga/manhwa/webtoon character to real live actor/actress then True Beauty (Goddess as Descended) wins the prize off the bat. The drama adaptation of the same name webtoon is heading into production and the … Continue reading

Netizens Have Fun with Top K-ent Actors and Idols with Face Swap App Turning into Beautiful Women

Okay, the title may be a bit misleading because not every handsome/charming Korean actor and idol could be considered beautiful if they were turned into women versions. The popular face changing app that swaps genders is all the rage last … Continue reading