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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K-ent Industry Focus on the Return of the Big Three Young Actors Kim Soo Hyun, Lee Jong Seok, and Lee Min Ho in Late 2021/Early 2022 K-dramas

The summer wave is over and now K-ent is turning its eyes to a trio of stalwart buzz makers. Whether each brings in actual ratings is only part of the picture, each also generates copious media coverage, online fan buzz, … Continue reading

BTS, Lee Min Ho, Blackpink, Psy, and Song Hye Kyo Only Entertainers to Make the KOCIS 2021 Most Influential South Korean Poll

The recently released 2021 KOCIS (The Korean Culture and Information Service) poll of 16 overseas countries and 8000 voters gathered who foreigners think is the most influential South Korean. This poll is not limited to entertainment stars and the top … Continue reading

Pick Your Favorite K-drama Male and Female Lead Height Differential When it Comes to Swoony Romance Visuals

Thanks to the expertise of K-netizens we have another fun “pick your fave” topic – height differential. K-drama casting probably doesn’t take it into account but as viewers it’s definitely something that adds or detracts from the watch experience. I … Continue reading

Park Seo Joon Tops the Actor/Actress Group in the 2021 Forbes Power Celebrity List for South Korea

The Forbes 2021 ranking of Power Celebrity is out for South Korean entertainment and it includes not just actors and actresses but all celebrities including sports stars and MCs. This remains more a snapshot of who had popular/breakout/buzzyworthy projects in … Continue reading