Hit TW-movie Our Times Producer Adapting New It Started With a Kiss Movie with Darren Wang and Jelly Lin

There’s a new remake of It Started With a Kiss (Itazura na Kiss) in the works and this one doesn’t elicit the immediate response of why bother which is actually good sign. There are so many versions of ISWAK out there and I’ve like quite a few of them – the Taiwan perfection with Ariel Lin and Joe Cheng, before all the scandal Playful Kiss cuteness with Kim Hyun Joong and Jung So Min, and lots of folks loved the modern newer Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo. Taiwan remade ISWAK as a drama two years ago but that didn’t resonate with the viewers but I’m curious to see ISWAK as a movie with two charismatic young stars in Darren Wang (breakout from Our Times) and The Mermaid‘s Jelly Lin. Jelly is gorgeous but plays goofy and dopey quite well as evidenced in The Mermaid, and Darren is just pent up charisma that I believe can pull off the straight man character rather than his Our Times rebel. The movie posters are so sweet and nostalgic, and Bazaar China has already done a fashion pictorial with the two leads that highlight their impressive visuals. Continue reading

TW-drama Remake of It Started with a Kiss Teases the Famous Kiss Scene with Leads Dino Lee and Esther Wu

Like it or not, the next adaptation of shoujo manga story Itazura na Kiss (It Started with a Kiss) is coming soon like a train that doesn’t even realize it’s making the umpteenth round into the same station. Will viewers … Continue reading

Pretty Young Newbies Cast as the Leads of the Japanese Movie Version of Itazura na Kiss

Casting is complete and filming underway for the upcoming Japanese movie adaptation of popular shoujo manga Itazura na Kiss. The movie is called Itazura na Kiss The Movie ~Haisukuru hen~ (Mischievous Kiss The Movie: High School version) and stars two … Continue reading

From Favorite to Best: The Three Versions of Itazura na Kiss Poll and Discussion

Everyone has their own favorite flavor of ice-cream, and even the exact same flavor of ice-cream can taste different despite the same basic ingredients of milk and sugar. I look at the various drama adaptations of the Japanese manga Itazura … Continue reading