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Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo reunite after 7 years


People just can’t get enough of “Winter Sonata”.

On September 28th, Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo met up for the first time in seven years for a press conference in Japan to endorse “Winter Sonata” the animated series.

Bae Yong0joon and Choi Ji-woo reprises their roles as the two high school sweethearts separated by circumstance,Β Kang Joon-sang and Jung Yu-jin respectively. Despite the fact that this is a Japanese anime production, the two actors speak in their native Korean, keeping to the original flavor of the drama series.

I wasn’t a big fan of the drama itself with the overly sappy acting, but looking at the previews, the anime looks semi-promising. The animation is beautifully done with the direction paying a lot of attention to aesthetics.

“Winter Sonata” the animated series will begin broadcasting on October 17th in Japan.

Check out the previews, trailers, and dubbing sessions~


50 Comments on “Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo reunite after 7 years”

  1. Vivi says:

    Awww… this seems cute.
    It reminds me of when I watched the original series years ago. Good times…

    Side note: Bae Yong-Joon looks like Harry Potter with that hair and glasses IMO

  2. Vivi says:

    Judging from the previews, the animation itself seems lackluster: even awkward and amateurish at times. The real promise is probably going to be the nostalgic factor for most people.

  3. SE7EN4LIFE says:

    3rd πŸ˜€

  4. anon says:

    They really aged. They looked really older now, compared from their Winter Sonata days.

    Animated series seems cute though.

  5. COOKIE JAR says:

    awww…the animated version is nice =)

  6. mcrpa says:

    would definitely look forward to this animation…love BYJ!!!!

  7. SHINeengDAY. says:

    winter sonata was the thing that started it all; me liking korean things. =)

  8. fifi says:

    Awwwwwwwwww So cute n so smart i love u

  9. ae cha says:

    cool!!! πŸ™‚

  10. I'll Change My Name says:

    here we go again..another great anime..yeah..

  11. ae cha says:

    i love anime and korean series, winter sonata is one of my favorite, i would be glad if the animated series will also broadcast here in the Philippines…. πŸ™‚

  12. xxxxxx says:

    I love her shoes!

  13. JC says:

    BYJ look old.

  14. kiina says:

    luv it!
    btw, who sang the song “i believe” anyone?????

  15. Sara says:

    Aww I might actually watch that. The animation gives it a dreamier, more sentimental look. Now I just have to figure out where to watch it when it comes out and is subbed. lol!

  16. coklatvirgo says:

    first korean drama i so excited to watched and i like till now

  17. jen says:

    Pretty woman, but that WHOLE ensemble has GOT to GO. Can you say “fugly”.

  18. bubam says:

    awsome guy…just love him

  19. elle(TM) says:

    Oh come on! This drama wasn’t even all that! Now, if you wanted to make an anime of Full House or Autumn Tale, I’d watch that! I think the Japanese like this drama so much because perhaps BYJ already looks like an anime character >_<

  20. cdnpoint says:

    While the prelude and trailer seem to show bits from the drama series’ storylines, I understand that the animation series is supposed to explain what happened to the two main characters after they each leave Seoul-he to New York, she to Paris for her studies. Remember, about three years passed before they both returned to Seoul at the end of the series.

  21. cdnpoint says:

    BTW, it looks as though BYJ did a Boa move and got his hair cut shorter!

  22. pat says:

    Sorry but I think the animation looks really cheesy and unsophisticated. It is very stilted looking.

  23. The Hamburglar says:

    The anime looks like something from the late 80s/early 90s anime. I wonder how many “quiet” moments this will have with a static background. Methinks the translation will be a bit fuzzy. Wondering, wondering, wondering if ahjummas will go out in a tizzy to watch this?

  24. rhuverl says:

    ohh its good to know that winter sonata i watched years ago was have anime version i love it choi ji woo is my idol….love you your so beautiful……winter sonata is very beautiful love story…….

  25. kpop says:


  26. jicks says:

    i think they look really good as anime characters!

    whether you liked winter sonata or not, you can not deny it’s one of the most pivotal series in helping put korean dramas on the map OUTSIDE of korea. korean melodrama at its peak you could say.

    i personally think it’s one of the greatest love stories ever told ❀

  27. hashi says:

    this drama remind me with my past..especially its soundtrack.

  28. Ashley says:

    Awww… brings back Winter Sonata. :] Great drama.

  29. charmagne says:

    looks really good!

  30. iv3kr says:

    Was winter sonata really that good?
    I should watch it then.

  31. maureen says:

    …i’m excited to watch the animated series…

    …I love watching BYJ and CJW together……

    …They are a nice pair!

  32. nadia says:

    lol…it has been long time tho…miss this time

  33. islandgirl says:

    i love choi ji woo and bae yong joon.they looked great together.

  34. chen says:

    a very nice couple. winter sonata is a drama that made korea famous as a beautiful place to visit and has lots of beautiful drama and nice culture. good job for byj & cjw, a once in a lifetime classic love story everybody never forget….

  35. lilian says:

    I love watching BYJ and CJW together, waiting for part II

  36. cool says:

    i can’t wait!!

  37. cool says:

    Oh and he finally cut he’s hair! I like her shoes in the pic.

  38. honey says:

    choi ji woo and bae yong joon was destiny to collaborate again after 7yrs in there drama.nothing is impossible to fated to be together in there real life.wish them luck and you both look great to be real couple.

  39. gina says:

    i like choi ji woo and bae yong joon.

  40. Belen says:

    Iam looking forward to this anime drama of my 2 favorit Idol BYJ and CJW, I like to watch the two of them they are a great love team and for real, coz. they suite to each other, A handsome and a good looking man and a very fiminine and beautiful lady, well they much to each other. Both of them are successful in their own. Hope that there are more Drama series which the two of them were imvolve. Keep it up Guys!!!

  41. chel says:

    oh my gosh! im so happy to see them together again after 7 years! huh! im still in love with BYJ how i wish he can find a time to visit singapore! luv u BYJ.

  42. beatriz jimenez says:

    Me alegra muchisimo verlos juntos de nuevo, estan muy bien y super elegantes. felicidades que tengan suerte con su anime Sonata de Invierno…

  43. cathy says:

    beautiful music , i like BYJ in short hair

  44. HAPPY says:

    I like Winter Sonata and the story, I think in Tunisia just only me watching it πŸ˜€ !! I love BYJ and his smile… and in the pic I love CJWs’ shoes…
    I just like them… wish them hard luck!!

  45. kepol says:

    Hello…hey both of these couple i really like them act at Drama…After the WS on 2002,i nver watch other korean drama again..

    But i shocked when i know just few minutes that they are tgether in the WS animated drama…

    How am i going to but this drama series in Malaysia ?

    Anybody know where’s the place ? Pleas let me know

    Thank you

  46. zhi says:

    When i feel lonely, i always watch Winter sonata. I luv BYJ. i like his smile, and his expression i love all the way he look. I can’t expressed my thought. I wish i could see him in person. I’m from Mizoram, India. It is located in N.E. India. How could this happen !!!! Biane for my bad english.

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