News Winter Sonata's Bae Eyeing Kami no Shizuku Drama Role
posted on 2008-08-27 13:01 EDT
Bae Yong-Joon, the actor who became a household name in South Korea and Japan with his starring role in the Winter Sonata (Fuyu no Sonata) drama, is considering a drama version of Tadashi Agi and Shū Okimoto's Kami no Shizuku (Les Gouttes de Dieu or The Drops of God) wine manga for his next role. Bae's agency said he is starting the process of developing and negotiating for the drama version. The manga has been so popular in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan that sales of specific wines labels and years mentioned in the manga have spiked in Taiwan and other Asian countries.
The story follows a young man's quest to identify the twelve wines described in his late father's will. Writer Agi's family are big fans of Bae, and Agi had actually modeled Kami no Shizuku's young wine critic character, Issei Tōmine, on Bae. The manga has been running in Kodansha's Morning magazine since 2004.
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