News Crunchyroll Streams Manga-Based Korean Drama Dr. Jin
posted on 2012-06-27 16:45 EDT
Crunchyroll is currently streaming the first 10 episodes of the live-action Korean drama Dr. Jin, which is based on Motoka Murakami's historical medical manga Jin. The series premiered in Korea in May.
Song Seung-heon stars in the series as a doctor from present-day Korea who finds himself sent back to Joseon-era 1860s Korea. (In the original manga, the protagonist time-travels to the similar Bakumatsu era, the period that spelled the end of the shoguns' rule over Japan.)
Jin has previously inspired two live-action television series, both broadcast on Japan's TBS network and starring Takao Osawa. Murakami's manga concluded its serialization in Shueisha's Super Jump magazine in 2010 and has been collected into 20 volumes. The manga is also inspiring a stage play adaptation from the famous all-female Takarazuka Revue Company in October.