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Medical Time-Travel Manga Jin Inspires Korean Show

posted on by Ko Ransom
Song Seung-heon to star in drama inspired by Motoka Murakami's manga

Song Seung-heon will star in a Korean live-action television adaptation of Motoka Murakami's historical medical manga Jin. The Time-Slip Doctor Jin series will air in the first half of 2012. Song will play 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.) This appearance will mark the first live-action television series with Song in the cast in 17 months.

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.

Source: Infoseek Woman

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