Crunchyroll Streams Brand New Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) Korean Dramas: 2 Outs in the 9th Inning, Over the Rainbow, Prince Hours and Yi-San

Leading Online Anime Distributor Launches New Korean Drama Series

San Francisco, California (May 4, 2009) – Crunchyroll, the online world's number one destination for Asian content, will begin streaming Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) Korean drama titles 2 OUTS IN THE 9TH INNING, OVER THE RAINBOW, PRINCE HOURS and YI-SAN (episodes 1-38 of 77) legally and for free to users. More information can be found at

These Korean drama titles are free for all users in the U.S., Canada and U.S. provinces.

Title Synopses:

In life and in baseball, you need comebacks!

This is a love story about two characters played by the lovely actress Soo-ae and handsome actor Lee Jung-jin.

A poet once said that the party is over at 30 but “Two Outs, Bottom of the Ninth” counters that with the mantra that the party starts at the age of 30. Hong Nan-hee  (actress Soo-ae) has never hit a home run in life, not to mention a single as she reaches 30. She thought she worked hard to get ahead in life but all she has are some small savings in her bank account and a mother nagging her to get married. But she has one thing to be happy about in her life. Her current boyfriend is Jung-joo, a talented baseball pitcher who is aiming to play in the big leagues in America and eight years her junior.  However, like in baseball, there are obstacles to overcome and you won't know the outcome until the last batter steps up with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th Inning ... and swings ...

Stardom is youth's perpetual pursuit.

The bright and dark side of the world of stars is dramatically captured in this drama by giving a realistic depiction of singer-wannabe's ambition and their dash for stardom. A story about the painstaking work it takes to become a popular singer, the intrigues and betrayals arising from constant meetings and partings, and heartbreaking love that blooms amidst all that. It presents viewers with a glimpse of a life that burns like a flame.

Her Royal Highness, the Queen, is still unwed despite being in her early thirties. Since she is an only daughter with no prospect of bearing a child in the foreseeable future, the royal succession is left in uncertainty when the current heir to the throne meets a sudden death. Seizing the opportunity afforded by this crisis, the conservative faction, that presently holds sway in the Court, begins plotting for the crown. Sensing the threat, the Queen secretly searches for a new Crown Prince outside the palace walls and discovers Lee Hu, a young man who has been making his living by delivering Chinese food, in complete ignorance of his royal heritage. Hu, who has never even dreamed of becoming the King, is unexpectedly ushered into the palace and subjected to strict training to become the royal heir. This is where the main action of PRINCE HOURS begins.

YI-SAN (episodes 1-38 of 77)
In the late 18th century, Lee San became the 22nd kind of the Joseon Dynasty! It was the most tumultuous times ever seen in the 500-year-old Joseon monarchy!
He was an open-minded, wise king who championed democratic values.
The stories of his glorious triumphs, ordeals, regrets, and historical achievements are shown in this TV drama.

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