Bae Yong-jun voice-act for anime

Korean star Bae Yong-jun will voice act in the animated version of popular drama series Winter Sonata.

Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo in Winter Sonata

The actor will take on the role of Jun-sang in the animated series jointly being produced with Japan, which will go into joint production in late March.

The preview of the animated series as well as a video message from Bae will be screened during a press conference in Tokyo on March 28.

Winter Sonata, which aired in 2002 on KBS, became a phenomenal hit in both Korea and Japan. The series was aired in Japan on NHK in 2004, and the huge success of the drama series made Bae one of Asia’s biggest stars.

[KBS]

Choi Ji-woo at LV Paris fashion show

Korean actress Choi Ji-woo was in Paris last Sunday (Oct 7) to attend Louis Vuitton’s fashion show for its spring/summer collection.

Korean actress Choi Ji-woo

She was the only Asian star that was invited for the show, according to Chosun.

Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo still popular in Japan

Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo are voted the most popular Korean stars in a recent Japanese poll.

Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo

Bae and Choi are made famous with TV drama Winter Sonata a few years ago, and still remain popular.

Lee Byung-hun and Kwon Sang-woo are ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively at the male’s poll; where as Jun Ji-hyun and Lee Young-ae are 2nd and 3rd in the female’s poll.

[Tom]

TVXQ to sing theme song for Air City

Korean boyband TVXQ will sing the theme song of Korean drama Air City. The drama has gained lots of attention as it is the first drama in four years for popular actress Choi Ji-woo.

Korean drama Air City

The drama is scheduled to premiere on May 19.

Koda Kumi is highest earning Japanese female artist

Singer Koda Kumi is the highest earning Japanese female artist for the past 12 months; she made an estimated USD20 million over the period.

Japanese singer Koda Kumi

2nd on the list is Ayumi Hamasaki, 3rd is Hikaru Utada.

Yukie Nakama tops the actress list with estimated USD3 million (far behind Koda Kumi). 2nd on the list is Kou Shibasaki, while Korean actress Choi Ji-woo is 3rd.