◆Actor Bae does voice-over for 'anime' of smash hit drama
TOKYO, Sept. 17 KYODO
South Korean actor Bae Yong Joon called on his fans in Japan to watch an ''anime'' series of his signature drama ''Winter Sonata,'' for which he provided a voice-over, prior to the release of the series in Japan next month.
''The plot is different from the original drama and that gives the anime series a new kind of charm,'' Bae said in a press release earlier this month.
Bae recalled the difficulties of doing a voice-over for the main character, based on his role in the original series. ''It was harder than I imagined as I had to express my feelings using only my voice,'' he said.
Actress Choi Ji Woo, Bae's co-star in the drama, also did a voice-over for the anime series, which has 26 parts including episodes that were never depicted in the TV drama, such as what happened to the couple -- Kang Joon Sang and Jung Yu Jin -- after they parted.
While the conclusion of the anime version has yet to be finalized, Bae said, ''I'm very interested, like many people, in what kind of climax will come.''