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Earlier today, it’s been revealed that SM Entertainment, the girls’ agency, is to produce the Korean version of “Hana Kimi”, which is also known as “‘Hanazakari no Kimitachi e”.

On March 10th, an official from SM Entertainment said, “We will produce the 2011 drama ‘Hanazakari no Kimitachi e’ (For You in Full Blossom).”


Notably, “Hana Kimi” is a manga (comic) that ran from 1996 to 2004 and sold approximately 17 million copies in Japan. It has already been made into both a Japanese drama (which had an average rating of 17.04% in viewers and is more widely known as “Hanazakari no Kimitachi e”) and a Taiwanese drama (which had the highest rating of the year). Both versions have been extremely popular like the original manga.

SME has revealed that the Korean adaptation is scheduled for 16 episodes that will tell the stories of the students’ hopes and dreams.

The storyline of “Hana Kimi” uses the background story of an all male high school that is known for its hot looking male students. Mizuki (the lead female character) enters the all male high school disguised as a boy….The storyline will involve a similar lively plot filled with teenage comedy with a cute twist. There will still be a strong storyline and will have a large cast of “hotties.”


The Korean adaptation is to be titled “Beautiful You (아름다운 그대에게/Areumdaun Geudaeyege)” and is planned to broadcast this summer. The cast, however, is still a mystery. We all know that SME has many stars in their agency, including Kangta, BoA, U-Know & Changmin of DBSK, Super Junior (10~15 members), SHINee (5), Girls’ Generation (9), f(x) (5), CSJH The Grace (5), Zhang Liyin, The TRAX (2), Go Ara, and Lee Yeong Hee, so it seems very likely that the cast will consist of mostly SM stars.

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Personally, I think it’ll be epic if some of the members participate in the drama or one of them is the lead character. I wonder if the lead character has to cut her hair short in order to act her role. I’ve watched the Taiwanese version of “Hana Kimi” before and I remember the actress’s hair was cut short. I’d nominate Taeyeon to be the lead character since her hair is already short :] (JK)

Because the cast is still unknown, all the members of Girls’ Generation had acting lessons during their trainees years, and anything is possible, what if some of the members were to participate in the upcoming drama? Who would you want to see as the lead female character, Mizuki? Would you want to see the girls participate in the drama even with their scheduled promotions like Mr. Taxi/tours? Please don’t hesitate to add your two cents.

Edited by: ferrerorocher9@SNSDKorean.com

Sources: Star News + Uni + BoAjjang * + Koreaboo *