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Anticipating 2009 dramas :D
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KOREAN DRAMAS
1.Full House 2- 20 episodes and due to air next year in August. Not too sure if Bi Rain and Song Hye Gyo will star in it again.

2.Hana Yori Dango Korean- 24 episode and is due to be aired between January and March next year. Jan Di (Koo Hye Sun) is an average girl whose family owns a dry cleaning store located near the luxurious and well known Shin Hwa College. Jan Di meets the four richest and most spoiled boys when she delivers laundry to the school one day. The boys are known as F4 and cause trouble to those who speak out against them.

MAIN CAST-
Koo Hye Sun as Geum Jan Di (Makino)
F4:
Lee Min Ho as Goo Joon Pyo (Domyouji)
Kim Hyun Joong as Yoon Ji Hoo (Rui)
Kim Bum as So Yi Jung (Nishikado Sojiro)
Kim Joon as Song Woo Bin (Mimasaka Akira)



3.Princess Ja Myuna Go- 50 episodes and is due to air Febuay next year. A love story about Princess Nak-rang who fell in love with a spy from Goguryeo. She tore the drums of her country so that Goguryeo could attack her country, Nangnang-guk, without warning. However, Nak-rang's love story with Hodong is further complicated due to the fact that Nak-rang's older sister Ja Myung is in love with Hodong as well.

MAIN CAST-
Jung Ryu Won as Princess Ja Myung
Park Min Young as Princess Nak-rang
Jung Kyung Ho as Prince Hodong
Lee Mi Sook as Lady Hae
Moon Sung Geun as King Daemusin
Park Hyo Joo as Chi So
Lee Young Yoo as young Ja Myung

Please post other korean dramas for 2009 if you find any :]

TAIWANESE DRAMAS
1.My Queen- Due to air between now and january next year. What will happen when Shan Wu Shuang, a 33 year old beautiful, hardworking yet single woman, meets Lucas, a 25 year old romantic and handsome regular worker? There is an 8 year age difference – what kind of story would then be created? A story that will let us laugh and let us cry. I’m not defeated! I’m the Queen!

MAIN CAST-
Ethan Ruan as Lucas 盧卡斯
Cheryl Yang as Shan Wu Shuang 單無雙 (Veronica)
Wen Sheng Hao (溫昇豪) as Song Yun Hao 宋允浩
Yang Ya Zhu as Han Jia Jia 韓佳佳



2.Superstar Express- Mars is a superstar whose popularity went downhill after a series of negative publicity. His finances went into red alert and he had to find a place to live. He ended up renting a place from Mo Mo, his agoraphobic homebody landlord. He befriended her and her childhood friend Jia Sen, a swimming captain with the intelligence of an 8-year-old.

MAIN CAST-
Rainie Yang as Mo Mo
Jiro Wang as Mars
George Hu as Jia Sen
Linda Liao



3.Starlit- 20 episodes and due to air 24th of January 2009.

MAIN CAST-
Jerry Yan as Cheng Yue 程岳
Terri Kwan as Tong Xiao Lu 董小鹿
Alice Ceng as Yan Lu Shan 顏睿珊
Chen Zhi Kai as Li Shi Chuan 李世傳



4.Black and White- Pi Zi and Ying Xiong are two cops who are as different as day and night. One does nothing except for drinking coffee and living a luxurious lifestyle while waiting for information from dubious sources to crack his cases. Another believes law and justice are the pillars of society and is constantly on the street catching criminals… a little overzealously for his superior’s liking. When a case brought these two top crime solvers together, sparks flied and a little light peeked into this dark city where the nation's President is on friendly terms with the local mafia and twins kill people while drinking milkshake.

MAIN CAST-
Vic Zhou as Pi Zi
Mark Zhao (趙又廷) as Ying Xiong
Ivy Chen as Chen Lin
Janine Chang as Lan Xi Ying
Xiu Jie Kai as Xiao Ma



5.Extravagant Challenge- Manga Synopsis - Sixteen year old Mogami Kyoko sacrificed her life to support her boyfriend, Sho, so he could become a successful singer. One day, Sho suddenly breaks up with Kyoko, leaving her with nothing, and Kyoko vows revenge. She decides to delve into the entertainment world and become even more successful than Sho to get back at him. Kyoko therein meets Ren, another actor in her agency, who helps motivate her to become a top entertainer.

MAIN CAST-
Ariel Lin as (Mogami Kyoko)
Jerry Yan as (Tsuruga Ren)



6.Zhong Ji San Guo- This drama is related to KO One and X family. Its probably a sequel or something

MAIN CAST-
George Hu as Guan Yun Chang 關雲長
Chen De Xiu

Special Appearance
Jiro Wang
Calvin Chen
Aaron Yan
Wu Chun




JAPANESE DRAMAS
1.Voice - due to air 12th of January 2009, The story revolves around a group of five medical students enrolled in a seminar on forensic pathology. Kaji Daiki noted for his keen perception and strong intuition, along with the other students work on uncovering the mysteries of the corpses they examine.

MAIN CAST-
Eita as Kaji Daiki
Ikuta Toma as Ishizue Ryosuke
Ishihara Satomi as Kuboaki Kanako
Endo Yuya
Sato Tomohito
Yada Akiko
Yamazaki Shigenori
Hamada Mari
Izumiya Shigeru
Nadaka Tatsuo
Tokito Saburo


2.Mei-chan no Shitsuji- due to air 13th of January 2009. The story revolves around a young woman named Mei who finally finds the "butler of her dreams", whom she has been searching for since a past encounter.

MAIN CAST-
Mizushima Hiro as Shibata Rihito
Eikura Nana as Shinonome Mei
Sato Takeru as Shibata Kento
Iwasa Mayuko as Ryuonji Izumi
Yuki Jutta as Kiba
Oomasa Aya as Kayama Rika
Mayama Akihiro as Aoyama
Nakabeppu Aoi as Natsume Fujiko
Kyo Nobuo as Nezu
Kutsuna Shiori as Amo Rin
Maruyama Tomomi as Yotsuya
Yoshida Riko as Mamahara Miruku
Suzuki Ryohei as Daimon
Tanimura Mitsuki as Yamada Tami
Abe Shinnosuke (阿部進之介) as Kanda



3.Triangle- due to air from 6th of January to March next year. The series starts with the murder of a 10-year-old girl in 1984. 15 years later, after the case goes unsolved and passes the statute of limitations, a doctor named Goda Ryoji suddenly quits from his hospital and eventually becomes a detective. In 2008, he meets Sachi, a traveling artist in Paris, and shortly after Goda's return to Japan, he becomes involved in the expired murder case when another detective receives an anonymous phone call.

MAIN CAST-
Eguchi Yosuke as Goda Ryoji
Hirota Ryohei as young Ryoji
Inagaki Goro as Kuroki Shun
Hirosue Ryoko as Katsuragi Sachi
Aibu Saki as Goda Yui
Sakai Masato as Shimano Takaya
Tanihara Shosuke as Tomioka Yasushi
Sasaki Kuranosuke as Akimoto Ryo
Kohinata Fumiyo as Maruyama Keita
Osugi Ren as Katsuragi Hitoshi
Fubuki Jun as Katsuragi Kiyoko
Kitaoji Kinya as Kuroki Shinzo
Fukuda Moe (福田萌)
Magii
Ichikawa Miwako
Kataoka Sachi (片岡サチ)
Nakamura Tomoya


4.Kami no Shizuku- due to air 13th of January to March 2009. The story revolves around a young man whose father, a world-famous wine critic, suddenly dies. In order to take over his father's vast wine collection, he must face off against his adopted brother in a contest to find specific wines, even though he originally has no knowledge of wines.

MAIN CAST-
Kamenashi Kazuya as Kanzaki Shizuku
Tanabe Seiichi as Tomine Issei
Naka Riisa as Shinohara Miyabi
Toda Naho as Kiryu Ryoko
Masu Takeshi as Kawarage
Taguchi Hiromasa as Honma Chosuke
Sasaki Nozumi (佐々木希) as Sara
Hirakata Genki (平方元基) as Kido Ryusuke
Hagi Mika (荻美香) as Minamoto Saori
Uchida Yuki as Saionji Maki
Tatsumi Takuro as Fujieda Shiro
Takenaka Naoto as Doi Robert
Furuya Ikko as Kanzaki Yutaka



5.Kiina- due to air start of next year.Haruse Kiina is the capable chief of an investigation unit.

MAIN CAST-
Kanno Miho as Haruse Kiina
Hiraoka Yuta
Tsukaji Muga
Koike Eiko
Kusakari Masao
Sawamura Ikki


6.Q.E.D.- 10 episodes and due to air from 8th of January and finishing on 12th of March. A detective story that evolves around two high school students, Mizuhara Kana, a curious girl who can't help looking after others, and her new classmate, Toma So, who graduated from an elite U.S. college at the age of 15. The two try to solve mysteries with a help of Kana's father who is an investigator.

MAIN CAST-
Nakamura Aoi as Toma So
Takahashi Ai as Mizuhara Kana
Ishiguro Ken as Mizuhara Kotaro
Tomioka Koichiro (富岡晃一郎) as Sasazuka Makoto



7.Tokumei Kakarichou Tadano Hitoshi (season 4)- due to air 8th of January to March 2009.

MAIN CAST-
Takahashi Katsunori
Sakurai Atsuko
Nagai Masaru
Ebihara Yuri
Tayama Ryosei
Omiya Taro
Saito Yu (斉藤優)
Shiina Noriko (椎名法子)
Hosono Yumiko
Haruna Ai (はるな愛)
Miura Rieko
Umemiya Tatsuo




8.RESCUE- due to air 24th of January. Kitajima Daichi is a young firefighter aiming to become part of a special rescue team, inspired by an incident in which he was saved as a child.

MAIN CAST-
Nakamaru Yuichi as Kitajima Daichi
Masuda Takahisa as Tetsuka Yutaka
Yamamoto Yusuke
Ichikawa Yui
Asari Yosuke
Daito Shunsuke
Kaji Masaki
Ishiguro Hideo
Yamada Shintaro
Nishiyama Sosuke
Nishihara Aki
Hashimoto Mami (橋本真実)
Yamashita Shinji




9.Love Shuffle- due to air 16th of January. Usami Kei is a manager at an IT company who breaks off his engagement to Mei, the president's daughter. Later at his apartment, a power failure leaves him trapped in an elevator with three other residents: Ojiro, Airu and Masato. While waiting, their conversation hits upon the question of whether there is truly only one fated partner for everyone. As a result, they decide to run an experiment by "shuffling" their relationships with one another.

MAIN CAST-
Tamaki Hiroshi as Usami Kei
Karina as Aizawa Airu
Matsuda Shota as Sera Ojiro
DAIGO as Oishi Yukichi
Yoshitaka Yuriko as Hayakawa Kairi
Kojima Hijiri as Kamijyo Reiko
Kanjiya Shihori as Kagawa Mei
Tanihara Shosuke as Kikuta Masato



10.Uta no Onii-san - due to air 16th of January 2009, The story revolves around an unconventional children's show called "Minna de Utao!" Kenta is a young musician whose band breaks up and who gets dumped by his girlfriend. To top it off, his own family labels him as useless. Unexpectedly, he becomes an "uta no oniisan," a singing character on the children's show.

MAIN CAST-
Ohno Satoshi as Kenta

11.Anmitsu Hime 2- due to air 11th of January 2009. At age 16, a tomboy princess, Princess Anmitsu, has no love interest in her life and worries her parents. Despite their concern, Anmitsu runs away from the castle to venture into the commoners' life. During her daring adventure, she befriends a group of children who make a living by pick-pocketing. At the same time, she finally meets her prince charming Senbe, the leader of the group. However, she soon finds herself in an awkward position when she learns of the children's new plot: they are planning to steal the treasures from her own castle. Will she be able to put a stop to it without revealing her true identity?

MAIN CAST-
Inoue Mao as Anmitsu Hime
Uchida Asahi
Natsuki Mari
Izumiya Shigeru
Nakagawa Shoko
Imai Yuki
Oshima Miyuki (大島美幸)
Murakami Tomoko
Kurosawa Kazuko (黒沢かずこ)
Nakao Akira
Otsuka Nene
Takeuchi Riki (竹内力)
Sugimoto Aya
Yamada Meikyo
Nukumizu Youichi
Haruna Ai (はるな愛)
Maeda Ken (前田健)
Yagi Yuki
Shirakawa Yumi
Wakui Emi
Kyomoto Masaki




12.Honjitsu mo Hare. Ijo Nashi- due to air 18th of January. Shirase Ryo is a cop assigned to a fictional remote island in the Okinawa prefecture.

MAIN CAST-
Sakaguchi Kenji as Shirase Ryo
Matsushita Nao as Saimon Ulala
Aoki Munetaka as Teruya Mitsuo
Okamoto Rei as Teruya Ikue
Hankai Kazuaki as Taira Kouhei
Omori Akemi as Taira Setsuko
Kondo Yoshimasa as Matayoshi Senkichi
Ukaji Takashi as Kajii Makoto
Aoyama Noriko as Aragaki Naomi
Natsumi Elena as Tamashiro Minami
Maeda Beverly (前田美波里) as Chinen Kinu



13.Zeni Geba- due to air 17th of Januay 2009. Gamagori Futaro is an unattractive young man who loses his sick mother as a child due to poverty. He subsequently becomes obsessed with money and is willing to do anything for it. While working for a millionaire he shows his knack for business and in a plot to acquire his company he marries his daughter. After their marriage he kills his father-in-law and takes over his business empire. With his new-found status he makes victims out of everyone around him.

MAIN CAST-
Matsuyama Kenichi as Gamagori Futaro
Mimura
Miyagawa Daisuke
Kinami Haruka
Suzuki Hiroki
Takuma Seiko
Shiho
Saito Ryusei
Okunuki Kaoru
Mitsuishi Ken
Ryo
Shiina Kippei




Have a happy New Year of Dramas :P
Hopefully CR won't remove the drama section
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isn't extravagant challenge skip beat?
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i think so... cuz the plot summary there is exactly like the anime lol
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I hope the new season of Full House is with different characters I'm fine with where the original left off don't need anymore angst
And I can't wait for H.Y.D Korean version :D
And on a last note, Areil and Jerry ? Interesting combo, curious about that one..
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long list...
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i'm so excited about the korean dramas specially full house and hyd!!!!

and wow!! ryo won is in that princess thing....gotta watch out for it...

uhmmmm,, nevermind the taiwanese,, coz i don't watch taiwanese...

thanks fow the infow...
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it shoudve been Ariel Lin and Joe Cheng for Extravagant Challenge.. </3
thanks for the info, cant wait
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how bout the Japanese Dramas..????
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Extravagant Challenge-----"Skip Beat". Can't wait for this one!
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fillon_erika wrote:

it shoudve been Ariel Lin and Joe Cheng for Extravagant Challenge.. </3
thanks for the info, cant wait :D


LOLS, i agree with you <3
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hmmmm....interesting...
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ygirl07 wrote:

how bout the Japanese Dramas..????


check here ;
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-402126/JAPANESE-SEASON-DRAMA-WINTER-2009.html
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how do u get to know this list?

its great, by the way
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it would be a perfect list if u add in japan dramas 2009 too
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6.Zhong Ji San Guo- This drama is related to KO One and X family. Its probably a sequel or something

MAIN CAST-
George Hu as Guan Yun Chang 關雲長
Chen De Xiu

Special Appearance
Jiro Wang
Calvin Chen
Aaron Yan
Wu Chun




Have a happy New Year of Dramas :P
Hopefully CR won't remove the drama section ><


i have an issue with the third installment of the KO One + X-Family series...wats with the cast list? isn't jiro supposed to be the main character like always? hmm....

anyways there's a few dramas their on ur list that seems really interesting and i'll watch for sure. maybe u should add some jap doramas to the list? there r heaps coming out nxt yr...
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