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Oh I didn't even think about streaming rights for other regions. Hope you can watch KDrama somehow over there.
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So do I, thanks hun I guess I could always try Viki, have heard they're pretty decent
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Bishou_No_Teresa wrote:

I guess I could always try Viki, have heard they're pretty decent


Dramafever does have some K-Drama available in the UK, but no J-Drama (yet?) (and I don't think they have actually have much J-Drama where it is available).

Viki has a good selection of J-Drama (series and films - though not everything is subtitled in English yet). I enjoyed watching Ramen Loving Girl, Rinco’s Restaurant, and Love Stories From Fukuoka on there (planning to watch more) .
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So we are getting the drama Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day! drama. More details(date/time) coming soon.
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New Drama starting tonight: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forget-me-not
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New J-Drama coming soon: Angel Heart
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CrayMeganeChan wrote:

Oh I didn't even think about streaming rights for other regions. Hope you can watch KDrama somehow over there.



Bishou_No_Teresa wrote:

So do I, thanks hun I guess I could always try Viki, have heard they're pretty decent


As much as I want to see more J-dramas on CR. Sadly a lot of people on Dramafever have complained about the lack of J-dramas. DF is owned by Softbank last year and a lot of people thought we would get a lot of J-dramas because Softbank sponsored a lot of J-dramas in Japan, we started to get some but the problem we no longer get them after a year, the only J-drama we got this year on Dramafever is Yae's Sakura. Other then that no other J-dramas have come to Dramafever. A lot of people on Viki complain about the lack of J-dramas too. We're seeing more Korean and Taiwanese dramas. Speaking of Taiwanese dramas, we've been getting more and more of them on Dramafever and Viki then J-dramas.

There's something else that'll blow your mind. Do you know in Latin/South America that Korean and Taiwanese dramas are very popular in that region and yet no J-dramas has been dubbed and shown in that area?

KBS World launched a Spanish-language channel for that area. Sources: Korea Times, Korea.net, BBC News article, and Latin Post

After Korean dramas got popular, Taiwan paid special attention to that region and marketed some of their dramas to that area. Office Girls (aka Chicas de oficina) which I believed was the first Taiwanese drama to be dubbed and broadcasted in Latin America, it became a big hit in that area. A Taiwanese drama that got just as much popularity like it's Korean counterpart. It's not the first, after that I saw more Taiwanese dramas like Love me or Leave me (or in Spanish: Yo, Te Amo) also got the same treatment. And now this Taiwanese drama, The Fierce Wife which was a big hit in Asia is now being shown in Latin/South America and it has been reported that drama is getting really popular in that area.

The LA Times has reported on Taiwan's drama diplomacy.


Taiwan and Hong Kong have long been dominant forces in Asian pop culture, Fung said. But Korean dramas and music have in recent years taken over, in part thanks to government support.

South Korea began to organize the support and export of cultural products. Government-sponsored creative content agencies evaluated South Korean TV shows, pop songs, films and books and identified the best markets to export them to, Fung said.

The result has been an unprecedented boom of Korean cultural exports — Korean cosmetic products in Chinese makeup stores, K-pop concerts in Latin America and endless plays of the Korean pop hit "Gangnam Style" in nightclubs all over the world.

Seung-Ah Lee, a lecturer on Korean studies at UCLA, said South Korea's culture boom has helped shape international attitudes about the country.

"Many thought that Korea was a small, poor country in Asia that you had no intention to visit," Lee said. "But they found that Korea is dynamic, energetic, rich and highly advanced."

The Taiwanese government is following South Korea's example, Hsia said. "The Fierce Wife," its creators say, was created to compete with Korean dramas.

"Taiwan's television has seldom focused on marriage from a female perspective," said Vivian Hsieh, a senior vice president at Set TV, the production company that created the show. "In the meantime, Taiwan's female viewers market has become vastly dominated by popular Korean dramas."

Set TV and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office could not provide statistics showing how well the show is performing in Latin America, but in Honduras and Argentina, the show was so popular that it returned for a second run. Set TV is considering introducing four other Taiwanese dramas to Spanish-speaking audiences this year.

And though "The Fierce Wife" may be a Taiwanese show created in the style of a Korean drama, it has the soul of a telenovela, said Luis Cardenas, director of programming at LATV, the network that owns KJLA.


And yet there has been no J-dramas that got dub and broadcast in Spanish at all. I mean not even 1 litre of tears got a Spanish dub.
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