SM Entertainment announced that they would be producing the Korean adaptation of the Japanese manga “Hana Kimi” on March 10th. The topic has gotten many fans excited and even resulted in “Hana Kimi” trending on Twitter a few minutes after announcements. Netizens began to make their own virtual cast of the upcoming drama.
“Hana Kimi” has already received hot reactions in Taiwan and Japan with their live adaptation of the drama in 2006 and 2007 respectively. The storyline of “Hana Kimi” is about a girl who enters an all-boy high school disguised as a male.
This announcement from SM Entertainment follows the successful ending of the JYP Entertainment produced idol drama “Dream High.” Netizens have been speculating that the majority of the Korean “Hana Kimi” cast will be portrayed by SM artists since the company will be in charge of producing it.
A SM Entertainment representative has said regarding the cast, “There will be SM artists casted in the drama, but not everyone will be included.”
Netizens have listed the possibilities of the following SM idol cast:
Mizuki Ashiya (female lead)- Taeyeon (SNSD), Sulli f(x)
Mizuki Ashiya is the lead female character in “Hana Kimi” who disguises herself as a male high school student to help the high-jumper, Izumi Sano, jump again.
Izumi Sano (male lead): Minho (SHINee), Eunhyuk (Super Junior)
Izumi Sano is the lead male lead character. He suddenly stopped high-jumping for unknown reasons and finds out Ashiya Mizuki’s true gender accidentally early in the series.
Shuichi Nakatsu (second male lead): Sungmin (Super Junior)
Nakatasu becomes Ashiya’s close friend at Osaka Gakuen (Academy) and begins to realize his feelings for her, not realizing she is actually female. He becomes conflicted with himself, thinking that he is a homosexual, and becomes jealous of Sano for being close with Ashiya.
Minami Nanba (head dorm of 2nd dormitory) – Changmin (TVXQ)
Nanba is the head dorm of the 2nd dormitory and a “ladies man” with multiple girlfriends at a time (when he’s not found out). The 2nd dormitory includes a mix of athletic and scholar students. The 1st dormitory mainly consists of athletes, while the 3rd mainly consists of artistic and intelligent students.
Hokuto Umeda (school doctor) – Heechul (Super Junior), Yunho (TVXQ)
The hot homosexual doctor at Osaka Gakuen. He is the first to know about Ashiya’s true gender and gives her advice and acts as her mentor throughout the series. Umeda is Nanba’s uncle.
The Korean adaptation of “Hana Kimi” is set to air this summer with a total of 16 episodes. Which SM artist do you think should play which role? Do you like the netizens suggestions above?