The [email protected] has gotten itself its own live-action drama… in South Korea, and after the 19 actress audition finalists were revealed, they headed off to a 10-day training camp, where they were divided into teams of two, with both teams having to do their own music video:
Sori, Yuka Teramoto, Oh Yoo Hyun, Hur Young Joo, Mint, Moon Ji Hee, Hur Joung Joo, Son Hyun Mi, Kang Ye Seul, and Kim Yee Jin.
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Lee Jee Won, Lee Su Ji, Jin Na Young, Coco, Lee Ye Eun, Jung Yeon Joo, Ura Mayu, Kwon Ha Seo, and Jane Chun
Remember, these girls are still the finalists, and it is still not known which of them will be starring as the girls in Korea’s own version of The [email protected]
One of the 19 finalists is a Japanese seiyuu named Yuka Teramoto, who voiced Chiri Nakazato, as well as Dog Days, where she voiced Rouge Clafoutis. She has been more active in live-action roles, where she has appeared in several live-action dramas back in Japan.
The auditions for this Korean [email protected] is a bit complicated, and you can check out the details here: http://www.afachan.asia/2016/04/entertainment-korean-idolmster-drama-gets-lot-foreign-applicants-aims-global-broadcast/
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Only 15 prospective idols will be chosen, and they will then star in the Korea’s live-action version of Bandai Namco’s popular idol-raising franchise, which inspired several spin-off games, TV anime adaptations, and an anime film. The show is slated to air sometime in the first half of 2017.
Since the auditions were open to all countries, the project representative has admitted that they were very surprised with the overwhelming number of international applicants. He also stated that they are also aiming for a global broadcast of the drama, as The [email protected] is known to have a global appeal.
What makes this Korean [email protected] different, aside from the fact that it will be in Korean and will be a live-action drama, is that it will be following Korean trends in the idol industry, as opposed to the Japanese trends and culture that many [email protected] fans are familiar with. It has also been confirmed that [email protected] characters, be it from 765Pro, Cinderella Girls, Million Live, Side-M, or the other spin-offs, will not be a part of this K-Drama.