Remember that “web toon drama” called SETI
(Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)? The fantasy series by a
manhwa writer released its first two episodes online this week, and the
interest has been very high. (Watch below.)
The series is comprised of short segments a little over a minute long that feature Seo Hyo-rim (Job Well Done) and SS501 member Kim Kyu-jong. SETI
mixes live action with a “manhwa world,” which is achieved by mixing
live photography with enhanced illustrations in the background. In the
first three days of its release, the first installment drew in more
than 600,000 views, with word of mouth reportedly traveling fast.
Each “episode” is really more like a skit — think of a long
commercial more than traditional episode — and takes a cute tone. The
two characters are a young couple who are part of a club that searches
the skies for signs of alien life.
Seo Hyo-rim said of the successful launch, “I had no idea there
would be so many people interested in this. I’ll try my best to work
even harder and not disappoint.
”Episode 1: “Mi-ju” (Seo Hyo-rim) asks for a kiss
from her boyfriend “Ho-shik” (Kim Kyu-jong), which he’s a little
embarrassed about at first.