Group 8 to Make Korean Version of Japanese Drama “Nodame Cantabile”

Group 8 to Make Korean Version of Japanese Drama “Nodame Cantabile”

Award-winning Japanese drama “Nodame Cantabile” will be remade for Korean television.

Broadcasting insiders said on January 27 that production company Group 8 has decided to produce a Korean version of “Nodame Cantabile.”

“Nodame Cantabile” first appeared in a Japanese manga magazine in 2001 and is the work of manga artist Tomoko Ninomiya. The classical music-themed manga has a total of 23 volumes, and over 26 million copies have been sold to date.

In 2006, Fuji TV adapted “Nodame Cantabile” into a drama, with the Ueno Juri as Noda Megumi and Tamaki Hiroshi as Chiaki Shinichi. The following year, Fuji TV made an anime version of the series. “Nodame Cantabile” was a huge hit, along with its OST and associated games. Two movie sequels to the drama were released in theaters in 2009 and 2010, with the original cast.

“Nodame Cantabile” was also immensely popular abroad; it was screened in places such as Taiwan and Hong Kong, and achieved 2% ratings when screened on cable in Korea.

2008 MBC drama “Beethoven Virus” had similar subject matter. The classical music-themed drama starred Kim Myung Min, Jang Geun Suk and Lee Ji Ah.

Group 8, which also did “Goong,” “Boys Over Flowers” and “Pretty Man,” is no stranger to drama adaptations of comics. The company plans to air the drama within the year, and is currently casting writers and actors. The drama has yet to find itself a broadcaster.

To those who watched the drama, who would you cast?

Source

113 comments
SheenaR
SheenaR

I've watched the Nodame Cantabile (original japanese version)... and i think

DARA PARK from 2ne1 suited for the role...

She's known to be dorky and i would like to give korea a chance for her in kdrama...

For sure Dara will standout, she's naturally funny... (not too trying hard)...

starlight116
starlight116

They main problem  will be that  they need to cast perfect not mistake and i hope they dont ruined  because i didnt like to the beautiful you (hana kimi) version because  was no not so funny as  twain version and  jdrama (1 with shun oguri) that make laugh so much.  I hope they dont ruin it  i will give a tried i hope they find great casting 

minatsu5
minatsu5

and yeah they better do this drama a justice 

minatsu5
minatsu5

bigbang top - chiaki

ryutaro mine - lee jong suk

rahima akter
rahima akter

They should totally make a nodame cantabile korean ver. Even though I enjoyed the japense version .

I would cast

Shin min ah. - nodame

Kim hyun joong - chiaki

steph1257
steph1257

Though I am not very happy that Group8 is remaking this more than wonderful drama, I only hope that they hire true actors. Ueno Juri is an incredible actress who did justice to Nodame's eccentric character. Group8, please don't get some inexperienced, talent less idol, who only has a pretty face.

jatc
jatc

If group 8 want a idol to join in the drama... pls give a chance to MBLAQ SeungHo to be Chiaki senpai...his character is familiar with the Chiaki role...악마look, charisma, cute,his charming eyes... and the most important thing He is EXPERT in playing piano...even if he never join in drama before. But right now he is joining in Musical and I think his acting is not bad .I do believe MBLAQ SeungHo is a good choice for Chiaki role that Group8 should not miss him.

PLS TAKE MBLAQ SEUNGHO IN THE LIST OF ACTOR WHO SHOULD BE CHIAKI.

On the other hand , Actress who play Nodame role is more important than Chiaki senpai ...Group 8 should be careful to select the actress...They should select actress who has high acting skill..actress who plays as dork but don't look too a fool or too pretending...dork in cute ways and lovely...I think it's hard to find among korean actress...

Wish Group8 will produce this drama well...Japanese version did it very great in drama and moive ... especially in classic music part... So this is korean version, it certainly will get a lot of expectations.fighting!

YaniW
YaniW

KimWooBin as 'Chiaki' & KooHyeSun as 'Nodame'  with their piano love fingers, pleaseee Group8 !!!  Because I'm in in the middle of a fanfic comic about mixing the ending of Choi Young Do of 'TheHeirs' and Geum Jan Di of 'Boys Over Flower' into THE HEIRS season 2. But Nodame Cantabile Korean version will suitable more for the two of 'em (KimWooBin & KooHyeSun)

NorI
NorI

Joo Won and Jin Se Yeon!!!

justapasserby
justapasserby

Seriously?? Why is it that every amazing JDrama needs to be reproduced by the Koreans? No offense, but, it's as if telling me that the Japanese didn't do a great job so therefore the Korean have to remake it. After BoF, HanaKimi and everything else was remade, you still need to make another one?Please, PLEASE just make your OWN original story, no more adaptations please, I'm getting sick of it. Is it not enough just having the Japanese ver? Let legends remain legends. Do you really need to remake it? The only Kdrama that I appreciate is Goong.

And don't get me started on the contents of the Kdramas. I've done some comparison between Hana Kimi and TTBY. Just watched the first ep of TTBY and the way they tell the story was really bad. The actors/actresses were okay, I guess.

Sorry for this hate speech.

Eibbef Magbanua Nasilal
Eibbef Magbanua Nasilal

Yonghwa and Seohyun I think... They loved this drama and they almost know the story... This is musical drama, the actors must familiar with the story to portray the role so well.. This not how great the chemistry of the actors or how amazing they are, it should be their capability

TasnimH
TasnimH

JUNG IL WOO and MOON CHAE WON

these two have soo much chemistry and are amazing actors!

And yongseo fans need to stop seriously.

potatosweet4339
potatosweet4339

We are all know that it turn out sucked when remake happen maybe because the actor doesn't have passion toward the drama and just simply do the acting... Hope group 8 would choose wisely, it's a waste for a drama if the remake turn out bad...

potatosweet4339
potatosweet4339

I think Yonghwa and Seohyun would fit the role..since it was musical drama, they main actors should be familiar with musical instrument... Yongseo musical skill was incomparable.,, about their acting, for yonghwa, I think he can play Chiaki.. We saw already his stint in MHIYD. He play two different character and it fit with him.. For Seohyun now a days she's doing a musical show, she's portraying funny character, if she could do it live why not in a drama that takes any NGs... The actors should be familiar at the story as we'll. This is Seohyun favorite drama,

And she knows almost everything about it infact Ueno juri herself visit yonghwa and Seohyun during we got married days.. And it make Yonghwa imitating Chiaki in front of her.,

I think group 8.,Would not have a problem if they cast Yonghwa and Seohyun, on how they will portray the role regarding on its original script which in japanese cause both Yonghwa and Seohyun can understand and speak japanese fluently...

agus
agus

KIM SO EUN  and JANG GEUN SUK..."!!!!

stilldaydreaming
stilldaydreaming

I'm so sorry to say this, but you can't cast actors and actress just because they have tons of fans. Since Nodame Cantabile also has TONS of fans. So please do carefully choose the actors and actresses. Since the original version already has many fans. I know you can't please everyone, but at least choose those who can really act, and portray the character well. And if i could add, pick those who physically suit also. And please DON'T change the drama into a sappy cheesy drama. I'M BEGGING you Group 8 (i hope they do read this lol). Even if you wanna do something different, at least please do not ruin the comedic musical romance friendship mood. Still looking forward to the news of this drama.

stilldaydreaming
stilldaydreaming

You can't choose actress A or B just because they have tons of fans, since this drama also have TONS of fans. So please be careful in choosing the actors. I hope it won't turn out to be a disaster. Since Ueno Juri and Tamaki Hiroshi done great job. And I actually looking forward for this. I hope it will bring a fresh air to the korean drama scene.

gogumalovertoria
gogumalovertoria

i think Jung yong hwa and seo joo Hyun will perfect to be the main cast!.. group 8 you should know how many fan they have.. for sure if they are casted for real..  this drama will be deabak internationally!!

fulltimefangirl
fulltimefangirl

Ok, as much as I love Kdramas, I will have to say that this adaptation is not a good idea. I got hooked on Jdramas way before I ever watched a single Korean drama hence they hold a very special pedestal in my fangirl heart. In my experience, Korean adaptations of Jdramas have been very painful to watch. Korean producers butchered BoF and Hana Kimi. And don't get me started on how they effed up Kimi wa Petto (I will NEVER forgive Jang Geun Suk and the rest of the movie's production crew. EVER). Their version of Proposal Daisakusen was the only one that was partly acceptable for me but it still couldn't hold a candle next to the original and I never got around to finishing it either. (The lead guy was a better actor than Yamapi, I'll give them that). Korean adaptations tend to be a lot more serious and overly dramatic than the Japanese originals. They take out a lot of the humor and quirks from the original story and replace it with fluff. Kdrama writers and producers are perfectly capable of creating original content so I don't know why they even bother with adaptations. So for the love of everything that is sane and holy in this universe, South Korea, please, I beg you to step away from the perfection that is Nodame Cantabile.

gogumalovertoria
gogumalovertoria

i think JUng Yong hwa Cnblue and Seo Joo Hyun could make this drama... they can do it... !!!! im hoping so much!! i think so.. group 8 cast them...  you dont know how many fan of this couple actually... this drama will be deabak internationally ..! that was for sure!

minhojgsfever
minhojgsfever

I am glad to see I am not the only one worried. I have a feeling they will run that manga, anime and the orignal tv series

kira
kira

No Sh*t! Oh no! No! Noooooo! Please Don't make this HUGE mistake of Remaking Nodame Cantabile! I love Chiake and Nodame and Ueno Juri  and Tamaki Hiroshi totally, superbly embodied their character to a T! Doing this will just be painful and cringe worthy to watch. Haven't they learned that nobody, nothing! replaces an original. Original works are always the Best of the best no matter who or what they bring in for a remake. Make a wise decision about this one. 

Yumi Sung
Yumi Sung

no no no!!!!!!!!!!! please dont korea!!!

PriviaC
PriviaC

NOOOOOO!!!  Nodame is Euno Juri.. Chiaki Senpai is Tamaki Hiroshi..  Not else :'(

shineefan100
shineefan100

I love Chiaki and Nodame, was a fan of the manga, the anime and loved the Japenese drama...hope the essence of the characters won't be lost in reproduction...Tamaki and Ueno did the roles perfectly!

syidanisa92
syidanisa92

actress that could be good...

1.Go Ara(she is natural and flawless as Na Jung in reply 1994)

2.IU(but maybe too similar with her role in pretty man?)

3.Jung Eun Ji(she is hilarious)

4.kim ji won(she is bubbly and lovable in what's up compare to arrogant-cold in heirs)


actors:

1.joo won(he is talented and busy....)

2. jung il woo(he got comedic timing in Flower boy ramyun shop)

3.Kim woo bin?( never found him in comedy but he got a charisma)

4.Lee min ki(man...he is talented..who can bring him back to dramaland?he is awesome as cameo in shut up flower boy band)

5.choi daniel(he is hilarious and unique!)

i'm hoping the PD will be great too! it should be well-executed and got a good soundtrack like what original version has done!

syidanisa92
syidanisa92

oh my oh my..!! my favourite japanese drama all the time!!! wonder who fit for chiaki senpai and nodame-chan?? go ara could be good...wonder who actor that fit chiaki? he should be good looking, charisma and got some comedic timing too! But a the director need to be good too!! I think PD for master's sun,city hunter would be great...but he will busy with Dr Stranger...but korea never really successfully adapt. Still japanese version will always the best...well-executed and great cast.(hana yori dango, hana kimi, itazura na kiss love in tokyo, dr jin n so on) still the original one cannot been beat.

imariko9
imariko9

I want Park Ki-Woong as Tamaki

GloRyM
GloRyM

yong hwa and shin hye..lets make another epic drama like heartstrings..^^