"Love Rain" Secures Broadcast Rights in Japan

Jang Geun Suk and SNSD’s YoonA prove their combined star power and new generation Hallyu celebrity status. Their yet-to-be aired drama Love Rain has already secured a Japanese broadcaster, according to local news agencies.

Pony Canyon, a subsidiary of Japanese media company Fujisankei Communications Group is reported to have bought the broadcast rights of “Love Rain.” The reports likewise mention that apart from Japan, there are also other countries currently looking into securing broadcast rights for the drama.

“Love Rain” casts Jang Geun Suk and YoonA as young lovers in university in the 1970s, and again as the characters’ children in present times.

“Love Rain” is garnering attention for being the reunion project of director Yoon Suk Ho and writer Oh Soo Yeon, who were the team behind Hallyu dramas “Autumn in My Heart” and “Winter Sonata.” The drama is aimed at an early 2012 broadcast.