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Winter Sonata

Winter Sonata

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Fuyu no Sonata, Winter Ballad, Winter Love Story
Japanese: 冬のソナタ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 17, 2009 to May 1, 2010
Producers: JM animation
Genres: Drama, Romance
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.521 (scored by 2265 users)
Ranked: #13842
Popularity: #2055
Members: 10,265
Favorites: 36
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Synopsis

Based on the Korean Drama of the same name, Yoo Jin falls in love with Joon Sang as a young girl. After losing him in an accident, she decides to marry her childhood friend. However, Yoo Jin meets someone looking exactly like her lost love, putting her in a bind. The program featured 23 members of the original Korean cast voicing the characters and was broadcast with Japanese subtitles.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Fuyu no Sonata
Prequel: Winter Sonata Episode 0

Characters & Voice Actors

Jeong, Yu Jin
Jeong, Yu Jin
Main
Choi, Ji Woo
Korean
Choi, Ji Woo
Kim, Sang-Hyuk
Kim, Sang-Hyuk
Main
Kang, Yo Hwan
Korean
Kang, Yo Hwan
Lee, Min Hyung
Lee, Min Hyung
Main
Bae, Yong Joon
Korean
Bae, Yong Joon
Oh, Chelin
Oh, Chelin
Supporting
 

Staff

Nakayama, Daisuke
Director, Storyboard
Kanasaki, Takaomi
Storyboard
Kurahashi, Shizuo
Sound Effects
Ohno, Hiroshi
Art Director



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Dec 17, 2014
juungi
There is a sweet, succinct Korean word that sums up the core of this series: makjang. For the uninitiated, makjang is an element that infers the use of unbelievable, often extreme plot elements that are not limited to: incest, rape, adultery, and terminal illness. Korean dramas often utilize this to keep viewers in suspense, interested in the outcome of the storyline—and Winter Sonata is no stranger to venturing in this territory. If anything, it swathes itself in layers of these extremes, and yet despite sounding ridiculously unbelievable as a result, there is something addicting about the series.

The plot plays out like a melodrama; star-crossed lovers read more
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Sep 18, 2011
asckj1
I read some reviews of this show from other websites and though that maybe some poisnts need to be put down for viewers to choose or not to choose to see this anime.

The anime is a remake of a Korean Drama of the same name. So comparsion of this anime with the original show is inevitable maybe for people who have seen the drama. (I havent). The story chronicles the hardships the main protagonists go through due to past mistakes of their elders.

Story[10/10]: Very innovative story. Plus its a full romance series of unconditional love between the main male and female protagonist. And quiet read more
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Recommendations

Both animes have a melancholy romantic feeling. Both follow a pair of childhood friends into adulthood and show the distance between them.
Both dealing with relationship problems and twists between the main characters in realistic setting. Winter Sonata has somewhat less realistic plot at some points and focuses on more mature people - in their late twenties or even thirties, rather than college/university students in White Album. Winter Sonata less "harem" and more oriented into women than men but anyway it is worth to see if you liked White Album.
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Opening Theme

"From the Beginning to End" by Ryu

Ending Theme

#01: "Believe You" by Yoon Ji
#02: "Tada Kimi Dake o by Lee Se-jun

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