Ranked #1460
Winter Sonata

Winter Sonata

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 17, 2009 to May 1, 2010
Genres: Drama, Romance
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Ranked: #14602
Popularity: #1900
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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
Choi, Ji Woo
Choi, Ji Woo
Kim, Sang-Hyuk
Kim, Sang-Hyuk
Kang, Yo Hwan
Kang, Yo Hwan
Lee, Min Hyung
Lee, Min Hyung
Bae, Yong Joon
Bae, Yong Joon
Oh, Chelin
Oh, Chelin


Nakayama, Daisuke
Director, Storyboard
Kanasaki, Takaomi
Ohno, Hiroshi
Art Director

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Sep 18, 2011
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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Mar 5, 2012
Winter Sonata revolves around a love triangle between Yujin, Sanghyuk and Joonsang. There are many one sided loves involved and the heartbreaking moments are constant. There was barely any down time for me to recover from all the sad happenings.

Throughout the series, the love triangle creates the domino effect: hurting one after or another.

The art is nothing to be amazed at, but it's nice enough to enjoy. The animations were a little rough, but overall, it's appealing to the eye.

My favorite character would have to be Sanghyuk. In my mind, he suffered the most throughout the whole plot. *Light spoilers* He leads a one read more
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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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