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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
Premiered: Fall 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Yoon's Color
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Other
Genres: Drama, Romance
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.491 (scored by 3,315 users)
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Ranked: #16522
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Popularity: #2856
Members: 16,285
Favorites: 60
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Episodes: /26
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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.


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Kurahashi, Shizuo
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"From the Beginning to End" by Ryu

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

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Sep 18, 2011
asckj1 (All reviews)
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
Dec 17, 2014
henyome (All reviews)
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
May 17, 2014
YagamiIrene (All reviews)
Usually I'm not much into writing reviews, nor reading them. But watching this anime makes my fingers dance across the keyboard trembling abnormally, with tears flowing down my cheek. This is surely going to be the next anime review for the newspaper I write in.

Story: Not like other typical shoujo romance, very unique and heart-rendering. It beats the spot of Itazura na Kiss to me, becoming the best romance anime I've watched till now. It has the complexities and suspense you need to go on watching a romance anime, if the outlook of the anime looks like a common story telling and it is not read more
Mar 5, 2012
BaldwinNguyen (All reviews)
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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27 Injured at the Filming Site of Winter Sonata

According to Yonhap News, twenty seven Japanese fans were injured at the filming site of Winter Sonata anime in Jeongdongjin, South Korea. 1,700 Japanese fans visite...read more

Live-Action of Winter Sonata Anime's Ending

According to Nikkan Sports newspaper, the ending scene of Winter Sonata will be filmed as a live action. The new live-action footage will be aired on April 24. The n...read more

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