5 Facts about Kdrama I Will Travel You, Based on a Japanese Novel

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Yoo Jun Sang (post.naver.com/HB엔터테인먼트) | Gong Seung Yeon (post.naver.com/바로엔터테인먼트) | Kim Jae Young (post.naver.com/HB엔터테인먼트)

The Korean drama titled I Will Travel You has had a number of players confirmed to play the existing characters. They are Gong Seung Yeon, Yoo Jun Sang, and Kim Jae Young.

The news about this drama is quite curious. This is because the original work that came from a Japanese novel has already been made into a drama in their home country as well. Still in the early stages of production, take a peek at the following facts, come on!

1. The story is based on a Japanese novel

cover novel Tabiya Okaeri (dok. Shueisha/Tabiya Okaeri)

The original work of this drama is from a novel written by a Japanese writer named Maha Harada with the title Tabiya Okaeri. The novel was first published in 2012.

The story presented in the novel concerns the journeys made by former members of the girl group in the process of searching for the meaning of life. The drama adaptation is expected to be able to teach lessons and also touch the hearts of the audience later.

2. The novel has been adapted into a Japanese drama

Sakura Ando in drama The Long Way Home (dok. NHK/The Long Way Home)

Before being produced into the Korean version, Tabiya Okaeri’s novel was first adapted into a drama in Japan in early 2022. Internationally known as The Long Way Home, the drama stars Sakura Ando, ​​Jun Miho, Tetsuya Takeda, and many more.

Sakura Ando plays the main character Erika Oka. He works as an entertainer and is currently a reporter for a street program. However, the event was stopped due to Erika’s fault. Until then there was a letter asking him to travel in place of the daughter of the letter sender who was sick.

3. Gong Seung Yeon’s role

Gong Seung Yeon (post.naver.com/바로엔터테인먼트)

Gong Seung Yeon will officially play the main character played by Sakura Ando in the Korean drama version. This statement was made by VARO Entertainment as the agency that oversees Gong Seung Yeon on March 30. 

Her character named Kang Yeo Reum. She is a former idol who turned into a reporter for the travel program “One Day Travel”. Although known as a person with a positive aura and an icon of optimism at work, Kang Yeo Reum actually has anxiety about the future behind his cheerful face.

4. The role of Yoo Jun Sang

Yoo Jun Sang (post.naver.com/나무엑터스)

Following the news of Gong Seung Yeon’s confirmation, Yoo Jun Sang is also confirmed to be playing the role of Oh Sang Sik in the drama I Will Travel You. Oh Sang Sik is the CEO of Ogu Entertainment which houses Kang Yeo Reum. He took a different path from his family who mostly became doctors.

 Oh Sang Sik experienced ups and downs because of this choice. He was also a boxer before finally founding an entertainment company. He has known Kang Yeo Reum for more than 15 years. Oh Sang Sik also feels responsible for Kang Yeo Reum for bringing him into the entertainment industry.

5. The role of Kim Jae Young

Yoo Jun Sang (post.naver.com/HB엔터테인먼트)

Kim Jae Young will play Lee Yeon Seok. He is a graduate of a prestigious technical school and even managed to work in a large company. However, Lee Yeon Seok only lasted one year and decided to drop out. He turned to studying film instead. However, in order to do this job, Lee Yeon Seok had to take on several part-time jobs while writing scenarios. One of them is being the editor of the travel program hosted by Kang Yeo Reum.

The filming process for the drama I Will Travel You is reported to have started and the broadcast schedule is still in the discussion stage. Stay tuned for the latest Kdrama news on this one, okay!

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