Group 8 – the production company that brought us Goong and Boys Over Flowers – will be producing a new manga-based television series - Itazura na Kiss. It is also known as It Started with a Kiss in Taiwan, which starred Ariel Lin and Joe Cheng. The story follows a young high school girl who falls in love with her senior in high school and admits her love to him. He is too cool for her though, and rejects her. So fate intervenes and causes an earthquake that destroys her house, forcing her and her family to live with him.
If you’ve seen the Taiwanese series, or heard about it, then you know what happens. I never watched it out of refusal to see something that everyone and their dog has already seen. (I’m weird like that, but the same philosophy applies to Boys Over Flowers and High School Musical.) Japan already has its anime version of the manga, which is unfinished due to the author’s death but continues to be published with her husband’s permission.
The drama will appear in the fall and is finishing up casting. Shooting will begin in July. So – WHO ARE THE LEADS!?!?!?!?!?