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47 minutes ago, Min2206 said:

Hi @JoannaID  Same here on that AAA apps , keep having to refresh / restart so that can roll the hearts from the videos.  How come JCW can go top so suddenly?  BTW, the strategy keeps changing.  Thanks for the info on Jin Ha and Anna Sawai.   :)


Oh sorry @Min2206, I edited my post here, so apparently today is JCW debut anniversary, so his fans are dropping votes to celebrate this day.

But don't worry, he's not the threat, our closest competition is HB. The strategy keeps changing because we're still trying to win, although we're lacking number of Minoz who actively vote, so Minoz coordinators are trying to squeeze their brains to find ways to win. lol. 

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11 hours ago, Nikaa94 said:


but Korean Minoz shared filming of TKEM in Busan, so many videos were released


We won't experience leakage this time around because it's being pre-produced entirely.... What happened last time is that the hype and the filming sort of collided at the same time.


When you have such a high profile drama airing and filming in the same time there is gonna be leakage but if you pre-produce entirely you avoid that which means the promotions doesn't begin until it's finished filming but last time the promotions started months before airing and they were still filming while airing later

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2 minutes ago, gtLmh0622 said:


You can't see the picture ?



The article is now at 2nd place.


And here's the Weibo post :



Can Everyone see pics? I couldn't see your pics lately days ? Why? 

Just now, leeminhosny said:

Can Everyone see pics? I couldn't see your pics lately days ? Why? 

And thank you 

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2 minutes ago, leeminhosny said:

Can Everyone see pics? I couldn't see your pics lately days ? Why? 

And thank you 

After I press F5, the picture is gone, and I edit it to the link but seems it dose not work any more.  :crazy:

What's going on Soompi  ???


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Lee Min Ho Confirmed For Cast Of Global Drama “Pachinko” Spanning Across Korea, Japan, And The United States


Lee Min Ho has officially joined the cast of Apple TV+’s “Pachinko”!


The drama is based on Min Jin Lee’s best-selling novel of the same name, which follows four generations of a Korean immigrant family, telling their saga that unfolds across Korea, Japan, and the United States. The show is a global project that will feature Korean, Japanese, and English, and the story will be told over eight episodes. Filming starts on-location in Korea on October 26, and they’re also planning to film in Canada.


Lee Min Ho will be playing the character Hansu, who’s a rich and powerful merchant with ties to organized crime. He’s an opportunist who’s true to his own desires, but he also hides a secret side of himself that’s pure when it comes to love. This mysterious character will embark on a forbidden romance, and he plays an important role in the story.


According to Variety, Lee Min Ho joins a cast that also includes Jin Ha, Anna Sawai, Kim Min Ha, Soji Arai, and Kaho Minami. The drama’s showrunner, executive producer, and main writer is Soo Hugh, and Kogonada and Justin Chon will each be directing four episodes.



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'Pachinko': K-wave star Lee Min-ho joins cast, fans thrilled over his Hollywood debut in Apple's first K-drama


Lee will be playing the role of Koh Hansu, a character who is enigmatic and mysterious in the book by Min Jin Lee


It is no secret that Korean dramas have overtaken the world in recent times. With nothing but time and a Netflix subscription, many of us have turned to the often one-season dramas from South Korea to be entertained during the pandemic. While Netflix has been dipping its toes in the K-drama world for a while, other American streaming services are only just turning their attention to the potential of the Korean Wave.


Apple is the latest to join that trend and they will do so with a trilingual adaptation of Min Jin Lee's 'Pachinko'. The Korean-American writer's second book has been raved about on social media since it was released and has been featured on multiple book lists. It was even picked by 'Harry Potter' actress Emma Watson for her intersectional, feminist, bi-monthly book club 'Our Shared Shelf'.


'Pachinko' follows multiple generations of a Korean family who immigrate to Japan during Japan's colonial occupation of their country. At the center of the story is Sunja, who was born in Busan, Korea, and moves to Osaka, Japan, with her new husband, Isak. Spanning nearly 100 years, 'Pachinko' is a tale of exile and immigrants and the choices they are forced to make.


Epic in scope, intimate in tone, the story begins with forbidden love and crescendos into a sweeping saga that journeys between Korea, Japan and America to tell the unforgettable story of war and peace, love and loss, triumph and reckoning. The Apple TV+ series will be told in three languages: Korean, Japanese and English.


The excitement over Apple's first K-drama is already high, but it just skyrocketed with the recent news that Hallyu star Lee Min-ho had been cast in a key role in the upcoming adaptation, along with Jin Ha ('Devs', 'Love Life'), Anna Sawai ('Fast & Furious 9', 'Ninja Assassin'), Minha Kim ('Call, After Spring'), Soji Arai ('Cobra Kai', 'Legacies') and Kaho Minami ('Angel Dust', 'Household X').


Min-ho is best known for his work in 'The Heirs', 'Boys Over Flowers' and, more recently, 'The King: Eternal Monarch' where he played the titular character. The actor-singer is considered one of the premiere Hallyu (K-wave) stars and his role with the Apple series has his fans excited for his big Hollywood debut.


One fan tweeted, "he has been receiving hollywood offer since 2015 & now finally in 2020 he officially will start a new chapter of his career journey as an actor in Hollywood! THE ONLY GLOW UP THAT MATTERS! WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD SIR! #Leeminho #Pachinko." Another wrote, "HATERS WILL ALWAYS GONNA HATE, BUT HIS SLAP YOU WITH HIS WAY TO HOLLYWOOD. PROUD FANS #LeeMinHo #Pachinko."


Lee will be playing the role of Koh Hansu, whom we first meet when he seduces teenage Sunja in her village in Yeongdo. Not much is known about Hansu initially, but when Sunja gets pregnant with his child, she learns that he is already married with three children in Japan. We then meet Hansu much later in the novel, when it turns out that Hansu has not entirely left Sunja's life as his love for her had led to him using his nefarious connections to manipulate her and her family's lives.


One fan said, "All the very best for your new project @ActorLeeMinHo Koh Hansu is a challenging character and I'm sure that you'll do justice to him. We're all super excited. #Pachinko #LeeMinHo." Another wrote, "It was my ardent wish to watch Minho play a gangster or something similar to that post Gangnam Blues. Hansu's character description has me intrigued. #Pachinko #LeeMinHo." A fan tweeted, "#Pachinko officially listed in leeminho’s wikipedia and appletv in france. this is not a drill guys! leeminho’s hollywood debut is coming next year. get ready minoz!"


Production on 'Pachinko' is set to begin October 26 on multiple continents. 'Pachinko' is written and executive produced by Soo Hugh ('The Terror'), who also serves as showrunner and created the vision for the series. The show is expected to launch on Apple TV+ in late 2021 or early 2022.



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8 hours ago, JoannaID said:


I'm still busy collecting hearts and voting on the stupid AAA competition, can't let our boy drop bellow number 3, lol.




But here's some background information about Jin Ha, one of the co-stars who will play Solomon for Pachinko, since his name was mentioned together with LMH, I guess, he will play an important role


Jin Ha was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Hong Kong and USA. He graduated from Columbia University, majoring in East Asian Languages and Cultures. He also is a proud alumnus of NYU Tisch Graduate Acting. He speaks Korean, Mandarin and Spanish and plays the violin. 

Jin Ha is known for Devs (2020) and Hot Air (2018).

He starred as Aaron Burr in the Chicago company of Hamilton: An American Musical and as Annas in the Grammy®-nominated, Emmy® award-winning production of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on NBC (2018).

He also originated the role of Song Liling in the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly, directed by Julie Taymor.


Source: https://devs-fx.fandom.com/wiki/Jin_Ha




And here's some information about Anna Sawai who will play Naomi.


Anna Sawai (澤井杏奈, Sawai Anna, born June 11, 1992) is a Japanese–New Zealand actress, dancer and singer. She began her film career in 2009 in a supporting role in the martial arts film Ninja Assassin, and debuted as a professional singer in 2013 as one of the lead vocalists in the J-pop girl group FAKY, singing in both Japanese and English. She will co-star in Justin Lin's upcoming Fast & Furious sequel, F9.


In 2004, shortly after moving to Japan, Sawai was chosen out of 10,000 applicants to play the title role in the stage musical Annie.

Sawai made her professional film debut in the 2009 Warner Bros. film Ninja Assassin,[3] directed by James McTigue, playing the rebellious teenage female ninja Kiriko who is executed for attempting to escape the Ozunu ninja clan.

In 2013, Sawai's work as a professional singer began with the dance/R&B group FAKY. She performed as one of the group's lead vocalists until her final show with the group on December 20, 2018. Her departure from the group was announced via FAKY's social media, citing her dream of pursuing her acting career.

In 2019, Sawai co-starred in the BBC crime drama Giri/Haji and joined the cast of the upcoming 2021 action film F9, directed by Justin Lin.

In November 2019, it was announced that Sawai was signed by major U.S. talent agency WME.[10] In October 2020, Sawai was announced as a savvy career woman Naomi in Apple's upcoming series Pachinko, based on the novel by Min Jin Lee.


Sawai grew up in Hong Kong and the Philippines, and moved to Japan at the age of 10. During her childhood, she was influenced by her father to listen to The Beatles and The Carpenters.


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Thanks for the info on the cast @JoannaID

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9 hours ago, JoannaID said:


But here's some background information about Jin Ha, one of the co-stars who will play Solomon for Pachinko, since his name was mentioned together with LMH, I guess, he will play an important role.


And here's some information about Anna Sawai who will play Naomi.

 Wow hes got some talented co-stars ! :sparklyeyes: Thanks for sharing! They both speak multiple languages!


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56 minutes ago, sal2 said:

typical hollywood not knowing what they are doing with this type of storys. 


It is an adaption first of all and while most of the other characters not casted who would have been major. They selectively chose 6 characters. In 8 episodes and Hansu himself is a major character in the novel. Don't expect literal translation from the novel this is an adaption And Lee Min Ho is definitely the lead in the Korea-Japan period timeline of the book 

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