Any fans of Korean dramas and mangas alike who are waiting for something light-hearted and new to watch? You may have one more show to add to your list! On Wednesday, the official website for Akiko Higashimura’s webcomic Do You Remember Me? (Watashi no Koto o Oboeteimasu ka?) announced that the manga will receive a live-action South Korean version that will premiere in 2023 or later. It will also be released simultaneously in Japan and other nations across the world.
The romantic comedy manga follows Haruka, a 30-something gossip magazine journalist who is always overworked and works overtime. The plot begins as she recalls her first childhood crush.
In April 2020, the manga debuted on Kakao Japan’s Piccoma service, and it also began serialization in South Korea on the KakaoPage service. The manga was also released in Thai, Indonesian, and Taiwanese versions the same year. Earlier this year, on July 11, the Tapas manga service released an English version of the comic. On November 4, Bungei Shunju released the manga’s 11th collected book volume.
Higashimura’s Princess Jellyfish manga spawned a television anime adaptation in 2010, as well as a live-action feature in 2014 and a live-action series in 2018. Many of her other manga, notably Bishoku Tantei Akechi Gor and Tokyo Tarareba Girls, have inspired live-action adaptations.
Higashimura debuted A Fake Affair (Gis Furin) color webcomic in December 2017 on the web manga platform XOY. The manga concluded in September of this year. When XOY closed in January 2019, the manga was transferred to the LINE Manga service. In March 2020, Bungei Shunju released the manga’s eighth and final volume. The manga was published in English by Webtoon. The manga was adapted into a live-action television series, which debuted in July 2019.
While the K-drama is in the works, you might opt to read and watch the live-action and the manga first!