Asian Drama Streaming Updates – August 11, 2015
Welcome to this week’s edition of what’s new in the streaming world for Asian dramas, anime, and movies. The summer seasons will actually be winding down within the next month or two and then we’ll be gearing up for fall dramas and anime. Woohoo.
Crunchyroll as added anime God Eater to it’s lineup. It’s in the early 2050s when unknown organisms called “Oracle cells” begin consuming all lifeforms on earth earning the fear, then awe of the people. Living weapons called “God Arcs” (who are carriers of Oracle cells) are developed to combat the menace.
DramaFever has added Love Cuisine starring Lego Lee and Allison Lin about two chefs who constantly butt heads in the kitchen. Of course the sparks that fly carry a hint of romance. What shall become of these chefs? Also added is Joo Won and Kim Tae Hee’s Yong Pal about a promising young surgeon who does illegal medial work on the side (mostly for gangsters, etc.) in order to pay off the huge debt that has piled up for medical school and his sister’s treatments.
I’ve seen the trailer for Taiwanese drama Bitter Sweet and it looked cute and I love the family storyline if done well. The drama stars the awesome Xiu Jie Kai and Esther Liu. The story follows the lives of the Wang family after patriarch Wang Da Shan retires from the military. He has three daughters and a son who are busy with their own lives and his mother.The final Asian drama added is One Sunny Day starring the So Ji Sub and Kim Ji Won. A man breaks up with his girlfriend and flees to Jeju where he meets a beautiful girl unexpectedly one sunny day. On the British drama front, DramaFever has added the newer adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic Sense & Sensibility. Sigh. I own…a few versions including this one. I also own several Jane Eyres and Pride and Prejudices. Yep. That’s me. I really do collect every version I possibly can of the classics (as long as I enjoy it…there are some that are rather on the awful side). Oh, and I have a few of Mansfield Park and Emma. I think Jane Austen and Charles Dickens will remain some of my favorite authors.
On the movie front, DramaFever adds I’m a Cyborg, But That’s Ok. This movie stars Rain (Bi) and Im Soo Jung and is about a girl who believes she is a cyborg and is thus institutionalized (well she did stop eating and tried to kill herself, so that didn’t help her either). There she meets a thief named Il Soon who makes it his mission to help her regain her will to live.
Hulu has added DramaFever titles One Sunny Day, Yong Pal, and Mrs. Cop. In anime, Hulu adds Ushio & Tora, Non Non Biyori Repeat, Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls, Hayate the Combat Butler, To Love Ru Darkness 2, Himouto! Umaru-chan, and School-Live!
Looks like Netflix has nothing new on the drama or movie front. They do continue, however, on adding lots of Spanish language dramas and movies.