Asian Drama Streaming Updates – April 8, 2016
I’m still not 100%, but am slowly getting there. So here is two weeks of streaming updates for all you Asian drama and anime fans out there.
Netflix is no longer streaming kdramas Angel Eyes, Goddess of Marriage, Gu Family Book, Cunning Single Lady, K-POP Extreme Survival, A Word from Warm Heart and It’s Okay, That’s Love. Someone said that Coffee Prince is still available, but for me it still shows up as being unavailable. No new Asian dramas have been added that I can see. That being said, Netflix has added Korean movies The Beauty Inside about a man who changes bodies every day and the woman who loves him and Memories of the Sword (this stars the leading lady from Cheese in the Trap).
In Chinese movies, we have The Assassin about a young woman kidnapped and trained as an assassin whose next job is murdering her cousin and The Nightingale about an aging farmer trekking across China with his spoiled granddaughter. In Indian movies, we have Hate Story 3 about a successful businessman whose enemies dig up his past to destroy him; Bombay Velvet where a street fighter unwittingly gets caught up in organized crime while trying to win the heart of a jazz singer; and Sulemani Keeda where two struggling screenwriters get their chance to write a screenplay only to have romance get in the way. Also added is the Indonesian film with an absurdly long title: What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love which received a lot of love during the Sundance Film Festival in 2013.
In anime, Crunchyroll has fleshed out most of their spring lineup. They are now streaming JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable; TERRAFOMARS REVENGE; Hundred; JOKER GAME; Bungo Stray Dogs; SUPER LOVERS; MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UNICORN RE:0096; BROTHERHOOD FINAL FANTASY XV; God Eater; Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3; The Lost Village; Ace Attorney; Future Card Buddyfight Triple D; Pan de Peace!; JOKER; BAKUON!!; Cerberus; Shonen Ashibe Go! Go! Goma-chan; Tanaka-kun is Always Listless; Crane Game Girls; Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto; Haifuri; BIG ORDER; and Flying Witch. There’s something in this lineup for every anime lover to enjoy.
DramaFever adds Korean action thriller The Berlin File on Saturday and announces new titles coming soon to its catalog! Kang Ji Hwan, Park Ki Woong (so happy he’s back), and Sung Yu Ri’s drama Monster is set to stream soon. The drama follows a rich heir to a hospital who falls from grace and completely changes himself. If you’re a Big Bang fan, on Sunday Taeyang’s second solo concert will be added.
And if you’ve missed it, Hulu adds Descendants of the Sun, Fated to Love You, Oh My Venus, Kpop Star Season 5, and She Was Pretty to their kdrama lineup. In Anime, they’ve added My Hero Academia. Azumanga Daioh, Peach Girl, When They Cry, and Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok.
On Sunday, Viki started streaming Chinese drama God of War, Zhao Yun featuring Lin Geng Xin (love him), Kevin Yan, Yoona, and Kim Jeong Hoon. This is a 2015 drama based on the novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. It focuses on the great general Zhao Zi Long (aka Zhao Yun) who becomes embroiled in a love triangle with Qing Yi and Gao Ze. And mark your calendars for April 16th when Viki will start streaming Chinese drama Still Lala following the next chapter in Lala’s life. Just when she has settled down in her marriage and job and things are looking up a younger woman enters the picture and throws her job and marriage into a frenzy.
Taiwanese drama Metro of Love started streaming last Friday. This drama explores six loves stories set against the backdrop of the bustling Taipei metro system. Tomorrow Viki starts streaming Taiwanese drama Love at Seventeen starring Lego Li and Nikki Hsieh.