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You’re My Pet remake project finally gets going

FINALLY. And here I’d thought this movie might never get off the ground.

We’re now seeing some movement on You’re My Pet, which is just getting going after stalling for many months and will be holding a press conference in Japan today.

Jang Geun-seok (You’re Beautiful) was cast as the male lead — the titular “pet” to a sophisticated career woman who adopts him as her companion — many moons ago. It took longer to cast the female lead, to be played by Kim Haneul (Road No. 1), who joined the project after other big names were tossed around for the role like Athena’s Su Ae and Will It Snow For Christmas’ Han Ye-seul. Despite her character’s success in her work and her stunning looks, she’s pretty bumbling with personal relationships (especially romance). His character is a rising ballet dancer, with dreams of becoming a musical actor and choreographer. The story follows the “simple love” that unfolds between them.

According to her management, her hopes for this film include positioning Kim as a Hallyu star. Her action-comedy movie Level 7 Civil Servant (aka My Girlfriend Is an Agent) had some success in Japan, and she intends to increase her activities there following You’re My Pet.

The movie is directed by Kim Byung-gon, who seems relatively new to directing; he was an assistant director for the short film One Day and the feature film Stroll. Not, perhaps, the most encouraging résumé, but one can always hope for the best.

This project, based on the Japanese manga (with a j-dorama as well, back in 2003), was announced for a Korean film remake a full year ago with Jang Geun-seok attached. But ever since those early announcement teasing various stars in the lead roles, we’ve heard a curious silence on the subject, and Jang went on to film a drama series in the interim (the ill-fated Mary Stayed Out All Night). So it’s a relief to see that the production is, at long last, getting the wheels back in motion.

Kim heads to Japan on March 3 for the press conference, while Jang preceded her there. You’re My Pet plans to begin filming soon — Kim will have to wrap Blind, her thriller with Yoo Seung-ho, first, which completes in April — and is aiming for a theatrical release in the latter half of the year.

Via DongA

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Hooray! I watched Kimi wa Petto a few years ago and loved it - looking forward to this :)

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I also watched the J version and I liked it...
I was worried at first when Kim Hyun Joong was rumored to be in the film not that I have anything against him since I like him too... it's just that the role would need someone to be cute like it's nobody's business and horaaayyy for JGS!!

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yea; when the project was first tossed around, I kind of hoped it was Kim Hye-sung that would do it (he has that "small" pretty boy cute thing going on) but I'm not hating JGS in this.
It's looks promising. I was never really a MatsuJun fan so I didnt buy up to the hype of the original but it's a cute drama, so hopefully it translates well...

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I also seen the jver and loved it! It's one of the reasons I'm in love with MatsJun now. I was worried about KHJ but more worried about the female lead. So I'm very happy about Kim Han Eul! Yea!!!!

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me too! Had so much fun watching the japanese version.... hope the korean version will be as much fun.... at last they are really gonna start!

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Aww. I wanted Jeon Ji Hyeon to be attached to this one (Jeon Ji Hyeon, where art thou??)... but I'm still looking forward to this.

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me too!! Jeon Ji Hyeon would've been perfect!!!
She somewhat resembles Koyuki and she's really tall and smart looking. Although I have no qualms about Kim Ha neul, she's also really pretty. :D

As for Jang Geun-suk, I love him in everything!
been looking forward to this since last year!!!

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I was wondering what was going on with this project. I liked the J-drama, but I prefered the manga.
I wonder how this remake will turn out.
I'm definitely watching for JGS!

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OMG, same exact sentiment towards the manga. I loved the storyline and my attachment to it is ridiculously obsessive. As for JGS, I am raging mad that the biggest detail in casting JGS for Momo is being overlooked, intentionally or not; he is too tall to be Momo. The whole issue of height was a big deal in the manga for both Momo and Sumire. BLAH, you can't win them all.

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Totally agree. The manga was really good; one of my favorites in my manga collection. I didn't know he'd been cast in the Momo since last year, so my first impression reading it now was, "Uh...whut?" I appreciate Jang Geun-seok and all but if he's going to channel the angst like he did in his last roles into Momo I'm going to have to slap someone.

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JGS love yu, but that pic is not my fav.."blush" are yu kidding me?!! i dont even use it!!..uhhhhh sometimes yu are defently prettier than the girls..:S

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God u totally read ma mind he doesnt the blush hus already beautiful

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Lol sooo many typos anyways ment he doesnt need the blush he is already beautiful ,,,

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i agree. i love JGS but that picture does him no justice.

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not very keen on the female lead... but as a fan of the manga and the dorama.. i'll keep an eye on this (but with low expectation)

I wonder how JGS will portray Momo.. I always see him as a cool-bad boy-rock-and-roll kind of type. Make me curious to see him playing the cute, smart, fluid, (and mysterious) Momo...

Hey Guys, why don't we play a game.. Which drama character/ actor you want as your pet? I want SamDong in his early country-bumpkin days.. he's soooooooo cute! hahaha..

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I want Daniel Henney as my pet, along with Hyun Bin and Song Seung Hun, if I could add more to my first one ...ahhhh....notice how I prefer the manly types...not the Goldern Retriever type like Momo but the German Shepherd ones. Hahahaha!

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I don't like the responsibility of having a pet. But won't mind it at all if JGS is my pet. But does it mean I have to buy blush on, hair curling tools/products or what ever it is called which I never used myself?

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don't forget the mighty manliner.. that would be expensive..

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i love momo oh what am i kidding i love matsumoto jun he is sexy he is hot and if youre talking about having a pet matsujun still for me , i love jgs but i love matsujun first .

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I agree with this.

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Never saw Kimi wa Petto, but read a bit about it and psyched to see it. I've seem Kim Haneul in some stuff and she's workable, though not really an actress I love. I don't know - to me, it feels like she's always going for some kind of manic energy she simply doesn't have, but could be because I caught her in romantic comedies.

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as much as i love JGS, i want him back as a "man". he's stuck to this pretty/feminine look for too long now.

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I know, right? My favorite character was Tae-kyung but my favorite JGS look was in Beethoven Virus. That was such a long time ago. That was the manliest I've seen of him. He was cute in Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do & Baby and Me, and I didn't realize that he starred in those movies until much later since he was so young and innocent and definitely pretty but not girly like in his more recent roles.

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Ooooohhhh! Agree JGS in BV was so ....I dunno...he really got my Ps in a twist with the hunky look and the clean cut hair. Love his boyish look there but I also worked well with Tae Kyung in YB.

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I really miss his manly look in BV. I'm sure along the way he'll eventually go back to being ahem, macho. All he needs to do is gain back some weight and cut that damn hair.

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I just hope they will not go through with the plan to change Sumire into a fashion journalist. Sumire was a smart, educated career woman something that made her not attractive to men.
I like Kim Ha Neul so I hope the movie will be good.

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Well, I'd just like to say that I wish they'd hurry up and make this thing so that I can start fantasizing about being the main character. ;)

On a more serious note, should it be a matter of concern that this has taken so long to get off the ground? I have to admit that my expectations for this are getting lower the longer it takes for them to pull it together. I really, really loved Kimi wa Petto and I would hate to be bitterly disappointed by this version!

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Yay, yay, yay go eyeliner, go "blush on"!
I like JGS...

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love love love
Kim Haneul was really funny in level 7 civil servant, so hopefully this movie will be a success! yay!!!!

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Finally! JGS vs. Matsujun 'pretty boys showdown": round 1!

(Though it would have happened much earlier if JGS had accepted Goo Joon Pyo's awesome role instead of playing in BV, hah...)

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JKS as momo is going to be a high maintenance pet with that blush-on and girly hair. ;)

I hope this is going to be a nicer, if not better version of the original Kimi wa petto.

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YAY!!!...i'm glad Jang Geun Suk stuck around all these months cuz I cant see anyone else of his generation of actors playing this role....he fits momo prety well, hair and all...lol....and I'm glad they picked Kim Ha Neul over the others as well cuz I think she has better big screen success...its funny but I cant stand most of the dramas she's been in but I love her filmwork and I think its mainly cuz she's a better comedic actress and most of her successful films are comedies

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Not a fan of KHN, but I do think she's perfect for the role. JGS is perfect! Unfortunately, I've yet to see a Japanese manga turned into a successful movie/drama....with the exception of Antique Bakery.

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Kdrama or movie, that is.

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I hope this movie succes,,,,I like kimi wa petto,,, love matsumoto jun ...he is so cute in kimi,,,
I hope jang geun seok will be cute like him.

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Ahh Momo~. How I loved him and Matsumoto Jun was so perfect in bringing him to life. I think JGS will do well too because he really is as cute as ever and would make a great pet. *ahem* I should stop fantasizing. As a fan of the drama and manga, I'm excited to see how the movie turns out.

^_^

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from the picture and her role in my girlfriend is an agent, i actually think she suit this role...or maybe im biased cos i love the japanese version with matsujun and now itsjang geun suk.

oo i just realize both main male lead aremy favourites! <3

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Don't know how i feel about this yet.
Matsumoto Jun was just perfect in the jdrama.
Gonna have to see how this movie goes.....

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YESSSS!!! I really LOOVVEE Matsumoto Jun because he's really handsome and manly, of course! Oh looorrrddd.....
..............sooooo...........
.............................M * E * L * T.........(drools)

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MATSUJUN!!! Oh YEAHHHHH!!!.. he was just perfect!!!

he was able to capture Momo's adorableness and cuteness, and he really had good chemistry with Koyuki.

My favorite scene was when he was hugging Sumire and then he suddenly had an *blush*-erection.
I didn't know how he did it but it was cute and sexy at the same time!

Oh Jang Geun-suk, you know I have faith in you! I really hope that you can be a perfect Momo too!

but anyway, I'll love you come hell or high water!

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Hmm this will be interesting since Matsumoto Jun is phenomenal and really makes a role "his own" with his dramas (Bambino anyone?)... I personally wanted to see Shim Min Ah with Jang Geun-Seok but I guess Kim Ha Neul will be an interesting match....

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JGS is <3333333333333

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MatsuJun-related, I dreamed of him last night. I was a big fan and as a fan service, he kissed me. On the lips. And his lips... were wet. DAMN! Can't dreams like that happen in real life?! I dunno if I'd be happy or not. Yes I got to kiss him, but it wasn't real! Life, why are you so cruel! TT__TT

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LOL. Did your dog come up to lick your face while you were sleeping? ;D

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I'm sleeping on the upper level of a double-deck bed, fortunately. =p

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I'm a huge fan of Kimi wa Petto. Read the josei manga and the Japanese drama. To say the least, I'm a bit disappointed with the female lead. I love Kim Haneul, but I'm skeptical she will pull off Sumire's character. I think Su Ae would have been perfect. She's elegant and sophisticated, but has the cold-vibe thing going for her. Something about Su Ae is just so..!!! <3

Well I hope Kim Haneul proves me wrong. I love Kimi wa Petto and would be so sad if they were to produce a ho-hum movie.

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I just read the comments above and I so agree with whoever stated that Kim Soohyun should have played Momo-- and I think they're so right! His hair during his country bumpkin days is perfect! He also has that sort of child-like innocence going on. It's the total opposite for JGS-- even though he's always played boyish characters, his characters were always sharp and intelligent. I dunno...

Anyways, IMO the perfect casting would be Su Ae as Sumire and Kim Soohyun as Momo. =]

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Wow, they would be awesome casting choices.

But I like Kim Haneul and JGS so I'm looking forward to this. :)

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I didn't read the manga, only watched the jdrama but Momo didn't struck me as having child like innocence at all. He's a carefree spirit but he definitely knew what he wants and could be manipulative in getting them.

Not a popular sentiment, but I'm here to yay! on Kim Haneul being cast! Granted I only watched two of her projects. But I love love "My Tutor Friend" and "My girlfriend is a secret agent" was entertaining and her chemistry with her male leads were awesome in both those movies. SO YAY!

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He is a bit too tall D: I can't imagine him doing the paw-thing XD Koyuki was great as Sumire ^^ This is just something Japanese, for me D: I don't know how it will be in Korean; the style of making dramas and movies is just quite different @[email protected]~

On the plus side, this is one story I can see successfully shortened into movie form ^^ It's just...I can't see them as the characters XD And JGS as a dancer...?

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I hope his hair's going to be very short. Can't stand the feminine Jang Geun Seok x-X. I like Kim Ha Neul in My Tutor Friend!

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Damn, he gonna be PRETTY PRETTY again with curly long hair.

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Hahaha. they have matching hairstyles, long and curly.

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YAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Finally, some news!! I was afraid that this would get lost in the mire of undeveloped projects. XD I'm not really sure what to think about the casting for Sumire, but I'll keep an open slate for KH. I just really hope they stay true to the characters and the storyline.

*so excited*

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OMG!! They could not have picked a better actor/ actress as JSK and KHN!!
Kim Haneul seems very suiting for this role after seeing her in 'my gf is an agent', 'my tutor friend', and 'to beautiful to lie'!

Plus you gotta LOVE those envious long legs of hers.. Just like Sumire in the Japanese manga! =)

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Dude. It's. Time. To. Cut. Your. Hair.

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My thoughts exactly. All I could think about when I read this article. Words went in one eye and out the other and all I could see was that hot mess of hair on his head.

Goodness, boy, please cut your hair before I fly over to Korea to cut it for you.

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*gets the scissors ready*

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Omo><<<3

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Choi Jonghun of FTIsland is also acting in this drama and hopefully the movie will gain some attraction since FTIsland had been quite the sensation in Japan last year and will be releasing a single this april and Lee hongki is also starring a Japanese dorama. Plus the love the japanese people have for Jang Geunsuk for you're beautiful. You should mention jonghun and also the pictures are marvelous from the press conference. (:(: a new otp, jang geunsuk/ choi jonghun! :D:D:D:D

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A nice match, and I hope for great chemistry betwn the two leads. I don't want merely sparks flaring moreso fireworks bursting in air. Go team YAMP!

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Damm why her? the reason I didn't watch road # 1 was due to her being the lead actress. She is so boring, why not the actress from "City Hall" I luvre her too piecessssssssss.

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Who here agrees that Lee Hongki would have been the perfect cast for the role of the "pet"? At least if the remake follows the original plot/structure/characteristics pretty closely....

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I don't really like him. He isn't cute at all, and plus his dramas are boring. In exception to Your beautiful.

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HEY your comment is a bit unfair, i mean his drama msoan might have been boring (just could stand the 1st episode) but that IS NOT his fault . He is a talented actor, and he can be cute and nice...i thought everyone said he was a cuteness overload in msoan. Besides in b virus he was totally adorable, and in baby and i too.

I think he's the most capable actor in his generation, his acting abilities allowed him to range from nice-willful to bad-pouting guy and then to a cute guy again. I'm happy with his casting. And i want his character to be happy and smiley as his kang woo no¿? in B virus.

Kim Ha neul, i hated her in on air cause her character was so mean, but then she changed and all that. So i understood she's a very good actress, cause she made me hate-love her very easily. I'm looking forward to this movie , i do believe this will be a hit.

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Soo excited to see momosuk!!!!!
For sure, it will be absolutely adorable with geun suk on board.. I hope KHN will be a good Sumire.

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I am fond of Kimi Wa Petto. It's not just Jun Matsumoto, though he's too cute. (fans self with hand). I loved the insights into a career woman's world and the compromises in love and the work place a woman sometimes makes. Can a woman be powerful in the work place and have the feminine role in the relationship?
I just realized that is so USA 1980s movies! This question is no longer played in American movies.

But it can still be played out in our lives.
I thought the psychiatrists comments on an independent working woman and the isolation that the protagonists placed on herself was awesome. Often I felt that some of them hit close to home.

sigh* u_u Where's my pet?

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By the way, did the manga also have the Noh mask?

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AAHHHH!!!! =D =D

FINALLY, this movie is getting BACK! (clap-clap) I am excited to able to watch Jang Geun Seok in this movie, of course!! I WILL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS! (I pray that JGS will possible to get his haircut to back to normal, yups.)

LOLZ! I AGREE with YOU ALL!!!

JANG GEUN SEOK -- Time to get your hair CUT & back to your handsome, manly face!!!!! ^__________^

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my favorite Jang Guen Suk look was in Beethoven Virus as well as in Baby and Me, manly with natural black hair.

I hope he will do away with his MSOAN hair style. Yups, back to normal haircut.

I thought the production was going for a taller woman to play along JGS, since the whole issue of height was a big deal in the manga.

Anyway I will be looking forward for the drama as well as his hair cut. Be a real man with manly face.

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Jang is just the right one for this...love that he is back again coz i was quite disappointed with the way Mary turned out.

way to go JGS.

as to KHN...well, she's not one of my fave, i could never get out of my mind how bad Stained Glass is...but since most review said she is good on rom-com, we'll see....

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I'm not crazy about JKS' girly look but as I've seen from the photos of the Kimi Wa Petto press con he looks terribly cute and extremely adorkable with his straighter, side swept hairdo and dapper outfit. He'd make one, fine "momo" pet that's for sure. However, Matsujun is still numero uno in my book. :)

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Yeah Matsujun is the MoMo..... but lets see how will JGS performance turn out to be.. ..

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FINALLY!! i just finished reading the manga again. i'm soooo looking forward to this. i hope they'll give it justice. Matsumoto Jun did a good job on his Momo, hope so does JGS. good luck on his dancing :)

again. KYAAAAAAA! XD

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I would be more excited about JGS's casting if he hadn't done MSOAN.

But I do think that JGS can fit into this role well. He's so talented, so I'm not worried about him. It's the rest of the drama crew I'm worried about. Hope they don't rely on JGS's popularity to carry this out.

*crosses fingers for a great adaptation

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I also watched kimi wa petto mainly bcoz matsumoto jun. I dnt really like his character in the drama. Its too absurb and uncomprehensivble. But I can imagine JGS does this character. Hope they will tweak the character a little bit.

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Probably the minority here..since kimi wa petto is one of my all time favorite dorama and manga, I have a mixed feeling about this remake. Koyuki was perfect as sumire. Cold but insecure inside. Matsujun was the perfect momo, all fluffy but very charged up sexually speaking, even with that skinny body of his >.<
How would they translate the importance of "tadaima" and "okairi" in this drama in korean?
Could JGS pull this off? I love his rebel cool side both in BV and YAB but I have yet to see him going all fluffy silly. And I need to see him pack a little meat on his cheeks first. Even matsujun was a little chubby on his face when he mad KWP, just the cheeks tho'.. the rest is still his scrawny self.
I hope they do justice to this dorama and JGS prove me wrong. Let it be better than BOF in terms of quality writing but as big in terms of ratings.

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lol typo.. its okaeri

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