Yoo Seung-ho’s God of Study
Here’s our first look at Yoo Seung-ho in character for KBS’s upcoming God of Study [공부의 신], which is an adaptation of the Japanese series Dragon Zakura.
Yoo Seung-ho’s character is tough guy Hwang Baek-hyun, trading his noona-magnet gentle image for a more rough and masculine one. (Something tells me the noona-magnetism will remain intact.) Baek-hyun grew up under the care of his grandmother after both parents died and is something of a troublemaker. He’s stubborn and prideful, and in his last year of high school.
God of Study had been planned for production this year but had stalled, and was then revived. It takes place at a third-rate high school attended by lackluster students. In the original, Abe Hiroshi played a lawyer who takes a teaching position and leads a special prep class to gain students entry to a university. God of Study focuses on the special class of five students, and follows them as they mature and improve their lives while studying.
Yoo’s management stated, “In shedding his bright, younger-than-his-age image, Yoo Seung-ho has decided to change his appearance to be more masculine.” To achieve that, his character wears vintage-style clothing (like leather jackets) and sports a new hairstyle.
The drama premieres on January 4. It’ll air against SBS’s Jejoongwon and MBC’s Pasta.