Winter Sonata (Fuyu no Sonata) AnimeNovember 6, 2008
Since winter is my favorite season, I enjoy sonatas, and the plot features dramatic romance, this anime is a must to check out for me It is based on one of the four part Korean drama Endless Love. Anime News Network does not have much information about the anime yet, so I’ll write based on the official website and the description of the live-action drama.
Joon-sang (Bae Yong Jun) moves to a new high school in search for his biological father. Yu-jin (Choi Ji Woo) and Sang-hyuk (Park Yong Ha) are close childhood friends, although Sang-hyuk wants to be more than a friend, Yu-jin sees him as a brother. On a trip together with other high school mates, Oh Chelin (Park Sol Mi), Jin-suk (Lee Hye Eun) and Yong-kuk (Ryu Seung Soo), Yu-jin is saved after an accident by Joon-sang. They become close and she opens up his cold heart. However, circumstances and fate dictate that their love will never be. He abruptly disappears from their lives.
Ten years later, the old High School buddies gather to celebrate Yu-jin and Sang-hyuk’s soon-to-be wedding. Yu-jin, who was deeply in love with Joon-sang, still has a fire in her heart for him. But at the party, Oh Chelin’s new boyfriend arrives, who appears the same as Joon-sang. (Drama Wiki)
Director: Daisuke Nakayama (He has experience in animation mostly: Blood: The Last Vampire, Ghost in the Shell, Mind Game, NieA 7, Princess Mononoke)
Art Director: Hiroshi Ohno (Le Chevalier D’Eon, Hells Angels, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Spring and Chaos)
Background: Kaori Anmi (Chevalier D’Eon, Princess Mononoke, Eureka 7)
Voice Actors are the same as in the film