East of Eden – Trivia

While searching information about this drama on the web, I found some interesting facts :

  • This drama is a special 47th MBC anniversary project, with a budget up to 25 billion won (~ US$25 million)¬†due to its filming locations which take place in Macau, Hongkong, China and Japan.
  • This drama is full of stars, including Song Seung Heon (Autumn Tale), Yun Jung Hoong (Sad Love Song), Jo Min Ki (Iljimae), Lee Da Hae (My Girl), Lee Mi Sook (Great Inheritance), Yoo Dong Geun (Empress Myung Sung).
  • Actress Lee Da Hae quit on episode 40 due to health reason, but rumor says that she felt disappointed because her scene is not as much as the other characters . More

Manga Category

Shoujo manga refers to manga whose readers are primarily young girls, aged 10-18 years. The story plot usually about love and romance relationship, but it’s genre is not limited to school romance per se, it could extend to science-fiction, sports, historical, etc. But majority of shoujo manga have classic drawing styles, such as pretty girl with big-rounded eyes and beautiful boys, although it doesn’t apply in all of them.

Examples of popular shoujo manga are :

Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi, 1993.

Hana Yori Dango (a.k.a. Boys Over Flowers) by Yoko Kamio, 1995.

Fruits Basket, by Natsuki Takaya, 2001.