Band N.Flying’s member Kim Jae Hyun made a presence in the first episode of the Japanese drama, Love You as the World Ends.
Kim Jae Hyun made his first appearance as a Korean character, Yoon Min Jun, in the Sunday drama co-produced by Nippon TV(NTV) and Hulu.
Love You as the World Ends illustrates the story of a young man, Hibiki Mamiya (played by Ryoma Takeuchi), trapped in a tunnel the day before proposing. In a world that has completely changed, he desperately searches for his lover, Kurumi Ogasawara (played by Ayami Nakajo).
The drama is known for its high quality and unprecedented scale and drew attention with the news of casting Kim Jae Hyun. Kim Jae Hyun plays the role of one of the survivors who try to survive the end of the world with Hibiki. Yoon Min Jun is a part-time worker of a moving company in the show.
In the first episode, Min Jun drew attention as he fought with his Taekwondo skills, unlike the others who used weapons such as guns and arrows against the large herd of zombies. When Min Jun showed off a sleek spin kick, viewers responded with comments such as “that’s cool,” “it’s a strong spin kick.”
Kim Jae Hyun actually has experience in learning Taekwondo and has been training in Korea for more than two months to act out the action scenes all by himself. Kim Jae Hyun drew a lot of attention from the first episode for his brilliant action and stable acting skills. This raised expectations for the plot development of the drama, as well as for his future acting career.
Season 1 of Love You as the World Ends starring Kim Jae Hyun airs every Sunday at 10.30 p.m. on Nippon TV.