Netflix confirmed to produce an original series based on Ilkwon Ha’s popular webtoon, Annarasumanara. They also released the cast members for the upcoming show’s lead characters. The lineup includes Ji Chang Wook, Choi Sung Eun, and Hwang In Yeop. Director Kim Sung Yoon, who also made Love in the Moonlight and Itaewon Class, will direct the series.
Annarasumanara is a series about Yoon Ai, who became an adult before she wanted to, and Lee Eul, the mysterious magician who wants to stay as a child in an adult’s body.
Ilkwon Ha, a webtoon author who has received huge love for his drawings, wrote the original series. The webtoon series received a great response as it added the element of fantasy with magic to a teenage girl’s realistic worries. Although the cartoon ended in 2011, it is still a loved piece adapted as a play.
The iconic lineup of actors is also catching the eyes. The actor who wowed Asia with various works and characters, Ji Chang Wook, will play Lee Eul. After appearing on KakaoTV’s Lovestruck in the City, he will be depicting the suspicious magician who lives in an abandoned amusement park. Working with him is Choi Sung Eun, as Yoon Ai. This promising rookie actress has previously demonstrated her acting skills on JTBC’s Beyond Evil. She also made her presence to the public through SF8: Joan’s Galaxy and the film Start-Up. Many are curious about how she will portray Yoon Ai, who goes through unbelievable events after her encounter with Lee Eul.
Another rising actor, Hwang In Yeop, will play Na Il Deung, Yoon Ai’s classmate. The character is a gifted student who doesn’t know how to communicate with others as he only focuses on studying. Hwang In Yeop will be embodying the various sides of Il Deung as he opens up to magic with Lee Eul and Yoo Ai.
The fantasy world of Ilkwon Ha will come to life by both JTBC Studios and Zium Content. It will be available in 190 different regions, exclusively on Netflix.