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'Descendants of the Sun' to premiere in Japan

2016/03/17 10:51

SEOUL, March 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korean drama "Descendants of the Sun" will come to Japan in June, its production company said Thursday.

The KBS 2TV series, which has been broadcast simultaneously in China on the local video platform iQiyi, will start airing on the Japanese cable channel Eisei Gekijou, NEW said.

Media reports have said broadcasting rights for show the starring actor Song Joong-ki and actress Song Hye-kyo fetched US$100,000 per episode in Japan.

The series has stirred a huge sensation in both South Korea and China, with viewership in the high 20-percent range on home turf and the first several episodes amassing hundreds of millions of views on iQiyi.

Scenes from the KBS 2TV series "Descendants of the Sun." (Yonhap) Scenes from the KBS 2TV series "Descendants of the Sun." (Yonhap)

sojungpark@yna.co.kr

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