An adaptation of classic manga Itazura no Kiss
(also adapted to television by Taiwan as It Started with a Kiss
), Playful Kiss
is a warm, bubbly drama about two people who fall in love and learn to grow up along the way. Kim Hyun Joong, leader of popular boyband SS501 and famous for his role in Boys Over Flowers
, plays Baek Seung Jo (the iconic Naoki character of the manga). Rising newcomer Jung So Min comes off a dark, star-making turn in Bad Guy
to play plucky, scatterbrained Ha Ni (much-loved Kotoko of the manga).
A simple, straightforward romance about two kids who fall in love, clash, and dance around other through the course of high school and college, Playful Kiss
is a low-key but intensely endearing tale that aptly captures the brimming emotions and intense romance of that period of life.
Oh Ha Ni, nicknamed "snail" by her father and friends for her ability to eventually get where she wants to go, even if it takes her months or years, has one goal in mind: get close to the school genius, Baek Seung Jo (Kim Hyun Joong). Ha Ni has had an intense crush on him for years, and finally gets up the courage to give him a letter confessing her feelings. Seung Jo, an icy perfectionist who is always at the top of the class, has made it a habit to reject girls however, and has no interest in Ha Ni, who is not academically gifted.
When Ha Ni's house is destroyed by an earthquake, she and her father move in with old friends of his, who turn out to be Seung Jo's family, and soon the two are living in the same house. Can one determined, warm-hearted high school girl melt the heart of a closed-off genius?
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Also known as NAUGHTY KISS