According to a March 20 report from the Oricon Chart, Japan’s biggest music chart, the commemorative album of the sound track of the animated version ofWinter Sonata has reached on the top of the daily album chart. It shows the album’s continuing popularity with Japanese fans.
The album contains such songs as “From the Beginning until Now” and “My Memory” from the animated version of Winter Sonata that aired on Japan Sky Perfect TV from October 2009 to May 2010.
Bae Yong Jun and Choi Ji Woo dubbed the lead roles in the animation, so it generated worldwide interest.
In Korea, Winter Sonata, directed by Yoon Seok Ho, aired on KBS 2TV in 2002, and the next year, the drama was broadcast on NHK in Japan. It became a sensation, causing the names “Yonsama” and “Jiwoo hime” to become household words in Japan.