The worlds of K-Dramas and Anime frequently clash. Several of us have even started with one and found the other from it. So why not disclose even more dramas based on what you already prefer?
Now, each media has its disparities, the main one being that one is animated and one is live-action. Animation provides things that are impossible to find in real life. However, these K-Dramas will be a perfect match!
1. Haikyuu!! – Thumping Spike
Aside from both being about volleyball, these two go well with each other as both have two characters that have a tough beginning but ultimately make the team even greater than it ever was.
Haikyuu is a tale where inspired by watching a volleyball player nicknamed “Little Giant,” Shouyou Hinata restores the volleyball club at his middle school. The team even makes it to a tournament but is brutally beaten by the “King of the Court,” Kageyama Tobio. Hinata promises to exceed Kageyama but soon finds out they have joined the same high school and, subsequently, the same volleyball team.
Similar to that anime here in Thumping strike, A growing female volleyball player named Kang Se Ra has an awful incident, deriving in a slump in her form that she can’t get relieved of. She ends up tutoring a struggling boys’ high school volleyball team where Hwang Jae Woong is the star player.
2. The Devil is a Part-Timer – The Uncanny Counter
The Demon Lord Satan starts to conquer the land of Ente Isla with his enormous demon armies. However, while taking over the continent, he is ceased by the hero Emilia, causing Satan to retreat through a dimensional portal landing in the human world. Over here to survive and return to his world Satan has to do a part-time job.
The similarity here is that The Uncanny Counter tells the story of a group of demon hunters called Counters who arrived on earth being disguised as employees at a noodle restaurant to catch evil spirits that have returned to earth to gain immortality.
3. Yona of the Dawn ↔ River Where The Moon Rises
In this anime series, Princess Yona lives peacefully at her palace before the sudden murder of the king and the betrayal of her favourite cousin Su Won puts Yona’s life in threat. Urged to escape with Son Hak, her childhood friend and bodyguard, the naïve princess soon finds that Kouka is not the quiet and friendly place she thought it was.
Similar to that context here we have the k-drama River where the moon rises. Born a princess and raised a soldier, Pyeong Gang is a woman with endless dreams and ambitions. But things take an unexpected turn in her path to glory when she meets On Dal, a peace-loving man whose purpose in life is to live in peace with those around him. They soon fall in love with each other. On Dal learns himself abandoning his principles to keep her safe as warring groups fight for the throne.
4. The Ancient Magus’ Bride – Goblin
Although the two go in different directions, both have almost the same premise!
In The Ancient Magus’ Bride Chise Hatori, a 15-year-old Japanese girl, was sold for £5 million GBP at an auction to a tall masked man. Relinquished at a young age and intimidated by her peers, she was prepared to give herself to any consumer if it meant having a place to call home. The man reveals himself to be Elias Ainsworth, a magus. After a brief dilemma and a bit of teleportation magic, the two arrive at Elias’ cottage in rural England.
Similar to that here in Goblin Kim Shin was once an undefeatable general in Goryeo’s military who died a tragic death. He is now immortal but is exhausted from living while everyone around him dies. For 900 years, Kim Shin has scoured for his bride, a mortal who can draw the sword and end his life. One day, he meets Ji Eun Tak, a confident high school student who can see the dead. She insists on being Goblin’s bride who can end his life, but things get complicated as the two fall in love.
5.Kiss him not me – true beauty
These two showcase a similar interest in the plot. There is an involvement of love triangles in both. Tho the story might progress in different ways but there are many similar ideas that may gain your interest.
Kiss him not me revolves around Kae Serinuma a second-year high school student and an avid fujoshi who confidentially ships her classmates, Igarashi and Nagashima. The death of her favourite anime character causes her to become depressed and lose weight quickly. Now that Serinuma has evolved into a glamorous beauty to her classmates, snarky junior Shinomiya and senior Mutsumi, how is she going to handle them with her constant BL-filled fujoshi mind?
Having that in mind we have True Beauty which is a K-drama series about a girl who after being bullied and judged because of her ugly looks, a high school girl converts herself into a gorgeous “goddess” and quickly rises to fame after mastering the art of makeup via online tutorial videos.
6.Josee, the tiger and the fish- Josée
This can be said as the perfect match as both the anime and the K-drama have the same story.
The anime Josee, the tiger and the fish show Tsuneo who is a university student and Josee is a young girl who has hardly gone out of the house by herself due to her being unable to walk. The two meet when Tsuneo finds Josee’s grandmother taking her out for a morning walk After that, her life is completely changed
The K-drama Josée is very similar to the anime and has the same name as the main character. The story depicts the brightest times of Josee and Young-Seok. Josee has a physical disability and lives in her world. Young-Seok enters her world and completely changes it for the good.