As a result, it also brought the Korean Wave to the Philippines.Just like in Japan, Bae Yong-joon became popular among Middle-aged women.The drama triggered the Korean Wave in the country and its lead star Bae Yong-joon became very popular amongst women in the country.An anime adaptation of Winter Sonata premiered on Japan's SKY Perfec TV!The series as a whole had an average viewership in the 14% to 15% range.Due to overwhelming demand from viewers to watch the series in its original format, it was re-aired on NHK's satellite channel BS2 unedited (in its original Korean audio, with Japanese subtitles), beginning December 20, 2004.The drama first aired in Japan on NHK in 2004; it was dubbed in Japanese and edited into 60-minute episodes.
Their love, however, is cut short after Joon-sang is badly injured in a car accident and, due to brain damage, suffers from amnesia, unable to remember anything prior to his accident.
The story begins when Joon-sang, the son of an eminent musician, moves to Chuncheon, a rural city in South Korea.
As an extraordinarily talented student, Joon-sang is welcomed by his fellow students as well as his teachers, but remains a quiet, introverted teenager.
; RR: Gyeoul Yeonga; also known as Winter Love Story, Winter Love Song or Winter Ballad) is a South Korean television drama series that aired on KBS2 in 2002.
Starring Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo, it is the second part of the season-themed Endless Love series directed by Yoon Seok-ho.