SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, January 18, 2019 — Punggyeong (Wind-Bell), a web drama produced by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, will be released simultaneously on Naver TV (https://tv.naver.com) and worldwide video platform Rakuten Viki((https://www.viki.com/tv)) at noon on January 18.
Punggyeong is the first web drama selected from the Seoul Story Drama Script Contest held by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in 2017. It is made in 10 episodes for 10 minutes each. Starting from January 18, each episode will be viewed on the two video platforms at 12pm every day.
Naver TV is Korea’s largest online platform that uploads various programs from Korean web dramas to entertainment and current affairs, and Rakuten Viki is the world’s first multi-language subtitle translation platform that shows rapid growth in Southeast Asia and is currently being serviced in South America and Europe.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government expects that stories about Seoul through Punggyeong will become widely promoted around the world by releasing it on the nation’s most accessible online platform and the international online platform served in a total of 178 languages.
Punggyeong was filmed at Seoul’s major tourist attractions including Templestay at Jogyesa Temple, Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoullo 7017, Mountain Namsan, Insa-dong, traditional market Tongin Market, and Seoul Plaza in front of Seoul City Hall, which are all loved by foreign tourists as well as Koreans.
The story is about genius novelist named Daniel who was adopted to the United States and returned to Seoul to meet his family again. It depicts his growing-up at the alleys and places in Seoul where the traces of childhood remain intact.
A lot of global attentions are paid on starring Korean popular idol group B1A4’s Jinyoung and AOA’s Mina. Jinyoung who played Daniel said, “When filming the drama, I visited a lot of places where I’ve never known. I hope viewers see many beautiful sceneries of Seoul and enjoy a warm family story.”