As usual, in Japan’s Netflix ranking, there are many Korean contents such as “Juvenile Justice”, “Crash Landing on You”, and “All of Us Are Dead”.
In addition, “Squid Game” has been supported worldwide for its shocking theme and has also received high praise.
The whole country welcomes such a situation and has taken pride in “Korea for entertainment.” But recently, that situation has changed. That is the “counterattack” of Japanese animation.
Last February, the animation movie “Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tokyo Metropolitan College of Magic College”, which exceeded the box office revenue of 10 billion yen in Japan, was screened in South Korea. It immediately won the number one audience mobilization within a week of opening. Not long ago, the movie “Kimetsu no Yaiba” was a big hit, and my interest in Japanese animation was higher than I had imagined.
In addition, the comics of both works are ranked first in the book ranking in Korea in line with the movie hit.
Furthermore, Pokemon is fascinating from children to adults. In South Korea, SPC Samlip recently released “Pokemon Bread” with a sticker. Still, it is so popular that there are restrictions on ordering at convenience stores, and in some cases, the resale act of selling the sticker at a price more than triple is a problem. It has become.
While I am very confident in my content, I am sure that the influence of Japanese culture is also there. What do Koreans think of this situation?
Looking at the comments online, we see that they are surprisingly well received.
“Japan has always been the number one in anime.” “Jujutsu Kaisen” and “Kimetsu no Yaiba” are really interesting. I hated Japan, but I became interested in Japan from anime, and now I like Japan. “Good culture and entertainment are to interact and enjoy each other.”
There have been a lot of talks these days, but I hope that entertainment will become a “bridge of friendship” between the two countries.