Streaming service Rakuten Viki is celebrating Free Comic Book Day by offering free access to Yumi’s Cells, a hit K-drama based on a popular manhwa.
Rakuten Viki has announced that it will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day by giving away Yumi’s Cellsa live-action k-drama based on the hit webtoon, for free.
The live-action adaptation of the manhwa will be lifted above the paywall for just two days, giving fans a time-limited opportunity to binge on the hit Korean romantic comedy for free from May 7-8. Rakuten Viki has also rolled out a “Based on Comics” collection to celebrate Free Comics Day, which will make it easier for fans to find and watch dramas adapted from manhwa, manga, and other comic sources. . In addition to Yumi’s Cellsmany other hit webtoon series have k-drama adaptations that can be streamed on the service, including true beauty and So I married the anti-fan.
First broadcast on the streaming platform on September 17, 2021, Yumi’s Cells is a romantic comedy starring Kim Go Eun as the series’ protagonist named Kim Yu Mi. Yu Mi is an average woman who works in the job market until she experiences a painful breakup that changes her life forever. After suffering a heart rupture, Yu Mi’s love cells become inactive and prevent her from feeling love. The story is told from the perspective of the many brain cells in Yu Mi’s head that control her every thought, feeling, and action. Yu Mi soon falls into a mundane rut and simply goes through the motions of everyday life until she finally meets Goo Woong, a man who has difficulty expressing himself, who is played by actor Ahn Bo. Hyun. Goo Woong also struggles with emotions and finds it difficult to express herself.
The series originally started as a manhwa by artist and writer Dong-Gun Lee, which was published by WEBTOON online from 2015 to 2020. In addition to live-action drama, the series has also been adapted into a series of mobile games. An anime series based on the manhwa is also in development and is expected to air in 2022.
One of the biggest streaming services focused on Asian content, Rakuten Viki offers access to over 1,300 titles, including a wide variety of live-action dramas and movies based on popular webcomics. The platform offers limited, ad-supported access to its platform for free, but viewers can sign up for premium subscriptions in order to access the service’s full library of ads-free and higher-quality videos.
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