JYJ Kim Jae Joong’s ‘Protect the Boss’ Voted Most Beloved K-Drama in Japan
For K-Drama fans in Japan, it’s all about Kim Jae Joong, as revealed in a recent poll.
Japanese magazine, AnAn recently held a survey asking readers to vote on their favorite hallyu drama so far. AnAn is a popular women’s magazine targeting females in their 20s to 30s and has been in publication since 1970.
The results of the survey put Kim Jae Joong’s SBS drama, Protect the Boss in first, showing, once more, his widespread popularity in the island nation. Following behind were the dramas Secret Garden and My Name is Kim Sam Soon.
Protect the Boss began airing on TBS in Japan and enjoyed widespread popularity in Japan. The special making-DVD for the drama also took first place in the pre-order charts for DVDs beginning on the first day of pre-orders.
An industry insider in Japan commented on the popularity of Kim Jae Joong saying, “Kim Jae Joong already had many fans [in Japan]. However, with Protect the Boss gaining popularity in all of Japan, Kim Jae Joong attracted the popularity of the younger demographic making him a popular hallyu actor.”
Kim Jae Joong is set to kick off an Asia fan meet tour beginning on October 20.
Photo Credit: AnAn Magazine