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Korean Webtoon “Orange Marmalade” to Premiere its Drama Adaptation in May

Left to Right: Yeo Jin-Goo, AOA’s Seol Hyun, CN Blue’s Lee Jong-Hyun ©OSEN

The cast members for the upcoming KBS2 TV series based on Seok Woo’s webtoon “Orange Marmalade” have been confirmed. Yeo Jin-Goo will play the role of Jung Jae-Min together with AOA’s Seol Hyun (Baek Ma-Ri) and CN Blue’s Lee Jong-Hyun (Han Shi-Hoo). Others who are also included in the cast are Song Jong-Ho as Han Yoon-Jae and Gil Eun-Hye as Jo A-Ra.

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The popular webcomic series was serialized on Naver from 2011 to 2013, and the story centers around a female vampire who tries to conceal her identity due to the discrimination of humans against her kind.

Orange Marmalade will take over Spy on its time slot once the new drama starts airing in May.

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Orange Marmalade (Review)

오렌지 마말레이드

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© Synopsis:

Vampires have evolved and don’t rely on human blood anymore. They now co-exist secretly as normal citizens even though they are still feared and discriminated against by the society. So what happens to a female vampire trying to live a normal school life when she meets the most popular boy in school and accidentally nips his neck?

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo, Slice of Life, Supernatural

Chapters: 119
Status: Finished
Author: Seok Woo
My Rating: 7/10
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Honestly, this seems like a normal vampire love story. There is nothing so special or noteworthy about it or the characters. Nonetheless, I was drawn with it from the beginning until the last chapter. Its emotional aspect was like a roller coaster ride for me and I was touched, especially with the ending. I silently wept in certain chapters of the webtoon and I gritted my teeth in resentment with the antagonists. Somehow, I felt like I could relate with the main characters (even though I am not a vampire lol). They say that you can easily tell if a story is good enough if you yourself feel a connection with its characters. And in my case, I actually felt that way.

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Seok Woo-nim’s art style is outstanding. All the pages are colored, adding more vividness to the scenes. And just like other stories, it leaves a moral lesson to its readers. It makes us question ourselves about our humanity. In this webtoon, I felt like vampires were actually more humane than us, humans. It also tackles the issue about discrimination.
Overall, Orange Marmalade is a fairly decent webtoon with good characters and plot. I liked it, but the story’s impact didn’t linger on me for a long time.