Fantasy Music Drama “The Sound Of Magic” Shares 3 Focal Points Ahead Of Premiere
Netflix’s “The Sound of Magic” is a musical fantasy drama about the story that unfolds when the mysterious magician Rieul (Ji Chang Wook) suddenly appears in front of a girl named Yoon Ah Yi (Choi Sung Eun), who has lost her dreams. , and his classmate named Na Il Deung (Hwang In Yeop), who is forced to dream.
With less than 24 hours until the drama premieres, here are three focal points of “The Sound of Magic”!
1. From an iconic webtoon to a musical fantasy drama!
The drama is based on the webtoon “Annarasumanara” by writer Ha Il Kwon which was serialized on Naver Webtoon in 2010 and adapted into a play. The popular fantasy webtoon shows how the characters struggle between dreams and reality, but are able to use magic to solve their problems and help them grow.
Director Kim Sung Yoon of the upcoming drama shared that he wanted to protect this message of “Annarasumanara” and focus on conveying the warm comfort of the project. Writer Kim Min Jung added, “While observing the images of various adults through the perspectives of Ah Yi and Il Deung, I hope this becomes a time when we can reflect together on what it means to become a good adult and how to live happily. , even if we are a bit immature and clumsy.
2. Ji Chang Wook, Choi Sung Eun, and Hwang In Yeop who doubled down on the charm of their characters
Ji Chang Wook, whose incredible acting talent and charms have boosted his popularity in Korea and abroad, as well as Choi Sung Eun and Hwang In Yeop, who are growing tremendously, exhibited magical chemistry and synchronization with their original webtoon characters.
For his role as Rieul, a mysterious magician who wants to remain a child forever, Ji Chang Wook practiced magic and singing for at least three months before filming began. Viewers can look forward to Ji Chang Wook’s mysterious and charming image that prompted director Kim Sung Yoon to praise the actor for his young and pure side.
Rookie actress Choi Sung Eun plays Yoon Ah Yi, a high school student who loses her dreams in poverty and wants to quickly become an adult. She ends up meeting Rieul in an abandoned amusement park, which changes her outlook on life. Regarding the actress, writer Kim Min Jung shared, “[Choi Sung Eun] acted in such a way that you could feel the exact gaze and expression of Yoon Ah Yi, whose inner feelings are impossible to know. She’s a truly amazing actress who completely fills the screen, even without a line.
Hwang In Yeop plays high school student Na Il Deung, forced by his parents to dream. Director Kim Sung Yoon commented, “Thanks to Hwang In Yeop, the clever Na Il Deung who pretends to be strong has become a more gentle, cute and lovable character.”
The director continued, “With each character’s quirks being so distinctive, I’m very pleased with the harmony created together by these three.”
3. The magic, music and dance that add beauty to this fantasy world
Kim Sung Yoon explained, “The main goal is to make sure viewers can participate in the magic, music, and dance, as well as the emotions of the characters.”
In “The Sound of Magic”, magic is used as a medium to help people rethink their lost dreams and childhood innocence. For his role as a magician, Ji Chang Wook worked with top Korean illusionist Lee Eun Kyul, which will significantly add to his portrayal of the character.
The music will be handled by music director Park Sung Il, who previously worked on “Itaewon Class” and “My Sir.” Regarding his use of music to better reflect viewers’ emotions, he shared, “We limited and minimized the fast numbers to the fantasy scenes and arranged the ambient music for the emotional parts.” Park Sung Il will also work with lyricists Seo Dong Sung, Lee Chi Hoon and Kim Eana.
Hong Se Jeong of the musicals “Phantom”, “Mata Hari” and “The Man Who Laughs” will be in charge of the choreography. Agreeing with the production team that choreography and movement is another form of storyline, Hong Se Jeong focused on conveying each character’s detailed emotions in every gesture.
Director Kim Sung Yoon commented, “There were many times when I thought, ‘Will this work? However, the staff members putting ideas together and every moment I worked with the actors was like magic.
“The Sound of Magic” premieres on Netflix on May 6. Check out a teaser for the drama here!
In the meantime, watch Ji Chang Wook in “Melt me gently“below:
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