NCT Jaehyun starrer 'Dear.M' gets an international release date, fans say: 'On my way to Japan'
The time has finally come for NCT Jaehyun to make his acting debut and it seems like his hard work will soon pay off. The K-pop idol made big news when he was announced to be the lead actor on the KBS 12-episode K-drama, ‘Dear.M’ that was slated to release in 2021. Just as the cast was done filming for the show, the female lead of ‘Dear.M’ (Dear M), actress Park Hye-soo, was embroiled in a school bullying rumor.
The scandal blew up and the release of the NCT Jaehyun starrer was eventually halted. Excited fans who had already taken to the teasers hoped for a quick resolution of the scandal but it looked like the show was boxed as the actress is yet to be proven innocent. Following this, Jaehyun bagged another K-drama role in the remake of the 2001 film, ‘Bungee Jumping of Their Own,’ but the maker of the original work backed out and the project had to be scrapped, and all hopes of fans to see the NCT member as an actor shattered.
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NCT Jaehyun's 'Dear.M' to release in Japan this June
Fans started demanding that ‘Dear.M’ be released but KBS had dropped the show completely because school bullying is a major problem in South Korea. Upon multiple requests from fans, it was announced that despite being canceled for a release in Korea, the show will be released internationally on different platforms, starting with Japan.
Now, the Japanese streaming platform U-NEXT has announced that ‘Dear.M’ starring NCT Jaehyun will be distributed exclusively on their platform ahead of the rest of the world. The first public release of the 12-episode show will take place in Japan from the end of June 2022. According to U-NEXT, ‘Dear.M’ is a Korean drama based on youth romance and follows the university life of four students at Seoyeon University as they search for "M" — the writer of a community article.
It has been revealed that each episode of the drama will be sold as one unit priced at 420 yen (KRW 4169, $3) each. That means the entire show can be purchased for 5040 yen (KRW 50035, $40). All purchased episodes will be valid for a three-day viewing deadline.
韓国ドラマ『Dear.M』— U-NEXT韓流・アジア♥公式 (@watch_UNEXT_K) May 23, 2022
U-NEXTで独占配信決定🎉#NCT #ジェヒョン 主演❣️🥰
大学のオンラインコミュニティを騒然とさせた投稿主“M”を巡って、恋愛模様の推理を繰り広げる青春ラブロマンス💗https://t.co/UOhszDLOgP#UNEXT #韓ドラ #JAEHYUN #DearM pic.twitter.com/fhheyIy0xM
'Actor Jaehyun as Cha Minho is coming'
Fans of NCT must note that the show can be purchased by users who have a membership with the platform U-NEXT, which can only be availed with a Japanese verified card. Hence, some fans are joking they will move to Japan to catch the show. One fan said, “All the hard work finally paid off. actor jaehyun fighting! see you soon, cha minho!” Another fan said, “Can't wait for finals to end and see cha minho.”
One tweet read, “CHA MINHO IS COMING SOON.” One fan said, “See you next month, Actor Jeong Jaehyun!” An excited fan wrote, “SEE YOU REAL SOON CHA MINHO.” Another said, “See you next month my dearst cha minho.” One fan joked, “On my way to Japan” while another said, “WE’RE GOING TO SEE THIS SCENE OF CHA MINHO IN THE RAIN REAL SOON!! I AM SO EXCITED TO SEE ACTOR JAEHYUN ONCE DEAR.M AIRS.”
all the hard work finally paid off. actor jaehyun fighting! see you soon, cha minho! ❤️🔥 pic.twitter.com/lmhac9jf6T— ً (@jjhflix) May 23, 2022
can't wait for finals to end and see cha minho ♡ pic.twitter.com/LDvQUyU76G— dina ♡ (@yunocards) May 24, 2022
The Korean drama "Dear.M" will be exclusively distributed on U-NEXT ahead of the rest of the world!" CHA MINHO IS COMING SOON 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/gSdky9Fi3U— anne (@97JJHOLIC) May 23, 2022
See you next month, Actor Jeong Jaehyun!! 🥰❤️ pic.twitter.com/JuiGGPgMlQ— ً✿ (@nctymisfit) May 23, 2022
bringing back mark giving jaehyun the 'this year's acting award' as he had to juggle working hard for both nct & for dear. m that he couldn't even sleep yet he never made everyone feel like he is tired pic.twitter.com/umW4WUyGRy— 천재현♡̴ (@jaehvunism) May 23, 2022
SEE YOU REAL SOON CHA MINHO pic.twitter.com/YmNu7Ao2HT— cia ♡ (@JAEHYUNZONE_) May 24, 2022
see you next month my dearst cha minho pic.twitter.com/sjtWs3rwvO— sera 🐣 (@cupidjjh_) May 24, 2022
ON MY WAY TO JAPAN pic.twitter.com/f942jx86e5— KELLOW (@KELLOW_KELLOW) May 24, 2022
Welcome home Cha Minho #JAEHYUN #재현 #NCT재현 #ジェヒョン pic.twitter.com/amajbUz6xZ— Cho (@leetaeyong1004) May 23, 2022
WE’RE GOING TO SEE THIS SCENE OF CHA MINHO IN THE RAIN REAL SOON!! I AM SO EXCITED TO SEE ACTOR JAEHYUN ONCE DEAR.M AIRS pic.twitter.com/HZEt8TTc4r— d ♡ (@VALENTlNE214) May 23, 2022
So, apparently u-next (in which dear. m will be aired) is like a netflix we need to pay for its monthly subscription and in order to pay for it we need to use a japanese credit card i guess... pic.twitter.com/zfmFa7Lzcp— aya (@jeongyunonly) May 23, 2022