Pachinko Kdrama (2022) Release Date, Plot, Cast, Trailer & More

Pachinko is a Canadian-South Korean drama television series that is based on Min Jin Lee’s novel of the same name, “Pachinko.” This magnificent story, based on the New York Times bestseller, follows four generations of a Korean immigrant family as they leave their homeland in an unyielding effort to live and prosper. Youn Yuh-Jung, Lee Min-ho, Jin Ha, and Kim Minha star in the series, which is directed by Kogonada and Justin Chon. On March 25, 2022, it made its Apple TV+ premiere.

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Pachinko Kdrama Breif Intro

Pachinko Korean Drama Poster, Apple TV
  • Drama Name: Pachinko
  • Genre: Drama
  • Created By: Soo Hugh
  • Based on: Pachinko Novel by Min Jin Lee
  • Screenplay: Soo Hugh
  • Directed by: Kogonada, Justin Chon
  • Release Date: March 25 – April 29, 2022
  • Airing Day: Friday
  • Network: Apple TV+
  • Country of origin: Canada, South Korea
  • Original languages: Korean, Japanese, English
  • No. of episodes: 8

Pachinko Series Plot Synopsis

Kim Sun-Ja was born and raised in Busan, South Korea when Korea was under Japanese rule. Koh Han-Su was the man she fell in love with. She was already pregnant when she found out Koh Han-Su was married to another lady. Her position has left her devastated. Baek Isak, a Christian priest, saves her by marrying her. After that, she and Baek Isak relocate to Japan. She gives birth to her child there. Koreans living in Japan at the time had a difficult time. They struggle to survive because they are often treated with disrespect and discrimination.

Pachinko Cast

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Pachinko Korean Drama Cast, Image Source: Harper Bazaar
  • Youn Yuh-Jung portrays Kim Sun-Ja
  • Lee Min-Ho portrays Koh Han-Su
  • Jin Ha portrays Baek Solomon
  • Kim Min-Ha portrays Kim Sun-Ja (young)
  • Soji Arai portrays Baek Mozasu
  • Noh Sang-Hyun portrays Baek Isak
  • Jung Eun-Chae portrays Choi Kyung-Hee
  • Han Joon-Woo portrays Baek Yoseb
  • Kaho Minami portrays Etsuko Nagatomi
  • Anna Sawai portrays Naomi
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Youn Yuh-jung

Sunja, the primary protagonist of the series, is played by Youn Yuh-Jung. She is a South Korean woman from Yeongdo-gu, Busan, who fights for a better living in a Japan-dominated Korea. Sunja as a teen is played by Kim Min-ha. Jeon Yu-na plays as childhood Sunja

Lee Min-ho

Lee Min-ho portrays Koh Hansu, a Korean Zainichi living in Osaka, Japan. He is introduced as a merchant and fish dealer who travels to Busan, South Korea on a regular basis, but it is later revealed that he is a member of the Yakuza, Japan’s largest transnational organized criminal syndicate.

Jin Ha

Jin Ha plays Solomon Baek, the grandson of Sunja and the son of Baek Mozasu. He has always associated with Americans and Westerners, having attended English-speaking schools and Columbia University. Yoon Seo-ho in the role of a teen Solomon. Baek Mozasu is Noa’s half-brother and a wealthy businessman who owns multiple pachinko parlours.

Pachinko Trailer

Pachinko Kdrama Official Trailer, Source: Youtube, Apple TV+

Note: The eight-episode series, which has been produced in three languages: Korean, Japanese, and English, premiered on Apple TV+ on March 25, 2022, with three episodes. Then, until April 29, 2022, one episode will be released every Friday. Source (1)

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