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Yoo Yeon Seok to Hold First Japanese Fan Meeting in June

In his first Japanese interview, Yoo Yeon Seok confessed his wish to meet fans in Japan often and to create closer relationship with them. He noticed that many Japanese fans come to his signing events or fan meeting in Korea. Now, Yoo Yeon Seok is very close to accomplish his dream of greeting his fans in Japan!

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According to the news released by his official Japanese fanclub, Yoo Yeon Seok receives much love from both his dramas and movies such as ‘Reply 1994’ and “Beauty Inside”. His outstanding acting ability to portray different characters, from love stricken yet earnest handsome chef to cold villain, and his marshmallow-like white skin and tender smile, have won the hearts of many in Japan. Unfortunately, his busy schedules and never-ending works made his dream of coming to Japan quite unlikely in the past.

But dream do come true! Yoo Yeon Seok will hold the very first official fan meeting in Japan on 18 June 2016. The fan meeting is planned in concurrence with Warm and Cozy DVD event on the same day. Both events will be held at Tamagawa Kumin Kaikan / Hall, Setagaya, Tokyo.

Find more information of both events below:

Yoo Yeon Seok 1st Fan Meeting
Date: 18 June 2016 (Sat)
Time: 18:00 PM (door opens) / 18:30 PM (planned opening)
Place: Tamagawa Kumin Kaikan / Hall, Setagaya, Tokyo
Organizer: MENTOR

DVD Event “Warm & Cozy’s Language of Love ~ Recipe of Happiness”
Date: 18 June 2016 (Sat)
Time: 14:00 PM (planned opening)
Place: Tamagawa Kumin Kaikan / Hall, Setagaya, Tokyo
Number of participants: 500 people
Content: drama talk,  about drama, gift raffle, and other (planned)
Organizer: TSUTAYA, SPO Entertainment

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How to apply?
There are two application methods:

(1) Purchase: purchase the premium DVD box of ‘Warm&Cozy’, please submit the enclosed event postcard. Invitations will be extended to 200 lucky winners who will be picked based on ‘first come, first serve’ basis and they will be prioritised for front row seating.

(2) Rental: rent the whole set of ‘Warm&Cozy’ at TSUTAYA during the campaign period of [Recipe of Happiness ~] then apply at the event site. Campaign period is 2 April – 31 May 2016. 300 people will be picked to win DVD event tickets. Meanwhile, 3 people can win the autographed polaroid by Yoo Yeon Seok and 2 other can win signed poster of Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang Sora.

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For more information, you may check the Japanese official website of ‘Warm & Cozy’ and Mendorong event at TSUTAYA. Or else, you can always visit the website of Yoo Yeon Seok Official Japan Fanclub. We will keep you updated on any news regarding the fan meeting.

[20150820] Yoo Yeon Seok Is NewsCulture’s Selected ‘Actor of The Week’

NewsCulture, one of Korea’s news portals, released an article on 20 August 2015 to announce their selection of Yoo Yeon Seok as the ‘Actor of the Week’. Dubbed as an actor with various facial expressions, Yoo Yeon Seok is praised for his versatility in acting cold and warm characters. He is considered as part of the new emerging melodrama hero in Korean cinema.

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In his latest film, Yoo Yeon Seok plays Woo Jin, a man who changes face everytime he wakes up. Thanks to his melodical and warm tone in narrating the movie, he tied all different Woo Jin together. Yoo Yeon Seok managed to live up to Director Baek’s expectation in maximazing the dramatic element of the movie with his appearance, acting skill and voice tone.

So who would have guessed that Yoo Yeon Seok was actually nervous when doing the narration? During the Beauty Inside Press Screening, he revealed that he was very worried to whether he could bridge different actors and actresses together. He is thankful that all of them demonstrated wonderful acting which implies to the one that eventually made his narration work.

Prior to his breakthrough role as Chilbong on Reply 1994, Yoo Yeon Seok was dubbed as the most hated man thanks to his role as Suzy’s playboy sunbae in Architecture 101. He went on a killing  sphree toward other nation’s little sisters such as Park Bo Young and Park Shin Hye in Werewolf Boy and The Royal Tailor respectively. No wonder that NewsCulture considers him as the nation’s little sister killer. He finally made a hattrick in killing 3 nation’s little sisters!

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When it comes to warm character, Yoo Yeon Seok has proven that he can act as convincingly. He captured so many hearts – and broke them at the same time – in his well-loved character, Chilbong. YeoNiverse is forever thankful to Yoo Yeon Seok for breathing life and so much love to Chilbong. He is our forever our most favorite baseball player on universe.

In his first ever leading role in drama, Yoo Yeon Seok was challenged to bring the warm and cozy feeling to ‘Baek Geun Woo’. Did he make it? We are nodding in agreement with NewsCulture. Yoo Yeon Seok managed to make audience cheering for Baek Geun Woo despite all the frustation and ball of anger toward his character. And thanks to his visual image, Baek Geun Woo is considered as a flower boy chef.

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In the future, Yoo Yeon Seok is hoping to be able to perform in different stages such as drama play or musical.

Yoo Yeon Seok hwaiting!!

Original news source by NewsCulture here

[20150703] (News article + Netizen comments) Actor Yoo Yeon Seok’s variation of roles are received favorably


Regardless of what genre and what character he will portray, Yoo Yeon Seok’s moves are grabbing attention.

Yoo Yeon Seok has given an enthusiastic performance as the innocent and lovely Baek Geon Woo in the recent MBC Wed-Thu drama “Warm and Cozy”. His acting spectrum has expanded once again.

The public started to recognise him as “Chilbongie” in “Reply 1994” (2013). Yoo Yeon Seok potrayed a Seoul-born baseball player who is perfect in all specs such as appearance, household, personality, sense and loves the woman earnestly. Because of this role, he took the position as women’s ideal.

Yoo Yeon Seok who comes out like a comet and sways women’s hearts actually has a heavy filmography. After 10 years of becoming an actor, he received spotlight once again. He has challenged various characters. It provokes the public’s curiousity on which character that has same personality as him. He has a gentle face, but he could portray his character as a Gangnam oppa in the film “Architecture 101” and an evil character Jitae in the movie “A Werewolf Boy” perfectly. Because of that, he received favorable criticism.

His works in historical genre definitely looks impressive too. He acted as a cool headed scholar who has a strong sense of honor in drama “Gu Family Book” and he brought forth the King “wangme patale” (king + femme fatale) charms in the movie “Royal Tailor”.

Not only that, he also appeared as a researcher in movie “Whistle Blower” and as a wealthy guy who has deadly charms in the recently released film “Perfect Proposal”. He displays variable transformations with new characters in various genres.

He then gives the light into unprecedented romantic comedy male lead character in the recent drama, “Warm and Cozy”. Yoo Yeon Seok started his debut as an actor by appearing as younger version of Yoo Ji Tae in movie “Old Boy”. He strengthens his solid acting ability and steadily develops as an actor.

Yoo Yeon Seok’s variation of characters is dynamic. Whatever the character is, he digested it naturally with his own color and his acting spectrum keeps on going broader. He has fulfilled his projects in thriller, melo, historical, and also romantic comedy genre, on small and big screens. He attempts new variations in every project and every character so we are excited which steps in the future he will take.

Meanwhile, after finishing MBC Wed-Thu drama “Warm and Cozy”, he is scheduled to join movie “Hae-eo-hwa”.

Netizen comments to the article :

1. [+1,906 , -74] Yoo Yeon Seok is so charming. He acts well too. It’s good!

2. [+1,546 , -66] Please act in a romantic comedy once again~ You match romantic comedy more than historical dramas!! (it doesn’t mean he is not suitable for historical dramas X)

3. [1,471 , -56] Yoo Yeon Seok is cute, I know he is mild mannered, his gentleness is sexy!! ㅋㅋㅋ

4. [1,391 , -52] I enjoyed watching Warm and Cozy!!

5. [1,224 , -53] He is charming. I watched Warm and Cozy, he really gives a good feeling ㅠ_ㅠ

Original article : enews24 via Naver

Translation by : Rynn_peace
Brought to you by Yeoniverse ~ Yoo Yeon Seok IFC


[20150704] Netizen reactions to Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang So Ra’s Kissing Scene in Warm and Cozy finale

On Thursday, July 2nd, Yoo Yeon Seok’s latest drama ‘Warm and Cozy’ concluded with a sweet, happy ending. The character that he played – Baek Geon Woo finally got together with Lee Jeong Joo (played by Kang So Ra). They decided to settle down in Jeju, continue on running the Warm and Cozy restaurant together and to get married in the near future.

One of the most memorable scenes from the show’s last episode is the kiss scene between the two. As could be seen in the video above, the passionate kisses (plural, yes!) between Geon Woo and Jeong Joo as they confirm their feelings and affection were indeed very swoon-worthy.

We especially love the part when Jeong Joo called out Geon Woo’s name and he answered innocently “yes?” before showing an intense look of want (rawr) once she told him “saranghae”. We’ve been replaying the kiss scene for the umpteenth time, how about you? ㅋㅋㅋ

The kiss scene managed to top the real time popular videos on Naver tvcast yesterday and earlier today. And at the time this post is written, the video has over 480,000 views with 460+ comments.

Let us check out the best reactions to the video below!


1. [+2,364, -30] The man who was born for kissing scenes. His jawline is to die for

2. [+1,480, -27]  Ah really the best heart fluttering scene in the last episode…♡

3. [+1,262, -51] Aigoo. The cancer I caught throughout the 16 episodes got cured all at once. ♡♡♡♡♡

4. [+1,092, -24] Ah really good, I don’t feel it is a waste to spend 15 hours. This drama really is a drama that can’t be forgotten. Yoo Yeon Seok Kang So Ra match really well ㅠㅠ

5. [+1,059, -25] Good! Good! Very good!

6. [+823, -18]  Waa it’s heart fluttering. Seriously Baek Geon Woo ♥ Lee Jeong Joo match well. Is it the end ㅜㅜ

7. [+797, -13] Yoo Yeon Seok really makes my heart flutters

8. [+635, -8] Ummuah its very sweet ♡♡♡  Beautiful kiss scene ~~^^

Source : Naver tvcast (comments) ; MBC Youtube Channel (video)

Translation by : Rynn_peace and Tokkipanda
Brought to you by Yeoniverse ~ Yoo Yeon Seok IFC


[20150625] On The Set : Updates on Yoo Yeon Seok’s Works

Hello again!

You might be confused why I am here again. Don’t be! I am here for another update series. Slightly different from the other series, “On The Set” particularly features any trivia or update related to Yoo Yeon Seok’s works like movie, drama, variety show or CFs. So, shall we begin?

Yoo Yeon Seok’s latest movie ‘Beauty Inside‘ finally got it’s premiere date. According to the movie distributor NEW, the movie is scheduled for public screening on 20 August 2015. Following the announcement, new poster was revealed alongside some bts photos.

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Will Han Hyo Joo get to kiss all the 21 Woo Jin in one movie? Will Yoo Yeon Seok really kiss Han Hyo Joo in the movie? In a month or so, we will get the answer!

Talking about an answer, Yoo Yeon Seok’s previous drama ‘Answer Me 1994’ aka ‘Reply 1994‘ gets another Japanese rerun in Japan’s DLife. The Disney’s owned satelite TV will air the drama from Monday to Friday every 1.30 PM starting today, 25 June 2015. Check the full schedule HERE.

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Once Answer Me 1994 completed its second run, Japanese viewers will not be missing Yoo Yeon Seok for too long. KNTV has picked up his recent drama ‘Warm and Cozy‘ to be aired in Japan starting 15 August 2015. The drama will air every Saturday and Sunday. More information on the drama’s airing in KNTV here.

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Are you excited for Japanese’s broadcast of ‘Warm and Cozy’ and ‘Reply 1994’?

The latest update came from ‘Royal Tailor‘. The movie had completed it’s run in Korea but it doesn’t stop them from releasing a video commentary featuring its leading casts including Go Soo, Yoo Yeon Seok and Park Shin Hye. The video commentary was featured on MBC’ Let’s Go! Video Travel on 21 June 2015 and has Yoo Yeon Seok – Park Shin Hye – Lee Yubi acting all cute behind the scene.

Royal Tailor DVD is now on sale so if you are a diehard fan of this movie or one of its casts, you can find it on various stores.

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Guess that’s all I got for you today. ‘On The Set’ might not get a regular date like ‘Around The Net’ but hopefully it will since Yoo Yeon Seok’s eyes are pretty glued to Chungmuro. He has one movie completed with Moon Chae Won, ‘The Mood That Day‘ and he soon will enter the production of ‘Heohwa‘ with Beauty Inside’s co-star Han Hyo Joo.

I am signing off for now. See ya next time!

Warm and Cozy Episode 14 : Preview 

이대로 좀 있어야 되겠다

건우(유연석)는 맨도롱또똣에서 열리는 정근(이성재)과 해실(김희정)의 결혼 식 준비 를 마지막으로 제주도를 떠나겠다고 하고 정배(이한위)는 건우에게 아버지를 한 번 만나보라고 권한다. 한편 황욱(김성오)은 반지를 준비해 정주(강소라)를 찾아가는데….

Episode 14
I have to stay like this for a while

Geun Woo (Yoo Yeon Seok) decides to leave Jeju after preparing Warm and Cozy for Jung Geun (Lee Sung Jae) and Hae Shil (Kim Hee Jung)’s wedding. Jungbae ajussi (Lee Han Hwi) advises Geun Woo to meet his father once. Separately, Hwang Wook prepares a ring and goes to look for JJ but…

Original source MBC

Text preview translation by Kilaalaa at soompi with original post HERE

[20150624] Yoo Yeon Seok’s Instagram Update

On 21 June 2015, Seohyun came to the set of ‘Warm and Cozy’ to film her special appearance in the drama. The official picture of Seohyun, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jin Young and Kim Sung Oh was revealed earlier today by MBC much to delight of many fans. Soon after, the leading man himself uploaded the selca with Seohyun and Jin Young alongside a cute message addressed to Seohyun, Soshi, Jin Young and B1A4.

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서현 짱! 소시 짱! 우리 진영이두 짱! B1A4두 짱짱! 💕 건우 짱짱맨!!!

Seohyun jjang! Soshi jjang! Our JinYoungie too jjang! B1A4 too jjang!! 💕 GeunWoo jjangjjang man!!!

Original post by Yoo Yeon Seok HERE

Brought to you by YeoNiverse – YYS IFC


Warm and Cozy Episode 13 : Preview

나한테 매달리고 싶으면 지금 제대로 말해

해실(김희정)의 남편을 죽게 만든 사람이 건우(유연석)의 아버지라는 것을 알게 된 정근(이성재)은 떠나려는 건우를 잡지 못한다. 건우의 비행기 티켓이 두 장이라는 것을 본 정주(강소라)에게 지원(서이안)은 건우 와 같이 떠난다고 하는데..

Episode 13
If you want to hang on to me, tell me properly right now

Jung Geun’s found out that the person who killed Hae-shil (Kim Hee Jung)’s husband is Geun Woo (Yoo Yeon Seok)’s father but he could not prevent Geun Woo from leaving. When Ji Won sees that Jeong Joo (Kang Sora) has seen that Geun Woo has 2 plane tickets, Ji Won (Seo Yi An) tells her that she is leaving together with Geun Woo..

Translation of Episode 13 video preview:

GW: Lee Jeong Joo, you lost to me again. I’m really bad right?
JG: Who is Jin Tae Yong?
HS: Thats the name of the person who caused my husband’s death.
Male Voice: Geun Woo’s father’s name is Jin Tae Yong?
JG: Geun Woo yah, I’m sorry to see you leave.
GW: If I leave, everything will be better.
JJ: There were definitely two tickets. Could it be that one of it is mine?
JW: Geun Woo is leaving and I’ve decided to leave together with him.
GW: If you want to do it, then you should do it properly. Like this (Geun Woo kisses Jeong Joo)
JJ: What you’re doing right now is like (asking me to tell you) not to go and cling on to you. Geun Woo yah if you want to hang on to me, tell me properly now.

Original post by iMBC HERE

Translation of video preview by kilaalaa at Soompi Forum (original post HERE)
Translation of text preview by YeoNiverse – YYS IFC


[20150622] Yoo Yeon Seok Update From Around The Net

Hai Yeonizens!!

Welcome back to another edition of “Yoo Yeon Seok’s Update from Around the Net”. Today’s edition will be Warm and Cozy heavy as we got some pretty nice updates from the drama set. We got some sibling “drama”, a happy kid, and more of stylish chef Baek Geun Woo.

But before all of that, let’s first and foremost congratulate Yoo Yeon Seok on getting his instagram account verified! His facebook account was verified much earlier although we might need to wait until verification can be made for his twitter account (which literally now only showcases his instagram entries).

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We might never know if he is as happy getting his account verified but we surely know Yoo Yeon Seok appeared really happy when it comes to receiving fan’s love and support. He is surprised yet touched receiving token of support from Armeria and DC Gallery that came to the drama set on 12 and 16 June respectively. He is very thankful for all the support he received and this happy picture of him was uploaded into his official facebook account on 17 June 2015.

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It appears that Yoo Yeon Seok was not the only ones who were all bubly and excited on the set. His “siblings” too!! Ok Ji Yong who plays his Noona uploaded a photo of the siblings acting all power rangers when they filmed episode 12 on her instagram. She also uploaded a collage of playful brothers about to “eat” their sister and big bro’s lady diver. Aren’t they just cute?

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If Yoo Yeon Seok is all playful with his siblings, he is certainly oozing a different aura when it comes to showcasing his cooking acting. KingKong Entertainment released a series of pictures showing flower chef Baek Geun Woo in action.

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Flower boy chef is so charming, he graces the cover of TVian, MBC’s very own online magazine, for their June 2015 edition. The magazine makes no coverage of Yoo Yeon Seok per se but we are taken behind the scene of Baek Geun Woo’s warm and sophisticated working  station as well as Warm and Cozy’s press conference.

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If you wish for other than Warm and Cozy update, no worries.. Yoo Yeon Seok ditched his devilish smoking Perfect Proposal persona to woo fans with an all-white romantic look in the new photoshot for Cine21. We are yet to know the particular edition of Cine21 in which these photos will be featured but let’s keep it in our watch list okay?!

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Yoo Yeon Seok is also giving out a different persona from his Seung Yeol in the interview with Im Soo Jung on KBS Entertainment Weekly. Rather, he looks so embarrassingly cute after sending message to his ‘werewolf boy’ co-star Song Joong Ki who just completed his military service. Check out full interview starting 36.45, on the English subtitled video by KBS World below

Reporter Kay sign off for now, see ya again next week! Don’t forget to catch the latest episode of Warm and Cozy tomorrow, 10 PM KST.


Warm and Cozy DVD Pre-Sales Demand Survey Opens For Public

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Pre-sales demand survey has begun for the release of k-drama Warm and Cozy’s director’s cut DVD. The survey is open for fans in Korea as well as fans from other countries in the world. The production team has provided overseas fans with information below on how to participate in the survey (original link HERE).



1. What is a director’s cut DVD? How is it different from the original?

A director’s cut DVD is a specially edited version of a drama by the director often with addition of deleted scenes.

2. What is pre-sales demand survey?

Prospective buyers can show their “interest” in purchasing the DVD.

3. Why is the survey necessary? Do I have to buy the DVD if I participate in the survey?

Production of a director’s cut DVD is different from that of an ordinary DVD because it requires extra process such as re-editing. Therefore, the production can only begin when a certain amount of demand is confirmed.

We encourage you to participate in the survey without any pressure because it is only a survey of who might be interested in purchasing the DVD. Actual orders will be taken separately when the required pre-sales demand is fulfilled.

4. How to participate in the pre-sales demand survey

Visit http://cafe.daum.net/mandorongDVD and click [★가수요신청/Pre-sales Survey]

Write NAME/CITY (COUNTRY for overseas buyers)/PHONE NO. (E-MAIL for overseas buyers)/PURCHASE QUANTITY (click the ‘lock’ icon for security)

*We ask for your name to prevent false or duplicate surveys.

5. Can I purchase Warm and Cozy DVD now?

Not yet. After the pre-sales demand survey is completed and decisions over the production are finalized, the director’s cut DVD of Warm and Cozy will be produced and released.

6. How long is the pre-sales demand survey period?

The survey will run for a limited time from June 18 to July 11. We’d greatly appreciate it if Warm and Cozy fans could help spread the word for the DVD production to be realized. Thank you!

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Based on our experience filling in the survey, fans need to have a daum account to participate. If you don’t have one, you may want to make an account by referring to information widely available on the net. You don’t need to be Korean citizen to get a daum account. Once you logged in and fill in the survey, don’t forget to click the security icon or tick (비밀) to protect your entry.

Update 25 June 2015

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Fans abroad who are having a trouble entering or creating an account in the project website in Daum can still participate in the pre-sales demand survey by sending your information in this format [your name/location/contact or email/quantity of purchase] to the  official email address of the production team [mandorongdvd@gmail.com]. Don’t forget to mention your preferance, DVD or Blu-ray or both.

For more information, you may check various social media for the Warm and Cozy DVD Release

Daum: http://cafe.daum.net/mandorongDVD
Instagram: http://instagram.com/mandorongdvd
Twitter : http://twitter.com/manddoDVD
Facebook : http://facebook.com/mandorongDVD

Warm and Cozy Hwaiting!!