Meet Dee — Newest Member of Viki Community Team

Hey, everyone! My name is Dee and I’m excited to be joining the Community Team at Viki. I’ve been a Viki member and avid follower of Asian pop culture and entertainment for years, so it’s really great to be working here. Some of my favorite dramas are “Fated to Love You,” “Answer Me 1997,” and “Queen of Housewives.” I’d love to hear which shows you think I should watch next! 

The passionate Viki community has wowed me for years, and I can’t wait to get to know all of you better and talk about all your favorite TV shows and movies from around the world. Feel free to send me a message, even to just say hi! :)


Add New Drama ‘Lovestore at the Corner’ to Your Watch List

Don’t miss the exciting story of three people whose lives are bound together like a book in the new Taiwanese drama Lovestore at the Corner. The romantic drama features Lee Wei (My Lucky Star, “Bull Fighting), Nikki Hsieh (Princess’ Stand In, Alien Huang (Sweet Sweet Bodyguard), Tracy Chou and Chloe Wang.




The story revolves around Xiang Shu Lei (Wei), who comes from a family of doctors. Although he has a girlfriend, Du Ke Jie (Chou), he also has a relationship with Dong Xin Ni (Wang). One day, Ke Jie goes on a trip to the mountains alone and mysteriously disappearsKe Jie’s disappearance causes turmoil between the guilt-ridden Shu Lei and Xin Ni, and the two part ways. When Ke Jie’s parents finally accept the fact that Ke Jie is never going to come back, they start packing up her belongings. But they don’t realize that Shu Lei has secretly taken Ke Jie’s book collection. 



But tragedy then befalls Shu Lei, and he loses his memory in a sudden car accident. He moves to a small town and uses Ke Jie’s books to open a bookstore. One day, Ke Jie’s younger sister, Ke Xing (Hsieh), finds his bookstore. Can she help revive Shu Lei’s memories and learn what really happened to Ke Jie on the mountain?

Watch the first episode of the suspenseful drama below!



Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.

Get the Sold-Out YSL Lipstick Worn in ‘My Love From the Star’

Are you still sad that “My Love From the Star” has ended? Well, here’s your chance to get a piece of the popular show to keep with you forever. If you are anything like women all over the world, you were probably wondering what signature shade made Cheon Song Yi (played by Gianna Jun) simply irresistible to alien Do Min Joon (played by Kim Soo Hyun).


Song Yi’s signature lipstick shade — YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture No. 52, a coral-based pink — has been in such demand since the end of the drama series that the lipstick has sold out of department stores worldwide! The lipstick is being sold on the online auction site eBay for up to $100 per tube when it retails regularly for $35 USD.

But Viki is excited to announce a special giveaway for lucky fans of the gorgeous YSL shade worn by Gianna Jun’s character in the popular drama! We're going to be giving one lipstick away every week for THREE weeks.

Gianna Jun’s YSL coral lipstick is so popular, it’s sold out worldwide 

The giveaway is only open to users with a Viki Pass subscription or Qualified Contributors (QCs). If you don’t have Viki Pass, you can sign up for a free 7-day trial. Viki Pass will let you watch all your favorite shows in HD and without ads!

To enter the drawing for the YSL lipstick, answer the My Love From the Star Trivia questions in the below link.


Questions like: What dish is Cheon Song Yi cooking in Do Min Joon’s jealous daydream?



The deadline to submit your entries for the giveaway is 12 p.m. (noon) May 7 PST. One winner will be selected every week on April 23, April 30 and May 7. They will be notified via PM on Viki.

Good luck!

Vikiでキャプション付けに挑戦しましょう!

皆さん、「キャプション」という言葉をご存知ですか?
Vikiで動画をお楽しみいただいている皆さんはもう、「字幕」のコンセプトには親しまれていると思います。今回は、字幕の一種である「キャプション」についてご紹介します!


キャプションとは?

キャプションとは、動画の中で出てくる音声を文字情報に変換したもので、簡単に言うと「文字起こし」です。普通の字幕と違うのは、人の話すセリフだけでなく、動物の鳴き声、背景の効果音などの音についても説明を加える点です。

アメリカでは聴覚に障害のあるユーザーへの配慮のため、すべてのTV番組で「クローズドキャプション」を提供することが義務づけられています。

Vikiを日本語字幕でお楽しみいただいている方はご存知かと思いますが、そのほとんどが他言語(英語や韓国語など)から日本語へ翻訳された字幕です。一方、「キャプション」付けは元の言語でそのまま字幕を付ける作業なのです。


Vikiでキャプション付けをするメリット

  • 翻訳ができなくても字幕が付けられます!
使用する言語が1つなので、他言語から翻訳する必要がありません。聞き取りだけにフォーカスすれば、どなたでもキャプション付けができます!


  • 外国語の勉強になります!
英語を勉強中の方は、「ディクテーション」という言葉を聞いたことがありませんか?英語で話されている内容を聞いて、そのまま文章に書き起こす作業です。キャプション付けの作業もイメージは一緒。ディクテーションを繰り返す事で、リスニング力のアップにつながります!


  • QCを目指せます!
QCになると、Vikiの動画を広告なし&HD画質でお楽しみいただけるほか、お住まいの地域では通常視聴できない動画も視聴できるようになります。QCになる方法は、こちらからお読みください!


それでは早速、キャプション付けを始めてみましょう!例えば、英語のキャプション付けをしてみたい場合は…。


1.  Vikiのトップページの上の欄から、「TV」もしくは「MOVIE」を選びます。



2. 登場人物が話す言語が英語ということで、「Countries」から英語圏の国を選択します。



3. 動画のリストが出てきたら、「言語」の欄にカーソルを合わせます。
英語での字幕が完成していない動画を見つけて、キャプションを付けてみましょう!




Vikiでの字幕付けについては、Viki Uのチャンネルでおさらいしましょう!




Vikiには、日本語の字幕が必要な動画がまだまだたくさんあります。英語のキャプションが付くことで、他のユーザーが日本語字幕をつける助けにもなります。

「英語の聞き取りには自信がある!」
「リスニングの練習がしたい!」という方は、ぜひボランティアにご参加ください!


それでは、皆さんのご活躍をお待ちしています!

Aaron Yan: Bad Boy or Total Sweetheart?

Have you seen Aaron Yan in “Just You” and still can’t get enough ? Not to worry. He’s starring in the new drama “Fall in Love With Me.” In his newest drama, Yan plays Lu Tian Xing, a ruthless advertising prodigy by day and a conservative, glasses-wearing shy fellow named Xiao Lu by night. But in “Just You,” Yan plays a cold-hearted CEO who eventually warms to his colleagues and housemate.

Which leads us to the question … is Aaron Yan a bad boy or a real sweetheart? Let’s compare below:

Bad Boy: Yan’s character, Qi Yi, has absolutely no problems judging you during meal times, just like he coldly judges his housemate, Liang Liang (played by Puff Guo), in “Just You.”

You want to say that again? Because I’m totally judging you.
Sweetheart: But sometimes, Yan’s character is the one being judged, and he’s kind of cute when he’s embarrassed about it. No one would dare judge the marketing prodigy, Tian Xing, in “Fall in Love With Me,” but maybe we’d tease his alter-ego, Xiao Lu?

Uh … sorry for being so cute, boss?
Bad Boy: Yan is a relentless boss, both in “Fall in Love With Me” as the ruthless Tian Xing and in “Just You” as Qi Yi. With him around, there’s absolutely no time for fun and games in the office — not to mention dating!

If you have any fun, I’ll know about it!
Sweetheart: But once he warms up to you (like he does with Liang Liang in “Just You”), Yan’s character is not so bad after all — not to mention a total softie. Plus, he’s got a smile that’ll melt your heart! And of course, as Xiao Lu in “Fall in Love With Me,” he’s far from the cold-blooded boss that he used to be!

Hey girl, want to hang out and have some fun?
But no matter what the situation, no one can deny that Aaron Yan works hard and always gets down to business!

Well, let’s hope the fangirls like my new drama!
So what do you think — is Aaron Yan a bad boy or a total sweetie? Let us know in the comments below! And don’t forget to share how excited you are to watch his new drama, “Fall in Love With Me”! 




Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.

Do You Know These Global Music Shows?

Need a break from watching all those romantic dramas? Feel like singing and dancing to all of your favorite songs from across the globe? Or perhaps you just want to discover new music? Here at Viki, we’ve got plenty of shows and series that feature music from all over the world that will get your soul singing and your toes tapping. Check them out in the list below!


Kawaii Matsuri  This Japanese show features legendary queen of “kawaii,” Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, in a star-studded celebration of all things cute and “kawaii” in Japanese music and fashion!


SBS Inki Gayo  This ultra-popular Korean music show features weekly live performances from the hottest K-pop artists, including SHINEE, Girls’ Generation and 2NE1. Catch the recent episodes right here on Viki of this long-running show of more than 700 episodes!





Rock ’n’ Road  Currently airing on Viki and starring Chris Wu from “Princess’ Stand In,” this series is about a former child actress and a top producer who lose everything and must help each other reach the top again!




Monstar  When a top teen idol, played by B2ST’s Yong Jun Hyung, is forced to return to school by his management agency to cool his hot temper, does he have what it takes to stand out in a performance arts high school full of talented students?


You and Me  This Venezuelan telenovela is a spin on the hit American “High School Musical” films, where teens Sheryl and Victor find their relationship growing even deeper when they learn of each others’ shared passion for music.

Did we miss your favorite music-centric show? Let us know in the comments below!

Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.