Join the Kim Woo Bin ‘Friend 2’ DVD Giveaway!

You loved Kim Woo Bin as a mysterious transfer student in “School 2013” and as a rich, bad boy in “Heirs.” Now you can see the hottest young actor in Korea as a ruthless gangster in his latest film, “Friend 2: The Legacy.” The DVD was released today, and thanks to CJ Entertainment, we have THREE DVDs to give away to Viki fans!

For a chance to own one of these awesome DVDs, just follow the three easy steps below:

1. LIKE Asian Movies n More on Facebook
2. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram and tell us or show us what you like about Kim Woo Bin
    • For Twitter users: Tweet @Viki why you’re a fan of Kim Woo Bin using “#vikigiveaway”
    • For Instagram users: Tag @Viki in a photo showing us your favorite Kim Woo Bin scene using “#vikigiveaway”
    • Make sure you’re following us, or you’re not eligible!
3. Fill out this form with your contact information.

The deadline to enter is Tuesday, Sep 23, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, and the lucky recipients will be contacted on Wednesday, Sep 24, by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. If you’re one of the three lucky recipients, you must leave a review of the movie on the “Friend 2: The Legacy” DVD page on Amazon.

Exploring the relationships of fathers and sons, “Friend 2: The Legacy” delivers an enlightening sequel to a film that was declared an immediate classic and hard-boiled coda to an iconic gangster film that changed the meaning of the word “Friend” in Korea. Watch the trailer below!

Enjoy the giveaway, and let us know what you think of the film in the comments!

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.

A Future U.S. Military Officer Uses Viki to Learn Languages

Anderson Estrella

Viki fans come in all forms from every region of the globe – and in all age groups. Anderson “Andy” Estrella is a 19-year-old native of New York City and says the Korean and Japanese dramas on Viki have helped contribute to his language learning.

Andy is a 4/C Midshipman (student), a freshman at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He is pursuing a degree in Political Science-International Relations with a minor in Japanese – and he credits his exposure to Korean and Japanese dramas on Viki for his educational goals.

Andy first discovered Viki earlier this year when he was browsing titles on Netflix and came across the Korean drama “A Gentleman’s Dignity.” Immediately, Andy was hooked. That first drama led to many more Korean dramas and then Japanese dramas, which then evolved into an interest in learning the Korean and Japanese languages and cultures.

“My friends find it odd that a Hispanic male from New York City understands Korean and Japanese with limited proficiency,” Andy says. “I am grateful to Viki for helping me build my language proficiency. I use Viki for my language studies because I sometimes watch the dramas without subtitles to synchronize the images with sound in order to familiarize myself with the context and usage of the words. Then I watch it with subtitles in order to have a better understanding.”

Korean, Japanese and the German he studied at a local college while in high school are just a few of the languages Andy wants to master. With his multilingual capabilities, Andy hopes to become a valuable asset to the U.S. Navy and give back for all that has been given to him. During his four years at the U.S. Naval Academy, Andy plans to apply for exchange programs abroad, specifically Japan, but he is open to any programs that will further develop him into a well-rounded individual.

“I really want to participate in any exchange program because I want to experience new cultural environments,” Andy says. “With the importance of international trade, regional expertise and language proficiency are as important as any arsenal in the U.S. Navy. The economic and strategic significance of our relationship with our trading partners make it important to be proficient in foreign languages.”

With his life dedicated to his academic and military training, Andy says it’s hard to find the time to keep up with all the dramas that he loves. He’s not afraid to admit that his favorite genre is Romance and Action/Adventure, with recent favorite dramas including “A Cunning Single Lady,” “You’re All Surrounded,” “Doctor Stranger,” “My Love From the Star” and “Hotel King.”

“There are 24 hours in a day, six of which I spend sleeping,” Andy says. “This means, in reality, I have 18 hours. While at the Academy, I am very limited in time and have countless tasks and objectives to complete within that time frame. So on leave (break), I catch up to my dramas and apply what I learned.”

Andy has formed a very clear idea how he wants to use his newfound interest in Asian cultures in his future career.

“I am particularly interested in using my skills and knowledge to assist the U.S. Navy to the best of my ability,” Andy says. “My main goal is to be a productive operator in our international arena by being knowledgeable about the world resource endowments, trade movements and patterns, and the world’s diverse economic, political and social system (specifically in Asia). These are all essential information when interacting and cooperating with the citizens and representatives of vast nations that, as a future U.S. Naval Officer, I will inevitably encounter.” 

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.

Congrats to Top Subtitlers of August Sub-a-thon!

One lucky subber received a CD from Super Junior or EXO!

During the last week of August, we invited Viki community members to subtitle as much as they could each day for a chance to receive a gift. The gifts were either Viki merchandise or a K-pop CD from Super Junior or EXO! And the winners are …

The turnout was amazing! Some users even came close to reaching QC status within one day alone. Thank you to everyone that participated – we greatly appreciate the time and effort you set aside to contribute. Viki wouldn’t be the same without people like you!

Today, we’re happy to recognize the top subtitlers and their respective languages!

Sunday, August 24deak_lidia, Hungarian
Monday,  August 25QueenSena, French
Tuesday, August 26eszter_molnar, Hungarian
Wednesday, August 27thiscindy, Danish
Thursday, August 28eszter_molnar, Hungarian
Friday, August 29szandra, Hungarian
Saturday, August 30zano_v, Vietnamese
Sunday, August 31szandra, Hungarian

If you missed out on this sub-a-thon or want another chance to receive a gift, don’t worry! There will be another opportunity soon. Maybe even at the end of this month so stay tuned! ;)

5 Fun Facts (and GIFs!) of Birthday Boy Lee Jong Suk!

Get ready to party, because we’re celebrating the adorable Lee Jong Suk’s birthday! Born on September 14, 1989, Lee Jong Suk is turning 25 this year, and he’s done quite a bit in his short career — and there’s nothing he can’t do! But here are five fun facts that you may be surprised to learn about the birthday boy!

He’s an Established Actor

Lee Jong Suk appeared in his first drama, “Prosecutor Princess,” in 2010 but achieved break-out success in 2012 with his appearance in “School 2013” alongside superstar Kim Woo Bin. Since then, he’s had various cameos and leading roles, including his starring roles in “I Hear Your Voice” and “Doctor Stranger.”

He Has a Hot Body

There’s a reason why Lee Jong Suk is a model as well as an actor — he’s definitely got the body for it. Not only does he have a killer set of abs and a perfect smile, Lee Jong Suk towers over crowds at an impressive height of 185 cm (that’s 6’2” in case you don’t want to do the conversion)!

He Knows How to Act Cute

He’s known as an aegyo master and has admitted that he would probably perform a little aegyo for his future girlfriend once in awhile.

He Has an Ideal Type

Speaking of future girlfriends, Lee Jong Suk mentioned that his ideal woman is someone whom he can learn from — know anyone to recommend to him?

He Loves Spending Time Alone

Okay, maybe Lee Jong Suk won’t have a girlfriend anytime soon since he also admitted that he loves spending time at home alone, just watching TV. He’s even mentioned that he’ll have a conversation with his TV once in awhile to entertain himself.

Let’s wish Lee Jong Suk a great birthday this year! How would you like to help him celebrate? 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.

‘Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Okinawa’ Coming Tomorrow!

The J-drama moment you’ve been waiting and asking for is finally here! The first episode of “Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in TOKYO” (the first episode is called "Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Okinawa") is coming to Viki ... tomorrow! Make sure you favorite the Channel now so that you get an email when the episodes are uploaded! Further episodes will be coming later this year, on the same Channel.

In “Mischievous Kiss 2,” the highly anticipated sequel to the 2013 J-drama “Mischievous Kiss: Love in TOKYO,” Yuki Furukawa and Miki Honaka return as Naoki and Kotoko, respectively, and they are now married. The series starts with a special preview episode called “Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Okinawa” that follows the newlyweds on their honeymoon to the gorgeous tropic paradise of Okinawa. Can their relationship survive the pressures of their marriage and careers after they return home?

In a recent interview, Yuki Furukawa said his character, Naoki, shows a more affectionate side this season. That means you could expect more kissing scenes! Even Miki Honoka mentioned that she likes the Naoki from season 2 more!

You don’t want to miss this J-drama — there’s romance, comedy and amazingly beautiful sceneries that will leave you longing for your own tropical romance!

Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in TOKYO” is available to worldwide audiences except a few select countries.

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.