Netflix snaps up international rights to Miss in Kiss
James R | On 09, Dec 2016
Netflix has snapped up the international rights to Taiwanese series Miss in Kiss.
The show is based on the Japanese manga Itazura na Kiss, written by Kaoru Tada. In fact, it’s the seventh time the manga has been adapted for the screen.
Since its publication, there was a live-action adaptation in 1996, then another in 2005 that was so popular is spawned a sequel two years later. In 2009, the original manga was published in English.
Fast forward to 2016 and Itazura na Kiss (It Started with a Kiss) is being given the TV treatment once more, by Taiwanese channel PPTV.
The show follows Yue-qin, who has to move with her father to live with the family of his college friend, Uncle Ah Li, after an earthquake destroys their home. It turns out, though, that they are also the family of her schoolmate Zhi-shu, a genius on whom she has crush – and who once rejected her. Will she ever get a second chance?
The show builds up the story from before the accident, with Episode 1 following Yue-qin, as she works up the nerve to confess her feelings to Zhi-shu, only to be humiliated in front of the whole school. Episode 2 sees their home destroyed, setting up the premise that will now be familiar to fans of the manga.
The show premiered on 8th December on PPTV, with Netflix acquiring the rights to stream the programme in the USA and UK. Episodes arrive on the site within 24 hours of the original broadcast, with episodes added every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.