It turns out that the musical of Summer 2015 that audiences are look forward to the most is ‘Death Note’. Kim Junsu and Park Hye-na were selected as the most anticipated male actor and female actress. In all 3 categories, ‘Death Note’ ranked in the top.
Results were conducted in a poll selecting the ‘anticipated musical production and musical actor & actress of Summer 2015’ over the course of 5 days, from [May] 8 to 12; by News Culture –a newspaper specializing in culture– having a total of 3672 of its readers participating in a vote.
First in the anticipated [musical] production, ‘Death Note’ received overwhelming support with 33.18% [of the votes] and was crowned No.1. It was calculated that 1 in 3 people of the respondents voted for ‘Death Note’.
In the male actor category, as expected, the actors who’ll appear in ‘Death Note’ swept the upper rankings. ▲Kim Junsu as L ascending unrivaled in No.1(26.59%), ▲Hong Kwang-ho as Raito[/Light Yagami] in No.2(13.44%), and ▲Kang Hong-seok as Ryuk in No.3(10.37%) had occupied No.1~3 side-by-side.
In the female actress category, ‘Death Note’ also showed strength. ▲Park Hyen-na as Rem ascended to No.1(19.5%) and ▲Jung Sun-ah as Misa was in No.2(19.19%) by a narrow margin.
The Anticipated Musical of Summer 2015
1 | Death Note, 33.18%
The Anticipated Male Actor of Summer 2015
1 | Kim Junsu, 26.59%
2 | Hong Kwang-ho, 13.44%
3 | Kang Hong-seok, 10.37%
The Anticipated Female Actress of Summer 2015
1 | Park Hye-na, 19.5%
2 | Jung Sun-ah, 19.19%
In the [musical] production category, readers revealed their great anticipation mainly at the musical that’ll premiere, like ‘Death Note’ and more.
In the actor & actress categories, Kim Junsu, Hong Kwang-ho, Jung Sun-ah, Park Hye-na, and others have shown the tendency where they were chosen as actors who already verified their ability in a production at a big theater.
The readers –who participated in the survey, with those in Japan surpassed those domestically– left thoughts like, “I’m curious about ‘Death Note’ for the star-studded cast”, “I plan to personally go to South Korea and watch because of the production that my favorite actor will appear in”, and etc.