“Gyeongseong Creature” is attracting attention from Japanese netizens

Professor Seo Gyeong-deok of Sungshin Women’s University reported on the 5th that the Netflix series ‘Gyeongseong Creature’ is attracting attention from Japanese netizens.

On this day, Professor Seo said on her SNS, “The Netflix series ‘Gyeongseong Creature’ is causing quite a stir among netizens in Japan. ‘Gyeongseong Creature’ is a period drama set during the Japanese colonial period, and the story with the motif of ‘Unit 731’ is depicted as the main narrative. Since Part 1 of the drama was released, it has consistently maintained a high ranking on Japanese Netflix and is receiving a lot of attention from Japanese netizens.”

Meanwhile, “Especially on SNS, there were quite a few responses recognizing the historical facts about ‘Unit 731’, such as ‘I first learned about Unit 731’, ‘The moment I learned about Unit 731’, and ‘Unit 731 was real’.’ Gyeongseong Creature ‘I think it is significant that historical facts such as Unit 731 and biological experiments, which were rarely covered in Japanese education, were well conveyed to Japanese netizens”

As a similar example, the Apple TV+ drama “Pachinko”, which depicts the ordeal of Koreans living in Japan, was able to widely inform viewers around the world of Japan’s atrocities during the Japanese colonial period. This is because the drama naturally incorporates historical facts such as the scenes of Korean people oppressed by Japan, including forced conscription and Japanese military ‘comfort women’, and the Great Kanto Earthquake massacre that occurred against those who went to Japan. In this way, it can be seen that it is the power of ‘K Content’ that has played a big role in making Japan’s history of abuses properly known to the world through global OTT.

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“Gyeongseong Creature”, part 1 of which was released on December 22, is a series that depicts the story of two youths whose survival was everything in the spring of 1945, when the darkness of the era was deepest, as they confront a monster born of greed. It is also showing the influence of K-content by ranking highly on Netflix in Japan.