Korean TV Drama Suspected of Plagirizing Eden no Hana
After its 5/31 debut on the Korean channel MBC, many viewers have pointed out uncanny similarities between the plot of the Korean TV Drama "One Fine Day" and the infamous Eden no Hana by Yuki Suetsugu (which in turn plagirized other series such as Slam Dunk), leading to the accusation of the show plagirizing the plot of Eden no Hana.
Seoulnavi Pictures, the producer of One Fine Day, cleared the misunderstanding by explaining the full story behind this incident.
The original plan was to base the TV series on Eden no Hana, and a deal had already been sign between the Korean and Japanese companies (there were only minor edits to the plot due to the demands of the Korean television studio).
In an unfortunate turn of events, Eden no Hana and its mangaka was found guilty of plagirizing other manga, leading to the series' cancellation by Kodansha.
No longer able to base its story on Eden no Hana, the Korean TV series was facing a crisis. After discussing the matter with its Japanese partner, the producer of One Fine Day decided to make extensive changes to the plot of the already finished script.
Seoulnavi Pictures states that the TV series' plot development and ending will be different from Eden no Hana's, and asked its viewer to please wait for and enjoy the upcoming plots.