The romance webtoon “See You in My 19th Life” is being adapted into a drama. The original webtoon tells the story of Ban Jie-um, who has the ability to recall memories from all of her previous lives. Since it began serializing in 2020, the webtoon “See You in My 19th Life” has been popular among webtoon readers and it has been officially translated into eight different languages. The English version can be found on WEBTOON.
The drama cast of “See You in My 19th Life” is still being finalized, but there is some information about who is being considered for the main roles. Let’s take a quick look at the original webtoon stories and characters, as well as the drama cast.
See You in My 19th Life Webtoon Synopsis
Yun Ju-won possesses an extraordinary ability that she is unable to share with others. Her power is that she can recall memories from all of her previous lives. When she is between the ages of 8 and 12, her memories begin to return.
In her 18th life, Yun Ju-won meets a boy named Mun Seo-ha, who is the son of her mother’s friend. Yun Ju-won finds him trying to grab a book on the top shelf and asks him, “Need A Hand?”
Mun Seo-ha thinks Yun Ju-won is a bit scary at first, but the two gradually become friends with each other.
One day, Mun Seo-ha’s mother asks Yun Ju-won to keep an eye on her son. Yun Ju-won knew it was a Dying Wish because she had lived through similar experiences in her previous life. Yun Ju-won understands Mun Seo-ha’s mother’s feelings and agrees to her request. Not long after, she comforts Mun Seo-ha warmly at the funeral.
On a rainy day after the funeral, Mun Seo-ha waits for Yun Ju-won at the door. Then he performs the rose magic that Yun Ju-won taught him previously. When Yun Ju-won sees Mun Seo-ha with a rose, she thinks he’s adorable.
On Mun Seo-ha’s birthday, Yun Ju-won is taking him to an amusement park. Unfortunately, on the way to the amusement park, the two get involved in a car accident. Yun Ju-won rescues Mun Seo-ha, but she herself is dying. “I want to remember you in my next life,” she says to Mun Seo-ha.
Yun Ju-won’s 18th life has ended, and she will be reborn as someone else. Her new name is Ban Jie-um, and she comes from a poor family. She studies hard to be the smartest in her class, and she succeeds in her career.
As she recalls everything from her previous life, Ban Jie-um wishes to see Mun Seo-ha again. She gets a job at the company owned by Mun Seo-ha’s family and waits to meet him someday.
After a long wait, Ban Jie-um learns that Mun Seo-ha is returning to Korea. When she hears that Mun Seo-ha will be opening a hotel department in the company, Ban Jie-um applies to be transferred to that department. She goes to an interview in the hopes of meeting Mun Seo-ha.
On her way to the interview, Ban Jie-um notices a man in the basement parking lot who is bothered by the sound of a car horn.
Mun Seo-ha is the man she sees, and he has trauma that every time he hears the horn, he recalls a car accident he had as a child.
Ban Jie-um goes close to him and recognizes him as the person she’s been looking for. Just as she did when she first met Mun Seo-ha in her previous life, she asks him gently, “Would You Like Some Help?“
See You in My 19th Life Drama Cast
Shin Hye-Sun is in talks to play the female protagonist, Ban Jie-um.
In addition, the role of the male protagonist, Mun Seo-ha, is offered to Ahn Bo-Hyun.
Im Hyeon-Zu has been cast to play Yoon Cho-Won, Yoon Ju-Won’s younger sister.