All of a sudden if you were asked to leave back everything you have and start anew, will you be able to?
Pachinko is a nearing drama series directed by Kogonada and Justin Chon. It is based on one of the best novels of all time written by Min Jin Lee in 2017. Pachinko is a historical novel that features the story of a Korean family who migrates to Japan and encounter racism and other troubles.
Inspired by the novel, Pachinko is created as a TV series with 8 episodes of which, the first three episodes will release on March 25, 2022. Following the launch, one episode is expected to air every week until April 29, 2022. Pachinko is exclusively available for the audience only on Apple TV+.
Pachinko elaborates the story and struggles of four different generations. It screens a Korean family that moves into Japan around 1883. The Korean family is surprised by the way the Japanese treat Korean migrators and the minimum job given to them. Despite the problems they are put through, the series shows how the Koreans lead their lives in another country.
The main protagonist of the series is Sunja. She is impregnated by Hansu who later reveals that he is already married. Later Sunja marries Isak for name sake and move to Japan, where she gives birth to Noa and Mozasu. A little later, Japan enters into World War and Sunja struggles to financially stabilize her family. She works at a restaurant, which is owned by Hunsu. Later, her sons move on with their lives get married and inherit Sunja’s generation.
Among the problems going on in her family and in Japan, the story beautifully leaps from generation to generation and present how they survive and strive hard for their lives.
Meet the Cast
Sunja is the lead role of Pachinko and her presence is across all the generations. Childhood Sunja is played by Jeon Yu-na, teenage Sunja is played by Kim Min-ha and an old Sunja is played by YounYuh-Jung. Hansu is played by Lee Min-ho, who is famous for his works in Boys over Flowers, Legend of the Blue Sea, City Hunter, and many more. Steve plays the role of Isak and Soji Arai as Mozasu, the son of Isak.
Let’s wait till the release to reveal the other characters who also add a unique story to the series.
When And Where to Watch Pachinko?
Apple TV has announced that the series is going to be available to the audience exclusively only on Apple TV+. The first three episodes will release at the same time. It is officially announced that Pachinko is ready to air on March 25, 2022. The subsequent episodes will release one episode per week.
Pachinko Episodes: 1,2 & 3: What to Expect?
The first three episodes of the series can be expected to be around the birth of Sunju. It can be about the childhood and the teenage life of Sunju and will gradually introduce the rest of the cast to the audience.
What Is the Hype Around Pachinko?
Pachinko is a near historical series. We can expect it to show how the world was back in the early 20th century. The cinematography depicted in the title will take the audience back to the era.
Pachinko is not an elaborated series. It is about the life of a normal family that migrates and struggle for their livelihood among various situations that happen in the country. Audience are going to somewhere link themselves to the series and get hold of the reality and pain of normal people.
With various war situations happening around the world and a lot of people migrating, this series can never have a better time to release.
Pachinko is based on a best-selling novel that puts together reality, history, struggles of survival, and the fighting spirit. The series might end soon, but the effect of Pachinko is going to stay here for a long time.