Kakao Entertainment Partners with Fuji Television to Adapt ‘Aqua Man’ Webtoon into Japanese TV Series

SEOUL - Kakao Entertainment announced on Friday that its popular webtoon "Aqua Man" will be adapted into a TV series in Japan.

According to a new release by Yonhap News Agency, the company signed an intellectual property agreement with Fuji Television Network Inc. during the Fuji Television Global Vision 2023 event held on Thursday. The deal paves the way for a co-production of the TV series, marking the inaugural collaboration between the two companies.

The story of "Aqua Man," a coming-of-age fantasy romance, revolves around the long-standing friendship between Ji Seong-jun and Shin Na-ru. The webtoon was initially published on Kakao Webtoon and garnered around 20 million cumulative hits during its run from 2016 to 2019.

The television adaptation is scheduled to be released in 2025 and will be available on Fuji TV as well as FOD (Fuji TV On Demand), the network's over-the-counter platform.

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