8 Asian Romance Dramas You Should Add to Your Watchlist

Need some kilig in your life? Here are 7 Asian romance dramas that will give you heart-stopping moments you are sure to get kilig over.

8 Asian Romance Dramas You Should Add to Your Watchlist

8. My Roommate is a Gumiho

For centuries, the 999-year-old nine-tailed fox Shin Woo Yeo (Jang Ki-Yong) has collected human energy in a marble to attain human form. In an unexpected turn of events, college student Lee Dam (Lee Hye-ri) accidentally swallows his precious marble – which will not only endanger her life but will also ruin Woo Yeo’s chances of ever becoming a human.

Until they figure out a solution to safely remove the marble from Lee Dam’s body, Woo Yeo proposes for them to live together. Watch the love story unfold between the two with a splash of magic and myths.

7. Moonlight

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With a passion for publishing, Chu Li (THE9’s Esther) successfully enters her dream company, Yuan Yue Publishing House. There, she navigates the cutthroat publishing industry, eventually rising to become the editor through her hard work and determination. When she meets renowned author Zhou Chuan (Ryan Ding), the two are instantly at odds with one another. However, it is revealed that they are actually close friends online and this forces them to reevaluate their relationship. Watch this splice of life drama to follow Chu Li’s career endeavors and her budding romance with Zhou Chuan.

6. Make a Wish

Yu Chi Yan (Ren You Lun) is a ‘Buddhist youth’ who believes in always taking the path of least resistance. By some coincidence, he saves a white cat, who turns out to be a cat spirit from Meow Planet in a parallel world. Taking on human form, Xiao Xiu (Ge Xin Yi) must repay Chi Yan for his kindness before returning to her own planet. As Xiao Xiu moves in with Chi Yan, a series of hilarious encounters ensue.

5. Sweet Teeth

A tumultuous love story between a simple librarian and taciturn dentist, 28-year-old Zeng Li crosses paths with her dentist Ai Jing Chu when she gets her teeth straightened. They experience many things together and gradually fall in love. As the two are about to confess their love to each other, Zeng Li’s first love, Yu Yi, whom she has been waiting for 10 years for, reappears. Now stuck in a love triangle, Ai Jing Chu, Zeng Li, and Yu Yi struggle to figure out their feelings.

4. Forever and Ever

Shi Yi (Bai Lu) is one of the best voice actors in the industry. One day, she meets Zhou Sheng Chen, a chemistry professor, and they both leave a deep impression on each other. Zhou Sheng Chen agrees with his mom to marry and take over the family business, but rejects his mom’s arrangements, instead proposing to Shi Yi, who accepts his hand in marriage. After marriage, Shi Yi and Zhou Sheng Chen take over the family business and manage to salvage the business, preserving the traditional arts. However, Shi Yi gets into an accident, getting herself seriously injured whilst saving her husband from being hurt. If you’re a fan of a good romance, then Forever and Ever is the show for you. Go on an emotional roller coaster with Shi Yi and Zhou Sheng Chen as they navigate their lives together.

3. The Day of Becoming You

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Jiang Yi (Steven Zhang) is the leader of a popular male idol group. On the outside, he is a cold, stoic leader, but inside, he is an otaku. Yu Sheng Sheng (Liang Jie) is an entertainment reporter interested in popular culture. The two are fated, sharing the exact same birthday. An accident causes Jiang Yi and Yu Sheng Sheng to swap identities, which forces them to have to navigate a life that is so different from their own. They rely on each other throughout, guiding, nurturing, and helping the other. By living each other’s lives, Jiang Yi and Yu Sheng Sheng grow emotionally attached to each other, as they understand the hardships each other goes through, and fall in love.

2. Love Under the Full Moon

The appearance of a Super Moon causes Lei Chuxia (Yukee Chen) to lose her memory and time-travel to the world inside Xu Xiaodong’s (Zheng Ye Cheng) phone. He manages to get her out but Lei Chuxia sadly realizes that she can only move within the vicinity of Xu Xiaodong. In order to get rid of the unwanted company, Xu Xiaodong decides to help Lei Chuxia regain her identity but meets her fiancee Wei Xuanhe instead.

1. First Love Again

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Adapted from the novel Time Machine, First Love Again tells the story of the cold and unapproachable top student Ye You Ning (Patrick Shih) and the bright and sunny Xia Wen Si (Amy Chen) who meet in a parallel time and space. Through an unexpected opportunity, Ye You Ning of the present connects with Xia Wen Xi from the year 2006. Their encounter with love leads to a sweet romance and a chance to relive high school, to meet old friends again, and to experience the taste of first love.

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