2022 is gonna be a year with many BL adaptations taking place. Not only this but there are many live-action series coming out with the same theme. Semantic Error is one such manhwa. This manhwa is adapted from a web novel of the same name, and it is written by Jeosuri. The illustrator Angy took up the task of illustrating the web novel and turning it into a manhwa with a captivating art style.
Semantic Error is a very intriguing manhwa with equally interesting characters. The main protagonists of the series are two individuals who are very different from each other yet are drawn towards each other. This story is very engaging as it can make you understand the characters as well as it can make you laugh. Semantic Error’s popularity grew at a rapid speed, and since then, fans have been demanding more of the story. Luckily, we are getting many forms of media related to this story.
What is Semantic Error about?
We are first introduced to the character named Chu Sangwoo. Sangwoo is studying in the Computer Science department. He is a very logical character. His personality is almost very similar to computer programs. To Sangwoo, everything is either black or white. Even his day-to-day problems are solved by looking at them logically without considering any emotions. This is how he is used to living, thus, he has a very systematic life. He also tends to abide by the rules and is ready to call out anyone for their problematic behavior. However, he shows great interest in gaming and thus, decided to program a game on his own. Interestingly, the last two sentences related to his personality lead him to meet Jang Jaeyoung.
If Sangwoo is logical, then Jaeyoung is rational. However, he can act like a prick once in a while. Being completely different from Sangwoo, Jaeyoung is a popular student from the Fine Arts Department of Design. He also happens to be one of the “Freeloaders” in Sangwoo’s group for a liberal arts project. Since Jaeyoung couldn’t attend the meetings, along with the other two members, Sangwoo removed their name from the presentation, disregarding any reasons for their absence. Thanks to this, Jaeyoung wasn’t able to graduate. After finding out the person responsible for not being able to graduate, Jaeyoung made it his mission to annoy Sangwoo and make the year a living hell for him.
However, they both began feeling attraction towards each other, with Jaeyoung being quick to accept his feelings while Sangwoo? He remains confused as ever since he cannot solve feelings using computer codes and identifies his “default behaviors” as semantic errors.
Semantic Error K-Drama:
In 2021 the casting and production of the Kdrama version of Semantic Error were taking place. We were also introduced to the cast of the drama. Chu Sangwoo is played by Park Jae-chan. He is a singer from the K-pop group DONGKIZ. His appearance and acting seem to perfectly depict the characteristics of Chu Sangwoo. The actor playing Jang Jaeyoung is Park Seoham. He was a former member of the Kpop group KNK as well as a former trainee and backup dancer at BigHit Entertainment. While this drama is going to be Park Seoham’s debut as a lead, for Park Jaechan, it is going to be his debut in Kdrama.
This drama will be aired on the network WATCHA from February 16th, 2022 onwards. It will consist of 8 episodes making up season 1.
Semantic Error’s Anime Adaptation:
Before the Kdrama was announced, Semantic Error had a short anime adaptation. However, the anime consisted of only 4 episodes which lasted for about 4 minutes each. The anime did not give us their story from the beginning. It gives us snippets of some scenes from the web novel, from their first kiss to the time they began a relationship. Clips from this short adaptation were released on Laftel, a Korean-based YouTube Channel.
So far, there is no news about whether the story will get a complete anime adaptation. However, we can look forward to and will be able to enjoy the live-action that will be airing soon. Till then, you can check out the character Jang Jaeyoung’s Instagram and Twitter pages!
— 장재영 (Jae.J) (@Jaeyoung_J_) December 10, 2020