Which Storyline Will STRONGBERRY Feature Next?

With your fingertip, the fate of STRONGBERRY’s next BL is in your hand.

STRONGBERRY is a South-Korean production company that is not new to the K-Queer and K-BL fans as they have proven and produced top-notch yet unique plots such as ‘A First Love Story‘, ‘Long Time No See’ and their first-ever web drama ‘Choco Milk Shake’, a well-received drama that received more than 20 million views on YouTube.

Today (May 25th), STRONGBERRY prepared 5 storylines to vote for the story that resonates most with fans and the final chosen storyline starts its production right away with a casting audition. The first round of voting will run starting today May 25, 2023, to June 4, midnight KST. During the period, fans can select up to three stories from the five candidate stories. The voting results can be seen at any time during the voting period. The second round of voting, featuring the top two stories, will begin on June 6, 2023. Anyone with an account on the website can participate in the vote.

 

Here are the five storylines that STRONGBERRY prepared for the fans:

■ Story A – A push-and-pull love story of a student and a swim instructor who came to learn swimming but ended up learning about love.

Sejun works as a swimming instructor for a living, juggling several other part-time jobs. On the other hand, Hyunggyu, a CEO of a venture company, has to learn to swim as part of a company project. In the first class, contrary to the filled-up list of students, only Hyunggyu shows up. His swimming skills are akin to a beer bottle from the get-go. Regardless, Sejun earnestly teaches Hyunggyu swimming, and Hyunggyu, despite swallowing a bucketful of water, never misses a class. Both start developing a liking for each other, observing each other’s dedication. However, the situation gets complicated as Wongi, a friend and coworker of Hyunggyu, intervenes. Misunderstandings about the relationship between Hyunggyu and Wongi lead Sejun to distance himself from Hyunggyu, and Hyunggyu, too, develops misconceptions about Sejun. Will they be able to discover their true feelings for each other? Can Hyunggyu complete the ‘flip turn’ assignment given by Sejun and win his heart?

 

■ Story B – The boy who came looking for my older brother stole my heart.

An unfamiliar boy named Junsu abruptly showed up at Jungho’s house. He came looking for Kiho, Jungho’s elder brother, who had lost contact and declared that he would stay there until he found Kiho. Thus, an unexpected cohabitation began. Junsu roamed all over Seoul to find Kiho, and Jungho found himself falling for Junsu while watching his persistent efforts. Jungho, who learned that Junsu was dating his brother Kiho, blamed his feelings for falling for him, but Junsu’s innocent smile always managed to dissipate all his worries. Jungho, putting off his office work, accompanied Junsu in his quest to find Kiho. Even though Jungho knew about Kiho’s whereabouts, he didn’t disclose it, fearing that Junsu would leave him. They spent a passionate night together, but the next day, Junsu returned to his hometown. Jungho went to Junsu to apologize, and they both reassured their feelings for each other. Junsu returned to Seoul to spend happy times with Jungho, but Kiho, who had been out of contact, reappears.

 

■ Story C – The sweet relationship between a painter who needs to eat chocolate to paint and a chocolatier.

Jaehyung, a young painter, discovers Hyeon’s shop, which offers chocolates of mystical flavors. Unexpectedly, Jaehyung finds he cannot draw unless he eats Hyeon’s chocolates. Despite suffering from social anxiety, Jaehyung musters the courage to visit Hyeon’s shop every day to buy chocolate, and Hyeon grows increasingly curious about him. Hyeon attempts to get closer to Jaehyung, but the move surprises Jaehyung, causing him to run away. However, when Hyeon’s shop faces the risk of closure, Jaehyung steps in to help, rapidly bridging the distance between them. Hyeon often visits Jaehyung’s studio, delivering meticulously crafted chocolates, and Jaehyung, becoming accustomed to Hyeon’s presence, gradually overcomes his social anxiety, feeling a sense of relief. Just as they grow closer, Hyeon’s ex-partner appears, causing misunderstandings and creating tension between Jaehyung and Hyeon once again. Jaehyung feels his social anxiety returning. Hyeon desires to clear up the misunderstanding and convey his true feelings to Jaehyung.

 

■ Story D – Between friendship and love after memory loss

Gyeonghoon wakes up in a hospital. A stranger approaches him, asking if he recognizes him, and introduces himself as his friend, Changsu. The doctor informs Gyeonghoon that he’s suffering from amnesia due to an accident, and he needs help to recover his memories. Changsu, on the other hand, is annoyed. The timing couldn’t be worse. Their friendship has gone off track, and just as Changsu is about to move out of their shared apartment, Gyeonghoon has lost his memories. Nevertheless, Changsu decides to help Gyeonghoon regain his memories as quickly as possible. During the process of recovering Gyeonghoon’s memories, they encounter Myungjoon, a friend from the past. Gyeonghoon and Changsu find out the reason they grew apart was due to Myungjoon, who was popular. Gyeonghoon was in love with Myungjoon, and Myungjoon had feelings for Changsu. This triangle resulted in a rift between Changsu and Gyeonghoon. However, this time, the dynamics of their relationships evolve in the complete opposite direction. As Changsu and Gyeonghoon come to understand each other’s true feelings, what choice will they make between friendship and love?

 

■ Story E – How a Dokkaebi Became My Boyfriend

During the school break, Inho heads down to his grandmother’s house, expecting it to be empty. However, contrary to his assumption, the house has become a hideout for two individuals named Cheolsu and Gwangpal. Initially disliking them, Inho gradually comes to accept them once he discovers that Cheolsu and Gwangpal are ‘dokkaebi’ – supernatural beings bound to the house, unique to Korean folklore, often likened to goblins or trolls, who possess supernatural powers and inhabit everyday objects. As he grows close to Cheolsu, they start to share their everyday life. In addition, Inho befriends a local young man named Jaegwan, who helps him better understand the dokkaebi, Cheolsu, and Gwangpal. However, when Inho suddenly faces a health crisis, Cheolsu develops a strong desire to protect him. Being a dokkaebi that inhabits objects and can only move with Inho, Cheolsu dislikes his own limitations in protecting Inho. But with Gwangpal’s help, he learns about a way for a dokkaebi to become a human. Could this enable Cheolsu and Inho to establish a relationship as loving partners?

 

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