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FCBD ’22: Rakuten Viki makes WEBTOON-based YUMI’S CELLS free to watch this weekend

The streaming service for Asian content is also spotlighting its large library of comics-based shows.

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There’s more to Free Comic Book Day than just free comics this year. Rakuten Viki, the online streaming platform for content from Asia, is making Yumi’s Cells, the romantic comedy series based on the popular WEBTOON, available to watch for free this weekend.

Here’s how Rakuten Viki describes the adaptation of Yumi’s Cells, which released last year:

Kim Yu Mi (Kim Go Eun) may appear to be just like every other single working woman in the world, but underneath that ordinary exterior lies something truly extraordinary. While experiencing a bad breakup, Yu Mi’s love cells have fallen into a deep coma and she spends her days stuck in the grind of everyday life until she suddenly meets an emotionally stunted game developer, Goo Woong (Ahn Bo Hyun). Goo Woong has no idea how to express his true feelings, but after meeting Yu Mi, he finds himself wanting to try. With his own love cells unexpectedly sparking Yu Mi’s back to life, things between the two start to get interesting. 

Yumi’s Cells ran on WEBTOON for 32 installments in 2015. The series, created by Korean artist Donggeon Lee, has over 186 Million views on the webcomics platform, and an overall rating of 9.7 – impressively high for a series with that many readers. The series has also been adapted into a mobile game, which currently sits at a rating of 3.7 out of 5 in the Apple App Store.

Along with free access to Yumi’s Cells, Rakuten Viki is also plugging their large library of comics-based content with a “Based on Comics” collection that includes dozens of series. Included in that collection are the following series, available to watch with a VikiPass subscription to the service:

  • The Liar and His Lover
  • Cinderella Chef
  • Takane and Hana
  • Well Intended Love Season 2
  • Die Now
  • Bel Ami
  • The Living Dead
  • Mischievous Kiss: Love in TOKYO
  • Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in TOKYO
  • Tamra the Island
  • Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me Season 1
  • Boys Over Flowers
  • Goodbye Mr. Black
  • My LIttle Princess
  • Hey Sensei, Don’t You Know?
  • The King of Blaze
  • Warrior Baek Dong Soo
  • Playful Kiss
  • Coffee & Vanilla
  • The Novelist
  • Mood Indigo
  • The Legend of Chusen
  • Master of Study
  • Gourmet
  • Bride of the Water God
  • Dr. Jin
  • Marry Me, Mary!
  • Martial Universe
  • The Untamed
  • Parfait Tic!
  • Princess Hours
  • Pretty Man
  • Rakshasa Street
  • Kakafukaka
  • Douluo Continent
  • To the Beautiful You
  • The Untamed: Fatal Journey
  • Fighter of the Destiny
  • The Master of Revenge
  • Scum’s Wish
  • Absolute Boyfriend
  • King is Not Easy
  • The Scholar Who Walks the Night
  • You’re My Pet – Kimi Wa Petto
  • Full House

All 14 episodes of Yumi’s Cells Season 1 are available to watch for free this weekend, May 7th and 8th. A second season for the series is slated to debut in June.

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