“Pachinko” Kdrama 2022 | Cast | Synopsis | Preview & more

Overview: “Pachinko” Kdrama is an Apple TV+ original drama series that released on 25 March 2022. It tells the story of a Korean family who moves to Japan when Korea was under Japanese rule and their struggle to survive as they face contempt and discrimination. “Pachinko” stars Lee Min Ho, Youn Yuh Jung, Kim Minha, Jin Ha, Soji Arari, Kaho Minami and Anna Sawai in the main cast. It is available to watch online on streaming platform Apple TV+ .

Pachinko Korean drama series 2022 poster

Table of Contents

  • Synopsis
  • Genre
  • Cast
  • Air Time & Schedule
  • Episodes & Ratings
  • Still Cuts
  • Notes & Facts
  • Where To Watch Online?
  • Trailers & Clips


“Pachinko” tells the story of a Korean family who moves to Japan during the times when it wasn’t easy for Koreans to live in Japan, as they faced discrimination. It was a time when the only employment for many Koreans living in Japan was in the “Pachinko parlors”.

Kon Hansu is a rich and powerful merchant in Japan. Sunja is a Korean woman from Yeongdo Gu, Busan, South Korea, who fights for a better life in a Korea dominated by the Japanese. Solomon Baek is the son of Baek Mozasu and the grandson of Sunja. He is educated and usually spends time with Americans and Westerners.


Drama, Historical

Main Cast & Characters

  • Youn Yuh Jung as Kim Sunja
  • Lee Min Ho as Koh Han Su
  • Jin Ha as Baek Solomon
  • Soji Arai  as Baek Mozasu
  • Kaho Minami as Etsuko Nagatomi
  • Anna Sawai as Naomi
  • Kim Min Ha  as Kim Sun Ja

Supporting Cast

  • Jung Eun Chae as Choi Kyung Hee
  • Noh Sang Hyun  as Baek Isak
  • Steve Sanghyun Noh as Etsuko
  • Jeong In Ji as Yangjin
  • Mari Yamamoto as Hana
  • Ian H.W. Kim as Pastor Rhee
  • Jimmi Simpson as Tom Andrews
  • Yeji Yeon as Bokhee
  • Jung Woong In
  • Han Joon Woo as Baek Yoseb

Air Time & Schedule

New Episodes every Friday.

Episodes & Ratings

“Pachinko” Korean drama have a total of 8 episodes.

Still Cuts

Notes & Facts

  • The series will be told in three languages, Korean, Japanese, and English.
  • “Pachinko” is based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Korean-American author Min Jin Lee.
  • On 25 March 2022 the series will air the first 3 episodes on Apple TV+. Then one episode will be released every Friday until April 29, 2022.
  • Youn Yuh Jung earlier starred in Korean drama “Never Twice” (2019).
  • Lee Min Ho earlier starred in Korean drama “The King: Eternal Monarch” (2020).
  • Kaho Minami earlier starred in Japanese drama “Love Begins When The Money Ends” (2020).
  • Kim Minha earlier starred in Korean Movie “The Call” (2020).
  • Director: Kogonada, Justin Chon
  • Scriptwriter: Lee Min Jin, Soo Hugh

Where To Watch Online?

You can watch “Pachinko” online on Apple TV+.

Trailers & Clips

*Drama is subject to regional availability.

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