As of June 2010, Palace ~ Love in Palace has been broadcasted and is popular not only in Korea, but in 24 nations worldwide including Japan. Especially in Japan, it has enlarged the Korean drama fan base by luring the younger generations who weren't interested in it before.
In Japan, the DVD series sold 160000 sets and the original manga series is passing the million sellers mark.
Palace ~ Love in Palace has the standing position as the beginning of the dramas such as the Korean version of Boys Over Flowers, Shining Legacy, You're Beautiful, and etc, which stars fresh young actors aimed to capture the young audiences.
Palace ~ Love in Palace has changed the status of the Korean dramas in Japan. After all, Japanese Monthly Industry Insider magazine and Monthly Video DVD Navigator awarded Palace ~ Love in Palace with the 'Outstanding TV Drama Award' of the 2007 'DVD of the Year', which is presented to the top contributor of in-store (shop) sells. There was fierce competition from great Japanese dramas such as High School Musical, Nodame Cantabile, and etc. at the time. Even so, it was easy to see the greatness of Palace ~ Love in Palace's popularity when you consider that it came in 2nd only to Hana Yori Dango 2 (Returns), starring Inoue Mao and F4 (Jun Matsumoto of Arashi , Oguri Shun , Matsuda Shota , Abe Tsuyoshi ).
An average high school girl becomes the princess! From past to present, princess is a subject that all women longs for. This drama is a gem of a royal love story that will make a normal college student, a normal OL, and a normal woman feel like a princess just for a moment. Just as Cindrella, Snow White, and Princess Kaguya are fairy tales loved by women of all generations, Palace ~ Love in Palace is a drama that will continue to be loved by all generations.
Source: Navicom, Japan & DCUNE