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Volume 1, Issue 7

July 2012

Kim Nam Gil Returns

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Kpop News


K-Drama Coming in August


Learn Korean


News spotlight: Kim Nam-Gil is back from the military


EYK: Kpop Music Mondays for June


Learn Japanese


Of Note:

Kuroko’s basketball Phi brain 11

Featured Korean celebrity:

Lee Joongi 12


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Details of BoA’s Comeback

Korean pop queen BoA will make a return to her local music scene after a 2-year music hiatus. Her agency has revealed details of her upcoming release. BoA will release her seventh album Only One on July 25th. The album will be available for purchase online on iTunes, Melon, and Genie already on July 22nd. The title track was written by BoA herself. Credit/Source: Kome World Link:

Psy to give away 30,000 copies of his new album if his summer concert sells out Singer Psy is putting a lot on the line for the success of his summer concert, ‘Summer Stand The Sopping Wet Show‘.

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Recently, Psy announced that he would be giving out 30,000 free copies of his album if his concert manages to completely sell out. Considering that each album costs about $8, he’ll be giving out $240,000 USD worth of CDs to the audience. The album he’ll be giving out is slated for release mid-July so it’s chock full of new songs that nobody has heard of yet. Representatives expressed, “Psy wanted to give a present to people willing to come out and have fun instead of letting the summer heat get to them. Last year, he sold out 25,000 seats so we’re looking forward to similar results this year. Psy will purchase the albums himself and pass them out on the day of the concert at the hall.” The concert will be held on August 11th. Source + Photos: Joongang via Naver

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F IVE F INGERS Five Fingers, starring Joo Ji Hoon and Ham Eun Jung (T-ara), portrays the story of young adults who heal from their past scars, fight for their dreams, and find love. Airs: August 4, 2012 Genre: Broadcast Network: SBS Air Time: Saturday and Sunday 22:00 Director: Choi Hyeong Hun Screenwriter: Kim Sun Ok Episodes: 50

H AEUNDAE L OVERS Haeundae Lovers is about a prosecutor who falls in love with a gangster's daughter after losing his memory. Airs: August 13, 2012 Genre: Romance, Comedy Broadcast Network: KBS Air Time: Monday and Tuesday 21:55 Director: Screenwriter: Episodes: 16

F AITH This 2012 Korean drama, starring Lee Min Ho and Kim Hee Sun, is about a warrior from the Goryeo Dynasty who finds a plastic surgeon and informs her that he must take her back. Airs: August 13, 2012 to 2012 Genre: Historical Broadcast Network: SBS Air Time: Monday and Tuesday 21:55 Director: Kim Jong Hak Screenwriter: Episodes: 24

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With just one day of rest after wrapping up filming on his drama Bad Guy, actor Kim Nam-gil began his military life on July 15. He reported to the Chungnam, Nonsan, training center on Thursday afternoon, where he will undergo four weeks of training. It’s a little jarring to see him looking so different when his drama is still ongoing — especially when the character he portrays has such as strong image. With all his hair shaved off and dressed down, he looks like a dorky little boy, not the suave, calculating mastermind. As a result of Kim’s draft notice, the drama production scrambled to complete filming on time but in the end opted to cut the length from 20 planned episodes to 17.

Credit/Source: Drama Beans

July 2012

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KIM NAM GIL IS OFFICIALLY DISCHARGED FROM MILITARY SERVICE! Kim Nam Gil ,supposed Discharged from Military Service in the 14th of July is already completed. Actor Kim Nam Gil received an advance discharge release notice from military service on July 12. The release date of Kim Nam Gil from public service personnel service at Gangnammu Seoul City Management Service was released in advance today , where the supposed released to be scheduled on July 14, Saturday, which is a non-working day. There are no plans for formal

ceremony to welcome his return in the society as an actor. From the Star News interview, officials from Star J Entertainment said, “Military Service is completed already, and he is currently spending his last day vacation. The discharged was scheduled on July 12, being July 14 as a weekend day-off for the office. There will be no events on July 14″. Born in 1981, Kim Nam Gil, 31, debuted as an actor in MBC and worked from various dramas, movies like Modern boy, Portrait of Beauty and Public Enemy Returns. In 2009 , he rose to stardom from his character Bidam in MBC drama Queen Seon Deok. He was enlisted last July 2010 to serve as public service personnel in Gangnam-gu Seoul City Management Corporation after one month boot training in Nonsan camp. source: kimnamgilstory Behind the scenes of the collaboration of Kim Jeong Ju and actor Kim Nam Gil 김남길 for Mucha Sweet Love Jewelry : In celebration of Kim Nam Gil comeback, Mucha Jewelry who collaborated with Kim Nam gil for Sweet Love hold an event .customers who purchase 7ct Olivia Jewelry shall receive a cellphone. Click image to view video.

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Once upon a time, the basketball team of TeikĹ? Middle School rose to distinction by demolishing all competition. The regulars of this team became known as the "Generation of Miracles". After graduating from middle school, these five stars went to different high schools with top basketball teams. However, a fact few know is that there was another player of the "Generation of Miracles", the phantom sixth player. This mysterious player is now a freshman at Seirin High, a new school with a powerful, if little-known, team. Now, Tetsuya Kuroko, the sixth member of the "Generation of Miracles", and Kagami, a naturally talented player who spent most of middle school in America, are aiming to bring Seirin to the top of Japan, taking on Kuroko's old teammates one by one. WATCH IT HERE:

Kaito Daimon would be a completely average high school student except for one thing: he's a 'demon' at solving puzzles. Kaito is so brilliant, in fact, that when he's asked to take some 'special' tests of his unique ability, he immediately suspects that the test itself is a test. Kaito suddenly finds himself caught up in a lethal Philosopher's Puzzle made by the sinister group POG, a murderous maze of trap upon trap, where failing to solve the secret correctly will result in death! Fortunately, Kaito's skills prove up to the first test, both for himself and his childhood friend Nanoha, who is also caught up in the deadly scheme. But now that he has been designated as a Solver, he is pulled into a new life where he must travel the world with other Solvers, attempting to solve the latest deadly riddles left by POG. There's a new conundrum around every corner and each deception could lead to death, but once a riddle has been posed, you can count on Kaito to unfold, unravel and unlock it!


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Lee Joongi is back on the screen with a new drama starting in July. However, the screen is not he only thing that he’s working on. Believe it or not, Lee Joongi has his own magazine Episode J and volume 2 was released this month. The magazine is on sale in Japan and Japanese merchandise related websites. Also, Lee Joongi was featured in Allure Korea’s June Issue before he even started filming for his new drama. This guys just keeps himself busy and although it seems his schedule is super busy with filming he still has the same adorable, goofy personality that we have come to love. Lee Joongi also has his own show called JG Style hosted on M-Net. (Click on video image to go to playlist) So be on the look out for the third volume of his Magazine in September 2012.

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