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[English] Make Up Artist For Gu Family Book Posts Photo of Kang Chi & Yeo Wool

This was posted around 10pm KST. 

gfbmemoriesCredit: fttmoon

Memories of Gu Family Book.😺
Missing the Yeo Wool and Kang Chi couple… It was a really difficult but enjoyable filming set 🎬 Director Shin Woo Chul whose way of speaking was exactly the same as Secret Garden’s Kim Joo Won ..An unforgettable memory🎐🏮🎋 #GuFamilyBook #Memory #Suzy #LeeSeungGi



Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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Gu Family Book Episodes to ReAir on MBC in Mid May

A golden opportunity to rewatch MBC’s well made drama that was the hot topic of conversation! 2015’s ’60 minute drama’ has returned! 

Through Channel MBC Queen,  viewers will be able to watch ‘2015’s 60 minute drama’.  Six episodes of MBC’s classic drama will be selected with plans to upgrade it with more exciting contents for viewers. 

‘2015’s 60 minute drama’ s first anticipated work had a viewer rating of 19.5% (Nielsen Korea) and set a record for number 1 in viewer ratings. It is the fantasy fusion sageuk ‘Gu Family Book’. 

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Having appeal to viewers, the meeting of writer Kang Eun Kyung and director Shin Woo Chul  drew a great amount of interest from the beginning.
To break free of the image as the Nation’s First Love,  Bae Suzy showed off her swordsmanship skills while Lee Seung Gi overflowed with charisma exuding a masculine beauty.  You get to rewatch it!

‘2015’s 60minute drama – ‘Gu Family Book ’ episodes can be watched through MBC Queen on May 15th (Fri) at 9pm KST. Through MBC Dramanet, it will air starting on May 16th (Mon) at 1:20am KST. 


Original Korean article: TopStarNews

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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Happy 2nd Anniversary to The Gu Family Book!

It’s already been 2 years since The Gu Family Book aired on April 8, 2013 on MBC. Mondays and Tuesdays were never days to dread even though they were the beginning of the work week because of this awesome sageuk-fantasy drama. It ran for 24 episodes and ended on June 25, 2013. In his interviews, Seung Gi said he would not be interested in doing a part 2 of this drama because he suffered so much physically during filming. Instead, if he played a character in a sageuk, he prefers to play a nobleman so he doesn’t have to kneel like Kangchi did.  In celebration of its 2nd Anniversary, I’ve uploaded some fanvideos and fan art.

I think Admiral Lee Soon Shin in the drama described Seung Gi’s half man-half beast character the best: 

“In this immortal world, he’s a kid who genuinely dreams of becoming a human.” 

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Fanvideo:

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Lee Seung Gi’s ‘Last Word’ OST MV w/ English Subs

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Lee Sang Gon (NOEL)  ‘My Love Is Hurt’

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4MEN ‘Only You’

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Suzy ‘Don’t Forget Me’

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Lee Ji Young ‘Love is Blowing’

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Baek Ji Young ‘Spring Rain’

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Lee Seung Gi is Nominated for the Baeksang Awards~ Voting Info and Cost

It’s that time of the year again. Lee Seung Gi has been nominated for Male Popularity Award for The Gu Family Book. Overseas fans and foreigners residing in Korea can register to vote for him through this site which is in English: https://my.joins.com/register/member_reg_foreigner_eng.asp?regist_location=K0001

You need to send them a copy of your passport or  alien registration card (for foreigners living in Korea). Since I’m Korean but a US Citizen living in Korea, I just finished signing up and emailed a scan of my USA Passport.  **UPDATE ON 4/30/14** I heard from overseas Airens that they are charging a fee.  It costs $1.06 per 5 votes. I am surprised this didn’t pop up on my screen when I registered.

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Here’s the original link in Korean: http://isplus.live.joins.com/100sang/

Here’s Seung Gi in his nominated role:

baeksang kaoruCredit: kaorufortune

 

For a full list of nominees, please check out Dramabeans’ article on Baeksang Award Nominees. Seung Gi~yah! Fighting!

kangchiCredit: 딸기승기 via dclsg

 


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[English translation] Hanryu Senpuu Vol.53

hanryusenpu cover marchEnglish translation:

Ever wonder what Hanryu Senpuu means? ^^

韓–> Korea(n)

流–> wave

旋風 –> whirlwind/tide

So, it basically means the Hallyu Wave, which is the popularity of Korean pop and culture sweeping the world.

At the upper right hand corner in turqoise, it says:

イ・スンギ/ジュンス特大ポスター付

Lee Seung Gi/and JYJ extra large poster attached/included

At the bottom, above Seung Gi’s name in huge hot pink katakana, it says:

いま感情込み上げる時・・・・・・

Now is the time when emotions are welling up…..

Underneath his name it says:

新感覚ラブ・ファンタジー「九家〈クガ〉の書~千年に一度の恋~ 」

New Sense Love Fantasy「The Book of Nine Houses~  Love that comes once in a thousand years」

The kanji in the turqoise circle at the bottom of the magazine to the left of Seung Gi’s name in hot pink says: 卷頭特集, which means “Special Cover Feature

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hanryusenpu kangchiHere’s the special pull out poster mentioned on the cover!

hanryusenpu photo needs translationEnglish translation:

九家の書~千年に一度の恋~

The Book of Nine Houses~ love that comes once in a thousand years

In the white circle with hot pink lettering:

いま感情が込み上げる時・・・

Now is the time when emotions well up…

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「 Born as a human, there are many times when he can’t act like a beast.  Having the will to live as a human is enough.How do you want  to live, what do you want to become?」

「 I want to become human. I don’t want to be this or that, I want to become a real human.」

hanryusenpu photo2 of seung gihanryusenpu photo3 needs translationEnglish translation:

If I had gained confidence from my projects, from now on,  this project is one that gave me the feeling that I could really act.

Underneath is Seung Gi’s profile and it mentions his 2012 debut as a singer in Japan.

hanryusenpu photo4 needs translationEnglish translation:

Special Issue: This year, I want to watch a sageuk! (historical drama)

  The sageuk megatrend has arrived and is popping up all over Japan.

  This project has a deep storyline and has a fantasy like side to it as well as excitement to make hearts beat faster.

  This year I truly want to fall in deep with a sageuk that stirs up my heart.

  A performance with the hottest actors.

   An excellent love fantasy with a new sense.

    Lee Seung Gi X Bae Suzy

 The Book of Nine Houses~ Love that comes once in a thousand years~

On the right hand side by Suzy’s head,  it talks about Lee Seung Gi and Suzy being cast for the first time in a sageuk.

hanryu senpuu1 jejuslovLee Seung Gi X The Book of Nine Houses~ Love that comes once in a thousand years~

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Japanese to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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[English] Seung Gi’s greeting to Japanese fans for GFB DVD release and Valentine’s Stage Request

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English translation:

Seung Gi: (In Japanese)  Hello everyone, I’m Lee Seung Gi.

(In Korean): This coming April, The Gu Family Book DVD will be released. I hope that many people will watch it and am looking forward to you falling for the charming character, Choi Kang Chi, who exhibits the qualities of a masculine man. Also, on February 8th and 9th, for 2 days, I will be holding a live Valentine’s concert in Tokyo.  Since I’m planning a special Valentine’s season filled to the brim with love, I hope many people will attend and feel the warmth together.  At the concert, I hope that you will come see Lee Seung Gi. While watching the Gu Family Book, I hope that you will see Choi Kang Chi.

Japanese and Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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Gu Family Book release in Taiwan, English fanvideo

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I hope you find this fanvideo a healing one if you are an Airen who is still hurting from Seung Gi’s dating news.  As Airens, let’s uphold the meaning of the word and support the one that we love, Lee Seung Gi.

The Gu Family Book is released in Taiwan. Here is the link with Seung Gi’s OST: Last Word

Lyrics for Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’

Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave
How can I love when I’m afraid to fall
But watching you stand alone
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow
One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything take away
What’s standing in front of me
Every breath
Every hour has come to this
One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed I would find you

Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

One step closer
One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

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[English] translation of Japan’s release of the Gu Family Book DVD

Although this clip was released over a week ago, since today is MBC’s Daesang Awards and a big day for Seung Gi, I thought it appropriate to blog it.  Best of luck to you tonight, Seung Gi! This clip is about Japan’s release of The Gu Family Book DVD next year starting on March 4, 2014.

Credit: NBCUniversal Entertainment

English translation:

Caption 1A -on the left「僕の彼女は九尾狐〈クミホ〉」
My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox

In huge boldface katakana:

イ・スンギ = Lee Seung Gi

Caption 1B – on the right「華麗なる遺産」
Brilliant Legacy

イ・スンギ 主演最新作
Latest drama starring Lee Seung Gi

主演= star, play the leading role
最新= latest, newest
作 (< 作品) = work

 

Caption 2 at 5 seconds: 「シークレット・ガーデン」Secret Garden

underneath it:

シン・ウチョル監督
Directed by Shin Woo Chul

  X

「製パン王 キム・タック」
King of Baking, Kim Tak Gu

カン・ウンギョン脚本
Written by Kang Eun Kyung

 

Caption 3 at 7 secA young man who descended from a divine beast
and a swordswoman dressed as a man

神獣の血をひく青年と
男装の女剣士--- 

Caption 4 in gold at 10 sec Is this meeting, destiny or chance–?

この出会いは [kono deai wa]
偶然か、運命か– [guuzen ka unmei ka]

出会い=encounter, meeting
偶然=accidental, chance, coincidence
運命=fate, fateful, destiny

 

Caption 5 at 11 seconds

Lee Seung Gi

イ・スンギ

_______________

[My Girlfriend is a Gumiho]

[僕の彼女は九尾狐] boku no kanojo wa kumiho

[Brilliant Legacy]

[華麗なる遺産] karei naru isan

 

Caption 6 at 13 secSuzy Miss A

[Big]

「ビッグ~愛は奇跡〈ミラクル〉」

(愛は奇跡 means “Love is miracle”)

「ドリームハイ」
[Dream High]

 

 

Caption 7 at 14 secChoi Jin Hyuk

[Ms Panda and Mr Hedgehog]

「パンダさんとハリネズミ」

Caption 8 at 15 secLee Yeon Hee (cameo appearance)

特別出演 [tokubetsu shutsuen]

cameo/guest appearance

[Paradise Ranch]

「パラダイス牧場」paradise bokujou

 

Caption 9  at 16 sec Sung Joon

ソンジュン Sung Joon

「私に嘘をついてみて」watashi ni uso o tsuite mite

[Lie to Me]

 

Dialogue at 17 seconds:

Seung Gi: I became a beast, I’m no longer a human!

Yeo Wool: In any case, you’re still alive!

 

Caption 10 at 22 sec –  Top rated in Korea

韓国視聴率No.1 [kankoku shichouritsu number one]
ミラクル・ラブファンタジー!! [miracle love fantasy]
Miracle, love and fantasy ー!!

視聴率=audience ratings

 

Caption 11 at 30 secThe Book of Nine Houses

九家の書 (The Book of Nine Houses)

~千年に一度の恋~

Love once in 1,000 years

 

Caption 12 at 33 secTo love you, I will be human.

君を愛するため、kimi o aisuru tame, 僕は人になる。boku wa hito ni naru.

Japanese to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever