Lee Seung Gi Forever

Dedicated to my absolute favorite Korean singer/actor/MC Lee Seung Gi

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[English translation] Section TV Entertainment Report~ Lee Seung Gi

   Credit: seunggiairen

Originally a singer! Stars who made it big as an actor

English translation:

Male MC #1: These days,  there is a trend where there isn’t a fixed boundary line between a singer, actor, etc.

Caption: The boundary line which has disappeared in the entertainment industry.

Male MC #1: It’s to the point where viewers who are at least in their 50’s could say,”They (also) sang?”. They are already actors who are much closer to the acting industry.

Male MC #2: They’re stars who’ve already been put to the test and became a huge success.

Female MC: We could call him the original, Lee Seung Gi.  You know that Lee Seung Gi first made it big as a singer.

Caption: 2004 debut with “Because You’re My Woman”

Female MC: At the same time, he had prepared a drama. Simultaneously releasing his first album in 2004, he appeared in Nonstop 5. But I think this was a very smart move. You know how he had a fixed image of a model student, a comfortable image. He even took this directly into the drama.

Male MC #1: To Nonstop 5? I also appeared in Nonstop 5. (Caption says: There isn’t anything he hasn’t done)

Other MCs: Where? I think that was a different person.

Female MC: Called “The Famous Chill Sisters” aka “Famous Princesses”, he did a weekend drama. Back then, he was a friendly character who received so much love from lots of ahjummas.

Female MC: Afterwards, he appeared in another weekend drama called “Brilliant Legacy”. He shared the lead role with Han Hyo Joo. Back then with “Brilliant Legacy”, it received a viewership rating of 47.1%. This really isn’t easy to do.

Male MC #1: It’s really brilliant.

Female MC: Yes. Afterwards, there was “The Gu Family Book” and “The King 2 Hearts”. So he became definitely known as “MBC’s son” and went to the military.

Male MC #1: He’s coming back soon, isn’t he?

Male MC #2: October. He’s coming back in October.

Male MC #1: I see, so he’s coming back this year.

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

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Gu Family Book~ Lee Seung Gi ~ Choi Kangchi Part 1~ Fan Video Revisited

This video was reuploaded on dclsg less than an hour ago by the same person who created fan videos for TK2H and the Gu Family Book. She said members wanted to watch more Kangchi and is walking down memory lane with the “beastly” version of him in this one.

Credit: haesong225 aka 시크 via dclsg

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[English] Gu Family Book~ Kangchi’s Dream~ Fan Video

I’ve provided English translations below the fanvideo for Kangchi and Yeo Wool’s dialogue. I’m sure you all know what they’re saying since you’ve watched the subbed version of this fantastic drama. It’s one of my favorites. 🙂 The dclsg fan who uploaded this video today must be feeling nostalgic since yesterday was all about TK2H. ^^ This video must’ve been edited since it was published less than an hour ago on you tube.

Credit: haesong225 aka 시크 via dclsg

English translation:

Kangchi: Yeo Wool, when I meet you again, at that time,  I’ll recognize you first.

Yeo Wool: Do you know me?

Kangchi: When I meet you again, at that time, I’ll love you first…Well, I feel like I know you…but also feel that I don’t know you….Also, my time which had stopped started flowing again.

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

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The Gu Family Book Fanvideo~ Kangchi Forever~ Congratulations Seung Gi!

I’m posting this fan video to celebrate Lee Seung Gi’s double win in The 2nd Asia Rainbow TV Awards for outstanding Costume Drama and outstanding Leading Actor.  The Awards ceremony was held on June 26, 2014 in Macao. Seung Gi couldn’t attend due to his filming schedule for YAAS. Congratulations, Seung Gi ya!  🙂


Credit: haesong225 aka 시 크 on dclsg

kangchi1 kangchi2Credit: 01合71  via dclsg

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[English] Japan’s Trailer for The Gu Family Book DVD & Blu-ray SET 3

Credit: NBCUniversal Entertainment

English translation:

Now let’s check out their kuga-no-sho (The Gu Family Book) outfits!
Although the real costumes in the Joseon Dynasty period were loose-fitting, we have adjusted them tighter for action stunts in this film. Based on the personalities of the characters, Wolryung changes his clothes from a lighter color to a darker one. Kangchi wears red with a simple design. Yeo-wool, while wearing men’s clothes, incorporated feminine elements (everywhere in her costume) and paid attention to details. And; By the way, The sword is lighter than a real sword, but they say it has appropriate weight, so that their performance won’t look light, too. Selected fashion/clothes from “The Book of Nine Houses (The Gu Family Book)”. They all look so nice, don’t they. Choi Jin-Hyeok finishes shooting. (To think that this is the last day we work together,)  We are sad to see him leave. Okay now, let’s take a commemorative photo together. Good smile. It seems they are satisfied with their performance.

Japanese to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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Japanese Magazine Haru Hana Vol. 023 ~ Seung Gi Pic ^^

Haru Hana in Japanese means “spring flower”.  Seung Gi is like a spring flower to everyone he meets. He brings happiness and brightens the atmosphere without even trying. ^^ This issue was released on March 22nd.  Since The Gu Family Book is airing in Japan, it’s a hot issue in articles about Seung Gi. The cover title says:

“Drama ˹The Book of Nine Houses

~Love That Comes Once in a 1,000 Years~˼

Haru Hana vol023 jejuslov Haru Hana vol023 jejuslov2 Haru Hana vol023 jejuslov3Credit: jejuslov

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

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[English] Japanese Magazine~ Korean TV Drama Vol. 60 ~ Cover Preview

This magazine isn’t set to be released until April 5th, but it’s going to be an interview with Seung Gi about The Gu Family Book. As always, he looks great on the cover. ^^

korean tv drama vol60Credit: amazon.co.jp

English Cover translation:

The Book of Nine Houses

~Love that comes once in a 1000 years~

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

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Japanese Magazine RIVERIVER Vol.02 ~ Win Seung Gi’s Autograph!

This magazine is scheduled to sell on March 25th, 2014. Here are 2 sneak peek photos of Seung Gi. They are giving away 2 of his autographs in a campaign promoting the sale of The Gu Family Book Blue Ray DVD Sets in Japan. Detailed information to come…stay tuned!

river river Vol.02 river river Vol 02 autographsCredit: RIVERIVER, Japanese tweet by kaorufortune

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Lee Seung Gi and Suzy’s Photo Shoot for The Gu Family Book~ for Japan DVD premiere

Credit: NBC Universal Entertainment

English translation:

That’s right! 1,2, OK, Again, 1,2,. Good. One more time, 1,2,. OK, Again. OK, once again, 1,2. OK, again, 1,2….Should we lower the height a bit? So Yeowool can be seen a bit more? ..With one hand..only the left hand…1,2, again. Once again, 1,2…We’re having fun!, once again..1,2. That was good, now 1,2..Now Yeowool, switch hands and one more time…Now 1,2..OK, just one more time…

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

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[English] Japan’s release of The Gu Family Book DVD Set Part 1 Items

gfb japanCredit: korepo

GFB DVD release setCredit: seunggiria2

As mentioned in my post yesterday, the Gu Family Book DVD sets will be released in batches as the program continues to air starting on 3/22. This is what will be included in the first set due to be released on 3/4 .  A 5 postcard set and a booklet consisting of 12 pages. In addition, there will be a 44 minute bonus segment including the Seoul press conference, poster shoot, and an MBC spring drama special.

Credit: NBCUniversal Entertainment

Source: korepo

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

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[English] The Gu Family Book to Air in Japan on 3/22/13 with a Lee Seung Gi Special!

The Gu Family Book has been such a hit that it is airing all over Asia, now scheduled for Japan. According to the notice below, the drama will have its first broadcast on 3/22 and describes it as being #1 in Korea. It is said to combine love, fantasy, miracle, and action into one. It also tells readers that this is Seung Gi’s first role in a sageuk (Korean historical drama). I will repost the English subbed video I translated promoting the DVD release here to make this post come alive. It also mentions that it’s something that can’t be missed. ^^ The rest of the paragraph introduces the lead characters, Lee Seung Gi and Miss A’s Suzy as well as a short description of the drama. In Japan, it is called ‘The Book of 9 Houses’ aka ‘Love Once in a Thousand Years’.

It will air every Saturday and Sunday starting on 3/22 at 8:30pm JST.  Just like in Korea, it will air 2 episodes consecutively.  It’s interesting how the DVD is released at the same time as the broadcast. In Korea, it’s usually not released until the drama ends.

hanrize gu family book broadcast infoCredit: hanrize

Prior to the broadcast, there will be a Lee Seung Gi Special scheduled to air on 3/8 (Saturday) at 8:30pm JST with rebroadcasts on 3/22 (Saturday) at 8pm JST and 3/23 (Sunday) at 8pm.

hanrize gu family book sg specialCredit: hanrize

Credit: NBCUniversal Entertainment

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

Subbing and Encoding by sgsairl, Special Guest Contributor to Lee Seung Gi Forever

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[English] and [Japanese] translations of Seung Gi’s interview with tvN for The Gu Family Book

Here’s another translation that I did for my facebook group back in September. It is already subbed in Japanese.

Credit: KNTV via justbam

Japan’s Channel KNTV interviews Seung Gi about his role as Choi Kang Chi in The Gu Family Book.

Seung Gi: Choi Kang Chi in one word is really a half human-half beast. Just as the word says, he’s a unique character who is half human and possesses half the blood of a mythical creature. Kangchi is very manly to begin with. He’s sincere and has loyalty. Despite this, he isn’t stale or boring and is humorous and full of energy and life. Because of his wide spectrum, I think this is his charm. The Gu Family Book is a drama that revolves around Choi Kang Chi…that’s where the story begins and where the story ends. Through the Gu Family Book, I got to realize again how lucky I was to be working with so many great staff and actors. To me, it is a very grateful project.

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever