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'Yi Sun-sin is my teacher': admiral comes to life on comic book pages

Source | 2014/08/30 | | Permalink

The cover of Onrie Kompan's graphic novel about Admiral Yi. In total, 33,000 copies of the constituent comic books have been sold in the U.S. (image courtesy of Onrie Kompan)

"People must understand that nothing is impossible. When you put your mind to something, you can achieve anything. Yi Sun-sin is a living testament to this belief".

So said Onrie Kompan, a 31-year-old U.S. comic book creator living in Chicago. He made the four-volume comic book miniseries "Yi Soon Shin: Warrior and Defender" about the life of Admiral Yi, as he was impressed with the military man's story after watching a TV historical drama "The Immortal Yi Soon Shin" about the admiral when he was in college...More

Incheon games to show 'One Asia with Korean beauty'

Source | 2014/08/30 | | Permalink

Director Im Kwon-taek (left) explains his concepts for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Incheon Asian Games 2014 at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, on August 27.

"We will present a festival where all can enjoy, with sympathy and harmony", said Im Kwon-taek, one of Korea's top filmmakers, who will supervise and produce both the opening and closing ceremonies.
Director Im was speaking during a press conference held at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, on August 27.

"We have seen large-scale ceremonies for international sporting events hosted by superpowers. With the Incheon Asian Games ceremonies, however, we will differentiate from that model by putting on a gala with wit, humor and ideas which all Asian countries can enjoy", he added...More

Admiral Yi Sun-sin fever sweeps North America

Source | 2014/08/30 | | Permalink

The smash hit "The Admiral: Roaring Currents", a movie that has been watched by more than 1.5 million people in less than one month since its opening on July 30, has struck a chord with moviegoers across North America.

The official English-language poster of the film "The Admiral: Roaring Currents". (photo courtesy of CJ Entertainment)

The film opened in 30 major North American markets on August 15, including Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, New Jersey and Virginia. It has since hit a record high, becoming the highest-grossing Korean domestic movie ever in the region...More

Korea Expo showcases cultural elements in Brazil

Source | 2014/08/30 | | Permalink

Elements of Korean culture captured the heart of Brazil and other parts of Latin America, which are located at the opposite end of the earth. The 2014 Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo, held at the World Trade Center in São Paulo, Brazil, between August 13 and 15, introduced some elements of Korean culture, as well as information technology, fashion and food.

Some 69 Korean companies and over 230 Brazilian counterparts held business talks at the expo, while the Korean pavilion presented popular Korean animation characters such as Larva, games and TV dramas. A K-pop concert, cover dance performance by Brazilian fans, and makeup fashion shows on the opening day caught much of the attention of spectators...More

K-classic to set foot in Europe

Source | 2014/08/30 | | Permalink

In the evening on August 31, Brahms' "Symphony No. 4 in e minor Op. 98" will ring out across Smetana Hall, a celebrated concert hall in Prague, the Czech Republic. The masterpiece will be created this time by one of the most lauded Korean orchestras, the Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra, or Bucheon Phil for short.

The Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra will set out on its first European concert tour to perform in Prague, the Czech Republic, Munich, Germany, and lastly, Vienna, Austria, on August 31, September 2 and 4, respectively. (photo courtesy of Bucheon Phil)

Starting with the August 31 performance, the orchestra will put on a series of concerts at the Hercules Hall in Munich, Germany, on September 2 and then at the Musikverein Golden Hall in Vienna, Austria, on September 4...More

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