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What!? You're not a manhwa convert yet!? For shame!!! XD 
28th-Jul-2005 08:22 pm
Well, I finally got around to opening up the latest box of Korean manhwa (weighing close to 40 lbs.), and here's all of what came out:

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For perspective's sake, I should note that the majority of the books are A5, with one B5 and two B6. Yep, Korean sunjeong manhwa are the size of most Japanese BL anthologies. Koreans like their comic books BIG.

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From left to right, starting with the top row, we have the following titles:
-Cross Road by Na Ye-ri - I believe this might well be Korea's very first BL novel! Purchased for the illustrations, obviously, as I cannot read it.
-Bulmyeol ui Yeongung I Sun-shin Vol.2 by No Mi-yeong
-Hotel Africa Vol.2-3 by Bak Hui-jeong
-Let Dai Vol.15 by Won Su-yeon - Last volume, and, lousy picture reader I am, I can't even figure out if it has a happy ending or not!!! *weeps*
-Legend Vol.1 by Kara and U Su-jeong - Kara's newest series.
-Geurinbil eseo Mannnayo Vol.1 by Yu Si-jin
-The Khan Vol.2 by Gim Eun-hui
-Arcana Vol.6 by I So-yeong
-Gung Vol.9 by Bak So-hui - Being released in Japan and translated into Japanese by Shinshokan.
-BiBi Vol.4 by Choe Gyeong-a - Newest series by the creator of Snowdrop.
-Cheonilyahwa Vol.2 by Han Seung-hui

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These are two brand-new, random series that struck me as interesting as I browsed through the manga section, so I thought I'd check them out, though I'm not in any way familiar with the manhwaga in question. At the very least, the cover art is pretty:
-Soul Vol.1-2 by Gim Yong-seon
-Agijangsu Iyagi Vol.1-2 by I Jeong-a

If you'd like more information on or scans of any of the titles photographed above, feel free to let me know. ^_^ I may or may not be gushing or ranting about various titles, anyway, depending upon the kind of impression they make. For those of you who have been waiting patiently, I promise I'll have some more scans of Aegis up by the end of the week!
29th-Jul-2005 02:06 am (UTC)
I need to visit Korea for a day or two^_^ With you that is.
29th-Jul-2005 02:13 am (UTC)
We really need to go book-hunting together somewhere, period. ^__^

I'm always by myself when I buy books, or with my parents, who don't share my interests or want to be there...

Anything in particular that's catching your eye? XD
29th-Jul-2005 02:33 am (UTC)
BTW, nice rug^^
29th-Jul-2005 02:36 am (UTC)
*dies laughing* It's located on the only clear floor space in my room--in front of the door.

Photoshoot location of choice. :P

I'm sure my mother will appreciate the compliment, as she's the one who bought it. She likes buying rugs. (Cheaply, naturally.)
29th-Jul-2005 01:52 pm (UTC)
29th-Jul-2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
Hey, thanks for lunch by the way! It was good to see you again!

(And good that I got home early, too, what with my mother ransacking the house exterminating imaginary, invisible bugs.)
29th-Jul-2005 02:16 pm (UTC)
Hehe, yes, those imaginary bugs are quite pesky and hard to kill, aren't they? ^_^

Good to see you again too and talk about manga and comics!
29th-Jul-2005 05:19 pm (UTC)
That top one, is that the continuation of ani-manga thing about I Sun-shin??

29th-Jul-2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
Yep. ^_^
29th-Jul-2005 05:46 pm (UTC) - Re: Is it This One?
*nod nod* Yep. Loved it. Devoured it. XD
29th-Jul-2005 07:24 pm (UTC) - Re: Dragonlance?
Though I can't tell if this is a set or one big book. I hate the latter.

It's a pretty boxset with three mass market paperbacks.

This is the one I wanted to read:

*coughs* Well, you're just gonna have to trust me. Read The Legends Trilogy first, and if you like Raistlin, well, most of Margaret Weis' other Dragonlance writings are Raistlin wonks. But you have to start where *she* falls in love with his character first, right? ^_^
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30th-Jul-2005 03:19 am (UTC) - Let Dai Vol.15 by Won Su-yeon
Hi err I hope you don't mine an anonymous person like me post here,
for once I'm regretting that I don't own an lj :x
I was randomly hopping from people's journals hoping for some anime news and stuff when I saw your post on manhwa and saw a cover on which there are characters I recognise and literally went 'Arrrgh!'
You see I can't speak a word of Korean, I've been following Let Dai under it's chinese published name from volumes 1 to 8 a long long time ago. and after that it stopped being published because the publisher collasped and I gave up all hope of ever continuing the series. ;_; (for the rest of my entire life!)
and spent uhh 3? close to 4? long years without any news on it *sobs*
it was a series that I liked so much and literally *died* when I couldn't find the series any more. (I find it hard to google this =_=)
so, at least, THANK YOU! for letting me know that it's ended
30th-Jul-2005 09:30 am (UTC) - Re: Let Dai Vol.15 by Won Su-yeon
Well, it's not true in my case that I don't speak *a word* of Korean, but my language level is elementary at best. (^^; Though of course I can read hangeul in all cases, I often don't know *what* I'm reading!

Alas, I'm afraid you won't get my reply as you are an anonymous poster, but lemme just say: Yes, Let Dai is finished at Vol.15 and ending early this year. Though for the life of me I cannot figure out if the ending is happy or sad (because I don't understand the contents of that final letter *cries*), I can definitely tell you about some of the things that happen after Vol.8, if you're interested, as I have the entire series. (Did you know that there's also an gorgeous artbook?)

I put up scans of manhwa on my LJ under friends-lock. If you get a free account, I can friend you, and you can just use it as a dummy account just to view the locked entries in other peoples' journals. Just a suggestion! (^_^) If you decide to do that, just friend me and leave a comment telling me that it's you logged into your user name, and I'll add you back so you'll be able to see all the scans.
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