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[Books] Korean Drama Manhwas 드라마 영상만화

I love how popular k-dramas get their own comic/manga/manhwa version with photos from the dramas used (rather than drawings). It’s like a photobook + comic and I would totally buy it for dramas I love – as a collectible and a very good k-learning resource.

I only own two (hahaha 1 volume each LOL) and actually the 상속자들 one was passed to me by wx. So technically I only bought volume 4 of my first ever k-drama Princess Hours (궁).

Do you guys like this drama? I love Kim Woo Bin’s role more.

The backstory was that back in those days when e-commerce wasn’t as commonplace (and I don’t own any debit/credit card), I could only depend on the local bookstores for the very feeeeew books they carry (at exorbitant prices). So I could only afford one and I bought the volume which had the drama scenes I loved the most hahahaha. Even now, I would think shipping these books is gonna cost they are often of very good quality (and heavy).

I still recalled how excited I was to be able to own a Korean manhwa and I was trying my best to read the speech bubbles (just started learning Korean then!). It’s a great resource for beginners and omg the sense of satisfaction you feel when you manage to understand a simple sentence!! Those were the days :’)

I have a lot of fond memories of these books and would highly recommend them to Korean learners. I kind of regret not collecting the full 궁 set of books and I doubt they are available for sale now – it’s like more than 12 years ago!

Love the manhwa captions so cute!
Lounging on my beanbag

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    19 May, 2020 at 2:24 AM

    Thanks for talking about this! I was trying to figure out how to search for these, since I keep finding photo essay books on G-Market, and I only have one, for 미남이시네요.

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      19 May, 2020 at 11:23 PM

      oooh I love that drama! haha Jang Geun-suk was classic in there! Hope you managed to find the ones you were looking for!

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