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Korea Foundation Releases 2013 Global Hallyu Data: K-pop Wave Surges ~10 MM Fans Worldwide
Korea Foundation Releases 2013 Global Hallyu Data: K-Pop Wave Surges ~10 Mm Fans Worldwide

Korea Foundation Releases 2013 Global Hallyu Data: K-pop Wave Surges ~10 MM Fans Worldwide

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First released in media on Wednesday via the Korea Times, Korea Foundation(KF) reveals that the K-pop phenomenon continues on strong. Based on the GlobalHallyu Data 2013, the largest survey about K-pop, fans of the genre haveamounted to 9.3 MM fans all over the world. The total number of fan clubs areestimated close to 1000.

These numbers reflect nearly a 40% increase from last year's numbers whereinthere were close to 7MM fans globally, with approximately 800 fan clubs. Theincrease in 2014 is testament to the new waves of fans being brought in by thesuper 'rookies' such as EXO and B.A.P, and possibly the conversion of formerlypassive audiences to hardcore fans.

According to the Korea Times report, the Global Hallyu Data 2013, "compiledwith the cooperation of the embassies and consulates of 98 countries, surveyedthe numbers of fans and fanclubs by continents as well as related data includingthe fan club websites and country-specific analysis."

Korean movies opening today 2013/12/24 in Korea
Korean Movies Opening Today 2013/12/24 In Korea

Korean movies opening today 2013/12/24 in Korea

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Dong-chul was the best special field agent in North Korea, but he's abandoned by his government during a mission. While on the run, he looks for his wife and child, who were sold as slaves to China, only to discover their corpses. He soon finds out that his colleague was behind the killing and defects to the South in search of his nemesis. He looks for him during the day, and works as a temp driver at night and as a personal driver for Chairman PARK. One night the chairman is attacked and killed by an assassin, but not before handing over a pair of glasses to Dong-chul. He is now on the run again, accused of the chairman's murder by the intelligence service, while trying to uncover the secret contained inside the glasses. Little did he know that depending on who ultimately gains control of the secret, it could either become a national threat or treasure.

Lee Bo Young, Ji Sung are Top TV Stars in 2013 Gallup Korea Poll
Lee Bo Young, Ji Sung Are Top Tv Stars In 2013 Gallup Korea Poll

Lee Bo Young, Ji Sung are Top TV Stars in 2013 Gallup Korea Poll

News via soompi.com

So Ji Sub (7.5%) takes third place for his turn as a prickly chaebol in SBS drama “Master’s Sun,” acting alongside the queen of romantic comedy, Gong Hyo Jin (11th place, 3.5%). Joo Won follows in fourth place (6.6%), for his roles in MBC’s “7th Level Civil Servant” and KBS 2TV drama “Good Doctor,” while super rookie Lee Jong Suk is only 0.2% points behind in fifth (6.4%). Lee Jong Suk appeared in KBS 2TV drama “School 2013” alongside Kim Woo Bin (12th place, 2.8%), and “I Hear Your Voice” alongside Lee Bo Young, and is the top choice of those in their teens.

Taking sixth place is “Grandpas Over FlowersLee Soon Jae (5.2%), who continues to appear in dramas, variety shows and movies despite being nearly eighty years old. Not surprisingly, he was the top choice amongst those sixty and over. Kim Tae Hee garnered 4.9% of votes (8th place) for her turn as Jang Hee Bin in sageuk “Jang Ok Jang,” Lee Min Ho was in 9th (4.6%) with “The Heirs” and Kim Soo Hyun rounded out the final spot in the top ten, despite not having done any dramas this year. Kim Soo Hyun’s new SBS drama “You From Another Star” premiered this week.

“I Hear Your Voice” and “Secret Love” turned out to be the most memorable dramas this year, with all four stars from both dramas making it to the top ten.

Korean movies opening today 2013/12/19 in Korea
Korean Movies Opening Today 2013/12/19 In Korea

Korean movies opening today 2013/12/19 in Korea

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Hyeon-mi felt jealous although she'd been solo since she was born so she butted in. "It's stressing not being able to reveal who you are dating. I think he feels it too so he's so good to me". She had gone to a filming site for a favor and who does she meet but the greatest Hallyu star Jang Woo-joon. She says they share love in motels outside of the city and doesn't mind videotaping their love-making to make up for the short time they have. She stresses that they had to break up as they could never be official or public and the three of them forget about Seon-hee.

Is there no end to women's gossip? Then they start talking about Seon-hee who isn't there yet. She was always isolated from everyone because she was uglier. No one knew what had happened to her for a while and she couldn't be contacted. Then a completely different Seon-hee appeared in front of them. She's prepared an extremely strong punch for them. What is her vanity story going to be about?

Korean dramas starting today 2013/12/18 in Korea
Korean Dramas Starting Today 2013/12/18 In Korea
Korean movie opening today 2013/12/06 in Korea
Korean Movie Opening Today 2013/12/06 In Korea
Korean drama starting today 2013/11/24 in Korea
Korean Drama Starting Today 2013/11/24 In Korea
Yoo Jae Suk Is Korea's Favorite Commercial Model of 2013, Who Else Made the List?
Yoo Jae Suk Is Korea's Favorite Commercial Model Of 2013, Who Else Made The List?

Yoo Jae Suk Is Korea's Favorite Commercial Model of 2013, Who Else Made the List?

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The results show that people find Yoo Jae Suk the most appealing commercial model. Astonishing 27.61% of the respondents chose the nations MC as their first choice, confirming the stars popularity. Behind him is figure skater Kim Yuna, followed by miss As Suzy, and fourth is baseball player Ryu Hyun Jin. Actor Won Bin took the fifth place, sixth is actress Kim Tae Hee, seventh is actor/singer Lee Seung Gi, and eight is actor So Ji Sub

Korean movies opening today 2013/11/21 in Korea
Korean Movies Opening Today 2013/11/21 In Korea

Korean movies opening today 2013/11/21 in Korea

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Who is good and who is evil? What is the boundary between them? An animated thriller about the tension between a good-hearted person speaking falsely and an evil-natured person speaking truthfully, and of those that surround them. "The Fake" is the much-anticipated sophomore feature of Yeon Sang-ho, who took the international festival circuit by storm with his incendiary debut "King of Pigs", which debuted at the 2011 Busan International Film Festival, during which it was awarded three prizes (NETPAC, DGK Best Director and CGV MOVIE Collage). It went on to a slew of others events, where it bagged many more accolades. Each of Yeon's works have sought to explore one negative facet of life in Korea. His first feature "King of Pigs" was a brutal and often harrowing look at bullying in high school. Last year, the animation director released "The Window", a mid-length work based on Korea's obligatory military service, another system fiercely governed by hierarchy. In "The Fake", Yeon has opted to examine the strange world of religious cults and faith. His latest work was also selected for the 2012 Asian Project Market, which takes place during the Busan Film Festival.

Korean drama starting today 2013/11/20 in Korea
Korean Drama Starting Today 2013/11/20 In Korea