The drama Kwangmin is featuring in, "마법천자문" (Thousand Magic Chinese Letters, literal translation) will air its first episode on the 6th of August, 2014. 08. 06. It is a kids' drama! It will have 50 episodes in total, and is aimed to help kids learn Chinese characters, so it is an educational project.
(official poster pic cr. goflvhxj061)
It will be airing Wednesdays and Thursdays, and depending on the viewer ratings, the original 50 episodes might be increased to 100 episodes. It will be broadcast on KBS 2TV channel.
Filming started 2014. 06. 22 at Sanghyun Elementary School (상현초등학교). It's scheduled to be filmed there every Sunday but that might change depending on the situation.
Other characters revealed are going to be played by F.Cuz's Raehyun, actresses Cheon Yi Seul and Lee Yun Kyung to name a few.
It is based off the best-selling manhwa series, 마법천자문. Dis one ↓
Official synopsis! There are a lot of hidden meanings so I will add translator notes in different colors:
3000 years ago...
Descendant of the legendary Monkey King (손오공/孙悟空/Sohn Oh Gong)
Samjang(삼장/紧箍咒)* and Bodhi Dosa (보리도사/菩提)*
The evil overlord who tries to sweep the world with evil
The servants of the overlord Honseh (혼세: chaos) and Heukoon (흑운/黑雲: means dark cloud)
A fantasy drama that children and teenagers all over Asia both can enjoy about keeping justice and honor and protecting the present world through magic battles...
*[these names are of Buddhist background, Samjang is Buddhist scripture and Bodhi Dosa represents wisdom because it's under the Bodhi tree Buddha gained enlightenment. "도사" in "보리도사" can be translated into "master", "wizard", "guru", "expert", etc. This character acts as the master of the main character, the Monkey King Sohn Oh Gong. ]
Personal simplified summary: Non-realistic characters get thrown into the human world to find the Magic Characters that have been scattered. These characters are very important to keeping world peace, as well as magical. For example if someone says "불 화! (火)" then fire will magically appear. ^^
Note: It has been said by Donghyun at their last fan signing event that Kwangmin isn't going to appear in the 1st episode. However, Boyfriend encourages you watch anyway so that you can understand the plot!
CR: JTBC News/Sports Korea/various casting sites - trans by yunha
PS: PHEW. Is that overwhelming or what. Sorry about all the little notes!! I just really like this story >_< Please don't hate me if I'm wrong on the info though D: I just translated.. But it should be correct, because it was repeated on various official sites, etc. ^^ I am super excited, because I read the manhwa as a kid and definitely going to watch every episode~~ All 50.. or 100..