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English: Goong
Synonyms: Goong - The Royal Palace Story, Princess Hours
Japanese: 궁(宮)


Type: Manhwa
Volumes: 27
Chapters: 179
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 2, 2002 to Dec 27, 2011
Authors: Park, So-Hee (Story & Art)
Serialization: Wink


Score: 8.001 (scored by 3285 users)
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Ranked: #8872
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Popularity: #696
Members: 7,952
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ManhwaWinkPark, So-Hee (Story & Art)
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Monarchy laid extinct in Korea since long ago, but what if Korea had continued monarchism? What if all the beautiful abandoned palaces were still actually filled with the royal families? What if the royal families continued with the normal royal customs? Welcome to the world where Korea never ended monarchism! Che-Gyeong, the high-school girl protagonist, ends up in a tragic moment in time when it has been found out that she has been promised in marriage (by her grandfather) to the current prince...who's actually not at all what he seems to be from his good looks—in one word, he's a big jerk.


Goong was published in a 2-in-1 omnibus edition in English by Yen Press from December 20, 2006 to May 19, 2015 and also digitally per volume from August 27, 2013 to May 19, 2015.


Lee, Shin
Lee, Shin
Shin, Chae-Gyeong
Shin, Chae-Gyeong
Lee, Yul
Lee, Yul
Seong, Hyo-rin
Seong, Hyo-rin

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Jul 18, 2009
Goong is a Shoujo, Romantic, Comedy, Drama dealing with the all-too-familiar arranged marriage set-up but in an unfamiliar Korean monarchy setting. So you can expect your characteristic shoujo romance in the forefront, but with political ploys, betrayal and power struggles in the background.

First of all let me say… this is an amazing manhwa where the author brings forth an interesting question for its plot, “what if the Korean monarchy wasn’t just a memory but still an active part of society?” This plot is able to bring forth a number of issues that haven’t been dealt with before in a shoujo manhwa such as: social read more
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Jan 19, 2008
Goong puts an interesting spin on the "historical" type drama. This hybrid of the modern world with a historical monarchy focuses on The Palace and the royal family within. However, we also get to witness everyday life such as school life as well. Many elements are typical of shoujo manga, including the main characters' interactions, but the character development and the story builds into very worthwhile drama. Also, interactions between the feisty female lead and the cold-hearted male lead add a nice touch of comedy.

Goong also features beautiful art. From the scenery of the palace, to the clothing worn, read more
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Apr 10, 2015
You can tell straight away that a lot of work has been put into it: from the costume designs (always super detailed and in accordance with the historical theme), to the character development. (SKIP TO END IF YOU WANT BRIEF CONCLUSION)

First, I think that, compared to the art in other korean manwhas, this one's was pretty good. I had a few moments when I thought "Omg, that must have taken ages to draw, it's really detailed and beautiful". The clothes and buildings are really nice and varied.
Second, the story. This is going to include some venting though... The idea of the story is GREAT. If read more
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May 26, 2013
If you have watched the drama, don't skip this manhwa. It's a lot different and it definitely has its own outstanding charms.

Still, having watched the drama first, I was surprised at how different Shin was in the original source. Here, he was your usual arrogant and spoiled rich kid - whereas in the drama, he was cold, more controlled and quite reserved.

Chae-Gyung, however, was still your normal and average heroine whom you can easily empathize with. Having her life changed like that, I can actually feel how lonely and miserable she was inside the palace. Not to mention that in comparison to the drama, read more
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