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Overseas love for Kang Ji Hwan, and not just from me

 
I love Kang Ji Hwan. Not merely because he’s both adorable and sexy-hot (not necessarily a combination easy to come across), but because he’s the type of actor who stands out no matter what he’s doing — whether it’s period romance (Capital Scandal), fluff romantic comedy (Exhibition of Fireworks), or tragic tearjerker melodrama (90 Days’ Time to Love).

It’s not just his charisma or acting talent, but some unnameable combination of both.

And so, I will find any excuse to post hot pictures of him, using the flimsiest of reasons to do so. (This image, btw, is used in one of my headers.)

According to the article posted below, Kang Ji Hwan is currently in Japan doing promotional activities for several of his series — his prior dramas Be Strong Geum Soon and Exhibition of Fireworks earned him popularity with Japanese audiences (read: ajummas), and two more of his recent series, 90 Days’ Time to Love and Capital Scandal, will soon be airing there. There’s also some interest in the upcoming fusion sageuk drama Hong Gil Dong, which he’ll be starring in with actors Sung Yuri and Jang Geun Seok.

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And, just for added warm fuzzies, the article points out that Kang Ji Hwan has received a lot of praise for his loyal devotion to taking care of his parents as the family’s youngest child. His mother’s also famous for sending homemade kimchee to the people at his management company in a warm display of thanks and affection.

 

Source: Mydaily

강지환 일본 출국, 현지서 인터뷰, 홈페이지 준비
2007-09-24 09:36:44

[마이데일리 = 이경호 기자] 드라마 ‘경성스캔들’ 종영직후 KBS 드라마 ‘홍길동’에 캐스팅돼 촬영 준비에 한창인 강지환이 추석연휴기간에도 휴식없이 일본에서 스케줄을 소화하고 있다.

강지환은 24일 일본 도쿄를 방문해 현지 잡지사와 인터뷰를 진행할 예정이다. 특히 인터뷰 이후에는 현지에서 개설을 앞두고 있는 자신의 홈페이지의 막바지 점검도 할 예정이다.

강지환은 ‘굳세어라 금순아’, ‘불꽃놀이’가 일본에 방송되며 큰 인기를 끌고 있다. 특히 ‘90일 사랑할 시간’과 ‘경성스캔들’까지 곧 일본에서 방송될 예정이다. 또한 강지환이 주인공 홍길동을 맡은 ‘홍길동’ 역시 일본에 선판매가 논의되고 있다.

강지환은 추석연휴를 가족과 함께 보내지 못해 아쉬움이 크다. 강지환은 1남 1녀의 막내로 평소 부모를 극진히 모시는 효자로 주위에서 많은 칭찬을 받아왔다. 강지환의 어머니 역시 해외로 장기 출장을 떠나는 강지환 소속사 직원들에게 직접 김치를 담가, 챙겨주는 등 정이 많은 화목한 가정으로 유명하다.

 
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Thank you Javabeans.....I am curious about this actor. For some reason, I can't recognize him (especially pictures) because he always seem different. It is to his benefit actually because he is always a new character to me.
Glad that you are blogging about korean actors too. =)

http://www.dramabeans.com/wp-content/images/misc/KangJiHwan16.jpg - This picture is so mesmerizing. That smile! The picture reminded me of Ma Jin Tao (a Taiwanese actor). Where did this picture come from? Is it a drama? I confess...I want to watch because he looks good. ha! Shallow...shallow..I know.

http://www.dramabeans.com/wp-content/images/misc/KangJiHwan17.jpg - This picture reminds me of Ng Ka Lok (a Hong Kong actor) LOL.

See...he even reminds me of people from different nations.

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OMG i love kang ji hwan too! i recently finished capital scandal, and his acting is priceless.

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LOL i totally agree with u :D :D he's so hot n such an outstanding actor. i luved him in capital scandal :) looking forward to his new drama. thanx for sharing the pics :)

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I totally LOVE Kang Ji Hwan, he's awesome and his facial expressions are priceless.
The first picture doesnt look like him though (the black and white one)

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Me too!! I especially like him in 90 days and of course Capital Scandal which I watched purely because of the KJH and the cool Gisaeng (can't remember her name!). The drama itself..oh well whatever ^^ (Don't hate me, just that it has too many whatever moments ^^)
Neways, If I haven't said it enough, I'll say it again. KJH is one fine actor. And he's really good in crying sene. His tears and emotions were amazingly real. The way he did it makes me want to be there and hold him LOL!

Oh..and I love your blog too!
cheers

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I love KANG JI WAN! He's such a great actor. He can do comedy & drama too. He was so good in Capital Scandal, don't know why its underrated.

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Javabeans, it's always healthy to indulge in superficial fangirling over a good looking man - as long as you don't loose sleep over him (... or have you?). It's that killer smile and boyish charm, yeah? Seriously, i do like Mr. Kang Ji Hwan. He's quite a versatile actor. I agree with you that he does have substance beneath his poster boy and wallpaper/banner-potential image. Hey, here's one instance where i don't feel so pervy for liking an actor cause he's actually someone who's around my age bracket. I did not watch any of his other works besides Capital Scandal, but seems like he's quite a prolific actor in the last few years. My first impression: good character actor.

I know that Hong Gil Dong's airing date has been pushed back, but does anyone know if it will be shown this year or next?

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you said overseas love KJH. I can't represent my whole country, of course, but..yes we are here in Indonesia love Kang Ji Hwan. ( or at least I know some people loves him. I checked local entertainment forum, and the thread of him currently has 66 pages. )

I fall in love with him since first time I saw him on Be Strong Geum Soon. His face expressions are indeed priceless. I particularly like his silly smile, makes me grin stupidly to my TV! :P

Anyway, I am one of your readers that recommended you to catch "Capital Scandal", so..em, have you watch it?

Oh, I read somewhere that KJH is a stage actor..is it true? and he's usually dancing and singing at his performance? if it's true, no wonder he showed he really can dance in "Capital Scandal"..

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ooooh, i'm not familiar with him! i must watch one of his dramas asap! :)

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"Oh, I read somewhere that KJH is a stage actor..is it true? and he’s usually dancing and singing at his performance? if it’s true, no wonder he showed he really can dance in “Capital Scandal”..

yes he is . He was in Saturday Night Fever ^^.!

..lol actually i first noticed him when he come out as that doctor in Dances with me which mostly people only rem Ji sung and Eugene but not that doctor whom eungene like in the intial esp . but i did ^^and as i see more of his performance in other dramas [ Be strong guem soon , 90 Days Capital Scandal ] ..i can only say this actor put his passion into acting ..at times he almost explode with such raw emotions ! .but so enjoyable watching him . he has that irrestiable appeal .! i am happy he is being recognised more and more ! and of course shall wait for Hong Gil Dong.!

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=> I particularly like his silly smile, makes me grin stupidly to my TV!
nod nod * his grin is infectious ..make me simle too whenever i see him simle ! .btw anyone know where can i get a copy of his movie Host and Guest , i cant seem to see any dVD of this movie being released . i heard great review abt this movie .

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oops .sorry his musical should be
2002 Rocky Horror
2004 Grease

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I know that Hong Gil Dong’s airing date has been pushed back, but does anyone know if it will be shown this year or next?

=>i think it had been pushed till 2008 Jan

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^ shirley, me remembers last i heard it was pushed back to early next year so that it wont conflict with all those saeguks showing now. it wont be squished in with all of them and the ratings wont be too bad. im excited about that too.
i wish i could see his musicals! im sure he was great in them. he's very charismatic especially on stage id think.

back to Mr Kang Ji Hwan, ahhhh i cant say enough about him. i really really love him. after seeing him early them watching Geum Soon (csubbed) but yes he is superb.. after CS i loved him even more for his acting. his goofy smile, his cute actions, humor, dancing(?), singing(?) and acting. 90 days was such a tearjerker is was hard to watch KJH but yes he was way hot there also. he is so versatile and so appealing i wouldnt be suprised.
after hearing, he is such a good son and such. im even more glad to know that he is more than his image. i know from the interviews he is humble already and a good friend and actor.

i look forward to his next series!! i wanna see a movie of his :)

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Ah, now you're spilling the beans.^^ I've wondered about your kloves (besides LJJ and Jae-hee). Who makes your eyes light up the most?

Because I watched KJH first in Capital Scandal, I didn't like him as much in Be Strong Geum Soon. What's his best work? And is 90 Days worth watching? I heard it's a weepie; apparently the crying starts from the first episode and never ends.

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Where is luckione? LOL! I first saw KJH in CS and fell in love with the show because of him. So adorable! Shirley, now I gotta go back and check out Save the Last Dance because I remember the doctor character, but had no idea that was KJH! Very funny! KJH almost makes me want to watch 90 Days. I too think it sounds too sad. I dld it because I am a Kim Ha Neul fan, but then deleted it without watching. One of these days maybe I will get around to watching it. Thanks for the fun photos javabeans!

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"I’ve wondered about your kloves (besides LJJ and Jae-hee). Who makes your eyes light up the most?"

Yes, I'm curious too, Javabeans! :D
Since you're into K-dramas, you should have some actors that you really like..not only because their acting, also their appearance?
Or..your banners have told us? ( I recall you have Daniel Henney, Jae Hee, Kang Ji Hwan, Jang Dong Gun, Jo In Sung, etc..etc..)
If so, then you have similar taste compared to me! :))
( Like it's important! hehehe )

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Wow I'm so happy you created a topic on this actor!
He's definitely one refined actor..with immense talent flowing from within him.
He was superb as Wannie in Capital Scandal..his expressions, be it funny or sad or serious are very convincing..can't say any better than what you've said.

I can't wait for Hong Gil Dong already!! ^^

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Ah....Kang Ji Hwan oppa! Aja..aja..fighting. Love your blog, Javabeans.

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one of the most underrated actors and heartthrobs in Korea, IMO. Hong Gil Dong may be his lucky break. he is such a cutie and a hottie! thanks for featuring him javabeans.

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I love him!!!
thanks for posting those pictures=)

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re: "I’ve wondered about your kloves (besides LJJ and Jae-hee). Who makes your eyes light up the most?"

thundie, hm... good question! i actually don't have that many. there are a lot I can appreciate for acting talent (kim myung min, uhm tae woong), and some for their pretty faces (and bodies, hehe; hyun bin, lee dong wook), but there aren't that many i'm fangirly about. in fact, you might've just listed the three -- lee jung jae, jae hee, and kang ji hwan. the men in my headers are, sorry to be superficial, chosen purely on the artistic merit of their photos! lol. (i'm actually not a daniel henney fan -- really, really not -- but the man takes some gorgeous photos.)

hmm, gotta think this one over some more... it's "research"! yup. gotta force myself to stare at more pics of hot men. it's for the greater good.

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ROFLOL; and while you're at it, may i suggest compiling a calendar of K-actors for us? I tell ya, it's a perfect money-raising idea for dramabeans.com. How about it, Luv? Can you even imagine the amount of pre-orders? Move over Harry Potter.

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oh, my... i become a big fan of this actor is after watching Capital Scandal.. he is too much adorable!!^^ he show what an actor should be..

anyway Djes.... May i know who are you...? Love to know fellow Indonesian who love him ^^

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GUYS..... is there any ENglish fan forum for him????? i wanna join them!! ^________^

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kity. u're the one who made capital scandal cartoon, right? I love it! ( I save it in my comp, hope u don't mind..:D ) It's fabulous, you really have talent. ( I just found out those were fan-made, not the official cartoon from the TV station..)

Who am I? :P I am nobody..lol. I bet you haven't know me. I'm silent reader of Soompi and Lautan Indonesia forums, but I am quite active on other local forum, http://indozone.net/talk.
You can contact me >> see my blog, and you can get my e-mail address through it. I will be happy to know another K-Drama lover in the same continent..:D

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At first watching Capital Scandal I thought he was a bit dorky, but as his character(Wan) matured and how he was able to bring out Wan's emotions, it changed my opinion of him. His facial expressions and his way of being Wan is just so adorable. I am looking forward to see him in future series....

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I don't know anything about this actor but after reading all your comments I decided to watch Capital Scandal and see for myself if he is indeed a good actor.I hope I won't be disappointed.

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Djes.. aw! glad you know n like my CS cartoon!
i'll contact you soon....^^

Ginnie.. yeah, sometimes i also feel he looks like someone else :D
look at this pic:
http://usera.imagecave.com/kiTy5/jotegyu/tegyuorseungbom1.jpg
don't you think he really looks like RyuSeungBeom there..? ^^

Cg96.. believe me, you won't dissapointed! both of KJH and the drama (CS) itself! ;]

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Kang Ji Hwan has got to be the next great korean actor. He can act, is very charismatic and makes you weak at the knees. What more do you need in an actor?

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KJH looks good but I don't remember him in any series... hmm! with all these good comments abt the guy, how can I not give him a try??!! Alright I will go watch CS for a start then.

Many Thanks to you Javabeans... I simply luv your blog! Thanks to u ... the rest of the world can fully comprehend and appreciate the K-Drama world. Luv your clear and detailed write-ups, summaries and intro to a great selection of KMusic. Keep it up!!!

CT

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man!! i really love your quote "Overseas Love for Kang Ji Hwan"....!!! [Javabeans, i email you saomthing.. please check it up...^^]
i absolutely LOVE this guy... from the Be Strong Geum Soon days...... he is simply irressistable..

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i love this guy, i saw him in fireworks, but capital scandal is the best show i've seen so far, it is funny, has mystery, romance, 1930s feel/music/costumes. really a great cast & writing.

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Hiya! I'm from Indonesia :) Kang Ji-hwan didn't impress me much in Fireworks, but I adored him in Capital Scandal. He was very charming there. Unfortunately he wasn't too good of a dancer there. But... still very cute and sexy ^^ He has a very boyish demeanour which I find attractive *giggle*

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for those who love KJH and wanna support him more, i proudly announce the launching of JihwanSarang, 1st english / international community for him...!
visit and join us http://jihwansarang.cjb.net

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oh! he really good looking and i've watch aja gyeum soon and i really love his acting!

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Omg, I love KANG JI HWAN.
Super hot and he's so good at acting.
I completely fell in love with him when I watched Capital Scandal and I'm currently watching Hong Gil Dong right now, LOVEEEE HIM. :)

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i love hOng gIl dong...!
forever......
and i will miss iT! huhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhu =(
i want to meet khang ji hwan,jang geun seok and sung yuri!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i'm from indonesia...love kang ji hwan in hong gil dong
he is so hilarious as gil dong but has his charm also...
looking for another drama from him..
kang ji hwan sarange..:D

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Love Kang Ji Hwan!
Yes i love him because he's really a great actor!!!!!!!
i loved to see him acting in Hong Gil Dong...and i love his personality
he's charming , hilarious ....
plus, he start to acting in his new movie " movie is movie" with my other favorite actor So Ji Sub....i am so happy !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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yup... Kang Ji Hwan is a Great actor.. After watching him in Hong Gil Dong I fall in him.. Can`t wait to see him in his next series.. !!

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Italy loves him tooooooooo

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Hi you all! I'm from Thailand and wish you to know that I totally love Kang Ji Hwan!!!!!

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Hi there! I'm from Malaysia. I'm a great fan of KJH. I know that millions of fans from Malaysia love him too. He is such a terrific actor and very ideal when Sung Yuri is the heroine....thus making fans really gone wild for them I'm sure....based on the Hong Gil Dong drama. Sweet and innocent so well blended with pure love. Heee..... I hope they can make another drama but in a modern era I suppose.....but make it into a twist then...whereas KJH plays d decent one and Sung Yu Ri d wild one....untameable....hee. Maybe the title of the drama can use the Wonder Girls song...NOBODY but YOU!!! What do you guys think.....superb right?.....heee. Anyway all the best for both of them. Hope that they really do get together off screen,....ehhhh.

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hi you verry nice and untiful man

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now i have see this “hong gil dong”.

and i love it.

the actor and actress are perfect in her/his role.

i have never notice kang ji hwan in any role but now i think he is really sweet.

i hope i see him in more dramas.

does anyone knows whetever there is a 2. season because the end was terrible and sad.

greetings from germany

cu =^.^=

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the posts seem to end at 2009 and here i am watching KJH's Hong Gil Dong 3 yrs after it was released and completely in love with this amazing actor. he is sooo adorable! i am actually losing sleep over him !! and i am frm south asia where bollywood reigns! it looks like i must watch capital scandal next. i really hope he continues to work so that i can drool over him!! i love you KJH!!

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Hi...... i just want to share my thoughts...
i first watched KJH movie (capital scandal) in 2010. and i'm totally in love with him!!!! he is so adorable!! his acting is very good!!! i laugh a lot. and when he act seriously romantic, he able to show us a different side of him very well!!! HE IS A GREAT ACTOR!!!!
i start searching for all his movies and series... i've almost seen them all now (except geum soon) and i'm more and more in love with him!!! he's great at Rough Cut too!! i just finished watch hong gil dong! great movie!!!!!!! i laugh almost all the time!!!! but i didn't expect they're died in the end... although it has been wrapped very nicely but it still sad... i wish the ending is gil dong and yi nok live happily ever after and have children of their own... i thought it will be the end since the first episode showed that they're doing just fine together.... ='(
Ji Hwan is tottally captured my heart!!!! and one of the reasons his movies is great , is because he's acting is perfectly well in those movies!!! =D
there's 2 actor i think the best in the field!! Shin Hyeon-joon and Kang ji hwan!!!!! i also very interested to Jang Hyeok! his acting in chuno is awesome!! and like Ji Hwan, he captured my heart and made me search his other movies and series... but i have to watch his other movies to decide if he is one of the best too!! if so, then there will be 3 people i think the best actor in korea!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I just saw him in Coffee House, and I 100% agree with all you say about him.. Amazing talent, great actor, he has quickly become my top fav male koren actor!

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Just in coffee House he goes from geeky to cute, sexy to wow all through the drama.... And his character... The acting skills ARE AMAZING!

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