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Upcoming enlistments: Sending off the next wave of stars


Kim Jae-won and Kim Rae-won

First up: Kim Jae-won (of KBS’s Hwang Jini) recently announced his enlistment date as March 23. He leaves without a final Korean project to tide us over till his return, although his role in a Chinese drama will begin airing in March.

Kim co-starred with another upcoming enlistee, Kim Rae-won, back in 2002’s My Love Patzzi, who is another big name expected to begin his service soon. Last seen in SBS drama Gourmet (and now promoting his upcoming film Insadong Scandal), he will be holding one last fanmeeting next month to say goodbye to fans. The large-scale March 15 event precedes his 28th birthday (March 19) and will take place in Seoul.

Other expected upcoming enlistments include Frozen Flower‘s Jo In-sung, Jo Han-seon of Sweet Lies, Choi Ji-woo’s Star’s Lover co-star Lee Ki-woo, and Choi Ji-woo’s real-life love Lee Jin-wook.

(I wonder if the frenetic pace of the entertainment industry — which is often downright dangerous, with the ridiculously packed schedules resulting in so many accidents — would be much improved with reform to the conscription system. A good portion of those accidents affect women too, so perhaps it wouldn’t entirely do away with the issue, but it would have to help.)

Via Star News, Hankook Ilbo, Newsen

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oh noes...kim jae won??
i will really miss his smile!

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oh woww..kim jae won AND kim rae won? (i just realized how similar their names are, teehee.)

gonna miss kim rae won..really like his acting.

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will surely miss them both....and also Jo In Sung.....am just glad there's Jung Il Woo and Lee Min Ho to tide me over for 2yrs....

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OH Dear.....Where have all our Star Guys gone,
The Enlistments took them one by one......
Very best of luck.

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oh no, 2 years without kim rae won :-( that's going to hurt.

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Sure gonna miss KRW! He's my favourite actor! It's a good time for him to go, he can leave the boyish roles behind and come back to more mature parts. Don't want him to go but he's gotta do his stint in the military.
Hurry up and come back to us safe and sound KRW!

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That's too bad. I'm gonna miss KRW, KJW, LKW, and JHS. They really are some of my favorite actors.

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omgg..sad sad sad...almost all my fave KJW, KRK, LKW, JHS, LJW are gonna gone a while :(

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too bad these people didnt do it before they started their career... like KSW, how the guy did his thing before his career and now he doesnt have to worry about it :/

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korean army would be the biggest one of the showbiz companies

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Oh my,just as i guess that kim jae won and kim rae won going to be enlist this year.
My favorurite Wons...

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NOOOOO! DON'T GO!!! KJW & KRW will be missed although it seems like KJW has been pretty quiet lately. regardless, i'll be one of the many who will miss the both of them until they get out of the army. =(

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Well, let's look at the bright side: many actors leave for the service, that's true, but just as many will be coming back! ;)

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what??? i thought kim rae won just came back from the army, with gourmet being his comeback project?? wow....i'm way off

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