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Title: Bulmyeolui Yi Soon-shin
Also known as: The Immortal Lee Soon-shin / Immortal Admiral
Yi Soon-shin / Immortal Yi Soon-shin
Episodes: 104 (+ 2 special programs)
Broadcast network: KBS1
Broadcast period: 2004-Sep-04 to 2005-Aug-28 (2005-Sep-04)
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:45
Viewership rating: (peak: 33.1%) (average: 29.9%)
Synopsis 1) Fixed ideas about a national hero are brought up
for a scrutiny.
No hero has ever been sent by heaven. He has emerged as one
ultimately after undergoing a lifelong process. Drama "Yi Sun-shin"
is designed to challenge the fixed ideas about him who has been
remembered in the form of an imposing statue standing at the
Gwanghwamun intersection in Seoul and the Hyeonchungsa Shrine in
South Chungcheong Province, while shedding a new light upon him as
a human being.
2) Drama "Yi Sun-shin" depicts Yi Sun-shin as a soldier who
struggled to survive turbulent days.
At the time when Yi Sun-shin lived, the Joseon Dynasty had to
achieve political reforms and stabilize the livelihood of the
people, while defending the country against the Yojin (Nu Zhen)
Tribe and Japanese pirate raiders. Yi Sun-shin was regarded
sometimes with jealousy in the process of protecting grass-roots
people and sticking to the principles of reforms and lost some
battles. He was removed from his duties three times and reinstated
to the military service two times as a rank-and-filer. But for all
this disgrace, Yi Sun-shin was reborn as a true hero who led the
Joseon Navy to a myth of invincibility during the Hideyoshi
Invasion (1592-1598 A.D.). Yi Sun-shin, as a soldier who struggled
to protect grass-roots people, is what Drama "Yi Sun-shin" has
planned to depict.
3) Drama "Yi Sun-shin" is a Korean version of "War and Peace" in
the 21st century
Drama "Yi Sun-shin" is not a biography of Admiral Yi Sun-shin,
nor does it intend to reconstruct a part of the Joseon Dynasty that
existed in the 16th century. It will merely look into many human
beings, including Yi Sun-shin, who underwent an extreme situation
called the Hideyoshi Invasion, in efforts to study all kinds of
human nature, from the most noble down to the most crude...
While dramatizing a war in which human beings turn into inhuman
wretches in an extreme way, we hope that this drama will serve
paradoxically as an opportunity to remind people of the importance
of peace.
4) We are not going to depict characters based on a dichotomous
We will cast a new light on another military leader, Won Gyun,
whose evaluation has been severely distorted in the process of
making a hero of Admiral Yi Sun-shin, and maintain an objective
view of the military leaders of Japan and the Chinese Ming Dynasty
as well. While based on a historical fact on the national hero of
Japan, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, we are going to find out how his
distorted ambition had led many people to be killed in the war and
laid a stumbling block to the peace in East Asia. We will remain
neutral in our evaluations of Ming generals, such as Chen Lin and
Li Rusong.
5) We have made an attempt to shed a new light on numerous
officers and soldiers under Yi Sun-shin's command by looking into
the admiral not as a hero, but as a true leader.
Yi Sun-shin had a staff of many talented officers under his
command. Some of them include Kwon Jun, a strategist, Na Dae-yong,
a scientist, and many nameless people who assisted Na in building
the turtle ships and making armory. Besides, many other officers,
including Chung Un, fought in the war, setting their own life at
naught. The drama will describe Yi Sun-shin, a man of virtues, as
the leader of these men.
6) In part, the drama will shed light on the life of the
villagers at "Gonyang Pottery" in a bid to emphasize the
superiority of the culture of the Joseon Dynasty.
The Japanese were so enthusiastic about the Joseon culture that
the Hideyoshi Invasion was called a war of porcelain bowls. Many
Joseon potters were taken as prisoners of war to Japan, where they
produced china and porcelain that later formed the basis of the
economic power of the shogunate government of Ieyasu Tokugawa in
Edo, Japan. The drama is going to lay stress on the superiority of
the Joseon culture by depicting the life and conflicts of potters
at the Gonyang Pottery Village.

7) We are going to make a detailed description of the life of
grass-roots people, who underwent a war, in efforts to reiterate
that such people are the true heroes of history.
In such turbulent days, the king, senior government officials or
military leaders were not the only ones that were concerned about
the future of their country. There were merchants, who did not
hesitate to donate their purses to the national defense despite the
cold treatment they received in society based on social status;
numerous army volunteers and their leaders, who tried to save their
country with their own life; and monk soldiers and their leaders,
who rose in arms in the belief that real redemption would come from
saving the country. While depicting their resolute stance, we are
going to reaffirm the stark fact that "grass-roots people are the
real heroes of history."
8) We will try to shed light on the history from an objective
point of view, while also taking a look at the background of a
historical view that was instigated by the Japanese colonial
Some historians, including Lee Gwang-su, who have been advocates
of such a distorted historical view, have tried to attribute the
outbreak of the war and the subsequent defeat to the government
officials' preoccupation in political strifes. But this view is
obviously a misjudgment. Political contests are not a prelude to
the national ruin. The Joseon society, which was an absolute
monarchy, was not ready yet to receive such a political system.
9) This drama will draw a real picture of the Joseon society,
which was not well acquainted with the international situation at
the time, in a bid to learn a lesson from this example.
In East Asia at the time, Ming was losing his influence
gradually, while Yojin was emerging as the central power in
Manchuria. In Japan, Nobunaga Oda died after putting an end to a
120-year civil war, and Hideyoshi Toyotomi took power and unified
the entire Japan. During the civil war, Japan accepted the Western
civilization and came in contact with quite a new weapon,
harquebuses. Records have it that the military capabilities of
Japan at the time were stronger than those of the European
countries combined. Japan had the high ambition to conquer East
Asia based on such military capabilities. Regrettably, there were
not many people in Joseon who had a correct understanding of the
international situation.
The drama will point out, first of all, these points as the
primary causes of the 7-year Joseon-Japanese War and the ensuing
bitter defeat. We are going to look into the life of Yi Sun-shin,
Yu Seong-ryong and Won Gyun who went through such turbulent days as
contemporaries. From this history, we are going to learn a lesson
for today's Korea, a small and weak nation in the dynamics of the
international relations.
Source: KBS

Kim Myung Min as Lee Sun-shin
Lee Jae Ryong as Yu Seong-ryong
Choi Chul Ho as King Seonjo
Choi Jae Sung as Won Gyun
Ahn Yeon Hong as Hong Yi
Kim Gyu Chul
Extended Cast
Kim Jin Tae
Choi Yoo Jung
Kim Kyu Ri
Park Dong Bin
Jun Ye Seo
Lee Han Wie
Jung Ae Ri
Lee Han Gal
Choi Chul Ho
Lee Joon
Ki Joo Bong
Jung Dong Hwan
Park Chun Hwan
Park Chul Min
Kim Myung Gook
Kim Hong Pyo
Lee Doo Il
Park Won Sook
Choi Joon Yong
Yoo Tae Woong
Jung Seung Ho
Jung Wook
Kim Ha Kyoon
Kim Jong Gyul
Min Ji
Kim Young Im
Jung Eun Pyo
Kim Hak Joon
Kim Sang Sik
Lee Bong Gyu
Lee Chang Min
Seo Bum Yul
Yeo Jae Goo
Jung Jin Mo
Kim Bo Kyung
Jo Jae Wan
Joo Min Soo
Yoo Seung Ho
Kim Young Joon
Lee Hyo Jung
Ahn Hong Jin
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