March 1st Independence Movement Special: Overview of Koihime Musou Girls and Korea

Movement of new Koihime Musou girls to the Republic of Korea

The Koihime Musou game series was introduced and developed by BaseSon on January 26th 2007 (Jeonghae Year). For your information, 'Koihime Musou' is a homonym for two different words in Kanji: 恋姫†無双 and 恋姫†夢想. In the other hand, these two words are transliterated in Korean Hangul as Yeonhui Mussang (연희†무쌍) and Yeonhui Mongsang (연희†몽상) respectively. A new version of Koihime with many new characters Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Ryōran Sangokushi Engi (真・恋姫†無双 〜乙女繚乱☆三国志演義〜) was released on December 26th 2008 (Mooja Year). A third version of Koihime Shin Koihime Musou: Moe Shoden (真・恋姫†無双~萌将伝~) was released on July 23rd 2010 (Gyeong-in Year).

In 2015 (Eulmi Year), BaseSon developed the Shin Koihime Eiyuutan Series in three different stories, consisting Shu, Wei and Wu Kingdoms. These stories were released on April, August and October respectively. Later, a compilation of three series are included in Shin Koihime Eiyuutan 123+Plus on July 29th 2016 (Byeongshin Year). 

This year (2017 - JeongYu Year), in the commemoration of 10th Anniversary of Koihime Musou, Baseson launched a new game, Shin Koihime Musou Kakumei (Revolution) Series (真・恋姫†夢想 革命/진 연희†몽상 혁명), where this game consists three different stories which are set to release in three years timeline, starting 2017 to 2019 (Musul Year). The first game in Shin Koihime Musou Kakumei Series starts with Wei Kingdom's Story, which is scheduled to launch on Summer 2017 under the title 'The Firmament of Chaos King' (蒼天の覇王/창천의 패왕). The other two different stories, 'Sun Wu's Bloodline (孫吳の血脈/손오의 혈맥)' and 'The Great Ambition of Liu's Banner (劉旗の大望/유기의 대망)', will be launched in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

The Gender-bendered Leaders of Chinese Three Kingdoms in the Iconic Landmark,
Sungnyemun (Namdaemun) at Seoul Jung-gu, the 1st National Treasure of the Republic of Korea

In 2011  (Third year of Lee Myung-bak's Presidency - Shinmyo Year), Korean Subsidiary of Gamania has announced the new promotion video for Web Koihime Musou in October 2011 and that game will be introduced in the end of the year 2011. Taking a footstep after Japan, these three gorgeous gender-swapped teenager fighting warlords with their retainers of Chinese Three Kingdoms are expected to sweep Korea off its feet. 

In December 2013 (the end of Gyesa Year), Moonblock Inc. and High1 Entertainment developed a TCG game for Android-based Phones entitled '연희몽상/Yeonhui Mongsang'. This game available in T-Store in Korea but you must fill in the 성인인증 (Seong-in Injeung) or roughly known as Adult Registration Form in Korean because it contains H-Scenes. In March 2016 (Byeongshin Year), the game is succeeded with the new game but slightly changed its name to Yeonhui Mongsang 19. Number 19 denotes as X-rated remark in Korea. This new game developed by Moonblock and Aniplus and available in Naver Appstore.  

Gan Ning at MasanHappo-gu District Office, Changwon City, Southern Gyeongsang.
Home of Hoesan-Happo Kam Clan and March 15th Masan Uprising

To be honest, I choose Koihime Musou girls to live in Korea because they are sharing the same surname with native Koreans. According to my research, there are 32 Korean Surnames that resembled to these girls. For example, the Hoesan-Happo Kam clansmen are centred at the district of MasanHappo-gu in the Unified City of Changwon, Southern Gyeongsang. So I put Gan Ning at the District Office of MasanHappo-gu while representing her clan in one of the old districts at Masan Area.  

Furthermore, I have Koreanised a handful of their real names. For example, Liu Bei whose her real name is Touka. Yoo (유) is Korean-renderised for the surname Liu (劉) while Do-hyang (도향) is Korean-renderised for her real name Touka (桃香). Hence, her name when she resides in Korea is Yoo Do-hyang. Beautiful name, isn't it? 

Sometimes, they are related with Korean Patriots and Famous Persons such as Zhang Fei with the late Major General Damien Jang Tae-wan, Lu Bu with the late MongYang Lyuh Woon-hyung, Cao Cao with Cho Kyuhyun of Super Junior, Dong Zhuo with TaeYang (Dong Young-bae) of BigBang, Xu Huang with the late Augustine Seo Sang-don, Xu Chu with the late Guam Heo Jun, Sun Quan with the late Vice Admiral Sohn Won-yil, Sun Qian with the late Sohn Kee-chung and so on.

The Lee/Yi Clan, the second largest clan in the Republic of Korea after Kim Clan,
consisting almost a quarter of the population in that country.

In conclusion, there are 58 Koihime Musou Girls who resemble the same surnames with Koreans. These girls will enjoy making Kimchi together with the other neighbours in particular area, wearing vividly-coloured Hanbok (Korean traditional attire) and gather in one circle to perform the 8th Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Korea, the Ganggangsullae dance. Sooner and after, they will become the honorary citizens of the Republic of Korea by citing that Korea is their adopted country, waving the National Flag (Taegeukgi) and fighting for the better reunification in Korean Peninsula.

Koihime Musou Girls are wishing you Happy 98th Anniversary of Samil-Manse Independence Movement. May the force be with you, Koreans.


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