Tuesday, September 18, 2007

'Rose of Versailles' Manga Artist to Draw Bae Yong Joon

MBC TV drama series 'The Legend' will be created into a Japanese manga (graphic novel).

At a press conference held on the 14th, manga artist Ikeda Riyoko, also famous for 'Rose of Versailles,' announced she will be creating a manga version of 'The Legend' starring Hallyu star Bae Yong Joon.

The manga version of 'The Legend' will be featured in 'Tokyo Isshukan' and 'Kansai Isshukan' starting on the 25th.

Ikeda Riyoko comments, "There have been reviews saying the nose and chin lines I draw is similar to
Bae Yong Joon. My friends that are fans of Bae Yong Joon told me that if I reject the offer, someone else is going to draw him anyways so to accept the offer."

Bae Yong Joon
delivered a message regarding the news, "It is an honor that Ms. Ikeda is going to draw the manga version. I am looking forward to it," expressing his gratitude.


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