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Korean Actor Inspired by Takehiko Inoue Manga

Korean actor Kim Nam Gil cites Inoue's "Vagabond" as studying material.


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Actor Kim Nam Gil, who is playing the lead in a drama called Queen Son Duk-- about a young girl who becomes her country's first queen  --recently talked about the inspirations for his character, Bidam.

The character is one of those nice guys with a sword who can flip out and kill hundreds given the correct circumstances-- and Nam Gil has reportedly been studying Takehiko Inoue's Vagabond-- and specifically the character Miyamoto Musashi --as well as the manhwa The Ruler of the Land and is lead, Han Bi Kwang.
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We already know, of course, that there's a lot of South Korean/Japanese cross-pollination in pop culture, even when there's still some historical tension between the two. But I still think it's cool that this actor cites a manga (and such a cool one) here.

Have you ever wondered if a Hollywood actor was inspired by a manga when acting a character? I've actually always thought that Finding Nemo's Dory reminded me of a few anime characters...
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