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From Yen Press:

Monarchy ended long ago in Korea, but there are still other countries with Kings, Queens, princes and princesses. What if Korea had continued monarchism? What if all the beautiful palaces which are now only historical relics were actually filled with people? What if the glamorous royal family still maintained the palace customs? Welcome to a world where Korea still has the royal family living their lives! But for Che-Kyung, a high-school girl, this is a tragedy, since she has to marry the prince who turns out to be a total jerk!


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Associated Names
Hoàng cung
Palace Story
Palais (French)
Princess Hours
The Royal Palace

Groups Scanlating
Evil Flowers
Franky House
Franky-Family Scanlations

Latest Release(s)
v.27 c.174-179 (end) by Evil Flowers (2065d ago)
v.26 c.168-173 by Evil Flowers (2065d ago)
v.25 c.164-167 by Evil Flowers (2065d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
27 Volumes + 1 Extra (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

6 topics, 48 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (1004 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.05 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 24th 2017, 6:57pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Wink (Seoul Cultural)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (18 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #719 increased(+110)
Monthly Pos #1283 decreased(-38)
3 Month Pos #1447 increased(+3)
6 Month Pos #1608 decreased(-44)

List Stats
On 2079 reading lists
On 860 wish lists
On 997 completed lists
On 303 unfinished lists
On 391 custom lists

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Forum Posts
what's with the ending! 1844 days, 16 hours, 22 minutes ago
Goong drama ends at what chapter? 2241 days, 11 hours, 21 minutes ago
Does it really get worse? 2283 days, 2 hours, 28 minutes ago
drama vs manga ending 2289 days, 9 hours, 57 minutes ago
Goong issues 2810 days, 5 hours, 7 minutes ago

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Can someone explain why this manga is so popular?   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by choot
April 28th, 2011, 9:54pm
I don't get it.
The male lead is completely uncool. He is self-centered, always saying immature things, and kind of whiny.
Chae-Gyung, the female lead, is such a stereotypical useless fangirl. Her personality is friendly but bland, and her neediness towards Shin (who barely shows her any affection) just makes you feel bad for the poor girl. Her personality is usually overshadowed by Hyo-Rin, Shin's first love.

... Last updated on April 28th, 2011, 9:56pm
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like many others..   
Rating: N/A
by cherrykookie
April 3rd, 2011, 2:28am
when i was reading this (volumes 1-5ish) i liked it a lot, however the plot just got more complicated and melodramatic...the main girl character's personality changed as well. *sigh* another good series gone down hill..
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look to the sky   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 13th Lover
March 8th, 2011, 6:40pm
I have got to admit this is probably the best book i have ever read online.
wow the character <Shin> is really hot especially when he takes off hid shirt <whistle>
at first i saw this book and thought boring~ but i actually took the time and started reading it and it was AWESOME
so if ur like me or have the same problem as me just try reading it
I am almost positive you will LOVE (LOVEx3) it!!!
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Good once...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Gingeh
March 1st, 2011, 12:38pm
At the beginning, I really liked this series - but now, after 117 chapters, I'm pretty much done. As the series dragged and dragged on, whatever humor was originally present has vanished, the drama has increased by an enormous percentage, and somewhere along the road, I've stopped liking/feeling sorry for the characters, and have just become annoyed by them.

Also, at this point, I don't even remember a good deal of what has happened in the story, it being both not memorable enough and read too long ago. So I have almost no idea of what is happening anymore, and I'm certainly not going to put myself through re-reading.

I DID enjoy this at one point, but for me, said point has long passed. Once it finally ends (nowhere in the foreseeable future), and if I hear it got better from this point on, I may try it again and revise my opinion. But in the meantime, I think I'm dropping this.

... Last updated on March 1st, 2011, 12:39pm
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Sometimes fun to read, sometimes annoying!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Kazu-chan
January 8th, 2011, 5:16am
''A modern fairy tale with a political twist''
Okay, I started reading 'Goong' out of boredom. A friend of mine told me that he was reading it so I thought I should give it a go as I couldn't find any other manga to read. I read the plot in Wikipedia and the story seemed to be pretty nice, rather unique- different from other Korean shoujos I have read till date. The art in the beginning is not up to the mark but it becomes better and better as the series progresses. The story goes good initially. I like how the author manages to bring up sudden comedy during some serious issue or when you least expected any comedy there.This manhwa has also been very informative for me! I came to know about the Korean royalty and culture. But, sometimes it turns to be a drag like the others said. The author is stretching the story which is irritating me. I want this manhwa to end now- with a good ending, of course. Keeping the 'dragging' issue aside, I will say its a good read for all Shoujo manga/manhwa lovers.
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Kind of disapointing   
Rating: N/A
by darkfallenangelz
December 14th, 2010, 8:03pm
I mean when you start reading it really good, bu then it just gets so slow and long and long ... I mean most of the thing they do does not make sense ... and I believe that even for greed there's a limits. What does he think making the girl he love divorce the one she love gonna make her run into his arms. I was disappointed as the manwha went pass volume 13.
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too much drama :(   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by areumlee
November 28th, 2010, 1:39am
The pros:
-Art is amazing !! I love her outfits..but sometimes the characters look weird. There's obviously some lacking in facial expression as well because most of the time they look very stiff and emotionless..and the artist tries to cover it up by inverting the colors of the eyes or changing the background color or something...its too stiff! Otherwise, wow the clothes and detail are amazing.

The characters aren't very likeable....I mean, I didn't hate them but I don't feel any connection with any of them. Not that I'm supposed to (lol, yes i know, they are royalty of course) but when Chaekyung felt sad...I didn't really feel sad at all. I just felt annoyed half of the time. They lacked unique-ness..and I only liked them as a pair - not really as individuals. Shin, even though I felt bad for him sometimes, the feeling would be overshadowed by annoyance at his words.

TOO MUCH DRAMA. TOO MUCH DRAMA. NOt the good kind's the kind that makes me want to throw a computer out the window..not the kind that makes me anxious for more. I got so annoyed at the dragging story that I stopped at volume 15...and that's pretty far. It had to be really bad for me to want to just stop all together. :\ I had a lot of hope because I loved the drama..but the manga was too much..

The only drive i had for reading up to that far was the fact that I loved the drama and everyone was saying how amazing the manhwa was. Meh..I still don't see it :\
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my opinion...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gaga_lovers
August 4th, 2010, 8:04pm
my opinion about this manhwa, first time read it "oh my god it's so funnny...!!" few volume after that "oh my god it's getting hoter and hotter!!! kyaa! kyaa!" few volume after that.. "what happen next!! what happen next come on!!!" after that "sad... so sad.. i cannot accept it" and then "oh my god!!! kyaa! kyaaa! (again -___-)" and after that "sad.. so sad (AGAIN)" then i realize.... it should stop... i can't bear it anymore... and all that waiting for month.... oh my god.. even the book on my country is so slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww -__- so i decide i'll read it again after this manhwa end..
but it's worth to read.. seriosly. really really worth.. can make your heart so hurt sometimes
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Enjoyed it while I was reading it...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by kaloo
March 18th, 2010, 7:32pm
I enjoyed this series while I was reading it. It was beautiful and fun. But for some reason it felt so tedious as it went on. I only read the first 6 volumes but I didn't really care to continue it from then on. I'm probably not the right audience and I may come back to it some time.
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one of the best story ever   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
March 12th, 2010, 8:44pm
I loved reading this manhwa.. it was so interesting at the beginning until volume 10? The latest releases are a bit dragging and boring. But overall, it's a really good manhwa, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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