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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!


Related Series

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 over 5 years ago
v.26 c.168-173 by Evil Flowers over 5 years ago
v.25 c.164-167 by Evil Flowers over 5 years 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 (1005 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.05 / 10.0
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 3% (33 votes)

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 #526 increased(+128)
Monthly Pos #1004 increased(+225)
3 Month Pos #1516 increased(+100)
6 Month Pos #1686 decreased(-122)
Year Pos #1649 decreased(-221)

List Stats
On 2079 reading lists
On 863 wish lists
On 1001 completed lists
On 303 unfinished lists
On 392 custom lists

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Forum Posts
what's with the ending! over 5 years ago
Goong drama ends at what chapter? over 6 years ago
Does it really get worse? over 6 years ago
drama vs manga ending over 6 years ago
Goong issues over 7 years ago

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Rating: 3.9 / 10.0
by moonmystery
December 18th, 2013, 10:30pm
the series starts out quite well, and I laughed a lot during the first 2/3 of the series.... but then, the love triangles and conspiracies just got too suffocating... And I couldn't stand how the couple is just constantly at each others' throats, wanting break ups and what not....

also, as man pointed out, the ending sucks. In fact, I suggest that you just skip the last couple chapters, and imagine your own ending instead.

... Last updated on December 18th, 2013, 10:33pm
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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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Beautifully done   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by thebikernun
September 12th, 2009, 7:39am
The art work is beautifully done. The story however, is lacking. It seems to be dragging on forever. They do, they don't. Jeeze... figure it out already.
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It's so bad, that it's (almost) good...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Bloodkite
July 8th, 2009, 8:30am
Truthfully, I struggled whether to give a good rating or not. This manga is that kind where you want to constantly tear one's hair.

At the beginning the male lead was so malicious that I wanted to strangle him - several times - and I surely wouldn't have regrettet it.
Then slowly, he changed for the better, only that this time everything else took a turn for the worse. Now even the parents want them to separate and eventually the female lead gives in - sry that may be my personal opinion.

Over all, the story gives an awkward feeling. Somehow, nobody is truly happy with his life and either tries to bear with it or vents one's wrath on someone else - preferably on the weakest.

And the moral of the story is? If I would have to answer that, I would say TALK to each other, and above all, be HONEST with your feelings. And that counts for both, male and female lead.
Call it childish, call it selfish, but I would never give up my love just because it inconveniences others. What's wrong with 'fight for your love' instead of 'oh well, it's probably better this way' ?

... Last updated on July 8th, 2009, 8:30am
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Rating: N/A
by Takishima
June 12th, 2008, 4:19pm
As most of the people commented already said. Goong is a spetacular manga, especially for people that like think plotlines and much detail. However, I was slightly disappointed in the main female character as she is quite indecisive and impulsive. Her lack of understanding created many misconceptions. But again, I have to give the author credit for creating such a amusing character. The artwork is very breathtaking, and without much notice you'll find yourself at the last chapter scanlated- anxious for more. Good luck with the read.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by neine
April 2nd, 2008, 1:57am
its certainly addictive! once i got over the first volume or so, i was totally caught up in the whirlwind of this story. the unpredictability, the angst, the anticipation just made me unable to put it down. the drawbacks though, would be the constant, annoying misunderstandings the 2 characters get themselves into time and again. i just wish that stupid yul and that bitch whatshername disappear!!!! aiueeeeeee....and also, the artist, beautiful though her artwork is, seems unable to make the transition between serious expressions and comical ones. instead she uses those 'ugly' (i don't think they're ugly, they're just another sort of comic artform) faces to replace other expressions (angry, happy, perverse, excited), which i think subtracts the characters from their emotions, and makes me doubt her ability to draw faces other than serious ones. other than that, great piece of work.
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Enjoyed it..   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by chowmein_x0
June 19th, 2007, 2:06pm
I'm not saying i didn't like or i loved it, I'm just kind of in the middle, indifferent, you might say, I am yet to read more to fully judge it.
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just keeps on getting better...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rukiagiugiu
January 26th, 2007, 10:30am
Goong is one of the few works i'm proud to say i'm reading and that's mainly because it keeps on getting more interesting with every volume the manhwaka draws. It's one of the best manhwas out there, actually if it were to be a manga i could say the same thing. The art improved from the first volume (though it was good to start with) and what makes it even better is the plot. If you like drama, romance, angst and comedy Goong is more than qualified for offering you all these. Try it, you won't regret it!
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Rating: N/A
by EternityGazer
July 26th, 2006, 9:08pm
One of my favorites. its heartwrencing but beautiful and dramatic leaving it to be a must-read.
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OMGILI !!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by born2shop
September 13th, 2012, 5:55pm
I was so frustrated with this series. I can sympathize with everyone who said that reading this gave them a headache. . I agree that the series could have been finished way sooner. The middle was a complete waste of time for me with all the unnecessary drama. There were funny bits as well, but I don't think it made up for all the frustration.

I loved the story and the idea of Goong. I must admit that I put off reading it for a long while because of how lengthy it was. I wasn't deterred by the negative comments because I like making up my own mind about how I feel about about things. There were characters that I truly hated (Hyo Rin). I thought she was despicable. And As much as I loved Yul in the beginning, I hated him in the end. Definitely got what he deserved in my opinion HAHA I don't think there was anything wrong with the way Shin changed. People change and it's not like he did in a bad way. Chae Kyung parents completely annoyed me. You would think that their baby girl was 12 instead of 20!! smh

And what the hell was with that ending?!?! I mean it was so obvious what Park intended, so why not go all the way. We know what Chae Kyung's decision was so ending it that way was a load of crap. I don't think they would've waited for the brother to grow up to progress. it's not like they were still in their teens smh I think we could have seen what was after that. And for all our frustrations, I think we deserved it.

This series took me on a rollercoaster, I got angry, happy, frustrated, sad at times... the whole works. But ultimately, besides the ending, I still loved it 99.9%

... Last updated on September 15th, 2012, 10:59am
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