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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Little Kang-lim. Also Yeomra-daewang.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Little Kang-lim. Also Yeomra-daewang.Yeomra-daewang.
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* OlderThanTheyLook: According to WordOfGod, Myung-gye's people ages more slowly and ''[[TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton in reverse]]''. Yeomra-daewang, who is the ruler of Myung-gye and oldest inhabitant(exact age is unclear), looks like a little girl.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: According to WordOfGod, Myung-gye's people ages more slowly and ''[[TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton ''[[Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton in reverse]]''. Yeomra-daewang, who is the ruler of Myung-gye and oldest inhabitant(exact age is unclear), looks like a little girl.


[[http://www.ghostmessenger.co.kr/ Ghost Messenger]] is a 2009 South Korean Animation, made by Studio Animal.
Here's the story: Ghost Messengers are super-powered agents from Myung-gye(World of Death). The World of Death is a digitalized world with cutting-edge technologies that control and manage the life and death of all living things based on its elaborate systems. Armed with a special mobile phone(Soul Phone) used to stay in contact with his commanding officer and operator on missions or dispatches to different spiritual realms, Ghost Messengers are also able to download weapons like beam swords, projectile weapons, and miraculous beasts via their phone, hopefully giving them an edge in the fight. Which is all for the good, since the world of the invisible is becoming increasingly unstable, and the fantastical, mythological demons and evil spirits are threatening the strict balance of life on Earth.

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[[http://www.ghostmessenger.co.kr/ Ghost Messenger]] is a 2009 South Korean UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}}n Animation, made by Studio Animal.
Animal. Here's the story: Ghost Messengers are super-powered agents from Myung-gye(World of Death). The World of Death is a digitalized world with cutting-edge technologies that control and manage the life and death of all living things based on its elaborate systems. Armed with a special mobile phone(Soul Phone) used to stay in contact with his commanding officer and operator on missions or dispatches to different spiritual realms, Ghost Messengers are also able to download weapons like beam swords, projectile weapons, and miraculous beasts via their phone, hopefully giving them an edge in the fight. Which is all for the good, since the world of the invisible is becoming increasingly unstable, and the fantastical, mythological demons and evil spirits are threatening the strict balance of life on Earth.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Little Kang-lim. Also Yeomra-daewang.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Little Kang-lim. Also Yeomra-daewang.


* TheCameo: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRsMCjTVcb0 The Opening]] features a man who looks a lot like [[GeorgeWBush G.W.Bush]]. In fact, it'll probably be him.

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* TheCameo: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRsMCjTVcb0 The Opening]] features a man who looks a lot like [[GeorgeWBush [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush G.W.Bush]]. In fact, it'll probably be him.


* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming : Ghost messenger's names are based on characters from KoreanMythology.

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* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming : Ghost messenger's names are based on characters from KoreanMythology.Myth/KoreanMythology.


* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl : Bari.


* CellPhone: Called Soul Phones, they are the Ghost Messenger's main weapon, with various functions like trapping evil ghosts(and souls), becoming weapons(Kang-lim's phone is seen turning into a LaserBlade) and summoning phantoms for fighting. [[SwissArmyWeapon Oh, they can also be used to send text messages.]]
** Bari's weapon seems to be a subversion: it looks like a fan. It is not known whether it is transformed soul phone or other kind of weapon.


[[caption-width-right:350:from upper left, clockwise; Bari, Mr.Guine, Sara, Little Kang-lim, Kang-lim, Wonchon, Mago, Yeomra-daewang]]


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[[caption-width-right:350:from [[caption-width-right:350:From upper left, clockwise; counter-clockwise; Bari, Mr.Guine, Sara, Little Kang-lim, Kang-lim, Wonchon, Mago, Yeomra-daewang]]



[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/4425649828539441_1321.JPG]]
[[caption-width-right:350:from upper left, clockwise; Bari, Mr.Guine, Sara, Little Kang-lim, Kang-lim, Wonchon, Mago, Yeomra-daewang]]




Here's the story: Ghost Messengers are super-powered agents from Myung-gye(World of Death). The World of Death is a digitalized world with cutting-edge technologies that control and manage the life and death of all living things based on its elaborate systems. Our Ghost Messenger hero, Kang-lim, has been dispatched to the human world to capture the remaining ghosts who are refusing to go to the World of Death although it is their time. An accident occurs during his mission and Kang-lim [[HoistByHisOwnPetard gets captured in his own mobile phone]]. Little Kang-lim, a human boy who has extraordinary spiritual powers, finds the mobile phone and takes Ghost Messenger Kang-lim out from the mobile phone.

And the adventure begins.

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Here's the story: Ghost Messengers are super-powered agents from Myung-gye(World of Death). The World of Death is a digitalized world with cutting-edge technologies that control and manage the life and death of all living things based on its elaborate systems. Armed with a special mobile phone(Soul Phone) used to stay in contact with his commanding officer and operator on missions or dispatches to different spiritual realms, Ghost Messengers are also able to download weapons like beam swords, projectile weapons, and miraculous beasts via their phone, hopefully giving them an edge in the fight. Which is all for the good, since the world of the invisible is becoming increasingly unstable, and the fantastical, mythological demons and evil spirits are threatening the strict balance of life on Earth.

Our Ghost Messenger hero, Kang-lim, has been dispatched to the human world to capture the remaining ghosts who are refusing to go to the World of Death although it is their time. An accident occurs during his mission and Kang-lim [[HoistByHisOwnPetard gets captured in his own mobile phone]]. Little Kang-lim, a human boy who has extraordinary spiritual powers, finds the mobile phone and takes Ghost Messenger Kang-lim out from the mobile phone.

And the adventure begins.


* TheCameo: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRsMCjTVcb0 The Opening]] features a man who looks a lot like G.W.Bush. In fact, it'll probably be him.
* CoolCar: Mago is seen riding a pink Mercedes-Benz Sl-Class.
* CellPhone: Called Soul Phones, they are the Ghost Messenger's main weapon, with various functions like trapping evil ghosts(and souls), turning into weapons(Kang-lim's phone is seen turning into a LaserBlade) and summoning phantoms for fighting. [[SwissArmyWeapon Oh, they can also be used to send text messages.]]

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* TheCameo: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRsMCjTVcb0 The Opening]] features a man who looks a lot like [[GeorgeWBush G.W.Bush.Bush]]. In fact, it'll probably be him.
* CoolCar: Mago is seen riding driving a pink Mercedes-Benz Sl-Class.
* CellPhone: Called Soul Phones, they are the Ghost Messenger's main weapon, with various functions like trapping evil ghosts(and souls), turning into becoming weapons(Kang-lim's phone is seen turning into a LaserBlade) and summoning phantoms for fighting. [[SwissArmyWeapon Oh, they can also be used to send text messages.]]



* ClarkKenting : While working undercover in the human world, Bari disguised herself [[http://postfiles7.naver.net/20110409_118/kkkkk095_13023136115893RXpl_JPEG/GOM_2011-04-09_10-38-15-88.jpg?type=w2 using glasses and braiding her hair.]]

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* ClarkKenting : While working undercover in the human world, Bari disguised herself [[http://postfiles7.[[http://postfiles6.naver.net/20110409_118/kkkkk095_13023136115893RXpl_JPEG/GOM_2011-04-09_10-38-15-88.net/20100726_229/ohhnanam_12801497385139MSmF_jpg/%EA%B3%A0%EC%8A%A4%ED%8A%B8%EB%A9%94%EC%8B%A0%EC%A0%80_%EC%98%88%EA%B3%A0%ED%8E%B8_01.flv_000057766_ohhnanam.jpg?type=w2 using glasses and braiding her hair.]]


* CellPhone: Called Soul Phones, they are the Ghost Messenger's main weapon, with various functions like trapping evil ghosts(and souls), turning into weapons(Kang-lim's phone is seen turning into an EnergyBlade) and summoning phantoms for fighting. [[SwissArmyWeapon Oh, they can also be used to send text messages.]]

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* CellPhone: Called Soul Phones, they are the Ghost Messenger's main weapon, with various functions like trapping evil ghosts(and souls), turning into weapons(Kang-lim's phone is seen turning into an EnergyBlade) a LaserBlade) and summoning phantoms for fighting. [[SwissArmyWeapon Oh, they can also be used to send text messages.]]



** Mr.Guine: [[Power X]]

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** Mr.Guine: [[Power [[AnAxeToGrind Power X]]


* CellPhone: Called Soul Phones, they are the Ghost Messenger's main weapon, with various functions like trapping evil ghosts(and souls) and summoning phantoms for fighting. [[SwissArmyWeapon Oh, they can also be used to send text messages.]]

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* CoolCar: Mago is seen riding a pink Mercedes-Benz Sl-Class.
* CellPhone: Called Soul Phones, they are the Ghost Messenger's main weapon, with various functions like trapping evil ghosts(and souls) souls), turning into weapons(Kang-lim's phone is seen turning into an EnergyBlade) and summoning phantoms for fighting. [[SwissArmyWeapon Oh, they can also be used to send text messages.]]



* ClarkKenting : While working undercover in the human world, Bari disguised herself using glasses and braiding her hair.

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* ClarkKenting : While working undercover in the human world, Bari disguised herself [[http://postfiles7.naver.net/20110409_118/kkkkk095_13023136115893RXpl_JPEG/GOM_2011-04-09_10-38-15-88.jpg?type=w2 using glasses and braiding her hair.]]



** Mr.Guine: Power X

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** Mr.Guine: Power X[[Power X]]


Here's the story: Ghost Messengers are super-powered agents from Myung-gye(World of Death). The World of Death is a digitalized world with cutting-edge technologies that control and manage the life and death of all living things based on its elaborate systems. Our Ghost Messenger hero, Kang-lim, has been dispatched to the human world to capture the remaining ghosts who are refusing to go to the World of Death although it is their time. An accident occurs during his mission and Kang-lim gets captured in his own mobile phone. Little Kang-lim, a human boy who has extraordinary spiritual powers, finds the mobile phone and takes Ghost Messenger Kang-lim out from the mobile phone.

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Here's the story: Ghost Messengers are super-powered agents from Myung-gye(World of Death). The World of Death is a digitalized world with cutting-edge technologies that control and manage the life and death of all living things based on its elaborate systems. Our Ghost Messenger hero, Kang-lim, has been dispatched to the human world to capture the remaining ghosts who are refusing to go to the World of Death although it is their time. An accident occurs during his mission and Kang-lim [[HoistByHisOwnPetard gets captured in his own mobile phone.phone]]. Little Kang-lim, a human boy who has extraordinary spiritual powers, finds the mobile phone and takes Ghost Messenger Kang-lim out from the mobile phone.



Since most of existing Korean animation are focused on kids, Ghost Messenger is one of the most expectant animation for South Korean watchers.

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[[AnimationAgeGhetto Since most of existing Korean animation are focused on kids, kids]], Ghost Messenger is one of the most expectant animation for South Korean watchers.



* TheCameo: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRsMCjTVcb0 The Opening]] features a man who looks a lot like G.W.Bush. In fact, it'll probably be him.



** Bari-nangja: Fan Crane
** Sara: Guns&Roses(looks like a half-phone, half-gun device)

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** Bari-nangja: Bari: Fan Crane
** Sara: Guns&Roses(looks Guns'N'Roses (looks like a half-phone, half-gun device)



** Also doubles as real-life example: Ghost Messenger's soul phones have keyboards on them, due to animation being made in the 2009's(when most South Koreans used that type). However with the advent of smart phones, most Koreans nowadays are carrying smart phones with them(with only LCD screen), thus making soul phones... a lot ''less'' cooler.
* OlderThanTheyLook: According to WordOfGod, Myung-gye's people ages more slowly and ''[[TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton in reverse]]''. Yeomra-daewang, myung-gyes ruler and oldest inhabitant(exact age is unclear), looks like a little girl.

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** Also doubles as real-life example: Ghost Messenger's soul phones phones(and other ordinary people's) have keyboards on them, due to animation being made in the 2009's(when most South Koreans used that type). However with the advent of smart phones, phones(due to Apple and Samsung), most Koreans nowadays are carrying smart phones with them(with only LCD screen), thus making soul phones... a lot ''less'' cooler.little outdated.
* OlderThanTheyLook: According to WordOfGod, Myung-gye's people ages more slowly and ''[[TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton in reverse]]''. Yeomra-daewang, myung-gyes who is the ruler of Myung-gye and oldest inhabitant(exact age is unclear), looks like a little girl.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Little Kang-lim. Also Yeomra-daewang.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Little Kang-lim. Also Yeomra-daewang.


Here's the story: Ghost Messengers are super-powered agents from the underground world called the World of Death. The World of Death is a digitalized world with cutting-edge technologies that control and manage the life and death of all living things based on its elaborate systems. Our Ghost Messenger hero, Kang-lim, has been dispatched to the human world to capture the remaining ghosts who are refusing to go to the World of Death although it is their time. An accident occurs during his mission and Kang-lim gets captured in his own mobile phone. Little Kang-lim, a human boy who has extraordinary spiritual powers, finds the mobile phone and takes Ghost Messenger Kang-lim out from the mobile phone.

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Here's the story: Ghost Messengers are super-powered agents from the underground world called the World Myung-gye(World of Death.Death). The World of Death is a digitalized world with cutting-edge technologies that control and manage the life and death of all living things based on its elaborate systems. Our Ghost Messenger hero, Kang-lim, has been dispatched to the human world to capture the remaining ghosts who are refusing to go to the World of Death although it is their time. An accident occurs during his mission and Kang-lim gets captured in his own mobile phone. Little Kang-lim, a human boy who has extraordinary spiritual powers, finds the mobile phone and takes Ghost Messenger Kang-lim out from the mobile phone.



Episode one was launched as an OVA in 2009, and a new episode was going to be released per 2 months... but unfortunately became stuck in DevelopmentHell due to lack of funds. Finally in 2012, episode 2 is going to be released, followed closely by the third.

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Episode one was launched as an OVA in 2009, and a new episode was going to be released per 2 months... but unfortunately became stuck in DevelopmentHell due to lack of funds.funds and other problems. Finally in 2012, episode 2 is going to be released, followed closely by the third.



* CellPhone: Called Soul Phones, they are the Ghost Messenger's main weapon, with various functions like trapping evil ghosts(and souls) and summoning phantoms for fighting. [[SwissArmyWeapon Oh, they can also be used to send text messages.]]
** Bari's weapon seems to be a subversion: it looks like a fan. It is not known whether it is transformed soul phone or other kind of weapon.



* DudeLooksLikeALady: Wonchon looks a lot like a girl.

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Wonchon looks a lot like a girl.


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** The developers actually stated that they left this ambiguous(only 6 people in the world know his/her real gender). They will let everyone know in episode 3.
* NamedWeapons: Ghost messengers seems to have named their weapons in [[GratuitousEnglish English]]. Here's some:
** Kanglim: Black Shark
** Bari-nangja: Fan Crane
** Sara: Guns&Roses(looks like a half-phone, half-gun device)
** Mr.Guine: Power X
** Mago: Soul Wave
** Wonchon: Watercat


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* TechnologyMarchesOn: In-universe example: Yeomra-daewang is constantly trying to invent something, and thanks to her(and underworld technological department), Myung-gye's technology is constantly developing. Human world's developments are influenced by Myung-gye's technologies.
** Also doubles as real-life example: Ghost Messenger's soul phones have keyboards on them, due to animation being made in the 2009's(when most South Koreans used that type). However with the advent of smart phones, most Koreans nowadays are carrying smart phones with them(with only LCD screen), thus making soul phones... a lot ''less'' cooler.
* OlderThanTheyLook: According to WordOfGod, Myung-gye's people ages more slowly and ''[[TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton in reverse]]''. Yeomra-daewang, myung-gyes ruler and oldest inhabitant(exact age is unclear), looks like a little girl.


Added DiffLines:

* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Little Kang-lim. Also Yeomra-daewang.

Added DiffLines:

[[http://www.ghostmessenger.co.kr/ Ghost Messenger]] is a 2009 South Korean Animation, made by Studio Animal.
Here's the story: Ghost Messengers are super-powered agents from the underground world called the World of Death. The World of Death is a digitalized world with cutting-edge technologies that control and manage the life and death of all living things based on its elaborate systems. Our Ghost Messenger hero, Kang-lim, has been dispatched to the human world to capture the remaining ghosts who are refusing to go to the World of Death although it is their time. An accident occurs during his mission and Kang-lim gets captured in his own mobile phone. Little Kang-lim, a human boy who has extraordinary spiritual powers, finds the mobile phone and takes Ghost Messenger Kang-lim out from the mobile phone.

And the adventure begins.

Episode one was launched as an OVA in 2009, and a new episode was going to be released per 2 months... but unfortunately became stuck in DevelopmentHell due to lack of funds. Finally in 2012, episode 2 is going to be released, followed closely by the third.

Since most of existing Korean animation are focused on kids, Ghost Messenger is one of the most expectant animation for South Korean watchers.

Click [[http://www.awn.com/blogs/spotlight-korea/production-profile-ghost-messenger Here]] to read more infos.
To watch the trailer, click [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqkVv9hpbMo&feature=related Here]].

!!This animation provides examples of:

* ClarkKenting : While working undercover in the human world, Bari disguised herself using glasses and braiding her hair.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Wonchon looks a lot like a girl.
** In the original mythology, the character that he's based on (Wonchongang-oneuli) is a girl.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming : Ghost messenger's names are based on characters from KoreanMythology.
* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl : Bari.

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