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* In ''Fanfic/AmazingFantasy,'' the Enforcers' Vulture is implied to be of Korean descent, given the flag stitched into the back of his costume. He acts much like a preening and loud JapaneseDelinquent with little sense of decorum but an almost brotherly morality towards his teammates, who are a squad of {{Professional Killer}}s.

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* In the ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' and ComicBook/SpiderMan crossover fic ''Fanfic/AmazingFantasy,'' the Enforcers' Vulture is implied to be of Korean descent, given the flag stitched into the back of his costume. He acts much like a preening and loud JapaneseDelinquent with little sense of decorum but an almost brotherly morality towards his teammates, who are a squad of {{Professional Killer}}s.

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* In ''Fanfic/AmazingFantasy,'' the Enforcers' Vulture is implied to be of Korean descent, given the flag stitched into the back of his costume. He acts much like a preening and loud JapaneseDelinquent with little sense of decorum but an almost brotherly morality towards his teammates, who are a squad of {{Professional Killer}}s.
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* Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment sometimes includes Korean characters into their games, like Baek Doo San and Hwoarang in the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series, and Seong Han-myeong, Seong Mi-na, Hwang Seong-gyeong, and Hong Yun-seong in the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries''. Hwang owes his existence to being a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute of [[{{Ronin}} Mitsurugi]] for the Korean arcade version of ''Soul Edge'', as Korea bans the depiction of samurai in its popular culture; fans liked the character so much that Namco included him in all later versions, and Mitsurugi was replaced outright in ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'' in favor of Hwang.

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* Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment sometimes includes Korean characters into their games, like games:
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Baek Doo San and Hwoarang in the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series, and series. When he first debuted, Baek was portrayed as a villain, being an [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Taekwondo Guy]] who destroyed Marshall Law's quarters, though he does have a [[AccidentalMurder troubled backstory]]. This disappeared come ''Tekken 5'', though. Hwoarang, on the other hand, has a [[FriendlyRivalry love-hate relationship]] with the series' main protagonist, Jin Kazama.
** The ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' has Hwang Seong-gyeong,
Seong Han-myeong, Seong Mi-na, Hwang Seong-gyeong, and Hong Yun-seong in the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries''. Yun-seong. Hwang owes his existence to being a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute of [[{{Ronin}} Mitsurugi]] for the Korean arcade version of ''Soul Edge'', as Korea bans the depiction of samurai in its popular culture; fans liked the character so much that Namco included him in all later versions, some games afterward, and Mitsurugi was replaced outright in ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'' in favor of Hwang.Hwang. Mi-na is also a BreakoutCharacter in her own right; when it was announced that she would not feature in ''VideoGame/SoulcaliburV'', fans were ''extremely'' pissed off.
** Park Dae Suk in ''VideoGame/UrbanReign'' is a goth Korean Taekwondo master who looks like a cross between Kadaj from ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' and Hwoarang from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''.



* Park Dae Suk in ''VideoGame/UrbanReign'' is a goth Korean Taekwondo master who looks like a cross between Kadaj from ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' and Hwoarang from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''.



** When the Silla kingdom united Korea in the 7th century, the remnants of the defeated kingdoms fled to Japan and became some of Japan's more influential aristocratic clans; some of them even married into the Japanese imperial family, and Emperor Akihito explicitly acknowledged the Korean blood in the Imperial family in 2001.

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** When A popular theory about the origin of the Yamato people, who assimilated and displaced the older Ainu and Emishi of the Japanese archipelago, is that they are descendants of refugees who escaped the warfare of ancient Korea. There was at least [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaya_language one extinct language]] in the Korean peninsula which was probably related to the Japanese language. Buddhism was certainly introduced to Japan through monks from Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, and when the Silla kingdom united Korea the peninsula in the 7th century, the remnants of the defeated kingdoms Baekje fled to Japan and became some of Japan's more influential aristocratic clans; some of them even clans, such as the Kudara no Konishiki and the Yamato no Fuhito. The latter married into the Japanese imperial family, and Emperor Akihito explicitly acknowledged the Korean blood in the Imperial family in 2001.


* Kiko Mizuhara (born Audrie Daniel) is half-American, half-''Zainichi'' Korean. She's famous in Japan as a model, fashion designer, and actress (she played Mikasa Ackerman in the live-action ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''). That said, she acts a bit too Japanese for Korean netizens, so [[InternetBackdraft don't mention her on the Korean internet]]. (And she's not ethnically Japanese, so don't mention her on the Japanese internet, either.)

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* Kiko Mizuhara (born Audrie Daniel) is half-American, half-''Zainichi'' Korean. She's famous in Japan as a model, fashion designer, and actress (she played Mikasa Ackerman in the live-action ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''). That said, she acts a bit too Japanese for Korean netizens, so [[InternetBackdraft don't mention her on the Korean internet]].internet. (And she's not ethnically Japanese, so don't mention her on the Japanese internet, either.)


* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manga_Kenkanryu Manga Kenkanryu]]'' is an infamous political manga about the relations between Japan and South Korea and a response to the rising popularity of Korean entertainment in Japan. The Japanese are depicted as standard {{Mukokuseki}}, but the South Koreans look very "Asian" and ugly. They're also aggressive, hateful toward Japan, and pretend that most Japanese cultural landmarks originate from Korea (which is partly true, but the Japanese don't appreciate being told that).

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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manga_Kenkanryu Manga Kenkanryu]]'' is an infamous political manga about the relations between Japan and South Korea and a response to the rising popularity of Korean entertainment in Japan. The Japanese are depicted as standard {{Mukokuseki}}, but the South Koreans look very "Asian" and ugly. They're also aggressive, hateful toward Japan, and pretend that most Japanese cultural landmarks originate from Korea (which is partly true, but the Japanese don't appreciate being told that).Korea.


* ''Franchise/TrainMan'' has a subplot where a Hanshin Tigers fan has a relationship with a Korean waitress.

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* ''Franchise/TrainMan'' ''Literature/TrainMan2004'' has a subplot where a Hanshin Tigers fan has a relationship with a Korean waitress.


* Music/TVXQ and Music/{{BoA|Korea}} are two KoreanPopMusic artists that are generally beloved by Japanese audiences, even the ones very critical of the Hallyu Wave and Koreans in general. A possibility for this is because they are fluent in Japanese and integrated themselves into the culture, compared to newer Korean artists who only go to the country without doing so. With that said, TVXQ did run into some hot water when one of their music videos mistakenly erased Japan off their map, but they're still remain very popular.

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* Music/TVXQ Music/DongBangShinKi and Music/{{BoA|Korea}} are two KoreanPopMusic artists that are generally beloved by Japanese audiences, even the ones very critical of the Hallyu Wave and Koreans in general. A possibility for this is because they are fluent in Japanese and integrated themselves into the culture, compared to newer Korean artists who only go to the country without doing so. With that said, TVXQ did run into some hot water when one of their music videos mistakenly erased Japan off their map, but they're still remain very popular.

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* Music/TVXQ and Music/{{BoA|Korea}} are two KoreanPopMusic artists that are generally beloved by Japanese audiences, even the ones very critical of the Hallyu Wave and Koreans in general. A possibility for this is because they are fluent in Japanese and integrated themselves into the culture, compared to newer Korean artists who only go to the country without doing so. With that said, TVXQ did run into some hot water when one of their music videos mistakenly erased Japan off their map, but they're still remain very popular.


* The second season of ''[[Anime/PrettyRhythm]]'', titled ''Pretty Rhythm: Dear My Future'', features KoreanPopMusic GirlGroup Puretty as fictionalized versions of themselves (with Japanese voice actresses providing their voices) to promote the group's activities in Japan, which coincided with the end of the second Hallyu Wave. Puretty had a FriendlyRivalry to the main cast Prizzmy (also fictionalized versions of themselves).

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* The second season of ''[[Anime/PrettyRhythm]]'', ''Anime/PrettyRhythm'', titled ''Pretty Rhythm: Dear My Future'', features KoreanPopMusic GirlGroup Puretty as fictionalized versions of themselves (with Japanese voice actresses providing their voices) to promote the group's activities in Japan, which coincided with the end of the second Hallyu Wave. Puretty had a FriendlyRivalry to the main cast Prizzmy (also fictionalized versions of themselves).

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* The second season of ''[[Anime/PrettyRhythm]]'', titled ''Pretty Rhythm: Dear My Future'', features KoreanPopMusic GirlGroup Puretty as fictionalized versions of themselves (with Japanese voice actresses providing their voices) to promote the group's activities in Japan, which coincided with the end of the second Hallyu Wave. Puretty had a FriendlyRivalry to the main cast Prizzmy (also fictionalized versions of themselves).

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* Pachinko is a 2017 novel by Korean-American author Min Jin Lee. An epic historical novel following a Korean family settled in Japan, it is the first novel written for an adult English speaking audience about Japanese-Korean culture. Pachinko was a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award for fiction, and is planned to be made into a TV series.
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* The flash series ''WebAnimation/ThereSheIs'', created by a Korean, though starting out as a rather light-hearted story about a girl who is crushing on a guy to stalker levels before he realizes he might love her back; it eventually turns into a relatively dark allegory for the prejudice against interracial dating between Koreans and Japanese people, with them being represented by rabbits and cats. [[spoiler:It has a happy ending for the two leads who choose to stay together despite prejudice.]]
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* Moon of ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' got a RaceLift during her transition from the games. In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' the protagonist is from Kanto, a Japanese region, and moves to Alola (which is based on Hawaii). While she still has her game counterpart's default hair, skin, and eye colors, and hails from [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Sinnoh]], a ''different'' Japanese region, Moon in ''Adventures'' is [[WordOfGod stated]] to be further modeled after a Korean actress, and her WeaponOfChoice appears to be a Korean bow, so the logical implication is that she is of Korean descent (or whatever the in-universe equivalent of Korea is).

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* Moon of ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' got a RaceLift during her transition from the games. In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' the protagonist is from Kanto, a Japanese Japanese-based region, and moves to Alola (which is based on Hawaii). While she still has her game counterpart's default hair, skin, and eye colors, and hails from [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Sinnoh]], a ''different'' Japanese Japanese-based region, Moon in ''Adventures'' is [[WordOfGod stated]] to be further modeled after a Korean actress, and her WeaponOfChoice appears to be a Korean bow, so the logical implication is that she is of Korean descent (or whatever the in-universe equivalent of Korea is).


* Moon of ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' got a RaceLift during her transition from the games. In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' the protagonist is from Kanto, a Japanese region, and moves to Alola (which is based on Hawaii). While she still has her game counterpart's default hair, skin, and eye colors, and hails from [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Sinnoh]], a ''different'' Japanese region, Moon in ''Adventures'' is [[WordOfGod stated]] to be further modeled after a Korean actress, and her WeaponOfChoice appears to be a Korean bow, so the logical implication is that she is of Korean descent.

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* Moon of ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' got a RaceLift during her transition from the games. In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' the protagonist is from Kanto, a Japanese region, and moves to Alola (which is based on Hawaii). While she still has her game counterpart's default hair, skin, and eye colors, and hails from [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Sinnoh]], a ''different'' Japanese region, Moon in ''Adventures'' is [[WordOfGod stated]] to be further modeled after a Korean actress, and her WeaponOfChoice appears to be a Korean bow, so the logical implication is that she is of Korean descent.descent (or whatever the in-universe equivalent of Korea is).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'', Gi, the Planeteer with the power of Water, is implied to be of mixed Japanese and Korean descent. She occasionally uses Japanese phrases in her speech (since her voice actor is fluent in it), while her name is of Korean origin.
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