Inspiring Generation



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Tittle: 감격시대 / Inspiring Generation: The Birth of the God of Battle
Also known as: Age of Feelings / Generation of Youth / Inspiring Age
Chinese Title: 感激时代:斗神的诞生
Genre: Period, Action, Romance, Family
Episodes: 24
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2014-Jan-15 to 2014-April-03
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00


Based in the 1930′s of Shanghai, China. This drama is a story about love, friendship, aspiration, loyalty and patriotism.

The story goes with the man named Shin Jung Tae (Kim Hyun Joong) who will protect his fellowmen from the Japanese Invasion. He has a natural skills on fighting and later on earned his way to be one of the greatest fighter during Japan Rule.

Shin Jung Tae loses his father at the age of 15 when a Japanese soldier shoots him during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai in the 1930s. But instead of finding justice, Jung Tae is accused of his own father’s death. Jung Tae finds justice only by using his fists in the back alleys of Shanghai, growing up to become the best fighter on the continent. After his father’s death, Jung Tae is taken in and raised by the father of Yoon Ok Ryun (Jin Se Yun). He falls in love with his feisty younger “sister,” who aspires to be a singer but becomes so much more, although he is too clumsy to express his true feelings. But the cold and calculating Deguchi Gaya (Im Soo Hyang), the stepdaughter of a high official of Japan’s National Assembly Denkai, may stand in their way of happiness. Can the young Korean ex-patriots in China preserve their futures during such harsh times?


Main Cast

Kim Hyun Joong as Shin Jung Tae
- Kwak Dong Yun as Jung Tae (young)
Im Soo Hyang as Deguchi Gaya
- Joo Da Young as Deguchi Gaya (young)
Jin Se Yun as Yoon Ok Ryun
- Ji Woo as Yoon Ok Ryun (young)

People around Jung Tae

Choi Jae Sung as Shin Yeong Chul
Lee Ji Woo as Shin Chung Ah
Son Byung Ho as Choi Po Soo / Choi Soo Ri
Shin Seung Hwan as Jjang Ttol / Jang Suk Dol
- Kim Dong Hee as Jjang Ttol (young)
Kim Jae Wook as Kim Soo Ok
Kim Byung Gi as Jum Jaeng Yi
Kim Ga Eun as So So
So Hee Jung as Mok Po Daek
Lee Jae Yoon as Kim Chum Ji

People around Gaya

Yoon Hyun Min as Toyama Aoki
Choi Chul Ho as Tekuchi Shinjyo

People around Ok Ryun

Shin Eun Jung as Kim Song Dok
Lee Cho Hee as Mal Sook
- Kim Min Ha as Mal Sook (young)
Bae Noo Ri as Yang Yang

Il Gook Hoe

Kim Gap Soo as Denkai
Jo Dong Hyuk as Shinichi
Choi Ji Ho as Ah Ka
Jung Jin as Yamamoto
Im Hyung Joon as Koichi
Jo Ha Suk as Sasaki
Kwak Seung Namas Kenjyo
Im Se Hwan (임세환) as Tamada

Do Bi

Yang Ik Joon as Hwang Bong Sik
Jo Dal Hwan as Poong Cha
Ji Seung Hyun as Kang Gae
Noo El (누엘) as Kkab Sae
Moon Hee Kyung as sister director

Jung Jae Hwa’s gang

Kim Sung Oh as Jung Jae Hwa
Kim Seo Kyung as Mang Chi

Shin Ma Juk’s gang

Yoo Tae Woong as Sin Ma Jeok
Seo Dong Gun (서동건) as Cha Sang Ki

Hwang Bang

Choi Il Hwa as Seol Doo Seong
Hwang Chae Won as Lang Lang
Jung Ho Bin as Wang Baek San

Mo Il Hwa’s gang

Song Jae Rim as Mo Il Hwa
Lee Joon Suk (이준석) as Won Pyung

Bool Gom’s gang

Lee Chul Min as Bool Gom
Uhm Tae Goo as Dokku
Oh Soon Tae (오순태) as Omogari

Ttong Ji Gi

Kim Roa Ha as Shin Ga Jum
Park Chul Min as Palinoin
Yeo Ho Min as Ma Dang Ga


Lee Hae In as Sun Woo Jin
Kim Jae Kyung as Mei Ling

Production Credits

Production Company: Ray & Mo
Chief Producer: Jung Hae Ryong
Producer: Choi Ji Young
Director: Kim Jung Gyu, Ahn Joon Yong
Screenwriter: Chae Seung Dae (Episode 1-10), Park Kye Ok (Episode 11-24)


- Kim So Eun was previously cast as Yoon Ok Ryun but drop out because of the schedule conflict and replace by Jin Se Yun.

- This drama is based on the comic series “Inspiring Generation,” originally published from 1985 to 1988, by Bang Hak Ki.

- Kim Jae Wook who plays Kim Soo Ok dropped out of the drama series. His last appearance is in episode 8.

Episode Preview

Episode 1 – Version 1 & Version 2 & Version 3
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
Episode 9
Episode 10 (Not Available)
Episode 11
Episode 12 (Not Available)
Episode 13
Episode 14
Episode 15
Episode 16
Episode 17
Episode 18
Episode 19 (Not Available)
Episode 20 (Not Available)
Episode 21 (Not Available)
Episode 22 (Not Available)
Episode 23
Episode 24 (Not Available)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2014-01-15 1 7.9 9.2 (19th) 7.8 7.7
2014-01-16 2 7.8 9.2 (20th) 7.7 7.7
2014-01-22 3 8.9 (17th) 9.2 (17th) 9.6 (14th) 10.3 (9th)
2014-01-23 4 7.8 8.3 7.9 8.4 (19th)
2014-01-29 5 6.6 7.5 7.0 7.9 (19th)
2014-01-30 6 7.9 8.7 8.3 8.8 (16th)
2014-02-05 7 7.0 7.2 8.4 8.6
2014-02-06 8 7.4 8.2 8.9 (20th) 9.4 (18th)
2014-02-12 9 8.8 (20th) 9.4 (20th) 10.0 (17th) 10.7 (14th)
2014-02-13 10 9.9 (18th) 11.6 (13th) 11.4 (14th) 12.8 (8th)
2014-02-19 11 8.8 9.1 (20th) 10.3 (15th) 10.8 (14th)
2014-02-20 12 8.8 9.8 (20th) 9.8 (20th) 10.2 (18th)
2014-02-26 13 8.7 (18th) 9.3 (17th) 9.3 (16th) 9.7 (12th)
2014-02-27 14 8.9 (20th) 10.3 (15th) 9.7 (16th) 10.1 (15th)
2014-03-05 15 10.0 (16th) 10.9 (11th) 12.0 (7th) 12.7 (5th)
2014-03-06 16 10.3 (19th) 11.6 (12th) 12.5 (6th) 13.3 (5th)
2014-03-12 17 10.7 (16th) 12.2 (10th) 12.2 (8th) 13.2 (6th)
2014-03-13 18 10.0 (17th) 11.4 (12th) 12.6 (8th) 13.2 (8th)
2014-03-19 19 9.8 (14th) 10.2 (12th) 11.0 (9th) 11.1 (8th)
2014-03-20 20 10.8 (16th) 12.4 (8th) 12.1 (11th) 12.8 (8th)
2014-03-26 21 10.0 (15th) 11.4 (10th) 11.6 (10th) 12.3 (6th)
2014-03-27 22 10.3 (13th) 10.9 (10th) 12.3 (6th) 13.6 (5th)
2014-04-02 23 9.8 (13th) 10.4 (13th) 11.1 (8th) 11.5 (6th)
2014-04-03 24 10.7 (14th) 11.6 (11th) 12.3 (6th) 13.5 (5th)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here


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345 Responses to “Inspiring Generation”

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  1. 326
    mary cha Says:

    Excellent drama with KHJ’s outstanding performance in Inspiring Generation. In my opinion, OK Ryeon since she was young, always stood by Jung Tae. He was first obligated to her because she took care of Chung Ah and nursed him back to health after his fist fights.

    I feel his true soul mate is Gaya. They were attracted to each other the first time they met. Her last kiss with him and as they said goodbye at the end, how they looked at each other as the OST was piped in to the episode. There was so much pain, sadness and love in their eyes. Gaya loved SJT deeply and protected him. Thought he loved her, he knew it could never be because of his obligations to his people at that time. He loves her yet he hates her. I believe that was true love for them and that had more fire than his love for OR.

  2. 327
    chim Says:

    finally i’m finished watching..and i like the ending..altought sjt and gaya can’t being together as their fated..sjt and gaya still loving each others..
    nice drama..i love it

  3. 328
    chim Says:

    i will be happier if gaya and aoki together.. :D

  4. 329
    TxT Says:

    I am so dissapointed that they killed Ok Ryeon . I cried so much and i never did that before. But i know that from the beginning that she would died. Ugh … it just sad that it makes me angry x(

  5. 330
    hny Jo Says:

    sad but nice ending…good story, worth it to watch !!

    tq for produce good fighter drama, see u Kim Hyun Joong, be the best ;) )

  6. 331
    rm018 Says:

    Help me to decide, should I watch this drama? Is it worth watching or not?:) Hope for a response

  7. 332
    JLA Says:

    I’m still happy even jung tae and gaya didn’t end up together because at the end of the drama, it showed that they really love each other. They really are SOULMATES.
    Hoping for a second season. And continue Jung Tae and Gaya’s love story. Because Gaya was never been happy in season I.

  8. 333
    tigerb Says:

    @rm018: hi! i see your posts at ‘the heirs’ and you obviously like that kind of drama, so ‘inspiring generation’ may not be your cup of tea. i have posts in ‘the heirs’ and here. i like this series because the story is about people wanting to survive in the midst of adversity in a foreign land. maybe this is the first korean drama i’ve watched with that plot, that’s why i like it. but if i were you, i’d give it a shot and watch a few episodes. you can always stop when you find it doesn’t suit your taste. happy viewing!

  9. 334
    firenze renze Says:

    This is really one of the BEST Action tele-drama i have watched! it is intelligently written. characters were all played very well by the actors! the fight scenes were brilliantly choreographed.
    the unfolding plot of the story was cleverly developed and interestingly held at every minute of all the scenes.
    the admire most the MORAL and the historical educational value it brought even if it’s a fictional in nature!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! More Power!!! GOD Speed . . . ! ! !

  10. 335
    Johana Says:

    Pregunta en que capitulo pelean Gaya y Shin jung Tae…. es que vi un making de la pelea pero quiero ver el episodio…Ayuda

  11. 336
    cantigie Says:

    Ya Tuhan, Kim hyun Joong selama ini masuk kategori ( Pretty Flower Boys) terus tampil Action, WoW,……

  12. 337
    Mary Says:

    Okay so it’s been about 2 weeks since I finished this drama but boy I must’s one of the best (if not top 5) dramas I’ve watched! Non stop action packed with one of the best looking cast, along with an edge of your seat love story (who’s best paired with KHJ)..I must admit KHJ did wonderful in this series.

  13. 338
    sabhyata Says:

    Its basoulty the best drama u have ever watched

  14. 339
    sabhyata Says:

    I need help from u guys plz

  15. 340
    naigambi paul Says:

    realy am so disappointed that ok reyon died and gaya plus shin did not end up as lovers though they had strong feelings directors lets assume season two for the two lovers

  16. 341
    naigambi paul Says:

    realy am so disappointed that ok reyon died and gaya plus shin did not end up as lovers they had strong feelings directors lets assume season two for the two lovers

  17. 342
    Dahilia Says:

    i love this show soo much..i wish i would watch it was worth watching it..

  18. 343
    cuity17 Says:

    Wowww song jae rim…you are so hot n cool!! :D KHJ…unbeliveable, your transformation, you do fighting in this drama ya..ya… Woww!! Love it…, continue watching. Still in eps.10… ;)

  19. 344
    shiro Says:

    non-stop action show. I like this drama so much. I guess, it will be my top five dramas :) Shin Jung Tae <3

  20. 345
    Avery Sister Says:

    Just finish watching this movie………what a great action drama…….
    I think shin Jung take is best with OK region and….
    Gaya is best with aoki………

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