Inspiring Generation 03

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
Nuel 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 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 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
Go Seo Hee
Tae Hang Ho

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.


2014 KBS Drama Awards – Best Child Acting (Actor): Kwak Dong Yun (Inspiring Generation)
2014 koreandrama.org Awards : The Best Korean Drama of 2014

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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Official Site

Official Poster

Trailer I & Trailer II

The Making of The Drama

Watch Online in Viki.com

400 Responses to “Inspiring Generation”

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  1. 351
    11 Says:

    I Love this drama

  2. 352
    Alondra acevedo Says:

    I love inspiring generation and kim hyun joong

  3. 353
    April Says:

    Good drama

  4. 354
    Nicole Says:

    We are all like this TV, so good!!!

  5. 355
    Nicole Says:

    A good TV!

  6. 356


  7. 357
    daniela Says:

    excellent history of friendship, loyalty , betrayal , revenge , love , death, fights many fights … and to say the performances of the entire cast : KIM HYUN JOONG , SE JIN Yun , Kim Sung Oh , Song Jae Rim Yoon Hyun min, Jo Dong Hyuk .
    my favorite drama until today …

  8. 358
    CAGOME Says:


  9. 359
    tigerb Says:

    i’ve said my piece about this series after its first telecast, and after so many months i see the comments above. strange, but glad that it is accorded what it deserves. all of a sudden it’s number one in the best korean drama in this web site too! some strings are being pulled???!!!???

  10. 360
    Rina Says:

    I like this drama.

  11. 361


  12. 362
    kimiyoeng Says:

    I like this Drama

  13. 363
    sofia Says:

    muy buen drama buena actuacion de parte de todos

  14. 364
    anela Says:

    KHJ LOVE💚💚💚💚💚
    Greatest Fighter DRAMA❗️❗️❗️

  15. 365
    jane25 Says:

    not worthy win the koreandrama.org’s award

  16. 366
    maida Says:

    Is it that good to win the poll ?

  17. 367
    tigerb Says:

    this series has a lot better plot than ‘the heirs’ of last year, which i found not worthy of the award either. let’s see the outcome at the end of this month!

  18. 368
    jane25 Says:

    of course not. aigooo popular cast always won anything although the story “ordinary”. both heirs and inspiring generation not worthy won the poll!!!

  19. 369
    yazmin cortez Says:

    uno de los mejores doramas que he visto en lo que llevo de conocer la cultura de corea y su arte y mas cuando se trata de ver a kim hyun joong

  20. 370
    Kumbi Says:

    How is this the best drama of the year….i am so confused……

  21. 371
    tigerb Says:

    @kumbi: although not comparable in so many ways. ‘the godfather’ (u.s.) was an oscar best picture awardee. it had a lot of violence, so does this series. to me, this series has a good plot and story. try watching it before the month end and judge for yourself.

  22. 372
    pam Says:

    Why is this drama winning for best drama of the year?, it’s not a bad drama, but it’s not the best or even one of the best this year in my opinion, i mean seriously the best of the year? no way. oh well, what can I expect when last year the award went to Heirs and in 2010 the award went to Mary Stayed Out All Night in a year when we have other much better dramas. I guess when you have a drama starring an idol or very young actor/actresses with tons of fans to vote for them, all other dramas stayed way behind in votes, too bad, at the same time I don’t want YWCFS to win either, I guess I’m in the minority because I didn’t like that drama at all, my favorite dramas hardly ever win anything in any of this kinds of polls from different websites anyway.

  23. 373
    tigerb Says:

    @pam: what i learned since i started to watch korean dramas so far is that this kind of polls are voted off by fans, so the criteria for what is best is very relative, like you said, based on the idols who starred in the dramas. there’s no objectivity, no rules, etc. if you did not agree with the winners of years 2010 and 2013, how about the other years since 2009? was there really ‘best’ among them?i agree with you that this series may not be the best, but what is ‘best’?

  24. 374
    Marjorie Leiva Says:

    inspiring Generation it’s excelent! Photograph, decoration, and trama. I like do much

  25. 375
    nina Says:

    love this drama!! it’s an excelent story!! I’m glad to see Inspiring Generation at the top!! ^^ love Kim Hyun Joong too!

  26. 376
    Yuki Says:

    I can’t believe it this drama is leading for the Best Korean drama on this SITE……………….. This drama is such a mess……….. seriously people what’s wrong with you???? Only because there are nice faces????
    Ok i admit i was highly anticipating this drama and i watched it when it aired……… and i was totally disappointed!! There are only fights and fights and more fights………. nothing good comes from watching it…….. It is really unfair that this drama is leading on this site, when on other sites people don’t take it into consideration at all…………..
    Such a disappointment!!!!!

  27. 377
    May Says:

    I’m so surprised that this drama is the leading for the Best Korean Drama…

  28. 378
    mimi Says:

    I love this Drama 🙂

  29. 379
    sahel Says:

    this drama is the best i m so happy that this drama is the leading for the Best Korean Drama…

  30. 380
    smallen Says:

    Well, it’s not an ordinary Korean drama. I love it for its varied and impressive characteristics of different characters and the complicated relationship among people and among factions. Especially, I like kaya and I feel sad for the love story between JongTae and her.

  31. 381
    so Says:

    I like this Drama .
    such a great work …

  32. 382
    Lanz Says:

    i love this drama❤️

    Bitters better luck next time 😝😝😝

  33. 383
    Hima love HJ Says:

    I like Inspiring Generation! I love Kim Hyun Joong so much <333
    Kim Hyun Joong and his serials are on top of the world^^
    Congratulation Henecians (*^_^)

  34. 384
    tigerb Says:

    @admin: will you put on pdf file a list of the countries that voted for ‘inspiring generation’ in the final round? just want to know who are those who really appreciated this series. i did.

    (@tigerb from admin: we don’t have this type of statistic, but we need to count it manually. sorry about that.)

  35. 385
    Celine Says:

    HAHAHA BOOOYAH! I even dont know this drama was exist. Shocked enough!!!! Omg KHJ, JSY i dont like both (no offence) but i always appreciate their work.
    I wanna try one shoot of episode but from the rating and viewer comments so ugghh 🙀

    Always success for koreandrama(dot)net! Cheers!✌✌

  36. 386
    melleoumaima Says:

    the best drama i’ts master’s sun it’s much better than the heirs

  37. 387
    park jun sung Says:

    totally agreeeeeeeeee with you

  38. 388
    ami Says:

    Inspiring Generation <3

  39. 389
    eJc Says:

    Please, any other drama but this!

    Who votes for a drama with a lead that beats the sh*t out of a woman at least twice in real life? Her injuries were so severe that she had to be treated in hospital. Seriously, did everybody forget what KHJ had done to his girlfriend just couple of months ago? His fighting skills are not only used for acting. That’s for sure. How can anyone watch IG knowing this?

    To vote for this drama or to supoort this “oppa” in anything is supporting men hitting women!!!!!!!!!

  40. 390
    rian Says:

    this is Not the the best drama in 2014.
    people who vote this you don’t know the best korean drama.
    you see only the handsome face of the main actor KHJ,not the story.
    i watched this drama but the story is not good anymore especially to the young people who watched this they learned to fight and fight.
    and this second time around you voted the wrong decision like in 2013 heirs is number 1.OMG!!Many people in these world are blind and stupid.
    im sorry but im telling the truth.

  41. 391
    Malena Says:

    Please. say me. Where can i watch drama in english language?

  42. 392
    Linda Says:

    Inspiring Generation? Best Korean drama? NEVER heard of it and won’t be watching. HEALER is the BEST Korean drama but since it’s not finished it won’t rate I guess. Koreans have it too good with all these dramas. They’re too spoiled to know the difference on what good what isn’t. We’re stuck with American crap so I would know better.

  43. 393
    Linda Says:

    Now I know I won’t be watching this dramas. I HATE 1930’s stories!

  44. 394
    tigerb Says:

    to each his own!!!

  45. 395
    r.s.clear Says:

    never watched it bt i would go with…you who came from the stars

  46. 396
    OK OK OK Says:

    i wanted to watch this drama becoz of Song Jae Rim.

    When I know the leading actress is Jin Se Yun – I was so disappointed. I first saw her in Dr Stranger and thinking she is the 2nd female lead.

    I stop halfway in Dr Stranger after viewers mention that Lee Jong Suk ends up with Jin Se Yun instead of Kang So Ra which all along i thought she is the leading actress (prettier, kind hearted and smart – KSR is a good actress)

  47. 397
    Ms-brizganda Says:

    I think this drama is cool and things don’t always end the way we expect them to be.Its ok how it ends and I think Gaya and Tae jun really love each other.Have always preferred them together and I think Ok Ryeon is more like a sister but the movie is cool that’s all I can say and to one of the comment above about KHJ hitting his gf,he did apologize and the girl did forgive him then why should we use that against him.He was sober and apologized.I think you should learn how to forgive and forget.

  48. 398
    Simon Says:

    This drama cannot be the best drama in 2014, at least according to Korean audience, “You who come from the star” get almost 3 times the rating at the last episode. Rating is not everything but this web site allow the same person to vote for the same drama once every day, I think it is extremely bias by fans of certain actor or actress. Most normal casual audience won’t do that. Only drama played by actor / actress with devoted fans can win, regardless of the quality of the show.

  49. 399
    mamen Says:

    i watched it until the very end… and i keep wondering some things in this drama that are bothering my mind, like where is the Kim So Ok and the rest of the characters (other than Ok Ryon and her mother) after runaway using the boat? where do the Dobi nori gang go? who the fuck is the old-man (soothsayer) that Shin Jung Tae’s father often meet? who the hell is the character appear in the last right side of the poster? what happen to Shin Jung Tae after the Poongcha’s death and how did he just get so strong after that? what is the real background of Gaya’s father? is he also people in Bosamtang? (somebody help me with all these question!!)

    in the end i know that since the writer is changed, some characters need to be dropped out…. and that is what makes the first 10 episodes are different with the rest… the story gets the other feeling and totally different sense to feel…

  50. 400
    alice Says:

    I think this drama full action and good drama , maybe for the story not too good, but for all, is good to watching.KHJ perform different acting before And about personal life KHJ, actor is human too, have life privacy. Don’t judge people by the cover, you don’t know how his life, and we watch drama to see how good the story, good acting, and good ending. Not to see personal life of the actor. So for whose judging this movie by KHJ personal life, GROW UP, LIVE IT.

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