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The Return of Iljimae is a 2009 South Korean historical action television series, starring Jung Il-woo in the title role of Iljimae, Yoon Jin-seo, Kim Min-jong and Jung Hye-young. It aired on MBC from January 21 to April 9, 2009 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 24 episodes.

The series is based on comic strip Iljimae, published between 1975 and 1977, by Ko Woo-yung which was based on a Chinese folklore from the Ming dynasty about a masked Robin Hood-esque character during the Joseon era. MBC bought the rights to the comic strip for their adaptation, which was to star Lee Seung-gi in the title role of Iljimae. However he pulled out and was replaced by Jung, which makes him the third Korean actor to play the hero following Jang Dong-gun and Lee Joon-gi for Iljimae.

Series Cast

  1. Kim Min-jong

    Kim Min-jong

    Koo Ja-myung

    24 Episodes

  2. Jung Il-woo

    Jung Il-woo


    24 Episodes

  3. Oh Yeong-su

    Oh Yeong-su


    24 Episodes

  4. Jung Hye-young

    Jung Hye-young


    24 Episodes

  5. Lee Hyun-woo

    Lee Hyun-woo

    Cha Dol-yi

    24 Episodes

  6. Yoon Jin-seo

    Yoon Jin-seo

    Dal-yi / Wol-hee

    24 Episodes

  7. Cheon Ho-jin

    Cheon Ho-jin

    Hong Taiji

    24 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2009 | 24 Episodes

Season 1 of The Return of Iljimae premiered on January 21, 2009.

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The Return of Iljimae
The Return of Iljimae


Original Name 돌아온 일지매

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Korean


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