Not only did I read a fan-translated copy of the Korean webtoon What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim? last year, because a legally licensed copy of the comic in English was not available, I also rushed to watch its Korean TV drama adaptation starring Park Min Young and Park Seo Joon right after.
After all, a romantic comedy this good should be appreciated in all its forms.
So, you can guarantee then that I will be one of the first in line to buy the officially licensed What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim? Volume 1 in English when it is published by Yen Press next month.
Because, yes, not only do I want to see how the officially translated version of What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim? Volume 1 (and subsequent volumes) differs from the fan-translated version, the story itself is so good I could read it again and again.
What is the What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim? story
The story of What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim? was originally written in novel form by author Gyeong Yun Jeong. It was then adapted into a webtoon with art by Myeong Mi Kim.
The fun, hilarious and very sweet webtoon tells the story of the aforementioned Secretary Kim Mi So.
A woman who works for Lee Young Joon, the demanding vice-chairman of a large corporation, and one who has just decided she is resigning from her job after holding it for nine years.
Unfortunately for her, Lee Young Joon has no intention of letting her go.
Especially because the two are linked in a way Secretary Kim is not yet aware of, and because, it turns out, the vice-chairman just happens to be in love with her.
Through a wonderfully funny and sweet supporting cast of characters, and two main characters who are perfect for each other, the love story of Lee Young Joon and Kim Mi So is then told.
The officially licensed English-language version of What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim? Volume 1 will be released by Yen Press on April 18th, 2023 in both a trade paperback and digital version.
Subsequent volumes will be out thereafter.
If you enjoy a good Korean webtoon, I cannot recommend this one enough, along with its TV drama adaptation, which you can now watch via Viki.
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