War of the Arrows
In 1623, the 15th year of King Gwanghaegun’s reign, King’s loyal servant and legendary archer, General Choi Pyong-ryang, was framed for treason and executed. His entire household meets the same tragic fate, but his young son and daughter, Nam-yi and Ja-in, escape and flee to their father’s longtime friend, Kim Mu-seon’s home. The brother and sister take refuge under Kim’s wing and are raised as his own. After 13 years, Qing China carried out a brutal invasion against Joseon in what will later be known as the “Second Manchu Invasion of Korea.” On the wedding day of Ja-in and Kim Mu-seon’s son, Seo-gun, Qing troops led by Commander Jiusinta attack the village and take the villagers as prisoners. Ja-in is among the hostage. When Nam-yi returns home after getting injured in a battle, he finds his guardian murdered and his sister taken away by the Qing men. Nam-yi chases after the troop in a desperate attempt to save his sister. Nam manages to track down Ja-in but must face a battle with Jiusinta’s best men to escape.
- Kim Han-min