On December 3rd, Naver Webtoon announced that the webtoon Whale Star: The Gyeongseong Mermaid by Na Yoonhee had received the President’s Award in the comics category of the “2021 Korea Content Awards.”
Similar to The Little Trashmaid, the webtoon “Whale Star: The Gyeongseong Mermaid” is based on Hans Christian Anderson’s world-famous fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.” The initial serialization of the webtoon began in June 2019 and ended in July 2021. Take One Studio, the production company behind the drama L.U.C.A.: The Beginning, revealed the drama adaptation of Whale Star: The Gyeongseong Mermaid on July 9, 2021. The drama’s cast has yet to be disclosed.
The Whale Star Synopsis
In 1926, the Korean dynastic kingdom called Joseon was occupied by Japan. Su-a, a 17-year-old illiterate handmaiden, works for the home of a Japanese collaborator. One day, she came upon an injured young man named Uihyeon, who was asleep on the beach. Soo-a, the kind and caring nurse, helped him back to health.