Gu Family Book

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Gu Family Book


  • Title: 구가의 서 / Gugauiseo
  • Also known as: Ancient Medical Book / The Writings of Nine Houses / Book of the House of Gu / Kang Chi, the Beginning
  • Genre: Fantasy, Human, Melodrama, Historical, Romance
  • Episodes: 24
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2013-Apr-08 to 2013-Jun-25
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
  • Original Soundtrack: Gu Family Book OST


A melodrama epic about the great deal of trouble Choi Kang Chi, born as a half-human-half-mythical-creature, who goes through struggles in order to live more like a human than anyone else despite not being able to become human. He is the son of Gu Wol Ryung, the guardian spirit of Jiri Mountain, and Yoon Seo Hwa, an ordinary human. Choi Kang Chi later was raised by adopted family. He grows up as an outspoken character who's full of curiosity and one day, he realizes that he's a half-human-half-beast through a certain incident and starts living his second life. While going through the struggles, he met Dam Yeo Wool who is a master of martial arts and archery at young age and then, they both fall in love with each other.


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Main Cast

Kang Chi's Biological Parents

Extended Cast

Production Credits

Episode Ratings

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2014 2nd Asia Rainbow TV Awards
2013 MBC Drama Awards
2013 2nd Daejeon Drama Festival - APAN Star Awards
2013 6th Korea Drama Awards
2013 8th Seoul International Drama Awards
  • Outstanding Korean Drama Actress (Bae Suzy)
2013 Mnet 20′s Choice Awards

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