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My Girlfriend is a Gumiho - Korean Drama 2010

Updated on October 13, 2014

Drama about Choices, Sacrifices and Trust

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho / My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tail Fox

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is an action, romantic, comedy and mystical fantasy drama. Written by the famous duo, Hong Sisters, who have written famous romantic-comedy Korean Drama such as Delightful Girl Chun-hyang (2005), My Girl (2005-2006), Fantasy Couple (2006), Hong Gil Dong (2008), You're Beautiful and Best Love (2011).

If you love Hong Sisters' drama, you will love this romantic comedy drama as well. The lead actor is Lee Seung Gi who won best actor as Hwan in Brilliant Legacy and Shin Min Ah a CF Model Queen, this is a drama not to be missed.

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Mi Ho was sad after she discovered in the Little Mermaid story that she disappeared. She's scared and upset that after 100 days, she'll disappear like the mermaid who watched the happy prince with the woman he loved, turned into a bubble, and disappeared entirely into the air. Then Dae Woong found her and said: "She doesn't disappear. She survives and lives happily. Don't listen to anyone else - my words are true, so just trust in them." - Episode 7

"At first, when my clothes were wet with your tears, I told myself I would just wait until they dried. But then, the clouds grew bigger, the skies darkened, and rain that blocked my path came down. Rain that can't be stopped, can't be avoided, falls down on me, Where do I go? I've lost my way. Though I try to run far, I keep coming back. I want to protect you, and treat you well. I must've been rained on and lost my mind." - Episode 11

Dae Woong: "Mi Ho, I like you. Mi-ho, don't go. Don't leave me. Stick close to me."

Mi Ho: "Even though I'm different from you, is it okay with you?"

Dae Woong: "It's not okay. It's absurd and outrageous and crazy, but I like you. I don't like you because it's okay to like you. But because I like you, everything going to be okay."

Mi Ho: Dae Woong, because you like me, I can tell you this now. I am going to turn into a human.

Dae Woong: "You, did you use me to become human? Because you needed me, you liked me?

Mi Ho: "Because I liked you, I needed you. It's not that I needed you that I liked you."

Dae Woong: "If you need me, then just use me. Take everything and use me. In return, take responsibility for me." - Episode 11

"Dae Woong: Energy Boost - Because my girlfriend is a gumiho, there are 9 good qualities about her:

1. Unique & Special - she's the only one in the world

2. Strength - you don't have to worry about walking at night

3. Honesty - she's direct and never coy, never lie

4. Courage - she shouts that she likes me, wherever we are

5. Confidence - have you seen a beautiful girlfriend like her?

6. Care - she takes a really good care of me

7. Nervousness - cheating is death

8. Belief & Trust - that she will never leave my side

9. I just really, really, really, really, really like you.

Recharge Complete" - Episode 12

Dae-woong: "I won't wait for the day that one of us has to die. Take the bead from me now!"

Dae-woong: "Mi Ho, I love you. So I won't die in order to save you. You shouldn't either."

Mi Ho: "Dae Woong, I love you and I won't die on your behalf either."

Dae Woong: "This is the only decision I can make as the person who loves you. Even though I'm not sure of the outcome, we're in it together", until the very end!" - Episode 13 / 14

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MGIAG Details, Synopsis & Cast Members

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Title: My Girlfriend is a Gumiho (MGIAG)

Also known as: My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tail Fox

Number of Episodes: 16

Original run:

- South Korea: August 11, 2010 - September 30, 2010 on SBS; Every Wednesday and Thursday

- Philippines: May 9, 2011 - June 17, 2011; Every Weekdays

- Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore (Astro Channel): August 1, 2011 - TBA; 8.30 PM on Astro Shuang Xing (CH324) More info can be found on Astro MGIAG TV Guide

Main Cast Members: Lee Seung Gi as Cha Dae Woong; Shin Min Ah as Mi Ho; No Min Woo as Park Dong Ju, Park Soo Jin as Eun Hae In, Sung Dong Il as Ban Doo Hong / Director Ban


South Korea: Average Rating: 14.6%; Highest Rating: 21.3% [Nationwide] Episode 16; 21.3% [Seoul] Episode 13

Philippines: 16.6% [Episode aired on 3rd June 2011]

Official Website: SBS My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho on

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho Brief Synopsis

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho portrays a story of a beautiful nine-tail fox gumiho (fox-spirit) who is trapped inside a painting for 500 years. One day, an action school student (Dae Woong) accidentally comes to the temple where she's trapped and hears her cries. He draws nine-tail fox in the painting, hence, releasing gumiho into the human world. Excited, she follows Dae Woong. Scared, Dae Woong run as fast as he can and falls down into a creek. He's badly injured, so Gumiho transfers her bead to Dae Woong to help him recover from his injuries.

Because her bead is in Dae Woong's body, she starts to follow Dae Woong around. She then falls in love with him. She decides that she wants to be human and live happily ever after with Dae Woong.

However, fate doesn't allow them to be together. They have to make their own sacrifices and face the objections from Dae Woong's first love as well as Gumiho's friend, Park Dong Ju.

See her transformation and sacrifices of Gumiho who only eats beef in the beginning as well as her adaptation to live in a human world.

See Dae Woong's personal journey as he learns to be more mature, to love human-fox girl unconditionally and to let go his love in order to save the person he loves the most.

Cha Dae Woong

Cha Dae Woong (Lee Seung Gi) is an action school student, his dream is to become a famous action actor. He lost both of his parents when he was young, and he lives with his grandfather & aunty. One day, he run away from his grandfather and ended up at a temple where Gumiho is trapped. He draws nine tails in the painting, and Gumiho is finally free.

Straight after Gumiho's release, Dae Woong is scared so he run away and accidentally falls down into a creek. His injury is pretty bad and Gumiho saves him by transferring her bead to his body. From that moment onwards, Gumiho starts to follow him and live with him.

Dae Woong initially has a crush on his senior classmate, Hae In, but when he realizes that she only uses him, he no longer likes her.

For the first few days, Dae Woong also doesn't like Gumiho (whom he cutely named "Mi Ho") because he thinks she ruins his life. But he soon realizes that he has fallen in love with her and he misses her when she's not around. Even though he doesn't understand why and how can he loves a gumiho, however, he decides that he's going to keep the bead in order to help Mi Ho to be a human.

He teaches Mi Ho how to live in human world, he creates wonderful memory for Mi Ho and he works really hard to support Mi Ho.

In the end, he has to choose between their love and Mi Ho's dream.

Mi Ho

Mi Ho (Shin Min Ah) is a 500 year old nine-tail fox Gumiho who couldn't find a husband because of a rumor she's a gumiho who eats human's liver. She is trapped in a painting for 500 years before Cha Dae Woong comes and releases her into the human world.

As a Gumiho, she only eats beef. As a gumiho, she has bead which helps her to recover quickly if she's got injured or experience any pain. This bead is also her lifesaver, if she can find a man whom loves her and wants to hold her bead in his body for 100 days, she will become human. However, the person who holds the bead will die.

Mi Ho doesn't know about this fact, and Dae Woong keeps the bead until both of them finally finds the truth. So what will happen? Will Dae Woong keep the bead until the 100th day and let himself die? Or Will Mi Ho sacrifice her dream to become human in order to let Dae Woong live?

Park Dong Ju

Park Dong Ju (No Min Woo) is a 50-50 human (veterinarian doctor) & spirit. He transforms himself as human and never makes any connection with human. He also never stays in one place for too long. One day, the monk from the temple calls him regarding the missing Gumiho from the painting. His mission is to bring gumiho back to the painting.

However, when he sees Mi Ho for the first time, she reminds him of Kil Dal. He felt in love with Kil Dal many years before and tragically she made him killed her. Knowing Mi Ho's dream of becoming human, he no longer chases her but decides to help her to adapt into the human world. He also creates name, passport, and other personal details which will help Mi Ho to survive in the human world.

He wants Mi Ho to live with him so he lies about the fact that the person who holds Mi Ho's bead will die on the 100th day.

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho Cast Members Pictures

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Cha Dae Woong / Lee Seung GiMi Ho / Shin Min AhPark Dong Ju / No Min WooPark Soo Jin / Eun Hae InCha Po Ong (Cha Dae Woong's Grandfather) / Byeon Hee BongCha Min Sook (Cha Dae Woong's Aunt) /  Yoon Yoo SunKim Byung Soo (Cha Dae Woong's Best Friend) / Kim Ho ChangDirector Ban /  Sung Dong IlBan Sun Nyeo / T-ara Hyo Min
Cha Dae Woong / Lee Seung Gi
Cha Dae Woong / Lee Seung Gi
Mi Ho / Shin Min Ah
Mi Ho / Shin Min Ah
Park Dong Ju / No Min Woo
Park Dong Ju / No Min Woo
Park Soo Jin / Eun Hae In
Park Soo Jin / Eun Hae In
Cha Po Ong (Cha Dae Woong's Grandfather) / Byeon Hee Bong
Cha Po Ong (Cha Dae Woong's Grandfather) / Byeon Hee Bong
Cha Min Sook (Cha Dae Woong's Aunt) /  Yoon Yoo Sun
Cha Min Sook (Cha Dae Woong's Aunt) / Yoon Yoo Sun
Kim Byung Soo (Cha Dae Woong's Best Friend) / Kim Ho Chang
Kim Byung Soo (Cha Dae Woong's Best Friend) / Kim Ho Chang
Director Ban /  Sung Dong Il
Director Ban / Sung Dong Il
Ban Sun Nyeo / T-ara Hyo Min
Ban Sun Nyeo / T-ara Hyo Min

MGIAG Official OST Lists

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho Official OST MV by Lee Seung Gi - Song Title: Losing My Mind

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho - OST
My Girlfriend is a Gumiho - OST

My Girlfriend is Gumiho OST List

1. Losing My Mind [Dae Woong's Theme] - Lee Seung Gi

2. Fox Rain [Love Theme] - Lee Sun Hee

3. The Person I Will Love [Mi Ho's Theme] - Lee Seul Bi

4. Oh La La - Kim Gun Mo

5. Two as One - Lyn & Bong Gu

6. Sha la la - Shin Min Ah

7. Trap [Dong Ju's Theme] - No Min Woo

8. Look At Me - (Director Ban & Auntie Min Sook's Theme) - Park Hong

9. I Can Give You All - Shin Min Ah

10. Fox Rain Acoustic Ver. - Lee Sun Hee

More Songs (not part of the above OST album):

- From Now on I Love You - Lee Seung Gi (Digital Single)

This song is played starting from Episode 11. English Lyric of From Now On I Love You

- Cute Hoi Hoi Song - Lee Seung Gi

This song is actually a remake of the famous Dolly the Dinosaur's song

The OST Album is available on yesasia

Hoi-Hoi Couple =)

Hoi Hoi Couple Special Love Moments

Who doesn't fall in love with these cutie sweet lovely adorable Hoi Hoi Couple?

I never forget the first time Lee Seung Gi introduced his "500 year old girlfriend" on his twitter (which unfortunately was only active during MGIAG shooting and airing time). They look so cute together and their chemistry is amazingly great, making me rooting for this couple from the first episode.

Dae Woong initially scared of Mi Ho (being an immature guy back then), when Mi Ho left him then he started to feel emptiness inside his heart, his melting love declaration at the front of the church on Episode 11 (by asking Mi Ho to start taking responsibility for him), his tears when he had to leave Mi Ho alone to give her a chance to be human on Episode 14, his relief when he knows that Mi Ho wouldn't leave him and he embraced her gently at the airport on Episode 16, their sweet memories when they spent the 100th day together, his sobbing when he realized Mi Ho was no longer beside him on Episode 16 and their reunion at the end.

So many metaphors in MGIAG for Hoi Hoi Couple, but their expression towards each other, their eyes when they look at each other, their warming hug (who can't forget Dae Woong's back hug on Episode 11 and then his sweet, reassuring, gentle hug at the end of episode 11 when he realized he's in love with Mi Ho), their sweet moments when they went on a date, their love bullet symbol, this couple really made for each other.

If you're having Hoi Hoi Couple Withdrawal (like me), here are some videos of Hoi Hoi Couple Sweet Moments:

My Favorite Hoi Hoi Couple Moments on MGIAG

1. Hoi Hoi Couple 1st Kiss

2. Miho's Life Plan

3. Hoi Hoi Couple's First Meal with Dae Woong's Grandfather & Aunty

4. Hoi Hoi Couple's First Photo Album

5. Hoi Hoi Couple Last Date

6. Hoi Hoi Couple Reunion (Last Episode)

All Video Credits from SBS Drama Official Channel

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho DVD Interview (English Subbed)

Huge thank you to LSGfan (Ann) for translating Lee Seung Gi's MGIAG DVD Interview to English. Many of us who bought the DVD were disappointed that the interview is not subbed, so her hard work is truly appreciated.

You can watch the video [Part 1 - 4] (on Daily Motion) by clicking on the image below

If you can't watch Daily Motion, the interview is now available on Vimeoh

Credit: LSGfan and Beedance07.

MGIAG Collections

If you love MGIAG, make sure you buy the DVD to rewatch it again and remind you the special moments of Hoi Hoi Couple!

For MGIAG Lovers, 3 Parts of MGIAG Comic Books are the keepsakes that will complete your MGIAG Collection

- Comic Book Volume I: 250 pages

- Comic Book Volume II: 226 pages

- Comic Book Volume III: 258 pages

Miho's Favorite Chicken Leg Plush Toy which was given by Dae Woong. Now we can hug this cute plush toy as well.

It's available in three sizes:

- X-Large: 45 x 100 x 25 cm

- Large: 52 x 26 x 12 cm

- Small: 34 x 18 x 8 cm

and Mobile Phone Strap


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    5 years ago

    its such a SWEET drama,really love it :] Miho sacrificed her life for Dae Woong,but he also don't want her to go :') I so relieved when gumiho has not lost the last tail *they're such a cute couple,don't you think?

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    E L Seaton 

    6 years ago from Virginia

    Nine tailed fox huh, I am sure it's and entertaining work. Thanks for sharing.

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    7 years ago

    I enjoy movies, mainly from US, UK, and India. I am not familiar with Korean movies, so I found this review of the work of Hong sisters informative.

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    7 years ago

    Not a big fan of Hong Sisters drama, until I watch Gumiho. Lee Seung Gi's and Shin Min Ah's acting won me deeply. I cried buckets loads when Dae Woong left Mi Ho alone and he couldn't hold back the tears when he's driving further away from her. I laughed with them on their "future life plan". I was happy with them as they finally admitted they like they other. But I feel pity for Dr Vet, he's hot btw. ^_^

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    7 years ago

    Recharge complete! That's my favorite scene ever...

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    7 years ago

    I love love love Hoi Hoi Couple. Gumiho is now my favorite drama. It just finished in Philippines n I don't know what should I watch on the weekdays. I'm having MGIAG withdrawal now.

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    7 years ago

    this sure looks interesting! cheers

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    jojokaya lm 

    7 years ago

    Hmm..interesting drama


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