Learn More About the Musical Return Home
Return Home, or also known as Return: The Promise of That Day, is an original South Korean army musical. The musical connects the musicals Mine, Sail of Life, The Promise, and Shinheung Military Academy, which were also produced by the South Korean army. Some of the idols and actors who are serving their military duties were reported of joining the musical line-up. Some of them are EXO’s Xiumin, SHINee’s Onew and Yoon Ji-sung.
In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a rundown of everything about the musical Return Home. So, stay tuned!
About the Musical Return Home
The story begins with a Korean War veteran, Seung-ho, who wanders around battlegrounds in search of the remains of his fellow soldiers who were killed during the Korean War. The story goes back in time to the Korean War, when a young Seung-ho witnessed his fellow soldiers sacrifice their young lives to protect their country. Seung-ho promised them to find and return their remains to their families. Seung-ho’s grandson, Hyun-min and his friend Woo-joo take over the war veteran’s mission to discover the Korean War remains through an Army excavation operation.
The Army excavation operation is actually in progress. Following a breakthrough deal with North Korea, the South launched an operation to recover Korean War soldiers’ lost remains inside the heavily-militarized Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
Seventy years after the Korean War, there are approximately 133,000 soldiers who have not yet returned to their families. In a search operation starting in 2000, the remains of some 10,000 of them have been recovered but not yet identified. The time is running out for the rest of them as their families are reaching old age.
Musical Cast and Characters
On September 9th, 2019, the character posters for each cast member were released. There were pictures of SHINee’s Onew, EXO’s Xiumin, INFINITE’s Sunggyu, INFINITE’s Sungyeol, actor Kim Min-seok, Jo Kwon, and Yoon Ji-sung.
SHINee’s Onew and EXO’s Xiumin alternately play as young Seung-ho who was in the Korean War and witnessed his fellow soldiers sacrifice themselves to protect the country. Check out their individual posters below!
Lee Jae-kyun and VIXX’s N alternately play as Hae-il, a soldier who is respected by his friends. Check out Lee Jae-kyun and VIXX’s N individual posters below!
Actor Kim Min-seok and INFINITE’s Sungyeol alternately play as Jin-goo, Seung-ho’s best friend. Check out Kim Min-seok and INFINITE’s Sungyeol individual posters below!
Jo Kwon and Go Eun-sung alternately play as Hyun-min, Seung-ho’s grandson who takes over Seung-ho’s mission to return Korean War remains to their families. Check out Jo Kwon and Go Eun-sung’s individual posters below!
INFINITE’s Sunggyu and Yoon Ji-sung alternately play as Woo-joo, Hyun-min’s friend and the leader of the excavation team. Check out INFINITE’s Sunggyu and Yoon Ji-sung’s individual posters below!