North Korea's 'Great Successor' Described as Manga Fan
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
After the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il on Saturday at age 69, the official Korean Central News Agency described his third son Kim Jong-un as "the great successor" who has been designated as the next leader of the isolated Communist nation.
Jong-un has in the past been described as a fan of manga. In 2009, the German weekly newspaper Welt am Sonntag published an article about an anonymous man who claimed he was a former schoolmate of Kim Jong-un. In the article, the anonymous man said that the younger Kim "was a fan of the Japanese manga characters." Jong-un reportedly studied at the International School of Berne in Switzerland in the mid-1990s under the pseudonym Pak Chol.
Source: The Guardian
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