Title: The Flying Superboard
Genre: Animation (Action, Comedy)
Rated: All Ages
Total Episodes: 26 min X54 episodes
Release Date: 1990~2002
Category: 2D Digital Animation, TV Series
Production: HAHNO, KBS
Copyright: © KBS / HANHO
As a punishment for causing havoc in Heaven, Sonogong is locked in a huge iron mass for 500 years until Samjang Bupsa, an old priest embarking on a mission to rid the world of evil and spread peace throughout the land, rescues him. Sonogong becomes Samjang's disciple. He meets Saojung who enviously eyes Sonogong's amazing Superboard, and the brute swine oil seller Jopalgye. After several twists and turns, they join on Samjang’s journey. Wherever they go, they meet overwhelming enemies and get into trouble. But they don’t get frustrated and find ingenious way to defeat the monsters.
The animated TV series, <The Flying Superboard>, has recorded the highest audience rating ever in Korea. (42.8%) It is based on the popular comic book in Korea. Since its first air in 1990, ‘The Flying Superboard’ has been made into PC games, mobile games and to a musical show with great popularity.
In this series there are more distinct and funnier characters than the original, Chinese folk novel, ‘Journey to the west’. They might be troublemakers, but also bring lots of humor. Thanks to their unique way of acting and talking, main characters gained popularity and are frequently used as subject of parodies and have become a society phenomenon in Korea.