“At first, when I saw saw fan art I’d try to save it all, but eventually I had to give up because there was so much of it,” he admits.
While looking at some of the fan art that staff have compiled, Ryu Jun Yeol says, “While I was preparing to take the entrance exam for art school, I spent a long time working in front of my easel. I know some of these take more than four hours to draw, so I feel like they’re a reflection of the fans’ love for our show.”
As he looks at more of the artwork, he says, “I’m moved to tears when I receive fan art, because I know that they’re not easy to create.”
He also jokes, “I want to tell fans that I’m grateful that they always make me look better than I do in real life.”
“Reply 1988” recently aired its final episode, which achieved an impressive rating of 19.6%.