North Korea Will Be Rule By A Manga-Reader Gamer

North Korea Will Be Rule By A Manga-Reader Gamer

Kim Jong-il passed away this week — something almost predicted by Homefront, a video game. The question now is: what’s next? Rather, who.

Kim Jong-un, who also appeared in Homefront, will be the dictator’s successor. Not much is known about Kim Jong-un. Photos of him did not surface until recently, which is why an actor originally played him in Homefront. Only after his appearance was made public, did the game’s developers insert his likeness.

As Kotaku previously posted, the Dear Leader’s oldest son, Kim Jong-nam, is “too much of a playboy,” to replace Kim Jong-il and Kim Jong-chol is, according to a Wikileak cable, “more interested in video games” than governing.

According to the New York Post, Kim Jong-un attended a Swiss boarding school under an alias and can speak German, French, and English. According to classmates, Kim Jong-un was shy and awkward around females. He loved reading Japanese manga and playing video games.

Now dubbed the “Great Successor”, his dreams apparently didn’t involve taking over a dictatorship, but something far more normal: playing for the Chicago Bulls. A classmate at the International School of Bern told Japan’s NHK, “He yearned to become a pro basketball player in the United States.”

Seeing how tense the relationship is between Japan and North Korea, it’s fascinating that someone who leads a country that teaches its citizens to despise Japan and the U.S. also enjoys manga and shooting hoops.

So if North Korea invades Japan or the US, you’ll know what Kim Jong-un has come for: the comics and the basketballs.

Kim’s 007-nut kid in charge [NY Post]

(Top photo: Vincent Yu | AP)


  • Hopefully it spells a good change for the country as I believe everyone in power but The Late Great Leader knew that the GL was fucking insane and was too scared to do anything about it. Hopefully the egos of those left aren’t strong enough to decide to continue the way the state is run and its citizens get freedom, nibbles and PsOnes for the first time!

  • So they’ve got a leader who loves playing video games. Great. So I guess this means that even North Korea will be able to have adult video games before we can.

    Sure, if they got them they’d probably just try to eat them in order to stay alive, but at least they’ll have the option.

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