Aflame Inferno

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Aflame Inferno
불꽃의 인페르노
(Bulkkoch-ui Inpeleuno)
Genre Action, Drama, Romance, Supernatural
Author Dall-Young Lim
Illustrator Kwang-Hyun Kim
Publisher South Korea Haksan Culture Company

Magazine South Korea Booking
Original run 2006
Collected volumes 6

Aflame Inferno (불꽃의 인페르노 Bulkkoch-ui Inpeleuno?) is a Korean manhwa series written by Dall-Young Lim and illustrated by Kwang-Hyun Kim, the former who is known for writing Unbalance Unbalance, Zero, and the Japanese manga Black God. The story revolves around Shi-Chan Kang, a high school student and fashion model who was nearly killed in a crossfire between demonic beings called "Tedlars". However, Inferno, one of the Tedlars, saves Shi-Chan's life by merging his body with his own. In order to separate themselves, they must collect 1,000 "Invento Hells" by killing other Tedlars in hopes of ever being separated from each other.

Aflame Inferno began serialization in Vol.8 of Booking, published on April 1, 2006.[1] The first volume was released by Haksan Culture Company on July 15, 2006, with a total of six volumes available in South Korea as of January 15, 2011. According to online rumors, the series has been canceled due to copyright issues.

Story[edit]

A self-absorbed high school student gets caught in the middle of a battle of demons (called "Tedlars"). He is nearly killed but is saved when the Tedlar named "Inferno" merged with him. Now he must hunt down Tedlars while keeping up with his studies.

Characters[edit]

The characters' original names are shown on the left, while their names from the Japanese version appear on the right. Only the Tedlars and TBI members retain their names in both versions.

Main characters[edit]

Shi-Chan Kang (강시찬?) / Shion Saito (斎藤 示音 Saitō Shion?)
Inferno (인페르노는/インフェルノ Inpeleuno/Inferuno?)
Gehenna (게헨나의/ゲヘナ Gehena?)
Chae-Hee Shin (신채희?) / Natsumi Hosaka (穂坂 夏美 Hosaka Natsumi?)
Yu-Na Go / Yui Iida (飯田 唯 Iida Yui?)

Tedlars[edit]

Legend Tedlars[edit]

Thanatos (타나토스/タナトス Tanatosu?)
Pandemonium (판데모니움은/パンデモニウム Pandemoniumu?)

Other Tedlars[edit]

Bandara
Sorcerer Dantis
Rabiatan
Garrod Balty
Loben Balty
Altross
Garnet Sittler
Balbalbow
Albraxas
Trisba
Dalrossa
Material
Physaracks

Tedlar Hunters (T.B.I.)[edit]

Oreilly Laurent
Guiness Scott
Demian
Nancy Swallow

Other characters[edit]

Ji-Yun Do / Mika Matsumi
Mrs. Kang / Hiromi Saito
Ki-Hoon Shin / Akihiko Hosaka
Chi-Sang An / Katsuki Kumakura
Yu-Ra Min / Maya Akakiya
Elize Schultz
Joan

Terminology[edit]

Tedlar (테드라/鬼神?)
Corrosion
Invento
T.B.I.

Media[edit]

Manhwa[edit]

Written by Dall-Young Lim and illustrated by Kwang-Hyun Kim, Aflame Inferno began serialization in Vol.8 of Booking, published on April 1, 2006.[1] The first volume was released by Haksan Culture Company on July 15, 2006,[2] with a total of six volumes available in South Korea as of January 15, 2011 under their Booking Comics imprint.[3]

The manhwa is licensed in Japan by Kill Time Communication where it is serialized in Comic Valkyrie,[4] and in Taiwan by Tong Li Publishing. Japanese releases of Aflame Inferno feature unique cover art designs and uncut scenes, as well as being localized to better suit Japanese readers.

No. Title Korean release date Korean ISBN
01 Contact July 15, 2006[2] ISBN 978-89-529-8689-4
  1. Inferno
  2. Invento
  3. The Girl Witness
  4. Girl's Trust
  5. Threat
  6. Distrustful Alliance
  7. Confusion
02 Evolution November 25, 2006[5] ISBN 978-89-529-9185-0
  1. A Lesson in Murder
  2. Tedlar Hunter
  3. Spiral of Consciousness
  4. Line of Site
  5. Entrapment
  6. An Omen
  7. Uncertainty
03 Impact April 25, 2007[6] ISBN 978-89-529-9830-9
  1. Battlefield
  2. Ambush
  3. Bait
  4. Battle Song
  5. Flames of Destruction
  6. Confrontation
  7. Truth
  8. One Fallen Piece
04 Crush August 25, 2007[7] ISBN 978-89-258-0278-7
  1. Pouring Rain
  2. 3rd Guest
  3. True Form
  4. Situation
  5. Danger
  6. Humilation
  7. Place in Society
  8. Grudge
05 Accident June 25, 2008[8] ISBN 978-89-258-1564-0
  1. Moral Justice
  2. Discrepancy
  3. Anxiety
  4. Despair
  5. Devastation
  6. Forced Alliance
  7. Plan
  8. Journey
  9. Exploration
  10. Surveillance
  11. Origin
06 Voltex January 1, 2011[3] ISBN 978-89-258-6377-1
  1. Psychic
  2. Strategy
  3. Scheme
  4. Index
  5. Flameus Progress
  6. Magestically
  7. Inheritance from the Past
  8. The Perfect Existence
  9. Evolution

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Booking Vol.8 (2006)" (in Korean). Haksan Culture Company. Retrieved December 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "불꽃의 인페르노 1권" (in Korean). Haksan Culture Company. Retrieved December 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "불꽃의 인페르노 6권" (in Korean). Haksan Culture Company. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "炎のインフェルノ 1" (in Japanese). Amazon.com. Retrieved December 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ "불꽃의 인페르노 2권" (in Korean). Haksan Culture Company. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "불꽃의 인페르노 3권" (in Korean). Haksan Culture Company. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ "불꽃의 인페르노 4권" (in Korean). Haksan Culture Company. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ "불꽃의 인페르노 5권" (in Korean). Haksan Culture Company. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 

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