The votes are in, and STRONGBERRY is committing to what the fans have chosen: We are getting a fantasy-romance feature next!
STRONGBERRY announced that Story E — the fantasy-romance storyline — have won their polling for their next feature with 58% of the total votes.against Story A — the push-and-pull storyline — which got 42%. A total of 1,1142 participants voted in the poll.
Story E will follow a protagonist who meets a dokkaebi (Korean goblin) and falls in love:
During the school break, Inho heads down to his grandmother’s house, expecting it to be empty. However, contrary to his assumption, the house has become a hideout for two individuals named Cheolsu and Gwangpal. Initially disliking them, Inho gradually comes to accept them once he discovers that Cheolsu and Gwangpal are ‘dokkaebi’ – supernatural beings bound to the house, unique to Korean folklore, often likened to goblins or trolls, who possess supernatural powers and inhabit everyday objects. As he grows close to Cheolsu, they start to share their everyday life. In addition, Inho befriends a local young man named Jaegwan, who helps him better understand the dokkaebi, Cheolsu, and Gwangpal. However, when Inho suddenly faces a health crisis, Cheolsu develops a strong desire to protect him. Being a dokkaebi that inhabits objects and can only move with Inho, Cheolsu dislikes his own limitations in protecting Inho. But with Gwangpal’s help, he learns about a way for a dokkaebi to become a human. Could this enable Cheolsu and Inho to establish a relationship as loving partners?