While many K-drama fans were saddened by the speculation that some of their favorite stars may be enlisting for military service this year, there's some good news on the enlistment front, as well! As each new year rolls around, it means a new batch of enlisted stars will be returning from duty. Let's look at those who are scheduled to come home to their loving fans in 2014:

Listed in order of their estimated discharge:

1. Lee Joon Hyuk (City Hunter)

Estimated discharge: March 2014


2. Kim Yong Joon (SG Wannabe)

Estimated discharge: March 2014


3. Ji Hyun Woo (Queen In Hyun's Man)

Estimated discharge: May 2014

YES! He can finally return to his adorable girlfriend Yoo In Na!


4. Kim Dong Wook (Coffee Prince)

Estimated discharge: May-June 2014


5. Kim Kyu Jong (SS501)

Estimated discharge: May 2014


6. Lee Hyun (8Eight)

Estimated discharge: May 2014


7. Kim Jungmo (Trax)

Estimated discharge: June 2014


Watch exes duke it out and fall back in love in the comedic medical drama Emergency Couple.
8. Lee Je Hoon (Fashion King)

Estimated discharge: June-July 2014


9. Leeteuk (Super Junior)

Estimated discharge: July 2014


10. Sangchu (Mighty Mouth)

Estimated discharge: August 2014

The K-pop artist served 10 days in military prison in 2013 for visiting a massage parlor after hours. The scandal surrounding the incident helped spark the abolition of celebrity recruit units in the Korean army.


11. Ghun (X5)

Estimated discharge: October/November 2014


12. Yoo Seung Ho (God of Study)

Estimated discharge: December 2014


Sadly, with all of this good news, there are two more actors we need to add to the list of Kdrama stars leaving this year. Yoo Ah In and Choi Jin Hyuk have both confirmed that they will be entering military service in 2014.

Fortunately, the two actors are both starring in current or upcoming dramas: Choi Jin Hyuk currently leads in the medical drama Emergency Couple, and Yoo Ah In will star in the upcoming drama Secret Love Affair.


Who are you most excited to see returning? Comment below!


Vivi is an unapologetic Korean drama addict and blogger. She blogs with her K-drama best friend Coco at Kdrama Fighting! In her free time, she likes to bring her commentary to the DramaFever crowd.

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