Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cinderella's Sister

Eun-Ju , who lost her father many years ago, finally moves gets a new family home when her mother remarries. Although things seem to have turn the better for the cynical Eun-Ju, she immediately faces problems when she meets her new step-sister Hyo-Seon. Hyo-Seon with her bright character is the apple in her father's eyes and the clear favorite in the house. Furthermore, Eun-Ju's mother also seems to have fallen for the charismatic personality of Hyo-Seon.

Making matters worse for Eun-Ju, Hyo-Seon seems to like Eun-Ju's prince Ki-Hoon. Eun-Ju decides then and there to take matters in her own hands and exact revenge on her Cinderella like stepsister ...

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Jang Geun-seok flooded with CF offers

Like Park Shin-hye, Jang Geun-seok is experiencing a rise in popularity leading the drama You’re Beautiful. In fact, he’s basking in the CF offers that have been rolling in recently, thanks to the drama. He’s already been featured in numerous CFs (SK Telecom’s Samsung phone, Etude House, Black N Jean), but he adds to that with a new contract to promote coffee for Dongsuh Foods, which he adds to a growing list of communications, clothing, and food brands he will also endorse.

According to Jang’s management, he’s mulling over his options carefully: “He’s putting some effort into choosing products that match well with his personality and character in the drama and as an actor.” He’s fortunate in that he has portrayed a variety of images thus far, so he’s not necessarily locked into his trendy idol image in his current role; he recently portrayed a dangerous murder suspect in the well-received thriller Itaewon Murder Case and a genius musician in Beethoven Virus. He’s also got lingering images from his roles in Happy Life and Hwang Jini.

source: My Daily, Nanum News
Translations: dramabeans

Viter Fan apologizes, Cyndi Wang still believes in true love

original source: UDN
translated by minchong92 @

Those cherished memories of one’s youthful past have all been marred by the ex-boyfriend. He used the most despicable way to reveal unnecessary details about their relationship that has long past. After Cyndi Wang broke down, she left a message on her Facebook to express her feelings about the current situation: “As imperfect as that love is, I would never want to end it with regret.”

Cyndi also stated that she hopes that she will experience the right kind of love in the future. Viter Fan, the ex-boyfriend, has already publicly apologized for his statements. However, the anti-fan movement against him has already exploded. They want him to leave the entertainment circle.

Cyndi Wang was disappointed. She thought that she would be able to avoid the bad moments of a relationship and just remember the beautiful things that happened instead. But the good and bad parts of love don’t just disappear. One is unable to remember just the good parts: “If that one romance can let you learn so much from it, perhaps it’s not just lost memories.”

When the netizens reacted towards this situation, Cyndi said: “As imperfect as that love is, I would never want to end it with regret. I would rather see myself lucky to overcome that relationship when I was so young.”

Over the past few days, she has broken down once. Then she went to eat a meal and play with her dog Pluto. Cyndi is ready to welcome the new day.

After her last relationship, Cyndi has matured quite a bit: “A lot of people tell me – ‘No wonder, you haven’t been in a relationship for so long.’ But actually I still believe that there will be the right person who will love me. It’s just that when I meet with love, I’ll be braver and wiser to face it.”

Yesterday afternoon, Viter Fan released his public apology. Towards Cyndi, he sincerely apologized. However, Viter also added in a 700-character statement that he was the one tricked by media. The interview he gave was one based on trust. And as a result, this misplaced trust resulted in his fall from grace in the entertainment circle.

Taiwan's 'Susan Boyle' fails to make the cut

Source: Channel News Asia

TAIPEI: Chubby singer Lin Yu-chun got booted out of Taiwan talent show "One Million Star", just days after he shot to international fame due to a series of YouTube videos that got people calling him 'The Male Susan Boyle'.

According to Taiwan media, Lin, nicknamed "Little Fatty", was a wildcard contestant on Friday's episode of the talent show, but failed to make the grade with a score of just 17.

"You don't miss even one note usually. What's the matter today?" asked judge David Huang, after Lin's lackluster performance.

The male soprano, who sports a distinctive bowl haircut, replied that he was simply too nervous during his rendition of Shunza's "Coming Home".

Despite Lin's loss, "One Million Star" garnered its highest ratings since the debut episode of its latest (sixth) season, reportedly attracting about 580,000 viewers per minute.

Meanwhile, his YouTube video, which sees him performing Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" continued to attract millions of viewers.

In an attempt to cash in on his popularity, the producers of the talent show are planning to bring Lin back onto the show, albeit as a guest star.

Lin has been invited to attend a taping of the show on Sunday though he will not appear in the coming two episodes, as they were completed prior to his rise to fame.

Footage of him will be added to the episodes instead.

Jiro Wang stranded in Holland, hopes to fly home as soon as possible

Source: Yahoo TW, UDN, Xin Min
Translated by catalie @

Jiro Wang who went to Amsterdam, Holland to do some photoshoots for his art photobook, was supposed to be back in Taiwan April 19 but due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland, he has been forced to stay in Holland. Luckily Jiro is a very optimistic guy because he won't be able to take a flight home until Friday at the earliest. Due to too many tourists left stranded in Europe as a result of the eruption, food and accomodation costs have trebled, with a crew of over 10 people in Holland, it's expected that they will have to spend an extra $NT1.5 million.

Besides this, the meteorological office of South Korea has predicted that the volcanic ash will reach the Korean Peninsula and China's north/east on April 20. In regards to the weather in Taiwan, the weather bureau has expressed that the chance of the volcanic ash affecting Taiwan shouldn't be very big.

Not knowing when he'll be back, many fans have been very worried even communicating online with fans from Europe, trying to find out whether Jiro is okay. Artist Jiro Wang, "Hello everyone, I'm tourist Da Dong. Originally I was going to return to Taiwan but have a look behind me."

The entire airport was empty, there weren't even any workers at the counter. Originally Jiro was going to return to Taiwan on April 19 but due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland, he has become stranded. Jiro Wang: "But I'm still fine you see, full of energy, full of energy." However, the filial Jiro mentioned that he does miss his mother. As soon as he found out he had to stay an extra 5 days, he rang home to let his mother know that he was okay.

The delayed flight back home has caused Jiro and his hair and make-up artists' other work to be postponed as well so nobody has the mood to spend their time having fun. Each day they come to the airport, hoping that they can return to Taiwan soon.

Jiro said that the only thing he can do is take advantage of this time to finish the writing and drawing for his art photobook. The purpose of his trip was to draw inspiration from Vincent Van Gogh's homeland and art gallery while also seeing the windmills and taking in the beautiful landscapes Holland has to offer. Looking from another perspective, this situation can be seen as a very special experience. He hopes that when the time comes, he will be able to bring more stories for his fans through his writing.

Nana Manga Creator Ai Yazawa Returns from Hospital

NANA manga creator Ai Yazawa revealed in the May 4 issue of Kobunsha's Josei Jishin magazine that she returned home in early April from the Tokyo hospital where she was being treated for an unspecified serious illlness. She had put her NANA manga last summer due to the sudden illness. However, she said that she has not gripped a pen once since her illness, and revealed that she does not know when or if she will return to working again.

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Jay Chou's new song 'Superman Can't Fly' premieres 26th of April on Hit FM; describes his 10 year journey

Source: Liberty Times
Translated by:

Every move heavenly king Jay Chou makes stirs up excitement in the Chinese music industry, in 2008 when he released his album "Capricorn", he won the acknowledgement of 8 GMA nominations, he won 3 big awards, his results were great. After nearly 2 years of fans anticipation, Jay Chou is finally releasing his 10th new album in May this year, "Just want to listen to music Hit Fm online network" are premiering it worldwide, they will broadcast the first plugged song "Superman Can't Fly" from the new album on the 26th of April at 10 to share Jay Chou's latest work with all listeners, don't miss out!

Jay Chou wrote the melody and lyrics for the new song "Superman Can't Fly" as well as producing it, in a lyrical style he slowly sings about his 10 year journey. In the lyrics he mentions the phenomenon he has brought to society and music, he mocks himself for becoming the representative of good people and good deeds, he needs the greater public to review him and then naturally he can bring out his unique Jay humour style and make people smile, Jay Chou expressed "Generally lyrics that have some intent on being critical use heavy beats or rapping to package it up, but I'm using a lyrical style to give everyone a new feeling!"

The name of the song "Superman Can't Fly", mocks Jay Chou who doesn't have any special abilities, he only has a dream and persistence to make music! Who could have thought his songs could become educational material, every move he makes has become examples for society, every one is helping him count up the ratings, box office and awards, his image, expression, words and actions, even the cars he drives, the apartments he lives in, or his albums, what isn't top? Has his movies set new high box office records? All of it has been dug up and examined closely, for instance the lyrics say "Mother says don't take things too much to heart, it's just a sense of duty that finds me, I can't sleep.", he can't help but sing "At the end of the day am I a singer-songwriter or a representative for good people and good deeds!" Jay Chou expressed it's inevitable that you'd feel tired of a life like this, you need space to breathe, but the lyrics also reveal at the same time "Don't ask me if I've cried before, because superman can't cry!" He still displays his manly personality.

Jay Chou made a Jay style superman look to go with his new song, he gelled his hair back, wore a leather coat and put on a pair of sunglasses, he's cool but has an enchanting temperament, the bat mobile he has collected has also made it's official appearance with him, "Superman" plus "Bat mobile" creates a mixed hero style, such creativity.

The MV for "Superman Can't Fly" narrates a moving story about a "ordinary hero", it talks about an ordinary guy who has a kind heart, everyday he does something good, until a day when he meets the leading female, an exciting interaction. But this time Jay Chou is not the main star of the MV, but instead he sings the lyrics that match up with this moving story, Jay Chou believes this MV can encourage many ordinary people to have the courage to become heroes, create unlimited possibilities for society and themselves.

"Just want to listen to music Ht Fm online network" is leading the new music trend, in order to match the new song of the heavenly king, they are working with MusicRadio and City Fm, Malaysia's MY FM, Singapore's 1003, Canada's Chinese station, Los Angeles' AM1300 Chinese station to broadcast it globally, Taiwanese audiences should stick on Hit Fm at 10am on 26th of April, you'll be able to hear heavenly king Jay Chou's new single "Superman Can't Fly". For online listeners please go to Hit Fm online network, North FM107.7, Centre FM91.5, South FM90.1. Passionate PLAY, just want to listen to music!

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Rainie attacks Arena too vigorously, loses sleep every night

Source: Liberty Times
Translation: casablanca-- @

"Cute Princess" Rainie Yang successfully controlled the stage at the Taipei Arena last Saturday, showing her flexibility and ballet skills that awed her fans. Finally having achieved her dream, she was extremely happy, and her sugar high lasted her through the next week after the concert, causing her to lose sleep almost every night. Every time she closed her eyes, she would hear the beating of her heart, "and I could see the concert over and over again".

Shields her emotions onstage, feels elated inside
After a full 10 years, Rainie completed her fantasy of "A Wild Fantasy Concert" by rehearsing nonstop, ignoring rolled ankle injuries, and constant nightmares due to intense pressure. Before her opening, she also suffered from a heavy flu, and her condition was all over the place. It wasn't until her concert ended that she finally believed that her beautiful dream had finally come true, and could finally rest at home, but she couldn't even fall asleep! "Because I'm just too excited! I close my eyes and all I can see is the concert." She said that she was trying to hide her emotions while onstage, because she didn't want her fans to see her cry, but inside she had already cried many tears of joy.

Takes up role of special guest at Xiao Zhu's Hong Kong concert
However, after concentrating on her own concert, Rainie now has to work on her project as Xiao Zhu's special guest at his Hong Kong concert, and rehearse for her "Wild Fantasy Singing Selections" autograph and singing concert in May. Will she be sleepless as the special guest for Xiao Zhu's concert? She said, "Actually, no, because we understand each other completely." She remained tight-lipped about the program, and asked fans to wait and see.

Viter Fan: Hit Cyndi twice, cheated on her? Surprised she wasn't a virgin at 17

Source: China Times
Translation: casablanca-- @

Viter Fan and Cyndi Wang started dating in 2000 after being introduced by director Zhang Zhuo Chi, but it has been a constant on-off five year relationship, fettered with many rumours. After their breakup in 2005, all their issues were laid on the table and brought to light, including their sweet moments, cheating, and reasons for their breakup. Their vocal-less fighting has been confirmed through all these rumours by both parties, with the exception of one: allegations that Viter would rough Cyndi around. Now, in an exclusive interview with China Times Magazine, Viter admits, "I roughed her around twice!"

On April Fools Day this year, Viter uploaded an old photo of an intimate scene with then girlfriend Cyndi on his Facebook, starting rumours a-flurry once again. In the limelight again due to his past relationship with Cyndi, he said that he posted the photo online to remember the best moments of the relationship, and to give it a beautiful ending.

Cyndi and Viter's relationship had been kept under tight wraps because at the time each excelled in their own piece of the world; one was a rising star in the acting industry, and the other the sweet princess of the music industry. However, after their five year relationship ended, all of their personal details about their life together was exposed to the world through news headlines when they started an epic drawn out fight over the pages of the newsprint. From how they started dating to Viter's cheating, then Cyndi's cheating, all of it ended completely with Viter's posting of a moment of sweetness in their tumultuous relationship.

To rumours that during their days of dating, they had unending arguments that led to Viter roughing Cyndi around, both parties never commented nor acknowledged these allegations through their publicists. Everytime this question arose, both of them would skirt around the issue.

Loves fried chicken and bubble tea, G.E.M willing to gain 4 kg

Source: Liberty Times
Translation: casablanca-- @

Hong Kong singer G.E.M will be in Taiwan promoting her first album in May, and the Taiwan-food lover has already eaten 15 pieces of fried chicken during her 10 day promotional stay in Taiwan right now. Every meal, she drinks bubble tea, and will not stop even if she starts breaking out, joking that she has already considered moving to Taiwan, so that she can eat the wonderful food everyday.

G.E.M is enthralled by all the Taiwanese eats, and praises fried chicken and bubble tea as the world's best food and drink. After being in Taiwan for only 10 days, she has already gained 4 kg, "Taiwanese food is really super delicious, I have seriously considered buying a house here, heck, I'll move here, just to eat the fried chicken!" One of her company's artists, Charge Pu Xue Liang, upon hearing of G.E.M's love for Taiwanese appetizers, personally made spicy stinky tofu for his "younger sister" to try. However, she caught a whiff of it and said, "It stinks!" She reluctantly tried it, and exclaimed, "It's smells so bad, but it's very delicious!"

Exudes Hong Kong manga girl

Two years ago, a 16 year old G.E.M was releasing her first album in Hong Kong, and her vocal abilities caught the attention and praise of the likes of Eason Chan and Alan Tam. Earlier, she was captured in a Hong Kong manga, where her image was transcribed into manga form as the female lead, and will be releasing it's first volume soon, which will definitely break into the "zhai nan" market.

"IRIS" starts melting Japanese viewers' hearts


TV series "IRIS", which made headlines prior to its airing for being assigned a prime time, 9 p.m. slot on TBS, has finally started conquering Japan. TBS, which had been involved with "IRIS" since its early planning stages, appears to be putting all its energy into promoting the series. The show's lead actors, Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-hee, visited Japan together prior to its premiere on April 21 and appeared on various variety shows on TBS over the next couple of days. The two stars made so many TV appearances that you could see them almost every time you turned on the television set.

On April 20, the day before the premiere, they appeared on a popular TV show hosted by noted emcee Shimada Shinsuke and handpicked voice actors for the supporting roles in the Japanese-dubbed version of "IRIS". Four veteran Japanese celebrities competed to win the part of Captain Jung, the boss for Lee Byung-hun's character, and comedian Moody Katsuyama ended up taking the role. In addition, promotional posters of "IRIS" was plastered in every part of the city including Shinjuku, Shibuya and Omotesando and Lee's fans exchanged information thru fan websites on the whereabouts of the posters so that they could take pictures. TBS also set up a Twitter account to promote "IRIS", delivering news about the show on a real-time basis.

"IRIS" scores highest rating among all TBS shows with premiere episode
A promotion poster of "IRIS" in Japan
The line-up of actors who provided voice-overs for the Japanese-dubbed version of "IRIS" is quite fancy. Actor Fujiwara Tatsuya, known to Korean fans for his lead role in the film "Death Note", played the main character Hyun-joon, originally portrayed by Lee Byung-hun.

Kim Tae-hee's character Seung-hee was voiced by actress Kuroki Meisa who gained popularity after appearing in dramas such as "Ninkyo Helper" and "Haikei, Chichiue-sama". Fujiwara Tatsuya has said, "I was under a strong impression that Hallyu dramas were usually melodramas that female viewers empathize with, but 'IRIS' has a story that can attract male viewers as well." He also confessed that he is "so into the drama that [he] forgets about reading the script." At the press conference held in Japan on April 18, Lee explained that the show "received a lot of love in Korea. I have very high hopes for the drama and am curious what kind of response it will receive in Japan because the culture is different and people express their emotions differently."

Thanks to such heavy promotion, "IRIS" recorded a 10.1 percent viewership rating for its special premiere episode which aired for two hours on April 21. According to an official in the Japanese TV broadcasting industry, TBS had an average viewership rating of around 5 percent during the given time slot. It is quite a strong start, considering that the figure was the highest among all the TV programs that aired on TBS that day.

Riding high on the momentum, TBS re-aired the premiere episode on April 28, at 1:55 p.m., before the second episode was broadcast and is planning to run a special feature titled "IRIS Exclusive Close-up Special 2010" on May 14. A huge promotion event, featuring the main cast including Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-hee as well as popular idol group Big Bang, will be held in Osaka on May 26 and in Saitama Super Arena on June 1.

From May 21 thru June 6, there will be an "IRIS Exhibition" held at the Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View. Rumor has it that props and wardrobe from the drama shootings will be featured in the exhibit, and cafes and bars will turn into "IRIS"-style venues. Looks like it will only be a matter of time until the famous "candy kiss scene" will capture the hearts of Japanese fans.

Mainland China steals idols' fame, claims Wu Zun advertises circumcisions

Source: Nownews
Translation: casablanca-- @

Celebrity spokesperson fees often reach an outrageous 7 figure number, but if you "borrow their image", then it's free! Recently, netizens have found that a Mainland clinic has illegally taken Wu Zun's photo to advertise a circumcision procedure; and Hong Kong star Andy Lau's name has also appeared on ads selling salted ducks.

The more popular the celebrity, the higher revenue that their advertisements rake in. One of Mainland China's clinics found a liking to the well built, handsome and multi-talented Wu Zun, and privately attached his photo on the advertisements. At first glance, Wu Zun appears educated and professional with his glasses, but that image clashes with what he is promoting: a Korean style circumcision procedure. A blurb above his head states that it is "only 80RMB (360TWD)" to complete the surgery. Wu Zun was both angry and amused that his picture was used to advertise a procedure that he evidently did not agree to.

In Mainland China, celebrities' images being taken advantage of has happened so often it is considered the norm. Popular singer Andy Lau had similar occurrences. A 60 year old Andy Lau, who lived in the Mainland, sold salted ducks and sausages for a living, and had run his shop there since 1960. To protect his copyright, he used his own name to register the license, never imagining that he would run into a court battle with Andy Lau, who was suing him for reputation violation. The old man was very distraught, because his only error was having the same name as the huge star, and had to be involved in a court case.

Alice in Wonderland

Troubled by a strange recurring dream, nineteen-year-old Alice Kingsleigh attends a party where she is faced with the expectations of marriage and of the society she lives in. Unsure of how to reply and increasingly confused, she runs away to chase after a rabbit in a waistcoat, and accidentally falls into a rabbit hole. She is transported to a world called Underland where she is greeted by the White Rabbit, the Dormouse, the Dodo, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and several talking flowers. They argue over her identity as "the right Alice," who it is foretold will slay the Red Queen's Jabberwocky on the Frabjous Day and restore the White Queen to power. They consult Absolem the Caterpillar, who decides that she is "not hardly Alice." The group is then ambushed by the Bandersnatch and a group of playing-card soldiers led by the Knave of Hearts. Alice escapes and flees into the woods.

The Knave informs the Red Queen that Alice has returned to Underland and is a threat to her reign. The red army is ordered to find Alice immediately. Meanwhile, the wandering Alice encounters the Cheshire Cat, who takes her to the Mad Hatter and March Hare. On the way to the White Queen's castle, Hatter relates the terror of the Red Queen's reign, and comments that Alice is not the same as she once was. The Hatter helps Alice avoid capture by allowing himself to be seized instead. Later, Alice is found by Bayard the bloodhound, who wishes to take her to the White Queen, but Alice insists upon helping the Hatter, so they go to the Red Queen's castle.

The Red Queen is unaware of Alice's identity and therefore welcomes her as a guest. Meanwhile, the Hatter persuades the Queen to let him serve as her personal milliner in an attempt to delay his execution. Alice learns that the Vorpal Sword is locked away in a case inside the Bandersnatch's den; she manages to retrieve the sword and befriend the beast. However, the Knave finds her with the sword and attempts to arrest her. Alice escapes with the aid of the Bandersnatch and delivers the sword to the White Queen. The Cheshire Cat saves the Hatter from execution, and the Hatter calls for rebellion against the Red Queen. The resistance flees to the White Queen's castle, and both armies prepare for battle. 

Alice remains unsure about the expectation for her to champion the White Queen, and meets once more with Absolem. He reminds Alice of her past visit to Underland (which she mistakenly called "Wonderland" at the time) and helps give her the courage to fight the Jabberwocky.

When the Frabjous Day arrives, both the White and Red Queens gather their armies on a chessboard-like battlefield and send forth their chosen champions (armor-clad Alice and the Jabberwocky respectively) to decide the fate of Underland. The White Queen offers her sister a chance for peace but is refused. Encouraging herself with words of her father, Alice manages to kill the Jabberwocky. Having regained control of the throne, the White Queen banishes the Red Queen and the Knave to the Outlands, and gives Alice a vial of the Jabberwocky’s blood, which will take her home. The Hatter suggests that she could stay in Underland, but she decides she must go back and promises that she will return.

Alice drinks the blood and returns home, where she addresses all of the issues she faced at the beginning of the film and takes charge of her life. She then becomes an apprentice for Lord Ascot, with the idea of beginning oceanic trade routes in China.

Clash of the Titians Summary

The king seeks the help of Perseus after he is placed in the dungeon. Perseus initially refuses until he meets Io, a woman who does not age as punishment for refusing to be seduced by a god. Io then reveals his conception was a punishment conducted by Zeus on Acrisius, the former king of Argos who was married to Danaë, for his actions against the gods. When Acrisius sets Danaë and the baby Perseus adrift in their coffin; an enraged Zeus struck Acrisius with lightning, leaving him hideously disfigured. After learning that killing the Kraken would allow him to have his revenge against Hades, Perseus accepts as he and Argos' finest soldiers embark on a quest to find the Stygian Witches with a pair of hunters and Io following. To counter this turn of events, Hades enlists Acrisius, now called Calibos, to kill off Perseus by imbuing him with superhuman powers.

While in the woods, Perseus and his men discover a sword forged in Olympus that will only display power if it is wielded by Perseus. While separated from the group, Perseus encounters Zeus' sacred herd of flying horses, the Pegasus. However, Perseus refuses both the sword and the pure-black Pegasus that the gods were offering as assistance, as he does not wish to be a god. Calibos attacks the group and tries to murder Perseus, killing several soldiers in the process, but Calibos is unsuccessful, losing his hand before escaping. However, Calibos's blood forms giant scorpions from the sand that attack Perseus and his group. Though they slay several scorpions, most of the group are slain, and the survivors are surrounded by more of the monsters. They are saved by Sheikh Suleiman of the Djinn, a being with magical powers, who hypnotized the scorpions. Though not trusted prior to healing Perseus's wound, Suleiman joins Perseus's group as his kind wish to see the gods wish for destruction to fail.

The heroes arrive at Garden of Stygia, learning from the Stygian Witches that the head of the Gorgon Medusa could kill the Kraken, but that Perseus and his group will die in the process. After leaving the witches, with the hunters taking their leave, Perseus is visited by Zeus who offers him asylum on Mount Olympus, but he refuses. Zeus gives him instead a golden drachma, which Perseus later learns is a means to bribe Charon for passage into the Underworld. While Io remains outside Medusa's lair, due to a spell that forbids any woman from entering the area, Perseus's remaining soldiers fight hard to stay alive, turning to stone one by one by her gaze. But with Suleiman self-destructing himself and Draco's sacrifice, Perseus manages to behead Medusa. Perseus emerges in time to see Calibos kill Io by stabbing her from behind. Perseus engages Calibos in combat and kills him using the sword from Olympus, turning him back into Acrisius in human form. With his final breath as Hades's power leaves him, Acrisius tells Perseus to never become a god. Perseus stays with the dying Io until she passes on, then rides Pegasus back to Argos with Medusa's head to find some of Argos's citizens have formed a cult of Hades and are planning to sacrifice Andromeda to the Kraken against the king's wishes. By then, Hades reveals to Zeus the destruction of Argos will give him enough power to overthrow the other Olympians before leaving his powerless brother to ensure his victory.

Perseus returns to Argos, but Hades sends his harpies to stop him. Perseus defeats the creatures sent by Hades and uses the head of Medusa to turn the Kraken into stone as Cepheus is killed by the cult leader, who is then crushed under the shattering Kraken. Hades appears and sneers that Perseus cannot kill him, since he is a god. Perseus retorts that while Hades can live forever, it will not be in the world of men and uses the sword to banish Hades back to the Underworld. After saving Argos from destruction, Andromeda suggests that Perseus become king and rule Argos at her side, but he declines. Zeus appears before Perseus again and offers to make him a god, but for a second time he refuses. Zeus warns Perseus that Hades will return to rule the world in darkness when he amasses enough fear from mankind. Since Perseus is intent to stay on Earth, Zeus resurrects Io, and the two embrace while Pegasus flies above them.