Hey, it’s me again. It’s been a while hasn’t it? With a whole season passing before our eyes, we were bound for another recap. So these are the magnificent articles you may have missed on the blog in the last month or probably three. It’s a long list, so snuggle tight with your pumpkin spiced lattes (or any other drink, because pumpkin spiced lattes aren’t all that great anyway).
In recent years, the music industry has seen countless idol group debuts, but why are so few of them Co-ed? With KARD’s recent debut, the team reflects on the success of co-ed groups, both past and upcoming.
Harmful K-Pop body culture and why it has to stopby choiyujins
“The camera adds 10 pounds”. It’s a phrase we have all heard at least once. Yet, there are still expectations for K-pop idols to uphold South Korean ideals. How have these expectations negatively affected these young and still growing idols? Read to find out more.
It’s needless to say that many of the lessons we’ve heard iterated in dramas, are cliche yet inspirational. Fight My Way, starring Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won, is no exception. Presented are the many meaningful lessons, you should take away from the show.
In the past few years many drastic changes have occurred for Cube. From losing Highlight (formerly Beast under the company) to disbanding 4Minute, did Cube manage to make a strong comeback?
Ever looked up a group and realised how big some of the age gaps between the members were? SLY presents a list of some of the biggest K-pop age gaps.
Artist Spotlight: Seo In Guk by SLY
Is he an actor? Is he a singer? SLY brings the spotlight on the incredibly talented and versatile, Seo In Guk.
How much do you know about the new generation of idols? How many of these things you’ve heard are myths or misconceptions? Read to find out.
Suzy and Lee Jong Seok head line currently airing SBS drama, While You Were Sleeping. Is this entirely pre-filmed drama, worth the excitement and weekly anticipation? Wasta shares her initial thoughts on the series.
They say good things comes in pairs, so terrific things must come in threes right? SLY features 3 member sub units in a piece about their individual colours.
After being blessed with the opportunity to see KARD live, Sakura Hanaro recounts the events of the night. Want to know what it's like to see them in person? Read the article to find out.
2017 SF9 BE MY FANTASY IN USA Tour Info by Sakura Hanaro
FNC’s South Korean boygroup SF9 is coming to America. Want to catch them live? Find out more about locations, times and ticket sales in this post.
Want to know what ‘hit a turkey’ means? Read this informative piece on DSP’s girl group April and find out at the same time.
SNSD’s 10th Year: A Fan’s Perspective by Sapphic
SNSD’s career as a group has spanned over 10 years and they undoubtedly are one of the influential girl groups of the last generation. With recent news of their contract renewals, Sapphic shares her perspective on the events of their 10th anniversary.
Album Review – NCT #127’s Mini Album ‘Cherry Bomb’by LeeTaeyong’sWife
The highly anticipated return of NCT 127 was released in June. Did these 6 new songs, live up to the anticipation?
After taking part in the highly buzzed second season of the audition program Produce 101, the 11 chosen members have made their highly anticipated debut with 1X1=1. Does this album show us why they have become the monster rookies of the year?
Album Review: Weki Meki – WEME by Rinne
Having previewed many of the members of Fantagio’s new girl group in the first season of Produce 101, fans were excited to see the girls once again. Weki Meki made their debut with a mini album titled WEME on August 8. Do the girls bring anything new to this highly fluctuating market?
Album Review: ONF-ON/OFF by sunmo
Another debut this year, this time by WM’s boy group ONF. With an energetic and upbeat 5 track album, was sunmo left anticipating their future works?
Single Review: Gugudan 5959/OGUOGU – ICE CHU
Gugudan’s first subunit comprising of group members Kang Mina and Cho Hyeyeon have released a single entitled ICE CHU. What new side does this subunit have to offer? Read on to find out Rinne’s opinion.
Single Review: DAY6 – Every Day 6 August by SLY
Another month means another Day6 release. Adding 'What Can I Do' to their very solid title track list, was this more playful sounding track everything SLY was expecting from them?
Another debut, this time from Wollim’s boy group Golden Child. Can I say anything is different? I may not be able to, but SLY definitely can.
Album Review: HyunA – Following by Wasta
After resigning, HyunA has returned as a soloist with a 5 track mini album. With features from two Pentagon members, has the one of most successful female idols shown us exactly why she’s deserving of her position?
Album Review: Primary – Pop by black_miri
One of the most prominent Korean Hip Hop and RnB artists, Primary has made his return with a 6 track mini album, featuring many many popular K-pop idols. Are the idols comparable to his last album with non-idol vocalists?
Album Review: B.A.P – Blue by coconut water
B.A.P releases the third edition to their colour themed series, this time featuring the colour blue in a three track single album. Taking a step away from their usual dark style, the group has up taken a more energetic summer melody.
VIXX’s subunit VIXX LR, comprising of members Leo and Ravi return after a 2 year hiatus. Did the long wait allow them to seek out the best new tracks to present to fans?
Another rookie group with the previous I.O.I members, but this time it’s not a debut. PRISTIN returns with a second mini, featuring 5 tracks penned by the very talented members.
Album Review: Lee Gikwang – One by black_miri
Do you guys remember AJ? Well, 8 years after his debut, he has returned, but this time using his real name Lee Gikwang. Has the many years of experience as an idol in a group added to his diversity and presence as a soloist?
Album Review: BTS – Love Yourself 承 Her by coconut water
The highly anticipated return of one of South Korea’s currently most popular boy groups has graced the ears of fans. What does coconut water think of this new album?
Another month means another fabulous pop-rock track from South Korean band Day6. Returning with their usual mellow track is 'I Love You' on SLY’s playlist?
Is it time to add another Day6 to your playlist already? This time they return with 'When you love someone' as a title track. It even features Sungjin’s cute satoori confession.
Album Review: B1A4 – Rollin’ by black_miri
B1A4 has returned with a versatile extended play entitled Rollin’. Does it live up to black_miri’s expectations of the group?
Song Review: P.O – MEN’z NIGHT (feat. Chancellor) by coconut water
Block’s P.O has made his first official solo debut. What new sound does he have to offer? Will he become an artist you can always trust?
Oh look, another SM Station song. This time featuring NCT’s Doyoung and the current rising star Gugudan’s Sejeong. What more is there to say?
Album Review: GOT7 – 7 for 7 by SLY
GOT7 returns with a 7 track album, titled 7 for 7. Is this a coincidence? Find out if Jinyoung is still as beautiful. Well he obviously is, so just read the review.
Album Review: Highlight - Celebrate by Sansa
After many name struggles with Cube, Highlight has rebranded and released a follow up to their highly successful ‘debut’. Does this follow up live up to expectations?
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OH! Chart Results – Consistent contenders by krusty95
OH! Chart Results: Challengers stake claims by krusty95
OH! Chart Results: Newbie claims crown by krusty95
OH! Chart Results: Revived regulars by krusty95
OH! Chart Results: Tight finish to triple crown by krusty95
OH! Chart Results: Debutants dig deep by krusty95
OH! Chart Results: Former winner returns by krusty95
OH! Chart Results: Boy group blitzes field by krusty95
OH! Chart Results: BTS dances to landslide win by krusty95
OH!Chart Results: Duo returns to field by krusty95
[Up & Coming J-pop] Jr. EXILE from PROJECT TARO by SakuraHanaro
In 2014, a group of young candidates were selected from highly competitive auditions to develop their talents and global appeal in an entertainment-drive education program, known as PROJECT TARO. Sakura introduces you to the members that formed Jr. EXILE.
A Noob’s Guide to Anime Cliches by choiyujins
Ever watched an anime and encountered a completely illogical nosebleed from one of the characters? And the amount of blood they’re losing too, makes you wonder how are they not dead? Well that’s only one of the many anime cliches, what other anime cliches are there? Check out choiyujin’s list and see if you have anything else to add.
The End of an Era – Fairy Tail’s Final Chapter and Full Series Review by LeeTaeyeong’sWife
“Do fairies have tails? More than that do fairies even exist? Nobody knows for sure. So this guild is like them. An eternal mystery, An eternal adventure.” With the adventure for readers coming to an end after 11 years in July, LeeTaeyong’sWife reviews her journey with the series.
Fall 2017 Anime Simulcast: My Watchlist by SakuraHarano
A new season, presents a new set of animes to sit down and enjoy. SakuraHaruno shares her picks for this fall. Read to find out which ones she has chosen.
[Interview] Feel the Energy with FlowBack by SakuraHarano
Previously an Indie band, the five member Japanese boy group FlowBack, answers our exclusive interview questions for them. It’s an interview that you definitely don’t want to miss out on!
BANANALEMON, New Digital Single “I WANNA, I WANNA” + VOGUE Event by Sakura Harano
BANANALEMON is back. Includes more updates on this incredibly talented 4 member group.
[Interview] Get a Rush of R&B with RIRI by Sakura Harano
Chosen by Spotify Japan as one of the “Most Anticipated Artists” of 2017, RIRI answers our exclusive questions on both her past and future. Get to know more about the talented artist in this interview!
Album Review: E-girls – Love☆Queen by Sakura Harano
After reforming to 11 members, E-Girls returns with their 19th single. With 4 new tracks, has the group managed to work around the members no longer present?
“Anime” Review: Neo Yokio Season 1 by Wasta
“Netflix and anime are two words that have been at odds with each other lately, and what is more questionable than an anime produced by Netflix themselves? Enter Neo Yokio, the Netflix original animated show starring the voice acting talents of this generation’s greatest philosopher Jaden Smith and all the absurdity you’d expect of such a venture.” Just click to continue reading, I know you want to.
[Interview] Explore the World of Touhou Project with BUTAOTOME by Sakura Harano
BUTAOTOME is a doujin music circle, focusing on Touhou Project vocal arrangements. Sakura writes on our exclusive interview with this truly unique group. It’s a very interesting read.
Classroom of the Elite Vol.3 - Prologue by black_miri
The first release of OH! Press' new project is a translation of Classroom of the Elite Vol.3. Classroom of the Elite is a Japanese light novel series, written by Shougo Kinugasa and illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose. It's a very intriguing story, so make sure to check it out.
Drama Review: Princess Agents by Alisonn
The only drama to have exceeded 40 billion views throughout its run, Princess Agents was possibly one of the most anticipated dramas of 2017. But did it live up to the hype?
Starring Liu Shi Shi and William Chan, Lost Love in Times airing schedule consisted of 4 episodes a week. When my internet returned from its month long death, I shared a recap on the four most recently aired episodes.
Op-Ed: The Great Wall of Hollywood by Wasta
Zhang Yimou is one of China’s most critically acclaimed and successful directors. Returning with The Great Wall starring Matt Damon, can he meet similar success in Hollywood? Or is there an invisible war that separates him from the market?
Single Review : Yoona 如果妳也想起我 (When The Wind Blows) by lipslocked
SNSD’s visual, the gorgeous Yoona recently released 'When The Wind Blows' for SM Station. Singing in both Korean and English, lipslocked reviews the Chinese version. Find out if Yoona really is singing to a girl like the Chinese title suggests.
Drama Review: Lost Love in Times by Alisonn
The team behind Journey of Flowers, returns with Lost Love in Times, starring Liu Shi Shi and William Chan. With interesting hair-styles and clothing, did Lost Love in Times become a must watch for me? Read to find out, read even if you don’t want to find out, just read it!
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