February 9th, 2021

Hyungwon

MAKEUS Entertainment rebrands to ABYSS Company







source: ABYSS_COMPANY
Hyungwon

KDrama official trailers "Vincenzo" & "Sisyphus"




Bringing his mafia past back with him to South Korea, Song Joong-ki stars as notorious Italian lawyer Vincenzo who isn’t afraid to lend his bloodstained hands to beat the untouchable conglomerates in their own game.

From the writer of THE FIERY PRIEST, VINCENZO also stars Jeon Yeo-been (BE MELODRAMATIC) and Ok Taec-yeon (SAVE ME).

Coming to Netflix & tvN February 20.




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source: The Swoon 1 2
Hyungwon

Will Spotify become a game changer in Korea despite its high price?

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The world's largest music streaming platform, Spotify, launched its service in Korea on Feb. 2. It is a latecomer to the Korean music market, where local platforms, such as Melon and Genie, have already competed fiercely to increase their shares of the market. Spotify has brought its highly personalized music recommendation service to the forefront to attract users, but the main talking point at the moment isn't the personalization ― it's the price.

In Korea, the Sweden-based company offers two monthly subscription plans ― Premium Individual (10,900 won, or $9.75) and Duo (16,350 won). However, an individual account is more expensive than most local alternatives, which are usually around 8,000 won. Although new listeners can try out Premium for free for some time if they choose to subscribe before the end of June, Spotify offers neither a free ad-supported subscription nor Premium Family options. The latter provides up to six accounts for family members under one roof at about 16,700 won per month.

The streaming giant apparently recognizes the issue but believes, given the different value it creates for customers, that its prices are reasonable.

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source: The Korea Times
Hyungwon

"River Where the Moon Rises" to premiere amid high expectations




KBS2's new TV series, "River Where the Moon Rises," starring Kim So-hyun and Ji Soo, is set to premiere on Feb. 15.

"River Where the Moon Rises," a fusion of a historical drama and fiction, is based on the novel "Princess Pyeonggang," (2010) written by Choi Sa-gyu. In his work, Choi reinterpreted the Korean classic folktale, "Princess Pyeonggang and the Fool Ondal," in a unique way and gave it a twist.

Kim takes on the role of the ambitious princess, who dreams of becoming the first woman to lead her country, Goguryeo. Ji Soo plays her counterpart Ondal, a naive but determined man who is willing to lay down his life for his love.

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source: The Korea Times & KBS Drama
Hyungwon

"Space Sweepers" webtoon premieres in 4 countries

After Korea's first sci-fi blockbuster set in space, "Space Sweepers," conquered Netflix's global Top Movies chart just a day after its debut, Daum and Kakaopage launched the international premiere of a webtoon based on the film's premise, with the same title and characters, in North America, Japan, Indonesia and France, Feb. 8.

The comic "Space Sweepers" was first published in this form in Korea back on May 26, 2020, and so far is comprised of 20 episodes that have had more than 5.5 million views.

On Feb. 8, it premiered on four web comic platforms ― North America's Tapas, Japan's Piccoma, Kakaopage Indonesia, and France's Delitoon. Kakaopage announced that it is also working on releasing the webtoon in other countries, including Thailand and Taiwan.

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source: The Korea Times
Xiao Dejun

NCT VIDEO ROUNDUP + NEW SONG FROM KUN

Who is more flexible? aka Win Win and Ten struggling for 10 minutes



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Sources: WayV, NCT 1, 2, 3, Kun's Soundcloud

I tried to include Kun's post on Insta, but I couldn't embed it. -_-
That instrumental could turn into a nice b-side I'd see myself listening to.
Shotaro's Relay cam was one of the most interesting so far.


Happy birthday to Johnny!!!
(also, yesterday I got his pc for Regulate so... it's only fit for me to post on his b-day)

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