8:44 am - 02/23/2018

GFRIEND To Make Japanese Debut in May

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On February 23, their agency Source Music stated, “GFRIEND will be making their official debut in Japan. They have signed on with the well-known Japanese record company King Records and is aiming to release their debut album in May.”

GFRIEND made their Korean debut in 2015 with “Glass Bead” and have since become one of Korea’s representative girl groups with songs like “Me Gustas Tu,” “Rough,” and “Love Whisper.” They have impressed with their “powerful-innocent” concept, and Japanese fans are already showing great interest in the group with the opening of GFRIEND’s official Japanese teaser website.


The girl group held their first solo concert “Season Of GFRIEND” in January and is set to embark on an Asia tour on February 28 that will take them to locations like Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan.



Source: Naver via Soompi

gathyou 24th-Feb-2018 07:53 am (UTC)
Haven't they been talking about it since Rough?
Anyway I wish them good luck :) their sound can do well in Japan
storyofsomeone 24th-Feb-2018 08:22 am (UTC)
yes, they have and had showcases there in 2016 and went to Kcon Japan in 2017 but now it's official with a label, a debut month, an announcement by the King Records and they trended on new sites in Japan.
gathyou 24th-Feb-2018 11:11 am (UTC)
Nice! Looking forward :)
carmine_pink 24th-Feb-2018 08:16 am (UTC)
Magical girl anime ost pls!
myrrhcat 24th-Feb-2018 11:59 am (UTC)
i'm excited but i really hope they keep the same sound!!
frequency 24th-Feb-2018 10:24 pm (UTC)
i'm interested in hearing what their japanese material is gonna sound like.
and thank god they'll be under king records, cause at least they don't region block MVs, lmao.
msgrottesca 25th-Feb-2018 08:59 am (UTC)
I feel like kpop girl groups with this type of image usually don't do very well in Japan - the crowd that likes uhhh I'll be polite and call it pure concepts (I mean lolicons lmao) are usually major right wingers who hate Koreans, and the crowd who likes kpop are usually girls who either stan boy groups or prefer girl crush concepts.

Basically they're too similar to Japanese girl groups but can't appeal to Japanese male fans because they're Korean and can't appeal to Japanese kpop fans because their sound/image is too Japanese and they want something different.
boredpikachu 25th-Feb-2018 09:33 am (UTC)
FINALLY lmao, it's been two years since they (and Lovelyz) announced it, debut album could be anything ("Best of Korea" album like APink, 2PM, Momoland, etc have done) or hopefully go Twice and released Japanese ver song of their title tracks to get those over with, looking forward to it!
xoxkenzxox 26th-Feb-2018 11:19 pm (UTC)
NOOOO! Every time a group I like goes to Japan, I instantly lose interest. No! Stay in Korea my queens....

Plus groups usually just re-hash their old songs in Japanese. I want NEW music.

Edited at 2018-02-26 11:20 pm (UTC)
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