Spring is in the air! Or, at least, it doesn’t seem as cold as it used to be, and I’ll take all the hopeful signs I can get. Here’s a slightly premature celebratory song. (Bom means spring in Korean, by the way.)
As someone who — by the sheer definition of his profession — has to stay plugged in to the goings-on of the world, today has been particularly stressful. Luckily, I have a “feel better” playlist that includes several cheerful, happy-go-lucky, and generally uplifting tracks. Boy, do I need it.
Sorry, Rihanna. Different Umbrella. (But yours is good, too!)
In the interest of timeliness, here’s an Olympics-related one from way back in 2012.
Never say that K-Pop is only bubblegum pop and guyliner, because it sure isn’t. Sunny Hill’s Midnight Circus is chaotic, frenetic and dreamy. The lyrics are a not-so-veiled indictment of Korea’s idol studio system. The music video is creeptastic.
Trot is a uniquely Korean genre of music that hit its heyday in the 70s and 80s, but there are still artists new and old who focus on this nostalgic era. One such artist is Hong Jin Young, who has released a string of hits that combine traditional trot melodies with modern elements. Here’s her most recent release, and…
Seventeen is a 13-member (I know, don’t ask) group that debuted in 2015. Since then, they’ve racked up an impressive number of hits and an adoring base of fans, putting them up there with the top dogs, despite coming from one of Korea’s smaller agencies.
I suppose this technically falls under the purview of K-hip hop, but you’ll find fans discussing all sorts of Korean music under the broad umbrella of “K-Pop”.
After kicking things off yesterday with a blast from the past, let’s return K-Pop in 2018. Here’s the latest from Davichi, a ballad duo. It’s easy to think of K-Pop as sweet, saccharine bubblegum stuff, but the genre encompasses a pretty wide variety of emotions.
Hello, Kotaku readers! I’m Seung, your friendly neighborhood social media editor (you can sometimes catch me around Facebook talking about video games).
There isn’t a StarCraft anime, but if there were, perhaps it would look like this?
Jung Joon Young isn’t only a regular on South Korean TV, but he’s also the lead singer of the rock group Drug Restaurant. He’s just added a new gig to his large resume: Esports pro.
According to Gamemeca (via tipster Sang), during the Nintendo Switch’s first three days on sale in South Korea, over 55,000 units were sold. Sure, PC gaming rules the country, but that three-day number is better than the first month for any Nintendo system ever released in South Korea.
South Korean site Inven recently spoke with PUBG Corp boss C.H. Kim about the future of Battlegrounds, including the possibility of movies and animation. The site also got a look into PUBG Corp’s swank Seoul offices.
It’s the end of another year. Can you believe it? And what a year. Let’s take a breather and look back at some of the best Kotaku East stories of 2017.
More PUBG streamers should put themselves behind the wheel in-game, like South Korean streamer Ch1ckenkun did.
In game 2 of last night’s All-Star match between Korea and China, it seemed the latter had just secured a 2-0 sweep of their opponent, downing all five opposing team members. But the Chinese all-star team forgot about the sixth man: the minions.
Never mind that the game has nothing to do with pornography or that it’s rated 12-years-old-and-up, but in South Korea, mobile game Sam Kook Ji Live (“Romance of Three Kingdoms Live” in English) is giving away a pair of underwear worn by Japanese adult film star Kirara Asuka.