BTS webtoon will soon return following the announcement from Naver that they will make a collaboration for original content with HYBE artists and DC Comics.
Naver in Collaboration with HYBE and DC Comics for BTS Webtoon and Others
Following the Naver’s Naver Meetup online event, the CEO of Naver Webtoon announced a collaboration with the global entertainment company. Furthermore, the purpose of this collaboration is to create a super casting project. It means, they will be producing super IPs and original content for webtoons and web novels.
On August 18, the CEO of Naver Webtoons, Kim Jun Goo, officially stated, “Collaborating with entertainment industries that have a global fandom, we will be launching a ‘super casting’ project where we produce original webtoon contents and external super IPs.”
K-media revealed that the Webtoon(comics) branch of the major Korean platform, Naver, will be collaborating with Hybe and DC Comics. In their online meet-up event held on the 18th KST, they announced their ‘Super Casting’ project that will create original contents such as pic.twitter.com/3He7Ou981i— lyssy⁷ (@btsbaragi_jk) August 18, 2021
Naver x HYBE Collaboration: BTS Webtoon Will Soon Return
According to the announcement, Naver will invite HYBE and DC Comics for their first collaboration partners. And yes, it means that the BTS webtoon will soon return.
Furthermore, the collaboration between Naver and HYBE planned to develop webtoons and web novels involving various HYBE’s artists, including BTS.
As for their collaboration with DC Comics, Naver will design original content for webtoons about DC characters and storylines.
Naver Webtoon ‘Super Casting’ has teamed up with HYBE & DC Comics!!!— Fir ᴱᴺ⁻ (@heeseungcokr) August 18, 2021
The collaboration with various artists from HYBE, including BTS. HYBE also includes popular idol groups such as Tomorrow X Together, ENHYPEN, Nu’est, Seventeen, Fromis_9, and Zico.
About BTS First Webtoon: Save Me
Previously, Naver collaborated with BTS in January 2019 to release BTS first-ever Webtoon with the title, “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt.0: Save Me”.
Furthermore, the “Save Me” webtoon tells about BTS being in an alternate universe with the main character, Kim Seok Jin, trapped in a time loop. Kim Seok Jin keeps reliving his life experience starting from April 11 and will only be able to escape the curse after he saves all his six best friends from their horrible fates.
From the BU (BTS Universe)— WEBTOON (@webtoonofficial) January 17, 2019
Seven boys. Best friends. Their fates intertwined through the good times together, but also the tough times. One will do anything to save them, but can he? #BU_Official #SAVEME #BTS
➡️ Available only on Webtoon: https://t.co/gH6YuygRIN pic.twitter.com/aPFty2zhNU
BTS Webtoon to Return with a Fresh Storyline
Unlike the previous project, this time, BTS Webtoon will return with a fresh storyline. As mentioned by Naver Webtoon CEO, Naver and HYBE webtoon collaboration will involve stories about various HYBE artists, including BTS, TXT, ENHYPEN, NU’EST, Seventeen, ZICO, etc.
Indeed, there is yet an exact statement regarding the whole storyline. However, it is highly possible that BTS and other artists’ webtoons will be about their development story as an artist. Therefore, all the webtoons will have a fresh storyline revolving around the artist as they grow and develop in the entertainment business.
“As we create characters of new worlds together, we will showcase webtoons that have new content and which new users can approach as well.”Kim Jun Goo, CEO of Naver Webtoon.
And finally, this webtoon project will bring a whole new upgrade to the Korean entertainment industry. So, stay tuned at Kpoppost, and we will keep you updated.
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