On November 4 at 10 am KST, HYBE held the 2021 HYBE Briefing with the community. In the briefing, they unveiled the plan of the HYBE, Webtoon, and Wattpad collaboration. As a result, we will not only have BTS in Webtoon and Wattpad, but we can also enjoy stories of TXT and ENHYPEN.
“Webcomics and web novels are some of the most exciting categories in global entertainment, with a growing Creator Economy of superstar Creators, massive fandoms around the world, and diverse IP fueling a new era of adaptations in TV and film. We’re thrilled to work with HYBE to bring these incredible stories to fans all over the world in formats they know and love on Webtoon and Wattpad.”Kim Jun Goo, CEO of Naver Webtoon
HYBE, Webtoon, and Wattpad Original Stories Based on BTS, TXT, and ENHYPEN
Save the date: January 14th 😉 We’re bringing you original stories created in collaboration with @BTS_twt, @TXT_bighit, and @ENHYPEN on WEBTOON and @wattpad! See you soon~ 💚🧡 pic.twitter.com/x4PM6VP0ME— WEBTOON (@webtoonofficial) November 4, 2021
Previously, on August 18, the CEO of Naver Webtoon revealed, “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.”
Following the news, Kpop fans speculate that there will be more BTS webtoon after “Save Me.” However, HYBE never fails to surprise their fans. HYBE announced that they would collaborate with Webtoon and Wattpad in releasing four original stories as webcomic and webnovel next year: “7fates: CHAKHO,” “DARK MOON,” “THE STAR SEEKER,” and “Crimson Heart.”
BTS “7Fates: CHAKHO”
BTS “7Fates: CHAKHO” is a serial urban fantasy story set in the near future. Inspired by Joseon Dynasty’s tiger-hunting officers, called chakhogapsa, the story re-imagines traditional Korean tiger tales and the mythological world of wild beasts. The BTS “7Fates: CHAKHO” follows seven boys with bounded fate. They need to grow and overcome hardships together and become a unified group of seven to unlock their destiny.
In the meantime, the first series of BTS “7Fates: CHAKHO” will be on Naver Webtoon global platform from January 15, 2022. Not only in the form of a webcomic, BTS “7Fates: CHAKHO” will also be released in the form of webnovel.
ENHYPEN “DARK MOON”
ENHYPEN is revealed to launch an original series “DARK MOON” on January 16, 2022.— ENHYPEN UPDATES (@enhypenupdates) November 4, 2021
“DARK MOON: The Blood Altar” will be the first story in the said series.@ENHYPEN_members @ENHYPEN #ENHYPEN #엔하이픈 pic.twitter.com/G71uvstbHN
Meanwhile, “DARK MOON” with ENHYPEN mixes urban fantasy and high school romance. The story follows a group of vampire boys, a pack of werewolves, and a girl with a secret.
ENHYPEN “DARK MOON” will also have several series. HYBE announced that the first series, “DARK MOON: The Blood Altar,” will be on Webtoon and Wattpad on January 16, 2022.
TXT “THE STAR SEEKER”
Hybe x Never Webtoon— kiya💙∞♥ (@TheoryxTxt) October 31, 2021
Star seeker/txt universe will be one of hybe universe that made into a comic in never webtoon.The comic genre will be like: game, fairy tail, action, fantasy, and etc.
And I think star seeker is like a combination of: SIBP x OR x SL = SS(Star Seeker)😅 pic.twitter.com/8CpkrkRrwL
Furthermore, the next Webtoon to be released in the Naver and HYBE collaboration is “THE STAR SEEKER” with TXT. In the story, the five boys will fight against the secret surrounding the downfall of the world.
TXT “THE STAR SEEKER” is a fantasy reality story where magic is part of everyday reality. One day, the five boys awaken to discover they possess dormant magical abilities. There will be fantastical elements, such as imaginary animals and magical performances.
We can start enjoying TXT “THE STAR SEEKER” webcomic and webnovel from January 17, 2022.
INTRODUCING CRIMSON HEART ! pic.twitter.com/mGFuC6gkyd— +•° theory (@hybegcf) November 4, 2021
The last but not least original series that HYBE will release in collaboration with Webtoon is “Crimson Heart.” The story is set in the city of Refugia – a controlled city cut off from the magical land of Unknown. “Crimson Heart” follows the story of a group of girls, which fans expect as the upcoming girl group under HYBE. One day, the girls discover the world outside of their perfect city.
Other things discussed in 2021 HYBE Briefing with Community
They not only talked about HYBE and Webtoon and Wattpad collaboration, but also several other things. HYBE also shared the plan to delve deeper into video games. The upcoming game will collaborate with HYBE seven-piece boy group, BTS.
Moreover, HYBE also revealed that HYBE America is looking for candidates to be members of their new ‘unprecedented girl group.’ In partnership with Universal Music Group (UMG), HYBE America is holding a global audition and will implement a training system.
Besides, HYBE also updated on their HYBE Japan global debut project with former I-LAND contestants: K, Taki, Nicholas, and EJ.
Check out 2021 HYBE Briefiing with Community video here:
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