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    • Question of the week: With MAMA in Japan this week, AKS and Mnet working together to make a girl group, TWICE on Kohaku, and TWICE and BTS on Music Station Super Live, do you think Hallyu has revived itself?

      • yaccha “JoinAramaDiscord” itai

        maybe a mini revival, it’s just a few groups, not like the previous hallyu wave when 87% of south korea debuted in japan.

      • AoZora

        Maybe the Japanese artists will also slay S Korea… With korean groups getting attention in JP,it may help in publicizing the Japanese groups among K POP fans…

        • kebanyakan makan micin cin

          Hmm but Japanese Artists have been quite popular in S.Korea no? I see hundreds posts on japanese artist thread on theqoo (kr forum)..

          • AoZora

            Jpop artists are not that much discussed in kpop sites as per my observation…

            • kebanyakan makan micin cin

              But They already have quite fans.. as my observation they dont talk much on pann or instiz but on theqoo.. but instiz updates jp music program everyweek as I know. And kr fans keep posting their idol updates on blog.. Sometimes I look for updates on clubbox too and the datas are still uptodate.. Since I’m Johnnys fan I just know that Johnnys groups are quite popular in S.K. Japanese Artist fans in SK doesn’t increase that much because there are too much kpop groups these days.. and most of korean hate Japanese 🤔

              • Actually some of the shows I post here are uploaded by Koreans.

                • Kanjo Maru

                  I know international 46g fans rely on Korean fans for a lot of uploads.

              • Urara Kasugano

                I was wondering if AKB48 appearance on MAMA this year was successful for Korea or not? did they mostly gain positive attention or negative?

                • WD79

                  I don’t know about Korea, but the foreign Kpop fans adore AKB48 on MAMA. Some even went on to say that AKB seem fresher, brighter, and overall much better stage performers than Kpop. While Kpop girl groups are dancers and singers, AKB are real performers.

                • kebanyakan makan micin cin

                  I think they get positive responses from japanese idol fans but negative from Kpop fans.. Since MNET did ‘dirty’ for AKB.. kpop fans gave them negative because AKB become center for PICK ME stage and MNET announced the next season of produce while Produce group (Wanna One) hasn’t disbanded.. It is not like kpop fans hate akb.. but the timing isn’t right.. it’s mnet fault.

              • Lol

                Kpop groups mostly to teenagers tho..
                Japanese fan has steady market in korea from what i see
                Lots of japanese movie release here too and japanese music or books section in store
                And lots of translation of jpn books or novels

          • Urara Kasugano

            do you know which japanese artists are popular in S.korea?

            • WD79

              SEKAI NO OWARI are popular. For Johnny’s, KinKi Kids and Arashi are the top 2 groups (according to theqoo Johnny’s election).

            • kebanyakan makan micin cin

              as my observation Arashi and AKB48 groups are most popular in kr. They both have 20+K naver fancafe members.. and even korean fans like 48-46groups.. (I also found they updated about JKT48 lol)

            • Lol

              Maybe Arashi, SekaOwa, one ok rock, Perfume, Yamapi

              There is japanese release on the music or book store in korea

        • King Hide

          i think Arashi was quite big there in korea. i see hundreds korean fansub of some arashi’s shows on youtube.

          • WD79

            KinKi Kids and Arashi are the top Johnny’s groups in Korea. The Korean fans even held their own Johnny’s election since 2013 and for this year, the top 7 are all from Kinki and Arashi, with Domoto Tsuyoshi holding the no.1 position for 3 years in a row.

      • kebanyakan makan micin cin

        Maybe…? But Twice is quite popular because their japanese members? And BTS get attention because they ‘slay’ the american chart? 🙄

        • Urara Kasugano

          yes BTS gets attention because Japan will feel left aside if they do not participate in their popularity, because they loove america. As for Twice, they are more jpopish, with cutesy songs. That is why Blackpink only gets a budokan concert while TWice gets the whole coverage.

      • MomoHirai

        I honestly think that they didn’t restart a whole new Hallyu. I think they are just creating a wave for just the two of them at this point.

        Right now the Japanese public are viewing Twice more as a JPop act and BTS as a foreign/Global superstar. That’s why they both are getting the treatment they are receiving now.

        • yamakita

          And it will be short lived.

          • MomoHirai

            Eh depends. Twice didn’t blow up to the point Kara or SNSD did so they are growing slowly. Not to mention Twice will only last 5 – 12 years anyways so they don’t need to last that long in Japan in the first place. They can have an entire career of successful releases and disband. We don’t know. I wouldn’t say anything is for sure.

            Twice could have 1 year of success or they could have 5 or they could have 10. Who knows.

            • yamakita

              They would not have 10. 5 would be long. We are talking about teen culture here. Did you like the same things when you were 12, 14, and 17? I highly doubt it.

              • MomoHirai

                Yeah. Most Americans liked Beyonce since they were like seven and are now all in their late teens and early 20’s. Same for fans of MJ. It’s possible to like the same thing for a while. Perfume has kept consistent popularity too.

                My thing is. If Twice coins in on the older audience and the young audience it will help their longevity. That’s all I am saying . As time goes on and if Twice slowly matures their sound year by year and varies concepts I am sure they will have decent longevity.

                That’s all I am saying. I see Twice having 3 – 5 years of popularity. But I could be severely wrong. I am just enjoying their journey for now.

            • Khooni

              So why did Twice win SOTY for Signal and not TT or KK? 😕 Their win doesn’t surprise me at all. It’s what they won for that does. Queens of robbing themselves.

              • MomoHirai

                Cause MAMA didn’t nominate KK. And they switched the dates so TT couldn’t be nominated. That’s basically the whole gist of things.

      • Not Polka Dot

        I’d say, it’s rather beneficial on both sides. The past wave seemed like Korean idols trying to invade Japan with their OTT promotions.

        But this time, both entertainment industries look like they are cooperating with each other, with Japan and South Korea are trying to hang on for their dear lives seeing that North Korea is threatening both of them. Also, probably because of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

      • AkaneHaga

        honestly the hype for Twice and BTS died this year for me
        really into k46 and BiSH rn

      • What

        I don’t think the Hallyu wave will ever be as big as before, but I feel like the situation with these two groups is that they have strong fanbases that’s why they’re doing well.

        However, the idol industry on a whole is declining in Japan so I’m curious as to what will happen to their (and idols in general) popularity.

      • I think Kpop just found a loop hole on how to promote in Japan. Besides the hype with BTS (they’re the hot thing globally now) most companies have realized having two Japanese members or more will give them access to performing/promoting on J-TV.

        But it’s also a win for AKS. You know that he’s been wanting to break into the Korean market for so long but there aren’t really any Japanese acts that do well there. He’s so greedy. But he needs to really take into consideration on how Korea prefers their idols and how their promoted. He lost SNH48 because he was too stuck on them being a carbon soul less copy of AKB, than just tailoring them to China.

      • Jasmine Maris

        Not really. Theyre just a ‘hit’ right now and in terms of japanese career I dont think they would step the same level TVXQ/ BoA did.

    • yaccha “JoinAramaDiscord” itai
      • yamakita

        You should get an award for your persistence.

        • yaccha “JoinAramaDiscord” itai

          vote for me in arama awards

      • 🥐

        Just stop with all that discord “advertising”

        • yaccha “JoinAramaDiscord” itai

          not gonna happen bitch!

      • How’s it compared to here?

        • yaccha “JoinAramaDiscord” itai

          It’s a chat

    • Rin

      Hi! Question, Will there be links provided to be able to watch Music Station Live on Dec 22? If yes, do you know what time it will air so I can prepare myself lol. I’m a huge fan of the LDH family and BTS and am so excited to see them all on one program >.<

      • Yes, the link will be posted the day of the show. The show starts at 7 PM JST.

        • yamakita

          Gone are the days when I have to wait at least a week for the DVDs to show up at my closest (and intimidating) J-video stores. Most of them have closed down with remaining few on life support. But I’m not complaining!

    • yamakita

      I just watched the most uplifting movie called Himizu by the supposedly famed Sion Sono and based on the manga of the same name. I’m sure others have talked about this movie here, but I just caught on. I can relate to many of the raw emotions, but at over 2 hours this eventually becomes an endurance test. There is also a bit of a fan service displaying the young female lead’s cleavage, which I find a bit distasteful. Then again, this is Japanese cinema… During the movie I searched for the manga to find its ending, which is different from the ending in the film. I think the movie would’ve been better if it stuck to the original. Zero tissue.

      • Jo

        I love Himizu.

    • yamakita

      I thank social media for the fact I am able to access this: https://www.instagram.com/buruzon333/?hl=en.

    • What

      I’m currently brainstorming ideas for a trip to Japan (possibly next year) with a small group of friends – what do you guys recommend doing there?

      • Khooni

        I recommend getting me some Japanese Kit Kat (they are the best apparently). I promise I won’t refuse 😋

        Where are you going? I’d love to visit Kyoto someday (for Fushimi Inari Shrine , Kinkakuji and the Pure Water Temple ) :P

        There’s a robot restaurant in Shinjuku that I’m pretty curious about. Shinjuku Gyoen Garden – now a national park, is a great spot for Pokemon go players (it’s great, in general)

        • What

          Those all sound like great suggestions! We haven’t decided on anything yet, so it’s all up in the air right now but I really wanted some suggestions first to do some research

          • Khooni

            If you got the time to spare, you could download the NHK World app and watch this travel show called ‘Journeys in Japan’. It has an entire catalogue of episodes dedicated to places (more rural than urban) that you may not (?) discover on the internet.

            Odate (the land of the Akita Inu)-

            The ancient city of Kamakura

            Happy Journey! Do post pictures of your visit! 😉😊

      • I wouldn’t stay in Tokyo too long, that’s for sure, you should explore the rural part of Japan. there’s a youtuber who cover rural parts for sightseeing but I forgot who

        • What

          I see! I’ll look into it!

      • Seira

        Have you decided which month will you be visiting? I’d suggest Spring or Fall since the temperature is not too hot/too cold (summer in Japan is HELL), and sceneries are most beautiful during these two seasons! And since season is important in Japan, some of Japanese food/sweets are only available for a limited period of time as well (you’ll see the word 期間限定 on them). If you’re into anime/otaku culture, Akihabara district in Tokyo or Shinzaibashi district in Osaka are top choices. For sceneries, I LOVE seeing both sakura blooming and red leaves in Kyouto, it’s absolutely breathtaking (especially if viewing from Kiyomizu Temple). I know my comment is kind of scattered everywhere lol but I hope it helps (somehow)!

        • What

          I was thinking in the spring (around April – May) and these suggestions are good and it does help, I’ll look more into it thanks!

      • ppfls

        Check out “Internationally ME” on youtube. She does Japan travel guides. I love her off the beaten path and hidden spots series.

    • AoZora

      An article on Harvey Weinsteins in Bollywood –
      https://skjbollywoodnews.com/will-bollywood-speak-harvey-weinsteins/

      Let me guess the names –
      1. There is this young powerful producer with a beautiful wife . He “auditions” young actresses, right under his wife’s nose.
      “The wife knows what he is doing, the young upcoming girls who sleep with him to get roles know what he is doing…He has a simple deal with all the aspiring actresses.Iss haath se do aur uss haath se lo(give and take). The modus operandi has been in place for many years now. No one has spoken about his carnal carnival as yet.”

      We hear from personnel within this roving-eyed groping-limbed producer’s organization that he has decided to be “very careful very discreet” after the Weinstein expose.Whether this means he won’t ask strugglers for sexual favours or simply that he would un-install the CCTV cameras in his luxurious office(which includes a plush double bed) is not known.

      Answer – Siddharth Roy Kapoor and Vidya Balan

      2.Then there is the ‘swach’ superstar who poses with his intelligent and beautiful wife as the face of New India but in actuality he has his little furtive flings and one-night stands with his very young co-stars right under his no-nonsense wife’s nose.

      “Oh, she knows about his flings. She chooses to ignore them,” says a source.

      Answer – Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna

      3. Years ago way back in the 1970s an actor-director known to play patriotic protagonists was notorious for hitting on his heroines.He would get drunk and dial his heroines in the middle of the night.

      Recalled Hema Malini, “I thought it was only me. Then I mentioned it to another actress and she said she also got his calls and she said she spoke to another actress who has worked with him. She too got the same calls.”

      Answer – Manoj Kumar

      4.Then there was the movie moghul known to discover heroines who went on to be top actresses of their time. He wanted to…errrr…spend quality time with all of them. Most of them fled from his field of activity after being launched by him.

      Answer – Subhash Ghai

      Any better guesses?

      • Khooni

        I don’t think the first one is Siddharth because UTV was sold to Disney a couple of years ago. He managed Disney (India) for a while was reported to have left (idk?).The last thing he produced under the banner of UTV was Jagga Jasoos. I think it could be Vipul Shah (wife: Shefali Shah) . But he is old and balding.
        But I wouldn’t be surprised if it were him! Vidya Balan has been very dismissive and ignorant of all the controversies to come out of the industry recently. She tries to project herself as some epitome of women power but lacks a spine. Like how she said that she has never been harassed because ‘she knows how to be careful’ or whatever.

        —Akshay is well known for being an asshole in gossip circles. Twinkle gets a lot of shit for it on Twitter. Gauri, Twinkle and Kajol are the ultimate doormat wives. I wish Kangana’d had an affair with SRK or Akshay and burst their family man bubbles.

        —Manoj? मेरे देश की धर्ती??

        —The last thing Shubash Ghai directed had a baby faced girl as a lead. It tanked (obviously). Apparently he got drink after the release of the film and kept pestering the male lead of the movie (the Pyaar is Punchnama guy) and asked him ‘तूने उसकी ली क्या?’ He was more upset about not getting to screw the girl than about the film flopping

        • AoZora

          yes,Vipul Shah is also a Harvey kind of guy.. He had asked Pooja Hegde to come to meet him alone for a movie discussion which she did. But,after his proposition,she quietly fled from the place….

          But in here(article),I still believe it to be Siddharth. Siddharth has moved on from Disney to set up his own production house, Roy Kapur Films. I think he will be producing a biopic based on the life of astronaut Rakesh Sharma starring Aamir Khan.

          With regard to Kangana I don’t believe her much. For me she is just a fake feminist. She doesn’t pay her maid and makes her survive on bread and tea throughout the day. She does hard bargain with her massage wali bai and doesn’t pay her. She had borrowed lacks of money from Pancholi when he sister came under acid attack, for her treatment,but she has never returned his money till date and they had to forgo it.
          https://skjbollywoodnews.com/rs-200-expensive-massage-top-actress-earning-crores/
          http://www.bookmybai.com/Blogs/Why-did-BookMyBai-put-a-blanket-ban-on-providing-a-maid-to-Bollywood-celebrities/24
          And now,Hrithik Roshan is her current target. When put under extreme pressure,all she could provide was a photoshopped pic which goes to show there was nothing really happening between them. Initially i believed her story,but then I came to realize,it was all lie.Hope she learns a thing or two from Ash as to how to not seek publicity in a wrong way..

          SRK had that affair with singer Kanika Kapoor and was seen promoting her. I haven’t seen SRK do that much to any of the talented singers…

          • Khooni

            Kangana is the lying drama queen of the industry which is exactly the reason I’d have liked her to have an affair (imaginary or b otherwise) with all the major male actors. She definitely did with Ajay and some magazine decided to publish it. Kajol and Ajay didn’t take her bait and people forgot (very conveniently). Hrithik was too innocent and nice for the industry and fell right into her trap by deciding to publicly sure her. Should’ve just ignored her bullshit.

            • AoZora

              But Hema speaks fondly of this… Same with Boney Kapoor.. He tried every possible means to be closer to sridevi,happily cheating on his wife..

              • Khooni

                And Arjun Kapoor trying to gather sympathy points for his father’s adultery on television shows while he himself was having an affair with Malaika, who was married 😒

                Dharmendra made such a mockery of of Muslim marriages by ‘converting to Islam’ only because his wife refused to divorce him.
                Still has a Hindu name, still celebrates Hindu festivals, everybody in his family is a Hindu.

          • Khooni

            There was this small-time actress who claimed that Amitabh Bachchan grabbed her bottom when she bent over to take blessings/आशिर्वाद from him. She quit the industry soon after. I think her last name was भगत?
            I had hard time digesting that piece of news, because of his legacy and admirable body of work, until I came across this print interview from back in the 70’s/80’s where he said that rape victims should’ve just laid back and ‘enjoyed their rape’ or whatever (not the exact words’

            He groped Deepika during Piku and she ignored him completely by not inviting her to any promotional event later.

            • AoZora

              I read that Deepika and Bachchan Sr had some ego issues during Piku’s shooting because the titular role was for Deepika.. Did he really grope her? I mean shame on him…

              I remember when Bachchan Jr and Karishma were engaged,the bachchan family had taken help from politician Amar Singh to spy on her. They felt she was working as an escort to Sahara chief. After Babita got wind of this,she got mad and called off the engagement. As a rebound Karishma married Sanjay Kapur,and how their marriage ended was out open in public…

              • Khooni

                He definitely did grope her (the name’s Sayali Bhagat). She really disappeared. MissMalini had more on that too. Poor girl was forced to apologize later.

                http://www.oneshotoneplace.com/july-2015-bollywood-blind-item/

                Sr. Bachchan tried to force himself on Deepika (which is a very covert way of saying he wanted to rape her) . So, you can’t really blame Deepika for wanting to maintain some distance from him, regardless of his ‘greatness’. Too bad all her haters try to use her deliberate ignorance of him as an example of her ‘arrogance’. It’s shitty how even the biggest actress of this generation can’t talk openly about powerful men who abused her. And now, I’m reading all these reports suggesting they’re gonna work क्यों? दीपू, क्यों? करीयर के लिए अपने स्वाभिमान को निगल ग‌ईं??

                I also think it’s so sexist of these filmy families to expect pure, virginal women as their bahus while their own personal lives are tainted with adultery.

                • AoZora

                  Speaking of butt, George H. W. Bush comes to my mind… How filthy some top politicians can get…

                  • Khooni

                    I go offline and come back to find half a dozen people I need to cancel from my support list. It’s easy to lose track of all of the assault and harassment accusations that’ve come up in the last 3 months or so.

                    He’s a politician. What’d ya expect?

                    Getting desensitized to all this. A new day, a new accusation.

                    • AoZora

                      Yes, too many accusations in a short period.. It becomes difficult to keep track..

                  • Khooni

                    Ya seen this yet?? 😂😂

                    • AoZora

                      It was funny.. The truth about party songs..

      • Khooni

        Harvey had tried to prey on Aishwarya. He failed because she had a badass manager.

        Mad respect for Ash. She chose her dignity over a potentially short-lived Hollywood career.

        http://www.hindustantimes.com/hollywood/aishwarya-rai-s-former-manager-claims-she-saved-her-from-the-sexual-advances-of-bully-pig-harvey-weinstein/story-Onto3qZfKQB5AUsnKBB1mI.html

      • Not Polka Dot

        No. 2 could be Ajay Devgan too.

        If I’m not mistaken, Tabu and Manisha Koirala did exposed Subhash Ghai.

        • AoZora

          Subhash Ghai is a shit.. He was able to save himself from the media..

        • Khooni

          Tabu has been with Telugu star Nagarjuna for years. But I guess it’s not a situation of systematic abuse because his wife gives no shit and is okay with the arrangement.

      • yamakita

        I just learned today that China claims sexual harassment is a Western issue and it has none. In other news, China wins the Bullshit Artist Award of the Century.

        • Khooni

          Western tabloids covered this story about Zhang Ziyi being forced into prostitution by her agents for 1 Million USD per night.

          That’s a remarkable price. Her pussy must be one of a kind to demand such a price.

          http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/388/389/4d2.jpg

          Back then, I was curious if anyone sought a refund. Someone had to be disappointed.

          Too bad the comments section decided to focus less on the sexual abuse of stars in the Chinese Entertainment industry and more on body-shaming Asian women.

          Found out months later, that the rumor was published by the papers in Hong Kong and Taiwan to make the communist party look bad since her reputation was never great in the mainland to begin with (and hence wouldn’t have affected her). Don’t know how true that was.

          • holy shit, hope it’s not true, I love Ziyi

            • yamakita

              Even if it is, I think she is more of a victim here?

              • yeah, reminds me of that Korean actress who killed herself because of forced prostitution, she wrote the name list of higher ups who used and abused her but thanks to money, police never really took care of her case :/

            • Khooni

              Lainey, one of the most popular gossip writers in the States, wrote an article about that. There’s a lot of self-hating but if you go past that, she says that she (and other A list actresses in China don’t become hookers by choice. They are forced into it by the Communist Party)

              http://laineygossip.com/Articles/Details/23686/Zhang-Ziyi-prostitution-rumours-with-Chinese-government

              Now, I don’t know which side to believe but I don’t want to shame them for their ‘extra-curricular activities’. I’d still consider them victims. Nobody should be forced to give their bodies for fame :(

              • just read the article, man it’s so depressing

          • yamakita

            When she came to fame, she was dating the director who made her famous. The same director had “upgraded” from Gong Li to her, and he had previously made Gong Li star in all his movies. This kind of arrangement was always sketchy.

            Growing up, we were always made to believe the entertainment industry was just glorified prostitution, and pageants were just a way for rich and powerful men to pitch their next trophy wives.

            Even though I believe all this revelation of sexual harassment will have some element of witch hunting, but I’m so happy that all this dark secrets are coming out. We all need to realize the dueling of human natures and not put ANYone on a pedestal. As I like to say, if you poop, you are not special!

            In other news, Bryan Singer has to halt the production of the Queen movie due to “health reason” and it’s a trip reading all the mocking comments. I’m waiting for his fall next. I’m also waiting to hear if powerful women have gross deeds to be revealed, too.

            • yamakita

              Pitch=pick.

              • yamakita

                I should do this on a computer: dueling=duelity. Lol

            • hasawa

              “we were always made to believe the entertainment industry was just glorified prostitution”
              And don’t forget the fashion/modelling industry which is one big sex trafficking industry

              “if you poop, you are not special!”
              @Forever21 PLS make sweaters with that motto printed on

            • Khooni

              That’s interesting. Because Ziyi tried to blame a ‘rival actress’ (alluding to Gong Li?) for ‘spreading the high class prostitution rumors about her’. I assumed it was more of the government sending her the message – don’t step out of line or we’ll blow this up. IDK. Did help Bo Xilai’s case look worse.

              I read somewhere (can’t find the source) that Fan Binging wanted a career in Hollywood but her pimps refused to let her go off their leash by threatening to leak sex tapes of hers from when she was a young starlet. It could , on one level, explain why she never made any real move to the States despite turning heads on red carpet events every now and then.

              • omfg bingbing too!?
                well, not exactly surprised, she had to have sponsors at some point.
                Then again, even if she did branch out to international market, I doubt it’d do much for her, is there any Chinese actors or Actresses that have “decent” filmography in Hollywood? the roles offered are usually stereotypical, weak asian woman that needs to be saved (probably with white man protagonist). Even Ziyi didn’t really gain much.

                • Khooni

                  Waiting for Disney to fuck Mulan up by casting a white savior dude as the lead…

                  • immediately thought of the great wall the moment I read your comment LOL

              • AoZora

                Hollywood never allows any asian to become a star… So many are trying their luck there but nothing really happens….. Its better if FBB sticks to her primary market than struggle to get established as a star in hollywood….She knows China is a huge market and why would she leave it to pursue something from scratch..

          • yamakita

            And I just realized, that’s a photoshopped picture. Very clever!

        • 773

          But everyone knows about *cough* Jackie Chan *cough*

    • Not Polka Dot

      Nagase will be attending Grammys next year and appears as special guest on WOWOW channel like he did early this year: http://www.wowow.co.jp/music/grammy/news_1718_05.html

      • AoZora

        this year it was Kame and Yamapi… wow.. nagase this time..

        • Not Polka Dot

          Nope. Nagase did attend Grammys this year too and he was the special guest on WOWOW: https://www.facebook.com/tokiofanspage/videos/1294138810655578/

          • AoZora

            ok.. i didnt knew that…

            • Not Polka Dot

              It was all over the news in Japan actually, when they made the announcement last year. ZIP! did coverage for it.

              • AoZora

                My bad.. I didn’t check :)

    • AoZora

      Prince Harry and Megan Markle engagement and their impending wedding…
      I was quite surprised with the news.
      http://www.oneshotoneplace.com/blind-items-november-hollywood-2017/

      • Khooni

        Not surprising at all, actually!
        I want to get into lazy-waity-Kate’s head to enjoy all that bitterness.

        • AoZora

          I thought his grandma won’t accept…

          • circe154

            I’m sure she remembers all the drama when her uncle tried to marry a divorced American and doesn’t want to live through that again.

          • Khooni

            She never liked Kate either. Lol. But her boys are persistent.

            • AoZora

              I think now she is somewhat getting along with Kate… Atleast the pictures say so…

    • Urara Kasugano

      Does anyone think that BTS hype will die out soon or continue, because they have appeared on AMAs, Ellen Show, Jimmy Kimel and i think that’s the point they can go up to, because nobody will let them on grammy’s. Also, do you guys think if Jpop will be successful in S. Korea now that AKB appeared on MAMA and they are collaborating with produce101 and making produce48?

      • What

        Probably… But I feel like most the hype was created by their fans which American shows took advantage of…

        And Kpop already has tons of girlgroups singing cute songs, what’s so special about this one?

      • I’m a bit skeptical, I think the hype will die, but we’ll see

      • yamakita

        But of course! It’s happened to Girls Generation, Tohoshinki, Big Bang, (just insert your own big Kpop name here), etc. On a more universal level, it’s happened to every single teen sensation since the beginning of time. The young ones are fickle so every big name has a countdown clock on their back.

      • King Hide

        i just hope produce48 want to create 48 sister group only in korea rather than making 2 shitty groups into one big shitty group. for BTS if they could perform on those programs i think their hype will continue or atleast if their hype die most people will call them legend

    • hasawa

      Tsubasa Masuwaka back with black hair be fine AF

      https://scontent-cdg2-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23498739_1755965594708997_4860879192012619776_n.jpg
      I wish she’ll definitively drop the bleached blonde color that aged her and make her look like a piece of white bread with ham

      • Good. She looked washed out/sickly when she was a blonde.

      • pandaapple

        I’m so glad she grew out her hair too, I was not liking the 5 yr old boy look she was going for previously :/

      • i like this hair color on her, hopefully she has chilled with the ps,anymore of that and she’ll look like wengie

    • Just Tim

      Crap, my parents are addicted to Cirno News Network.