• Favorite Kpop #6: Ateez

    Ateez is a South Korean boy band formed by KQ Entertainment. The group consists of eight members: Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung and Jongho. They debuted on October 24, 2018, with their first album called Treasure EP.1: All to Zero. Ateez have sold over four million physical albums worldwide. Often referred to as “Global Performance Idols” by Korean media and dubbed “4th Generation Leaders” by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, the group also has served as official global ambassadors for Korean culture and tourism. You can read the rest on their Wikipedia page that talks about their pre debut days, the albums that they’ve released so far, their touring and some events they had to postpone cause of covid even some collabs and endorsements too. It’s awesome that they’ve accomplished a lot together as a group.

    I just recently started to listen to them for the past couple of days so I don’t know much about them without doing the whole thorough research on them. I saw their performance on Kindgom to their song Wonderland and I started to like it. You can see here if you would like. I saw their performance of their same song on the Studio Choom YouTube channel and the song started to grow on me, thought I’d try and listen to their other songs too. I saw videos on YouTube and it seems like Ateez have a storyline too for the concepts of their albums. From one video I saw the Wonderland song is referenced from Alice in Wonderland which you can see here. When I saw that I thought it was cool. I never noticed the other kpop groups have storylines to their concepts of their music videos also.

    I guess if BTS have it for their albums then I guess Ateez does too. I just never paid that much attention to that part that’s all. Here is there Studio Choom performance of their song Wonderland. If interested you can check out their comeback stage of Wonderland here. I don’t know the backstory of their song yet but it’s definitely a bop since I’ve been listening to it and watching their performance for it. Fireworks (I’m The One) is another song I like. My bias for the group is Wooyoung, Mingi and San. After looking at some articles and kpop bopping to their songs I finally figured it out. It’s so cool Ateez is a eight member group like Stray Kids and they both debuted at the same year, 2018. Their fandom name is Atiny a combination of Ateez and Destiny together meaning that ATEEZ and their fans were destined to meet.

  • Favorite Anime #6: Devils Line

    Devils Line focuses around the lives of Anzai and Taira. The world they live in consists of humans and devils trying to live together. Taira, a human girl, is saved by Anzai, a devil working for the police force, from being attacked. Anzai refuses to drink blood and wants to use his devil strength for good. Anzai keeps watch over Taira and saves her on multiple occasions. The two hit it off together, but the struggle of a human devil relationship is not fully accepted. Each episode continues to get more and more dangerous for Taira and Anzai as they deal with snipers, spies, and the blood-lust devils. It was written and illustrated by Ryo Hanada. It aired spring season of 2018. The genres are action, drama, romance and supernatural. The theme is obviously vampires.

    What I think of the anime:
    I’ve watched it more than once as I definitely enjoyed it because who wouldn’t if you’re a vampire themed fan like me. The storyline and artwork was well put together. I like the two main characters as they try to spend time together and trying to make the relationship work between them. I like the dark elements within the anime too. This is all I can think of to say for this portion of the entry. If you’re interested here’s the anime trailer that you can check out.