Whilst the northern half of the planet has gravitated to the inviting warmth of blossoms blooming to welcoming the warmer months of spring, I await the days the individual leaves start changing colours. With each passing season, a large number of dramas in fluctuate the already competitive market. The term
Starting from today, this series of Throwback Thursday posts will be shining a spotlight on one of the most successful J-Pop soloists of all time, and my personal favourite, Ayumi Hamasaki.
Beginning her career in 1998, former model Ayumi - Ayu to her fans - would end up storming the charts
When you've seen enough K-Dramas, you realize there are a few scenarios almost guaranteed to show up in the plot somewhere along the way. These instances are so predictable that the scriptwriters may have very well been bumping elbows over a Wrist Grabs 101 textbook as they drafted up their scripts.
Throughout the history of K-Pop, various groups have been known to add new members to their existing line-up to adapt to the demands of the K-Pop industry. But how does adding new members fare for the groups that have done so? Does it bring more recognition and success? With their
THAAD - the acronym spreading fear and speculation among K-pop fans. These days, if any China-adjacent K-pop controversy arises, THAAD is sure to come up. For some it’s a harbinger of doom, the end of Korean entertainment as we know it; for others it’s just another controversy, one that will
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Who is an artist? What makes an artist different from an idol? These are some of the most hotly debated topics in the K-pop fandom. Opinions differ: some say an artist is one who writes their own music; others say an artist is an idol whose success transcends that of
Let's all cast our minds back to an iconic Korean film that had its 12 year anniversary just a few months ago. This movie took beauty and death in the landscape of a sageuk and transformed them into a story that took South Korea by storm. It was a phenomenon
Anime has been a hot market for several years now, expanding from Japan to other Asian countries and even spewing over to the west. Culturally, it has spawned a great following with various countries streaming entire series and many stores worldwide selling anime-related merchandise. It will not be too hard
The Winter 2017 anime season is now ending, with plenty of series having now aired their final episodes in the past week. As we get into April, the Spring 2017 season’s upcoming series are about to take over. We start our look at Spring 2017 with the new and returning