[KiST] Korea ON! BOX!! Self Reaction – iKON Special

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Watch Jinhwan and Junhoe on Japanese tv, as they answer to questions that some of us have been curious about as well as react to some of iKON’s music videos!

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[KiST] iKON Line Live – Eng Subs

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It is finally here! Junhwan’s Line Live interview with english subs!

Special thanks to iamsocalicious for providing the video as well as getting the eng subbed videos cut and uploaded at such super speed 

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Thank you for your patience and enjoy!syh0jf2 – from KiST team

 

[KiST] iKON XMAS LIVE 2017 CONCERT – ENG SUB

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It is finally here! iKON’s XMAS Live 2017 video with English subs! Thank you so much for everyone who pushed through to get this done even during slight setbacks. Special thanks to iamsocalicious for providing the video as well as getting the eng subbed videos uploaded at such super speed 

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2) Please note that you can only download and view this video on PC; it is not available on mobile.

Thank you for your patience and enjoy!syh0jf2 – from KiST team

 

iKON Xmas Live Concert Fills Up Yokohama Arena

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Over the last weekend iKON once again thrilled an Arena full of fans with a setlist of old favorites and some new Christmas performances during their two day iKON Xmas Live Concert.

If you are a fan of iKON you probably know what a treat their live performances are. The boys have perfected having contagious fun with engaging interludes on stage and their sheer kinetic energy is something that fan accounts have said is one of a kind and a must to experience.

A new live performance is always cause for excitement and fans who looked forward to the Christmas Show were not disappointed. The special element of this  Show was no doubt the wholly Vocal Line Stages which were the first of their kind for iKON Concerts.

On a beautiful 360 degree Centre stage that lit up,  lifted and dipped along to the music, iKON performed many of their original hits with a fresh feeling that made one realize why they are favorites.

Bobby was also able to perform a solo stage of “Swim”, a track from his debut album. The big surprise was when he performed another track, “Secret” along with fellow iKON member Donghyuk and KPop Star 4 winner and label mate trainee Katie Kim!

Katie Kim also joined iKON’s Vocal Line for a soulful rendition of  the seasonal classic ‘White Christmas.’

Many Japanese News Portals covered the Show and were full of praise for iKON’s continued and consistent Showmanship.

iKON reportedly drew an audience of 30000 over the two days of their Concert to the venue that not long ago hosted the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) –  a feat to be proud of for a merely two year old Korean group!

YGE has announced that iKON whose first Variety Show, JTBC’s iKON Picnic aka Idol School Trip just aired its final episode, will be coming back with an album in January 2018.

We all certainly hope so.

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See below for the Xmas Live Setlist (cr. Billboard Japan):

December 10, 2017 Kanagawa · Yokohama Arena
1. B-DAY
2. WHAT’S WRONG?
3. SINOSIJAK REMIX
4. ANTHEM / BI & BOBBY
5. THIS CHRISTMAS
6. PERFECT
7 .SWIM – KR Ver .- / BOBBY
8. SECRET (Feat. DK, KATIE) – KR Ver .- / BOBBY
9. WHITE CHRISTMAS with KATIE KIM
10. AIRPLANE
11. APOLOGY
12. # WYD
13. MY TYPE
14. WELCOME BACK
15. DUMB & DUMBER
16. WORLDWIDE
17. BLING BLING
18. RHYTHM TA REMIX (ROCK VER .)
19. JUST ANOTHER BOY
– ENCORE –
(Special Costume Fanservice!)
1. LONG TIME NO SEE
2. LOVE ME
3. DUMB & DUMBER
4. B – DAY

 

 

 

[ENG SUB] Bobby Live on Niconico – Love&Fall

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I would like to give out a big shout out to the KiST team. Everyone on the team tries their best to provide quality subtitles as fast as possible and I am always grateful for their dedication and efforts, Thank you! This time, KiST will be focusing on Bobby’s Japanese promos and this is the first of (hopefully – YGEX don’t let us down) many more promos for our boy, Bobby. Below are the usual links to be able to watch the video!

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Let me just tell you, you do NOT want to miss out. Bobby was adorable as always and we were finally able to hear him preform some of his new tracks from Love and Fall like Swim and the fan dedicated song, Fireworks. I would suggest to make a cup of tea or coffee, bring a snack, and get ready to enjoy the next hour of your day with Bobby ❤

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syh0jf2 – from KiST team

Bobby’s Nico Nico Live Performance Wows Viewers

iKON’s Kim Bobby thrilled fans with the first live performances of tracks from his hotly anticipated debut album, Love and Fall as part of promotions for the album’s Japan release.

Though the album was originally released in South Korea on September 14th 2017 it took till November 29th for fans to be able to see more than a single promotional stage for the album’s title tracks due to YGE choosing to skip a promotional cycle for the album which was released while iKON was still actually on an extended Dome Tour in Japan.

Bobby’s live performance of tracks from Love and Fall were broadcasted on the popular Japanese video site/web channel Nico Nico.

The live included interactions with an MC during which Bobby answered questions about the album, played games, thanked fans for coming and mysteriously asked them to anticipate iKON’s next activity.

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Bobby’s stage itself was very simple featuring just the artist and a mic yet the atmosphere was full of Bobby’s excitement for a live performance and the intensity of his passion for music.

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His set list included:

I love you,

Runaway,

Firework,

Swim,

Holup

Love and Fall was a surprising album for even the oldest and staunchest Bobby fans/iKONICs not just because after 3 years of waiting people had given up hope it would ever be released – but because the idol who was most famous as the young power rapper who won SMTM3 took a risk and did what no one expected by releasing a personal and heartfelt and mostly vocalist album!

Bobby sang his heart out and touched fans with the beauty and sincerity of his lyrics and the heart they revealed.

This made getting to see him perform tracks from this album even more special for fans and Bobby did not disappoint with his electric performance.

See below for the entire Nico Nico Live stage.

https://youtu.be/Rsiir2HtRgg

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Bobby also performed tracks from his album today at the Nike Force Battle Event marking the first time some of these tracks have been performed live in South Korea!

It’s truly good time to be a Love and Fall fan.

iKON’s success in Japan important for YGE

In a recent article published by www.khan.co.kr  looking into financial prospects of the big three entertainment companies in South Korea, namely JYP, YG and SM, financial analysts pinpoint iKON as one of YGE’s key artists for the future of the company due to the importance of iKON’s activities in Japan.

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Source article: Naver

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After preforming in Kyorcera and Seibu Prince dome in May and June,  iKON is continuing their tour with 22 planned concerts in September, October and November 2017.

iKON fan art, the gorgeously sensual

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This time we have a Japanese iKONIC and a Donghyuk stan @IKCO1D. She draws some of the most sensual and downright sexy fan art of IKON that is at the same time completely children appropriate. That is a rare talent indeed. She also has quite a unique story of how she became an iKONIC. Curious? Read on.

How did you become an iKONIC?

The reason how I got to know about “iKON” was through “Mix and Match”. Actually, my mom (she was a fan of Big Bang) recommended the TV program. I didn’t know much about K-POP then, so at first I didn’t have a lot of interests in it. But my mom didn’t give up lol. She bulldozed me into watching it! Oh, I should tell you guys why I was not interested in K-pop then. I actually was biased against K-pop idols. I mean I thought that there’s too much of a gap between how they really feel and the facade they put out. I felt that they only showed us  a “fake” image  you know. Also I thought only teenagers were allowed to be their fans ha-ha-ha. Now I know they’re not true and I had big misunderstanding about them. As you know, they have all kinds of emotions and show us everything about them. They have love and respect for their songs and performances and always have a dream. It’s really attractive! (Maybe Japanese idols are not). That’s how I got hooked on “iKON”.

Basically you became an iKONIC because your mom told you so! LOL!! Good job your mom. Tell me, what is your favorite iKON song or a moment?

Oh…It’s so hard for me to choose one!!! I like “LOVE ME” “JUST GO” and all of the songs on their new album “NEW KIDS”. “Mercy” and “Eyes, Nose, Lips” that they sang in “Mix and Match” were awesome! I felt a personal attachment to these performances in the show. That’s because I could see  how  attractive they were from watching the show. “Mercy”…I got to know what a beautiful voice Junhoe has! “Eyes, Nose, Lips”… Oh! God! That performance just killed me!! Especially DK! I got hooked on his voice! And that was one of the reasons why I became “iKONIC”. I love DK because he is honest and pure. Especially I like his face from the side! It’s like a work of art!

How did you become an iKON fan artist? 

Thanks for asking me this question! When I watched “Mix and Match”, I thought “Wow I want to draw them!” just like that! I got motivation from JAY! His beautiful nose! So my first fan art was JAY’s face from the side. At first, I just enjoyed my drawings for self- gratification. But day by day I couldn’t progress with my drawings ( I just thought they were not good) and I started to think “I want to improve my art skills”. Then one idea came up! Yes! I decided to show everyone my drawings and I made my twitter account. I think that “RT” and “Like” is kind of a reaction from people. And also these reactions and feedback can be like carrot and stick approach for me.

Is art something you do just as a hobby or are you a professional artist?

Oh! It’s just a hobby! Definitely hobby! Lol. I went to art school when I was a teenager. But I didn’t get any skills there. It’s like a bad chance to give up on being an artist. However, to work as an artist is kind of my dream but I think I don’t have enough skills to be one yet. I’ll keep trying to improve my skills.

What inspires your fan art?

From their variety of expression, costumes and hair styles! Also women fashion models and actresses! They have good posing expression and know clothes, loveliness. I like the atmosphere that they make. Reading fashion magazines makes me to draw something.

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Yes, I can see fashion as inspiration in some of your art! I love how you incorporated it but still retained the feel of iKON. Is there a particular member, ship or a theme you love to draw? 

As I told you, I’m really into DK, so naturally I draw him a lot!I like all of the members. But my love to DK is soooooo strong! And I like BOBBY and SONG (95’s members) so these 3 members are frequent models for my art. What I always try to express is to be conscience of their “sexiness”. I think it’s my policy for drawing.

I can tell you that you are really, really good at expressing their “sexiness”! Your art really captured my attention because it is so viscerally sensual. Now, to get somewhat technical; what is your favorite technique/medium to work in? 

I like the to use digital  medium (PC) but to look as if I drew it using pencils, or like a watercolor painting or an oil painting. I love the atmosphere of analog art. Equipment that I use most are “CLIP STUDIO” and pen tablet (WACOM). I prefer to arrange my drawings using camera applications than using paint softs. I use them for finishing processing. Actually sometimes it degrades the image quality but If I don’t print the drawings it’s OK. To be honest I wanted to keep it as a secret ha-ha-ha. That’s the very important work.

Thank you for sharing your craft secrets with us.  You get a lot of reaction and feedback for your work from other fans. Was there anything someone said that stayed with you as special? 

Yes! To see other iKONICS enjoying and liking my drawings is the one of the reasons why I draw. I really am grateful to people who send me comments because to write comments takes a lot of time I think. They spend their time on me. It’s so awesome.

One iKONIC sent me such an awesome comment→“Your drawings are not kind of graphic but I can feel their (models) breathing. It seems like the models in your drawings are going to blink in the next moment so I can’t take my eyes away from them.”

I was really happy to get this comment.

Also I feel happy when people to do something using my drawings such as standby screen or put my art on the wall in their rooms.

Is there any particular illustration or comic you drew that is special to you and that you would like to share with us? Tell us why is it special?

Basically, There are no favorite drawings.
I really like my drawings the next day after I drew them but in a week, I feel an impulse to delete them. To draw one picture, there is no goal. It depends on the artist to finish it. May be I am a person who is not careful enough.
When I come right down to it, I like the illustration that I drew SONG and DK two together in Japan tour costumes. I didn’t get a lot of feedback but I like it because
I always draw emotionless faces so it’s very flesh to me to draw their smiling faces and I take pride in expressing their “sweet and gentle” atmosphere.
The drawing that spent most of my time on  in recent days is BOBBY and SONG in a fan sign event.

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I especially like how you draw Bobby. It is not only that it looks like him but it feels like him when I look at your art. Is there a particular feeling you are trying to get across when drawing?

Woah! Thank you so much!!!!! I’m so happy to get such a nice comment!Without modesty, I’m good at drawing BOBBY lol. When I draw the other members, I draw a rough sketches again and again and change their expression. I do not need time for the work drawing BOBBY. I use the first rough sketch that I draw with my feelings and image in my head. So it takes only one third of the time. I don’t know there are some reasons but my habit (the way of drawing) blends well with his atmosphere. I just feel strong sexiness from his expression. For that reason I want to draw him so bad.

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This illustration of Yoyo and Bobby is amazing! It is both sexy and soft, really beautiful. Was your art ever used without your permission or plagiarized? How do you prevent things like that from happening.

Ah…without my permission……Yes a lot.

But fortunately as far as I know they didn’t use my drawings  for their business or plagiarized them . That’s why I don’t take any measures. I always put my twitter account on my drawings at all expense.

I think that when they repost my drawings this means that they like my arts. I’m happy to get their request but about 90% of people won’t do it. I’m so sad. I want them to contact me in a friendly manner.

Have you ever thought of making fan merchandise using your art or publishing it? And if you did, tell us where we can get our hands on it.

I designed SONG and DK dolls. It is pre-release but we are planning to sell them overseas. Please check this twitter account →@aiKONbaby7

I also give postcards or stickers using my art for free at Japan tour.

You can get more information about it from my twitter →@IKCO1D

I’m looking forward to seeing you guys in Japan!

You guys read it!  You lucky ones that get to see iKON on their  Dome Tour in Japan look for @IKCO1D and let her know how much you like her art. Now enjoy more of it!

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Dinner with #RealHyung

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iKON’s official Instagram account withikonic posted a heartwarming photo of the boys having dinner with Big Bang’s Kang Daesung after they all performed today at Japan’s A-Nation festival.

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Both Daesung and iKON are known for being extremely successful in Japan which was just emphasized by their marvelous performances in one of the biggest summer festivals in Japan.

This is not the first time Daesung and iKON have shared a stage as June, Jinhwan and Donghyunk went as audience support for Deasung on an episode of Fantastic Duo 2, for which the famous BigBang crooner ended up being the overall winner.

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In fact, Daesung has been known before now to habitually look out for his dongsaengs, iKON.

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And iKON boys have been declaring their love for this caring hyung on various broadcasts.

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iKONICS all over are just happy that our boys have a chance to spend time with one of the nicest men in K-POP.

Konbats Shine Bright in the Daylight as iKON Rocks A-Nation!

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iKON performed live today at Japan’s Annual prestigious A-Nation Festival, the Crown Jewel of J-Pop Summer Festivals, for the 2nd time in their less than 2 year career and iKONICs proved that Konfire (the ocean of the Konbat light stick) can burn as brightly as the sun!

The Concert took place at Japan’s Ajinomoto Stadium in Chofu, Tokyo, an almost 50,000 capacity venue and was well attended by happy festival fans.

Japanese iKONICs came in numbers – men, women, youth and children – and after buying out three stalls worth of merchandise they coloured the stadium fire red with a passion that Yunhyeong would have been proud of!

iKON’s set came up at about 5pm and many non fans were shocked at the amount of support they recieved. It was still daylight but the stadium suddenly began to blaze with Konfire and the fan chants rose!

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iKON put on an energetic set including in order:

Bling Bling

Rhythm Ta (Rock ver.)

My Type

WYD

Dumb & Dumber

B-Day

Despite two members literally flying in from overseas schedules, iKON performed as strongly as ever and entertained with their signature wild Ad-libs and infectious energy.

They were also able to communicate well with the audience in fluent Japanese during their Ments! It’s no wonder the boys even trended in Japan!

iKON’s Japan schedule will kick off officially in September with the start of their New Kids Japan Tour that includes 22 Concerts.

Meanwhile, their Mini Album continues to do very well, topping charts like Tower Records, Oricon and Billboard and proving iKON’s unrelenting popularity in Japan.

Check the #iKONanation2017 tag to see all the fun!