B.I and younger sister Hanbyul to appear on new show “The Game With No Name”

On the 8th of February, Naver announced that the pilot episode of MBC’s new show, ‘The Game With No Name’ (‘문제는 없다’) will feature iKON’s B.I and his sister Kim Hanbyul.

The show is said to involve a room escape puzzle where B.I and Hanbyul work together as contestants.

The article goes on to state that Hanbyul, although shy at first, showed off her skills through dance and worked well with B.I throughout the show.

iKONICS have met Hanbyul before, through her appearance briefly in ‘WIN’ and ‘Mix&Match’, as well as stories B.I has told over the years. Although, this is the first time in a long time that fans will be able to see Hanbyul and B.I together firsthand.

The show is a New Years special and is set to air on the 18th of this month.

 

Feature image source: Naver Entertainment.

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iKON’s “Double B” Debut as Variety Show MCs

It was announced today that iKON’s rappers Kim Hanbin and Kim Bobby will be special MCs  on February 3, Music Core together with RED VELVET’s Yeri.

This is the first time since debut that any member of iKON will be a music show MC.

It seems that iKON’s first  venture into world of emcees had garnered a lot of interest.

Both iKON and RED VELVET have had successful comebacks this past weeks and are competing for no.1 place on various music charts. However, many of their fans have interpreted this competition as cute interaction and were hoping for groups to interact in real life as well and not only on charts. Music Core is making their wish a reality.

For the promotion of their new album, Return, iKON has promised to have many activities in Korea as compared to their usual promotion cycles. From recent announcements like these it seems they have every intention of keeping their promise.

Director B.I strikes again with new video of iKON

iKONICs are no strangers to leader B.I’s editing skills, from his oversaturated selfie filters, to the short videos of him and the members messing about. It seems since the opening of iKON’s personal Instagram accounts, B.I now has ample opportunity for his hobby: embarrassing his members.

In his most recent post, B.I is seen filming as Yunhyeong loses a round of rock, paper, scissors, which leads to him having to bare his butt and get smacked.

The video is censored while chaos ensues, and returns for some quality editing skills from Director B.I as Yunhyeong accepts his punishment.

The video can be seen here.

 

iKON members were also enjoying the post, with member Jinhwan commenting soon after.

 

This is one of many of B.I’s works, Some videos of the same style have popped up on their shared Instagram account in the past. We hope to see many in the future!

 

Feature image credit: shxxbi131

iKON takes over Instagram

Today, after the Music Core performance iKONICS were treated to a surprise to beat all surprises.

All iKON members opened public Instagram accounts at the same time and proceeded to bomb the Instagram with photos, videos and comments trying very hard to make up for the last two years of radio silence.

iKONICS used to scarce and slow updates were completely shocked and overwhelmed with the sudden influx of content.

Not even a day after opening their accounts all the members have over 200 000 followers.

Here are all of their accounts so you can follow them if you haven’t already but be warned June will blow up your notifications.

Donghyuk  – _dong_ii

Bobby – bobbyindaeyo

Hanbin – shxxbi131

Jinhwan – gnani_____

June – juneeeeeeya
Yunhyeong –sssong_yh
Chanwoo – chan_w000

 

Hanbin surprises with a feature in Yawa’s ‘Her’

Although iKON has been on a musical hiatus for a while, it seems like our leader has been working on a couple of side projects.  Earlier in the day, rapper Yawa posted a picture of himself in a place resembling Hanbin’s veranda.

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Later on, speculations were made that Hanbin featured in his song called ‘Her.’ Although the song has been posted little over a month ago, the rumors only started surfacing after the news of the two being friends. The confirmation itself comes from the fact that you can hear his unmistakable voice here below, starting from 2:27.

https://soundcloud.com/yawa12/2-her

What is even more awesome is that Yawa provides a direct download to the song. iKONICs, let’s show a bit of support, shall we?

 

Excitement Rises For iKON’s Imminent Comeback

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iKON’s comeback was tentatively announced for January, but taught by previous experiences (the mysterious  fall comeback that never happened)  iKONICS were cautiously enthusiastic. However, it seems the comeback is real.

Yang Hyun Suk posted on his Instagram account a screenshot from the current shooting of iKON’S new title track featuring soft and unbelievably handsome looking Hanbin. With caption: “iKON‘s best ever new song. B.I’s lyrics and composition”.

It seems we have new music to look forward to in January. Get ready iKONICS it’s showtime.

 

iKON Team Show Great Support for Tired Leader

Today, iKONICs were grateful towards iKON’s team of security and staff who showed attentive support to iKON’s leader Kim Hanbin at Gimpo Airport when he appeared exceptionally drowsy.

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The young leader, who along with iKON Members and staff is en route to Japan today, caused a small stir when he literally seemed to sleep-walk through the airport assisted at different points by Security, a manager and fellow iKON member, Kim Donghyuk.

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Fans didn’t know wether to be charmed or concerned for the sleepy leader as Hanbin is known for his intense, nocturnal work habits. No doubt he must have been very tired indeed.

Fans were later reassured when pictures surfaced showing he was able to wake up a little more after a while.

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On arriving in Japan he was even able to make a cute selfie at immigration further reassuring fans about his current wellbeing.

Despite the leader’s clear fatigue fans also noted something particularly special about his appearance. Apparently Kim Hanbin was dressed from head to toes in fan gifts!

iKON members have always been very fond of wearing fan gifts and for a while have used it to turn their Airport appearances into one more way of communicating with their fans!

iKON are currently on their way to Japan for three Concerts in Chiba scheduled as part of their Encore Dome Tour, two to occur on Saturday.

iKON’s Bobby traveled ahead some days ago for unconfirmed schedules and is not with the group today.

In other words; as usual the boys are hectically busy!

We are thankful once again to the fan sites who also woke up early to bring us these pictures and Kony’s Island wishes iKON good health and good shows and of course hope that Kim Hanbin will find some time in their intense schedule for a good night or day’s rest!

*EDIT: actually these events occurred at about 7pm not 7am so we have adjusted our remarks. As we have no confirmation as to why Hanbin was so sleepy we continue to hope he gets adequate rest and wish him and his members and staff good health for their tough schedules.

2nd Anniversary Chill and Vlive with iKON

SC Cr: Indigo Radio

On Sept 15th, iKON celebrated their 2nd Anniversary by warmly meeting with fans via V Live.

Despite having flown into Japan that day followed by a long bus ride to Nagano, the venue for the Concert scheduled for the next day, the boys made a concerted and much appreciated effort to appear before fans on their special day.

The boys couldn’t quite disguise their travel fatigue and Bobby who just released his solo debut album the day before was still en route to Japan and so wasn’t present. Despite it all the boys showed a cheerful spirit and teased each other a lot.

If you are a long time fan of iKON you know that wether their broadcast is a hyper one or a chill one there are certain staples you can expect:

– A Flow of Consciousness discussion style

– Dragging each other

– Teasing one member or the other

– Digressing

– TMI

– A LOT of helpless giggling/laughing

– Unconscious affectionate moments

– Candidness

– General silliness

– The feeling of being part of a group of childhood friends

This is iKON’s style and their great charm.

The highlights of iKON’s 2nd Anniversary Greeting included:

– Congratulating Bobby on his album, and Donghyuk singing an excerpt from ‘Secret’.

– Yunhyeong’s skin condition since returning from the Jungle (not great😂)

– Chanwoo’s low participation rate in group activities and shyness at bath houses (to get them to stop teasing him he had to threaten to expose them all😆)

– Hanbin’s favorite song in Bobby’s album is “Swim” but when iKON sang it it turned into a song about Yunhyeong’s beard?

– Donghyuk shows his 7 piercings which represent iKON 

– Jinhwan brings up taking things slow and lasting long and Hanbin let’s us know that this is also his principle for pooping

– The boys talk about their iKON rings: only Junhoe and Dong are wearing theirs and the rest give their excuses😅

– Junhoe’s knowledge of members birthdays is tested: he only remembers Dong’s but members praise him because his margin of error has greatly reduced

– The boys express wishes to be with iKONICs for thousands or even millions of years and hold concerts in heaven😂
They rounded up their VApp so they could have an even more intimate one with fans on their Plus Channel.

You can watch this 2nd Anniversary broadcast on their regular channel with Eng subs now.

http://www.vlive.tv/video/41862

iKON held two Concerts in Nagano yesterday and are scheduled to hold 3 fan meetings in Osaka tomorrow.

Bobby participated in both Concerts then flew back to South Korea for pre recordings for his Inkigayo stage. When done he will rejoin the rest of iKON for the Osaka fan meets tomorrow (please take care, Bobby!)

We wish the boys love, good health, success and prosperity going forward in all their various activities.

Happy Konn2versary❤️


Photo Cr: YGEX

Cozy, Midnight Chat with Hanbin

(featured image cr: ?? Scan from iKON Youth Photo Book)

 Last night, iKON’s leader fulfilled his promise to iKONICs and was able to meet with fans through V app for almost 2 hours! 

Interestingly the session felt more like a comfortable talk with a good friend than a basic interaction between an idol and his fans.

In order to maintain high spirits, we’ve prepared a series of highlights and facts spoken by our favorite charismatic boy, for those who were unable to watch or would simply enjoy a recall of last night’s events.

Let’s begin with Hanbin’s moving words about his brothers, and his claim that iKON is simply a name for him, incomparable to the strong bond of the seven people behind it. Now and forever, he would like nothing more than maintain a tight connection with those whom he sees as family. 

On a side note, this sends us back to Bobby’s words during iKONCERT, right?

Hanbin:

Bobby:

In order to remember the funniest things revealed by Hanbin himself, let’s have a look at the list below! (credit in each link)

  • Despite having a schedule in the same day, he’d wanted to attend a concert with his friend Raesung (better known as Millennium, who participated in the composition of Bling Bling), but the results weren’t quite what he’d expected: “I got scammed, but really, I was just dumb”;
  • A reveal about his height, that was certainly frowned upon by a certain member;
  • Hanbin was about to sing “Perfect” in Korean, but couldn’t recall the lyrics (it took him a few tries);
  • “I’m like an uncle when it comes to girl groups“;
  • Our charismatic leader who has a strange way of wording things, in order to “sound like an idol”;
  • His hobbies include doing absolutely nothing;

While asked about “Get it beauty,” Hanbin lets us know that he’s close with very few celebrities, including One, whom he also complimented by referring to him as a “flower boy.” 

On a more serious note, our leader has brought us a series of exciting news. According to him, iKON are to release new songs before winter. As long as everything goes well, his favorite songs will be released! Let’s anticipate our hard working boys who never disappoint!

And furthermore, here’s his answer when being questioned about preparations for a future solo:

Of course, he never fails to think of ikonics and their feelings; during one of their hardest times before the release of “Bling Bling”, Hanbin confesses he wrote a song for fans while in the car, including lyrics such as: “I can give you nothing now.” 

Please don’t say that! You’ve already offered so much to your fans, and granted nothing less than exceptional stage presence and quality songs.

For the final bit of this article, we can’t forget about Hanbin’s words of wisdom,  which bring inspiration to many of us!

(Image cr: MBC “Oppa Thinking”)

Senior Cosmopolitan Editor Likes Tweet Featuring Kim Hanbin and Jung Jaewon

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In the midst of rising excitement over yet another iKON member’s variety solo debut, iKONICs were able to witness a small but surprising and positive event when a Senior Fashion Editor at Cosmopolitan liked a post on twitter that featured images of YG rapper Jung Jaewon aka “One” and our very own Leader/Rapper/Songwriter Kim Hanbin!

(image cr: Guard Bin and Unknown)

It all begin with the announcement by Osen this morning of the “Rapper Special” to be broadcast on the On Style Network Beauty show, “Get it Beauty” on August 16th, 9:30pm KST.

iKONICs were extremely excited to find out that Kim Hanbin was one of the rappers chosen to feature on the show especially because it will be his first solo variety appearance!

(translations: @KONNECTED_ @ALNIKON)

There was further excitement over Jung Jaewon’s featuring as well because of the recently revealed cute friendship between the rapper known as One and Kim Hanbin.

iKONICs, who have taken to referring to the relationship as “OneBin”, have been watching over their friendship closely since Jaewon mentioned and included Hanbin on one of his first promotional radio broadcasts.  It was revealed then, to the delight of fans,  that Hanbin addresses Jaewon without honorifics but simply and affectionately as, “Jaewonnie.”

In the midst of all the excitement, twitter user, @BBkings5 made a post about hoping to see interactions between the two friendly rappers using images where they appear to be twinning in cute head dresses from fans.

OneBin

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Shortly after the fan witnessed the surprise acknowledgement from the Senior Cosmopolitan Fashion Editor.

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(cr: @BBkings5)

A small but sweet and exciting event to crown off our good news!

Hopefully not only will we see interaction between the two rapper friends but maybe we may see further developments between the beautiful rappers and the world renown International Fashion Power House, Cosmopolitan Magazine.

As they say – there’s no harm in hoping!!! 😉