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[V Report] BTS’ Jin stars in the final short film “Awake”

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Updated : September 13 2016


Broadcast date: Sept. 13
Starring: 2PM, Dia, BTS, Infinite, Kim Dong-wan, Kim Juna, Girl’s Day, Lee Jong-suk, Hong Jong-hyun

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Kick starting the week on Monday’s Naver V app was BTS’ Jin, starring in the K-pop idol groups on-going “Wings” short film series.

The latest installation, “Awake,” marks the seventh short film of the series, and raked in nearly 600,000 views and more than 6.2 million hearts.

“The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Who would be born must first destroy a world. The bird flies to God. That God‘s name is Abraxas,” says Jin at the opening of the short 5-minute film, quoting an excerpt from Hermann Hesse’s “Demian.”

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“I have cried and laughed many times, but all the times were incredibly beautiful,” read one of the film’s excerpts.

Following the opening scene, the latter half of the film featured audio of a short solo single by Jin. And despite the highly interpretational approach to the video’s content and its meaning, the episode’s comment section was flooded with gushing remarks about the soulfulness of the singer’s voice.

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Infinite member Woo-hyun also joined yesterday’s broadcast in a solo “comeback countdown” broadcast where he was expressing his excitement of jumping back into the limelight with new music.

And with only one week left until Infinite’s much awaited new album, Woo-hyun shared that he is currently on a short vacation to clear his head.

“I’m away right now on a little trip to relax and have fun,” he said, adding that he is hoping to get as much rest as possible before the group’s promotional activities are set to begin.

During the episode a number of fans jokingly commented that the singer should have prepared some sort of script for the show instead of just winging it.

“Prepare a script? There is no script, it’s just me. Stop teasing me or I’ll feel disappointed,” he responded in laughter.

However despite some fans’ quips, his scriptless episode attracted roughly 30,000 live viewers during its real-time broadcast.

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Also featured on yesterday’s line-up was Kim Dong-wan who tuned in all the way from Bali. Opting not to show his face during the episode, Kim rather chose to serenade fans in true acoustic fashion singing and strumming his guitar to, “The Other Day.”

B1A4 member Baro also joined Monday’s V app is a very laid-back solo episode where the idol star casually conversed with fans from the comfort of his bed.

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Naver’s real-time broadcasting app V allows fans to interact with their favorite K-pop stars through live broadcasts. The app is available for Android and iOS. For more information, visit www.vlive.tv.

By Julie Jackson (juliejackson@heraldcorp.com)

Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.naver.vapp
Apple AppStore https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1019447011?mt=8

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