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Web comic ‘Save Me’ delves into BTS’ world view

By Yim Hyun-su

  • Published : Jan 17, 2019 - 14:09
  • Updated : Jan 17, 2019 - 14:09

New comic to see seven best friends going through ups and downs

BTS fans are in for a treat, as the new web comic “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt.0 ” centers on the worldview of one of the most popular K-pop boy bands at the moment.

(Line Webtoon)
Naver Webtoon and Big Hit Entertainment revealed the collaborative project Thursday. The web comic features a group of best friends who had scattered around the world reuniting after two years as one of the main characters, Kim Seok-ijn, returns from the US and embarks on a journey to find his friends.

With BTS being a septet, the seven guys will see their fates “intertwined through the good times together, but also the tough times, as they have gone their separate ways and suffered greatly as a result,” according to a description on Line Webtoon.

The series could prove to be an emotional roller coaster for readers. The description hints at the friendship between the characters going through ups and downs, as well as a bit of time travel, as one will be “given a special chance to go back in time and help his friends fix the mistakes that led them down this path.”

Consisting of 16 episodes, the webtoon series unveiled the first two including a prologue Thursday, with each episode released weekly until April.

The series reached a 9.9 rating on Line Webtoon just hours after its initial release, and fans’ reactions have been mostly positive so far.

“I’m getting goosebumps reading this. Oh my goodness,” one reader wrote in excitement.

Another user was ready to splash out on the comic, writing, “Webtoon about BTS? TAKE MY MONEY”

One fan, however, took a swipe at the sheer amount of promotions that accompany the series, saying, “How many banners does one webtoon need?”

The story, which heavily draws on music videos for the group’s records of the same title, is written by the band’s agency. Comic company LICO will be in charge of dramatization and breathing new life into the work.

The BTS-themed comic series will be available in seven countries, including the US, Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia.

By Yim Hyun-su (hyunsu@heraldcorp.com)