Author: Riya Susan Kurian

Riya Susan is a third-year undergrad English (research) student. She is a voracious reader, trained dancer, Korean culture enthusiast and a weeb.

Kazuki Takahashi, creator of manga series ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ has passed away

Best known for the manga ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Kazuki Takahashi’s demise came as a shock to the Yugioh community and the anime community. Mangaka Kazuki Takahashi , known best for his manga series ‘Yu-Gi-Ho!,’ was discovered dead on July 6, 2022.  The Okinawan Coast Guard found Takahashi’s body floating about a mile offshore of Okinawa Island, Japan. Takahashi was discovered off the coast wearing an underwater mask, snorkel, and fins, and was most likely traveling alone on a snorkeling trip. The coast guard found his body on the morning of 6th July and identified and confirmed his body a day later. A…

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SVT Leaders ‘Cheers’ official music video

SVT Leaders, a special unit of K-Pop boy group, Seventeen, releases a new music video on ‘Cheers’ SVT LEADERS is a subunit of the South Korean boy band SEVENTEEN. The unit is made up of the leaders of all three seventeenth-century units. S.Coups is the leader of the Hip-Hop Team and the boy group’s leader, Hoshi is the leader of the Performance Team, and Woozi is the leader of the Vocal Team. This is the first time these three have come together since ‘Change up in 2017. “Cheers” is the 4th track in their upcoming repackaged album, Sector 17. The…

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Street Dance of China is coming back with season 5

Street Dance of China is finally returning with a new season in the month of August with their first female captain. According to tweets on the Chinese blogging platform, Weibo, the fifth season of the Chinese dance show Street Dance of China will include a new lineup of captains. The captains of the upcoming season are Wang Yibo, Han Geng, Nathan Lee and Xin Liu. It is a reality show in which teams of high-level dancers from all around China and the world compete for the title of China’s finest street dancer. ‘Street Dance of China’ is China’s first reality…

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10cm releases ‘Gradation’

South Korea’s top singer/songwriter and indie icon 10cm released his new single ‘5.3 (Gradation)’ on 3rd July 2022. South Korea’s famous singer/songwriter 10cm is back with an indie-folk track ‘Gradation’ for the first time in eight months since his 2021 release of ‘The 3rd EP.’ The vibrant and pleasant summer melody stands out in 10cm’s new song ‘Gradation.’ The words are appealingly expressed with the term “Gradation,” like traces of ink that have spread to the boring white daily existence, and the feelings of a person that the other party has permanently fallen into. Gradation is a visual art method…

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These 3 CLC members are starring in a horror movie

Three members of girl group, CLC are debuting/starring in a South Korean short horror movie releasing in July. Oh Seunghee, Chang Seungyeon and Jang Yeeun of CLC are having their acting debut in July. The three members are starring in the short webmovie series “Tastes of Horror” directed by Anh Sang Hoon. Their short film is called “Ding-Dong Challenge.” It is a partnership project between IP and KakaoPage. The web series is a collaboration between a webtoon and a short film. The web film series has five distinct directors: Ahn Sang Hoon, Yoon Eun Kyung, Kim Yong Kyun, Chae Yeo…

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Enhypen makes their comeback with a new album

Fourth generation K-pop boy group, Enhypen made their 4th comeback with ‘Manifesto : Day 1’ on 4th July 2022. One of the biggest 4th generation K-pop group from South Korea under BELIFT LAB, Enhypen makes their 4th comeback since debut. Enhypen released their EP a week after announcing their world tour. “Manifesto : Day 1” is the name of their 3rd EP released on 4th July 2022. The new album contains six tracks, namely, ‘WALK THE LINE’, ‘Future Perfect (Pass the MIC)’, ‘ParadoXXX Invasion’, ‘TFW (That Feeling When)’, ‘SHOUT OUT’ and ‘Foreshadow.’ Group member, Jake, was a part of writing…

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