B.I is a South Korean musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer, signed under his label, 131. He is also a former member of iKON. The artist’s BTBT, featuring Soulja and Devita, has charted at #1 on iTunes in over 40 countries. The song also reached #1 on iTunes K-pop’s “Top Tracks” chart in over 31 countries. His […]

What makes a member of a K-pop group pursue a solo career? Is it the urge to perform their own material and maintain control over their artistry? Or is it something else? There are many K-pop groups that often don’t stand the test of time, and while some decide to leave the entertainment industry, a […]

The UK’s biggest-ever Anime expo, AnimeCon, is coming to Birmingham’s NEC on 17th-18th June 2023. Celebrating the best of Asian pop culture with partners Crunchyroll and Fandom, the convention will champion all vibrant corners of anime, K/J-pop, cosplay, gaming and more.  AnimeCon will welcome over 15,000 fans to immerse themselves for two days and build […]

Jung Ryeo-won never really thought of becoming an actress, but fate had other ideas. Korean-Australian Ryeo-won spent her teenage years in Australia, where she graduated from Griffith University with a major in International Business. One day, while visiting Korea, she was picked by a talent agent and relatively quickly became a part of a K-pop […]

Little Women is Korean drama at its best. While we can all agree that 2022 was an extraordinary year for female-based K-dramas, this 12-episode show is a true gem produced by the renowned Studio Dragon.  The title, Little Women, has tricked many into considering it a mere adaptation of the 1868 novel of the same […]

Although there has been some visible progress over the past few years, female filmmakers still remain largely unseen either in front of the camera or behind it. While pushing through a world that is dominated by men, female filmmakers have shown that there are still countless stories to tell, stories that the opposite gender might […]

There’s something inherently comforting about the road trip movie. Always following the same narrative formula, with little room to innovate due to its constraints, a film within this subgenre is always about a journey both literal and metaphorical – the lead character experiencing emotional growth, whilst ticking off all the expected beats you’d expect on […]

Jackson Wang is a man of many talents. Known for being a member of GOT7, a South Korean Idol group, the artist has impressed many with his singing and rapping skills throughout the years. Jackson is also recognised for being a record producer, songwriter, music video director, and fashion designer. In 2017, he expanded his […]

Released in January 2022 just weeks before the presidential election in South Korea, writer-director Byun Sung-hyun’s fourth directorial effort, Kingmaker, is as much a character drama as it is a political film.  It is 1961, Seo Chang-dae (Lee Sun-kyun), a local pharmacist who fled the North, meets Kim Woon-bum (Sol Kyung-gu), an eloquent small-time politician […]

Some films require patience to watch and some require energy. Writer-director Choi Dong-hoon’s Alienoid belongs to the latter camp for its hyperactivity. An ambitious mashup of multiple genres – sci-fi, fantasy, comedy, action, thriller, you name it – Choi’s sixth feature is, in a sense, a culmination of his filmography and much more. Alienoid does […]