HYBE announced BTS’s new webtoon 7Fates: CHAKHO and members introduced their characters for the same.
At 2021 Briefing With The Community HYBE announced new webtoons including BTS, TXT, and ENHYPEN.
In 2019, BTS released Save Me, a time travel webtoon based on the BTS Univers,e and now BTS’s new webtoon, 7Fates: CHAKHO departs from the BTS Universe we know to create a brand new story.
HYEB announced BTS’s new webtoon 7Fates: CHAKHO and members introduced their characters for the same.
7Fates: CHAKHO is an urban fantasy story inspired by the tiger hunters of the Joseon Dynasty. South Korea was once home to a high population of Siberian tigers, to the point of being overrun. Tiger attacks became so common that in 1421, King Sejong introduced Chakhogapsa, the tiger hunters. The Chakhogapsa were specially appointed soldiers who had proved their hunting abilities, including the accuracy of hitting targets while riding horses.
7Fates: CHAKHO takes place in a city soon. Its plot will draw on old stories about the tiger hunters while creating a brand new story for readers to enjoy. Much like Save Me, 7Fates: CHAKHO follows seven boys, the tiger-hunting CHAKHO, whose destinies are intertwined. Together, the CHAKHO face trials and tribulations while taking down the “Beom.”
In an interview segment, BTS revealed what readers can look forward to in terms of the plot and the characters.
Jin: The story begins with monsters called ‘Beom, invading the city of ‘Sin-si’ to hunt humans. And the seven hunters of the Beom called CHAKHO have gathered.
V: This is an urban fantasy from the motive of the Chakhogapsa, the army that used to catch tigers and bears of Korean tales.
Jimin: There’s also an interesting set-up from old tales, like Korean traditional goblins and Bulgasalyi.
Jungkook: This character is put in an awkward situation where he has to catch Beom using the ability of Beom, but at the same time, he’s not to be recognized as a Beom.
J-Hope: The character had to be cutthroat to survive in the cave in the den of Beom, It will be interesting to see what kind of decisions the characters will make, and how those decisions will lead to different incidents.
Suga: They [the CHAKHO] perform different roles of Beom in a corrupted and confused city.
RM: Keep an eye on each story of the tiger hunters to discover their tragic fate, and to take revenge for losing their loved ones.
7Fates: CHAKHO, is set to release on 15th January 2022.