Daehyun finds his Matoki personality for B.A.P's comeback!

Daehyun finds his Matoki personality for B.A.P's comeback!

Daehyun finds his Matoki personality for B.A.P

B.A.P lovers had best Daehyun"s Matoki character to wait for, and here it is!

The workforce can be making their long-awaited go back on November 15, and Zelo, Youngjae, and Himchan as neatly as Bang Yong Guk and Jongup previously published their Matoki characters with the call of the game code letters, "R," "X," "T," "A," and"I." The ultimate letter that includes Dahyun"s Matoki is "M!"

Have you figured out the secret message yet?

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B.A.P Drops Teasers With Matoki Characters for November Comeback

B.A.P Drops Teasers With Matoki Characters for November Comeback

B.A.P Drops Teasers With Matoki Characters for November Comeback B.A.P is getting enthusiasts excited with some new teaser photographs for their long-awaited November comeback!

Members Bang Yong Guk and Jong Up either uploaded photography to their person Twitter accounts on October 20. They every feature their noted Matoki characters, with Jong Up’s adding Dadamato and Bang Yong Guk’s symbol appearing Shishimato.

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They both tweeted the pictures with most effective the hashtags “#BAP” and “#BAP151115.”

The crew up to now released a be aware seek puzzle entitled “mato puzzle” previous this month, which contained messages to their fans in addition hints about their new album.

B.A.P can be protecting a comeback show off at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza on November 15.

Are you counting down the days till B.A.P’s comeback?

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Five Reasons B.A.P Stands Out: Matoki, Experience, Relentlessness, Production, And Age

Five Reasons B.A.P Stands Out: Matoki, Experience, Relentlessness, Production, And Age

Five Reasons B.A.P Stands Out: Matoki, Experience, Relentlessness, Production, And Age There"s no lack of talent in K-Pop, but some groups go above and beyond the average group. B.A.P debuted in 2012 but they are already extremely popular internationally.

Matoki

Other groups have reoccurring themes, but B.A.P debuted with a comical story-telling concept where the members were actually aliens from another planet, Matoki, planning on conquering Earth with music. TS Entertainment revealed rabbits that match up to each member, and revealed comics, videos, etc. that told a story about the rabbits crashing to Earth.

The Matoki concept that TS Entertainment has used to promote B.A.P gives B.A.P the ability to not only be people but characters, which keeps the fans entertained and wanting to know what happens next in the story.

The Matoki rabbits are a reoccurring theme and provide levity about serious topics; at their 2014 Live On Earth concert, Youngjae and Zelo"s rabbits had a discussion about what love is. The conversation was ridiculous and entertaining, while still being about a serious subject like what love is.

Experience

Most of B.A.P has had experience outside of their group"s activities that has led to the group being recognized by fans.

The group"s leader Bang Yong Guk (BYG) was an underground hip-hop group member before debuted and gained attention for featuring in Secret member Song Jieun"s solo song "Going Crazy." He followed up with his own song "I Remember" featuring B2ST"s Yang Yoseop. BYG and the maknae Zelo also had a pre-debut project group called BangZelo that gained a lot of attention for its upbeat message in "Never Give Up."

Although BYG is the most experienced member of the group, the other members of B.A.P also gained popularity prior to debut. Kim Himchan was a MC For SBS MTV"s The Show prior to debut, but he was also known for being an ulzzang (best face) and studying traditional Korean music.

The last three members, Yoo Youngjae, Moon Jongup, Jung Daehyun, appeared in Secret"s music videos in 2011, prior to debuting.

Relentlessness

B.A.P brings a lot of energy into every performance. The group is known to not really take any breaks in between production cycles, but instead has already released 13 single albums. This is far more than other groups that debuted in 2012. EXO has released 7 singles, and

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B.A.P brings out group photo and Matoki teaser for First Sensibility

B.A.P brings out group photo and Matoki teaser for First Sensibility

B.A.P brings out group photo and Matoki teaser for “First Sensibility”

Ahead of their official comeback, boy group B.A.P has released two photo teasers for their first studio album “First Sensibility“!

1004” (means “angel” in Korean) will be the title track in B.A.P’s upcoming album.

The first teaser – the group photo featured all six members in a black outfits, attracting viewers with their charisma.

The second photo teaser is actually the album jacket photo, showing B.A.P’s mascot Matoki styled in silver and intricate metal inlay. In the background, we could see several other Matoki. The design is the creation of character artist Leeko J, the original creator of Matoki.

B.A.P brings out group photo and Matoki teaser for “First Sensibility”

B.A.P is set to release “First Sensibility” on February 3rd.

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B.A.P. Reveal The Concepts Behind The 'Badman' Video And Band Mascot Matoki In An Exclusive Interview With  Japan

B.A.P. Reveal The Concepts Behind The 'Badman' Video And Band Mascot Matoki In An Exclusive Interview With Japan

BAP, BADMAN, Matoki

B.A.P. Reveal The Concepts Behind The 'Badman' Video And Band Mascot Matoki In An Exclusive Interview WithJapan Six-member South Korean hip-hop group B.A.P. is as well known for the darkly innovative look of their music videos and album covers as they are for their powerful rap songs. Six-member South Korean hip-hop group B.A.P. is as well known for the darkly innovative look of their music videos and album covers as they are for their powerful rap songs.

From the apocalyptic vision of an urban riot in the "Badman" video to the "Donnie Darko"-esque cartoon rabbit character named Matoki emblazoned across their album covers and other merchandise, B.A.P.'s look is cutting edge, to say the least.

The dark visuals are the perfect match for the urban-infused sounds of a group that is currently one of the more interesting acts across the K-pop spectrum.

But where do the ideas for those wild images come from?

B.A.P. band members Bang Yong Guk, Kim Him Chan, Jung Dae Hyun, Yoo Young Jae, Moon Jong Up and Choi "Zelo" Jun Hong offered a glimpse into the concepts behind those crazy visuals in a recent exclusive interview with KpopStarz Japan.

"We offer ideas in designing the album covers" Jong Up said.

"In the case of "Badman" which we recently released in Korea, we gathered ideas together from the cover design to its composition. Of course, leader Bang Yong Guk always writes the lyrics."

"Our music often emphasizes our intense and masculine side, but we hope to draw closer to fans through the adorable Matoki," Dae Hyun added.

"Through a character that has infinite ways of transformation, it also helps us reveal our various changes and growth."

Young Jae also sees advantages to the visual versatility of their cartoon mascot.

"Matoki plays different characters that highlight each band member's specialty, so we have special affection for each character," said the B.A.P. rapper.

"There are different penlights so no matter what kind of stage we stand on, we can easily find our own fans."

But penlights or not, frontman Yong Guk describes each B.A.P. performance as a deeply emotional experience.

"Each time, I stand on the stage with the trembling heart to meet the new stage and new fans," he said.

"I am very thankful to the fans around the world, who constantly support B.A.P. I hope we can do our best on each stage, and have the best kind of experience together with our fans. Please continue to support us B.A.P, as we aspire to sing and perform while always remembering to do it from the heart."

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B.A.P 'Find Matoki' Event has Fans Searching Everywhere

B.A.P 'Find Matoki' Event has Fans Searching Everywhere

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B.A.P 'Find Matoki' Event has Fans Searching Everywhere B.A.P Find Matoki Event has Fans Searching EverywhereB.A.P has been stating, 'Find Matoki' and fans have been searching nonstop for it.

On July 17, they released their new song, "Hurricane."

Member Daehyun posted on his twitter, "Are you all looking for it? We are watching!"

After this message went up, over 3,000 retweets of this was seen. It was later revealed to be a hint for their 'Find Matoki Event' that was happening on their Facebook page.

This event is currently going on on their page and the rules are to find their mascot, 'Matoki' hidden on their 'B.A.P LIVE ON EARTH SEOUL' concert images from February.

B.A.P's 'LIVE ON EARTH SEOUL WANTED' performance, which will most likely be a sold out performance, has been gaining much attention with their interesting promotions.

This performance will be held on August 17-18 in Seoul.

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B.A.P Teases with Matoki Crop Circles in New Poster

B.A.P Teases with Matoki Crop Circles in New Poster

B.A.P’s mothership has landed and made nice crop circles in a newly released poster.

B.A.P Teases with Matoki Crop Circles in New Poster

On June 18, B.A.P unveiled a new poster through its Facebook page. The poster showed a giant UFO floating above a farmland, where crop circles were created by the Matokis.

The poster reads, “B.A.P Live on Earth: WANTED,” catching attention to what this teaser could be for.

Considering the similarity of B.A.P’s previous concert title as well as the M-Live logo at the right hand corner, the poster is most likely foreshadowing another concert tour to come.

TS Entertainment stated, “To raise the anticipation and curiosity of the fans, we released a mystery teaser to B.A.P’s other project.” The agency said more teasers will be released for it later on.

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[Special Giveaway] B.A.P signed Matoki Calendar!

[Special Giveaway] B.A.P signed Matoki Calendar!

[Exclusive Giveaway] B.A.P autographed Matoki Calendar giveaway!

Are you a fan of Matoki?

The calendar, which consists of 26 Matoki illustrations visiting different areas around the world, is currently on sales!

In celebration of the new year, we will give away 6 Matoki calendars which have the autograph of B.A.P members.

Do you want to win an autographed calendar? Let's follow the below steps:

1) Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

2) Comment below with your account, and leave your Twitter ID, and your Facebook ID.

This exclusive give away will end on February 3rd of 2013.

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KPOP 101: Meet the members of B.A.P and their Matoki partners

KPOP 101: Meet the members of B.A.P and their Matoki partners

KPOP 101: Meet the members of B.A.P and their Matoki partnersIt has been over half a year since Koreaboo’s last “KPOP 101” editorial, which last featured idol female group Secret. But fear not, the 3rd edition of KPOP 101 has returned with “Rice,” as I like to affectionately call them, or “Warrior” B.A.P as the next featured group.

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B.A.P debuted with a unique concept when they released “Warrior” – all the members had their hair color dyed to blonde – and while it was interesting, it made it difficult to attach a name to a face. And so, KPOP 101 is here to help you do just that!

Made up of group members Bang Yongguk, Himchan, Zelo, Daehyun, Youngjae, and Jongup, B.A.P began pre-debut group promotions in 2011 with leader Bang Yongguk featuring in Secret member Song Jieun’s solo single, “Going Crazy.” This was followed by the release of Bang Yongguk’s solo single, “I Remember” featuring BEAST’s Yang Yoseob.

Himchan was the 2nd member to be revealed, and while not doing pre-debut group promotions through music, he became an official MC for MTV’s then-new music show, “The Show,” alongside f(x)’s Luna and Secret's Hyosung. At the end of the year the third member, Zelo, was revealed and TS Entertainment announced that Bang Yongguk and Zelo would be promoting as a duo with the single, “Never Give Up,” under BangZelo.

In January, the remaining three members – Daehyun, Youngjae, and Jongup – were revealed along with the group’s name, B.A.P, which stands for “Best, Absolute, Perfect.” Prior to the release of their debut single, “Warrior,” on January 26th, B.A.P featured in their own reality show titled “Ta-Dah! It’s B.A.P” on SBS-MTV. In only two days, their single “Warrior” sold over 10,000 copies, charting on Billboard’s World Album Chart in 10th place.

Since their debut, B.A.P has released a second single titled “Power” and just released their first mini album, “No Mercy.”

Not only has B.A.P differentiated themselves from other male K-Pop groups with their tough and powerful charismatic concept, but they are also armed with their own mascot partners called Matoki, a group of – what I think are adorable – “mask wearing rabbits.”

**NOTE: Slightly older photos were used because some of the group member’s faces can’t clearly be seen, which is needed for this article.

KPOP 101: Meet the members of B.A.P and their Matoki partners Full Name: Bang Yongguk

Known As: Yongguk

Matoki: Shishimato (Red)

Siblings:older twin brother (Yongnam), older sister

Position: Leader, Rapper

Birthday: March 31, 1990

Height: 180cm

Blood Type: O

Languages: Korean

Associated Acts: Soul Connection, BangZelo

Associated Agencies: TS Entertainment (2011-present)

Social Networks: Cyworld, @BAP_Bangyongguk

Bang Yongguk was the first member B.A.P to be revealed to the public, and received a lot of attention for his fierceness on stage when he was featured on Secret Jieun’s single, “Going Crazy.” Prior to his debut, he was part of an underground hip-hop crew called Soul Connection, with whom he released various songs and did various concerts. At the time he was known under the persona of “Jepp Blackman.” Close to B.A.P's debut, Bang Yongguk has revealed that he didn't leave Soul Connection and is still part of them.

He had the chance to become a mainstream artist, entering TS Entertainment as a trainee following fellow label artist Untouchable’s introduction to the agency.

Bang Yongguk has also proven to be a talented singer-songwriter, having participated in composing in the majority of B.A.P’s songs since “Warrior.” He has also been involved in the rap lyrics, writing them himself.

Prior to his debut, Bang Yongguk can be seen making cameo appearances in Secret’s “Shy Boy” and “Starlight, Moonlight” (ticket seller) music videos, as well as 4minute's "Who's Next" music video and live performance.

Some nicknames he has acquired from fans include Killer Younguk and Inversion Rapper.

His hobbies have been listed as: playing alone, exercising, writing lyrics and composing. Bang Yongguk has also listed 1TYM’s Teddy as his role model – Teddy is known for composing and writing many hit tracks for YG Entertainment artists.

His favorite motto is, “Do what you like and love what you do,” which is also a line he raps in “Warrior" and a tattoo he has on his back.

KPOP 101: Meet the members of B.A.P and their Matoki partners Full Name: Kim Himchan

Known As: Himchan

Matoki: Tatsmato (Pink)

Siblings:Older sister

Position: Vocal, Rap, Visual

Birthday: April 19, 1990

Height: 180cm

Blood Type: O

Languages: Korean

Associated Agencies:TS Entertainment (2011-present)

Social Networks: @Himchanchan

Himchan majors in Gukak, which is Korean Traditional music, and is also learning Western music. He is proficient in playing a variety of instruments. Prior to his debut, he was known as an ulzzang, winning that title alongside MBLAQ’s Lee Joon, Block B’s Jaehyo, CNBLUE’s Yonghwa and Jonghyun at “BESTNINE.”

He was also seen in Jung Seulgi’s “Back In Place Again” and Secret Song Jieun’s “Going Crazy” music videos. Himchan also made a cameo appearance in Secret’s “Shy Boy” and “Starlight, Moonlight” and BangZelo’s “Never Give Up” music videos.

In addition, he was also a backup dancer for TS Entertainment artists, Untouchable and Secret. Following the TS Entertainment announcement as the 2nd member of B.A.P revealed, Himchan became active as one of MC for MTV “The Show” alongside Secret’s Hyosung, as well as f(x)'s Luna among others.

To BABYs, Himchan is known for his fanservice and is always trying to imitate members (though it results in failure sometimes). Fans have given him the nickname of Bunnychan due to his front teeth.

KPOP 101: Meet the members of B.A.P and their Matoki partners Full Name: Choi Joonhong

Known As: Zelo

Matoki: Totomato (Blue)

Siblings:Older brother

Position: Rapper, Dancer, Maknae

Birthday: October 15, 1996

Height: 182cm

Blood Type: A

Languages: Korean

Associated Acts: BangZelo

Associated Agencies: TS Entertainment (2011-present)

Social Networks: @ZELO96

When he was little, Zelo dreamed of becoming a soccer player, however, his interest in music soon made that dream a past. According to Zelo, he began his interest in music by imitating dance moves and raps from tutorials online in elementary school.

Zelo was rejected from several agencies due to his young age, but was finally accepted into TS Entertainment as a trainee. He is the only member in B.A.P to not use his real name, preferring to go by Zelo on stage. Zelo is taken from the Greek Mythology, the god of rivalry.

His rap in “Warrior” gained him attention as he drops a rap of an amazing 16-syllables per second. Zelo has also voiced out an interest in writing and producing music.

The maknae’s hobbies include listening to music, writing lyrics, skateboarding and beatboxing. Among his fans, he is known for his frequent eye blinking.

BABYs have given him the nickname of Zelbaby, and prior to his debut, "Pocket Boy."

KPOP 101: Meet the members of B.A.P and their Matoki partners Full Name: Jung Daehyun

Known As: Daehyun

Matoki: Kekemato (White)

Siblings: Older Brother

Position: Main Vocalist

Birthday: June 28, 1993

Height: 177cm

Blood Type: A

Languages: Korean

Associated Agencies: TS Entertainment (2012-present)

Social Networks: @BAP_Daehyun

Daehyun was the last member to join B.A.P with only 6 months passing between his entrance as a TS Entertainment trainee and his official debut in January 2012 with B.A.P.

Hailing from Busan, fans have also given him the nickname of “Busan Wonbin,” describing his good-looking appearance.

According to B.A.P’s debut show on SBS-MTV, “Ta-dah! It’s B.A.P,” when Daehyun doesn’t feel like answering someone, he replied with a “no comment” and walks away. He is also known as the “secret/ninja/spy/observer” of the group.

Some of his hobbies has been listed as watching movies and singing, and has a frequent habit of licking his lips. His moto is, “If you will, I will.”

KPOP 101: Meet the members of B.A.P and their Matoki partners Full Name: Yoo Youngjae

Known As: Youngjae

Matoki: Jokomato (Yellow)

Siblings: older rother

Position: Vocalist

Birthday: January 24, 1994

Height: 178cm

Blood Type: AB

Languages: Korean

Associated Agencies: JYP Entertainment (trainee), TS Entertainment (2012-present)

Social Networks: @BAP_Youngjae

Youngjae joins the list of the many idols who were known to have been a JYP Entertainment trainee previously. In 2008, he placed first in one of JYP’s audition, become a trainee, however a year later, Youngjae left the agency and was accepted into TS Entertainment.

Similar to other B.A.P members, Youngjae also appeared in Secret’s “Starlight, Moonlight” music video.

Youngjae is known for his love of electronic shops, and loves finding things to explaining to the B.A.P members. B.A.P has also given him the title as “The Brain.”

He lists his hobbies as listening to music and sleeping, and loves meat. He writes his motto as, “Starting is half the battle.”

[PIC] Full Name: Moon Jongup

Known As: Jongup, Moontos

Matoki: Dadamato (Green)

Siblings:Two older brothers

Position: Dance, Vocalist

Birthday: February 6, 1995

Height: 176cm

Blood Type:B

Languages: Korean

Associated Agencies: TS Entertainment (2012-present)

Social Networks: @BAP_Jongup

Yet another B.A.P member to make cameo appearances in Secret’s music videos “Shy Boy” and “Starlight, Moonlight,” dance machine Jongup is the random passerby and the guy with the newspaper in the respectively. In addition, he appeared in BangZelo’s “Never Give Up” music video as the DJ in the booth.

Jongup began his dancing career in his first year of middle school, and gained the nickname of “Dance Shindong” from fans. Among B.A.P, he is known as the awkward member due to his shy personality.

He created the saying, “We’re faster than a treadmill, heavier than a dumbbell,” which describes B.A.P.

He lists as his hobbies and skills as listening to music and dancing, and has a frequent habit of “hearing the sound of [his] knuckles cracking.” Jongup also loves raw meat and frequently visits the convenience store – whereas the other members listed the agency or practice room when asked by “TheSTAR.”

Jongup writes his motto as, “Always do what you like, and do what you want to do, and try your best to be happy.”

Which group’s members are you interested in learning about in the next "KPOP 101" edition? Drop Uni a tweet at @cosmicsorrow and let her know!

Source: Music Naver, fuckyeahbangyongguk, BennieLoe , OFFICIALB.A.P, baperfection, @ tsbabyz and fyeahblockbap.tumblr.com

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