WEBTOON and Hive plan to release original webtoons and web novels that expand the worlds of BTS, ENHYPEN, and TOMORROW X TOGETHER sequentially in January 2022 as part of the “Super Casting” Project. Each story is created as a webtoon and a web novel at the same time, for a total of six works.
“Super Casting” is a WEBTOON project that adapts intellectual property from global entertainment companies into webtoons or web novels. WEBTOON and its first collaboration partner, DC Comics, released a new original series titled “Batman: Wayne Family Adventures” in September 2021. WEBTOON continues to draw the interest of global webtoon fans through “Super Casting” with Hive.
7 FATES: CHAKHO with BTS
The first work to be serialized is the BTS original story “7 Fates: CHAKHO,” which will be released for the first time on January 15th. It is an urban fantasy genre set in a near-future city. It was made with a motif from the “Chakhogapsa,” a tiger hunting unit during the Joseon Dynasty. It tells the story of seven boys from BTS who are fated to be together, overcome adversity, and grow up.
DARK MOON with ENHYPEN
“Dark Moon,” a collaboration with boy band ENHYPEN, will also be released on January 16. It’s a teen romance in which vampire boys meet a girl who has a secret. “Dark Moon” will be made into a series, with the first installment titled “Dark Moon: The Blood Altar.”
THE STAR SEEKERS with Tomorrow by Together
“The Star Seekers,” a collaboration with Hive’s new boy group Tomorrow X Together (TXT), is set to be released on January 17th. It’s a fantasy genre in which boys exist as idol groups in a world where magic and reality coexist. The Star Seekers battle the end of the world and the secrets that surround it. Fantasy elements such as fantasy animals, magical performances, and stories from the entertainment world are combined to create a one-of-a-kind experience.