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'7Fates: Chakho': Release date, teaser, and where to read BTS' new webtoon

HYBE announced the release of three stories in collaboration with Naver Webtoon for their three boy groups BTS, TXT, and Enhypen
BTS talked about the storyline for the webtoon in HYBE Labels' briefing video (7Fates_CHAKHO/Twitter)
BTS talked about the storyline for the webtoon in HYBE Labels' briefing video (7Fates_CHAKHO/Twitter)

After successfully becoming one of the biggest labels in K-pop, HYBE has branched out into a new universe with storylines that will revolve around the lives of popular idols from the groups the label manages. In a briefing video that was released on November 4, HYBE teased their future activities while it was announced that not one but three webtoons are set to release in January of 2022.

These webtoons will be stories that talk about the lives of the three K-pop groups - BTS, TXT, and Enhypen, under the label HYBE. Following the announcement, a new teaser of the webtoon for BTS titled ‘7 Fates: Chakho’ was released, where each member revealed the storyline of the webtoon while HYBE also released a new poster featuring all members of the group.

Not only BTS, but Naver and HYBE also announced the titles of TXT’s webtoon ‘The Star Seekers’ and Enhypen’s ‘Dark Moon: The Blood Altar’.


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Release Date

Naver Webtoon announced that Naver’s collaborative webtoon titled ‘7 Fates: Chakho’ with BTS will release on January 15, 2022.

Following the release of the BTS webtoon, TXT’s webtoon will be released on January 17, 2022 and Enhypen’s webtoon will be released on January 16, 2022.


Where to read

The webtoon will be available for fans to read on Naver’s webtoon website as well as their app ‘Webtoon: Comics’. In typical Naver fashion, fans will be able to purchase the story using coins on the app that is purchased using real money. Fans can read it for free by unlocking each chapter every day as well. 


What is ‘7 Fates: Chakho’ with BTS?

In a teaser that was part of the briefing video, HYBE revealed that the webtoon ‘7 Fates: 1 Chakho’ or ‘7 Fates: Chakho’ is an urban fantasy story set in the near future. The story is about seven tiger hunters or “chakhos” that team up to avenge their loved ones. The seven main characters will be inspired by BTS members who will appear as tiger hunters.

Shwan Hwangbo, the general manager of HYBE, talked about this upcoming ‘boundless story’ saying, “We also reinterpreted a Korean folk tale in our own way to bring life to a new story.” The story will feature many elements from the Joseon era. As there is no limit to the genre in which HYBE plans to release these original ‘boundless stories’, fans can expect new stories in the form of music, web novels, webtoons, animations (anime) as well as games among many other forms.


Other projects under HYBE

HYBE also announced that new games will also be released in the months to come with BTS members playing vital roles in the development of these games. Fans can wait for BTS’ new webtoon to release and spend the time re-reading the last hit story that revolved around the BTS Universe, which was also a Naver webtoon titled ‘Save Me’, and which revolved around the storyline of BTS’ hit song ‘Save Me’ and featured the seven BTS members.


In terms of other projects, it was also reported that a K-drama is in the works that features seven actors who will play the characters of the seven BTS members following their journey to become the most popular K-pop idols in history.