BTS '7Fates: Chakho': Webtoon records 15M views in TWO days with 9-point rating
After the success of their first webtoon ‘Save Me’, BTS is now making records with ‘7 Fates: Chakho’
By now it is a well-known fact that ARMYs will devour anything that BTS touches. Of course, the same would be applicable for a comic (webtoon) novel with characters based on the seven members of BTS. HYBE had announced the release of the 2022 webtoon ‘7 Fates: Chakho’ (also known as ‘7 Fates’) back in November of 2021 and ever since its announcement, fans had been gearing up for the day the comic novel would be released. HYBE released ‘7 Fates: Chakho’ on January 16 and within two days of its release, number of views for the webtoon has exceeded 15 million.
HYBE, the label that manages BTS, reported on January 18 that BTS’ new webtoon ‘7 Fates’ that was released on Naver Webtoon has recorded more than 15 million views. In their official statement about the number of views the new webtoon from BTS has recorded, an official from HYBE explained, “If you look at the Naver Webtoon data, the initial index performance for ‘7 Fates: Chakho’ is the highest among all launched works on the website”.
About ‘7 Fates: Chakho’
The comic novel ‘7 Fates: Chakho’ is a reinterpretation of a webtoon and web novel, inspired by the story of ‘Chakhogapsa’, known as a tiger hunting unit, during the Joseon Dynasty. In this webtoon, BTS members adapt into characters that have transformed into hunters. Since the project had members of BTS collaborating with the global comic platform Naver Webtoon, the comic novel is drawing a lot more attention to itself than expected. Since its release, ‘7 Fates: Chakho’ has set a new record for the number of daily active users (DAU) in Naver Webtoon’s history.
BTS’ record-breaking webtoon
‘7 Fates: Chakho’ has been translated in six languages — English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German and Thai. On Naver Webtoon's English platform titled, ‘Webtoon’, BTS web novel, ‘7 Fates: Chakho’ topped the real-time ‘new comic’ chart and the overall genre chart, and it was counted to have gathered about 740,000 subscribers until January 17. This rating for the novel saw a high score of 9.9 out of 10 in English. In the Spanish service, the score was 9.96, and in the French and Thai service, the score was 9.81 and 9.94, respectively. However, the domestic service rating of the webtoon for ‘7 Fates: Chakho’ was only 7!
Alongside ‘7 Fates: Chakho’, HYBE also released ‘DARK MOON: Altar of the Moon’ and ‘Boys Chasing the Stars’ in collaboration with the K-pop groups Enhypen and TXT, both of which are managed by the label. All three of these webtoons ranked amongst the Top 3 on the real-time hottest new charts on Naver Webtoon.