Pure brillance or stupidity? Daring to take on argubably one of the most popular idol groups in Korea today and their fans certainly takes some courage.
DSP recently released a video clip of A’st1 on various video sharing websites in Korea which has CAUGHT the attention of many. In this hotly disputed video, one A’st1 member (I assume it’s their leader) uses Chinese calligraphy and writes on a blank white scroll. It was then revealed that the words were, “Knockdown Super Junior” as they bravely laid down an open challenge.
Daesung Entertainment who already has popular boyband SS5501 on it’s books will debut their new 6-male group A’st1 which is composed of Korean members Park Jung Jin (22), Byun Jang Moon (21), Sung In Kyu (21) and Lim Han Byul (20), Japanese member Tomo (22) and Chinese member Haiming (22). And despite yet to debut and relatively unknown to most, DSP has either gone nuts or simply gung-ho with their brazen marketing strategy. It’s now or never!
Suicidal one might say. But frankly, if not for this video, who would give them a look-in especially for neutrals like me? After this, more would have known about this new group called A’st1. But will they live to see the day?
Super Junior fans, especially their ELFs fanclub are likely to stage a fightback and post anti-messages against them to protect their idols and there’s a “bloodbath” is looming ahead in the industry. Good luck to them.
A’st1 will make their debut in April 2008 with their single titled, “1234back”. Discuss about them at Soompi.