WEBTOON says the number of webcomics and web novel views of HYBE’s original story 7FATES: CHAKHO has surpassed 15 million in just two days of launch. The title is now the highest viewed title ever launched by WEBTOON. Along with the viewer milestone, Daily Active Users (DAU) of WEBTOON’s English, Japanese, Spanish (LATAM), French, German, and Thai services also reached a new record.
Ken Kim, CEO, WEBTOON Entertainment said:
“This project, in collaboration with HYBE, is an industry-first, simultaneously launching a webcomic and a web novel in 10 languages, with strong fan fractions for all three works. These are pop idols that fans truly love, so we’re thrilled to see fans celebrate the dynamic storytelling and unique illustrations for these webcomics and webnovels. These stories are helping people around the world discover webcomics and giving existing WEBTOON users an exciting new way to imagine their favorite idols.”
The work has also been well-received by readers, with strong review scores from fans on WEBTOON. The slate of HYBE content has earned 9.9 out of 10, and gathered 740,000 subscribers within two days of its release. Strong reviews were reflected around the world, scoring 9.96 on WEBTOON in Latin America, 9.81 in French, and 9.94 in Thai. DARK MOON: THE BLOOD ALTAR scored 9.89 and 9.91 in English and Spanish respectively, and THE STAR SEEKERS scored 9.9 or higher in English, Spanish, Thai, and Indonesian.
ENHYPEN’s DARK MOON: THE BLOOD ALTAR, which was released on January 15th, took second place in the New & Trending chart after 7FATES: CHAKHO, and fourth in the fantasy genre chart. TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s THE STAR SEEKERS, which was released on January 16th, has also ranked third in the New & Trending chart on WEBTOON’s English, German, and Spanish (LATAM) services within a day of its release. As a result, 7FATES: CHAKHO, DARK MOON: THE BLOOD ALTAR, and THE STAR SEEKERS made a new record, taking the first, second, WEBTOON’s English, German, and Spanish (LATAM) services.