Smile Soomi (미소수미)
Rascal Kwanghaeng (악동광행)
Star Light Chanmi (별빛찬미)
Hot Blood Kangho (열혈강호)
Solid Sungmin (알찬성민)
Sage Taewoon (지혜태운)
Sky Earth Yoosung (천지유성)
One Star Hyewon (한별혜원)
One Light Hyoyoung (한빛효영)
New 10-member Boy-Girl Group: Co-ed
Yes, that says 10 members. The next “big” group is going to be the co-ed 10 member “Co-ed” (Nam Nyuh Kong Hak, NNKH). In a rather Dong-bang-shin-ki (DBSK) way, this group has enable the power of the 4-syllable names, extending all the way to the individual members’ names, ala Xiah Junsu, Micky Yoochun, Hero Jaejoong, Max (Choikang) Changmin and U-know Yunho.
Because we’re caring writers at POPSEOUL, we’re going to break down the members names in the easiest way possible (aka. roughest translation). Thus, the names are not official names, which will probably be revealed if this 10-member love boat can gain popularity.
Smile Su-mi (미소수미, Miso Su-mi), leader
Shining Hyo-young (한빛효영, Han Bit Hyo-young)
Big Star Hye-won (한별혜원, Han Byul Hye-won)
Universal Yoo-sung (천지유성, Chunji Yoo-sung), a voice that can join the heavens and the earth (the universe).
(The) Wise Tae-woon (지혜태운, Jihye Tae-woon)
Hot Blood Kang-ho (열혈강호, Yeol-hyeol Kang-ho)
Success Sung-min (알찬성민, Alchan Sung-min), wants to become a successful person
Bad Boy Kwang-haeng (악동광행, Ak-dong Kwang-haeng), the mischief-maker
Rising Heat Nu-ri (가온누리, Ga-on Nu-ri)
Starlight Chan-mi (별빛찬미, Byul-bit Chan-mi)
Is that all ten? Sadly, most of the four-syllable names don’t give many hints to who the actually person is. Perhaps the extra words will help fans remember (or forget) the Co-ed members names. Though DBSK’s members names all had corresponding Chinese and English versions, Co-ed members have neither, making this introduction post rather hard to write. Not to mention, most of the girls have similar names in Korean, Han Bit (Shining), Han Byul (Big Star), Byul-bit (Starlight), which is just plain confusing.
These are also their unreleased debut single’s concept photos, leading fans to believe it’s a ragged, rough-n-tumble, children-of-the-street concept. We at POPSEOUL are leaning towards a post-apocalyptic, new generation, slightly-dirty-children concept, but we’re sure that both would be suitable.
The 10-member group is set to debut on the 27th of this month with a 3D music video special showing that the Coex Mall Megabox Theatre in Samsung-dong, Seoul.
What do you think of the 10-member mixed group? Aimed toward greatness? Or a great failure (involving many members)? Would you want to go see the 3D music video?
As the days near closer and closer to their debut, Co-ed unveiled photos of all of their members today!
Co-ed consists of 6 males and 4 females, making the group packed with 10 members. Photos of Hye Won (also known as little Goo Hara), Hyo Young , Seeya’s previous member Soomi, and some male members have already been revealed before today.
Soomi was also revealed to be the group’s leader.
The members’ names will be fully revealed sometime in the near future. According to Core Contents Media, Co-ed is vigorously practicing their choreography and recording for their album.
Co-ed’s debut is set for the end of September.