DF-Wave News Splash #65 – Full Moon Nails, KCon Lineup, Rockin’ Tattoos, Miyazaki Tribute, and Fantastic Rapmon!

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At the start of every week, we take a look back over the past 7 Days to bring a quick snip of some of the Top Stories and JaK Wave Faves from our good friends at DramaFever and share them with you!

So, let’s have a look at what’s been igniting the ‘Fever this week!

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Join DramaFever at KCON 2015 in New York City!

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KCON USA presented by Toyota, the biggest Hallyu fan convention in America, is coming to New York City tomorrow August 8. To make matters even more exciting, as part of a partnership with CJ E&M, DramaFever will be there to connect with all of the K-drama fans in attendance! To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun, check out all of DramaFever’s exciting events for KCON below:

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Hidden Identity Episodes 15&16: Stayin’ Alive

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The wild ride that has been Hidden Identity is about to come to a close. All the action, suspense, surprise reveals and angst is finally winding up. Join Aunnie, Stephanie, and me, Cici, as we discuss just who managed stayin’ alive . . . and who didn’t.

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This magical tribute to Hayao Miyazaki will leave you speechless

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This one-of-a-kind tribute to the Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki is utterly breathtaking. Vimeo user dono created 3D versions of Miyazaki’s beloved classics, setting them to the score of Spirited Away while using actual audio clips from the films. Watch it now!

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Korean Beauty Now: Easy Korean face massage for younger and brighter skin

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Besides using the many amazing beauty products they have available, Korean women also like to incorporate face massages into their daily routine to help keep their skin looking young and radiant. In this week’s episode of Korean Beauty Now, April (a.k.a. The Pink Fashion Ninja) teaches you a quick and simple face massage commonly used amongst Korean women.

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How a K-drama gets made at DramaFever

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If you’ve ever wondered what it takes for DramaFever to bring you your favourite shows from around the world, here’s a fun sneak peak into our process of licensing, subtitling, editing, marketing, and more!

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8 South Koreans who could take on the villain roles in Disney’s Descendants

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Let’s have some magical fun! Descendants premiered this past weekend on Disney Channel, and it attracted a whopping 11 million viewers in a matter of four days. The fantasy film is about the lives of the descendants of villains and heroes from Disney’s classic animated movies. The children of Maleficent, The Evil Queen, Jafar, Cruella De Vil and others came to life in the hottest musical of the summer. Here are the actors who could portray the villains and their kids in a South Korean remake.

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How to make Spicy Buckwheat Noodles, Nangmyun (냉면)

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When the weather is soaring hot during the summer season in Korea, eating hot rice doesn’t sound that attractive. Many Koreans like to enjoy cold noodles. There are several types of Korean noodle dishes that brings a great deal of gastronomic pleasures. Out of all, the spicy buckwheat noodle dish called Nangmyun (냉면) might be the most popular. You will find the numerous Nangmyun noodle houses anywhere in Korea.

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Super Junior, SISTAR, GOT7, Monsta X, Roy Kim and Daniel Henney walk the DramaFever Red Carpet at KCON LA 2015

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One of the biggest highlights of KCON LA 2015 was the Saturday Red Carpet hosted by DramaFever before the big concert. Super Junior, SISTAR, GOT7, Monsta X, Roy Kim, Son Ho Jun and Daniel Henney all looked amazing meeting their fans up close!

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Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany Interviews Tom Cruise in Korea

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Watch Tom Cruise say “Saranghae” or “I Love You” in Korean! The international superstar was recently interviewed by Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany when he was promoting the new Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation movie in South Korea. Watch the interview in which Tiffany shows off her English and interviewing skills! And did you know that Koreans have a special nickname for Tom Cruise?

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CNBLUE Inks An Endorsement Deal with A Taiwanese Clothing Brand

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CNBLUE is Taiwan’s newest cover model!

The popular rock quartet, who are extremely busy with their solo activities, have been selected to be the new models for the clothing brand STAYREAL. The company recently made a statement about their foreign models choice.

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15 Korean celebrities who changed their names for fame

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It’s no secret that celebrities all over the world change their names for fame, opting for more recognizable or memorable names over their given names. Korean actors and actresses are no different. While some stars change their names slightly, others choose to go for something completely different in hopes that a new name will help them to become more famous!

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Mysterious phases of the moon nail art inspired by The Scholar Who Walks the Night

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Inspired by the new vampire drama The Scholar Who Walks the Night, The Crafty Ninja creates a cool, almost gothic nail design that shows the moon in its different phases. If you’re feeling like black nails lately, here’s a great way to make your plain black design more unique.

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Rap Monster is “Fantastic” in new Fantastic Four music video

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Superheroes meet K-pop as Rap Monster releases “Fantastic” in coordination with Fox Studio’s Fantastic Four. Although Marvel fans have been cautious in their support, early reactions seems positive. The latest iteration of the Marvel comics staple hits theatres Friday. Rap Monster, who wrote the lyrics to “Fantastic,” expressed his hope that the song would be met with anticipation. Check out the music video as well as the trailer for Fantastic Four.

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5 South Korean celebrity couples who would probably clash on a real life date

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Korean celebrities are admitting to new relationships every few months in Hallyuwood this year! While fans mend their broken hearts, they can’t help but also support their stars’ great choices in mates. But what happens when the famous couple just doesn’t seem right for each other? Here are 5 couples who probably wouldn’t hit it off if they did start dating for real.

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18 K-pop stars who rock badass tattoos

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While there are a few talented K-drama stars with tattoos, K-pop stars are much more likely to openly flaunt their body art. More and more K-pop artists are choosing to get tattooed, and I, for one, am definitely a fan! Below are 18 K-pop stars who rock awesome tattoos. Scroll through to see if your favourite idol made the list.

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2NE1’s CL Completes Solo Album and Starts Music Video Filming!!

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CL is almost ready to make a big splash in the American music market!

2NE1’s fearless leader has finally finished recording her debut solo album and plans to film her American and Korean music videos this month, according to media reports.

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That concludes this week’s DF Wave News Splash! 

Come back next Monday, when we will be once again sharing the best DF stories from the last 7 days!

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All article images and clips in this post, aside from JaK Wave Logos, are courtesy of DramaFever.com. All rights reserved.

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Published by SurfinHaruru

SurfinHaruru is Sub-Editor, Head Graphic Designer/Coordinator, and Resident Photographer at JaK Wave, and manages the Korean Language section of the site. He loves Asian culture - living with Chinese culture day-to-day, and studying Korean in his spare time. He has a passion for Asian cookery, dramas, and music, and enjoys attending Traditional and Modern cultural events frequently.

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