The Kpop icons drop the first comeback teaser for Love Yourself: Answer in the form of the HYYH Notes.
On August 7 KST, Big Hit Entertainment dropped a preview for Love Yourself: Answer’s addition of the HYYH Notes much to the excitement of fans and panic of translators.
— BigHit Entertainment (@BigHitEnt) August 6, 2018
Based in the Bangtan Universe, the preview’s entry is written by member Seokjin and is set the future, and wonderful ARMY translators have kindly provided multiple detailed translation accounts of what the notes detail.
It will definitely take time to get the detail translation, this is a kind of novel style with lots of descriptions.. kind of fiction and seems having many clues so every single sentence is very important. Hope there will be many other translators’s postings. @BTS_twt
— Soo Choi 💜 (@choi_bts2) August 6, 2018
As per usual, ARMYs had trending #화양연화TheNotes worldwide in their excitement with the hashtag filled with classic gif and meme reactions, and also speculations of its connection to the group’s official storyline arc.
#화양연화TheNotes is trending worldwide!!
— Pen💜 SEMI-HIATUS (@dailyunnie) August 6, 2018
One of the more popular theories is a possible parallel between the recent Love Yourself comebacks and HYYH era that officially marked the start of the Bangtan Universe in their music videos. Another is that the notes make a direct reference to the Japanese MV version of Blood, Sweat, and Tears. Others go on to expand the possibility of time travelling and alternate universes that has been heavily speculated since the release of the Love Yourself Highlight Reels.
화양연화 더 노티스가 화양연화 pt.1 두 버전과 화양연화 영포에버 앨범 색이랑 똑같음 pic.twitter.com/YjaiHMM0VH
— ✨지민랜드✨ (@jiyoung05134) August 6, 2018
#화양연화TheNotes Jin: “A fight happened between me and Taehyung who stopped me from going back and leaving. But we were both tired. Hitting or avoiding…it both felt heavy and slow as if we were in a hot viscous liquid.” pic.twitter.com/E08QGId2Eo
— 황금🌱 (@scarletgguk) August 6, 2018
We're time travelling back to Young Forever era. This explains why Seokjin's hair is blonde and why the HYYH note resembles young forever's colour scheme @BTS_twt #화양연화TheNotes pic.twitter.com/XAbnocYGZg
— ᴸ (@stussyjimin) August 6, 2018
I know ppl are saying euphoria is about "jin's father's generation" but consider this: his father is never named, and his mother never mentioned.
what if this "father" is jin himself, since he constantly recreates the timeline, and leaves behind notes as clues? #화양연화TheNotes
— LOONA DEBUT D-1 (@kookminvasion) August 6, 2018
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