Noona: term used by males for older females/sisters
Noona Killer: Young guys noonas cant help but love, innocently and not-so-innocently.
Today’s spotlight is on super rookies B.A.P.
Name: B.A.P (Best. Absolute. Perfect)
Label: TS Entertainment
Fan Club: Baby
Debut Date: January 25, 2012
Yongguk (Bang Yong Guk)
- Position: Leader, Main Rapper, Songwriter
- Birth Date: March 31, 1990
- Matoki: Shishimato (Red)
Himchan (Kim Him Chan, or Pimpchan as I like to call him)
- Position: Rapper, Vocalist, Visual
- Birth Date: April 19, 1990
- Matoki: Tatsmato (Pink)
Daehyun (Jung Dae Hyun)
- Position: Main Vocalist, Visual
- Birth Date: June 28, 1993
- Matoki: Kekemato (White)
Youngjae (Yoo Young Jae)
- Position: Lead Vocalist
- Birth Date: January 24, 1994
- Matoki: Jokomato (Yellow)
Jongup (Moon Jong Up)
- Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Choreographer
- Birth Date: February 6, 1995
- Matoki: Dadamato (Green)
Zelo (Choi Jun Hong)
- Position: Maknae, Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer
- Birth Date: October 15, 1996
- Matoki: Totomato (Blue)
So what makes these guys “noona killers?” Well, for one, just look at their ages. They range from 15 to 22. Zelo, the maknae, stands almost 6ft tall and yet is still adorable. Which is the key to the affection noonas have for the group: they are just adorable and good looking. The charisma and mature image of BYG, Pimpchan, and Daehyun have only helped the noonas love them more. Now, while I hope nobody in their 20s or older are perving on Zelo and Jongup (come on ladies, they are just 15 and 16), it’s still a stretch to do so on the rest of the members. Hahaha.
B.A.P first showed up on the MTV show, Ta-Dah, It’s B.A.P. I haven’t watched it yet, so I can’t give you any information on it, but I’m sure it was great. When these guys literally whistled, stepped and stomped their way onto the k-pop scene (breaking through the stage on one show), B.A.P quickly made a name for themselves as charismatic and powerful performers. Their first song was titled “Warrior” and they proved themselves to have the talent and poise of a senior group, and not that of rookies. If you haven’t caught their live performances, I suggest you go do that. If you are like many others and me, you’ll be in shock. With an alien concept and all being blonde, the group placed on emphasis on the group, not individuals. They are probably the cutest aliens I have ever seen and you know that REAL bunny robot is cool.
B.A.P also promoted themselves with powerful lyrics (seriously, you should go read the translations). They soon followed up with “Power,” once again showing themselves to be a group who would shake up the k-pop genre and the image of boy bands. “No Mercy” would also back up their position as rookies focused on challenging societal standards.
However, once again, B.A.P endeared themselves with noonas everywhere with the recent release,”Crash.” The song is simply sweet with a nice melody, and the M/V shows the boys being, well, boys. They shuck their charismatic and powerful image, and you get to see them being the adorable dorks that we rarely see on stage.
Of course, the introduction of the MATOKI only makes you love them more. Their alter-ego alien bunnies are adorable. You can see more photos and videos here. With their impressive looks, powerful performances, and hip-hop-pop-r&b-rock hybrid music, B.A.P is sure to continue to steal the hearts of noonas everywhere and gain fans. Can I take them all home in my pocket? I mean both B.A.P and the MATOKI.
Note 2: I consider them Male Rookies of the Year. Just saying
Note 3: TSE, I’m waiting on the merchandise, especially plushies.