this post will be a little bit different from the normal PANN translation post/post about us
since a lot of readers have asked us/commented about who were the most "trending" groups in Korea (on PANN ONLY), we thought that it would be interesting to make a post about it~!
KEEP IN MIND that this post reflects OUR OWN OPINION therefore, it reflects the time we started using PANN and started translating ^^ so maybe around end of last year! We are not biased in choosing the groups below, they only represent the ones we see the most OFTEN! We simply wanted to show you guys something interesting! So read it as a fun post ^_^ enjoy~
PS: we can't possibly fit everyone in yhe post because it would be WAY too long^^;;
1. TOP TRENDING BOY GROUPS (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
whether it's OT12, OT10, OT9 or OT8, whether it's good/bad relevant/irrelevant articles, they're trending EVERYDAY on PANN! The EXO-Ls also like to comment on other groups' articles, which can be seen as annoying for some and funny for others :P EXO-Ls are so strong that they've monopolized the whole "fan-talk" section (before EXO, fan-talk used to be more about other groups)
even without promotions, inspirits are the fandom that brag about their group the most on PANN (ie: good personality/good humor/good variety/good manners/etc) The fandom is also very present in the comment sections, just like EXO-Ls!
they're a bit weaker than Infinite and EXO, their articles are few, but the b2uties are many! The fandom mostly comment on other articles instead of making posts on PANN :)
overall, the 3 groups are the most popular on PANN because regardless of their promotion time/hot issues/etc, they're still really relevant on PANN!
1.5. STRONG CANDIDATE FOR TOP TRENDING BOY GROUPS (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
since we all know they've created a pretty big fuss, we don't need to explain further! They've been trending from times to times on PANN before despite their small agency.
their fandom like to praise them for their variety skills and talent, and every time they do so, their article becomes a "best-talk" the only thing keeping them away from being in the "Top trending" would be because they haven't hit big yet
they've "hit big" already but still lack public recognition because of their small agency/fandom. But their reputation is unarguably good on PANN. No bad talk about them have ever happened (from our experience)
2. TOP TRENDING GIRL GROUPS (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
People would wonder why Apink and no SNSD? Because PANN is mostly filled with teenagers and SNSD's individual members are often more popular than the group itself!
Apink as a group are so popular on PANN that the word "pinkroaches" have been created from there
Ever since their debut days, when they used to be trashed on, they were trending on PANN and they trended from time to time on PANN before hitting big too, without promotions. Now whenever their articles are on, it becomes a best-talk.
2.5. STRONG CANDIDATE FOR TOP TRENDING GIRL GROUPS (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
the only reason they're not Top yet, is because they haven't hit big. Otherwise, they're pretty much at the same level as Red Velvet ^_^ Their fandom is still growing and a lot of people get discouraged from shielding them, so we still have to wait
oh my Girl
they're amazingly well received as a rookie girl group from a small agency (more than Lovelyz :S)
their individual members even top panned for some days and their talents and visuals are already getting recognized. They're trending from time to time now that they're promoting
3. TOP TRENDING MALE IDOLS (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
TBH, his articles are as numerous as infinite articles as a whole. Even non-fans would write articles about him being funny and witty. His popularity on PANN is really NO JOKE. Reputation-wise, he is like the "male Yoona" on PANN: humongous amount of lovers and small tiny amount of "no-care/haters" who would down vote his articles
another case of "his articles are as numerous as his own groups'". We mentioned earlier that EXO-Ls monopolized the fan-talk section with EXO post, but it would be more accurate to say that they've monopolized the section with Xiumin post. A lot of Ifans wondered if Xiumin was really relevant, and HE IS really relevant in PANN at least! Personally, I think the reason he is the most famous is because it's easier to stan him because he has the least controversy surrounding him
like Sunggyu, a lot of non-fans are curious about him and would write articles to know more about him. I think he is the most relevant on PANN among all YG idols. Bigbang are really famous in Korea as a whole, but on PANN, they're a bit less relevant than Nam Taehyun just because the demography is so young there :P
3.5. STRONG CANDIDATE FOR TOP TRENDING MALE IDOLS (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
with BTOB growing, I think he'll be the first one to hit big on PANN because of his acting and looks ;P his articles are more and more popular on PANN too~
4. TOP TRENDING FEMALE IDOLS (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
more than the "real" articles section of enter-talk, her articles are always trending in the "photo" articles section enter-talk (ie "Yoona looks stunning at movie premiere!") Opinions about her are mostly good and people would mention her a lot in other girl group's comments
both articles and photo articles, Suzy is trending most of the time there. Whenever a girl group article is being made, she will be mentioned. She is even mentioned in other sections like "men/women analysis/ teen stories/ twenties stories/ bizarre&horror/etc.! Non-fans also talks about her a lot
every time she does a photoshoot/ makes a public appearance, she's being mentioned. And since she's practically as active as Suzy and Yoona in Korea, her articles pops out a lot. Will she remove the crown from Sulli!??!
non-fans of Apink are fans of her instead because of her looks. She's also being mentioned a lot in other PANN categories~
More than Girl groups, PANN people mostly stan for individual members instead :)
4.5. STRONG CANDIDATE FOR TOP TRENDING FEMALE IDOLS (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
She's practically the Queen of girl rookies on PANN right now. The only thing keeping her away from being on top is more comebacks. Red velvet members are pretty famous individually, but she's the most likely to become the next top girl idol ^^
hope you guys had fun reading this~~!!
We forgot to mention Girlsday in the trending girl groups! They are quite relevant too (whether it's positive or negative posts); especially Hyeri and Sojin (Yura seems more popular in the photos section!).
we thought we put them!! Winner should be in the "strong candidate for male idol groups" ^^ sorry about that! They're the most relevant YG group on PANN right now