BTS, the global phenomenon and K-pop sensation has revealed an exciting project that has fans buzzing with anticipation. The seven-member group is set to release their first-ever autobiographical book, titled “Beyond The Story: 10-Year Record of BTS.” Authored by journalist Kang Myeong Seok in collaboration with BTS members RM, Jin, SUGA, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, this book chronicles their extraordinary journey from small-town boys to international superstars. With a worldwide release date of July 9, coinciding with ARMY (BTS fandom) day, fans eagerly await this insightful memoir.
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A Comprehensive Look: Physical Copies Unveiled
The highly anticipated book, “Beyond The Story: 10-Year Record of BTS,” boasts 544 pages, offering a comprehensive account of BTS’ remarkable decade-long journey. Fans recently got a glimpse of the physical copies through printing videos and the book’s final design revealed by a Japanese publisher. The hardcover edition, showcased for a special sale, gives fans a clear idea of the book’s size and aesthetic. Notably, the English version is expected to be even larger, spanning 512 pages, ensuring an immersive reading experience.
Chapter by Chapter: Exploring BTS’ Narrative
“Beyond The Story: 10-Year Record of BTS” is structured into seven captivating chapters, each shedding light on different aspects of BTS’ narrative. The chapter titles were unveiled through a teaser video, further fueling excitement among fans. The chapters are as follows: SEOUL, WHY WE EXIST, LOVE, HATE, ARMY, INSIDE OUT, A FLIGHT THAT NEVER LANDS, and THE WORLD OF BTS. The book culminates with the final chapter, WE ARE. Interestingly, fans have conjectured that the last chapter may be titled “WE ARE BULLETPROOF,” drawing inspiration from a BTS song and connecting it to the meaning behind their Korean name, Bangtan Sonyeondan (Bulletproof Boy Scouts).
Release Date and Debut Anniversary Celebration
Initially slated for a release on June 13, which marks BTS’ debut anniversary, the announcement was moved up to May 11, US local time. This year, BTS commemorated a decade since its debut and celebrated this significant milestone with its dedicated fanbase. The book’s release date of July 9, coinciding with ARMY day, holds special significance, further heightening the excitement surrounding the memoir’s arrival.
“Beyond The Story: 10-Year Record of BTS” promises to be a captivating and intimate account of BTS’ extraordinary journey from their humble beginnings to global stardom. Authored by journalist Kang Myeong Seok in collaboration with the seven BTS members, this autobiographical book is a testament to their artistic growth, unwavering passion, and deep connection with their fans. With its comprehensive narrative and immersive experience, the book is sure to delight ARMYs worldwide, providing a unique insight into the inspiring story of BTS.