It’s no secret that a lot of anime fans are also K-Pop fans. Just walk around any anime convention and you’ll see cosplayers dancing to “Gee” by Girls Generation, or one of the many popularSuper Junior dances, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
This year, Otakon was able to book the up-and-coming K-Pop group VIXX, and we were lucky enough to get an interview! Unfortunately, we weren’t able to film the interview, but here are a few excerpts below:
FUNimation: You debuted in May and now you’re performing in the U.S. What has that experience been like?
VIXX: Our American friends here gave us great joy on stage. They made being on stage so fun for us. So, we are so grateful for that.
FUNimation: FUNimation handles anime like Dragon Ball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, and One Piece in the U.S. Do you watch anime? If so, what are some of your favorites?
VIXX: One Piece! I really like One Piece. Especially, Chopper. I can even draw some of the One Piece characters. We also like Evangelion, Gundam, and Naruto.
We couldn’t resist having them record our slogan, which they were kind enough to do. So, thank you N, Leo, Ken, Ravi, HongBin, and Hyuk!
Turns out that the VIXX mascot/logo is anime inspired! The VIXX Robot, ROVIX, was created by Charles Chang. ROVIX is an homage to all robots. He has Taekwon V eyes, Gundam’s V, Mazinger Z’s Mask, and Grendizer’s horn. ROVIX is made with all the best parts of the robots, and symbolizes how the 6 members of VIXX gathered and became a group. Apparently, his birthday is June 20th and he can speak Korean, English, Japanese, and is in the process of learning Chinese. Pretty ambitious robot!
For more from their trip to Otakon, check out their VIXX TV episode 9 here. Check out minute 5:24! Chopper makes a guest appearance!
If you want to learn more about VIXX you can follow them on their official channels:
So, tell us. Do you like K-Pop? What are some of your favorite bands?