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‘The Way of the Househusband’: Is this yakuza takusa?

Launching on April 8, the Netflix Original Anime Series "The Way of the Househusband" is an adaptation of the cozy gangster comedy manga. Image credit: Netflix
‘The Immortal Dragon’. Image credit: Netflix

Launching on April 8, the Netflix Original Anime Series “The Way of the Househusband” is an adaptation of the cozy gangster comedy manga.

Feared among the yakuza as “The Immortal Dragon”, Tatsu is a legend of the underworld with an impressive number of defeated rival gangs under his belt. However, hoping to wash his hands of his past, Tatsu gets married and devotes himself fully to “The Way of the Househusband”.

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‘DOTA: Dragon’s Blood’ anime premieres March 25

Fans of the online game Dota 2 rejoice, because the highly anticipated anime series "DOTA: Dragon’s Blood" is coming to Netflix on March 25. Image credit: Netflix
Image credit: Netflix

Fans of the online game Dota 2 rejoice, because the highly anticipated anime series “DOTA: Dragon’s Blood” is coming to Netflix on March 25.

“DOTA: Dragon’s Blood” is a Netflix Original Anime Series based on the popular multiplayer online battle arena video game Dota 2 developed and published by Valve Corporation. Dota 2 is one of the leading online games in the world. It hosts millions of players daily and holds multiple records for top esports tournament prize earnings. Launched in 2011 by Valve, the annual The International (Dota 2 Championships) has paid over US$150 million to its winning teams.

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Rosé of BLACKPINK makes solo debut on March 12

The long wait is almost over for fans of BLACKPINK main vocalist Roseanne Park (Korean name: Park Chaeyoung), more popularly known as Rosé. Image credit: YG Entertainment
Image credit: YG Entertainment

The long wait is almost over for fans of BLACKPINK main vocalist Roseanne Park (Korean name: Park Chaeyoung), more popularly known as Rosé.

At 12 midnight Korean Standard Time on March 2 (11 PM Philippine Standard Time on March 1), YG Entertainment unveiled two teaser posters announcing the date of the long-awaited solo debut of Rosé: March 12. YG Entertainment also changed the covers of the official BLACKPINK social media accounts, including on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, to promote Rosé’s solo debut.

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Heart Evangelista shares love for BonChon, BLACKPINK

BonChon Chicken Philippines introduced Filipina actress Heart Evangelista as its new love ambassador in the Saranghae Hour Facebook Live event on Feb. 28. Image credit: BonChon
Image credit: BonChon

BonChon Chicken Philippines introduced Filipina actress Heart Evangelista as its new love ambassador in the Saranghae Hour Facebook Live event on Feb. 28. The actress, who is a big fan of K-Culture (Korean culture), including Korean food, K-dramas, and K-pop, confessed to loving BonChon for years.

“I remember nagdi-date pa lang kami ni Chiz [Editor’s note: her husband, former senator and now Sorsogon Governor Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero] noon, e. Tapos kumakain kami sa may Fort, yung BonChon doon. And then ‘yung kids din ni Chiz, favorite din ang BonChon. So talagang every Sunday, ‘yun talaga ang kinakain namin. ‘Yun ang aming bonding time (I remember, Chiz and I were still dating. We would eat at The Fort, the BonChon restaurant there. And Bonchon was also the favorite of Chiz’s kids. So every Sunday, that’s where we would eat. That was our bonding time),” Evangelista shared.

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Korean content on Netflix gets US$500M investment

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Do you love Korean content as much as I do? The good news is that Netflix is betting on Korean content as the future of entertainment.

This was emphasized by Netflix Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos in his video message at the See What’s Next Korea 2021 virtual press briefing. In fact, Kim Minyoung, Vice President Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Content at Netflix, shared that Netflix will invest nearly US$500M in Korean content this year. See What’s Next Korea 2021 also revealed that Netflix will now create original Korean movies, starting with “Carter”, which will be directed by Jung Byung Gil (“The Villainess”) and “Moral Sense”, which will be directed by Park Hyun Jin (“Lovers of Six Years” and “Like for Likes”).

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POPTV: M Lhuillier partners with streaming platform

POPTV, a streaming platform that offers Philippine blockbusters as well as foreign shows dubbed in Filipino, is now within easier reach thanks to M Lhuillier. Image credit: POPTV
Image credit: POPTV

POPTV, a streaming platform that offers Philippine blockbusters as well as foreign shows dubbed in Filipino, is now within easier reach thanks to M Lhuillier Financial Services, Inc. Not only is M Lhuillier providing Filipino families with a fast and efficient remittance service, but also it is now helping them enjoy affordable and quality entertainment by partnering with POPTV.

“The pandemic has caused everyone many worries and troubles, and our role as a payment center is to give them the value of convenience and ease. With more than 2,600 M Lhuillier branches nationwide, we strive to be closer to the Filipino people by being committed to bringing a fast, safe, and reliable service to them,” said M Lhuillier President and CEO Michael Lhuillier in a press statement.

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Mentor Lisa slays in ‘Youth With You’ Season 3 return

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BLACKPINK main dancer Lisa Manoban has made a triumphant return as Dance Mentor Lisa in the iQIYI original series “Youth With You” Season 3.

While the first episode of the Chinese idol survival program’s third season will premiere on Feb. 18, iQIYI, the Chinese streaming service owned by Baidu, today launched a special preview episode at 8 PM Philippine Standard Time. “Youth With You” Season 3 features male trainees, who started cheering wildly when Mentor Lisa was introduced. While not physically present, Lisa joined via video and gave two amazing dance performances that highlighted her duality. First, she danced to Kun’s “Lover” and showcased her feminine and sexy side. Then she gave a fun and TikTok-friendly performance of Justin Bieber’s “Intentions”. By the way, some trainees cried while Lisa was performing. Yes, she really loves making boys cry.

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‘Love Alarm’ Season 2 confirmed for March 12 release

Netflix Philippines has released the first-look stills from Season 2 of the Netflix Original Series "Love Alarm" and announced that it will be released on March 12. Image credit: Netflix
Image credit: Netflix

Netflix Philippines has released the first-look stills from Season 2 of the Netflix Original Series “Love Alarm” and announced that it will be released on March 12.

Based on the popular webtoon of the same name, “Love Alarm” is set in a world where a mobile app alerts you if someone within a 10-meter radius likes you. Starring Kim So Hyun, Jung Ga Ram, and Song Kang, there’s no better time than now to watch (or re-watch) the first season as you wait for Season 2.

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Valentine’s Day: It’s a date with Netflix

This year has been a rollercoaster of emotions already, and something tells us that Valentine’s Day might be no different. Image credit: Netflix
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This year has been a rollercoaster of emotions already, and something tells us that Valentine’s Day might be no different.

Regardless of your Valentine’s Day mood, there’s a Netflix show for you. So whether you’ll be with your significant other, or apart this Valentine’s Day, or if you just want someone to burn for, here are the films and series to watch. From sweet to steamy to toxic, and everything in between.

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BLACKPINK: THE SHOW reinvents online concerts

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BLACKPINK: THE SHOW, BLACKPINK’s first livestream concert held on Jan. 31 on their official YouTube channel, has proven that they are the Apple of K-pop girl groups.

Just like Apple, BLACKPINK has a powerful brand that has created a whole ecosystem. And while antis may say that other K-pop girl groups have better vocalists or whatever, BLACKPINK inspires brand loyalty and delivers a wonderful experience like no other, just like Apple. “It was us four. I don’t even know why, but it was us four,” Rosé said in their Netflix documentary, “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky”. Fate somehow brought the four of them together, and together Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They just work well together. All four as one.

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