Sharp-Eyed “Boys Planet” Viewers Are Shocked By An Unexpected Sponsor Of The Survival Show
Mnet‘s latest survival show, Boys Planet, just started airing, and sharp-eyed viewers noticed something unexpected about the show.
While it is no surprise that Mnet has already begun their infamous evil editing…
Or that fans are already identifying some of their favorite contestants by their auditions or personalities…
#RICKY he is the main character here. pic.twitter.com/MYP1omi2Xy
— ricky pics 📂 (@shenquanruipics) February 1, 2023
Fans hadn’t expected to see a video game included in the list of sponsors at the end of the show’s episodes.
K-Drama and survival show viewers are incredibly familiar with how shows will include the list of sponsors at the end of every episode, which can even lead to some subtle or hilarious promotions in the actual episodes themselves.
Its always subway in kdrama 😂 #OurBelovedSummerEp14 pic.twitter.com/Bqj6J9oTA0
— ☕️ (@tadakunii) January 18, 2022
But viewers were still surprised to see that the popular video game Genshin Impact (원신) was included in the list of Boys Planet sponsors.
wait did genshin impact sponsor boys planet?? that’s so random pic.twitter.com/DX3feKk7hl
— ai 🦢 (@cygnetfaye) February 2, 2023
watched some boys planet clips bcs i was curious and why tf genshin one of the sponsors😭😭 pic.twitter.com/ffkewT0a2B
— rune🐝 (@RKGKYUNG) February 2, 2023
GENSHIN SPONSORS BOYS PLANET??#!$()@ what in the multiverse pic.twitter.com/JrR6GLrwiZ
— chu (@Issrfm) February 4, 2023
Genshin Impact is a hit action role-playing game that has a huge fanbase all over the world.
Experience an immersive single-player campaign. As a traveler from another world, you will embark on a journey to reunite with your long-lost sibling and unravel the mysteries of Teyvat, and yourself.
Fly across the open world, swim through crystal-clear waters, and climb towering mountains. Stray off the beaten path to discover all the hidden secrets of a world full of wonder and mystery.
— Genshin Impact‘s official website
Given the sponsorship, some Boys Planet viewers are joking about getting some sort of benefit for both watching the show and playing the game.
okay but why is genshin sponsoring boys planet ??? and also like wow where is my like code for free primo for being a boys planet watcher pic.twitter.com/Mj0jtNa5df
— jess™️ (@plinys) February 2, 2023
and when during the boys planet episodes’ ad breaks we start getting genshin redeem codes like the official livestreams pic.twitter.com/Z3BdPoT2Ml
— 👾 (@gaononf) February 3, 2023
Or are suggesting that there might be a future collaboration between Boys Planet (or the eventual debuted group) and Genshin Impact.
still confused why the heck is genshin impact sponsoring boys planet like are they gonna give primogems to the debut line up??
— miko || anchanland binondo branch (@layersofcloud) February 6, 2023
Omg will they play genshin in the show??
— Mae (@lovforalbedo) February 5, 2023
soon genshin soundtrack sung by kpop idol https://t.co/bix6yjLLL6
— del (@txghnari) February 3, 2023
Metaverse platforms, including video games, have more frequently been collaborating with K-Pop groups to give fans exciting new content and Boys Planet is no exception. The survival show is already collaborating with The Sandbox, “a voxel-based metaverse platform,” to allow viewers to select avatars designed by the trainees and explore both “Star Land” and “Boys Land” to further interact with the show.
While viewers will have to wait and see what the Genshin Impact sponsorship could mean for the future, fans are excited to see the unexpected crossover.
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