Any fan of K-Pop is probably aware of the iconic ’97-line squad, which includes icons like BTS‘s Jungkook, GOT7‘s BamBam and Yugyeom, ASTRO‘s Cha Eunwoo, NCT‘s Jaehyun, and SEVENTEEN‘s Mingyu.
But while ’97-line idols might have the most well-known friend group, ’98-line idols have also been seen spending time together, creating iconic friend groups of their own. Members of one ’98-line friend group seem to include NCT’s Jungwoo, Stray Kids‘ Lee Know, THE BOYZ‘s Juyeon, SEVENTEEN’s Seungkwan, and ATEEZ‘s Seonghwa and Hongjoong.
And now netizens believe that a reunion between four ’98-line idols is in the works since they’ve spotted SEVENTEEN’s Seungkwan, ASTRO’s Moonbin, and VIVIZ‘s Umji and SinB filming together.
OMG 98 LINE UMJI SINB MOONBIN AND SEUNGKWAN pic.twitter.com/4BeQLP0edI
— rv (@UMJIPROD) October 28, 2022
Netizens believe they are filming for an upcoming episode of the well-known MMTG series since, in a previous episode, MC Jaejae suggested that someone “made a desperate reservation.”
#SEUNGKWAN "made a desperate reservation" for him to appear with the 98z on MMTG's next week's episode with #UMJI #SINB & #MOONBIN, they're spotted filming today!#구팔즈 #세븐틴 #비비지 #아스트로 #MAMAVOTE #seventeen pic.twitter.com/hNi9wkvr7w
— 구팔즈 (@THE98LINERS) October 28, 2022
And while many fans were distracted by Seungkwan’s new orange hair color…
헐 !?!! SEUNGKWAN’S HAIR !? pic.twitter.com/95LkHVYAa5
— ً우양이 (@lunehoon) October 28, 2022
Seungkwan orange hair!!! tangerine boo🍊🍊pic.twitter.com/HMHxA3qbVo
— mi원우지💜 (@miwon17_) October 28, 2022
Fans can’t wait to see the upcoming episode featuring all four idols.
omg! finally 🥺 i missed this 98line squad https://t.co/rlhTRUacLs
— seah ʚɞ (@seahtwt) October 28, 2022
Can't waitttt >.<♡♡ https://t.co/mzFaWEUOfo
— fi⑰ (@seungkwaneed) October 28, 2022
Seungkwan, Moonbin, Umji, and SinB had previously appeared together, along with IMFACT‘s Ungjae and UNI.T‘s Suji when Umji was a host of NOW Radio‘s “Aven-girls.”
Fans loved their chemistry in the episode and hoped to see more of the ’98 friends.
98 liners groupchat must be so chaotic? imagine sinb & moonbin fighting, then there's umji who would probably try to separate the two, but seungkwan would join the fight too, ungjae and suji as the referees lmao. i love them. pic.twitter.com/JqPHdEeL6Q
— han (@verwonhui) January 20, 2021
Needless to say, although they do wish Ungjae and Suji were able to join, fans are incredibly excited about the upcoming episode of MMTG.
You can read more about iconic ’98-line friendships here.