Friday, July 14, 2017

Top Korean searches for first half of 2017

Google released a list of their top Korean search results for the first half of 2017. It's in Korean but I rewrote the list here with my added commentary, and links where appropriate. 

종합 - Overall (Top 20) searches for first half of 2017

  1. 너의 이름은 - Your Name
    Extremely popular Japanese animation film. Many viewers watched it multiple times. 
  2. 도깨비 - Goblin
    K-drama with the highest average viewership among cable channels
  3. 오버워치 - Overwatch
    Highly popular multiplayer shooter game which retained its popularity since last year's list
  4. 문재인 - Moon Jae-in
    Presidential candidate and now President
  5. 리그 오브 레전드 - League of Legends
  6. 원피스 - One Piece
  7. 무한도전 - Infinite Challenge
  8. 아는 형님 - Knowing Bros
    Popular entertainment chat show with men telling it like it is
  9. 박근혜 - (Ex-) President Park Geun-Hye
  10. 던전앤파이터 - Dungeon Fighter
  11. 마인크래프트 - Minecraft
  12. 미세먼지 - Fine dust
  13. 진격의 거인 - Attack on Titan
    Japanese animation 
  14. 리니지M - Lineage M
    Popular for copying the game style of the PC version onto mobile. Ranked #1 on Google Play when it was released. 
  15. 트와이스 - Twice
    Popular K-pop girl group. Released 4th mini-album "Signal." Korea's #1 representative girl group right now
  16. 설리 - Sulli
    Former member of K-pop girl group f(x), and current actress and Instagram celebrity. Appears in a nude scene in recent crime thriller movie "Real."
  17. 프로듀스101 시즌2 - Produce 101, season 2
    Male cast version of last year's popular K-pop girl group reality producing show
  18. 라라랜드 - La La Land
  19. 엠마 왓슨 - Emma Watson
  20. 홍준표 - Hong Jung-Pyo
    Unsuccessful presidential candidate for the conservative Liberty Party. Nicknamed "Korean Trump" for his occasionally unfiltered style

인물 - People (Top 10) searches for first half of 2017

  1. 문재인 - Moon Jae-in
  2. 박근혜 - Park Geun-Hye
  3. 트와이스 - Twice
  4. 설리 - Sulli
  5. 엠마 왓슨 - Emma Watson
  6. 홍준표 - Hong Jung-Pyo
  7. 안철수 - Ahn Cheol-soo
    Unsuccessful presidential candidate for the progressive People's Party
  8. 아이유 - I.U.
    Released her 4th album called "Palette"
  9. 설현 - Seolhyun
    Member of K-pop girl group AOA, and active drama actress
  10. 공유 - Gong Yoo
    Lead actor in recent "Goblin" TV series, classic older series "Coffee Prince," and where I know him from as the main dad in the very well done zombie flick "Train to Busan."

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