Clips of BTS’ Jungkook singing and livestreaming while drunk have gone viral on Twitter, with his tipsy cover of the “Chainsaw Man” opening theme, “Kick Back,” gaining the most attention.
The nearly four-hour live session took place on Feb. 1. Although the singer launched the live show on his Instagram account, he quickly moved to Weverse due to the social media site crashing.
During his stream, Jungkook began a karaoke session after consuming a couple of drinks.
Twitter user @CSPerfectShot, a “Chainsaw Man” fan account, uploaded a clip of Jungkook singing the anime’s opening song during the livestream.
BTS Member “Jungkook” sang Chainsaw Man Opening on Live pic.twitter.com/lFiQuZHvzB
— ۟ (@CSPerfectShot) February 3, 2023
In the video, the BTS member can be seen bopping his head to the melody as he belts out the Japanese anime song. The tweet quickly went viral, garnering over 334,000 video views and 30,400 likes.
BTS and “Chainsaw Man” fans alike reacted positively to the clip, with some Twitter users admitting a newfound admiration for K-pop.
Me to kpop rn pic.twitter.com/EahLx5aDHN
— Wandering🤠YeeHaw (@WanderingYeeHaw) February 3, 2023
Bro sung that shit perfectly.
— Classy101 (@RealClassy101) February 3, 2023
I like BTS now.
— プン (@oxajjw) February 3, 2023
— Caio (@CaioAckermann) February 3, 2023
On Japanese Twitter, Jungkook’s popularity only continued to skyrocket as fans caused the clip to go viral on multiple accounts.
米津玄師/チェンソーマン https://t.co/KtTJCniQHT pic.twitter.com/G6AK8CH0nE
— 아 (@jkjm_39) February 1, 2023
“The Japanese tweet has received 7.3M+ views with 1.4M views on video in just three days,” user @Jungkook_SNS tweeted as an explanation. “Japanese locals & anime fans are praising JK calling him ‘a genius.’”
Jungkook is viral on Japanese twitter for singing “KICK BACK” by Kenshi Yonezu, the opening theme of Chainsaw Man. The Japanese tweet has recieved 7.3M+ views with 1.4M views on video in just three days. Japanese locals & anime fans are praising JK calling him ‘a genius’ pic.twitter.com/zNbjHsqKfH
— Jungkook SNS✨️ (@Jungkook_SNS) February 5, 2023
“Chainsaw Man” is a manga and anime created by Tatsuki Fujimoto. The story follows a boy named Denji whose body is fused with his pet devil, Pochita, which gives him the power to turn his limbs into chainsaws.