BLACKPINK's Jisoo is launching her own character with LINE FRIENDS!
In an announcement made on 25 February via Twitter, the global character brand unveiled that they have been working with the 'Pretty Savage' act to create a new character for the mobile game KartRider Rush+.
Ta-da! Introducing our first hero,— LINE FRIENDS (@_LINEFRIENDS) February 25, 2021
JISOO from BLACKPINK! ❤️
Wanna join the ride?
Jump into <KARTRIDER RUSH+ QUEEN>
March 4th @5PM
Bring on the EP01 🔥
⠀#BLACKPINK #JISOO #LINEFRIENDS #KARTRIDER #KARTRIDERRUSHPLUS pic.twitter.com/i5mcfuTRqH
As a big fan of KartRider Rush+, Jisoo's new character will appear as part of the mobile racing game, alongside other in-game items also co-created by the BLACKPINK member. She is said to have participated in the entire process of creating the character, from drawing the sketches to detailing its values and personalities.
The new character update will launch as part of KartRider Rush+ on 19 March.
Jisoo's collaboration with LINE FRIENDS and NEXON comes as her latest project, following her lead role in the upcoming K-drama Snowdrop set to release later this year.
[UPDATE: 21 April]: Jisoo's character, named CHICHI, is out now on KartRider Rush+. Modeled after her fan-given nickname 'Turtle Rabbit Kim', the BLACKPINK member's character is a pink "sweet and spicy rabbit" that wears a black bow. Jisoo is also said to voice CHICHI.
[KOR]블랙핑크 지수의 애정 듬뿍💗#라인프렌즈 의 Creative가 한가득💫#카러플 의 짜릿함을 담은 캐릭터,— LINE FRIENDS (@_LINEFRIENDS) April 20, 2021
달콤살벌 사랑둥이 #치치 🐰
깜찍한 스타댕댕이 #달곰 🐶
지금 바로 LINE에서도 만나보세요!
>https://t.co/rTWefqGiJI#스티커 #카러플 #카트라이더러쉬플러스 #카러플퀸 #콜라보레이션
Alongside CHICHI, Jisoo also co-designed DALGOM, a dog character that was inspired by her real dog.
Counting the days to her character launch, LINE FRIENDS released a series featuring the K-pop star and her journey of designing CHICHI and DALGOM. The series showcases her design process and how she voices her adorable character.
Watch Jisoo's series with LINE FRIENDS here.