After five years, BTS‘s HYYH era is back, but the question is: did it ever really leave?
In 2015, BTS released their third EP, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 1, also called Hwayangyeonhwa (or HYYH for short). This era produced many memorable works and sparked countless theories that formed the “HYYH series”, which was officially renamed the BTS Universe in 2017.
One of the most iconic photos from that time is from The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 1 concept shoot. In it, BTS lie head to head in the grass, immortalized in the spring of youth.
On July 13, Twitter user KookieCila shared photos from four different MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 ~ THE JOURNEY albums, which will be officially released on July 15…
…including this homage to HYYH. The members are positioned in the exact same order that they were in the HYYH grass photoshoot photos.
According to KookieCila, the grass photo for MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 ~ THE JOURNEY is not a poster, but the case cover for Version D.
— 지리지리 (@KookieCila) July 13, 2020
Fans who have compared the photos say that they’re far too similar to be coincidental. The HYYH is here! Now ARMYs who weren’t there for the original HYYH era can relive it through this nostalgic throwback.
[PHOTO NOT MINE]
HYYH ERA IS COMING BACK!!!! 😭😭😭 THANK YOUUUU!! 😭🥺 I GOT TO EXPERIENCE THIS ATLAST 🥺💜🥺💜 pic.twitter.com/FfHvYBRZx1
— ᴇʟʟᴀ⁷ᵇᵗˢ ⟭⟬ | KTH1 IS COMING (@coella_) July 13, 2020
BROOOO THE PLACEMENT!! CONFIRMED! WE ARE GOING BACK TO HYYH ERA!!! pic.twitter.com/m999ExdwGr
— ⁷𝔫𝔞𝔰𝔥𝔢 (@daiilymon) July 13, 2020
— 셀은리⁷ (@BTStranslation_) July 13, 2020
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