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* TheLeader: Initially it was Sunghee, but after she left Gyuri has since taken over the position.

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* TheLeader: Initially it was Sunghee, but after she left Gyuri has since taken took over the position.


Kara (often stylized as KARA - Korean: 카라, Japanese: カラ) is a popular girl group in Korea & Japan formed in 2007 and disbanded in 2016.

The original lineup of the group was Sunghee, Nicole, Seungyeon and Gyuri. They went through a member change in early 2008, when Sunghee had to quit and two new members Jiyoung and Hara joined. In 2014 both Nicole and Jiyoung had quite a messy departure; Nicole [[http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/73687/20140113/nicole-jung-kara-dsp-media.htm was the first to go in January]], and Jiyoung left in April despite DSP's efforts to convince her to return to the group (a stark contrast to their aloof treatment of Nicole's departure and going as far as deleting her from group pictures early on). Soon afterward, DSP launched the "KARA Project" competition for new potential members to be judged by the three remaining members - [[http://www.soompi.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/kara-project-results.jpg this is how Youngji came to join the group]].

In early 2016 Hara, Seungyeon and Gyuri's contracts all expired, [[https://twitter.com/theseoulstory/status/684293856657936384 and they have since left the group.]] It is unknown what the future holds, with many speculating KARA will disband and Youngji will become a duo with fellow Baby KARA contestant Somin. [[http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2016/01/dsp-officially-announces-kara-is.html On January 14, 2016, the guesses were proven correct and KARA was announced to have officially disbanded.]]

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Kara (often stylized as KARA - Korean: 카라, Japanese: カラ) is was a popular girl group in Korea & Japan that formed in 2007 and disbanded in 2016.

There had several lineup changes throughout the years. The original lineup of the group was Sunghee, Nicole, Seungyeon and Gyuri. They went through a member change in In early 2008, when Sunghee had to quit and two new members Jiyoung and Hara joined. In Then in 2014 both Nicole and Jiyoung had quite a messy departure; Nicole [[http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/73687/20140113/nicole-jung-kara-dsp-media.htm was the first to go in January]], and Jiyoung left in January and April despite DSP's efforts to convince her to return to the group (a stark contrast to their aloof treatment of Nicole's departure and going as far as deleting her from group pictures early on).respectively. Soon afterward, DSP launched the "KARA Project" competition for new potential members to be judged by the three remaining members - [[http://www.soompi.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/kara-project-results.jpg this is how Youngji came to join the group]]. \n\nIn The group came to an end in early 2016 Hara, Seungyeon and Gyuri's contracts all expired, when [[https://twitter.com/theseoulstory/status/684293856657936384 Hara, Seungyeon and Gyuri's contracts all expired and they have since left the group.]] It is unknown what the future holds, with many speculating KARA will disband group]], and Youngji will become a duo with fellow Baby KARA contestant Somin. [[http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2016/01/dsp-officially-announces-kara-is.html On January 14, 2016, the guesses were proven correct and KARA their official disbandment was announced to have officially disbanded.]]
on January 14, 2016.


Kara (often stylized as KARA - Korean: 카라, Japanese: カラ) is a popular girl group in Korea & Japan formed in 2007.

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Kara (often stylized as KARA - Korean: 카라, Japanese: カラ) is a popular girl group in Korea & Japan formed in 2007.2007 and disbanded in 2016.



In early 2016 Hara, Seungyeon and Gyuri's contracts all expired, [[https://twitter.com/theseoulstory/status/684293856657936384 and they have since left the group.]] It is unknown what the future holds, with many speculating KARA will disband and Youngji will become a duo with fellow Baby KARA contestant Somin.

They've had a very solid career, with their 5-member lineup in particular being the most successful; with this lineup they first gained nationwide acclaim through their single ''Pretty Girl'', and their popularity grew drastically from there, with hit songs like ''Lupin'' and ''Mister''. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff They're especially popular in Japan]], becoming one of if not the most successful kpop girl group there.

Kara has also gained a bit of fame amongst RhythmGame players when their songs were licensed out for ''VideoGame/{{DJMAX}} Technika 3'' and ''DJMAX Technika Tune'', as well as ''DJMAX''[='=]s sibling game ''Tapsonic''.

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In early 2016 Hara, Seungyeon and Gyuri's contracts all expired, [[https://twitter.com/theseoulstory/status/684293856657936384 and they have since left the group.]] It is unknown what the future holds, with many speculating KARA will disband and Youngji will become a duo with fellow Baby KARA contestant Somin.

They've
Somin. [[http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2016/01/dsp-officially-announces-kara-is.html On January 14, 2016, the guesses were proven correct and KARA was announced to have officially disbanded.]]

They
had a very solid career, with their 5-member lineup in particular being the most successful; with this lineup they first gained nationwide acclaim through their single ''Pretty Girl'', and their popularity grew drastically from there, with hit songs like ''Lupin'' and ''Mister''. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff They're They were especially popular in Japan]], becoming one of if not the most successful kpop girl group there.

Kara The group has also gained a bit of fame amongst RhythmGame players when their songs were licensed out for ''VideoGame/{{DJMAX}} Technika 3'' and ''DJMAX Technika Tune'', as well as ''DJMAX''[='=]s sibling game ''Tapsonic''.


In early 2016 Hara, Seungyeon and Gyuri's contracts all expired. [[https://twitter.com/theseoulstory/status/684293856657936384 Hara and Seungyeon have both since left the group, and Gyuri will most likely leave as well.]] It is unknown what the group's future holds, with many speculating KARA will disband and Youngji will become a duo with fellow Baby KARA contestant Somin.

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In early 2016 Hara, Seungyeon and Gyuri's contracts all expired. expired, [[https://twitter.com/theseoulstory/status/684293856657936384 Hara and Seungyeon they have both since left the group, and Gyuri will most likely leave as well.group.]] It is unknown what the group's future holds, with many speculating KARA will disband and Youngji will become a duo with fellow Baby KARA contestant Somin.


In early 2016 Hara, Seungyeon and Gyuri's contracts all expired, and while it has not been made official, there have been [[https://twitter.com/girlgroupzone/status/683076936801763328 reports]] that all three members have left the group, with the only remaining member being Youngji. It is unknown what the group's future holds, with many speculating KARA will disband and Youngji will become a duo with fellow Baby KARA contestant Somin.

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In early 2016 Hara, Seungyeon and Gyuri's contracts all expired, and while it has not been made official, there have been expired. [[https://twitter.com/girlgroupzone/status/683076936801763328 reports]] that all three members com/theseoulstory/status/684293856657936384 Hara and Seungyeon have both since left the group, with the only remaining member being Youngji. and Gyuri will most likely leave as well.]] It is unknown what the group's future holds, with many speculating KARA will disband and Youngji will become a duo with fellow Baby KARA contestant Somin.


In early 2016 Hara, Seungyeon and Gyuri's contracts all expired, and while it has not been made official, there have been [https://twitter.com/girlgroupzone/status/683076936801763328 reports] that all three members have left the group, with the only remaining member being Youngji. It is unknown what the group's future holds, with many speculating KARA will disband and Youngji will become a duo with fellow Baby KARA contestant Somin.

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In early 2016 Hara, Seungyeon and Gyuri's contracts all expired, and while it has not been made official, there have been [https://twitter.[[https://twitter.com/girlgroupzone/status/683076936801763328 reports] reports]] that all three members have left the group, with the only remaining member being Youngji. It is unknown what the group's future holds, with many speculating KARA will disband and Youngji will become a duo with fellow Baby KARA contestant Somin.


In early 2016 Hara, Seungyeon and Gyuri's contracts all expired, and while it has not been made official, there have been [https://twitter.com/girlgroupzone/status/683076936801763328 reports] that all three members have left the group, with the only remaining member being Youngji. It is unknown what the group's future holds, with many speculating KARA will disband and Youngji will become a duo with fellow Baby KARA contestant Somin.



In early 2016 Hara, Seungyeon and Gyuri's contracts all expired. While it has not been made official, there have been [https://twitter.com/girlgroupzone/status/683076936801763328 reports] that all three members have left the group, with the only remaining member being Youngji. It is unknown what the group's future holds, with many speculating KARA will disband and Youngji will become a duo with fellow Baby KARA contestant Somin.


In early 2016 Hara, Seungyeon and Gyuri's contracts all expired. While it has not been made official, there have been [https://twitter.com/girlgroupzone/status/683076936801763328 reports] that all three members have left the group, with the only remaining member being Youngji (who is also the newest member).

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In early 2016 Hara, Seungyeon and Gyuri's contracts all expired. While it has not been made official, there have been [https://twitter.com/girlgroupzone/status/683076936801763328 reports] that all three members have left the group, with the only remaining member being Youngji. It is unknown what the group's future holds, with many speculating KARA will disband and Youngji (who is also the newest member).
will become a duo with fellow Baby KARA contestant Somin.


Kara (often stylized as KARA - Korean: 카라, Japanese: カラ) is a popular girl group in Korea & Japan with four members - Hara, Seungyeon, Gyuri and Youngji.

The original lineup formed in 2007 was Sunghee, Nicole, Seungyeon and Gyuri. They went through a member change in early 2008, when Sunghee had to quit and two new members Jiyoung and Hara joined. In 2014 both Nicole and Jiyoung had quite a messy departure; Nicole [[http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/73687/20140113/nicole-jung-kara-dsp-media.htm was the first to go in January]], and Jiyoung left in April despite DSP's efforts to convince her to return to the group (a stark contrast to their aloof treatment of Nicole's departure and going as far as deleting her from group pictures early on). Soon afterward, DSP launched the "KARA Project" competition for new potential members to be judged by the three remaining members - [[http://www.soompi.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/kara-project-results.jpg this is how Youngji came to join the group]].

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Kara (often stylized as KARA - Korean: 카라, Japanese: カラ) is a popular girl group in Korea & Japan with four members - Hara, Seungyeon, Gyuri and Youngji.formed in 2007.

The original lineup formed in 2007 of the group was Sunghee, Nicole, Seungyeon and Gyuri. They went through a member change in early 2008, when Sunghee had to quit and two new members Jiyoung and Hara joined. In 2014 both Nicole and Jiyoung had quite a messy departure; Nicole [[http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/73687/20140113/nicole-jung-kara-dsp-media.htm was the first to go in January]], and Jiyoung left in April despite DSP's efforts to convince her to return to the group (a stark contrast to their aloof treatment of Nicole's departure and going as far as deleting her from group pictures early on). Soon afterward, DSP launched the "KARA Project" competition for new potential members to be judged by the three remaining members - [[http://www.soompi.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/kara-project-results.jpg this is how Youngji came to join the group]].


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In early 2016 Hara, Seungyeon and Gyuri's contracts all expired. While it has not been made official, there have been [https://twitter.com/girlgroupzone/status/683076936801763328 reports] that all three members have left the group, with the only remaining member being Youngji (who is also the newest member).


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[[caption-width-right:350:Hara, Seungyeon, Gyuri, Youngji]]




The original lineup formed in 2007 was Sunghee, Nicole, Seungyeon and Gyuri. They went through a member change in early 2008, when Sunghee had to quit and two new members Jiyoung and Hara joined. In 2014 both Nicole and Jiyoung had quite a messy departure; Nicole [[http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/73687/20140113/nicole-jung-kara-dsp-media.htm was the first to go in January]], and Jiyoung left in April despite DSP's efforts to convince her to return to the group (a stark contrast to their aloof treatment of Nicole's departure and going as far as deleting her from group pictures early on). Soon afterward, DSP launched the "KARA Project" competition for new potential members to be judged by the three remaining members - [[http://www.soompi.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/kara-project-results.jpg this is how Youngji came to join the group]]. Despite the [[http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2014/05/kamilias-oppose-karas-new-member.html initial negative reaction to the competition]][[note]]a boycott was planned which caused Gyuri to issue a [[http://www.soompi.com/2014/05/12/karas-gyuri-addresses-upcoming-show-to-choose-new-kara-members-apologizes-to-fans/ public apology]][[/note]], since their first release with the new lineup Youngji has received a good response and group seems to have gotten back on their feet.

On February 24, 2015, Sojin, another contestant from the "KARA Project", was discovered dead [[http://www.dkpopnews.net/2015/02/breaking-baby-karas-sojin-reported-to.html in an apparent suicide]] a month after DSP ended their contract with her.

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The original lineup formed in 2007 was Sunghee, Nicole, Seungyeon and Gyuri. They went through a member change in early 2008, when Sunghee had to quit and two new members Jiyoung and Hara joined. In 2014 both Nicole and Jiyoung had quite a messy departure; Nicole [[http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/73687/20140113/nicole-jung-kara-dsp-media.htm was the first to go in January]], and Jiyoung left in April despite DSP's efforts to convince her to return to the group (a stark contrast to their aloof treatment of Nicole's departure and going as far as deleting her from group pictures early on). Soon afterward, DSP launched the "KARA Project" competition for new potential members to be judged by the three remaining members - [[http://www.soompi.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/kara-project-results.jpg this is how Youngji came to join the group]]. Despite the [[http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2014/05/kamilias-oppose-karas-new-member.html initial negative reaction to the competition]][[note]]a boycott was planned which caused Gyuri to issue a [[http://www.soompi.com/2014/05/12/karas-gyuri-addresses-upcoming-show-to-choose-new-kara-members-apologizes-to-fans/ public apology]][[/note]], since their first release with the new lineup Youngji has received a good response and group seems to have gotten back on their feet.

On February 24, 2015, Sojin, another contestant from the "KARA Project", was discovered dead [[http://www.dkpopnews.net/2015/02/breaking-baby-karas-sojin-reported-to.html in an apparent suicide]] a month after DSP ended their contract with her.
group]].



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* ''The First Blooming'' 2007
* ''Rock U EP'' 2008
* ''Pretty Girl EP'' 2008
** ''Honey EP'' 2009
* ''Revolution'' 2009
** ''Wanna EP'' 2009
** ''Mister EP'' 2009
* ''[[DarkerAndEdgier Lupin EP]]'' 2010
* ''Girl's Talk EP'' 2010 *
* ''Step'' 2011
* ''Super Girl'' 2011 *
* ''Pandora'' 2012
* ''Girls Forever'' 2012
* ''Bye Bye Happy Days!'' 2013 *
* ''Thank You Summer Love'' 2013 *
* ''Fantastic Girls!'' 2013 *
* ''Full Bloom'' 2013
* ''Mama Mia'' 2014

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* ''The First Blooming'' 2007
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* ''Rock U EP'' 2008
(2008)
* ''Pretty Girl EP'' 2008
(2008)
** ''Honey EP'' 2009
(2009)
* ''Revolution'' 2009
(2009)
** ''Wanna EP'' 2009
(2009)
** ''Mister EP'' 2009
(2009)
* ''[[DarkerAndEdgier Lupin EP]]'' 2010
(2010)
* ''Girl's Talk EP'' 2010 (2010) *
* ''Step'' 2011
(2011)
* ''Super Girl'' 2011 (2011) *
* ''Pandora'' 2012
(2012)
* ''Girls Forever'' 2012
(2012)
* ''Bye Bye Happy Days!'' 2013 (2013) *
* ''Thank You Summer Love'' 2013 (2013) *
* ''Fantastic Girls!'' 2013 (2013) *
* ''Full Bloom'' 2013
(2013)
* ''Mama Mia'' 2014
''Day and Night'' EP (2014)
* ''In Love'' EP (2015)



* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Gyuri's mother says her daughter isn't as outspoken about her beauty as she acts on television.
* AerithAndBob: With the old line-up - Gyuri, Seungyeon, Hara, Jiyoung... and Nicole Justified as Nicole was born and raised in California.
* TheCutie:
** Nicole. Her features are almost {{Animesque}}.
** Youngji.

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* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Gyuri's mother says her daughter isn't as outspoken about her beauty as she acts on television.
* AerithAndBob: With the old line-up - Gyuri, Seungyeon, Hara, Jiyoung... and Nicole Nicole. Justified as Nicole was born and raised in California.
* TheCutie:
**
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Nicole. Her features are almost {{Animesque}}.
** %%** Youngji.



* TheInsomniac: Leader Gyuri, who is perhaps the busiest one in the group.[[note]]Sometimes comes with a side of CreepyShadowedUndereyes, only without the creepy.[[/note]]
* GirlGroup: One of the most popular Korean examples.

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* TheInsomniac: Leader Gyuri, who is perhaps the busiest one in the group.[[note]]Sometimes group, has mentioned having insomnia at times. Sometimes comes with a side of CreepyShadowedUndereyes, only without the creepy.[[/note]]
creepy.
* GirlGroup: One of the most popular Korean examples.girl groups.



* LighterAndSofter:
** Their comeback after Sunghee left and Hara and Jiyoung joined. They started going back to a {{Darker And Edgier}} style eventually.
** Continued with their song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG2lOw0gaig Winter Magic]].
* MaleGaze: Their [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "butt dance"]] for ''Mister'' was pretty much made for this.
** Then when Kara started to promote in Japan, the Korean fanbase called out the Japanese fanbase for focusing too much on the girls' behinds.
* ShesGotLegs: But of course. Particularly prevalent in "Pandora".
* ShoutOut: The concept of their song ''Lupin'' is [[Literature/ArseneLupin Arsene Lupin]].

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* LighterAndSofter:
**
LighterAndSofter: Their comeback after Sunghee left and Hara and Jiyoung joined. joined was lighter than previous songs. They started going back to a {{Darker And Edgier}} style eventually.
** Continued with
eventually, then their song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG2lOw0gaig Winter Magic]].
Magic]] was also a considerably softer and brighter song.
* MaleGaze: Their [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "butt dance"]] for ''Mister'' was pretty much made for this.
** Then when Kara started to promote in Japan,
the Korean fanbase called out the Japanese fanbase for focusing too much on the girls' behinds.
male gaze.
* ShesGotLegs: But of course.Naturally as a girl group, their outfits show off their legs a lot. Particularly prevalent in "Pandora".
* ShoutOut: The concept of their song ''Lupin'' is [[Literature/ArseneLupin Arsene Lupin]].''Literature/ArseneLupin''.



** Seungyeon also has decent English. She's the one who taught Nicole Korean when Nicole first joined the company.

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** Seungyeon also has decent English. She's English and was the one who taught Nicole Korean when Nicole first joined the company.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Jiyoung rocks this trope in the Pandora MV, and the subsequent promotions.

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* TranslatedCoverVersion: A few Korean songs of theirs have been translated in Japanese such as "Mister".
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Jiyoung rocks this trope some blue hair in the Pandora MV, and the subsequent promotions.

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On February 24, 2015, Sojin, another contestant from the "KARA Project", was discovered dead [[http://www.dkpopnews.net/2015/02/breaking-baby-karas-sojin-reported-to.html in an apparent suicide]] a month after DSP ended their contract with her.



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* ''Mama Mia'' 2014



** Then when Kara started to promote in Japan, the Korean fanbase called out the Japanese fanbase for [[HypocriticalFandom focusing too much on the girls' behinds]].

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** Then when Kara started to promote in Japan, the Korean fanbase called out the Japanese fanbase for [[HypocriticalFandom focusing too much on the girls' behinds]].behinds.


The original lineup formed in 2007 was Sunghee, Nicole, Seungyeon and Gyuri. They went through a member change in early 2008, when Sunghee had to quit and two new members Jiyoung and Hara joined. In 2014 both Nicole and Jiyoung had quite a messy departure; Nicole [[http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/73687/20140113/nicole-jung-kara-dsp-media.htm was the first to go in January]], and Jiyoung left in April despite [[http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2014/01/follow-up-dsp-attempts-to-check-in-with.html DSP's efforts to convince her to return to the group]] (a stark contrast to their aloof treatment of Nicole's departure and going as far as deleting her from group pictures early on). Soon afterward, DSP launched the "KARA Project" competition for new potential members to be judged by the three remaining members - [[http://www.soompi.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/kara-project-results.jpg this is how Youngji came to join the group]]. Despite the [[http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2014/05/kamilias-oppose-karas-new-member.html initial negative reaction to the competition]][[note]]a boycott was planned which caused Gyuri to issue a [[http://www.soompi.com/2014/05/12/karas-gyuri-addresses-upcoming-show-to-choose-new-kara-members-apologizes-to-fans/ public apology]][[/note]], since their first release with the new lineup Youngji has received a good response and group seems to have gotten back on their feet.

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The original lineup formed in 2007 was Sunghee, Nicole, Seungyeon and Gyuri. They went through a member change in early 2008, when Sunghee had to quit and two new members Jiyoung and Hara joined. In 2014 both Nicole and Jiyoung had quite a messy departure; Nicole [[http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/73687/20140113/nicole-jung-kara-dsp-media.htm was the first to go in January]], and Jiyoung left in April despite [[http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2014/01/follow-up-dsp-attempts-to-check-in-with.html DSP's efforts to convince her to return to the group]] group (a stark contrast to their aloof treatment of Nicole's departure and going as far as deleting her from group pictures early on). Soon afterward, DSP launched the "KARA Project" competition for new potential members to be judged by the three remaining members - [[http://www.soompi.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/kara-project-results.jpg this is how Youngji came to join the group]]. Despite the [[http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2014/05/kamilias-oppose-karas-new-member.html initial negative reaction to the competition]][[note]]a boycott was planned which caused Gyuri to issue a [[http://www.soompi.com/2014/05/12/karas-gyuri-addresses-upcoming-show-to-choose-new-kara-members-apologizes-to-fans/ public apology]][[/note]], since their first release with the new lineup Youngji has received a good response and group seems to have gotten back on their feet.



* {{Adorkable}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyXZRBIRq-M Nicole]].
* AerithAndBob: Gyuri, Seungyeon, [[OddNameOut Nicole]], Hara, Jiyoung.
** Justified. Nicole was born and raised in California.
* {{Big Eater}}: Nicole. She's the only member who prefers food over sleep, and she wakes up an hour earlier than the girls to eat.
* TheCutie: Also Nicole. Her features are almost [[{{Animesque}} animesque]].

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* {{Adorkable}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyXZRBIRq-M Nicole]].
* AerithAndBob: With the old line-up - Gyuri, Seungyeon, [[OddNameOut Nicole]], Hara, Jiyoung.
** Justified.
Jiyoung... and Nicole Justified as Nicole was born and raised in California.
* {{Big Eater}}: Nicole. She's the only member who prefers food over sleep, and she wakes up an hour earlier than the girls to eat.
* TheCutie: Also
TheCutie:
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Nicole. Her features are almost [[{{Animesque}} animesque]].{{Animesque}}.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Their single ''Lupin''.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Their single ''Lupin''.''Lupin'' had a darker concept compared to previous singles.



** [[AsianSpeekeeEngrish Rock your body I say, rock your body I say]].

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** [[AsianSpeekeeEngrish [[GratuitousEnglish Rock your body I say, rock your body I say]].



* LighterAndSofter: Their comeback after Sunghee left and Hara and Jiyoung joined. They started going back to a {{Darker And Edgier}} style eventually.

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* LighterAndSofter: LighterAndSofter:
**
Their comeback after Sunghee left and Hara and Jiyoung joined. They started going back to a {{Darker And Edgier}} style eventually.



* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Nicole was raised in the United States; more specifically, Glendale, California.

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* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: SurprisinglyGoodEnglish:
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Nicole was raised in the United States; more specifically, Glendale, California.



* SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage: Most all of KARA with Japanese.
** Seungyeon seems to be the most fluent in Japanese, though that's probably from all her [[{{Otaku}} late nights watching anime]].

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* SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage: Most all of KARA with Japanese.
**
Japanese, which contributes to their popularity in Japan. Seungyeon seems to be the most fluent in Japanese, though that's probably from all her [[{{Otaku}} late nights watching anime]].


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The original lineup formed in 2007 was Sunghee, Nicole, Seungyeon and Gyuri. They went through a member change in early 2008, when Sunghee had to quit and two new members Jiyoung and Hara joined. In 2014 both Nicole and Jiyoung had quite a messy departure; Nicole [[http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/73687/20140113/nicole-jung-kara-dsp-media.htm was the first to go in January]], and Jiyoung left in April despite [[http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2014/01/follow-up-dsp-attempts-to-check-in-with.html DSP's efforts to convince her to return to the group]] (a stark contrast to their aloof treatment of Nicole's departure). Soon afterward, DSP launched the "KARA Project" competition for new potential members to be judged by the three remaining members - [[http://www.soompi.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/kara-project-results.jpg this is how Youngji came to join the group]]. Despite the [[http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2014/05/kamilias-oppose-karas-new-member.html initial negative reaction to the competition]][[note]]a boycott was planned which caused Gyuri to issue a [[http://www.soompi.com/2014/05/12/karas-gyuri-addresses-upcoming-show-to-choose-new-kara-members-apologizes-to-fans/ public apology]][[/note]], since their first release with the new lineup Youngji has received a good response and group seems to have gotten back on their feet.

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The original lineup formed in 2007 was Sunghee, Nicole, Seungyeon and Gyuri. They went through a member change in early 2008, when Sunghee had to quit and two new members Jiyoung and Hara joined. In 2014 both Nicole and Jiyoung had quite a messy departure; Nicole [[http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/73687/20140113/nicole-jung-kara-dsp-media.htm was the first to go in January]], and Jiyoung left in April despite [[http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2014/01/follow-up-dsp-attempts-to-check-in-with.html DSP's efforts to convince her to return to the group]] (a stark contrast to their aloof treatment of Nicole's departure).departure and going as far as deleting her from group pictures early on). Soon afterward, DSP launched the "KARA Project" competition for new potential members to be judged by the three remaining members - [[http://www.soompi.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/kara-project-results.jpg this is how Youngji came to join the group]]. Despite the [[http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2014/05/kamilias-oppose-karas-new-member.html initial negative reaction to the competition]][[note]]a boycott was planned which caused Gyuri to issue a [[http://www.soompi.com/2014/05/12/karas-gyuri-addresses-upcoming-show-to-choose-new-kara-members-apologizes-to-fans/ public apology]][[/note]], since their first release with the new lineup Youngji has received a good response and group seems to have gotten back on their feet.


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Kara (often stylized as KARA - Korean: 카라, Japanese: カラ) is a popular girl group in Korea & Japan with four members.

Originally formed in 2007 with four members, they went through a member change in early 2008, when one member[[note]]Sunghee[[/note]] had to quit and two new members[[note]]Jiyoung & Hara[[/note]] joined.
They first gained nationwide acclaim through their single ''Pretty Girl''.

Kara gained a bit of fame amongst RhythmGame players when their songs were licensed out for ''VideoGame/{{DJMAX}} Technika 3'' and ''DJMAX Technika Tune'', as well as ''DJMAX''[='=]s sibling game ''Tapsonic''.

On October 4, 2013, it was announced that Nicole would be leaving the group in January of 2014, and that Jiyoung was considering leaving as well, leaving the group's future in doubt.

On January 14, 2014, Nicole held a press conference where she [[http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/73687/20140113/nicole-jung-kara-dsp-media.htm announced her official departure]] (effective as of January 16, 2014). DSP caught some flack from fans of the group when it was revealed they'd already edited Nicole out of some group pictures (on the group's Android app, for example), and replied "We acted one step ahead, as Nicole's contract expires on the 16th [...] [It] was just a simple accident, the picture immediately returned to its original state."

On January 15, 2013, Jiyoung confirmed that she would not be renewing her contract, and would be leaving KARA as of April 2014. DSP again managed to draw the ire of netizens when they said that they were [[http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2014/01/follow-up-dsp-attempts-to-check-in-with.html trying to convince Jiyoung to return to the group]] - whereas they'd immediately deleted Nicole from group pictures and had let her go without looking back.

The attempts failed, and Kara was left as a trio. In May of 2014, DSP announced that they would be adding two new members to the group, and debuted the "KARA Project" competition (to be judged by the three remaining members). Reception to the news has been almost universally negative, with some Kamilias calling for a [[http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2014/05/kamilias-oppose-karas-new-member.html boycott]], and causing Gyuri to issue a [[http://www.soompi.com/2014/05/12/karas-gyuri-addresses-upcoming-show-to-choose-new-kara-members-apologizes-to-fans/ public apology.]] The contestants in the competition were Sojin, Youngji, Shiyoon, Chaekyung, Somin, Chaewon and Yooji.

On July 1, 2014, it was announced that [[http://www.soompi.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/kara-project-results.jpg Youngji was the winner]], and would be the only new member of the group. The group plans to release an album simultaneously in Japan in South Korea in August of 2014, followed by a concert tour in Japan in October.

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Kara (often stylized as KARA - Korean: 카라, Japanese: カラ) is a popular girl group in Korea & Japan with four members.members - Hara, Seungyeon, Gyuri and Youngji.

Originally The original lineup formed in 2007 with four members, they was Sunghee, Nicole, Seungyeon and Gyuri. They went through a member change in early 2008, when one member[[note]]Sunghee[[/note]] Sunghee had to quit and two new members[[note]]Jiyoung & Hara[[/note]] joined.
They first gained nationwide acclaim through their single ''Pretty Girl''.

Kara gained a bit of fame amongst RhythmGame players when their songs were licensed out for ''VideoGame/{{DJMAX}} Technika 3'' and ''DJMAX Technika Tune'', as well as ''DJMAX''[='=]s sibling game ''Tapsonic''.

On October 4, 2013, it was announced that Nicole would be leaving the group in January of 2014, and that
members Jiyoung was considering leaving as well, leaving the group's future in doubt.

On January 14, 2014,
and Hara joined. In 2014 both Nicole held and Jiyoung had quite a press conference where she messy departure; Nicole [[http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/73687/20140113/nicole-jung-kara-dsp-media.htm announced her official departure]] (effective as of January 16, 2014). DSP caught some flack from fans of was the group when it was revealed they'd already edited Nicole out of some group pictures (on the group's Android app, for example), first to go in January]], and replied "We acted one step ahead, as Nicole's contract expires on the 16th [...] [It] was just a simple accident, the picture immediately returned to its original state."

On January 15, 2013,
Jiyoung confirmed that she would not be renewing her contract, and would be leaving KARA as of left in April 2014. DSP again managed to draw the ire of netizens when they said that they were despite [[http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2014/01/follow-up-dsp-attempts-to-check-in-with.html trying DSP's efforts to convince Jiyoung her to return to the group]] - whereas they'd immediately deleted Nicole from group pictures and had let her go without looking back.

The attempts failed, and Kara was left as a trio. In May
(a stark contrast to their aloof treatment of 2014, Nicole's departure). Soon afterward, DSP announced that they would be adding two new members to the group, and debuted launched the "KARA Project" competition (to for new potential members to be judged by the three remaining members). Reception to the news has been almost universally negative, with some Kamilias calling for a [[http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2014/05/kamilias-oppose-karas-new-member.html boycott]], and causing Gyuri to issue a members - [[http://www.soompi.com/2014/05/12/karas-gyuri-addresses-upcoming-show-to-choose-new-kara-members-apologizes-to-fans/ public apology.]] The contestants in the competition were Sojin, Youngji, Shiyoon, Chaekyung, Somin, Chaewon and Yooji.

On July 1, 2014, it was announced that [[http://www.
soompi.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/kara-project-results.jpg this is how Youngji came to join the group]]. Despite the [[http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2014/05/kamilias-oppose-karas-new-member.html initial negative reaction to the competition]][[note]]a boycott was the winner]], and would be the only new member of the group. The group plans planned which caused Gyuri to issue a [[http://www.soompi.com/2014/05/12/karas-gyuri-addresses-upcoming-show-to-choose-new-kara-members-apologizes-to-fans/ public apology]][[/note]], since their first release an album simultaneously with the new lineup Youngji has received a good response and group seems to have gotten back on their feet.

They've had a very solid career, with their 5-member lineup
in Japan particular being the most successful; with this lineup they first gained nationwide acclaim through their single ''Pretty Girl'', and their popularity grew drastically from there, with hit songs like ''Lupin'' and ''Mister''. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff They're especially popular in South Korea in August Japan]], becoming one of 2014, followed by if not the most successful kpop girl group there.

Kara has also gained
a concert tour in Japan in October.
bit of fame amongst RhythmGame players when their songs were licensed out for ''VideoGame/{{DJMAX}} Technika 3'' and ''DJMAX Technika Tune'', as well as ''DJMAX''[='=]s sibling game ''Tapsonic''.



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* ThePeteBest: Not many newer fans of the group knew Sunghee was a member, with Kara achieving much more widespread recognition with Hara and Jiyoung.

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