While fans weren’t kept in the dark for too long, speculation about the album its meaning has still dominated the Internet, especially since it is set for release just three days before BTS’ ninth anniversary on June 13. BTS celebrates their anniversary each year with fans at a Festa. 

BTS has often used the same phrase to describe their upcoming album title throughout its history.

Not only does their name, Bangtan Sonyeondan (방탄소년단), roughly translate to ‘Bulletproof Boy Scouts,’ but, in 2013, the group released the single “We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2.” 2 The Map of the Soul: 7.  

It’s obvious that fans are excited about this news. It is pretty excited.  

One fan said, “WE ARE BULLETPROOF” is a powerful statement. It’s an ode of the wonderful relationship between BTS & ARMY that eventually lead them to where they are today.” tweeted. “But, also for those with negative vibes: their time has come. BTS is on the horizon.