Daily Archives: 2010/04/07

[TRANS] 100407 Tohoshinki Extremely Popular Among Otaku Despite Recent Hiatus

Here was a surprising outcome of a recent survey in Japan- Popular Japanese girl group AKB48’s fans have chosen Tohoshinki as their favorite group.

Out of the 4001 people who participated in this survey, 77% was male. Questions that were asked included; “When did you become a fan of AKB48?”, “Which member in AKB48 do you want as your little sister?”, “In what time of the day do you think about AKB48?”, and other similar questions. One particular question asked “Other than AKB48, what other singers do you buy the most merchandise of (inclusive of albums)?” Amazingly, the #1 artist chosen was Tohoshinki.

This caused Japan’s major music site, BARKS, to bring up an elaborately discussed topic- “AKB48 fans have an extraordinary connection with Tohoshinki fans”, and allowed netizens to reply and express their opinions. Some examples were ‘Korea’s most powerful group is indeed Tohoshinki’ and ‘We cannot deny Tohoshinki’s popularity’. Other replies were more negative, criticizing Otaku’s in general.

Recently, there have been many news reports of Tohoshinki in Japan, with the majority of the reports focusing on their possible disbandment. With Tohoshinki earning first place in AKB48’s survey, many types of discussions and opinions surfaced.

a/n: Otaku refers to someone who has a devotion to a subject or hobby to the point of not leaving home (source: urbandictionary)

Source: [baidu tvxq]
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[INFO] The Best 10 CRM Purchasing In Response To Favorite Idols

2. Morning Musume
5. ?-ute
6. Perfume
7. Berryz Kobo
8. Ayumi Hamasaki
9. YUI

a/n: CRM, or Customer Relationship Management, is a business strategy designed to reduce costs and increase profitability by solidifying customer loyalty (source: destinationcrm.com)

Source: [baidu tvxq]
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[INFO] 100405 March-April 2010 Survey – Most Popular Idol Group Members (Top 30 Ranking)

1. TVXQ – Junsu
2. TVXQ – Yoochun
3. TVXQ – Jaejoong
4. TVXQ – Yunho

5. SNSD – Taeyeon
6. TVXQ – Changmin
7. Big Bang – G-DRAGON
8. SNSD – Yoona
9. Super Junior – Heechul
10. Super Junior – Donghae
11.SS501 – Kim Hyunjoong
12. SNSD – Jessica
13. Super Junior
14. WonderGirls – Sohee
15. Super Junior – Sungmin
16. SNSD – Tiffany
17. 2PM – Jaebeom
18. SS501 – Youngsaeng
19. Big Bang – Seungri
20. Super Junior – Lee Teuk
21. FT Island – Hongki
22. Super Junior – Siwon
23. SHINee – Taemin
24. Big Bang – T.O.P
25. 2PM – Taecyeon
26. SNSD – Yuri
27. 2PM – Wooyoung
28. Super Junior – Kibum
29. Super Junior – Ryeowook
30.2PM – Nickhun

Source: [heyjj]
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[TRANS] 100407 “Easy” Magazine April Issue Interview

Shim Changmin:

“Everyone has grown up; their ways of thinking are different as compared to before. But if we are to spend every single day together, then we might not be able to notice the changes in each other. It’s like this for me – it’s only through an interview that I could feel that I have changed. I guess it must have been the same for the others too, and I think it’s a good thing – entering this world, being able to feel pleasure, and also the hardships and sufferings an average person would not experience. Therefore, I would always think of changing for the better. Nothing can stop my pace in moving forward. I will continue to work hard in this manner.”

Jung Yunho:

“Right now, I’m still thinking about exceeding my own abilities and making greater efforts. In any case, I would blame myself first, not wanting to be hated by others because of my insufficiency. This characteristic of mine has not changed since my youth. After becoming the leader of TVXQ, I want to be placed ahead of everyone else. Everyone might have felt strained and even I felt out of breathe at times. The members’ personalities are rather similar. Even though each of them has their own way of thinking, they still need some discipline from a leader, and with that I will unwittingly become serious. I do feel impatient and frustrated too at times because of some issues.”

Kim Jaejoong:

“During the latter part of the year 2006, all the big awards during an award ceremony in South Korea were bestowed upon us. Later, after going to Japan, many people did not know us. The stage didn’t even have a podium, and there weren’t many occasions when we were given cordless microphones. Also, there was a time when we were performing “O” and the atmosphere was so cold that I wanted to die. After four years, they now have expectations for us – we will always strive for the maximum.”

Kim Junsu:

“When one is sad, and another could accompany him to cry, doesn’t that mean the person was also sharing the pain? It was very difficult for the others to understand each person’s pain and grief, in addition to his own. It seems impossible to divide the pain, but because we were having similar feelings, the pain halved. I do not know what is ahead of me, but I know who it was that recommended me to walk this path, and that’s good.”

Park Yoochun:

“I remember – because I have my members, fans, and staff along with me, I’m not alone. I still felt lonely and wanted to close my heart to the stage, and there were times when I lose confidence and courage.”

Translation: nings @ OneTVXQ.com

Special thanks: sshutingg and diana© @ OneTVXQ.com

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[TRANS+PHOTO] 100407 Max Matsuura With Jaejoong And Atsushi Sato

(t/n: He might have mean it’s honor to be with the two lead vocal of super groups Exile and Tohoshinki)

Source: Max Matsuura Twitter
Translated by: starshine@dbsknights
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[TRANS] Max Matsuura And Chiba Ryuuhei’s Twitter Updates

Dear Tohoshinki’s fans, if it is something I can do, I will do it everything. But if for some reason there are things that I cannot do, please forgive me.

Q: Can I ask you something? Do artists really want to become actors??? Why??? I’m happy for YuChun’s activities, but to hear that he even has a historical drama in Korea… somehow I can’t believe that (T T)
A: Everyone is different. (T/N: He means that there would be artists who want to become actors, and artists who don’t)

Q: I heard that Tohoshinki has a press conference in Korea today, is it true? I want to hear something coming directly from them soon!!!
A: I’m currently on a business trip right now so I don’t know, but I’ve received no information on that.*

*T/N: Apparently, last night, there was a rumor that the members and SM were holding a press conference in Korea. There is no confirmation on this rumor though.

Chiba Ryuuhei

Q: Please have fun ^^ I’m saying “anan” while reading anan.
A: Interesting.

-This tweet has been translated here-

Q: Mr. Pervert… wrong (LOL), Mr. Vice president? Please take a look at this site… News of YuChun’s drama is up there (^-^) (Link)
A: Everyoneeeee who’s anticipating for BeeTV. Another one that you can anticipate for. Delight.

Q: Today I’ll have my medical examination with gastrocamera so I’m very nervous right now, I feel better after reading you tweets. Thank you for JeJung’s picture too. I’ll do my best.
A: Do your bestttt~! Fighting.

Source: Max Matsuura’s Twitter + Chiba Ryuuhei’s Twitter
Translation: linhkawaii @ OneTVXQ.com
Credits: OneTVXQ.com { One World. One Red Ocean. One TVXQ! }
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[TRANS] Yunho’s Message To UK-ISM


Congratulations in being open for 1 year!!
Even though you’re far away, thank you for always watching over me with unchanging love.
Although we can’t meet often…as much as you support me!! I’ll be strong and try even harder….
Even in the future, let’s be together.


Credit: uk-ism
Translation: lovelyunho @ Jung Yunho Acting Thread
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