Daily Archives: 2010/05/25

[TRANS] 100525 500 Limited CDs With Junsu’s Personalized Signature



XIAH Junsu added his personalized signature in the CD very secretively!
In order to express his gratitude to everyone, Xiah has secretly signed 500 copies of his solo album ‘XIAH’, which will be on sale on 26th May.
Those who are able to get the personalized CD will be really lucky! Please look forward to it!

Source: XIAHKing + baiduTVXQ
Translation: kimuchi3005 @ OneTVXQ.com
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[TRANS] 100525 Yunho: “I Won’t Force Myself To Do Something I’m Not Willing To”



With opportunity, luck and confidence accompanying [me], I would like to challenge all sorts of things.”

DBSK’s leader, Yunho, challenged the role of the main lead in the youthful romantic comedy [No Limit~ Heading To The Ground~] for his acting debut. As an artiste, he states his reason behind challenging this work.

When I saw the script, my thinking was that even if it’s going to be very tough, I will still very much want to act out this character. I felt the main lead’s character was very similar to mine; no matter what obstacles he may face, he still believed in himself and would work hard to overcome the obstacles.

The character that he is portraying is Cha Bong Gun, a passionate soccer player, someone who would go all out to reach his goal.

Bong Gun, who was initially very rash and wild, later meets a lot of people, and with their support, he starts to change and in the process of it, mature. While I was portraying his character, I also felt that I had grown along with him. When the filming ended, even up still today, the character of Bong Gun is still alive within me.

He also spoke about how if there were to be anymore good productions from here on, he would continue the path of being an actor.

If I were to suddenly say “I like acting more!”, it would probably be a lie (laughs). But, I do feel a different type of attraction [to acting] as compared to music, so as an actor, I would want to improve myself further. My goal would be to be like Johnny Depp. To be able to act out different types of characters and possess different images, and be loved by everyone, be it a man or woman, young or old, is really no mean feat.

You seem to be interested in Japanese television dramas.

Aren’t those romance dramas that are emotionally-evoking very popular in Japan (laughs)? That’s why I want to try to act out a character that is very emotional. If I could work with Takako Matsu, that would be good. I have watched both “Love Generation” and “Hero”. I was really attracted to the parts where it was intellectual yet sexy at the same time.

Speaking of soccer, you seem to be anticipating the World Cup, which will start on 11 June.

I like it when everyone is passionately cheering while watching the match. I am definitely very passionate about it~ (laughs) I even went over to Germany four years ago to watch the match live. I like Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. In Japan, I like Hidetoshi Nakata, who has already retired. I hope both the Japan and Korea teams will do their best.

As your fans, they would probably be watching out for your every move…

I am quite cautious, so I won’t force myself to do something that I’m not willing to. However, with opportunity, luck and confidence accompanying [me], I would like to challenge all sorts of things If I were to do anything next time, please look forward to it (laughs).

Source: UKnowBar + baiduTVXQ
Translation: kimuchi3005 @ OneTVXQ.com
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[TRANS] 100514 Release Of Avex’s New ‘J-DANCE’ Project, “JAPANATION”


Note: Additional information

Avex’s rhythm zone joined hands with DJ KAYA, planning a project called “JAPANATION” to open up the potential of ‘J-DANCE’ in Japan. The first hit will be a mixed CD entitled “JAPANATION Mixed by DJ KAYA” to be released on the 7th of July 2010.

This project hopes that Japan can be the same as other developed countries – to have a ‘dance along with our country music’ exercise, and to promote said activity. Aside from the release of the compilation CD, the events website will soon be up as well, containing different activities.

Aside from avex artists like EXILE, m-flo, Koda Kumi, Tohoshinki, globe, trf who will be included in this compilation CD, other artists like Kimaguren, Crystal Kay and MINMI will also be in the 30-song album.

A discounted entrance ticket will also be included in the CD for the future activity of “JAPANATION.”

Source: HEY!JJ + JaeTime + Amazon Japan
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[TRANS] 100525 Is Tohoshinki Japan’s Top Star?



In the beginning of May, the reporter who was on a two-month plus vacation did a research on Korean idols while vacationing in Japan. Even though there was only a week’s duration, the reporter still did his/her best to carry out interviews. Fortunately, there were two Korean idol groups who travelled in and out of Japan during that period. Hence, it was a good opportunity to interview Japan’s audio-visual workers and visit their studio at the same time. Also, the reporter got to hear about the interesting happenings that took place in the operations of special concerts in Japan. Most importantly, the reporter was able to see for him/herself how Korean idols are perceived when they fly in and out of Japan for promotional activities. Even though it had been a while since the vacation had ended, the impressions and memories were still etched deep within his/her mind. Perhaps a lot of fans would like to know where the Korean idols stand in Japan, and that is what we are going to report to everyone now.

Arashi? Tohoshinki?

One of the burning questions on every Korean fan’s mind is: what is THSK’s actual status in Japan and are they included in the league of “TOP Star”, just like how they are in Korea? In reference to this question, we consulted one of Japan’s musicians, and his answer was not what we had expected. He revealed a “why-do-you-ask-such-a-weird-question” expression before replying, “We have never compared Arashi and Tohoshinki. These two groups are Japan’s TOP Star, and they are incomparable because of the differences in their style.”

Japan’s entertainment market is definitely different from Korea’s. If the style or the market development is different, it will be unreasonable to compare or compete. Compared to Korea, where major entertainment companies would always compete against each other, most of Japan’s entertainment companies develop their own market by improving on and enriching their personal style and field [of expertise]. Similarly, when asked about Kara and 4Minute, who were recently introduced into Japan, the reply was that “both groups had their distinctive characteristics and thus were not perceived to be rivals”. They also expressed that they were unable to understand Korea’s concept of putting up idol groups against each other for competition and for comparative analysis. Thereafter, they confidently affirmed that THSK’s standing in Japan were that of TOP Star, similar to Arashi’s (the ranking is not important).

It is very easy to fully appreciate the popularity of THSK. Their albums are always the ones on display in Japan’s famous music and video stores, and it is very easy to spot THSK fans who are always there to look for their albums.

A Korean staff from the entertainment world, who often flies in and out of Japan, gave THSK a very high standard of evaluation, then added that if it was not for THSK, current Korean idol groups will never be able to officially enter the Japanese market as easily as they do now. Korea’s entertainment market and sector started developing slightly later, especially in the idol market targeted towards youths, who are extremely sensitive to the current trends. Therefore, for Korean idols to be able to reach such a high standard of evaluation as they do now, much of the contribution belongs to THSK and the huge impact that they have made.


Source: XIAHKing + baiduTVXQ
Translation: kimuchi3005 @ OneTVXQ.com
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[TRANS] 100525 “XIAH” Is Sold Out!?


An Article from a Japanese Blog

OMG~! “XIAH” is sold out!?

ヾ(^▽^)ノOMG! Junsu~❤

(few sentences omitted)

Today I went to pick up Junsu’s CD which I’ve made reservations,
in S-shop, Yokohama. (T/N: very big CD shop in central Yokohama)

(Spot trans)

(The red characters in white paper, on the screen)
JUNSU’s new single is sold out.

(Jaejoong’s words?)
Shouyuukoto♪

OH!
Thus, there was no special corner, a little bit lonely..
But, tomorrow is the official release date, maybe they will make one tomorrow~

I want to win the lottery for the event~
(T/N: Please click here for the information of the event.)

I’ll do, I’ll my best!!


Source: SWEET HONEY (Usaki’s blog)
Translation: smiley @ OneTVXQ.com
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[INFO] Junsu’s Schedule Update


source: toho-jp
trans: sharingyoochun.net + dtl

[TRANS] 100524 Tohoshinki’s Jejung – Exclusive Pictures From His Acting Debut Work!



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Exclusive pictures from the Japan-Korea collaborative drama “Heaven’s Postman”, which was Jejung’s acting debut, have been released! Jejung plays a postman who lies to those who have lost their loved ones, and providing whispers of happiness to them.

“Heaven’s Postman” Photo Gallery
This show was created by the famous Japanese scriptwriters, starring a popular Korean actors and actress, and is one of the Japan-Korea collaboration projects for “Telecinema 7.” Director of the popular “Halfway” (starring Kitano Kie and Okada Masaki) directs the screenplay written by Eriko Kitagawa, and co-stars Han Hyo Joo, who also starred in the hit drama “Brilliant Legacy”, which enjoyed ratings(in Korea) as high as 47.1%.

The story is about “Heaven’s Postman” Jae Joon, who has a strong link to the dead, yet cannot be seen, who meets Ha Na. Jae Joon’s work slowly helps to heal her broken heart , and the story describes a search for the route of rebirth. This time, the exclusive photos from Jejung express a situation where, while helping those who are grieving and need help using unconditional love, there is no one to heal yourself.

Telecinema 7 was aired in Korea in November last year. Aside from “Heaven’s Postman”, and popular group BIG BANG’s T.O.P and V.I.’s acting debut in “19”, Osaki Masaya’s ( Scriptwriter of “Hitoshi Tadano, the Extraordinary Undercover Detective”) “Triangle”, “A Dream Comes True”, “Paradise”, “After the Banquet” and “The Relation of Face, Mind & Love” make up the remaining 6 stories.

Telecinema 7’s collection of 7 stories (Including Heaven’s Postman) will be released by Toho Co. Ltd throughout Japan on the 29th of May.

Source: [Eiga.com]
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