Going from good-looking boys to chic men, TVXQ recently released a never-before-seen style film online which instantly became a hot topic amongst netizens.

TVXQ, who are renowned fashionistas of the entertainment industry with their airport fashion constantly in the limelight, recently released a style film online that had never been seen before, and it immediately began spreading at a rapid pace, clocking in a high number of views.

The video, entitled ‘All About Outer’, includes a section that shows TVXQ’s personal ‘outer style’ for this season as well as an interview with them. With a high number of views, the video has been receiving comments from fans all over the world, proving TVXQ’s immense popularity overseas as well.

As honorary ambassadors of Lacoste, TVXQ have been participating in photoshoots and style books for the brand. The style video that was released was also filmed as a part of the group’s activities as honorary ambassadors. The video can be watched on Youtube or any other portal sites.

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It has been almost half a year since they restarted their activities and on this day in June 2011, the two of them came to Costa Del Sol of Andalucia in southern Spain. Shooting the duo’s first pictorial book in this 5 days 4 nights trip around three cities. Different from Changmin who always sets his own pace, Yunho’s character to be adaptable to the surroundings was observed right from the first day.

Yunho: The similarity between Spain and Tohoshinki, I think it’s “passionate”? Though the schedules (in Spain) are tight, from the interactions with the passersby, they (Spanish) are nonchalant and very passionate. I felt a lot of people as such and they are alike to us. [T/N as in he felt that Spanish are very passionate so they (him and Spanish) are alike. ]

This is the analysis of Yunho the leader who possessed the passion since their debut to lead his group to the peak. Though with a ‘poker face’, Changmin’s innermost is as passionate. Last summer, when the two stepped on the stage of SM TOWN as Tohoshinki, the uneasiness and pressure immediately transformed into their own exploding motivation, betting on their pride as Tohoshinki to arrive on the stage once again. Thinking back on that day, Changmin said, “Standing on stage, my legs kept trembling.” Probably the reason behind the trembling was the eruption of passion for singing due to the suppression of it during their activities hiatus that can’t be helped.

Changmin: Honestly, how fans and people who understands Tohoshinki think and what were their worries… that was probably the most nerve-wrecking stage ever. But the moment when I got off the stage, I heard the enormous cheer. “I am Tohoshinki”, “It’s very good being Tohoshinki.” I think this is the unwavering truth. As I regained my confidence, I was not that unease and worried during the restarting of activities this year. “Sorry for making everyone waited for so long.”, “Shall show everyone our abilities,” such stance we held. Simple and without losing myself, my thinking that is. Though I said it like this, during the decision to appear on the television program ‘Music Station’, I naively thought that appearing on such a famous live telecast music program, we would probably be chided that “after becoming as duo, there’s incompetency.” However, we “cannot have such negative thoughts.”, “We have to let them see our abilities.” I still remember how Yunho and I were encouraging each other at back stage. After the successful performance, I was relieved at the relative non-existence of negative judgement. Probably, after saying “Let’s go!” and the exchange of glances with Yunho, I have been maintaining such ambience for the following six months. I was holding on to such thoughts.

After the decision to carry on the name of Tohoshinki as duo, Yunho started to fight against his own uneasiness and pressure, living everyday in a state of self-doubting.

Yunho: After becoming the leader, I had the habit of considering things as a leader and not based on own’s feelings. There were times I’m being willful when considering things too. In fact, things to change, things not to change, all these have to be digested and it wasn’t easy. However I had the reaffirmation of “It will all work well with Changmin as a duo” during the summer event. To say it as a new beginning, it can also be said as a “risky beginning”. It naturally became an exciting daily motivation. Compared with before, everything seems even more important now. Ever since being an artiste, whenever there’s any good results, there would be unawareness and tinge of treating it as a norm. However right now, it felt as though I was caught in a sudden fall and then rising up, a feel of neither here nor there. As a duo Tohoshinki, restarting from 1, but have to climb to the top faster than before. As we have the techniques and experiences, we gained new feelings through the past experiences. It can be say that it’s the feel of being a new artiste who is not exactly “new”. Previously as a leader, I would move forward with a cautious mind of “how this would turn out to be”. Now as an artiste, I do my best with singing and left the rest to the hands of the audiences. I’ve became more laid-back. Staff also mentioned that the unique glow has appeared and I felt that I am currently en route to being a meaningful artiste.

The two of them evolved through a surrounding of pessimistic criticism and it was not easy to rebuild that motivation. Because of that, their heart and mind during the hiatus were not gaugeable. The kinds of difficulties they have been though, the story would be depicted through this pictorial book.

Changmin: Recently I have been told that my looks changed the most. I did made a comparison of the photos when I just debuted, it indeed changed a lot compared from a few years ago and now. I don’t really know how it changed. Probably it’s my heartfelt matters portrayed on my face? Yunho said it restarted from 1 but I don’t think so. When you have nothing, in order to portray a new look, one can only believe the 8 years (since debut) and oneself. Therefore I don’t think it started from 1. Indeed many things changed. When two people was bearing the whole stage, if we had felt that the stage is empty, the audience must have felt the same relay of our feelings too. Therefore we worked hard to not be like that and can only do that. If I felt that I was good in the past and to show that to the audience, it would be sorry to the audience and I really don’t wish to be like that. In fact, compared to others, it’s me who doesn’t want to acknowledge this. No matter what chance it is, this is the road I chose. Braving it all for this correct route, if you feel that it’s correct then go ahead and do it well. Then, I hope to show the world that what I have chosen is correct. This is my biggest motivation.

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To be continued…..


Popular Korean group Tohoshinki’s new song “Winter Rose” (On sale 30 November) will be used as the CM song for 7 & i Holdings’ “Winter Gift – Tohoshinki (Snow Version)” and will feature Tohoshinki themselves. Tohoshinki said, “We think it turned out to be a very warm CM, and our (song) “Winter Rose” flows too. Please select a quality winter gift from us” they appealed.

This CM was filmed in Korea in early October, and features CG snow, and you can see the two men display their acting skills as if real snow was falling. Their first Christmas song, (“Winter Rose”) is a gem of a ballad that differs from all the songs that they have done so far.

The “Winter Gift – Tohoshinki (Snow Version)” will be aired starting from 8 November.

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Following (their performance in) Spain, JYJ once again displayed an explosive stage in Germany.

According to C-JeS, JYJ held a passionate concert at Berlin’s Tempodrom on 6 November, at 9pm. Aside from Germany, fans from Holland, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Russia, France and Greece, as well as various other Northern, Eastern and other European countries were gathered at the location, and these 3,000 fans with accurate Korean pronunciation spent 2 hours with JYJ.

This day, within the 2 hours, JYJ performed 15 songs. After their successful solo concert (as the first Korean artists to do so) in Spain, they too completed their concert in Germany successfully, with their World Tour concert being held in a total of 13 cities.

JYJ said, “We really wanted to come, and finally we have made it to Germany to meet with everyone, we’re really fortunate. The food in Germany is really good, and we like the parks as well.” Member Kim Junsu also said “Having come to the country where the man who has been like a father to me, the composer for “Mozart” and “Elisabeth,” Sylvester Levay’s Germany, I’m really very happy. We are thankful to have received great strength from everybody, and next year, we want to present an even more active JYJ.”

A C-JeS representative said, “The Kpop fever has just started to take shape in Europe, but since it’s JYJ, we felt that we could hold a solo concert, albeit a small-scale one. We are really thankful for the unexpected passion and support given by the European fans, and we will definitely want to come back again for the world tour next year. “

Also, in December, JYJ will be taking their individual breaks, and will also focus on song-writing.

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This is the 「TONE」Buyers’ Event that was held on 1 & 3 November in Osaka and Tokyo. There were live performances, member talks, as well as secret videos, it was an hour packed with lots (of activities)♪ It was an event where you could feel really close to the two members, so it was really enjoyable!

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TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho will be making a special appearance in the sitcom “Living in Cheongdam-dong” starring Kim Hye Ja.

Sources from the TV drama industry told Newsen that it has been decided that U-Know Yunho will be making an appearance in the jTBC sitcom “Living in Cheongdam-dong,” and started filming on the afternoon of 7 November. For this shoot, U-Know Yunho will be working with Kim Hye Ja, which will present a unique form of pleasure. This is the second time he is appearing in a sitcom after MBC’s “Rainbow Romance” in 2006.

“Living in Cheongdam-dong,” is the “Nation’s Mother” Kim Hye Ja’s first time challenging a sitcom.

Prior to “Living in Cheongdam-dong,”, U-Know Yunho made a special appearance in KBS 2TV’s Monday-Tuesday drama “Poseidon,” and made his mark. Despite his guest appearance in only 4 episodes, he was burdened with the great task of being responsible for the early development of “Poseidon’s” (plot).

Also, TVXQ is currently active in Japan, and will be releasing their 33rd Japanese single “Winter~Winter Rose / Duet -winter ver.-“ on 30 November.

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JYJ will be closing their European tour with their last concert, held at Berlin’s Tempodrom on 6 November. Following that, Kim Junsu has decided that he plans to take a short holiday after the concert.

Kim Junsu appeared on YTN’s “Newswide” in a telephone interview on 5 November, and talked about his plans after the concert. “I think I will take a short break after this concert tour.”

He also said, “This may be a break, but I will also be preparing for next year in the meanwhile. I couldn’t write many songs while on the European tour, so I will continue writing during the holidays, and the other members will be continuing with their individual activities as well.” As for his own individual activities, Kim Junsu is currently preparing for the musical “Elisabeth” which will start in February next year.

When asked about how the JYJ members felt regarding their influence in Europe, Junsu laughed and said, “ This is a good chance for us to get a feel of a new culture, and to take the next step. Sometimes, I feel that if we were only (active) in Asia, that may not be a good thing. This concert tour is a good chance for us to grow and improve our skills.”

JYJ, who completed their solo concert in Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi on 29 October, will be holding their next concert in Berlin’s Tempodrom on 6 November.

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + TVreport via Nate]
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