[TRANS] 130929 Taking A Look At Kim Junsu’s First Australian Concert That Wowed 2,500 Fans


Kim Junsu’s first solo concert in Australia has ended in success.


According to C-JeS Entertainment, “XIA Junsu held his first solo concert in Sydney, Australia yesterday and met with his Australian fans. XIA Junsu has been following a busy schedule since landing, going to press conferences and program recordings, and captivated his Australian fans with an explosive live performance in his prime condition.”


The concert was held with the title ‘XIA Incredible Concert in Australia’ at the Big Top Sydney in Sydney, Australia.


2,500 fans gathered at the concert venue to cheer Kim Junsu on, and greeted him with chants of “We love XIA Junsu” before the concert.


The concert consisted of songs from his first album, second album and OST collection, and featured powerful performances such as, ‘Tarantallegra’, ‘Incredible’ and ‘Fever’, ballad performances such as ’11 o’clock’, ‘Foolish Heart’, and R&B performances of ‘Rainy Eyes’ and ‘Uncommitted’. Kim Junsu also prepared a special talk segment where he granted wishes for his fans, making the whole event a great event for his Australian fans.

During the concert, Kim Junsu said, “This is the first time that I’m holding a concert in Australia. Although this is my second time visiting the country, this will be first time I’m holding a concert here and I’m so happy. I’m excited to be back in his beautiful country to hold a concert and I’m happy to be spending my last night in Sydney with you all. I’m so happy to be sharing such moments of laughter with you. The atmosphere here alone is enough to get me pumped up. I will definitely return, either as a solo singer, or as a member of JYJ.”

Kim Junsu’s Australian fans dressed up for his concert, and danced and sang along to the music, even occasionally shedding a tear or two.

Kim Junsu continued to say, “Seeing foreigners crying while listening to a Korean ballad has touched me deeply as its shown me that though we speak different languages, we are able to connect through music.”

Karen (24, Female) said, “XIA Junsu is finally here. I’ve waited for so long for this moment. I’m so grateful that he’s here. My only wish in life now is for JYJ to come to Australia together,” while Stephanie (19, Female) stated, “It was great to see XIA Junsu on stage, in real life. I was in the mosh pit area and I was sweating it out as I jumped along with him. It feels like all my stress has been relieved.” Samantha (27, Female) stated, “He started off with ‘Tarantallegra’ and in the blink of an eye, we were at the last song ‘Incredible’. It’s unbelievable how fast time flew by! Our time spent with Junsu felt like a festival. I’ll never forget this moment.”

Since releasing his second solo album, Kim Junsu has performed in Bangkok (Thailand), Shanghai (China), Seoul and Busan. Wrapping up his Australian concert, Kim Junsu will begin preparing for his Japanese tour that will take him to Nagoya (October 8th~10th) and Yokohama (October 14th~16th).

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[TRANS] 130118 ‘I Miss You’ Ends With A Happy Ending For Viewer Ratings As Well.. ‘A Successful Conclusion’

[TRANS] 130118 ‘I Miss You’ Ends With A Happy Ending For Viewer Ratings As Well.. ‘A Successful Conclusion’

MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday drama ‘I Miss You’ has come to a successful conclusion with a rise in viewer ratings.

According to Nielsen Korea on the 18th, the episode of ‘I Miss You’ that aired on the 17th recorded viewer ratings of 11.6%. This was a 1% rise from the previous episode’s 10.6% viewer ratings.

On this day’s finale of ‘I Miss You’, Jung Woo (Park Yoochun) and Soo Yeon (Yoon Eun Hae) met at a church on the first day of snow as promised and got married, concluding the drama with a happy ending.

‘I Miss You’ has been receiving praise from the first episode as Park Yoochun, Yoon Eun Hae and Yoo Seung Ho grabbed the attention of viewers with their talented acting skills and nail-biting romance. The drama also became a hot topic for discussing the social issue of victims of sexual abuse.

Meanwhile, KBS2′s ‘JeonWooChi’ came in at 13.8% and SBS’ ‘Daepoongsoo’ came in at 10.2%.

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[News] 121126 ‘SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR III in BANGKOK’ is a Success Even in the Rain with 23,000 Fans

[News] 121126 ‘SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR III in BANGKOK’ is a Success Even in the Rain with 23,000 Fans

SMTown’s world tour in Bangkok was a success.

SMTOWN’s world tour in Bangkok was a success.

SM Entertainment artists such as BoA, Super Junior and more performed at the Bangkok SCG Stadium on November 25 in front of 23,000 fans.

The artists each sang their hit songs from “Sorry Sorry” to “Electric Shock.” They also showed off their skills through a dance parade and collaboration stages.

The fans also showed their support with posters and glow sticks. It also began to rain at the beginning of the performance and fans still continued to support them until the end.

SMTOWN Live World Tour III will continue to make its way around the world.

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[News] 120518 Junsu’s ‘Tarantallegra’ Attains Massive Success in Japan

[News] 120518 Junsu’s ‘Tarantallegra’ Attains Massive Success in Japan

Junsu‘s (XIA) solo album ‘Tarantallegra‘ is receiving an explosive reaction in Japan.

On May 18th, CJES Entertainment revealed, “XIA’s first solo album has taken the #1 spot on Japan’s Itunes. What is even more surprising it that he surpassed Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber to receive the #1 spot, proving XIA’s massive popularity in Japan.”

Pre-orders for ‘Tarantallegra’ grabbed first place at Tower Records Japan as soon as the release date of Junsu’s album was announced earlier this month, and the album completely sold out on the day of its release. Junsu’s solo album also snagged the #1 spot for sales in Japan’s Rakuten and Amazon site.

A music official from Japan stated, “After the explosive amount of pre-order sales, the album is now becoming a scarcity. This is even more surprising because Junsu has not had any activities in Japan lately.

 A representative of CJES Entertainment said, “Japan’s response towards XIA’s first album is really hot. The Japanese public has been looking forward to Junsu’s music and performances, I think it is because of Junsu’s solid fan base in Japan. Another reason why this album is gaining so much popularity is because it’s compelling in that it attempts to be exceptional and sensational at the same time. It’s just a well-made album derived from Junsu’s own skill.

In related news, ‘Tarantallegra’ is also running short in stock on Korean online sites, and gaining many favorable reviews.

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[GENERAL] 120315 Musical Powers ‘Hallyu’ In New Direction

[GENERAL] 120315 Musical Powers ‘Hallyu’ In New Direction

By Kwon Mee-yoo

Ichikawa Rie came from Japan to see the musical “Elisabeth.” She is a fan of JYJ’s Jun-su, who is starring in the show. “I was thrilled to see him performing the role of Tod, or Death, live,” Ichikawa said.

Rows of wreaths stand at the lobby of Blue Square Music Hall, a new theater in Hannam-dong, Seoul, where the musical is being staged. They are from fans of the actors and the language on the ribbons varies from Korean and Japanese to Chinese and Taiwanese, showing the diversity of support. The recipients are not only K-pop star Jun-su and television actor Song Chang-eui, but musical actors Ryu Jung-han and Park Eun-tae.

Ichikawa first visited Korea to see Jun-su in “Mozart” in 2010 and soon fell in love with Korean musicals. “There are many musicals in Japan too but I feel something special about Korean actors. They sing really well and convey their emotions in the songs,” she said. “I have seen other Korean musicals and hope to see more of them.”

The Korean musical industry is busy attracting foreigners to local theaters, while making forays into overseas markets at the same time.

-From K-pop to K-musical

The Korean musical industry has been steadily building up for years, growing bigger as big shows cast K-pop singers.

According to Interpark, the nation’s largest online ticket seller, the size of the market was around 250 billion won in 2011. It has grown for the past decade.

Interpark Ticket Global, an English reservation service, opened in August 2009 and tickets sold jumped over 167 percent in 2011, compared to the previous year.

“We can estimate the number of foreigners buying tickets by combining those sold at the global site and those who have an alien registration number,” Kim Sun-kyung of Interpark said. “Currently, the most popular shows among foreigners are ‘Elisabeth’ and Catch Me If You Can,’ both starring K-pop singers such as Jun-su and Key of SHINee.”

“Hallyu,” or the Korean wave, for musicals began around 2009 when Ahn Jae-wook was cast in “Jack the Ripper.” His appearance drew fans from overseas, signaling the possibility of a Korean wave in plays and musicals. M Musical Company, the producer of “Jack the Ripper,” said more than 10 percent of the audiences were foreigners, mostly Chinese or Japanese.

Musicals based on hit movies and television dramas have been staged overseas, bringing existing fans of Korean pop culture to theaters. “Two hundred-Pound Beauty,” another movie-turned-musical starring KARA’s Park Gyu-ri, sold tickets worth some 400 million yen during its run in Kyoto last October, thanks to the popularity of the girl band in Japan.

Some productions target hallyu fans from the beginning. PMC Production, famed for the success of the non-verbal performance “Nanta,” staged the musical “Romance of Their Own,” based on the 2004 movie of same name, in 2011.

It is a jukebox musical featuring various K-pop hits from 2PM’s “Heartbeat” to KARA’s “Mister.”

“About 35 percent of the audience were foreigners from Japan, China, Thailand, Taiwan and even from the United States and France,” Shin Ji-youn of PMC said. “They first come to see their favorite singers such as Ryeowook of Super Junior, but later they watch the show again with a different cast. We plan to take the show overseas but the details have yet to be decided.”

Musical critic Cho Yong-shin said considering overseas markets from the planning stage has become a trend for shows in Korea.

“Previously, theatrical works were produced only for the home market, but the domestic market is saturated. Instead of accepting such limitations, producers are now making inroads into international markets,” Cho said.

He said there are so many musicals created in Korea and some of them are suitable for overseas. According to Interpark, 2,140 musicals were staged in Korea last year alone, a 14 percent jump from 1,880 in 2010.

“K-pop is now on the forefront of hallyu and more producers are eager to cast K-pop stars in their shows. Jukebox musicals featuring K-pop are also being experimented with. These can be seen as an aspect of the diversity,” the critic said.

-Aiming at Asian market

Neighboring countries, China and Japan, are prime targets for Korean musicals heading abroad.

CJ E&M, a giant investor and producer in the musical industry, made a successful entrance into China by establishing joint venture United Asia Live Entertainment with China Arts and Entertainment Group and Shanghai Media Group.

It co-produced a Chinese version of “Mamma Mia!” in six cities from Shanghai to Beijing and Guangzhou last year. The six-month tour drew 250,000 people and recorded 20 billion won in sales. CJ E&M mediated between the original creators from the United Kingdom and the local Chinese production based on its rich experience in staging licensed musicals.

“Mamma Mia!” will tour 10 more cities in Greater China including Hong Kong and Macau and “Cats” is in preparation for its Chinese opening in September. Since China is an enormous, emerging market, CJ E&M ultimately seeks to introduce homegrown musicals.

“I think Korea has the most developed system in the musical industry among Asian countries and we should take pride in it,” said Kim Byeong-seok, senior vice president of CJ E&M Performing Arts Business Unit. “The successful joint production of Mamma Mia! in China could be a good example of an exchange in the cultural industry celebrating the 20th anniversary of Korea-China diplomatic relations.”

CJ E&M takes a different approach to Japan. The firm took part in staging “200-Pound Beauty” there with original Korean production company Shownote and the Shochiku Company in Japan.

“It created a synergy of good content with K-pop singers such as Gyu-ri of KARA. We see more possibilities for musicals with the existing popularity of hallyu, especially K-pop there,” Kim said.

CJ also said two more musicals are sounding out possibilities in Japan this year — “Street Life,” a DJ DOC jukebox musical, and “Lovers of Paris,” based on the 2004 drama.

“We could create a ’one Asia market’ covering China, Japan and Korea, and Korea will lead the musical industry,” Kim said.

Small productions are also making their way abroad. “Laundry,“ a homegrown musical that enjoyed success in the Korean theater district Daehangno drawing some 280,000 people since its premiere in 2005, was performed in Japan in February. Japanese production company Pure Marry bought the license for the show and Japanese actors performed the roles. Chu Min-joo, playwright and director of the musical, went to Japan to head the show.

Lee Ji-ho, producer of “Laundry,” said a Japanese promoter saw the musical in Korea and contacted him about the license. “I think we concluded a favorable contract,” he said. “February performances were more like presentations introducing the show to Japan and we signed for additional nights in Tokyo in May. We see the show touring more Japanese cities later.”

“Laundry” portrays the everyday life of ordinary Seoulites. “I worried that Laundry might only draw sympathy from Korean audiences, but it resonated with those from different cultures as well. This is a meaningful step for a Korean musical,” Lee said.

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[NEWS] 120313 The End of JYJ’s Year-Long World Tour

[NEWS] 120313 The End of JYJ’s Year-Long World Tour…The Light And The Dark That Surrounds JYJ

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Male Group JYJ has finally completed their one-year long World Tour with concerts in Chile and Peru. Starting in April of last year, JYJ held a world tour which was true to it’s name; beginning in Thailand and encompassing Asia, North America, Europe, and South America, with over 210,000 fans mobilizing to see the shows. JYJ became the first singers to hold successful, exclusive concerts in many of these stops, a feat that other internationally known groups in the Kpop category have not even achieved.

Starting from around 1 to 2 years ago, newspaper and media started to rapidly use the term “Kpop Fever”. The general public saw these words and believed the hype, especially after watching the extensive coverage of SMTown in Paris. However, though they were not the first to hold concerts [overseas], JYJ has been getting much attention because they did not perform as part of a company’s joint concert, but rather held an exclusive concert with just songs from their one group, JYJ.

In Japan, the recent surge in Hallyu is being led by a crowd of newer groups such as KARA and Girl’s Generation. Because of this there are naturally many joint K-pop concerts held. Most of these concerts, however, only use the “K-pop” brand name to sell expensive tickets that range from 7,000 to 9,000 yen and feature performances by groups that are neither popular in Korea or Japan. Of course, most of the seats in concerts such as this remain empty. Seeing occurrences such as these, many comments were made by the Korean public on SNS sites about how they were ashamed to be part of “Hallyu”. JYJ, however, did not fall on this path. Instead they became the first group ever to successfully perform in North America, Asia, Europe, and South America by using nothing other than their own music and names. After the South American concerts were confirmed, there were even many demonstrations held by fans requesting a JYJ concert to be held in Mexico as well.

However, in reality, we are not able to see JYJ’s performances in the countries where they should mainly be active in; Korea and Japan. That is because their ex-companies, SM Entertainment and Japan’s AVEX, are covertly (though a bit too obviously) interfering with their activities. In a recent fan meeting, the JYJ members stated “We want to hold a concert in Korea at this time, but there are too many restrictions holding us back, including renting a venue, employing staff, and more”. Also, the members have felt troubles in trying to release albums because there were few distribution companies that would readily take them.

In addition, because of frequent cancellation of Japanese concert venues, JYJ had to hold their concerts by hiding the venues and only announcing it to the audience that would be attending, as though it was a ’007 secret mission’. For example, the “JYJ Unforgettable Live Concert” which was held in Japan last fall faced many problems even during the preparations. There were many incidents, such as the ticketing website being hacked and the sudden cancellation of the bus rental company services, that caused even the skeptics to see that AVEX truly was interfering with the concert. (Also, after the concert many letters were revealed showing that the Ibaraki mayor, government officials, police, and even employees from the sound and concert equipment companies were threatened.) As they started to realize that it would be difficult to hold concerts in their usual home bases of Korea and Japan, JYJ started to look towards places that no others have before.

Because of this, the members decided to hold concerts in North America, Europe, and South America. JYJ even held a free showcase tour in the USA after releasing their 2010 album “The Beginning”. After seeing the great amount of popularity they had in the USA, they decided to put North America as their second stop after Asia during their 2011 World Concert Tour.

All the concert venues and tour locations were decided through AEG Live, an international promotional company, and were mainly sponsored by Samsung. After hearing their news, it was plain to see the difference between those concerts and the ones that were held in Korea and Japan, because there are no large sponsors or promoters for concerts here–meaning, usually the group’s own entertainment companies serve as the sponsors and promoters for concerts in Korea and Japan]. JYJ, who gained much confidence with the popularity of their North American concerts, held shows in Korea during June. However, the locations of these concerts were not in Seoul, but rather Busan and Gwangju.

In actuality, most singers never hold concerts located in these provinces unless it is part of a full scale nationwide tour. Even when JYJ were part of TVXQ, they never held full concerts in any province or city in Korea other than Seoul. Whenever they held full concerts, fans from other provinces would rent buses to come to Seoul and then go back home. However this time, fans from the whole nation came to Busan and Gwangju. This showed that there were no places in the metropolitan Seoul area which JYJ could rent to hold concerts. But the popularity of JYJ couldn’t be contained as 24,000 fans from all over the country came to see JYJ’s concerts in the provinces.

After the World Tour concerts in Korea were completed, two new surprises shocked the fans; one being a new JYJ album and the second being concerts held in Spain and Germany. The level of awareness of Korean singers in Europe remains very small. Up until that point, the only idol singers who performed in Europe were part of SMTown. That concert was a well-veiled, vain effort made by the Korean government which sponsored them and over-hyped by the Korean media, who used phrases such as “Kpop Fever” many times in their reports. Korean residents abroad stated that the concerts were filled by mostly Asian and Hispanic fans.

But rather than a large-scale concert with tens of thousands of people, JYJ have started with small concerts. They had the first solo concerts in Europe in Spain and Germany with 3000 audiences each concert. In a sense, it might have been a small stage to them, who have stood on Dome stage filled by more than 50,000 people. However, to the JYJ of today, every of such small stages were precious. Thus, at that time when JYJ had performs in Europe, on the internet in South Korea, a controversy was aroused, that unlike some reports from media, JYJ’s European concert was empty. Those controversial photos were taken when the concert has ended, after most of the audiences have left and there were only the fans that were still waiting, wishing for an encore. Anyway, JYJ, the first Korean artist who successfully completed solo concert in Spain and Germany, have come back to Korea and prepared for their individual activities such as musical and drama.

However, some months later, we got surprised again that they would hold concert in South America. In the case of South America, before JYJ, groups such as BEAST, 4minute and other Cube artists had a united concert in Brazil. Once again, JYJ pioneered the way that other singers haven’t taken. JYJ’s members and the staff have left for South America with great expectations, far from reporting their departure, Korean media made a noise about the video and audio files which were taken 2~3 years ago after the lawsuit. It was the sasaeng controversy.

Also, this problem popped out after they have left for South America. Although the majority of the media used the term ‘sasaeng fans’ to report about the controversy which was as big as the name value of JYJ, what sasaengs have done to JYJ’s members were so unimaginable that they should be called ‘criminals’ instead of ‘fans.’ They hit the members, took picture of a member who was sleeping in a male-only sauna. They even intentionally caused car accidents, etc. It was time for the pus that has festered in the fandom since their debut until now to burst. JYJ’s fandom even created the word ‘sasaeng criminal’ and spread the brutality of ‘sasaeng criminals’ via SNS, blogs, etc.

(Note: PrinceJJ doesn’t feel comfortable re-posting sasaeng photos of members at their most vulnerable even though these photos were placed in the article to provide examples of the extremes of sasaeng behavior.)

[Photo #6: Jaejoong sleeping in the sauna]

No matter what the intention of the very first media that reported [about sasaeng issue] is, the majority of the media gave remarkable reports on the problem of ‘sasaeng’ instead of stating that it was JYJ’s fault. The term ‘sasaeng criminal’ was even used.

Sasaeng’s behavior is like “a prison without bars”

JYJ’s members, who have arrived at Peru after twists and turns, entered the press conference hall with a heavy expression instead of excited expression with anticipation for the concert. Along with the talk about the concert, they also talked about the ‘sasaeng’ controversy in Korea. The members used the expression ‘a prison without bars’ when talking about sasaeng’s acts. JYJ’s members said, “No matter how we tried to avoid them, we were stuck in the place and the mental pain kept increased. In the beginning, we tried to endure it, comforting ourselves that it was the love from fans and they are the fans who liked us. But day by day, the level has gone up high and our daily life collapsed. In such indescribable pain, we wanted at least to break away from the torments.” In the end, they said with heads lowered, “We would like to apologize for our wrong acts in the past.” The press conference, where JYJ should have expressed their expectations and aspirations about the concerts in South America that they have never visited ever since they were born, has become a place of explanation and apology for the controversy in Korea.

However, in such controversy and criticism, JYJ have finished the concerts in Chile and Peru in great success. They have mobilized about 9000 people for their concerts in Peru and Chile. Especially in Peru, the last stop of the concerts, the airport side had to let them leave through VIP passage because so many fans have gathered when JYJ arrived. Featured in a special broadcast on Korean TV, their visit and concert were largely reported by even Reuter and CNN Chile. JYJ did their best in South America concerts, even singing ‘Intoxication,’ Kim Junsu’s solo single released in Japan.

As a result, the local fans were very excited and many fans even fainted during the concert. Fans told the reporters that went to Peru to cover the event that for South American fans, being able to see JYJ and their group was the ‘Event of a Lifetime’. In this way, the first world tour brought many memories. At the end of the tour, CEO Baek Changjoo from JYJ’s agency, C-JeS Entertainment stated: It is because they are JYJ that they were able to do a World Tour. They are extremely popular so it makes it possible for them to have an exclusive concert in any country in the world. We have now gained confidence and experience. Because of this reason, we are looking forward to next year’s world tour.

Korean press reported on the success of these concerts using phrases like “Kpop Fever” and tried to attach the term ‘K-pop’ to JYJ’s achievements. That should not be the case, however, since JYJ’s World Tour was done using exclusively JYJ’s music and name, unlike the many joint concerts that are done around the globe. Many fans describe the outcome of this World Tour as being one fueled by ‘JYJ-pop’, and not ‘K-pop’.

However, even with their successes, Korean media is cold when it comes to the fact that JYJ were the first Korean artists to complete this sort of World Tour. Even the names of the members cannot be brought up on entertainment TV media because of pressure from a large entertainment company. In reality, JYJ are like the Voldemort character from the ‘Harry Potter’ books [t/n: They-who-must-not-be-named]. It has been over a year since the courts issued an injunction allowing JYJ to freely take part in entertainment media. However, JYJ only appeared as singer at celebrations such as Drama Awards and IAAF World Championships in Daegu: events which were not dictated by the entertainment departments of the broadcasting companies.

Although JYJ have an unreachable amount of popularity, they are treated more like important state guests in their own country. They are recognized as actors or musical actors more than singers in Korea. It is saddening that they cannot release an album and appear on weekly music shows even though they are the unquestionably popular singing group, JYJ. Although no one knows how long the lawsuit with ex-company SM Entertainment will take, we all wish that the day where the members can freely sing on the stage and on television will arrive soon.

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[News] 120312 JYJ First Korean Band to Perform Solo in Latin America

[News] 120312 JYJ First Korean Band to Perform Solo in Latin America

Boy band JYJ held a concert at Teatro Caupolicán in San Diego, Chile, on Friday (local time), becoming the first Korean group to perform solo in Latin America. The venue was packed some two hours before the concert got under way, with over 3,000 fans hunkering down to catch a glimpse of the Asian pin-ups

JYJ perform at the Teatro Caupolicán in San Diego, Chile, on Friday. /Courtesy of C-Jes Entertainment

 In the days leading up to the concert, hundreds of fans from other parts of Latin America such as Brazil, Columbia, Mexico and Venezuela camped at a nearby parking lot to make sure they got a seat at the concert.

The spectators went wild throughout the concert, cheering and waving their national flags. During the show, three people were reported to have fainted and were carried out of the premises.

Fans cheer wildly at a concert by JYJ at the Teatro Caupolicán in San Diego, Chile, on Friday. /Courtesy of C-Jes Entertainment

The performance was part of the group’s world tour, which started last April and ended on Sunday in Lima, Peru.

Chilean reporters who were present at the latest concert said, “K-pop fans here currently number 20,000 to 30,000. But once Korean singers’ music is released through official channels, their fan base will surely expand further.”

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Translation 120224 JYJ’s Daily Life Documentary “The Day” Attracts Crowd of Over 4,000 People To Its Premiere…”Satisfies All Five Senses”

[TRANS] 120224 JYJ’s Daily-Life Documentary “The Day” Attracts Crowd Of Over 4,000 People To Its Premiere… “Satisfies All Five Senses”

Group JYJ’s (Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu) daily-life documentary film “The Day”, with its content that satisfies all five senses, together with stage greetings (by the members), attracted crowds and caused the cinemas to be extremely packed during its first day of screening.

On 23 February, “The Day” began showing on 19 of Lotte Cinema’s big-screens, attracting more than 4,000 viewers. “The Day” is a documentary film originally filmed by JYJ for TV broadcasting purposes. It was a collaboration done last year with cable TV channel QTV. However, the broadcast of the completed documentary ended up being cancelled by QTV, and will now finally be screened at Lotte Cinemas. The content this time was produced with the main intent of fanservice, and it has been edited into a 90 minute movie version.

The stage greetings on this day were done at Lotte Cinema at the Hongik University Entrance. From the carpark, to the entrance of the building, to the streets nearby, all these areas were packed with crowds of both local and international fans. In order to manage the entrance and prevent chaotic situations, the entrance of the building had a sign which said “Entry Only Allowed For Ticket-Holders”.

Aside from the locations originally planned for stage greetings this time, the members also made surprise appearances, driving the fans wild. During the stage greetings, the members not only did the basic self-introductions as well as an introduction of the movie. They also gave detailed updates about their lives recently, and answered the fans’ questions during a Q&A session, satisfying the requests of the audience. The fans’ response during the Q&A session of the stage greeting was like that of a fanmeeting.

In particular, aside from the originally notified locations, the members also did surprise stage greetings at the Hongik University Entrance and Shin Rim cinemas. Seeing the members suddenly appear at the end of the movie, fans felt very lucky, and saw it as their “fortune”. Related personnel expressed, “As the fans were very happy with the surprise events prepared, the members were also very happy.”

On that day, Jaejoong posted a question to the audience, “(Although) it is a film from a year ago, it still seems very new to us now. How does everyone know JYJ to be like?”, and interacted with the audience. Meanwhile, Junsu sang a short verse from his musical, while Yoochun caused much laughter when he began to briefly act out an interesting scene from the drama “Rooftop Prince”, which he is currently filming for.

 The movie showcases the daily lives of the members up-close, as well as their dreams, friends and families. It also shows places and situations behind-the-scenes, which fans are not able to come into contact with easily. The thing that made the documentary interesting, and more than just a movie that simply recorded this and that, was the members’ commentary.

Rather than merely having video images, the appearance of the members as they gave their commentary can be seen in a little screen on the video, giving rise to a whole new film. Thus, even fans who have the ordinary DVDs can also see new things.

“The Day” does not show special sides of JYJ. Rather, it showcases the ordinary sides of the members in their daily lives, such as holding birthday parties, returning to their homes to spend festivals with their families, playing ping pong with friends, and other small things such as going to restaurants which they like. However, playing with friends like this, going for barbecues and spending festivals with family are all considered “a special day” for the members. Although others can do all this normally, but it makes the audience feel sorry for the members who only now, are able to happily spend time and communicate with the people around them.

In the movie, various corners of the members’ homes were revealed, as well as the foods they liked, stories about their parents as well as their thoughts about each other, etc. For examples, there were stories about how Kim Junsu was a Janggu (“Long Drum”) whiz as a child, about how Jaejoong had three birthday parties when he was born, as well as the story of Yoochun, who unlike his brother who is more careful, doesn’t bother with his appearance as well as other stories, and there were interesting episodes hidden throughout the movie.

In an interesting interlude, in the movie there were a lot of scenes where the members were eating various special foods, and watching the members eat all kinds of delicacies made our mouths water. But the members who were watching the video and giving the commentary said that the food wasn’t that good, shattering the concept of the food being delicious.

A woman in her 30s who just finished watching the movie today said, “Although I’m a fan, I can still understand more of a hidden side to the members through this movie, so I like it a lot. The conversational banter among the three members who were commenting, was really interesting and made me laugh out loud. Also, there were some moments where I couldn’t help but feel pained when looking at them. Watching the record of a year in the members’ lives, it was a satisfying 90 minutes for our eyes and ears.”

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INFO 111102 C-Jes Message — “JYJ Europe Tour Concert in Barcelona, Spain”…

[Info] 111102 C-jes Message – “JYJ Europe Tour Concert 2011 in Barcelona, Spain” A successful start!


Greetings from C-Jes Entertainment.

JYJ had a successful start for the Europe tour with 3,000 enthusiastic fans in Spain.

“JYJ Europe Tour Concert 2011 in Barcelona, Spain” was held at Poble Espanyol plaza in Barcelona, Spain on October 29th. That was the first Europe concert of JYJ as well as the first Spain single concert by Korean singers.

The affection and zeal for JYJ and their music by JYJ manias from Spain with just 500 overseas Korean residents, European countries and Central and South America were enough to astonish journalists from Korea.

Started by ‘Empty’ in JYJ worldwide album, JYJ sang total 14 songs including songs from recently released Korean album ‘In Heaven’, and drama OSTs to create a perfect stage with genuine passion.

Fans sang along the chorus in Korean throughout the concert and shouted loudly after every singing, demonstrating the power of JYJ once again.

Yu Chun remarked that “we would like to introduce our music with proper assessment’, while Jae Joong said that “I think it is meaningful to deliver our music in a strange country. It would be better if a year were 24 months.” Jun Su said “we want to get more countries, and also return to places where we had a concert to reward their excitement.”

JYJ came up the stage thanks to encore requests by fans, and it was over after 11 pm. Emotional fans, who could not easily leave the place, were heating up the passions in fall night of Barcelona.

We are looking forward to your continual interest and encouragement for “JYJ Europe Tour Concert 2011 in Berlin, Germany’ which is to be held in Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany on November 6th.

Thank you very much.

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