[TRANS] 130819 [Review] Nissan Stadium’s TVXQ: Amassing 72,000 Audience Members Is Easier Said Than Done


72,000 pearl red fanlights, a clock-shaped stage, a concert with the concept of ‘time’, the first non-Japanese singers…

Hallyu duo ‘TVXQ’ held the finale of their ‘TVXQ LIVE TOUR 2013 ~TIME~’ Five Dome tour at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Japan and it was a blockbuster performance of epic size, concept and meaning.

The Nissan Stadium is a concert venue that can hold up to 72,000 people. Other than the seats needed to set up lighting and equipment, every single seat in the entire venue was filled, a rare sight to see in such a large scale.

Starting off with ‘FATED’, a track from their latest Japanese album ‘TIME’, which was released in March, the concert was filled with the sounds of songs such as ‘I Don’t Know’, ‘One More Thing’ and ‘Y3K’. The concept of ‘Time’ shined through in their concert. The main stage, which was 95m long and 22m high, was decorated with mechanical parts that looked like they were once part of a clock. At both ends of the stage stood time capsule-shaped equipment that helped U-Know Yunho (27) and Max Changmin (25) move around the stage. The entire experience felt like traveling through time.

The lighting effects that used the glow-in-the-dark watches that had been distributed to all 72,000 fans was a highlight of the show. Used once dusk settled in the sky and TVXQ began singing ‘Heart, Mind & Soul’, the watches changed the color of the fans’ fanlights from pearl red (the color that represents TVXQ) to other colors and made the audience a part of the concert. The colors were controlled using laptops and wireless signals.

These watches were similar to the LED bracelets that alternative rock band ‘Coldplay’ used when performing as ‘Xyloband’. The characteristic of these watches is that they give a sense of uniformity and extravagance. The ultimate highlight of the concert was when the second to fourth floors of the seats were controlled separately to create the letters ‘We Are TVXQ’.


The Nissan Stadium, which also hosted the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, has been graced by legendary Japanese singers such as X-Japan, L’Arc~en~Ciel, SMAP and EXILE. Having already held arena and dome tours, TVXQ have become the first non-Japanese singers to hold a concert in the venue, proving yet again how popular they are in Japan.

Though it was a concept with an amazing size, concept and meaning, it would have been too much of a stretch had it not been for the two members’ strong foundation. U-Know Yunho’s dance skills and Max Changmin’s vocal talent exuded a masculine charm, and the duo had their fans laughing with small talk and imitations of celebrities and the animation ‘Attack on Titan’.

U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin’s teamwork shined through in songs such as ‘Catch Me’ and ‘Why’, the last song of the concert and the first song of their encore. Their ability to run around the main stage and the 120m long extended stages on the side for three and a half hours was quite surprising. The 120m long stages also became the route that the members’ 3m long monorails traveled around.

The two members were joined by a five-man band that featured percussionist Fukugana Matsuo and drummer Hanato Detsuya, a 20-member dance crew and 100 backup dancers.

If TVXQ’s previous concerts focused on creating awe-inspiring performances for the members, tonight’s performance focused more on being a ‘show’ with many sights to see. A good example of this is the fireworks show that took place when the encore performance came to an end with ‘Somebody to Love’. Though most of the attendees had been women in the past, many men and families could be seen in the crowd during tonight’s concert.


Atsushi Abe (42), who was at the concert with his wife Mana Abe (42), said, “The reason why I like TVXQ is because they’re cute, amazing, and can sing and dance,” and “At first, I began liking them because I was influenced by my wife, and I like them because they have a lot of male fans and they take care of their male fans.”

Eiko Gamiyauchi (66), a long time fan of TVXQ, said, “I like all of TVXQ’s songs, and I feel more strength and vitality when I listen to their music,” and “I’ll be watching the concert with my daughter, and the other four members of our family have gotten seats elsewhere to enjoy the concert. Everyone in our family is a TVXQ fan.”

The members couldn’t hide their gratitude for their fans. U-Know Yunho said, “The stadium is so big. We’re the first international artistes to hold a concert at the Nissan Stadium. And it’s all thanks to you all.” Max Changmin said, “To be honest, holding a concert in such a large venue can be physically draining, but you all have given us so much power.”

They also expressed their pride as they said, “Today marks a new page in TVXQ’s history. I’m happy to be spending this precious time with you all” (Max Changmin) and, “Nissan Stadium was a gift for you all. Thank you!” (U-Know Yunho)

There were Koreans in the audience as well. Ms Lee (28), who filed for a break to visit Japan for two days, said, “I thought that Tokyo Dome was the highest one could do, but I was proven wrong by this stadium. I’m so proud of them and I decided to fly to Japan to watch them perform.”

Fans arrived at the concert venue in the morning, regardless of the 30 degree weather and the fact that they had assigned seats. The lines that started in the New Yokohama Station, which is 20 minutes away from the Nissan Stadium, were as amazing as the view of the stadium filled to the brim with fans.

Tonight’s concert proved that TVXQ, who made their Japanese debut in 2005, are still evolving and becoming more popular than ever. Many of the fans were middle school students who had become fans two to three years ago. Jueri (13) and Gapuyu (15), who had come from Chiba and Nagoya, said, “Not only are they good-looking, but they’re also great singers and dancers. We recently became fans of TVXQ.”

Youko Kikuta (34), a staff member of AVEX LIVE, the company that’s worked with TVXQ since their first Japanese concert, said, “When they made their debut, they started off in a small-scale theater, but they’ve been able to come so far because they’ve touched their fans at each other, prompting fans to bring their friends and family,” and “Their latest success is more meaningful because they achieved it through only their passion and high quality performances, rather than through a fad or the power of the media.”

A representative of the J-POP industry stated, “Though it’s true that K-pop and the Hallyu Wave have died down in Japan, TVXQ will continue to grow in popularity with a growing fandom.”

TVXQ attracted 72,000 fans in the same venue on the 18th, with a total of 144,000 fans joining them across two days. Fans who were unable to go the concert were able to attend a live viewing that was held in 38 theaters across Japan, including Hokkaido and Osaka.

Source: [newsis]

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[Trans] 130703 TVXQ’s Album Ranks Fourth Place On The Oricon Charts For The First Half Of 2013

[Trans] 130703 TVXQ’s Album Ranks Fourth Place On The Oricon Charts For The First Half Of 2013

tvxqtimeHallyu star TVXQ’s album ‘TIME’ ranked fourth place on last month’s ‘Oricon First Half of 2013 Rankings – Album Category’ with 292,623 copies sold.

Their sixth album ‘TIME’ was released on the 6th of March and topped the Oricon daily charts by selling 160,000 copies on the first day, as well as the Oricon weekly charts by selling 244,000 copies in its first week.

TVXQ have topped the Oricon weekly charts with three different albums (2010 ‘Best Selection’, 2011 ‘TONE’, 2013 ‘TIME’). They also held their ‘TVXQ LIVE Tour 2013 ~TIME’ Five Dome Tour from April, performing at Saitama’s Super Arena, Sapporo Dome, Nagoya Dome, Fukuoka Yahoo! Dome, Osaka’s Kyocera Dome and Tokyo Dome.

They will be holding the finale of their Japanese Tour at the Yokohama Nissan Stadium, which holds up to 75,000 people, on the 17th and 18th of August. This will create a new record for the most number of audience members at a Korean singer’s concert tour, with the total number adding up to 850,000.

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[Aud] [Vid] TVXQ Compilation: ‘Ocean’ ‘Time’ ‘Tone’ ‘Humanoids’ Singles/Album

Just in the mood for more music from TVXQ. Lots to listen to. Enjoy!!! 🙂

1. Humanoids
03:30 2. Catch Me
08:10 3. Here I stand
11:08 4. 인생은 빛났다 (Viva)
14:32 5. Destiny
18:14 6. 비누처럼 (Like a soap)
21:43 7. I don’t know (Korean ver.)-
25:08 8. 꿈 (Dream)
29:02 9. How are you
33:04 10. Getaway
36:43 11. I swear
40:29 12. Gorgeous
44:02 13. Good Night

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[TRANS] 130618 Tohoshinki, Concludes 5-dome Tour Successfully… “Myriad Of Emotions At The Tokyo Dome”

[TRANS] 130618 Tohoshinki, Concludes 5-dome Tour Successfully… “Myriad Of Emotions At The Tokyo Dome”

With their final concert at Tokyo Dome, group Tohoshinki’s 5-dome tour concluded as a huge success, the first for any Korean singer.

Tohoshinki began their 5-dome live tour “Tohoshinki LIVE TOUR 2013 ~TIME~” with the first show at the Saitama Super Arena on 27 April, then went on to tour Sapporo Dome, Nagoya Dome, Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome, Kyocera Dome Osaka, and Tokyo Dome.

A total of 16 concerts were held in this tour, attracting an audience of over 700,000, proving their high popularity.

To wrap up the 5-dome tour, finale concerts were held over 3 days, from 15 to 17 June, at the Tokyo Dome. Tohoshinki sang a total of 28 songs over 3 hours, charming the audience with a concert that brought together their outstanding singing abilities, powerful performance, and diverse stage production effects.

In particular, the audience also prepared a special event during the last day of the concerts in Tokyo Dome on 17 June. When the performance for “In Our Time” began, the audience switched their red lightsticks, which represent Tohoshinki, to pastel blue ones instead. Among the blue lights, the title of the tour, “Time”, was displayed in red. The members are said to have been touched.

After the concert, Yunho expressed his thoughts, “Thanks to the many people who have supported us, we’ve been able to fulfill our dream of having a 5-dome tour. It still seems like a dream, and we will work even harder from now on with the mindset that this is just the beginning.”

Changmin said, “10 years ago, I did not think it would be possible for us to hold a 5-dome tour. But I’m really happy that this dream has come true, and I would like to share this important dream-like moment with our fans.”

Following their 5-dome tour, Tohoshinki will be holding their “LIVE TOUR 2013 ~TIME~ FINAL in NISSAN STADIUM” at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama over 2 days, 17 and 18 August. This will be the finale of their Japan live tour. Through the tour this time, it is expected that a total of 850,000 audiences would have been attracted, and this is expected to set a record for highest number of audiences for any Korean singer.

Source: [My Daily via kstyle]

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[Vid] 130607 Tohoshinki “TIME” Tour, Fukuoka Dome Interview

[Vid] 130607 Tohoshinki “TIME” Tour, Fukuoka Dome Interview


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[TRANS] 130425 – 130426 TIME Tour Staff Diary ★Here Goes Ms T & Mr T★

[TRANS] 130425 – 130426 TIME Tour Staff Diary ★Here Goes Ms T & Mr T★

2013.04.25 – Mini Tote Bag!

It’s Ms T!

Today, I’ll be talking about the mini tote bag ♪

Although the (print) is slightly different from the logo image this time, a lot of thought went into making this item suitable for everyday use!
The bright dual-colour is perfect for the Spring and Summer, and the polka dots on the inside are also very stylish!

I heard that during the designing phase, it was planned for the tote to be pink x navy, but with one line from the members, “Fans are like the sun”, it was changed to pink x orange.
The colour seems to be really popular among the staff (≧ω≦)b

It is of a convenient size that fits even an A4-size laptop easily, and it looks secure as it is made of synthetic leather.
It is an item that can not only be used during lunch-time, but also on outings!

2013.04.26 – Concert Venue Limited Receipt Campaign!

It’s Mr T!

The first concert will begin in a matter of hours….!
Everyone, are you ready?!
I’m far from ready..
I’m so nervous that I’m sweating buckets o(;д;o)オロオロ(o;д;)oオロオロ

Well, that’s the way it is, but anyway here’s a reminder about the concert venue limited receipt campaign that will begin tomorrow ♪

For those who purchase more than 5000 yen of the “Tohoshinki LIVE TOUR 2013 ~TIME~” official goods at the venue, we will issue receipt with the members’ signatures and messages printed on them!

The members signed and wrote the messages for these receipts while speaking with the staff about their enthusiasm for the upcoming tour, during the photoshoot for the tour pamphlet! The messages and signatures are to express their gratitude to everyone for coming down to the venue early and waiting for long hours.

The receipts come in a Yunho version and a Changmin version, and the messages are different for each venue. We hope that you can enjoy the excitement that comes with not knowing which one you will get!

2013.04.26 – Rhinestone Bracelet (3 types)!

It’s Ms T!

Finally, it’s tomorrow! And I’m in such high spirits so I’m going to post even though Mr T has already done so♪

The venue is already completely set up~
And here are the “blindfold” rhinestone bracelets!
It comes in three different colours – red, blue and pink, and the charms are also different for each type.
In addition, it will come with 3 type of photos (Yunho solo, Changmin solo, duo-shot) which were not used in the tour pamphlet.
Have fun opening it, wonder which you’ll get ♪

It’s sparkly and pretty, and it only costs 500 yen, plus it comes with a sticker. Isn’t the price really reasonable~

It tempts the female heart (○`ε´○)ノ!
Since it’s getting warmer and you’re starting to dress lighter, it would be cute to wear tinkling accessories right!

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone wear this bracelet at the venue soon!

Source : [Tohoshinki TIME Special Site]

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[Video] JYJ and TVXQ Truck Advertising in Japan

[Vid] JYJ and TVXQ Truck Advertising in Japan

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