Thursday, April 29, 2010

Meikyo Yamada, Playing the role of Linda (Tamayama)'s Father

(few sentences omitted)

During my work (T/N: Sunaoni Narenakute film shooting),
I met Jaejoong-kun of Tohoshinki.
He was a very polite and courteous young man, I was very impressed.
His Japanese pronunciation was clear and beautiful, too.

(other sentences omitted)

Source: Meikyo Yamada Official Blog
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Afterwards… Others, others…

(few sentences omitted)

after filming the drama,
Jaejoong popped in!
It was 4 months since I last met him,
(T/N: he should be talking about the FNS Music Festival, Dec 2009)
so glad to see him in good shape.

We were able to talk a lot,
and my tension was uplifted a great deal

Even if you are bullied (Lol) by the script of "Sunaoni Narenakute"
please don't let it get you down

(few sentences omitted)

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"Yesterday I had a meal with Yamapi and Jejung, both of them were frank and honest about their work and their ways of life. Such, youths who became adults without changing are very charming. Believing in their dreams, growing accustomed to the small things within the dream; a person can be happy like that."

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I love latest Junpei drama with Abe Hiroshi! xD

On May 1, 2010, Filipino cassies will gather around and experience a moment they will never forget.

From the group that spearheaded the 1st Kpop Convention in the World, Cassiopeia Philippines, comes another first in fan-organized events of epic proportions: 7G Always Keep The Faith, TSC ~Final in Tokyo Dome~ Screening!

On May 1, 2010, from 10am to 7pm at the UP Film Center, fans will have the chance to be one with the Jpop and Kpop community as it celebrates the music, the passion and the lives of five of the biggest artists in Asia--Yunho, Jaejoong, Junsu, Yuchun and Changmin, collectively known as TVXQ.

The event will have Activity Booths including Universal Record’s Best Selection 2010 Exclusive Album Launch, Merchandise Booths, Photo Studio, TVXQ Henna, Quiz Booth, Fanclub Membership Sign-ups and much more! There will also be a 1-hour program with performances, cosplay, games, raffles and contests but the highlight of Cass PH's 7th gathering is the 3-hour cinema screening of TVXQ's latest and biggest concert, “4th Live Tour 2009: The Secret Code ~FINAL in Tokyo Dome~”!

Those that will attend will be able to get freebies from Cass PH, win tons of prizes, participate in games and enjoy the program... But most importantly, they can all show their love and support to the five icons who have revolutionized Korean pop music and have captured the hearts of millions of fans.

In celebration and for the love of the Rising Gods of the East, Cassiopeia Philippines have once again proven that they Always Keep the Faith!

Here are some of the things to be put up in the event that the Filipino TVXQ fans will surely have their eyes on:

TVXQ Standees

Free collectible TVXQ Calling Cards

(the fans will only be able to get this if they register as a member of Cassiopeia Philippines during the event)

And of course, the Best Selection 2010 album:

This is an advanced selling, since the album is actually scheduled to release throughout the whole country on the 3rd.


According to Universal Records Philippines, if they purchase the Best Selection 2010 Silver (CD Only) for only P400, they will get a Photocard inside the album, a Free Poster (The biggest ever printed by Universal Records) and an additional photocard OF THEIR CHOICE. Same deal if you buy Best Selection 2010 Black (2CD+DVD) for only P700.

BUT WAIT!!!! If they purchase BOTH VERSIONS that day, they get 2 Photocards inside the albums, a Free poster and THE COMPLETE SET (6 pcs.) OF OFFICIAL TVXQ PHOTOCARDS!!!

This deal is only available at the event.

Source: + Universal Records Philippines facebook page

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Once again, I applaud the Filipino Cassies. :)

It's too bad I couldn't attend this though (even if I live in the Philippines).

But I do wish them the best of luck for this event.

I'm sure it will turn out great!

We all know that our boys has the biggest fanclub, right?
Well, it seems that they're not only dominating in number, but even in IMVU.

To those who don't know what IMVU is, IMVU is a social network and 3D virtual world where millions of people meet, chat and have fun in animated 3D scenes. There, you can shop and dress up your avatar.

So, I was bored and made an account.
And when I was browsing the "shop", to my amazement, I found these:

(From left to right: Cassiopeia red balloon and TVXQ photo book, Jaejoong mini top, Jaejoong picture frames, Jaejoong locket, Raise Your Voice t-shirt {so that's not really a TVXQ shirt, but when we see it, we always remember Junsu, right?}, Chibi or cartoon character socks of Jaejoong and Yunho)

Oh, there's also this huge diamond ring (forgot to take a picture of it) which plays the song "Mirotic" if you type *mirotic

And also this:

Aren't you just glad to see this stuff?
I sure am.
Seeing how the fans are trying to spread their name by creating these and putting them up on IMVU.

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Elder brother ‘Kim JunHo’ Showcase at RWS

“Hallyu wave had once again crashed Singapore! Member of Korea top group ‘Dong Bang Shin Ki’, Kim JunSu, together with his twin brother will touch down Singapore tomorrow night. Ticket are 90% sold!”

Dong Bang Shin Ki’s Kim JunSu Coming to Singapore as Guest Performer

23 year-old Korea new face, Kim JunHo, debuted with the help of his twin brother, Kim JunSu (a.k.a Xiah), member of popular group Dong Bang Shin Ki. But unlike his younger brother who had gained his popularity from Korea and the rest of the world, he had chosen to debut at China. Not only did he sign on a contract with a BeiJing agency company, he had also held his first showcase at BeiJing.

Dong Bang Shin Ki had debuted for 7 years, their popularity keep on raising without falling, however recently there are some ‘dispute’ rumours, heard that they held numerous meeting at both Korea and Japan early this month, the decision is ‘solo activities’, and of course their future activities will gather much attentions. However the organizing company expressed that the reason for Kim JunSu to visit Singapore is mainly to show his support for his brother as a guest performer, the main focus is still Kim JunHo.

The organizer also mentioned that other than the 1st May showcase at Resort World Sentosa (RWS), JunHo is going to appear at IMM the next day for a handshake section. Currently they are planning to have a fan sign section at Somerset@313 HMV outlet on 2nd May afternoon, but it’s yet to confirm.

During the 1-hour showcase, JunHo will be performing 5 songs, games and activities with the audiences, giving a chance to fans to get closer to him.

Organizing company also pointed out that the tickets are 90% sold.

Kim JunSu appearing only 1 out of 3 events Out of the 3 planned events,

Dong Bang Shin Ki’s JunSu agreed to appear only at one of them, performing one ballad song. As for the other 2 events, the organizer admitted, “this had to depend on JunSu himself”.

A team of 21 people to Singapore

A team of 21 people will be coming over from Korea, Kim brothers are not picky when come to food, wants to try out local delicacies.

Kim JunSu will reach Singapore tomorrow at 21:20, flight KE 641. He is going to meet up with his brother at the restricted area together with a group of 17 people before heading out of the arriving hall. The team consists of managers, stylists and dancers.

During this 3days in Singapore, the organizing company prepared to bring the Kim twins around Singapore to taste all the local delicacies, “some Korea artists had insisted to eat at Korean restaurant when they are in Sinfgapore, but the Kim twins are not picky on foods, never specific that there must be Kimchi! They are willing to try the local foods, we had even prepared to bring them to try seafood, etc.”

Local fans can purchase JunHo CD at HMV, and Singapore stop is the third stop of Zuno Showcase after BeiJing and Tokyo.

Where to find Hallyu Stars during weekends?
Zuno Showcase – Singapore

1st May 2010 (Saturday)
Resort World Sentosa - Compass Central East Ballroom

Zuno IMM Hand-shake Event

Date: 2nd May 2010 (Sunday)
Time: 14:00
IMM *limit to 100 fans only

Source: Singapore LiangHe WanBao 28/04/2010
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It's times like these when I can't do anything but just sulk around at home.
Singapore is not too far from my country. It's only a 3-hour flight.
If only I had the means to go there, I would have been able to see Junchan *sigh*

Anyway, to those Singaporean fans out there, your time has come!
I say you get your cameras ready, make sure it's fully charged, and the memory is empty so you can take hundreds of videos/photos of our lovely dolphin and his amazing brother.

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– This series will debut in Japan, so what is your opinion about this first work (role) offer to appear in drama?

Yuchun: I have never done acting seriously, moreover the Japanese…. honestly it’s very uneasy.

– This is also your first time filming in Japan, how do you think about the actual shooting?

Yuchun: It went well, all co-stars, also thanks to the director and all staffs’ support, it was really fun. All the artists seemed to do it seriously, and I thought the artists schedule was a tight one.

– Please tell me the memorable scene during the shooting

Yuchun: Since the shooting went with no time to practice at all, everday at the end of filming I would still stay with my manager at home and studied the script for the next day filming. I had lack of sleeping time. The anxiety and pressure whether I have already prepared myself properly and the need to sleep soon, also I didn’t have any appetite to eat, it was really hard. But acting is fun and going for filming is fun too, I’m able to experience the life of someone that wasn’t me, it’s amazing. For a shooting that only lasted for one week, I received tremendous excitement!

– The role taken by Yoochun is Yonsu, the son of conglomerate, whose personality is so overbearing that is too hard to take by most people. Can you tell me the difference with your own personality?

Yuchun: Even though Yonsu is the son of a chaebol, he’s actually a lonely person. What human values, is not one that is important. Yonsu and I are very different but I feel like I can understand him. Someone like Hinata for Yonsu, to me currently is the members who are like family to me, and all fans, I’m happy because there are always someone who support me.

– Furthermore, while Yonsu was walking around showing an overbearing manner, in fact he’s in agony for his life bound. The inside of him is screaming to get freedom and that is one hard part you have to do, have you been prepared for it before the shooting?

Yuchun: There is may not any special preparation… I didn’t have much time (laughs). But, I’ve been imagining myself as Yonsu. I feel empathetic to this character, it’s hard to be him.

– Yonsu, after he came to Japan and met Hinata, his life changed. While for Yuchun’s own life, can you think of something you’ve met that has changed your life?

Yuchun: I have a lot~ In this drama, Since I met with many great actors, staffs, and director, I discovered the fun of acting. I could even dream now of becoming a performer who can act too. Those are things I met which changed my life!

– For this drama, I think there was a shooting scene where you and Hinata went on “Tour dates in Tokyo”, probably those places aren’t ones you usually go to on daily basis, right? So Yuchun san, do you have a preferrable date spot in Tokyo?

Yuchun: Asakusa! Even if not for a date, I want to go to somewhere private.

– After this first challenge in Japanese drama, would you like to continue acting from now on?

Yuchun: I want to try it again! But I also want to sing soon!

– Finally, thank you for your coorperation in this interview.

Yuchun: Yonsu and Hinata, I’ll be happy if you can feel the movements of their heart. Also, XIAH Junsu will sing the theme song “Kimi ga ireba~Beautiful Love~” for our drama, please check it out.

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An Article from a Japanese Blog

We cannot accept the situation

2010-04-28 15:16:46

The results of the ticket lottery were out, how was the results?

(few sentences omitted)

Immediately after the results were announced on 13:00, the Yahoo auction was an uproar…
We knew that this will happen…
Because, this time, everyone who has registered in the a-ticket can obtain the tickets…
(T/N: There were no special reservation chances for Bigeast members in advance for this event.)

Please check here.
Yahoo Auction
(T/N: Hope you see prices of the tickets…the immediate purchase price is 100000yen, approx 1080 USD per ticket.)

If you look in carefully, some of the names are the same.
They should be professional traders.
They should have applied, using many names of their friends.

The price should go up, higher up, to the top.
Ticket Ryutsu is worse.
Everytime I go there, the numbers of tickets on sale increases.
100000yen (1080USD) per ticket? 150000yen (1630USD)?
And many are already under negotiation.

Ticket Ryutsu Center
(T/N: There are 276 cases for the dome event auction on the timing I am translating this article)

They should not have sold the ticket at a-ticket.
I could not understand what avex is thinking.
The “Thanksgiving Live” should be for the true fans.
What is the meaning of the Bigeast fan club?

(few sentences omitted)

Do you know?
Not only professional agents but also the students participate in the tickets auctions in order to increase their pocket money nowadays.
I once met a person that became a member of the Bigeast for such reasons, since they know that Tohoshinki tickets can be sold at high prices.

I was surprised that the mother (of the girl) was recommending the auction to her daughter, saying that
“It is better than to gain money from morally questionable places.”
I complained to her, using many words.
But she did not understand me.
Do you think it is right for the parents to agree on such methods?

I am so sorry that this day should come.
I heard that this time, the lottery rate for this dome event was 40 to 50 times.
CEO Max was saying in his twitter that there were more than 1 million applicants ~(@_@;)
What is the meaning of “Thanksgiving”, if those who really want to go could not go.
I know that the 3 members are not wishing for this situation.
avex! Please think a little bit more.

There are alternates between joy and grief for the ticket lottery, I sincerely hope that there will be no unsightly arguments…

CEO Max’s twitter

2010-04-29 02:04:1

There seemed to be tremendous amounts of complains on the twitter.
I heard that there are many protest mails sent to the Bigeast office…

But, we are fortunate enough to hear the true voice of CEO Max through the twitter, so these are the speedy good days.

I have copied the contents of Max’s twitter here.
(T/N: Please refer to the topic here for the trans)

He is saying that they have checked the personal data, and 90% of the tickets have gone to the Bigeasts.

(few sentences omitted)

How was the situation for you?

But thinking deeply, since 90% were selected from Bigeasts, the many persons giving out the tickets in the auction sites are mostly Bigeasts.
That gave me a great shock.
Are those people members of the Bigeast because they want to make profits from Tohoshinki?
I feel very frustrated.
The Bigeast magazine, which the Bigeast office dearly publishes…Are they going to the trash bins immediately after they receive them?
Or, are they also giving them out to the auctions?
I am so frustrated………
source: MY TREASURE (romi’s blog)
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Magazine reporter Hinata (Aya Oomasa) was visiting South Korea for a magazine interview. Whilst she met one of the baddest man by chance, Yong-soo (Yoochun), the son of South Korean chaebol Yasunori group.

Later on, Yong-soo as the representative of the conglomerate group came to Japan to buy a major hotel line. When Hinata returned to Japan, she’s surprised to again, encounter Yong-soo who was wandering around the city!?

Hinata was being unaware that he’s the rich son being rumored to lost on street, while Yong-soo has escaped for freedom as he’s fed up of the life bound to be a conglomerate. Through multiple interactions, the two started to understand each other more… without status nor money, what is the thing a human actually needs? While Yong-soo and Hinata sought for it together, how will the love story between them will finally head to?

June 4th, 2010 – Start

Cast: Yuchun, Aya Oomasa, Nobuo Kyō, others

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Going on indefinite break at the peak of their popularity, Tohoshinki’s member Yuchun started his solo activities starring in a drama “Beautiful Love ~If you were here~” (Every Wednesday, 12 episodes, 10 min per episode) and will start airing via mobile phone program producer BeeTV on 4th of June (Monday). As for the date of the drama debut, it will be during Yuchun’s 24th birthday.

For this drama, Yuchun plays the role of Yunsoo, the son of a Korean Conglomerate. Hinata is a journalist who dreams of being a novelist and their love story accidentally begins. This is a typical Cinderella story which every girl dreams about. The female lead is Aya Oomasa, who is a popular model and also acted in “Perfect Girl Evolution” (TBS). Filming was mainly done in the city, at various popular spots around Tokyo as the setting of their date scenes. Both of them showed natural acting talent.

“With no prior acting experience, and moreover to be using Japanese, I was really nervous. Because was also no time to practice before shooting, the manager and I had to go through the readings many times at home to prepare for the next day, after the day’s shoot. I wanted to do well so I was really under insecure and pressured.” Said Yuchun, looking back at the shoot.

Commenting on the character he plays, “Yunsoo is a rich man’s son who has everything, but he is actually very lonely. He has no sense of value in his life. Like how Yunsoo has Hinata. I have members who are like family to me, and I have fans with me, because there are people around to support me, I am happy.” With regards to his performance, “I’m interested in acting, I want to become a singer and an actor, that is my dream,” showing his enthusiasm as a performer.

In this memorable drama for Yuchun, another Tohoshinki member Junsu, with a solo debut under the name “XIAH Junsu,” will be performing the theme song and interlude for the drama. For the companion that has been growing together with him on the music stage, supporting Yuchun in his new challenge on the acting front. On the choice of song, the producer said, “ We really wanted Junsu to sing the theme song, even if it's said to be selfish. Nowadays, in Japan we are lacking passion and intensity. And Yuchun’s acting and Junsu’s singing showed so much passion.” Junsu also commented “ The drama’s story fits well into the world that the lyrics create, and I sang the song like I was acting.”

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

T/N: Please read from bottom to top.

Last one.

One more. (Highlighted part: YuChun's comment)

Then, service. (Highlighted part: JunSu's comment)

Today's press release.

It's good I guess. Well then, I'm going to listen to this.

We should try to ask ChangMin too. I'm talking to myself persistently on Twitter. Hahaha!

Since YuChun's drama is out, should we have JeJung to appear in our next B-tv drama~ YunHo is good too~.

Sorry, I'm super busy before Golden Week*. That's why, a shocking picture.

*Golden Week: a series of National Holiday in Japan from 4/29 to 5/5.

Source: Chiba Ryuuhei's Twitter
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From Seki Yoshihiko's Twitter:

T/N: Please read from bottom to top.

Q: Sorry for asking this when you're busy. Please tell me one thing.Was TOHOSHINKISTAFF (Tohoshinki Team)'s account created by your staff?
A: Yes it was.

I know that there are a lot of fans who didn't get good results for tickets to the trio's live. We received more than 1 million applications for tickets. We are terribly sorry, but we really hope that you will understand.

From Tohoshinki Staff's Twitter:

This time we received a lot of applications for tickets to JUNSU/JEJUNG/YUCHUN THANKSGIVING LIVE IN DOME. We are terribly sorry to the fans whose results did not come out as expected. We are earnestly under consideration of finding a way so that everyone will be able to watch the live in another form*.

*Referred to theater showing, DVDs, etc.

Source: Seki Yoshihiro's Twitter + Tohoshinki Staff's Twitter
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1,890yen (including tax) RZCD-46562/B

1. Intoxication 【"Beautiful Love ~Kimiga Ireba~" Inserted song】
2. Kimiga Ireba ~Beautiful Love~ 【"Beautiful Love ~Kimiga Ireba~" Theme Song】
3. Intoxication (Instrumental)
4. Kimiga Ireba ~Beautiful Love~ (Instrumental)

Intoxication (Video Clip)
Kimiga Ireba ~Beautiful Love~ (Drama Image Short Ver.) Offshot movieー ※Included in the first production only

★First production limited benefits: Jacket size card (Total 6 types, 1version randomly included)
★First production limited image benefits: Offshot movie
☆For all versions:24P booklet

【First Production Limited Benefits】
Offshot movie included in the DVD
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1,050円(including tax) RZCD-46563

1. Intoxication 【"Beautiful Love ~Kimiga Ireba~" Inserted song】
2. Kanashimi no Yukue【"Love Letter, after 5 years" Theme song】
3. Kimiga Ireba ~Beautiful Love~ (Short Ver.) 【"Beautiful Love ~Kimiga Ireba~" Theme song】
4. Intoxication (Instrumental)
5. Kanashimi no Yukue (Instrumental)

【First Production Limited Benefits】
8P booklet, Jacket size card (Total 3 versions, 1 version randomly included)

Source: Tohoshinki Official Website
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The audition is something every celebrity trainee must go through at least once. Even those who have become stars once had to knock on the doors of every entertainment agency and go through tens to even hundreds of auditions.

SM entertainment is the creme de la creme of entertainment agencies in Korea. Countless hopefuls wish to be given a spot in their trainee system. SM’s top stars like TVXQ, Girls Generation and Super Junior all had to go through auditions back before they became famous.

A video containing footage of SM artistes during their trainee days, or even during their auditions, has been garnering attention from netizens in various portal sites.

Girls Generation’s Yoona and Yuri, as well as Super Junior’s Kibum and Heechul stand out. Their looks are as stunning then as they are now. However, their slightly young and simple look differs from their made-up appearances of today.

TVXQ’s members U-Know Yunho, Choikang Changmin and YoungWoong Jaejoong all look very cute. They seem so innocent as they look awkwardly at the camera.

Netizens were seen leaving comments such as, “They were so cute. It’s interesting to see what they looked like before they became stars.” “Yoona and Yuri look like babies. I was surprised to see how young they looked.”

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