Sunday, April 18, 2010

[NEWS] 100418 TVXQ 3 Members Unit, “They’re more like victims… There is no legal issue.”

TVXQ members who are in dispute with SM Entertainment regarding exclusive contract issue; Jaejoong, Junsu, and Yoochun are forming a three members unit in Japan.

According to the news aired by KBS 2TV ‘Entertainment Tonight’ on the 17th, Jaejoong, Junsu, and Yoochun are forming three members unit to explore new activities.

Official from TVXQ Japan agency, AVEX said, “The three members Junsu, Jaejoong, and Yoochun are already decided to form a new unit. The three will be active by continuing with new exclusive contract from AVEX.”

Regarding this, TVXQ agency SM Entertainment which had been appealed by the three TVXQ members related to exclusive contract provisional injunction, promptly filed a lawsuit in claiming for damages worth 2.2 billion won as expression of their strong regret.

However, AVEX official through conversation with ‘Entertainment Tonight’ retorted, “I think the 3 members are more like the victims here. Anyway, we’re done preparing for the compensation of damages. We did this (the Japan contract) because the situation allows us to make a contract. We see no legal problem at all.”

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[NEWS] TVXQ Establishes a Record in Japan!

Dong Bang Shin Ki announced the suspension of their activities as a group on April 3, but it is true that they left a significant legacy in the Japanese music industry.

Dong Bang Shin Ki debuted in Korea with their single entitled “HUG” in 2004 and garnered every Rookie of the Year award. The next year, they also debuted in Japan with the song “Stay With Me Tonight” and since then, they have released 30 singles and four albums in Japan and have grown to become star artists.

When Dong Bang Shin Ki’s 30th single “Toki wo Tomete,” which was released March 24, ranked atop the Oricon single chart, they established a new record. They have ranked in first place on the Oricon single chart eight times, which is the most number of times for a foreign artist. The previous record was seven times, which they also set.

In addition, their first best album “Best Selection 2010,” which was released last February, sold 410,000 copies in the first week after being released. Due to this fact, they also ranked atop the album sales five years since their debut and recorded the largest sales volume as a foreign group.

According to a person in the music industry, the single “Toki wo Tomete” and the album “Best Selection 2010“ reportedly sold as many as 300,000 and 800,000 copies, respectively. Dong Bang Shin Ki began their activities in Japan as unknown singers, but they became star artists in Japan by selling more than 513 albums even in the midst of a music sales slump that lasted until the end of March.

Even after their announcement about their suspended activities, the ranking of their single “Toki wo Tomete” has newly ranked in 38th place in terms of the number of downloaded ring tones, risen from 7th place to 3rd place in the category of video clips, and also risen from 2nd place to 1st in video ring tones. Those rankings are showing that their fans are still highly interested in their music.

Dong Bang Shin Ki appeared on NHK Kouhaku UtaGas for two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009, and they also won the best album award in the Japan Record Awards. Additionally, they successfully held a concert live at the Tokyo Dome over two days, with all tickets sold out, in July last year.

The DVD of their Tokyo Dome live released at the end of September last year sold 171,000 copies during the first week of sales and capped a splendid achievement by ranking atop DVD sales for the first time for Asian artists.

As of April 12, a total twelve of DVDs which Dong Bang Shin Ki have released in Japan are listed in the top 200 list, and seven DVDs among them are listed in the top 100 list. Also, another DVD -- ”Tohoshinki Video Clip Collection - The One” -- which has reached number one by selling 109,000 copies during the first week of sales after its release on March 17, remains in the top 10 for DVDs since that time.

Due to those splendid achievements that they have made, Dong Bang Shin Ki ranked in 3rd place on the Oricon Yearly Singles Ranking for 2009 following the Japanese idop groups Arashi and Exile. The ranking was decided based on the total number of sales of singles, albums and DVDs, and Dong Bang Shin Ki recorded 6.89 billion yen (about 8.26 million won) in total sales.

Meanwhile, after the suspension announcement made on April 3, their fans left about 15,000 messages over only three days until April 6, wishing for the group's continuation and comeback.

Japanese music critic Tomisawa Issei delivered his analysis at an interview with the Japanese press, saying, “Due to Dong Bang Shin Ki’s suspension, their Japanese agency Avex might have incurred losses of a minimum of three billion yen to a maximum of five billion yen [approximately six million won] in sales.”

Even with Dong Bang Shin Ki’s announcement to suspend their activities, the Avex agency officially announced on April 6 that the official Japanese fan club “Bigeast,” with more than 120,000 members, will still remain intact. At present, the five members of Dong Bang Shin Ki are preparing for individual activities as actors in dramas and movies and as solo singers.

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[INFO] Naughty Survey Results ! TVXQ's Yoochun comes in at #10!

According to Japanese magazine AnAn, fangirls may just be having some naughty thoughts about a certain Mr. Park Yoochun. In a recent poll, Which Male Celebrities Do You Want to Have Sex With? Yoochun comes in at #10!

The poll included Japanese artists such as Fukuyama Masaharu (#1), GACKT (#6), and Matsumoto Jun (#5). Yoochun was the only Korean artist that made it onto the list.

First we have JaeJoong being featured in AnAn, now we have Yoochun making it on one of their polls. It is nice to know that the TohoShinKi boys have made a permanent space for themselves in the Japanese entertainment industry. Hopefully they will have even more success in both Japan and Korea in the future!

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[TRANS] Sunao Ni Narenakute is a Success!

Despite the drama surrounding the future of DBSK and SM Entertainment, Jaejoong’s drama, ‘For Not Being Honest,’ was broadcast across Japan on April 15. This was the first time that ‘pretty boy’ Jaejoong was shown on television after forming a three-member group with Yoochun and Junsu under AVEX Entertainment.

The drama, which was shown by Fuji TV, tells the story of five people from Tokyo meeting through a microblogging site, Twitter. Surprisingly, they actually create some genuine friendships with each other. Jaejoong, who plays the role of a Korean worker for medical equipment by the name of Park Seungsoo, stars in this drama alongside Ueno Juri from ‘Nodame Cantabile,’ as well as renowned actor Eita. Kitagawa Eriko, who was in charge of the script for this drama, did a great job making sure that everyone acted to their full potentials.

Jaejoong has been earning a lot of attraction for his acting, as “his acting was better than expected,” considering all the stress he must be feeling from the DBSK-SME conflict. Viewers have commented, “the drama has a good storyline and Jaejoong’s acting was not awkward.” In fact, the first released episode of ‘For Not Being Honest’ has reached second on the rating charts, receiving a view rating of 11.9%. May the next few episodes be just as successful!

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[NEWS] 100418 Japanese Drama ‘Sunao Ni Narenakute’ Starring TVXQ Jaejoong Kicks Off a Good Start

Fuji TV drama ‘Sunao Ni Narenakute’ had its first broadcast on April 15th and it was revealed that the drama reached average rating of 11.9% in Kanto area and 12.0% in Kansai.

The drama is written by Kitagawa Eriko starring Eita and Ueno Juri as the male and female lead actress. The drama story is focussed around a group of youngsters who meet each other through social tool ‘twitter’, Jaejoong from TVXQ also stars in this drama and becomes a hot issue.

After the announcement of TVXQ activities suspension, this is the first Jaejoong’s individual activity that has started. Acting together with Eita and Ueno Juri, this most famous South Korea star in Japan showed a natural acting skill and is fluent in Japanese as well. Jaejoong role is as a Korean medical equipment salesman therefore he has to dress in a neat suit. As a salesman who is distressed because he couldn’t increase his sales achievement and as a young man who falls in love, it’s reported that various expressions of him have been revealed.

Many opinions among Korean fans after watching the show, “He looks beautiful and really stands out.” “Once this drama is airing in Korea, I need to study Japanese to understand.” In addition, at the scene where Jaejoong talked to his troubled younger sister in Korean, some fans said, “To hear Jaejoong talking in Korean after a long time, it’s really delightful.”

Unlike in Korean where drama will be considered not popular if it doesn’t exceed 30% rating, in Japan the average rating for drama is about 16%. Even many South Korea medias reported that first episode of ‘Sunao Ni Narenakute’ had started off with a positive note.

source: yahoo korea

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[PHOTOS] 100418 JaeJoong - MEZAMASHI Caps

Aiko no aitai You! Preview

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[TRANS] 100417 Jejung To Appear On Fuji TV's MEZAMASHI- Aiko's "Wanting To See You"

Tohoshinki's Jejung will appear on Fuji TV's television series MEZAMASHI on April 19 (Monday)!
Tentative appearance time: 5:25~7:59 on Aiko's "Wanting To See You"

Aiko's "Wanting To See You" is a talk show with female talk show hosts
(Most of it is just talking, but sometimes there will be other contents)

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[PHOTOS] 100417 Stalking Yoochun

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[NEWS] Thanks to The Popularity of Yoochun, ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ Original Novel Experiences a Rapid Increase in Sales

During Korea Publishers Conference on last 9th – 15th, Kyobobook, Youngpoong Bookstore, yes24, Interpark online and offline bookstores, and the rest 10 famous local bookstores announced their overall sales results and the 1st and 2nd volume ‘The Life of SungKyunKwan Students’ novel that was released July last year occupied current sales rank of 11th and 19th respectively.

The reason behind this rapid increase in sales is judged due to the influence of TVXQ member Yoochun whose group has been enjoying the tremendous popularity both in South Korea and Japan as well as the rest of Asia’s global music industry.

Meanwhile, currently ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ has finished its casting process and will begin the shooting on May 1st.

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[PHOTOS] 100417 Jaejoong - Gimpo Airport Part 5

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[PHOTOS] 100416 Stalking Yoochun

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[PHOTOS] 100417 Jaejoong & Junsu - Gimpo Airport 4

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