Saturday, May 26, 2012

[NEWS] 120525 TVXQ claims the #1 spot on Japanese pre-order charts with “ANDROID”

TVXQ once again proved their explosive popularity in Japan. The duo’s new single and DVD has impressively seized #1 on the pre-order charts..

On May 25th, the boys’ upcoming Japanese single ‘ANDROID‘ seized the #1 slot on major pre-order charts such as Tower Records, Amazon, Tsutaya, and more. TVXQ further drew interest by also managing to conquer the top three spots on Tower Records.

“Android” is the first dance song TVXQ will be releasing in Japan after “Superstar” which dropped about a year ago. The exciting sound of the new song is perfect for this summer season, and the first limited edition will be revealed in both a CD and DVD

version. The concert DVD is also boasting high sales numbers. The DVD contains footage from the boys’ large-scale Japanese concert that took place from January to April. The DVDs and the blu-rays along with the posters will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis, and fans are eager to get in line first. ‘ANDROID’ will be officially released in Japan on July 11th.

In related news, TVXQ also recently traveled to Mountain View, California to attended the ‘MBC Korean Music Wave in Google‘.

Source: Dispatch via Nate
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[TRANS] 120525 Bigeast Mail : The World’s Only Original Digital Photobook Sale Date Decided!

Greetings to everyone at Bigeast♪

Being able to select your favourite photos among the hundreds of images that were taken during the 「Tohoshinki LIVE TOUR 2012~TONE~」arena and dome performances, the world’s only original digital photobook、”【My Book】 Tohoshinki LIVE TOUR 2012~TONE~” has been decided!

<Sale date and time>30 May, 16:00~ (Tentative)
<Sale location> Seven-net shopping

■ 【My Book】 Tohoshinki LIVE TOUR 2012~TONE~
Format : Total 48 Pages / Hard Cover
Size : 303mmH x 216mmW

※ Price is tax inclusive
※ For more information on the product, purchasing method, delivery date etc, please send your enquiries to Seven-Net Shopping.
※ The images used will be different from the ones used in the Tohoshinki LIVE TOUR 2012~TONE~ Live Photobook (ANTS-0700/¥3,500) sold at concerts and the mu-mo shop.


Also, the Ezaki Glico – Paradise Meadow “Tohoshinki Original Goods Get! Campaign” will be ending soon on 31 May.
The prizes – A Prize “T-shirt signed directly by the 2 members”, B Prize “Tapestry” C Prize “3 pc Clear Folder Set” – will be given out via ballot.

〆As the deadline is drawing near, do remember to apply!!

Source : [Bigeast Official Site]
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[TRANS] 120525 JYJ Yoochun, Grows Stronger With “Rooftop Prince” … “Shining Acting Skills”

Overcoming his sadness, JYJ member Park Yoochun’s acting shone till the end.

In the SBS drama “Rooftop Prince”, the “Sugar cube” couple Lee Gak (Park Yoochun) and Park Ha (Han Jimin) share an emotional love that crosses through 300 years, and ended on 24 May.

The strict image of the crown prince from the Joseon era, the happy image in the modern day where he works hard to deal with society, and the tender image during his romantic moments with Park Ha, Yoochun displays various charms in his role, showing an even more mature image that helped drive the atmosphere of the drama.

Yoochun’s role as Lee Gak is in harmony with his previous characters in KBS 2TV’s “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” and MBC’s “Miss Ripley”, and he, who is well loved by the viewers, has expressed various characters well. With the unique nature of a Time slip, he had to move back and forth between a period drama and modern drama, and he performed both roles perfectly in a fresh and interesting manner.

Also, despite the the difficult period at the beginning of the drama where time was tight and his dearest father had left the world, he held it in and performed passionately, shining even brighter. During then, Yoochun, who returned to the set of “Rooftop Prince” earlier than expected to continue shooting, had thought of the fans, viewers, the staff who were working hard and felt that he could not wait any longer.

In the middle of filming, Yoochun had tweeted on his personal account, with the message “Father, I want to meet you. So much so that I’m going crazy”*, worrying the fans, and recently he tweeted, “These last few days of filming will feel longer but go by faster than any other day. Rooftop Prince is a production that gave me sorrow and joy… and has made me a stronger person,” showing that he has become stronger.

Amidst a busy schedule, he was also faced with the crisis of a traffic accident. Early this month, Yoochun met with a traffic accident while travelling to his shooting location, and said that he felt pain in his neck and waist, but due to his tight schedule, he did not go to the hospital and continued filming, which shocked everyone around him.

Even though he went through difficult trials, Yoochun expressed his own role very well, making “Rooftop Prince” shine even brighter.

(*T/N : I believe the article writer paraphrased what Yoochun had tweeted since this is a Japanese source, and I dont recall seeing a tweet like that…)

Source : [K Star News]
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[TRANS] 120525 Park Yoochun – Han Jimin’s Vow Of Love, Viewers’ “Best Ending”

The happy ending for the time-travel romance drama, SBS’s “Rooftop Prince” has earned the viewers’ praise.

Broadcast on the night of 24 May, in the last episode of “Rooftop Prince”, the mystery of the crown princess murder was solved. Buyong (Played by Han Ji Min) had replaced the crown princess (Jung Yoomi) and fell into the Lotus pond to save her beloved Crown Prince Lee Gak (Park Yoochun) from the crown princess’s plot to murder him.

(Rest of the plot is omitted)

Park Ha, who opens a fruit juice store in Seoul meets Yong Taeyong who is a customer, but does not see his face as she is troubled. Later, she discovers a postcard at her door, with the signature “ㅌㅇ” and her sketch on it. Park Ha follows the card’s invitation and goes to Namsam tower, and meets Yong Taeyong there. Taeyong asks, “Why are you so late, I have been waiting for a long time” and Park Ha asks, “Where were you? I have been here all this while” and the two hold hands, as Taeyong becomes Lee Gak, dressed in his royal robes. With the commentary saying “Even after 300 years, I will still love you” and has a happy ending.

After the drama was broadcast, viewers responded, saying “It’s a happy ending, but my heart still aches. It’s sad that we won’t be able to see this sweet couple again” “This is the most beautiful ending among the recent dramas.” “This is my dream romance, both of them are beautiful” “Rooftop Prince, even after 300 years, I will still remember you” and other praises.

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + Osen Via Nate]
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[TRANS] 120525 JYJ’s Yoochun, “Rooftop Prince” Is No.1 In Ratings For Wednesday-Thurday Dramas In The Final Episode

As the battle between the 3 broadcast stations come to a close, “Rooftop Prince” emerged victorious in the last round. KBS2TV’s “The Equator Man” and MBC’s “The King2Hearts” as well as SBS’s “Rooftop Prince” started their broadcast on 21 May, and ended on 24 May.

The ratings war for these dramas were intense. Initially, it was “The King2Hearts”. This drama started off with a viewership of 16.2%, with “Rooftop Prince” at 9.8% and “The Equator Man” at 7.7% ratings.

However, after just 2 weeks, the ratings gap between the 3 stations’ dramas became a lot closer, and the battle intensified. On 5 April, the 6th episode of “Rooftop Prince” hit ratings of 12.5%, overtaking “The King2Hearts” which recorded 12.1% to take the top position. But due to the goverment elections, both “Rooftop Prince” and “The King2Hearts” delayed their broadcast, and with only “The Equator Man” airing, it recorded ratings of 14.3% and caught up with the others.

“The Equator Man” managed to maintain its top position, aside for the day after the elections (12 April) when it was beaten by “Rooftop Prince”, till the last episode, but “Rooftop Prince” managed a dramatic comeback and took over the no. 1 spot for this final episode.

(Irrelevant Portions omitted)

Source : [K Star News]
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