Outside the Venue
[0:00-0:18]: Japan’s televisions have stepped out to take in domestic (Korean) idols. The very first idol to appear in a Japanese drama is JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong, who appeared in “Sunao Ni Narenakute” that was broadcasted last year in Japan. Jaejoong even received the Best Supporting Actor Award and thus became recognized in his acting abilities.
Translation Credit: JYJ3
Translation Credit: JYJ3
Yoochun: It’s still the 3rd here^^ Many people congratulated me~ Thank you ^^
Yoochun: From now on too~ Please give much love to JYJ ^^ Please also watch Miss Ripley~!!! I’m now leaving for rehearsal~^^
Yoochun saw the videos that Turkish JYJ fans made for his birthday (presumably these)!!
Yoochun: Ahh!! ^^ I very well saw the video of Turkey~ I really want to go there someday~^^ Thank you
Translation Credit: JYJ3
Ripley’s Park Yoochun and Kang Hye-jung looking cute
Looks like the second lead is finally getting some more face time with the hero. These latest stills from Miss Ripley‘s upcoming Episode 4 show stars Park Yoochun and Kang Hye-jung finally connecting over a “flower date.” Looks more like flower-shopping than a date, but I’m excited to see these characters have more screentime together, as they’re a bright cheery breath of fresh air whenever the drama gets too angsty.
And there sure is a lot of angst in Ripley, though so far it’s the fun kind, (as in well-constructed, well-motivated, character-driven) as opposed to the pull-your-hair-out kind (as in illogical, circling whirlpool of disaster). Though so far these two characters have been outweighed in the chemistry department by a smoldering Kim Seung-woo and Lee Da-hae, they’re the front-runners in the cute department, that’s for sure. Read More →
C-JeS made an announcement today (translated below) that informs the fans that it has withdrew the petitions for injunctive judgment and is now filing the Main Lawsuit against Avex. C-JeS terminated its contract with Avex regarding JYJ’s Japanese activities on February 22 of this year because Avex, by unilaterally declaring cessation of JYJ’s Japanese activities and also by not doing anything that a management company must do for its artists for over half a year, breached the contract.
Avex is arguing that this termination is invalid. Avex then did not go to court to assert its position in the proper fashion but rather used its business influence to tell a falsehood (that Avex has exclusive rights to JYJ) to the venues of JYJ’s charity concert and severely interfered with JYJ’s affairs. C-JeS therefore has decided to assert its rights in court through its Main Suit. It withdrew the petitions for injunctive judgment since the concert is mere days away.
The translation of the C-JeS announcement follows.
On the Bringing of the Lawsuit Against Avex Management Corporation
The withdrawals of the petitions for injunctive judgment that took place yesterday were withdrawals for the Main Suit. Currently Avex is arguing that the termination of its exclusive management contract with JYJ is void, and is acting to interfere with the charity event through the unfair imposition of force. At this we have decided to file the Main Suit and we plan to argue our legitimacy in the court of law.
< On the Bringing of the Lawsuit Against Avex Management Corporation>
We (“C-JeS”) have come to bring the following suit against Avex Management Corporation (“Avex”) to prohibit its interference with our management duties and such with regards to the activities of JYJ, our affiliate artists. Therefore we report to you. Read More →
Male vocal group Code-V recently sat down for an in-depth interview with Joy News 24. Although they’re still an unfamiliar name to most, they have a confidence in their vocal skills that puts any other rookie artist to shame. Reporters immediately noted that confidence, as the boys expressed that they were ready and willing to sing on request.
They were in the midst of introducing their title track, when they abruptly stopped to ask, “Do you want to hear us sing it live?” After a short on-the-spot a cappella performance, the boys went on to reveal that they also possessed dozens of different voice imitations to show off on variety shows as well.
This talented team is comprised of leader Sang Woo, ‘visual’ Sol, ‘chocolate abs’ Naro, maknae Taemin, and their newest addition, Louis.
Code-V initially promoted under the name ‘Bless‘ back in 2007 before making their debut with the track, “Addiction“, back in June of last year. Unfortunately, they didn’t meet the success that they had hoped for, and had to abruptly conclude promotions without attaining much in achievements.
“There was always a natural disaster following us,” they explained. ”We had to postpone our broadcast promotions because of the Cheonanham skirmish, and when we were preparing for our Japanese promotions, there was an earthquake in Fukushima. We’re sort of immune to everything now (laughter). In order to break that jinx, we persistently promoted in Japan.”
They continued, “While preparing for this album, we think our failures created a strong foundation for each of the tracks in it.”
Although they’re not quite well known in Korea, they’re already growing as Hallyu stars in Japan. They recently ranked first in a survey that asked Japanese fans to choose a Korean artist’s debut that they were looking forward to the most.
Japanese fans have been highly anticipative of the group for their vocal talent, especially for their resemblance to TVXQ in that they’re both a capella groups. As such, they were nicknamed the ’second TVXQ.’
Code-V commented, “We think the Japanese music fans see us in the same light as TVXQ since we promoted with a dance track, but our members are all vocally talented. A capella is also our specialty so we resemble them in that way. We personally like TVXQ and respect them, but as opposed to emulating them, we hope surpass them and show a color of our own.”
The members also added, “After TVXQ’s split, some of their fans came to us.” Sol revealed, “They say I look like KCM in Korea, but in Japan, they think I look like Jaejoong. When we go out to eat, some people even mistake us to be TVXQ.”
When told that those were rather dangerous statements to be making, the boys replied with aegyo, “It’s not something all five of us agree with.”
So I was looking for Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu at the San Jose Airport to find out that they were actually landing in San Francisco..so that was kinda disappointing 😦
but then i had connections and found out which hotel they were staying at.. SOO VOILA!!
and the thing was, we wanted to respect their privacy..so we didnt barge or anything..we kinda just played it cool
but my heart was pounding SO SO much and then Jaejoong was like..GORRGEOUUUSSSS..and Yoochun and Junsu were hellaaaa fine too!!
they had so much baggage!! and the WHOLE CREW was there and it was just so so amazing! i almost fainted!!
Oh and please excuse my bad languageee 😀
Singers Kim Taewoo and Tei will rise on the stage of LG Whisen Rhythmic All Stars 2011, an event for which Kim Jaejoong is taking on the role of Executive Director.
The event will be held on the special stage of Hwajung Gymnasium of Koryo University in Anamdong for two days—3pm on June 11 and 2pm on June 12. This event is one in which JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong is Executive Director. Tei will present a duet performance with the top international rhythmic gymnastics star Anna Bessonova. Kim Taewoo will present a live that accompanies the orchestra and live band on the finale stage that will be made together with Sohn Yeonjae and the entire cast. Read More →