JYJ’s popularity in Japan continues.
After gathering 150,000 people in Tokyo Dome last month, Park Yuchun’s ‘Rooftop Prince’ started airing and Kim Jaejoong’s movie Jackal is Coming (Japan title – Code Name: Jackal) has been receiving hot attention even before its release, proving JYJ’s popularity in Japan.
C-jes entertainment said, “DATV has started broadcasting Rooftop Prince last April and the drama has swept the Korean drama DVD rental chart. In addition, in a survey conducted by Yahoo Japan, Kim Jaejoong’s movie Jackal is coming is the most anticipated film with a nearly overwhelming response of 96%.
Related to DVD movies, “Park Yuchun ranked 1 to 5 in Tsutaya’s Korean Drama DVD rental, and Kim Jaejoong’s DVD is currently ranking on Oricon, Amazon, HMV charts, proving how highly popular they are in Japan.”
In addition, Rooftop Prince cafe was opened to celebrate the success of the drama. The menu includes the omurice and yogurt drink that can be seen in the drama and both are very popular with the fans going to the cafe.
Due to the explosive popularity of the DVD making, Japanese local media has coined the term Jejunomics/Jaejoonomics (Jaejoong + Economics) which means ‘Kim Jaeoong’s economic value’.
After the legal dispute has finished and JYJ has a successful Tokyo Dome concerts, their popularity is still increasing. Kim Junsu’s english single Uncommitted which was released last year, has ranked high in Amazon chart. JYJ’s music, their participation in dramas, movies, and musicals play an active part in their popularity.