‘Death Note’ was awarded the top prize in the Musical category at the ‘3rd eDaily Culture Awards’ award ceremony and Gala Concert, held at the Haeorum Theater of the National Theater in Jangchung-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul on the 19th. Embarking as the top prize winner’s representative, group JYJ member and musical actor Kim Junsu stated his thoughts, like this, “I am accepting this award with praise and encouragement. I promise that I shall go forward in creating a better work in the future ahead”. Kim Junsu received favorable reviews, reborn as a convincing character when he undertook the role of the genius detective L in ‘Death Note’.
Kim Junsu began to speak with, “I would like convey words of thanks on behalf of the performance cast and production crew of 100 people”. Continuing, he also said, “‘Death Note’ had its first cultivation in Korea when it hit the stage last summer; and I am grateful that this award has more meaning, as much as it was C-JeS Culture’s first debut work,” and, “I am thankful to Baek Chang-joo who had helped the work go up, in the one word that I only want to do it, and to have been directed by Japan’s Kuriyama Tamiya who undertook the directing of its Korean version”.
Adding, he completed his thoughts, “Teamwork between the actors was important to proceed as a one-cast with my previous installment of 57 performances. I shall share this pleasure with actors & actresses Hong Kwang-ho, Park Hye-na, Kang Hong-seok, and Jung Sun-ah; who created the stage together with me. I am accepting this award with praise and encouragement for C-JeS Culture and I promise that I shall go forward in creating a better work in the future ahead”.
The ‘3rd eDaily Culture Awards’ judging committee had given [the musical] a generous score, in regards to the points that it recreated the original Japanese work into a version for just Korea, took part in the diversity of a domestic musical –i.e., a one-cast of its cast of characters and 7 performances per week–, and corresponded to all judging standards –i,e., its cinematic quality and commercial success–. Its stage and musical numbers covered by the Korean actors’ prominent singing abilities and actings increased their strengths in the work, despite not making changes with the Japanese version.
[NEWS] Junsu awarded grand prize for ‘Death Note’ via Kpop Herald