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[Info] 100206 Max Matsuura Wishes Yunho A Happy Birthday!

At 5.40pm today, Max Matsuura, CEO of AVEX Entertainment, wished Yunho a Happy Birthday on his twitter!



Translation: It’s his birthday! A 24-year-old man this year! Congratulations!

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[Trans] 100206 Hallyu Evolves, The Hype Has Gone Down But The Fandom Has Increased



Highlighted excerpts from Joongang Daily’s 2010 February 6th print edition, p22 of the Culture section.

In the large album store HMV in Tokyo’s Shinjuku area.
Thanks to TVXQ’s explosive popularity, the ‘K-POP’ section, that till last year had been set up in the World Music corner on the third floor, has been moved to the Best Seller corner on the first floor.
Next to it are TVXQ related goods that are arranged neatly.
Last year, TVXQ’s Japanese album and DVD sales surpassed 9 billion Won.

“Thanks to the popularity of idol groups like TVXQ,
the Hallyu Wave has evolved from the ‘Hallyu Obasan’ (Hallyu middle aged woman fan)”

It is the same for Ryu Siwon-Park Yong Ha as it is for TVXQ. They all speak Japanese fluently, and have a separate agency in Japan; their ‘glocalization strategy’ has worked tremendously.


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[Info] 100206 Korea’s Top 50 Best Voices – Male (Top 25)



Korea’s Top 50 Best Voices – Male (Top 25)

01. Kim Junsu (TVXQ)
02. Kim Jae Joong (TVXQ)

03. Se7en
04. Kim Ryeowook (Super Junior)
05. Andy Lee
06. Kim Hyun Joong (SS501)
07. Jung Ji Hoon/Rain
08. Lee Min Woo
09. Park Yoo Chun (TVXQ)
10. Kang Ta
11. Cho Kyu Hyun (Super Junior)
12. Lee Hong Ki (F.T. Island)
13. Jun Jin
14. Shim Changmin (TVXQ)
15. Kim Jong Kook
16. Kim Ye Sung (Super Junior)
17. Shin Hye Sung
18. Son Ho Young
19. Kang Daesung (Big Bang)
20. Oh Jung Hyuk
21. Lee Seung Gi
22. Kim Jong Hyun (SHINee)
23. Tae Yang (Big Bang)
24. Ryan (PARAN)
25. Lee Dong Hae (Super Junior)


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[Info] “Happy Birthday, Yunho” Party on Twitter







Once again, we’re renderred speechless…
Cassiopeia, Bigeast, and i-Cassies are simply amazing ♥
#happybdayyoonho started trending eight whole minutes before the designated time, which is 8PM KST. Guess everyone’s really excited to tweet for our leader-sshi’s birthday (: It was on the 7th spot at 8:02PM KST, and when we refreshed the page, it was already on number one! We hit the top spot at 8:07PM KST. Great job, everyone!

It’s like the #alwayskeepthefaith trending all over again… Only it took the top spot in six minutes, lol. Thank you to everyone who participated! You guys are all awesome!

Let’s do this again for Changmin’s birthday, everyone! The hashtag will be announced shortly (:

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[Trans] 100207 Fans’ Q&A on Cool Magazine

Dong Bang Shin Ki Cuts on Cool轻音乐 Magazine.
Cool轻音乐 is a popular magazine among the Chinese, publishing the latest information and updates on Japan’s and Korea’s music.

Music industry – Singer Category
Question: “My Favourite Super Idol in 2009”
Answer/Result: Number One – Tohoshinki

Reasons:

* “Their performance at the Tokyo Dome has proven everything. Even though things were a mess during the second half of the year, they will always be the super idol in our hearts, no matter how their future will turn out to be.”

* “Even though I’m not a Cassiopeia, the things that happened to Tohoshinki during the year 2009 had touched me in many different ways. While dealing with the lawsuit against their agency, they are strong to fight even though there is sadness; it required much courage. To me, they are a success. I’m touched by their fighting spirit and also by the power of Cassiopeia.”

* “Even though they did not release an album in Korea during 2009, their influential power is still very strong.”

Music industry – Song
Question: The ringtone that I do not wish to change among all ‘Hit Songs’ in 2009.
Answer/Result: Number One – Why did I fall in love with you by Tohoshinki

Drama industry
Question: Felt that his/her acting skill is good, but problem lies with the script is?
Answer/Result: Number One – Jung YunHo

Fans’ Unlimited Imagination
Question: If I’m a stylist, I would like to style _____ into a dreamy image.
Answers:

* “I would like to style Tohoshinki with reggae braids and Mohawks to give them a tough-guy look.”

* I would like to style JunSu into Teletubbies.”

* I would like to style Tohoshinki and Super Junior into ‘Watermelon Heads’ (with bangs), and make them sit in a row.”

Question: I’m the PD, I would like ___ + ___ to collaborate.
Answers:

* Kim JaeJoong + Kim HyunJoong

“With these two, I’m sure there will be laughter and gossip.”

* Kim HeeChul + Kim JaeJoong + Lee JunKi + Lee TaeMin

“Pretty boys’ gathering!!”

* Kim JaeJoong + Kim HeeChul + Kim HyunJoong

“Just the look itself is more than enough. If they are to form a band, it will be one with angel faces and wild-beast style.”

* RAIN + Jung YunHo + Se7en + Park JaeBum + Jang WooHyuk (H.O.T) + M

“The big gathering of all Dancing Kings from different generations. Aside from the normal dance battles, it will be great to see them move to some girl band’s dance steps; for example, Wonder Girls’ (song and dance) which I’m sure will be sexy and hot.”

* Tohoshinki + Super Junior

“Like to see them playing together as one backstage, and also see their tacit with each other.”

* Tohoshinki + H.O.T

“Wish to see them once again.”

* Kim HyunJoong + Kim JaeJoong + TOP

“Wish to see these three good friends together and HyunJoong imitating the both of them.”

* Kim JunSu + Park YooChun + Kim JaeJoong + Shim ChangMin + Jung YunHo

“Wish to see them back onstage in Korea, singing and dancing again.”

*T/N. Only DBSK-related parts were translated.

source: Cool轻音乐 365 Issue
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[Info] 100207 THSK in JUNON and PIA Magazines, April Issue



JUNON April Issue, which will be released on the 23rd of February, will include a special Tohoshinki collection.

The contents of this issue include a front cover story of Tohoshinki with the title of ‘Tohoshinki: Illustrations of Pretty Boys’ Primary Colour,’ and twenty specially-chosen photos.

Another Japanese magazine, PIA (April Issue), which will also be released on the 23rd of February, will be featuring Tohoshinki as well, with a special of ‘Tohoshinki – 5 Years Recap.’

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[NEWS] 100206 Mighty 'Korean Wave' Needs Localization in Japan

“So you’re asking me whether `hallyu’ is facing a crisis? I don’t think so. Maybe it doesn’t have the same almost blind
zeal among Japanese it enjoyed during the initial stage. Rather, I think it has entered a stabilization stage,”
said a Korean movie producer, Shawn Shin, who works in Japan.

The view that hallyu or the Korean wave (the popularity of the Korean culture abroad) hit its apex and stands
now on a downhill curve in Japan surfaced in recent years.

But those who work on the frontier of hallyu in Japan flatly reject the view.

The most profitable mobile entertainment contents in Japan are of hallyu. As much as 30 percent of video rented
in Japan are also Korean movies and dramas, according to Shin.

A recent survey in Japan supports Shin’s view. The Korea Creative Content Agency (KCCA), a government body that
promotes and exports Korean culture abroad, in August found that 90 percent of Japanese respondents said the
number of Japanese who like to watch the Korean popular culture increased or leveled out. Only six percent said they
feel hallyu’s influence decreased.

Hong Jung-yong, KCCA chief representative in Japan, said thanks to the popularity of "Dong Bang Shin Gi,"
one of the hottest and youngest Korean idols today, known in Japan as Tohoshinki and other Korean pop idols,
hallyu today in Japan is not just popular among the middle-aged Japanese women,
but its fans have expanded and diversified.

Katsuki Yoshiharu who runs a company, called SPO, which imports Korean popular entertainment contents,
said “these days, Japanese don’t get automatically excited about any Korean drama, but have developed a taste for
a certain products they prefer.”

Contrary to some concerns, the number of Korean dramas, aired in the Japanese TV also increased
from 27 in November 2008 to 42 in June 2009.

While the survey quells worries about the losing popularity of hallyu, experts said Korea should eagerly
explore “localization” strategies, including co-production of dramas and movies to maintain popularity of hallyu in Japan.

“The age for unilaterally selling Korean dramas and movies to Japan is over,” said Choe Jae-young with the KNTV media
group. “We should move into a new business model in which we co-produce contents and seek a win-win results that
also reflect the Japanese culture as well.”
02-06-2010 22:22


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[TRANS] 100207 Magazine JUNON Editor’s blog

2010-02-05 (Friday)

Tohoshinki in the next edition of JUNON!

When I was eating today’s lunch box of 500yen,
Miss A of the Sales Department said, “You should write the publication information in our blog!”

Everyone, thank you always for supporting us!
Well, the days are cold and crisp, but there is hot news going around in the publishing world.
We hear that the sales of JJ (T/N: magazine) of Koubunsha has reached the record figures.
Sometimes we see “REPRINT” information in the newspapers for books,
but for magazines, especially monthly ones, it is very rare that the magazine should be reprinted.
One again, I really think that Tohoshinki’s popularity is great.

To tell you the truth, Tohoshinki will appear in the April edition of JUNON, scheduled to be released on February 23.
We will introduce JUNON’s treasured photos all at once,
and original photos of the 5 members together.
Fans, this is a must check.
We are now having talks with the chief editor in order to have their photos on the cover,
so please check our magazine at your nearby book shop!

Even though there are more than 2 weeks until the release date, Miss A is snorty….
We would inform you here if there are new information.
Please check the current released March edition, too.


T/N: So now all the magazine editors are writing in their blogs about Tohoshinki, lol. Looking forward to the April edition!



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[INFO] 100207 CDTV Single Ranking This Week's TOP 3

#1 Tohoshinki - Break Out
#2 L'Arc~en~Ciel - Bless
#3 AAA - Heart and Soul


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[TRANS/NEWS] 100208 TVXQ’s Movie Theme Song for Summer 2010!

Translation of the News:
2010.2.8 05:04
Mainich News+Sankei Sports News (*Japan's leading newspaper companies.)

Charismata (*TVXQ) enliven a pure youth group drama with their exquisite harmony.
It became clear on the 8th that TVXQ will be in charge of a theme song of the movie "Kimiga Odoru Natsu",
(*Meaning,"Summer Dancing You"), a lead actor will be Junpei Yokomizo (20).
The title music is "With All My Heart~君が踊る、夏", which is recorded in TVXQ's new best album "BEST SELECTION 2010" that will be released in Japan on February 17th, 2010. This gem song with the piano ballad will heap up an impressive product of this film which portraits the maturing period of youths. 

The festival featured in the movie has thick pastime that gives poetic charm, portrayed in the summer of Kochi
(prefecture in Japan) as the stage. It is a story the young man of the lead character struggles with a fighting spirit with their friend; for a girl living toward the dream to dance at a festival while having an intractable disease.

The movie producer Shun Arikawa who is a great fan of TVXQ from their debut in Japan in 2005, sent them a love call last November to seek them, "To sing the wonderful theme song which matches in a story of the dream that youths lost and the broken friendship to be regenerated."

Arikawa said that he thought, "Only TVXQ who continue to charm an Asian youths are able to stream down courage and hope through their song and dance!"; from the very beginning when he decided to film this movie after observing a Yosakoi festival for the first time.

The offer was sent when three members were opposed over a contract dispute issue with their office in Korea and when media was paying attention toward their future activities. In addition, it was the time when it was very busy for them with TV program collecting of the end of the year programs in those days. However, the five members were touched by enthusiasm of Arikawa and willingly consented to his offer.

In the past, they experienced movie theme song of the animated cartoon in Japan; but, as for Japanese movie (the photograph taken on a spot), it is their first experience. Therefore their representative production of the piece was asked to be written by Shinjiro Inoue who has good reputation by writing TVXQ's famous ballad musical piece “Stand by U". (*Inoue Won two Japan Record Taisyo Award by TVXQ songs and he is also a huge fan of TVXQ! ^^)

It is a piano ballad song which five members love to sing. The recording was performed in a studio of Tokyo in the
beginning of December, last year. At the recording session, they hit a hot feeling and sang it emotionally without compromising at all. The ballad song which overflows in passion and an impression to color the youth movie was completed.

Arikawa said that when he first heard the sound source, it was really good and he even said, "This is it! This song matches the movie perfectly!" He was moved very much and decided to use the music as an insertion song as well as a theme song. It is also collected in TVXQ's first best album "BEST SELECTION 2010" that will be released on February 17th, 2010.

It seems to place a one good stone (step) for their contract issue that their movie theme song will be open in Japan in September, 2010. Their Japanese position office, AVEX announced, "About their future activities, we will announce when it is officially set." It seems we will be able to expect further activiteis of TVXQ all the more.

Always Keep The Fiath!

Source Credit: Sankei Sports News & Mainichi News & Cinema Today (JAPAN)
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[TRANS]100208 The story line of the movie "Kimiga Odoru Natsu"

Translation of the story line of the movie "Kimiga Odoru Natsu",
(*Meaning,"Summer When You Dance/Dancing You")
Mainichi News
2010.02.08

Shinpei (actor Junpei Mizobata) was an usher who wave a fireman's flag of a dancing team "Ichimujin" (meaning, “To work with the best effort and ability") at Yosakoi festival. He made promise with his girlfriend Kaori (actress Haruka Kinami), her younger sister Sakura (actress Ayane Omori) can dance together at Yosakoi festival with them. However, desperate their will, the dream breaks up. Shipei and his best friend Tsukasa (actor Shunji Igarashi) keep distance without being reconciled from their misunderstandings. And Shipai move to Tokyo to fulfill his dream to be a professional photographer. But, Shinpei loose his confident working in a difficult condition in Tokyo. So, when his mother is hospitalized, he returns to Kochi. When he met Sakura at the hospital, she was sentenced the remaining days with an intractable disease. Sakura said, "It may be the last summer for me but I want to dance!" Kaori asked Shinpei for re-organization of the dancing group to grant the final wish of her younger sister Sakura.....

That is the story line of the movie.

The costarring are DAIGO, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Masahiro Takashima, Reiko Takashima.
The first-run showing in the whole country is planned in September, 2010.

ADDED INFO*

Toei production: It is the 60th anniversary special movie of Asahi Broadcasting foundation memory work.

Director of the Movie:
Hideyuki Katsuki Profile

Born in 1957. Became an assistant director at TOEI MOVIE STUDIOS at age 33 and went freelance in 1996. He made his feature film debut as a director with Fuho Taizai. He is expanding his field of work, producing films in various genres from those featuring the underground community to the lives of youths, as well as comedy films including the Decoration Truck Shu series and the Puchi Bijin series. He is also highly praised as a scriptwriter, novelist and lyricist.
In 2007, with the movie, "Yoriko ..." which Katuki wote an original story, he won the best original story Award (the original Prize) by Monaco International Film Festival.


Always Keep The Faith!

Source Credit: Mainich News (Japan)+Japan Movie+Bigeast Official Mail
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[TRANS] 100208 "appeal+ing " Magazine Editor’s blog

AT LAST


2010/02/05 21:35

In
that famous Shibuya 109 Cylinder,
the visual for Tohoshinki’s BEST album appeared.

Only the very top class of
the top artists can appear here.

I wish that the 5 members can see this scene somewhere…


T/N: Another magazine editor supporting Tohoshinki, lol!
T/N2: Please check the translations for the latest appeal+ing magazine here.




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[TRANS/NEWS]100208 Yunho & Fans Participated in Haitian Support.


News Translation
Chuson NEWS/Star News
2010/02/08 09:24:37

Yunho's fan site "「동행」(meaning, 'Going Together')"
celebrated his birthday on February 6, and in a meaning to support Haiti, they contributed 6,000,000 won
to MBC Haiti big earthquake victim support donation on the 5th.


Fan site "DNBN of TVXQ" also participates in contribution to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), as well.
They contributed 1,000,000 won in total to a happy bean.

Preceded to this donation, Yunho contributed 5,000,000 won to the TV station for a Haitian relief fund as well.

Yunho continue to contributes a scholarship to his old school till now and supports a nursery school near
his old school for six years and continues his philanthropy activities.


Always Keep The Faith!


Source Credit: Chosun Online NEWS/Star News
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[TRANS]100208 "TVXQ BEST SELECTION 2010"

Translation and explanation of HMV chart.

TVXQ BEST SELECTION 2010 album is not released yet, it is pre-order,
still it is the top sells in the weekly ranking chart at HMV store
which is one of the biggest nationwide CD and DVD store in Japan!

#2 is Kumi Koda, which features TVXQ in her best album. ^^
(Released on January 27th, 2010.)

Michel Jackson's "This is It!" collectors album is #6.
(Release date, January 31st, 2010.)

T/N: I like Kumi, but two days ago when I checked HMV, Kumi's album was not #2.
Then yesterday this news come out.
http://music.jp.msn.com/news/article.aspx?articleid=222671

Partial translation of the Barks news:
If you purchase her special album,
『BEST〜third universe&8th AL“UNIVERSE”』
A big poster of Kumi with TVXQ will be plesented as a special surprise gift.
It is good for both Kumi and TVXQ!


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[TRANS] 100208 Bigeast Officially Confirmed the Song “With All My Heart”


Hello, Bigeasts!

The new song "With All My Heart ~With All My Heart ~君が踊る、夏~"
[T/N: With All My Heart ~Kimiga odoru, natsu~, With All My Heart ~Summer, when you danced so lively~ (T/N: the real English title is unknown)] included in the "BEST SELECTION 2010(2CD+DVD Version)", scheduled to be released on February 17, has been decided as the Toei movie "Kimiga odoru, natsu~", scheduled to be released in September 2010!!.


○Title of the movie: Kimiga odoru, natsu
○Theme song “With All My Heart ~Kimiga odoru, natsu~”
○Schedule date of release:September 2010, nationwide run road-show
○Cast: : Junpei Mizobata, Haruka Kinami, Shunji Igarashi, Ayane Oomori, DAIGO, Tatsuya Fujiwara (cameo appearance), Yoshiko Miyazaki, Masahiro Takashima, Reiko Takashima, others
○Director: Hideyuki Katsuki
○Director’s Profile: Representative Work: He made a theater movie debut in 1996 by “不法滞在” (T/N: Fuhou taizai, Illegal Stay” (Starring Takahiro Jinnai). As with movie “9-NINE” and “BACK STAGE”, he is depicting real images of the young in his works, and he is active in a wide genre. In 2007, his original piece movie “yoriko ~寄子~” received the best original story award (Original Piece Award) at the Monaco International Film Festival.
○Distributing agency:Toei (東映)
(C)2010 “Kimiga odoru, natsu” Production Board
Asahi Broadcasting Corporation 60th Anniversary Memorial Work


>>>2010/02/08 Sent from Bigeast Office


T/N: So the Bigeast Office officially confirmed the news, so cool!
T/N2: Please refer to here, here, and here for related info.



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