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Are you sick of kpop artists debuting in the jpop industry
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Posted 8/18/11
Recently there has been a large influx of korean artists (mainly groups nowadays) debuting in the jpop industry. Groups like kara snsd 2ne1 big bang b2st 4minute 2pm SHINee Secret and many more are starting to delve into jpop. And although at first i thought it was awesome and exciting because i can be able to hear some of my favorite korean songs being sung in japanese and of course because globalization is always a plus, i feel like nowadays its just starting to get annoying. I kinda feel like now any and every korean group who has experienced some ounce of success are just being thrusted into the japanese music industry without having time to hone their japanese skills. And another reason why it annoys me is because back in the days when younha dbsk and boA and heck even big bang did this even though yes some of their already successful kpop songs were translated into jpop they at least took the time out to make their own jpop songs. Whereas now most (not all) kpop groups just take the easy way out by translating all of their korean songs. Im not saying its a bad thing that needs to be stopped entirely im just saying that i wish groups nowadays (i say nowadays a lot lol) would at least wait a while to hone their skills before jumping the jpop bandwagon because everyone else is doing it. I honestly feel like they are doing it because their label companies are greedy for money lol plus i know traveling back and forth from japan and korea must be very tiring and i dont want them to be so overworked. What do you guys think
Posted 8/18/11 , edited 8/18/11
I have no problem with it.
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Posted 8/18/11
It sucks...but you know what I'm really sick of?
Most of the threads in the music-forum. There's a difference in discussing music in general and talking about who's the cutest member/who's the best dancer/does he like onions?
That's fandom, not music.
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Posted 8/18/11
Umm.. They're successful there, so why the hell not? Blame the Japanese fans for wanting their music, not the artists nor their labels. Just be happy they're at least getting famous not only in Korea but also in other countries. I can't with you people.

But why do you care though?
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Posted 8/18/11
I think u got a point there.. some korean singers just freely translated their song. they didn't put it up as a serious case. they did not understand the fans' feeling though. all they want is to make the fans happy n make their popularity rises until famous. what u said is true, singers like BoA, Big Bang.... they created song that not translated one. well, I like korean artists.. but some may too overeact. somehow, it is like they wanted to conquer the country by music. ... just maybe.
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Posted 8/18/11

Pergamaster wrote:

It sucks...but you know what I'm really sick of?
Most of the threads in the music-forum. There's a difference in discussing music in general and talking about who's the cutest member/who's the best dancer/does he like onions?
That's fandom, not music.

This post. It's full of win.
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Posted 8/19/11

cyanide4suicide wrote:

This post. It's full of win.


Thanks mate =)
Anyone else who think that's annoying?

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Posted 8/26/11
If you don't like them don't listen.
I personally think it's awesome they're debuting in Japan, I doubt you'd be saying the same if J-pop groups were debuting in Korea.

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Posted 8/26/11 , edited 8/26/11
I'd prefer if they spend their time on making new songs instead of translating old songs into Japanese and also having to make a music video of it too =.=. I prefer to listen to the Korean version of the song anyways, so basically all the translating and stuff is a waste of time to me. Plus, what's the need to translate when Kpop is already big in Japan, so that's saying the fans are fine with the songs being in Korean and if Kpop songs start being translated into English, I would still be listening to the Korean version. And obviously, everyone here speaks English and not all of us understands Korean, but we still listen to Kpop, so there's really no need to translate. So you can say that I'm sick of it, though I'm fine if Kpop artists debut in Japan with new songs.
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Posted 8/26/11
Yes, I've always been kind of. HAHA so I gotta say I'm sorta proud of some Japanese are protesting. Just hope they get something they are expecting out of it.
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Posted 8/27/11

RayneChii wrote:

I'd prefer if they spend their time on making new songs instead of translating old songs into Japanese and also having to make a music video of it too =.=. I prefer to listen to the Korean version of the song anyways, so basically all the translating and stuff is a waste of time to me. Plus, what's the need to translate when Kpop is already big in Japan, so that's saying the fans are fine with the songs being in Korean and if Kpop songs start being translated into English, I would still be listening to the Korean version. And obviously, everyone here speaks English and not all of us understands Korean, but we still listen to Kpop, so there's really no need to translate. So you can say that I'm sick of it, though I'm fine if Kpop artists debut in Japan with new songs.


*sigh* ppl hav to remember that while k-pop is popular in japan, it's still a big deal for a k-pop song to be converted to japanese. I mean it does make a difference if you can listen to the song and know exactly what the words mean without referring to a translation. I find non-korean/japanese speakers tend to overlook this fact, since it can't be understood either way. I myself love it when an english version of a k-pop song is released, because then I can sing along to it
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Posted 8/29/11
U hate that??!!!!!!
I thunk it's awesome ........ I like ig because a lots of people becomes a sones and i'm so happy for sweet dolls SNSD ♡♡♡......
And right if u don't like it don't listen to them it's not that hard to not listening......
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Posted 8/29/11
it is kind of bothersome, i mean japanese artists are not coming to Korea or their debut or promotion for longer periods like K-pop artists are doing. They are like occuping the J-pop industry over the japanese artists themselves. The protest of people were done recently in front of Fuji TV as thy called themselves "Anti-Hallyu" is not a surprise for me. Plus, i think K-pop artists should focus on Korean Industry otherwise who knows what will happen to them in the future in Japan. Overall, it is kind of a headache.
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Posted 8/29/11 , edited 8/29/11
Hell yea! To tell u the truth I have family in Japan and in Korea so I travel there a lot and seriously the Japanese ppl barely know about these k artists! Its all exaggerated! I have Korean friends and cousins and tons more ppl in korea who buy like 5 japanese cds of the k artists debuting there! No wonder why they are getting on the oricon charts! Its all about money! Korea pays millions to promote the hallyuwave and duh Japanese music companies are gonna want that money so of course they are going to promote them more! Who wouldn't for that amount? I wouldn't be surprised if those music companies and employees were buy those CDs themselves and watching them on TV to get their ratings up! Alao the tons of fans that were waiting for them Iz also exaggerated. I went to go see myself with my cousin and there were only a couple of ppl there. The rest were employees. The camera man just made it seem like there were a lot of fans! Also my Japanese friend and i went to one of the k concerts which were supposedly sold out in 10 mins but when we got there we were able to get our tickets up front and they still had tons of unsold tickets! I'm not trying to bash but that's the truth! Hallyu wave getting big in japan is nothing but a scam!
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Posted 9/1/11 , edited 9/1/11
i don't have any problem with it..
i mean Kpop is popular in Japan, so singing songs in Japan's native language for their japanese fans to understand makes sense... Kpop songs have a lot of english, so it's no problem them singing in Japanese.. The only thing i see, is less Jpop .___.
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