Friday, July 20, 2012

[Media Photo] Park Jung Min La Cage Musical VIP Premiere


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[Vid] Kim Hyun Joong Message for Fans at Japanese TV Hanryu Factory


by wan0606khj

[News] Kim Hyun Joong Will He Become the Next Lee Byeong-Heon in City Conquest?

Kim Hyun Joong is currently filming the drama "City Conquest" in Japan. The fancy action, intense bike chase and car blow-up's are done by the special effects team from the drama "IRIS". These scenes have been planned and calculated days before the actual taking to prevent accidents.

Kim Hyun Joong jumped onto a bike the moment he saw one on the set and drove it around without difficulty.

However, he tensed up when he was about to go into filming and the scene started with a monstrous roar from the bike.

The expert on special effects exploded two real cars. The sudden explosion caused debris from the fire to spread out everywhere and the situation could've been dangerous.

Apparently, "City Conquest" is being dramatized so the security is tight. The cars and the bikes are just the beginning.

"City Conquest" is produced by Yang Yoon-ho from "IRIS" and is being expected as the second "IRIS". The background is going to take place in America, China, Singapore, Myanmar, the Switzerland and more.


by hancinema
Source : tvreport

[Info] Kim Hyung Jun 2nd Mini Album Escape #5 at Gaon Chart Rankings

The Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oriconin Japan and Billboard in the United States.

Check out the chart rankings for the week of July 8th to July 14th below!

Gaon Chart National Physical Albums Ranking 

1. Super Junior – ‘Sexy, Free & Single 6th Album’

2. Jang Wooyoung – ’23, Male, Single’

3. ZE:A – ’2nd Album SPECTACULAR’

4. NU`EST – ‘Action’

5. Kim Hyung Jun – ‘Escape’

6. INFINITE – ‘Infinitize’

7. Bobby Kim – ‘OLD & NEW’

8. EXO-K – ‘MAMA EXO-K The 1st Mini Album’

9. Lim Jae Bum – ‘TO…’

10. Younha – ‘Supersonic 4th Album’


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[Photo] Kim Hyun Joong Drama City Conquest Filming Site Update


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[Video] Kim Hyung Jun Unveils Dramatic MV Teaser for ‘Bad Guy’

Following the release of a snippet of the drama-filled music video featuring Kang Ji Hwan and Lee Ki Woo, Kim Hyung Jun is continuing to keep his fans on their toes through another teaser focusing on Kang Ji Hwan’s story.

The music video will be set to the song Bad Guy, which is featured in Kim Hyung Jun’s second solo mini album, Escapeand will be a drama-filled blockbuster of 25 minutes.

The video is expected to tell the heartwrencing story of a man on the run and a woman who is terminally ill.

Check it out below!


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[News] Yamapi Defeated by Kim Hyun Joong; Johnny Entertainment's Loses Face

[NEWS] Yamapi defeated by KHJ; Jap media sarcastic, J Ent loses face

Tomohisa Yamashita (Yamapi) 

Tomohisa Yamashita totally defeated by Kim Hyun Joong; Japanese media sarcastic, J Ent lost face

According to the latest Nikkan Gendai issue, Tomohisa Yamashita's single 'Love Chase' was totally defeated by Hallyu singer Kim Hyun Joong, who is regarded as a 'rookie' in the Japanese music industry, on the Oricon weekly

Kim Hyun Joong's single HEAT sold 183,478 copies in its debut week, placing no. 1 on the Oricon weekly chart in the period between July 2-8, with a significant gap from the 2nd-placed Tohomisa's 'Love Chase' (118,981).

The Nikkan Gendai article termed Tomohisa (Yamapi) as Johnny Entertainment's 'Ace level' (elite idol), and, "Now (he's) lost to Kim Hyun Joong who is of the rookie category, resulting in a grave atmosphere throughout Johnny Entertainment. (But) because Yamapi belongs to Johnny Entertainment, so all Japanese media became very evasive – and dared not play up the news of Kim Hyun Joong's victory; with some media completely ignoring the news, with not even a word of mention - to protect Johnny E's face," said an industry insider.

Oricon weekly chart July 2-8

Although the media had consciously tried to minimise the effects (of the matter) on public opinion, it still doesn't change the fact that Yamapi has been defeated.
"His manager is Iijima, who nurtured the national heavenly group, SMAP. This kind of 'shame' is unbearable."

Looking at the matter objectively, the enviable results achieved by Kim Hyun Joong's single this time was closely related to the series of PR activities that he had conducted.
"But losing on the charts still means losing."

Before this, Kim Hyun Joong was the leader of SS501, starred in the Korean drama 'Boys Before Flowers' and 'Mischievous Kiss', (thus) became a familiar face to the Japanese audience. After signing up with Bae Yong Joon's artist management company, the momentum of his development became increasingly strong.

"Recently, Bae Yong Joon's schedule is almost blank, so a considerable portion of (his) fans has switched to Kim Hyun Joong. The latter would also be starring in a Japanese drama - his development in Japan appears optimistic."
Interestingly, many Japanese netizens have left comments like "Yamapi and Kim Hyun Joong really look too alike, but (Hyun Joong) looks more 'man' than Yamapi", "Don't know who is Kim Hyun Joong, but it is clear that Yamapi's singing ability is average/nothing special. Being defeated on the Oricon chart is to be expected."

The article in Nikkan Gendai said that since Yamapi was transferred into the management of Iijima, his solo career does not seem to experience much improvement. In contrast, the continued decline from bad to worse "has caused others to ridicule that for the sake of sales, he would even cast aside his status to joke around in variety shows and organise hand-shake tours to court fans".
"But Iijima is still a capable woman and how she will turn around the decline of Yamapi will draw attention."

Translator's note:
1) Nikkan Gendai = is a weekly tabloid-sized magazine
2) Johnny Ent is perhaps the biggest entertainment company in Japan, with acts like Arashi, Jin Akanishi, Yamapi, and the legendary SMAP under them too.
3) It should also be noted that when this article came out in Nikkan Gendai, many Japanese fans responded online that Kim Hyun Joong's rising popularity isn't because of Bae Yong Joon's declining popularity, as suggested by the article.


Original source:
News link: Dated July 19, 2012; 10.36am
Translated by: OnlyKHJtimes ( on Twitter)