Wednesday, May 7, 2014

[Trans] SS501 Park Jung Min and TOWER RECORDS Shibuya Collaboration Projects Start Off Press Conference

TOWER RECORDS Shibuya in collaboration with today`s brightest artists, will advance together in music production, releasing CDs, by launching the project "LIVE LIVEFUL! COLLABORATION". The first phase of the said project is the collaboration work with "Park Jungmin inc." established by the SS501 member, Park Jung Min who even as a solo artist started to enjoy high popularity in Asia as well as in South America and Europe. It is determined that Park Jung Min`s mini album "Save Us Tonight" will be released on May 12th (Monday).

Prior to that, a joint press conference of TOWER RECORDS SHIBUYA x Park Jungmin inc. has been held on the 8th floor of TOWER RECORDS Shibuya, on April 25th.


"Park Jungmin inc." is an individual label produced by Park Jung Min. With Park Jung Min`s own album concept, he decided the song concept himself, and not only the Korean lyrics, even the Japanese lyrics have also been written by him. The MV for the title song "Save Us Tonight" has also been produced by him. Also, the jacket design concept and song composition have been created entirely by his own hands. 

The press conference has been attended by every news media and 100 members elected from the Official Fans Club. Park Jung Min appeared on the stage surrounded by enthusiastic cheers, waving to the fans while smilling, revealing a pure white set of teeth.
Park Jung Min who has arrived in Japan yesterday, in the past has also held Live, autograph sessions etc. at TOWER RECORDS Shibuya; because he felt that he has a deep destiny he thus sighed a great sorrow and expressed: " Since there were many fans who said that they like my singing voice, I established this label in order to have the possibility of letting my own music be well delivered at any time."

Moreover, this mini-album is a release with 4 versions (Normal Edition, First Press Limited Edition A, First Press Limited Edition B, Korean Edition). The title song "Save Us Tonight“ is ” because from the beginning of my solo activities all my songs have been powerful and sexy, so this time round I want to sing a bright and cheerful song". The cute smiling face photo on the Normal Edition`s jacket is because "I still want to take out the idol-like image before 30 years old (laughs). I still want to be seen as the young and bright Jung Min" he said jokingly with a full sense of humor.

 Also, at the press conference the sound source of "Save Us Tonight" and " あなた以外誰も抱きしめない" (Not embracing anyone other than you) and the "Save Us Tonight" MV have been revealed for the first time. After seeing this MV which brims with dance moves and has cute expressions, Park Jung Min said "When shooting, because I did cute gestures for the first time in a long time, there was a chaos in my head" , "Did you notice that I became cute today?" he smiled. Fans` reaction was also very great and raised the expectation for the new album.


Japanese to Chinese translation: 字母S @百度朴政珉吧ALLFORPJM.COM
Chinese to English translation: aeternumin

[Article] Kim Hyun Joong: Shin Jung Tae of 'Generation of Youth': Idol actors and their best roles

The stigma behind idol actors is that they can't act.

I can't say this isn't true for all idol actors - there are some that I watch on dramas, that makes me strongly think they should just stick to singing. But then there are many, many others that are really just incredible at acting. Idol actors are everywhere nowadays (in a good way), but here are just a few actors and what I think are really their best roles.

T.O.P: Vick of 'IRIS'

T.O.P's role on 'Iris' was one of his earliest roles, but this is still the role I think about when I think of T.O.P as an actor. Sure, he didn't have that many lines, but he was still sizzling the screen with every single appearance. My only complaint was that they made him speak English a lot of the times, but all the same T.O.P became one of the most impressionable characters as Vick.

Yoochun: Song Yoo Hyun of 'Miss Ripley'

I know when a lot of people think about Yoochun's best roles, a lot of them aren't going to this of his role on "Miss Ripley". I think it was one of his more generic roles as the high-class rich CEO, but he still pulled it off beautifully. What I liked a lot about his role was that he wasn't overly charismatic, like a lot of male leads tend to be. He was just as charming without overdoing anything, and that's what really made this role his best for me.

Siwon: Kang Hyun Min of 'The Lord of the Drama'

Siwon's played his share of charismatic roles, and maybe that's why his role as the comical self-absorbed Kang Hyun Min is his most memorable yet. I was worried a little bit when the drama first started, but then I realized there was nothing to worry about. Siwon pulled this off so well he had me in love with his so-overly-cocky-that-it's-funny character.

Siwan: Park Jin Woo of 'The Attorney'

Siwan played a core role in the biggest movie to hit Korea in 2013, 'The Attorney'. Siwan not only lost weight for his role, but also acted out all of the torture scenes himself and was praised for his amazing acting. Siwan shot to fame through 'The Moon that Embraced the Sun', but I think his role as Park Jin Woo in this movie really showed his potential as an actor.

Chansung: Gong Do Ha of '7th Grade Civil Servant'

Chansung played the incredibly charismatic Gong Do Ha in '7th Grade Civil Servant'. I originally started this series because of Joo Won, but I finished it because of Chansung. He had me falling in love with his character every single episode, and he managed to walk the balance between angsty and good-humored perfectly. It'd be great to see him on more Korean dramas so he can shine in roles like this one.

Kim Hyun Joong: Shin Jung Tae of 'Generation of Youth'


After a few of his failed dramas, the tag that followed Kim Hyun Joong everywhere was that he was a pretty boy that couldn't really act. But he rid himself of that image completely through his most recent 'Generation of Youth' role,Shin Jung Tae. Kim Hyun Joong himself said that he put his everything into this drama, and it shows. This was his catalyst putting his dainty flower boy drama image behind and stepping into more mature roles.

UEE: Baek Ja Eun of 'Ojakgyo Brothers'

 The only female on this list, mostly because apparently I didn't watch that many dramas with female idols in the cast (not on purpose, though..) UEE's played a bunch of main characters in her acting career and usually gets the nods as one of the exception to the idol-actor stigma. All the same, her role as the always optimistic Baek Ja Eun really shot her up to her status now, and she had so much chemistry with Joo Won that people wondered if they were actually dating.

Baro: Ki Young Kyu of 'God's Gift - 14 Days'

 Yes, I had to use this picture. :D Even for a veteran performer, it's not easy to portray a mentally challenged patient, but I was incredibly, incredibly surprised to see how well Baro did. Baro seems to have taken a lot of pointers from 'Miracle of the 7th Room' in the beginning, but as he went he seemed to have rounded out a character for himself that worked perfectly.

Lee Joon: Ryu Tae Oh of 'Gabdongi'

If you aren't watching anything right now, 'Gabdongi' is a good one to start, especially to see Lee Joon fulfill his dreams of playing a psychopath. Lee Joon makes an amazing psychopath, switching back and forth from being a lovable barista to a creepy murderer instantly. He's currently the villain dancing on top of all the main character's heads, and he's amazing at convincing viewers that he really is insane.




source: allkpop