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[News] SJ Siwon, Donghae, Ivy Chen are about to magnificently acsend the stage

12 Mar


Adapted from popular Japanese writer Nakamura Yoshiki’s manga “Skip Beat”, it has finally been confirmed that filming would officially start in April. “Skip Beat” drama is the first adpatation of the manga worldwide, and would be produced by Gala Television (GTV), Hakusensha* has authorized fimlimg. It is expected to cost NT 6,000,000 to build the gorgeous stage, and it is bound to create new boundaries for Taiwan idol dramas and drive the Chinese Wave.

The manga sells very well, and its anime is popular. With this adaptation, it will definitely create a trend. GTV spent many years communicating, and finally got Hakusensha and the author’s approval for its first ever adaptation. GTV has also invited Comic International Productions Co.Ltd who has much experience in Japanese manga adaptations, along with strong production power Honto Production to join in. GTV, together with the hard work of Feng Jiarui and Niucheng, will definitely create a greater idol drama reputation and trend.

Siwon plays “Ren Tsuruga”, the most popular and powerful actor in the acting circle, but has almost zero experience when it comes to love. Choi Siwon has experience from acting in numerous dramas in Korea, such as the Korean drama “Athena”, the current champion in viewership ratings. He carries an extravagant and friendly air, which fits with the role, and hence had a unanimous recommendation. Also, the birthday of Ren Tsuruga in the manga suprisingly falls on the same day as Siwon’s (10 February). It is as if he was born to play this role.

Donghae, who would be playing “Shō Fuwa”, hopes to challenge a role of a bad man who is popular with the ladies. He can finally fufill his dream by playing Shō Fuwa. In the drama, the super popular singer is a bad man that many hate to love. The playful and caring Donghae in Super Junior, happens to be the same as the drama character, who loves to dance and sing.

“Skip Beat” would soon start filming, and the female lead is not the only ready one. After Siwon and Donghae, who have packed schedules, found out about their confirmed roles, they displayed tremendous commitment and are focused and ready to play the roles in their first overseas drama. It is hoped that through GTV’s long-term promotion for the drama, it would bring the Chinese worldwide even closer. The most suitable actors, the closest adaptation from the original, the finest production team, the strongest marketing package. We believe that it would definitely bring a refreshing change to the whole of Asia and mark a new milestone for roles in dramas.

The most magnificent challenge for dramas in this century, the most world-class star performance, SKIP BEAT~ Coming soon!

*- A Japanese publishing company that published “Skip Beat”
Note: Some parts of the article have been omitted.

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[News] Album Kings Super Junior ”Leading the Hallyu boom all over the world”

12 Mar

Popular group Super Junior has talked about their thoughts on ascending as the “Album Kings”.

Super Junior was given the pleasure of being conferred the first place for the album sales on the Gaon Chart at Gaon Chart’s 2010 Closure of Accounts and 2011 Vision Conference, which took place at the Korea Press Club International Conference Room at 3pm on the 9th of February.

Super Junior’s 4th official studio album ‘Miinah’ was selected as the album which had the highest sales for last year. ‘Miinah’, which sold a total of 200,193 copies last year, came in at first place for the album sales.

On the day, Super Junior Leeteuk who received the award, revealed his feelings, saying that “I’m really happy to be able to receive such a huge award from a fair and authoritative award ceremony”.

Later on, Leeteuk said that “If there’s the Billboard Charts in America, and the Oricon Charts in Japan, then in Korea there’s the Gaon Charts”, and that “Every year while doing activities, I’ve personally experienced the occurrence of the Hallyu boom not only in Asia, but also all around the world. We’ll diligently do our activities”, announcing his determination.

On the day, Gaon Chart announced their data and also revealed the detailed data of the online chart. This is the first time that the offline album sales chart is being announced since the Record Industry Association stopped revealing the aggregates in 2008. The revealing of the detailed online data, too, was the first since the establishment of the digital music market.

On the day’s ceremony, in addition to revealing the year 2010’s on-offline album sales, awards were given out to the singers who had clinched first place in the key areas of digital sales and album sales. Aside from Super Junior, Miss A came in first for the digital album awards, Kim Seungyoon and G.NA won the Best Male and Female Newcomer Awards respectively, and Lee Seungchul came in first for Mobile Downloads.

Note: Parts of the article have been omitted.

Source: Star News (via Nate)
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[News] SECRET & SuJu’s Heechul responds to accusations of ’self-plagiarism’

12 Mar

On March 9th, SECRET’s Sunhwa and Song Ji Eun guested on MBC’s “Radio Star” and addressed accusations claiming that “Madonna” was a carbon copy of “Magic“.

The girls performed “Magic” and “Madonna” in a hit track battle against SISTAR. Afterwards, they were asked by the MCs,“Aren’t they both the same song? Even the choreography is the same. What exactly is different about them?”

Sunhwa explained, “Both songs are the works of the same composer. The choreography is also the same.” When asked by MC Kim Gura about whether she was embarrassed at all by the similarities, Sunhwa replied, “Not at all. We thought of it as our own unique color, so we were very proud.”

The talk of ’self plagiarism’ then shifted attention over to MC Super Junior’s Kim Heechul. The idol MC was asked about the similarities between “Sorry Sorry” and “Bonamana,” to which he confessed, “Both tracks were composed by Yoo Young Jin. ’Sorry Sorry’ was #1 on the Taiwanese charts for 38 weeks in a row, so ‘Bonamana’ was like an extension of ‘Sorry Sorry.’”

Since MC Yoon Jong Shin is also a composer, he was asked to share his thoughts on the issue. “It’s their own song so it shouldn’t be a problem. I do think that they consciously composed it like that since the previous track had done so well.”

Source: TV Report via Nate
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[News] SM Entertainment to produce Korean drama adaptation of Japan’s “Hana Kimi”

12 Mar

SM Entertainment will be producing a drama based on the über-popular Japanese comic, “Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (Hana Kimi)”!

The comic gained widespread success, selling over 17 million copies alone. It had a Taiwanese drama adaptation which recorded the highest viewer ratings in 2006, while its Japanese drama garnered an average of 17.04% in viewer ratings.

Since its widespread popularity reached Korea as well, representatives of SM Entertainment revealed on March 10th that they signed a contract that gave them the publication rights for its drama production.

Using an all boys high school as its backdrop, the original comic ran from 1996 to 2004 and detailed the lives of a group of ‘pretty boys.’

Representatives revealed, “The Korean version will have a total of 16 episodes that draw out stories of hopes and dreams. It’s a teenage comedy with a cute, but strong storyline and a slew of handsome cast members. We’re planning to begin airing it this summer.”

Source: Daum
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[News] Interview with SJ-M: New members making the group more perfect, Jay Chou’s song is hard to sing

5 Mar

On the 3rd of March, idol group Super Junior-M (SJM) went to Shanghai with a new concept, to kick start promotional activities for their new 2nd mini album, Too Perfect. During this special interview, member Kyuhyun introduced the two new members, Eunhyuk and Sungmin, “They joining our group have made this sub-group more perfect, just like our new album title, Too Perfect.” The album also include a song produced by Jay Chou and Fang Wen Shan, which SJM members added that it was an exceptionally difficult song to sing.

Avoid talking about Hangeng, additional members makes SJ-M more perfect

After undergoing changes, SJ-M is back in the Chinese music industry, with new members like Super Junior’s Eunhyuk and Sungmin. Kyuhyun expressed his thoughts about the additional 2 members, “They joining the group have made this sub-unit more perfect, just like out new album name, Too Perfect. Eunhyuk, who is part of the dance and Sungmin, who is part of the singing, have helped us a lot. Member Zhou Mi also added, “I hope is a new start for Super Junior-M.” indicating that the members are going to move on, and questions regarding Hangeng were already filtered through by staff members before the conference.

The album also includes works from Henry and Zhou Mi. According to Henry, the song was done together with his friend at his university in America, and not only did he composed the song, but wrote the lyrics as well. “Even though my standard of mandarin isn’t very good, but I tried my best to write this song.” Since the debut of SJ-M, Zhou Mi has participated in writing lyrics for every song in all their albums. He said, “I always had a dream, that for every Super Junior-M album, I would have a chance to participate in the producing stage. But now, not only do I write the lyrics, I have also tried composing. I hope I can make better music for everyone to listen.”

Mad practice of mandarin, confesses that Jay Chou’s song is really hard to sing

The album does not only consist of songs written by the members of SJ-M, but also Jay Chou – Fang Wen Shan produced. Zhou Mi confessed, “Jay Chou is Henry’s favourite singer, and not only is Henry exceptionally happy, but all 8 of us are honoured. The song is really nice to listen, but the pronunciations are really difficult. The members all tried their best during practice to make sure that our pronunciations are accurate.” Eunhyuk also confessed that the rap in “was a really difficult part” SJ-M also express that they wish to have more opportunities to work with other artists from the industry. Kyuhyun added, “I wish to work with Zhang Hui Mei (A-Mei), and only me and Zhang Hui Mei.”

During the course of recording, Chinese member Zhou Mi was a mandarin teacher to all of the members. Sungmin said, “This is my first time recording a Chinese song. To get the perfect pronunciations were really difficult, so I learnt from Zhou Mi. For every recording, Zhou Mi will help me. Although it is really difficult, we still managed to finish it in the end.” According to Zhou Mi, who are the most obedient student, and the most playful? “Everyone is really serious, and when you tell them that their pronunciation is wrong, they will change. As for who is most playful, it will be Kyuhyun. Because his pronunciations are really good, there wasn’t a need for me to worry. But on times when I tell him that he is wrong, he will laugh at him and say, ‘could it be that your pronunciation is wrong?’ In this album, everyone really did well and it was an improvement.”

Siwon’s “disappearance” makes him the ‘prefect boyfriend’ to the members

8 members group SJ-M arrived at the press conference, missing Choi Siwon. Regarding his ‘absence’, the company did not give any reasons, but stated that he will be present on 5th March Super Junior’s concert in Shanghai. The new album name is Too Perfect and when the members were asked about who is the most perfect boyfriend among the SJ-M members, Henry pointed at himself, while Sungmin stood up from his chair, eliciting laughs from everyone. In the end, Kyuhyun decides that, “since this time, there are only 7 of us here, and Super Junior-M has 8 people, but we are without Siwon, so we will make him the most perfect boyfriend.”

Kyuhyun, who had arrived in Beijing earlier to do a recording for a show, stated that he sang , Tan Te and is very up to date about the songs in Mainland. When one of the reporter requested that Kyuhyun to sing a few lines, he flushed and said, “During the show, there were a lot of fans and the hosts were asking me to sing, so I have no choice. A lot of people are also looking forward to this performance. That time, I “wasn’t feeling good”* so I performed. But now, I feel good*, so I don’t think I want to perform. Perhaps next time, when there is a chance, I will perform for everyone to see.”

*: I think he meant the feel of the song.

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[News] Super Junior-M in Taiwan To Promote New Album, Eight Missing One, SM Entertainment stresses there was no breach in contract

5 Mar

Super Junior sub-group Super Junior-M (SJ-M) who came to promote their new Manadrin mini album, held a press conference after reaching Taipei on the 24th. However, it was eight* missing one, as Chinese member Zhoumi had problems with his visa. SJ-M’s Taiwanese agency, Fulong Agency, also issued a statement in regards to the previous day’s incident where Taiwan concert organizers wanted to file a lawsuit. They expressed that initially, the Korean agency did not directly sign the contract and at that time, the activities in Taiwan were done according to the terms in the contract.

You could say that SJ-M’s schedule is filled, although there is one less person. However, when they arrived at the press conference, they were still teasing and singing. Moreover, their record company arranged to have the Japanese LOVE bunny on stage, in lieu of the Year of the Rabbit. But the LOVE bunny could have been too nervous and accidentally fell down. SJ-M members hurriedly rushed to help it up, and became the lucky “Rabbit fans”. Siwon, who was a Rabbit**, looked especially happy and revealed that Sungmin’s nickname was “Bunny”. The group of men held the auspicious couplets and took a photo with the LOVE bunny. As usual, they used Mandarin and said that they would work hard.

In addition, with regards to the incident on the 23rd where the concert organizers wanted to sue SJ, their agency SM Entertainment made a statement through the Taiwanese agency, Fulong. They emphasised that SM Entertainment initally gave authority “KO Entertainment”, a Korean company. They also mentioned about the contract with HS Media, with regards to yesterday’s incident. At that time, it was already stated that one member may be unable to participate and perform. Moreover, last month’s contract between the Korean parties and the organizers did not have a clause that said “No performance in Taiwan for six months”. Also, the contract for SJ’s third concert tour was already signed with Taiwan organizer, Super Dome, in mid last year. SM Entertainment once again emphasised that there was no breach of contract, and other related violations.

*- There are eight members in SJM. This was a reference to the number of members.
**- It means that he was born in the lunar Year of the Rabbit.

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[News] Super Junior-M Henry “I thought Super Junior were gay”

5 Mar

Super Junior-M’s Henry reveals his shocking revelation of his first impression of Super Junior.

On the 1st of March, during SBS “Strong Heart”, Henry mentioned his first impression of the Super Junior members, saying, “In Korea, it is okay to walk closely and have a lot of skin ship, but overseas, this can be easily misunderstood as being gay.”

Henry also said, “When I first met the members, they gave me a slap on the butt as a greeting, frankly, that was pretty gay.” “Leeteuk was the only who did the most butt-slapping.”

After the topic on being gay, Henry moved on to talk about transgender.

About “pretty idol” Kim Heechul, Henry said he was “really like a girl, with long hair, and really pretty. I thought he was a transgender,” eliciting laughter from everyone.

Eunhyuk also got a taste of culture shock from Henry.

He said, “at first, Henry called our SM founder, Lee Soo Man, ‘Mr Lee’ ” Henry replied, “I didn’t know who was that in the beginning, so I thought he was just the SM boss, so I said, ‘Hey, Mr Lee’ as a greeting. Then he handed me his name card, saying that I can contact him,” causing another round of laughter among the audiences.

Eunhyuk added, “even now, when Henry see Lee Soo Man Sunbaemin, he still uses his English greeting of ‘Mr Lee’ and Lee Soo Man will say, ‘We are all friends’ and he wouldn’t be mad”

Source: TV Report via NATE
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