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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
Credit: Allkpop
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[News] Mnet Media to provide SM Entertainment songs starting February 21st

26 Feb

After overcoming their dispute earlier this year, Mnet Media will finally be distributing songs from SM Entertainment through their music site, Mnet.com.

In 2009, SME officials claimed that Mnet Media was not authorized to use their content and pulled the songs from their artists from the website. The agency also refused to let any of their artists attend any Mnet-related music event from then on.

The public was alerted of a compromise on January 20th with the appearance of TVXQ on ‘M! Countdown‘, the first appearance made by an SME artist in nearly two years.

A SM Entertainment representative said, “Mnet Media, who runs music site ‘Mnet.com’, apologized to SM for issues such as failing to receive prior consent before distributing our content, and promised to maintain a truthful relationship in an effort to prevent it from happening again. Their sincere stance and determination in restoring truth in the relationship has led to a compromise between both parties.”

They continued, “In order to distribute more joy and convenience to music consumers, and in an effort to revitalize the online music market, we have decided to supply our songs to Mnet’s music service. In the future, we will be discussing a variety of different music-related services with Mnet Media.”

Music fans can purchase songs off the site starting February 21st.

Source + Photos: My Daily, Osen via Daum
Credit: Allkpop
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SM Town takes a group photo at a manager’s wedding

15 Feb

A recent group photo of SM Town members at a wedding for a SM manager has been snaring the attention of both fans and netizens alike.

On February 13th, numerous idols like TVXQ, Super Junior, Super Junior-M, SNSD, SHINee, f(x), TRAX, CSJH The Grace’s Sunday, Isak, and Lee Soo Man gathered to attend a SM manager’s wedding. Although it was a huge photo, the individuals weren’t lost in the crowd thanks to their unique personalities. Continue reading

SMTOWN LIVE Concert in Tokyo, Tickets Participants Exceed 400,000 People

23 Jan

The artists of SM Entertainment proved their popularity in Japan from the huge number of participants for the concert tickets.

SM Entertainment revealed on the 21st that participants to get “SMTOWN LIVE IN TOKYO” concert tickets which was held from December 8th, 2010 to January 7th, 2011 at their mobile site had exceeded 400,000 entries, showing the event’s hot response.

The ticket sales procedure for this concert will be in balloting process where interested participants have to apply through the mobile site.

“SM TOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR” had previously held successful concerts in Seoul, Los Angeles, and Shanghai, thus this overwhelming amount of participants for Tokyo’s concert is a guarantee to lead for another great performance.

The artists participating in the concert include BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girl’s Generation, SHINee, etc and they will be performing their respective hits as per previous concerts. The artists will also include Japanese versions of some of their songs especially for the Japanese audiences.

“SM TOWN LIVE IN TOKYO” will be held at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium on January 25th and 26th 2011 (6pm JST).

Credits: starnews + baidu
Trans by: rachui@sharingyoochun
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SuJu Yesung, Subway Commemorative Shot “Comfortable Boy-Next-Door Style”

23 Jan

Super Junior Yesung has joined in the series of “celebrities who took the subway”.

At midnight of 19th of January, Yesung revealed the photo which was taken on the subway along with the message “Tried taking the subway today after so many years. I was shocked because it really changed a lot.. hehehe” on his personal Twitter.

In the photo, Yesung wore a gray-coloured parka and was carrying a backpack, giving a glimpse of the daily life in the cold weather. Super Junior’s member Yesung, whom usually displays an overflowing charisma on stage, appeared normal this time. Sporting a naturally-combed hairstyle and a light smile on his face, it is a reminiscent of the “boy-next-door” style.

Netizens who have seen the photo left comments such as “Is this your first train ride after your debut?”, “Keke I want to meet oppa on the train!”, “Completely approachable~ You look like a warm university student”, showing a wide variety of reactions.

On the other hand, various celebrities have been attracting attention for the commemorative photos which they have taken on the subway. This includes JYJ’s Jaejoong, Heo Gak from Super StarK2, Beast’s Yong Junhyung, and FT Island’s Lee Hongki, showing the trend of celebrities uploading commemorative photos of them on a subway ride one by one onto the Internet. Thanks to this, the familiar image of celebrities not being any different from the general public is being built up.

Source: Newsen
Translated by eternalsnow @ sj-world.net
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Outrage over ‘slave contracts’ for Korean stars

23 Jan

SEOUL – BEHIND all the glitter and glamour of the Korean Wave, or hallyu, many popular girl and boy groups here are struggling to assert their rights against powerful talent management companies.

Many of these celebrities and wannabes are bound by long-term contracts – some lasting over a decade – that also force them to put in long hours on punishing schedules. Some women are said to be forced to offer sex services to sponsors. Continue reading

Jonghyun will not perform at SM Town live in Tokyo

15 Jan

This afternoon, it was updated in SHINee’s Japanese official website that Jonghyun would not be performing for SM Town in Tokyo.

A message was left saying:

Thanks for many applications for SM Town Live in Tokyo. SHINee Jonghyun, who was planning to perform at the concert, cannot appear due to his leg injury. We are very sorry for the news but ask for your understanding. The other 4 members (Onew, Key, Minho, Taemin) will be starring in it.

Source: SHINee Japanese Website
English Translation: Jujugal via Jjongfacts
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