Monday, July 30, 2012

[30.07.12] [News] Kim Hyun Joong gets down and dirty for his role in ‘City Conquest’


A new still cut straight from the set of Kim Hyun Joong‘s upcoming drama, ‘City Conquest‘, has left netizens impressed with his charismatic transformation!

Covered in just enough dirt to leave his handsome features in full view, Kim Hyun Joong is seen pinning an enemy to the ground using his entire body. The picture not only demonstrates the level of action required of him in the drama, but also his determination to perfect his role, which staff noticed and sent applause his way for being willing to get down and dirty to complete the scene.

Kim Hyun Joong has been attending action school to better prepare himself for his role as ‘Baek Mir’. This combined with intense training and dieting has reportedly lowered his body fat percentage to 7%.

Netizens commented, “How can he be this handsome and amazing during an action scene!”, and “I want to see all of these scenes in the drama!”
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Friday, July 27, 2012

[27.07.2012] [Vid] Departing to Thailand.

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[27.07.12] [News] Yamapi defeated by Kim Hyun Joong; Jap media sarcastic, J Ent lost face.

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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 charts.
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.

Although the media had consciously tried to minimise the effects (of KHJ's win) on public opinion, it still couldn't change the fact that Yamapi had 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 dramas '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 did not seem to experience much improvement. On the contrary, 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.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

[24.07.12] [Vid] Kim Hyun Joong - Gimpo & Haneda Airport (to Japan).

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Take care HJ ah~~

[24.07.12] [Vid] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) Mnet Wide Top 100 Idol.

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[24.07.12] [News] New still for "City Conquest" released.


A new still for Kim Hyunjoong and Jung Yumi's new drama "City Conquest" was recently released!

"City Conquest," which is a drama that has both humor and action, will be about a man who sets out to defeat the evil present in society. Based on a comic of the same title, "City Conquest" is currently being filmed in Japan, and since details of the drama have been kept confidential, fans were excited to finally be able to see a new still.

In the still, Kim Hyunjoong and Jung Yumi have their arms linked, giving off a warm, romantic feel. Furthermore, Kim Hyunjoong's casual attire and ruffled hair convey the rough life his character has led while Jung Yumi's long, curly hair and white dress conveys the young innocence of her character, who is a jewelry designer.

Upon seeing the still, netizens left comments such as "Kim Hyunjoong and Jung Yumi make such a good-looking couple," "Can't wait for the drama," "Jung Yumi is so pretty! Hopefully her acting skills match her looks," and "Kim Hyunjoong's attire and look make me curious what kind of image he will take on for the drama."

What are your thoughts on seeing the still?

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Monday, July 23, 2012

[23.07.12] [News] "City Conquest" Kim Hyun-joong and Jeong Yoo-mi arm in arm.


Kim Hyun-joong and Jeong Yoo-mi's "City Conquest" released a mellow still cut.
"City Conquest" is to be released at the end of the year and it's a combination of action and mellow drama about real men fighting evil in the real world and is currently being taken in Japan.
However, it is being dramatized so the overall storyline is being kept a secret. The first mellow still cut of Kim Hyun-joong (Baek Mir) and Jeong Yoo-mi (Lee Dan-bi) has been revealed in request of the fans.
As much as it is his first action drama, Kim lost a lot of weight in training so hard for his action scenes in the drama. This picture shows Kim Hyun-joong arm in arm with Jeong Yoo-mi and previewed the reality of this man in the drama with his messy hair and tough image.
Baek Mir is one who is stylish without trying and caring for the woman he loves.
Jeong Yoo-mi takes on the role of a jewelry designer Lee Dan-bi in this drama. Her long wavy hairstyle and white one-piece dress matching with her accessories gives her the look of a pure child along with her bright smile.
Netizen's compliment the couple and express that they can't wait for the real thing to start.
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Sunday, July 22, 2012

[22.07.12] [Vid] Kim Hyun Joong - Airport Back From Japan.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

[21.07.12] [News] Kim Hyun Joong heats things up at his solo concert in Japan


Kim Hyun Joong returns to Korea after turning up the heat in Japan!
On today’s episode of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Entertainment Weekly‘, footage of Kim Hyun Joong’s solo concert in Japan was revealed.
Many fans gathered in Saitama prefecture, heatedly supporting the solo artist with picket signs displaying his name.
The singer shared his thoughts on the support, saying,  ’The album sold well to my surprise, which is why I held this concert as a gift for those who bought my album.”
He continued about his fan base stating, “I have teenage fans, but I think I have more older fans. I noticed a grandmother over 70 years old holding a glowstick, which is when I thought that I really have to work hard.”
The singer who was fighting a cold the day of the concert put on a lively show regardless of his poor state of health.
In related news, Kim Hyun Joong recently rose to the number 1 spot on the Oricon chart. He remarked, “It still hasn’t hit me yet. I think showcasing my own color is more important [than my rank on Oricon Weekly].”
Check out footage of his concert below which begins around 0:25.

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[21.07.12] [News] Kim Hyun Joong needs to think twice before going to the sauna because of growing male fanbase?


Singer Kim Hyun Joong gave fans a good laugh on the July 21st broadcast of KBS‘s ‘Entertainment Relay‘ when he explained why he needs to think twice before going to the sauna.
The broadcast revealed his Saitama arena concert in Japan, where he said jokingly in response to the many enthusiastic shouts of male fans, “I’ve been gaining more male fans lately. I don’t think I can go to the public sauna so easily anymore.
He also went on to explain, “I have more ‘noona’ (older sister or lady) fans in Japan. It’s crazy to me when I see a woman in her seventies waving a glow stick. It makes me think that I need to work harder.
Kim Hyun Joong is currently on tour in Japan, promoting his new album ‘HEAT‘.

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Friday, July 20, 2012

[20.07.12] [News] ‘City Conquest’ releases stills of Kim Hyun Joong on a motorcycle


Kim Hyun Joong’s upcoming drama ‘City Conquest‘ has finally begun filming in Japan.
Directed by PD Yang Yun Ho of the hit drama ‘Iris‘, the drama is staffed by the same special effects team and is quickly being nicknamed by fans of the original drama as ‘Iris 2′.

Their latest scenes recorded involved a motorcycle chase scene along with a car explosion that took days to actually complete due to the security measures involved and the amount of timing it takes to make sure everything happens on cue.

Kim Hyun Joong showed ease with his motorcycle and impressed producers with his natural skill on the bike, creating a heavy, tension-filled atmosphere on the set as soon as the PD’s “Action!” rang out into the air.

The staff actually exploded two cars on the set for the scene, making for one dangerous work environment due to the debris and the fire, but everyone is trucking on for the sake of the drama.

A representative revealed, “We’ve completely redone the original story of ‘City Conquest’ so we’re trying to keep the plot under wraps as much as possible. The motorcycle chase and the car explosion scenes are just the beginning of more to come.”
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Monday, July 16, 2012

[16.07.12] [News] Kim Hyun Joong Kicks Off Filming for ‘City Conquest’ in Japan


Filming has kicked off for Kim Hyun Joong’s upcoming new television drama.

On July 10, filming for the upcoming City Conquest kicked off in Japan’s Nikko Edomura theme park with Kim Hyun Joong, Jung Yu Mi, Nam Gung Min and Park Hyo Joon.

A source on-hand on the day of filming said, “The weather in Nikko was temperamental with rain, and we could have had to delayed the shoot; however, as soon as filming began, the clouds suddenly parted to reveal sunny weather as though the sky itself was cheering on the production of City Conquest. The actors and stars are all passionately shooting in a positive environment.”

City Conquest is a drama based on the manga of the same title by cartoonist Shin Hyung Bin.

The drama cast Kim Hyun Joong as the main character, Mir.

For his first action drama, Kim Hyun Joong exercising regularly to bulk up and bring down his body fat to 7 percent.

The drama will be directed by Yang Yoon Ho who previously directed dramas such as Iris and movies such as Fighter in the Wind.

The drama’s air date and broadcast home has not yet been settled.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

[15.07.12] [Vid] Kim Hyun Joong - Saitama Super Arena.

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Dont cry my boy =.=
Take care, pls~~

Thursday, July 12, 2012

[12.07.12] [News] Kim Hyun Joong Monitors ‘Heat’ in the Summer Heat


Kim Hyun Joong has posted a new picture of himself with a witty caption.

Kim Hyun Joong’s official Facebook posted a new photo of the singer/actor with the caption, “Monitoring HEAT! Happy for the best outcome… Let’s enjoy this summer with HEAT!!!!”

Included was a picture of Kim Hyun Joong as he monitors the success of his recent Japanese single album, Heat. Behind him, a staff member could be seen fanning Kim Hyun Joong.

Netizens responded, “You’re so handsome”, “Stay cool” and “I like your hair.”

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

[10.07.12] [News] Kim Hyun Joong tops the Oricon’s weekly chart.


Kim Hyun Joong topped the Oricon’s weekly chart.

Topping the Oricon’s daily chart with his second Japanese single, “Heat,” selling over 140,000 copies on the first day of its release, which was July 4, he also ranked first on the Oricon’s weekly chart, selling over 183,000 copies in the first week.

It means a lot because it broke the sales record of his Japanese debut album, KISS KISS/Lucky Guy, which ranked second on the Oricon’s weekly chart, selling over 122,000 copies in the first week of its release, which was January 25. “Heat” is the fifth foreign artist’s solo single that ranked first on the Oricon’s weekly chart in the first week of its release, and its sales volume in the first week is the third largest.

Interested people in the music industry in Japan are paying a lot of attention to Kim’s music with such a comment as, “Kim Hyun Joong and his music have improved a lot in only a few months.”

Kim is planning to meet nearly 60,000 fans at a free live concert, which will be held in celebration of the release of his second Japanese single, and a concert that will be held in collaboration with the Japanese musician Naoto Inti Raymi at Saitama Super Arena in Japan on July 14 and 15.


Tuyệt lắm HJ ah~
Noona tự hào về Joong lắm! <3

Sunday, July 8, 2012

[08.07.12] [Vid] Kim Hyun Joong - Performance in Nagoya & Guerrilla.

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

[06.07.12] [News] Kim Hyun Joong Makes Surprise Appearances in Record Stores in Tokyo.


Kim Hyun Joong has shown up to support his fans who showed up in support of him at their local record stores.

On July 5, Kim Hyun Joong made surprised, unannounced visits to a number of Tokyo’s famous album stores to hold guerilla meetings with his fans.

Receiving a passionate response for the release of his second single album Heat, the singer wanted to return the love by meeting directly with his fans.

Wherever he went, whether it was in Ginza or Shibuya, crowds began immediately swarming around the singer, bringing the stores to a near stand-still. In one instrument stores in Ginza, Kim Hyun Joong′s appearance immediately attracted some hundreds of people, reflecting the singer’s star power in the island nation.

In each place he stopped at, Kim Hyun Joong would autograph the booth where his album was being sold and posing for pictures with fans.

Kim Hyun Joong will hold a handshake event with fans in Osaka on July 7 and will hold a special performance in commemoration of his new album on July 15 at the Saitama Super Arena.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

[05.07.12] Kim Hyun Joong - Visit some Stores

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[05.07.12] [News] Kim Hyun Joong Gathers Crowds for Guerilla Concert in Japan.


Kim Hyun Joong stopped Odaiba, Japan in its tracks with a surprise concert.

The singer released his second single album Heat on July 4 and the album became the best-seller in many online and offline album shops.

Kim Hyun Joong thus put together a guerilla concert to surprise his fans on July 4 at Odaiba’s Shiokaze Park.

Although the time and place hadn’t been announced beforehand, passersby and fans stopped in their tracks and gathered in a big crowd to see the star, even blocking up parts of Shiokaze Park.

Kim Hyun Joong sang a track from his second single album, Let’s Party, for the first time ever.

Let’s Party was also playing in the background when the singer first arrived, making the fans start screaming out in delight. They chanted out his name and looked on with eager eyes as he put on his hot performance. Local promoters estimated the number of people gathered at the event to be about 1,000.

One official said, “It’s rare for such a crowd to gather in such a short time on a weekday afternoon. We could see how popular Kim Hyun Joong, who wrapped up his Japan tour last year and debuted successfully in the country in January, really was again.”

This wasn’t the first time Kim Hyun Joong appeared in front of his fans.

His handshake event held on July 3 also managed to gather approximately 5,000 fans, helping him launch his new promotions on the right foot. He plans to stay in the country for the time being to appear on televised broadcasts and talk in media interviews.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

[04.07.12] [Vid] Kim Hyun Joong - Let's Party Performance Odaiba

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[04.07.12] [Vid] Kim Hyun Joong’s “Let’s Party” MV released.


Kim Hyun Joong has released the music video for “Let’s Party“!
“Let’s Party” is the second track on his second Japanese album, ‘HEAT‘, which was released on July 4th JST.
Check out the MV for his title track, “HEAT”, here, and watch the “Let’s Party” MV below.

Monday, July 2, 2012

[02.07.12] [Vid] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) Gimpo Airport (to Haneda, Japan)

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