Thursday, March 15, 2012




Posted: 15 Mar 2012 09:40 AM PDT

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[Video] BTswing unveiled debut MV Rescue 101!

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 09:17 AM PDT

Check out new girls BTswing's debut MV Rescue 101!

[News] MiRyo: "Singing? I'm Not Good"!

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 08:56 AM PDT

Brown Eyed Girls' Miryo honestly revealed that he is not good at singing though she is a singer. 

Miryo was asked about her musical skills and she honestly and bravely answered "Of course I want to be a good singer, so I had tried to focus on my vocal training but it never got better. It's been 2~3 years since I admitted to myself that I'm not good at singing (laughs)."

She was asked once again about singing, she was asked if it is ok for a singer to be not good at singing and she cleverly said "I'm good at rap instead. Isn't it better to train what I'm good at than pretending to be good at something I'm not?" 

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[Audio] U-Kiss' Soohyun unveiled first solo digital single Snowman!

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 08:46 AM PDT

Check out U-Kiss' Soohyun's solo song Snowman,do you like this song?

[News] NU’EST “We owe After School and Son Dambi sunbae”!

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 08:41 AM PDT

"We speak in Satoori (Accent) just among us. And there's a time when we can't understand what's Baekho saying(Laugh)"

"Now the members is like the family, Even though we are tired and lonely, but we get through it together."

Baekho, "Because After School is the team that famous with their performance, so seems like people expect a lot from us. They think our performance will be great, and they're really looking forward for us. So we want to live up to people expectations. So to make the performance perfect, we continue to practicing. And to entertain people, Minhyun-i practicing the 'transformer' voice imitation, Aron hyung also practicing a rap in english. They're really great, Please look forward."

Baekho, "After School sunbaes really treat us well. They often buy us a food. And especially, U-ie sunbae gave me a name. So, it seems like i have this special feeling. It was so awkward when i first heard the name 'Baekho', But now my real name sounds even more awkward.(laugh)"

JR "We really owe (the sunbaes) a lot. They often buy us a food. I remember, when we had a photoshoot for our jacket photo, Dambi noona visited us, and bought us cake and snacks. Thanks to her we gain some power, and then we can wrap up the photoshoot well. Lizzy Noona also stop by and give us a lot of support. We even took a photo together."

Baekho, "Seems like Members' image concept grows in the real life. JR is a perfectionist, so when he make one mistake, he start to do (the work) from the start again. Minhyun is naive."

Minhyun "That time, I was eating a chicken skewered food on my way to home after school.(laugh) My friend forced me to come with him. At that time i received offer from the casting director .I like singing since i was young, so I told my parents i want to be a singer, and they give me a permission without hesitation."

JR "I live in Kangreung, Kangwon-do. I joined an audition, My parents didn't believe (that JR is accepted) so they disagree. I was appeared in the dream of the person who cast me, And i convince my parents again then i become a trainee. my father dream was to be a singer. I'll make my parents dream come true.(Laugh)"

Aron, "My Korean skills has improved a lot. At first, I didn't know korean well so i can only say 'Ok'. I always say 'Ok'.(Laugh) Now, i'm on the level when i can give an explanation to people."

Minhyun, "My friends can't believe it. And i am so nervous and worried. My friends said to me through phone things like, 'You've become more cool', 'Cheer up, because i support you'."

JR, Baekho "People support us a lot, but still i feel nervous and my heart beats hard. Especially our family. They're really worried. We even work harder. And, we would like to thanks a fans who's supporting us even before our debut. I can only think 'Let's do well, Let's do our best'."

Source + Translations: the-nuest 

[Info] A Gentleman’s Dignity synopsis and characters analysis!

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 08:29 AM PDT

A Gentleman's Dignity synopsis and characters analysis have been revealed.

Check it out below.

Jang Dong Gun 

Seo Jae Myung, known for his spiteful tongue, is the Chief Architect and CEO of an architecture company. He has everything, with a perfect face and body. Also known for his ability in stealing women's hearts, Seo Jae Myung enjoys getting attention from women, which explains why he has been a natural born single. The reason him being single is that he doesn't like to share his income with his (future) wife and children.
80% of his conversation contains "stinging tongue or incendiary vicious tongue" and 20% contains "pointing out mistakes and correcting people". Since he majored in engineering, he is addicted to analysis and statistics. He likes to figure out reason and cause and believes that he can computes the feeling of human being. But in the end he meets a woman whom he can't really figure out.
Kim Ha Neul

36 years old Song Ye Soo  is an ethics teacher in high school and she is also an umpire  for an amateur adult baseball team. She is not that strict but is firm and charismatic. Also, Song Ye Soo isn't exactly rough or mean, but she is stern and determined. She teaches her students passionately on how to respect the dignity of human beings, to upholds etiquette towards people and how to love each other. For about 3 years, she has loved Im Tae San who is in the same baseball team, but it was one-sided. Unfortunately her one-sided love is unleashed by Seo Jae Myung. So she gets nervous by that.
Kim Soo Ro

Pure-minded and macho man Im Tae San. He is the co-CEO of the architecture company and also an architect. He has  a sexy body as well as a sexy brain (?!). He acts before he thinks and never regrets whatever results he gets. He is a cool yet hot and pure-minded macho guy. He has been in a relationship with cold hearted woman Sae Ra who is a friend of Ye Soo. But one day he heard thatYe Soo likes him.
Kim Min Jong

A romantic doctor Choi Yoon – an ophthalmologist. He misses his wife who passed-away 7 years ago and is oppressed with sorrow. He is the only person who acts and thinks maturely among his friends. 24 years old Im Mae A-Ri who is a sister of his friend (Im Tae San) has a crush on him. He starts to have feeling for her too.
Lee Jong Hyuk

 He is Ko Young Do,  owner of a coffee shop. He used to be  popular among girls when he was young, even being called "Apgujeong's Orange Jok and Kingka". Once he got older and no longer popular, he married a rich noona and became the president of a coffee shop. After his marriage he still enjoys alcohol, girls and gambling so his wife Min Sook wanted to file a divorce. But the problem is, he should transfer his coffee shop back to her after their divorce.
Kim Min

Kim Min Sook  is a 44 years old career woman and works in real estate and leasing service. She looks 10 years younger than her age and is beautiful, intelligent and rich with high education. She thinks that money works for everything. But money doesn't solve for her problems like her husband's love  affair and that they have no child since marriage.
*to be decided*
  • Hong Sae Ra  is a 36 years old pro golfer and cold hearted woman and a girl friend of Im Tae San.
  • Im Mae A-ri is 24 years old and works as a coordinator for an ophthalmologist. She used to be a fat girl and never succeeds in love. She flew to New York with size 88 and came back to Korea with size 44. She wanted to revenge her bitter first love to Choi Yoon. But she has strange feeling to him all of sudden.
Lee Jong Hyun

Colin is a 19-year-old Korean American student (I think the writer will change his character to Korean Japanese for Jonghyun who is fluent in Japanese). After his mother passed away,  he felt betrayed by his stepfather who got married again and ran away from home to look for his real father in Korea. "One of you guys IS my father,"  he said to the 4 gentlemen and lives together with them.
His weapon of charms is his purity and his tactic is smile. He is tricky, unexpected and is a 4-dimensional boy who controls the 4 gentlemen's lives.
One day a girl comes to his life. This 19 years old boy calls her name all day, almost like the echoes in the mountain. And his first love begins like the first love of his father did.
* * *
Colin is the turning point in the middle of this drama. He will appear in the mid of drama to create problems among the 4 sets of couples. He said to the 4 gentlemen,"One of you guys IS my father".  And then they withdrew their words when they showed off that they made love with Soo Hee for endless nights.
Soo Hee is Colin's mother and the "Madonna" of the 4 gentlemen when they were young and she was loved by those 4 gentlemen as a one-sided love.

Photo credits: @PlanetB_ and various
Source: DCinside 
Translated by: CebuNuna @ cnbluestorm

[News] Kim Junsu’s impassioned acting in ‘Elisabeth’ leads to #1 on Interpark’s Daily, Weekly, Monthly & Yearly Charts!

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 08:18 AM PDT

On the 14th, 'Elisabeth' ranked first among 342 musicals on Interpark's daily, weekly, monthly and yearly ranking chart.
Second place on the weekly chart is the musical 'Doctor Zhivago' with 4.7% of sales as compared to 18.7% of sales from 'Elisabeth'. The big difference between two musicals has proved again the unbeatable popularity of 'Elisabeth'.
The ticket fever for 'Elisabeth' is such an exceptional case in the industry.

Even though this is the premiere of 'Elisabeth' in Korea, the musical has been highly anticipated and gained the audience's attention for a few years. Ever since the opening performance, the musical draws a full house everyday and receives explosive response from the audience.
Not only defeating highly anticipating musicals like 'Notre dame de Paris' and 'Wicked', 'Elisabeth' also beats "Doctor Zhivago" starring the famous Jo Seungwoo, the French musical "Mozart L'Opéra Rock" and other outstanding competitors to take the 1st place.
Kim Sunyoung, Ock Joohyun, Ryu Junghan, Kim Junsu, Park Euntae and other best actors have shown the audience a perfect performance with constant variations. Full of beautiful music and harmony, the musical tells the story between Queen Elisabeth, a member of the glorious Austrian imperial family of Habsburg, and the fantasy character 'The Death" who has fell for her beauty. The musical has become the best production in the world.

A member of Interpark said "Not only having the highest sales, it also receives the best response from the audience. Audience's applause after every scene and the standing ovation even make the staff of the theater surprised. Moreover, it has been a long time since the theatre is full even on weekdays or on weekends, with whichever combination of casts."

After watching the show, an audience commented "After experiencing the massive scale, the acting and singing ability of the cast, I think it is worth the ticket price. It feels like receiving recompense for the expensive ticket.", "This is an interesting musical which is rarely seen recently. I will recommend it to my friends and I will go watch it two or three more times".

On the other hand, the musical 'Elisabeth' will be performed until May 13 at Samsung Jeonja Hall, Blue Square, Hannam-dong, Seoul.

Credit: Nate
Translated by: sweetiexiah of JYJ3

[Video] SHINee unveiled 4th mini album 'Sherlock' highlight medley!

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 08:02 AM PDT

It's time to check out the medley from SHINee's 4th mini album Sherlock!!

[Photo] MBLAQ reveals album jacket for "BLAQ% Ver"

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 07:54 AM PDT

Idol group MBLAQ, who currently promoting their follow-up track "Run" off of their "100% Ver" album, will be releasing a new mini-album titled "BLAQ% Ver."

J.Tune Camp recently updated MBLAQ's official fancafe and revealed that the boys will be releasing the special and upgraded version of "100% Ver", titled "BLAQ% Ver" on March 21st. The new album will contain a total of eight tracks including new tracks "100%", "BLAQ%" and "Love Is Coming".

Ahead to its release, MBLAQ unveiled the album jacket photo for "BLAQ% Ver". In contrast to their recent concept, the members showcases their flower boys image, donning casual outfits with a natural and light atmosphere.

[News] Girls' Generation members have the same height?

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 07:35 AM PDT

A photo of Girls' Generation recently posted in an online community forum with the title, "Girls' Generation Height Ranking" is currently creating quite a stir among netizens.

The photo shows all nine members of the group lined up in order of height during a past commercial shoot for a bank. Looking at the members' heads, they all appear in uniform height. However, fans have taken notice of the wooden blocks on each of the shorter members, in order to appear as the same height as some of the taller members.

In particular, the shortest member Sunny stands on with the tallest block. Taeyeon, Hyoyeon, Jessica and Tiffany's blocks begin to decrease following their height before coming to Yuri, Seohyun, Sooyoung and finally Yoona who all stand tall, block-free.

Netizens commented, "This photo is too funny," "Wasn't Sooyoung the tallest?" and "Their heights all differ, but their beautiful leg lines are the same."

[Photo] Shin Se Kyung's photos from trainee days revealed

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 07:14 AM PDT

Past photos of actress Shin Se Kyung taken during her trainee days as a singer have been uploaded onto an online community board and is currently drawing attention.

The screen captures are from a 2003 SBS documentary series "I Want To Know ; BoA Swallows Japan" with the episode focusing on BoA's popularity in Japan. In the episode, it showed Shin Se Kyung as a first year middle school student training to become a singer for an agency.

In the pictures Shin Se Kyung is dressed in black sweats during dance practice. She boasts a curvy, mature body even in her young age.

Netizens praised her youthful beauty saying, "I think it's a good thing she decided to be an actress", "I'm surprised that she was originally training to be a singer" and "She prepared to be a celebrity for a long time."

[INFO] Gaon Chart releases rankings for 2nd week of March

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 06:59 AM PDT

Gaon Chart is the national record chart of South Korea. It is complied by the Korea Music Content Industry Association with an aim to create a national chart for Korea similar to the Billboard charts and Oricon charts

The Gaon Chart released its rankings for the first week of March.

[Week of March 4 - March 10, 2012]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Big Bang : "Blue" : 29,758,320

2. Big Bang : "BAD BOY" : 29,525,665

3. Big Bang : "FANTASTIC BABY" : 28,941,570

4. Big Bang : "LOVE DUST" : 26,446,682

5. Ailee : "Heaven" : 26,184,293

6. miss A : "Touch" : 24,495,383

7. LYn : "Let It Rain" : 19,406,436

8. Big Bang : "NO FUN" : 18,991,499

9. John Park : "Falling" : 18,557,961

10. K.Will : "I Need You" : 17,725,055


Weekly Album Chart

1. Big Bang : "ALIVE" [5th Mini Album]

2. Tony & SMasH : "Get Your Swag On" [Single]

3. Block B : "Welcome to the BLOCK" [2nd Mini Album]

4. Various Artists : "You Are My Pet" [OST]

5. T-ara : "Funky Town" [5th Mini Album]

6. Nine Muses : "Sweet Rendezvouz" [1st Mini Album]

7. FT Island : "GROWN-UP" [EP]

8. IU : "Last Fantasy" [2nd Album]

9. C-REAL : "Love Diary" [2nd Mini Album]

10. Girls' Generation : "The Boys" [3rd Album]

[Photo] Past photos of BoA show how much she's grown

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 06:46 AM PDT

A compilation photo of BoA showing how much she has blossomed from a cute and adorable child to stunning elegant diva has been uploaded on an online community board and is currently grabbing the netizens' attention.

Virtually raised under the spotlight, BoA has essentially grown up in front of all of Korea. In her past, BoA seems to still have the baby fat, showing her youthfulness and awkward baggy clothing.

while the present picture shows off her taller, more matured image and has risen as new fashion icon with her elegant and sophisticated style.

[News] Seohyun the most well-mannered among Girls' Generation

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 06:30 AM PDT

On the March 14th installment of SBS' "One Night of TV Entertainment", a special segment was shown discussing the homes of various celebrities including Girls' Generation.

It was recently made known that Girls' Generation's luxurious dorm has a total area of about 100 pyeong (3,600 sq.ft) and the living room itself takes up nearly 30 pyeong (1080 sq.ft).

During the segment, the production held a brief interview with one of the group's housekeeper. "Girls' Generation are all refined and kind-hearted enough for anyone to speak their praises."

He then added, "However, Seohyun is the most respectful and well-mannered. She is extremely kind and well-brought up."

In the same episode, more pictures of the group's dorm have been revealed, showing a neat and spacious room for nine members.

[Photo] Kim Tae Hee transforms to T-ara's Jiyeon in 10 seconds

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 06:15 AM PDT

Netizens have been claiming T-ara Jiyeon's striking resemblance to actress Kim Tae Hee since her debut.

On March 15th, a series of screen captures titled "Transforming Kim Tae Hee into Jiyeon takes only 10 seconds?" were uploaded onto an online community board. The images shows Kim Tae Hee from her cosmetic CF. And with a little Photoshop magic, Kim Tae Hee transformed into Jiyeon, marking the obvious similarities of the two stars.

Netizens responded to the photos with comments like, "She really is 'Little Kim Tae Hee," "I can't believe she can transform so easily into Jiyeon" and "Kim Tae Hee can transform into Jiyeon but the opposite cannot happen."

[Video] SPICA performed KARA's Mister!

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 06:10 AM PDT

Check out SPICA's performance on Music Island.

The girls covered KARA's popular song Mister,enjoy their performance!

[NEWS] YG to establish branch offices in US and Hong Kong

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 06:08 AM PDT

The company responsible for hot sensations, Big Bang and 2NE1, YG Entertainment is starting on their world-wide advancement. On the 15th, it was revealed that YG is closer to launching their branch offices, and would be establishing "YG USA" a branch office for their artists' US advancement, while "YG Hong Kong" would be for their Asian market advancement.

YG has been preparing for world-wide advancement since spring of last year, a YG official reported, and this spring, they are hard at work in their preparations for the establishment of their branch offices in the United States and Hong Kong, and has made this announcement in advance of their formal launching.

The YG branch offices in the US and Hong Kong would be working hand in hand with the domestic agency to help the company's artists in their overseas expansions. Unlike the traditional way of hiring competent coordinators in the country where they will be advancing into, this way of advancement would allow the artists to work with their own domestic company's branch offices' staff.

Meanwhile, YG has been extensively using YouTube and social networking systems like Twitter, as marketing tools. Through this, their artists like Big Bang, have topped the charts in iTunes and other international music charts, even without any overseas activities and promotions. With a branch office like YG USA, their artists like idol groups, Big Bang and 2NE1, would be supported by full-time personnel and the necessary manpower, to bring their music into a more international market, and is expected to also make their fanbases increase in number.

Source: Osen Via Nate
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

[Photo] Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won pull guns for "The King 2Hearts"

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 06:00 AM PDT

Just a week before its much-awaited premiere, MBC's upcoming drama "The King 2Hearts" has been releasing series of teaser, hyping up anticipations. MBC has unveiled more stills of the lead stars Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won.

In the new still cuts, Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won managed to pull off the gun training scene. Their characters train together in a simulated street battle for the World Officer Championships.

This scene was taken in Jeju Islnd last month on the 20th with various equipments to create a realistic North-South unified team training. Ha Ji Won and Lee Seung Gi wore helmets and headsets with the hi-tech MILES (Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System) that are actually used in the military for a more realistic look.

The shoot went on for about 8 hours and Ha Ji Won showed her skills as a excellent shooter while Lee Seung Gi made a few jokes during the shoot and everything was completed with joy.

[News] Wonder Girls Sohee looking gorgeous for "MAC"

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 05:48 AM PDT

Wonder Girls maknae Sohee is all grown-up, transforming herself into stunning mature woman in her recent pictorial for make-up brand "MAC"!

Sohee arrived at the set without any make-up, which made some staff awe with her flawless skin. Makeup artist revealed that she only need minimum of a cover up to bring out her unique cat-look she's known for. After being donned with beautiful dress, she captivated everyone with her unique beauty and mature charisma.

Sohee revealed, "Since I traveled overseas more for promotion, I've begun to look for colors that bring out my Asian skin-tone. Soft pink or peach blush of lipstick are some of the products that I'm most interesetd in lately."

[News] JYJ, Song Ji Hyo and more pay respect to Yoochun's father

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 05:35 AM PDT

As reported earlier, Park Yoochun and Park Yoohwan's father passed away. Fellow JYJ members and labelmate Song Ji Hyo offered condolences to Yoochun and the family.

Park Yoochun's father passed away on the morning of the 14th due to chronic illness. Yoochun landed in Korea on the 14th after the JYJ Chile Tour and arrived at the funeral around 6PM. His brother and actor Yoohwan and his mother with other members of his agency were there.

Fellow group members Kim Jaejoong and Kim Junsu were the first to arrive at the funeral location in Seoul. Upon their arrival, they offered their deepest condolences to the family and paid their respect to his father. Label mate Song Ji Hyo was also present and offered her encouragement and condolences.

Only family, friends, agency related people and such are allowed in the funeral with reporters and other outsiders being controlled. Those media members who were at the airport all the way to the funeral have cleared out.

A friend of Yoochun said, "All the members of the group must've gone through a hard time with the stalker fan issue. Handling the tour alone must have been such a great deal but hearing this sad news when he hasn't even recovered yet must be great shock. It seems like he couldn't eat or sleep well until right before he went on stage on the tour and I'm worried he might not be well mentally and physically".

It has been also reported that all the cast and staff from the SBS drama "The Rooftop Prince" will make their way over for condolence until the late night. There were plans for the drama starting from today but were cancelled for now.

Source: hancinema

[News] Busker Busker for "1st Look"

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 05:20 AM PDT

Ahead of their official debut into the music industry, Busker Busker has participated in a pictorial for entertainment and lifestyle magazine "1st Look".

The members showed off their unique charms in vivid pastel suits and sunglasses. Coupled with four beautiful female models, Busker Busker pulled off a fusion of modern and retro looks.

In the interview, Busker Busker commented "We only focused on the album for three months after 'Super StarK3' ended. We just want to work with music as the base of everything, otherwise, we feel that we'll lose the focus of our music."

They continued, "The upcoming album will consist of self-composed songs. There will be light and fun love, rock club style, and many other diverse tempos and genre. We want to present songs that fit the season the album will be released in. This time, it will be a spring-like album."

[News] Rainbow Jaekyung shows impressive sketch

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 05:08 AM PDT

Rainbow's Kim Jaekyung stunned netizens by revealing her hidden artistic talent.

On March 14th, Jaekyung updated her personal Twitter, "Kim Designer's Drawing Time! Don't bother me. I'm working", and uploaded several photos of her sketches.

A picture shows Jaekyung sitting in a chair and with just a pencil she perfectly drew a tiger which wowed the viewers for its realistic nature. Jae Kyung shows each step with the detailed expression coming through with changes in each and every picture.

Netizens commented, "Kim Jaekyung's drawing skills are daebak", "I knew Jaekyung was pretty but didn't know she could draw!" and "She's like a true artist".

[Video] IU's teaser for Slurp Noodles

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 04:53 AM PDT

As previously reported, singer IU has been chosen as the new CF model for Nongshim Slurp Noodles. According to Nongshim, IU was selected for her fresh and youthful image which appeals not only to the youth but to uncle fans as well.

IU will also be the model for an interactive movie CF with the Slurp Noodles. The interactive movie will be produced according to the plot selected by consumers of the brand. Through a live platform, consumers will be able to change the plot as they wish with different options that lead to a number of endings.

Meanwhile, a teaser video for the CF has been released. The video shows a sneak peek of the CF, and showcases the adorable as ever IU.

[News] KARA to hold first fan meeting in Taiwan

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 04:42 AM PDT

Following their success in Korea and Japan, girl group KARA will be making another advancement and make their first step to Taiwan.

According to the group's agency DSP Media, KARA will be holding their first fan meeting in Taiwan. The group will meet their fans through meet-and-greet "Hello Taipei! KARA first fan meeting in Taiwan" which will take place at the Taipei Show Hall on March 31.

A representative stated, "It wil just be a regular fan meeting where the members will meet their local fans and perform several songs from their albums before they resume the Asia tour."

The event is organized by DSP Media together with Dragon-Art Entertainment and Warner Music. Tickets for the first fan meeting are available for purchase starting March 9 with prices ranging 1200~3600 TWD.

Meanwhile, kickstarted their Asia concert tour "KARASIA" with their two-day concert at the Olympic Gymnasium in Seoul on February 18 and 19. The girls will then head off to Japan for more shows starting in Yokohama on April 14.

[News] Shinhwa announces album's release date

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 04:23 AM PDT

The longest-running idol group Shinhwa, who will be celebrating their 14th anniversary this year, has gotten back together after a 4-year break to release their 10th album. The group recently held their comeback conference which was streamed online through Mnet, and as well released sneak peek still cuts for title track "Venus."

To further heighten the anticipation, Shinhwa has updated its official homepage with a new teaser image. In the teaser, Shinhwa announced to release "The Return" on March 23. A teaser image was also uploaded, showcasing Shinhwa members on a reddish-brown suit and classy hat, holding swords.

Meanwhile, Shinhwa will hold their comeback concert titled "The Return" which will take place at the Seoul's Olympic Park on March 24 and 25.