Monday, April 2, 2012

"[INFO] Big Bang's Alive Tour in Japan + Additional Tour Dates & Tickets Information!" plus 24 more

"[INFO] Big Bang's Alive Tour in Japan + Additional Tour Dates & Tickets Information!" plus 24 more


[INFO] Big Bang's Alive Tour in Japan + Additional Tour Dates & Tickets Information!

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 08:57 AM PDT



How to buy tickets for BIGBANG's Alive Tour in Japan?

The first round of pre-sale or lottery for official VIP Japan members is already over. The second round for fanclub members starts today (until APRIL 9) and public selling will begin on APRIL 28. Where to buy tickets:
The sites are in Japanese but since Lawson and E-plus are popular/major ticket sellers, there are already some tutorials available online for foreigners: 
If you find the tutorials above a bit complicated, there are websites that can buy tickets for you with a service fee: 

Additional Tour Dates
(Announced today, April 2nd)

May 17: Aichi Prefecture (Nippon Gaishi Hall) 
May 18: Aichi Prefecture (Nippon Gaishi Hall)

May 25: Yokohama (Yokohama Arena) - update 
May 26: Yokohama (Yokohama Arena)
May 27: Yokohama (Yokohama Arena)

May 31: Osaka (Osaka-jo Hall) - update 
June 1: Osaka (Osaka-jo Hall)
June 2: Osaka (Osaka-jo Hall)
June 3: Osaka (Osaka-jo Hall) - update 

June 16: Saitama (Saitama Arena) 
June 17: Saitama (Saitama Arena)

June 23: Fukuoka (Marine Messe) 
June 24: Fukuoka (Marine Messe)



Source: Vic + Tisya via BBU

[INTERVIEW] Big Bang's Interview with Oricon Style Japan!

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 08:45 AM PDT



Boy group Big Bang is featured on Oricon Style Japan and their interview from the said magazine has been translated. Check it out below.


Part 1

BIGBANG 『Pressured!? Opening up about their mindset and thoughts on their new album!』

A turning point album for BIGBANG

Q: Before this interview, you were on the Telephone Shockingcorner of 'Waratte Iitomo' (Fuji TV). Weren't you nervous? 
V.I: We've been on the show 'Waratte Iitomo!' before, so we were not that nervous.

Q: Unfortunately, you guys didn't get the phone strap.

V.I: Yeah. Since we are gyudon (beef bowl) maniacs, we expected the audience to love gyudon too. A little bit disappointing.

Q: Gyudon is everyone's source of power?
D-LITE: I think if there's no gyudon, I can't do anything.
SOL: If there's no gyudon, activities in Japan...
D-LITE: They will be meaningless. We come to Japan just to eat gyudon.
SOL: Just joking! (laugh)

Q: Let's end the gyudon story here (laugh). This time, BIGBANG is releasing an album after a year. Please send a message to the fans who had been waiting. 

G-DRAGON: A lot of things happened last year. After everything, we were finally able to complete the album. There was also pressure, but each member committed their time while getting ready for this, so I had this deep feeling when it was finally completed. For the fans who had been waiting for us, from now on, we will concentrate on our stage and we want to show all of you our cool images.

D-LITE: Like what G-Dragon said, we went through so many things last year. All the members got through it and we're back as one and completed the album. YG Family staffs also said that so far, this album is the best one. We made the album with confidence while having fun, so we hope that the fans will also enjoy it.

SOL: Releasing the album after everything that happened, it really means a lot for me personally and also for BIGBANG. I think it's an album that has become our turning point. From now on, our color will become stronger. For fans in Japan, thank you for always waiting for us. We really appreciate it.

V.I: A new album after 1 year.. In a lot of aspects, I think that we've upgraded and grown up. For this album, I think that each member feels so much confident. So I think that this is really the best present to all fans. In the future, we hope to come to Japan more often to do promotions.

T.O.P: Same like the others, I think the album ALIVE shows a new shape of BIGBANG as one. Also, we usually record 1 or 2 Japanese songs per album, but this time we challenged ourselves and recorded many songs. And, we also tried hard to make Japanese lyrics. I hope everyone will have fun listening to the album.

SOL: This time, m-flo's VERBAL did FANTASTIC BABY's Japanese lyrics. I think the lyrics harmonize the rhythm of the songe very well.

"ALIVE" represents BIGBANG's situation.

Q: The title 'ALIVE' has a lot of meanings, but this time, what's the theme or concept that BIGBANG wants to convey? 
D-LITE: The meaning of "ALIVE" is "to live" and up until now the frozen things slowly melted down. With that, I hope we're be able to convey our passion to music and to the stage.

SOL: The first song, INTRO, is a short track but it represents BIGBANG's situation. In the lyrics, there's a part that shows how someone is falling down, but it's simply not like that. It shows a sense of freedom and express the meaning of being "still alive=ALIVE".


The PART2 will be posted soon.


Source: MIMI@ameblo.jp//Trans by @marthapido/

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[PICTURES] Sistar for Plastic Island!

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 08:36 AM PDT

Pictures of girl group SISTAR for Plastic Island have been revealed. The girls are stunning in the photos.

Check it out below.








Shared by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Sohyun: "It was hard being called 'Hyunah's group."

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 08:24 AM PDT


During MBC's 'Come To Play', 4Minute's Sohyun shared her thoughts about being called as 'Hyunah's Group' sometimes. Hyunah is the most active among 4Minute members. It is obvious that Hyunah is the most popular and she received the most attention but who knew that it is hard for the members as they are deprived of attention.

Member Sohyun confessed that it is hard for them to be called as 'Hyunah's Group' instead of 4Minute. She honestly said that she was upset when they were not called 4Minute but 'Hyunah's Group' so she made a promise and showed a better Sohyun and became more matured afterwards. 

This episode of MBC's Come to Play was aired today.


Source: TV Report
Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] SHINee to release the Japanese version of Sherlock!

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 08:12 AM PDT



Idol group SHINee just made their Korean comeback with their album 'Sherlock'. The song garnered lots of attention because it is the combination of SHINee's two new songs Clue and Note. They are still promoting Sherlock on various music shows.

However, a good news for Japanese fans is here. SHINee revealed that they will be releasing a Japanese version of 'Sherlock'. The details has been revealed on their official Japanese website.

The Japanese version has three versions which are Limited Edition, Regular Edition (First Press) and Regular Edition.

Limited Edition
 CD + DVD
28 Page Photo Booklet
3D Sleeve Case + One of 11 random trading cards
★ One of 11 random trading cards
★ 28 page photo booklet including pictures from the music video shooting
★ DVD includes the music video and a behind the scenes sketch video from the music video shooting.

TOCT-40400 <POPS>STEREO
2,500 yen (tax-inclusive)
2,381 yen (tax-exclusive)

TRACK LIST
CD:
1. Sherlock [Japanese ver.]
2. Keeping Love Again
DVD:
1. Sherlock [Japanese ver.] Music Video
2. Sherlock [Japanese ver.] Jacket + Music Video Shooting Sketch



Regular Edition (First Press)
 CD
Poster Booklet
★ One of 11 random trading cards
★ Including a 360x360 POSTER BOOKLET!

TOCT-40401 <POPS>STEREO
1,200 yen (tax-inclusive)
1,143 yen (tax-exclusive)

TRACK LIST
CD:

1. Sherlock [Japanese ver.]
2. Keeping Love Again

If the first press editions are no longer available, only regular editions will be available.


Regular Edition.
CD
Poster Booklet

★ Including a 360x360 POSTER BOOKLET!



TOCT-40401 <POPS>STEREO

1,200 yen (tax-inclusive)
1,143 yen (tax-exclusive)



TRACK LIST

CD:
1. Sherlock [Japanese ver.]
2. Keeping Love Again



Those who buy the CD will be eligible for two sets of prizes:



■ Prize Set A (10 winners)

SHINee THE FIRST JAPAN ARENA TOUR "SHINee WORLD 2012" Meet and Greet Pass + Concert Ticket
There will be five winners each for the 6/23 (Tokyo, Saturday) and 6/30 (Hiroshima, Saturday) concert dates.



■ Prize Set B (50 winners)

Sherlock Special Goods Set
The contents of the special goods set is unspecified.



You must send in your entry by May 20, 2012.

Application details will be included in the limited edition and regular first press edition CD packages.
Those who buy early will get a bonus item -- a round Sherlock fan. They'll be available until stock runs out.


SHINee also recorded a video message about the release of their new Japanese single.





Source: shinee.jp

Translated by: Annie @ SHINee Forums International (shineee.net)
Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

[PICTURE] IU shares a selca from Japan

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 08:05 AM PDT


Singer IU, who currently busy promoting in Japan, recently shared a photo herself during recording.

On April 2nd, IU posted on her official fancafe, "Because of my cold medicine, if I just close my eyes for 10s, I think I'll fall asleep...@_@ Waiting for my turn on stage~~What's everyone up to!", and attached the photo above.

In the photo, IU is looking adorable as ever without any sign of sickness. Her charming round eyes and innocent smiles captured hearts. The photo was taken during her recording for NHK Music Japan, which will be broadcast on April 8th.

Meanwhile, IU recently debuted in Japan with her Japanese version of "Good Day." She made a soft landing at 8th spot on daily chart and climbed on the 6th place of Oricon Weekly Singles Chart.

Credit: WeheartIU

[VIDEO] F.Cuz new member, Raehyun's I'm in love

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 08:12 AM PDT



CAN ent. has just release a video of F.CUZ new member, Raehyun singing I'm in love.

Raehyun's profile : 1991년 06월 08일; 178cm/62kg.

Follow Raehyun's twitter : https://twitter.com/#!/fogus68

Do support and give him lots of love, For U! ^^
Do remember F.Cuz comeback too, 2012.04.19!

Source: https://twitter.com/#!/FCUZ0108/status/186829393006571520/photo/1
Written By: JANNICA @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

[PICTURE] 2PM’s Junsu introduces his new family member

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 07:56 AM PDT


2PM's Junsu welcomes a new addition to his family!

On April 2nd, Junsu posted on his Twitter, Introducing our new family member Audrey! She was born on January 12, 2012 and she will become more gray as she grows! Grow up fast and be healthy!", and attached a photo of himself holding his new pet.

Fans commented, "Both of you have similar eyes!", "Welcome to the family, Audrey!", "Audrey is cute" and more.

[PICTURE] 2PM’s Junho and Vanness Wu take a photo together

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 07:43 AM PDT


2PM's Junho and popular Taiwanese singer Vanness Wu took a friendly photo together.

On April 2nd, Vanness Wu shared the photo above on his Twitter with the caption, "2PM's Junho in the house!" In the photo, Vanness and Junho are seen smiling brightly together for the camera.

2PM's Junho and Vanness Wu will be collaborating for a Taiwanese drama's OST album. The two stars have recorded the track "Invincibility" for the drama 'Tiamo Chocolate'.

Currently, Junho is in Taiwan to participate in the music video shooting for the song.

[AUDIO] Jang Geun Seuk sings for Love Rain OST!

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 07:37 AM PDT

Check out Jang Geun Seuk's new song Love Rain for KBS latest drama Love Rain.

Do you like this song?

[AUDIO] Extremely short preview of SHINee's Sherlock Japanese version!

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 07:34 AM PDT



SHINee announced officially that they will release Sherlock in Japanese soon,check out the short preview of the Japanese version of Sherlock here!



Are you curious to listen to the full song?

For those who have not watched SHINee's Korean Sherlock MV!




[NEWS] B.A.P’s Bang Yong Guk celebrates 23rd birthday

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 07:31 AM PDT


B.A.P leader Bang Yong Guk recently celebrated his 23rd birthday!

On April 2nd, B.A.P's agency, TS Entertainment updated its official Facebook page and wrote, "March 31st was the birthday of B.A.P's leader, Bang Yong Guk. Thank you very much for your kind support, BABYz!"

TS Entertainment also attached a photo of Bang Yong Guk, dressed in black jacket and cap while happily holding his birthday cake.

B.A.P members also showed their love for the leader and tweeted heartwarming messages.

Daehyun wrote, "Happy 23rd birthday to Yonggukie hyung!!!"

Yongjae tweeted, "Everyone let's celebrate out B.A.P's Bang Leader Hyungnim's birthday!!! Happy birthday!"

Jongup also tweeted, "Let's celebrate Yonggukie hyung's birthday~!!"

Zelo wrote, "WOW!! Happy birthday to THE LEADER of B.A.P Yonggukie hyung, happy birthday to Yonggukie hyung !!!"

Himchan wrote, "I'll tweet dizzily a message that only you know about with a nickname filled with my affection, happy birthday bbang"

Upon reading the birthday greeting and wishes from co-members and the fans, Bang Yong Guk thanked everyone saying, "Thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday, I will share and repay you for the great love you are giving to me who is still lacking a lot."

Meanwhile, B.A.P, who recently wrapped up their debut promotions, is currently busy preparing for their comeback album.


Credit: TSU Trans

[VIDEO] Hyomin is a cute model on K-Collection In Seoul!

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 07:23 AM PDT

T-ara's Hyomin walked down the runway for K-Collection in Seoul on 11th March.

Her model clip has been revealed recently,check out the video below!



Is she as good as a professional model?

[PICTURE] Girls’ Generation congratulates Shinhwa on their comeback

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 07:22 AM PDT


Legendary group, Shinhwa, has been showered with love from idol groups since they made their comeback. This time, the group received a congratulatory gift from popular group, Girls' Generation.

On April 2nd, Shinhwa uploaded a proof-shot of the present they have received from the girls through the group's official Twitter. They wrote, "Our pretty juniors Girl' Generation congratulated our comeback with a cake as a present. It wasn't given by the group themselves and we didn't get to take a picture with them, but Shinhwa sunbaes are already happy just by taking a picture with the cake."

Shinhwa and Girls' Generation used to be labelmates back when the boys were still under SM Entertainment. The two groups are also known for their close relationship. Particularly, Jun Jin used to receive letters from members Hyoyeon and Jessica.

[NEWS] HyunA, “I gained weight”

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 08:30 AM PDT


Girl group 4minute HyunA's absurd statement is currently receiving a lot of buzz.

During an interview with Mnet's "Wide Entertainment News", HyunA talk about her current activities and dieting secrets where she made an odd remark, "I gained weight."

HyunA revealed, "I enjoy eating a lot and get rid of my stress through food. There are times when I feel uncomfortable because people pay a lot of in my figure. I get stressed easily if I gain even a few pounds."

The sexy singer also revealed her dieting secrets. She continued, "I usually take the stairs instead of the elevator and try to suppress myself from craving. I think that has helped me a lot."

[NEWS] HyunA & G.NA’s teary goodbye with dog Cherry

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 06:52 AM PDT


Singer G.Na and 4minute's HyunA shed tears as they bid goodbye to abandoned dog Cherry.

On the March 31st episode of KBS2's "Declaration of Freedom Saturday: Birth of a Family", Cherry was adopted by a new family and parted from Boom, Lim Siwan, HyunA and G.NA.

During the episode, Siwan, Boom, G.NA, and Hyuna went out for a picnic with Cherry. After being informed that it's the day for Cherry to be adopted, HyunA was all tears as she said, "I think it's all too much faster than I thought."

Cherry also seemed to get a hint of goodbye and avoided the eye-contact with the two singers.

Meanwhile, the March 31st episode was the last episode of KBS "Freedom Declaration Saturday: Birth of a Family."


Source

[NEWS] Big Bang tops Taiwanese charts, "Overwhelming Popularity"

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 06:47 AM PDT


Big Bang has taken over the Taiwan music chart as well.

Big Bang has topped Taiwan's G-Music and Five Music weekly chart with fifth mini album 'Alive.' G-Music includes Korea and Japan music chart but also topped the chart with albums released in Taiwan as well. The share is almost 22.28%. The group topped the charts stepping over Taiwan's popular singer Huang Xiaohu with an overwhelming difference of 4.8%.

Big Bang also before placed #2 even in Japan daily chart and 2nd on iTunes chart, the group has proven their big popularity in Asia by also sweeping the Taiwan music chart as well.

Big Bang is currently promoting 'Blue.' As they finish their mini-album activities the group will hold 'Big Bang Alive Tour 2012 in Japan' the five city tour beginning in May from Nagoya, Yokohama, Osaka, Saitama and Fukuoka.

Source: Sports Chosun
Translation from Kpopstarz

c:bigbangupdates

[PICTURE] Still cuts of Kim Soo Hyun and Shin Se Kyung from CF set

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 06:39 AM PDT


Some still cuts of actor Kim Soo Hyun and actress Shin Se Kyung at a CF photo shoot are currently attracting netizens' attention.

The still cuts were recently posted on an online community board under the title, "Shin Se Kyung and Kim Soo Hyun in a friendly atmosphere."

The pictures show the two star acting out a scene in the commercial in some friendly yet a bit awkward poses. In particular, their tiny faces and impressive body proportions drew the eyes of the viewers.

Kim Soo Hyun and Shin Se Kyung once proved their close friendship, attending the same school. The revealed their friendship in the episode of MBC TV's Section TV Entertainment that aired on March 18.

In the episode, Shin Se Kyung stated, "My first impression of Kim Soo Hyun was 'eccentric'. It was eccentric in a good way though".


Source

[PICTURE] KARA Seungyeon’s V-line sparks suspicion

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 06:26 AM PDT


KARA's Han Seungyeon's jaw-line transformation is currently making headlines online.

On March 30th, a netizen uploaded a 'Before and After' comparison pictures of Seungyeon onto an online community board titled, "Seungyeon loses her cheek fat and her chin has transformed into a perfect v-line."

In the picture, Seungyeon has a chubbier cheeks and circular-shaped face. The other pictures shows the singer with a noticeable visible v-line compared to the past.

Netizens commented, "If you lose weight, your face does become slim", "I think her past appearance was much more cuter", "Did she get a plastic surgery?" "Her v-line is too pointy" and "It looks like it was photoshopped."

Source

[PICTURE] Lee Min Ho shines for Innisfree

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 06:13 AM PDT


Hallyu star Lee Min Ho has been chosen as the international model for cosmetics brand Innisfree for its latest line of men's cosmetics. Lee Min Ho recently participated for a photoshoot that took place at Jeju's Gotjawal with a concept of nature, forests. and relaxation.

The picture shows a smiling Lee Min Ho, surrounded by a lush forest, showing off his radiant and glowing skin.

Lee Min Ho expressed his praises for the location and said "It is so surprising and neat that our country South Korea has such a pure and clean location."

[Picture] f(x)'s Amber greets fans with a new selca!

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 06:05 AM PDT

f(x)'s rapper Amber uploaded a new selca on her Me2day.

She said,"A rainy day,play at home".

It seems that she enjoys her time at home,it has been a while since i watched f(x)'s performing on stage,do you like Amber's new selca?

[NEWS] miss A’s Suzy shows off her rap skills

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 06:00 AM PDT


Girl group miss A's Suzy has revealed her impressive rap skills.

On the April 1st episode of SBS' 'Challenge! 1000 Songs', miss A members along with Park Il Joon, Han Hye Jin, Lee Young Bum, Hong Jin Young, Hong Suk Chun, and Kim Sung Soo made their guest appearances to show off their singing skills.

In the episode, miss A were the first challenger and they selected Solid's "Soul Mates." Suzy especially surprised everyone with her perfect rap and drew a lot of compliments from everyone on the show.

Source

[NEWS] Busker Busker achieves an all-kill for the 5th day

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 05:47 AM PDT


Trio Busker Busker may be a newcomer to the K-Pop scene, but they have taken over the online download charts for 5 straight days!

Busker Busker released their very first album 'Busker Busker' on March 29th, and the title song "Cherry Blossom Ending" is enjoying an all-kill on all music charts. Other tracks from its album are also steadily climbing up the ranks instead of falling.

As of April 2, the fifth day since release of the album, three of Busker Busker's songs lined up in a row on top 3 spots with "Cherry Blossom Ending" cemented on #1 while "Ideal Type", "First Love", "Yeosu Night Sea", "Loneliness Amplifier" and "Blossoms" all made it into the top 10.

Busker Busker had previous taken over the charts ranking #1 on all the charts with the song 'Ideal Type' which was revealed ahead of the album, perhaps foretelling that the album would be a hit.

[NEWS] miss A’s Suzy, “I asked a male idol for his phone number”

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 05:34 AM PDT


miss A's Suzy recently revealed her shocking story of asking a male idol for his phone number.

On the recent recording for MBC's 'Come to Play', Suzy was asked questions involving the dating between idols in the 'Suzy vs Suzy' segment.

Suzy surprised netizens with her confession saying, "I have asked a male idol star for his phone number." The hosts, Yoo Jae Suk and Kim Won Hee, then asked who that male idol was, but Suzy's answer will be revealed through the show.

Aside from Suzy, other guests will be present including 4minute's Sohyun, Sistar's Hyorin and more.

The show will air tonight at MBC.

Source

[PICTURE] B2ST’s Yoseob is looking for his queen

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 05:24 AM PDT


B2ST's Yang Yoseob recently transformed into a king.

On April 2nd, Yoseob uploaded a picture on his Twitter with the caption, "A small present. I'm looking for a queen. Queen. Where are you~"

In the picture, Yoseob is making a cute face to the camera with a shiny crown on his head. His milky white skin and puppy eyes captured the public's attention.

Netizens commented, "I am here", "Your queen is here", "He looks great while wearing a crown" and "He is such a cute creature."