[article] Jang Geun Suk, Takes Over Japanese Show Programs Without a Translator ‘For Sure the Prince of Asia’

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“Just Crazy” Album is No. 4 on United World Chart

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Here is original link, congrats to Jang Keun Suk, Just Crazy is a great album. Really deserve this.
http://www.mediatraffic.de/albums-week24-2012.htm

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[article] Jang Keun Suk, beautiful childhood “Little Prince”

I posted the thread “How different is JKS from his childhood?” before. Here’s another news.

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Actor Jang Keun Suk has possessed beauty like a flower since childhood. On May 24th, his photos were posted on an internet community with the title “Was Jang Keun Suk beautiful when he was a kid?” Those photos show young child actor JKS starring in various works. He had an innocent smile like he has today. Besides, he had a cuteness characteristic to a kid. You can find himself of purity like a real “Little Prince (Le Petit Prince)”. Netizen commented as follows; “He smiles like an angel from childhood.” “He never changes. He’s grown up in a cool way.” “His parents must choke up being proud of having him.” “As it is now, his smile is very pure and beautiful.” and “He deserves No.1 of the most beautiful kids contest.”

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[News] “Just Crazy” got No.1 on Oricon Weekly Album Chart

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Korean popular actor and singer Jang Keun Suk’s first album “Just Crazy” got a NO.1 ranking on Oricon Weekly Album Chart dated June 11th. 88,000 copies of the CD have been sold since May 30th. JKS is the first solo artist whose debut album topped the Oricon Weekly Album Chart since 2004, Japanese artist Naotaro Moriyama. Besides, it’s first foreign male solo artist for the achievement.

As you all know, his debut song in Japan “Let me cry” released in April, 2011 also topped the Oricon Weekly Single Chart.

After knowing this news, JKS gave us a message as follows; “I feel great!! I’m really happy. I’ll visit Japan, so please look forward to it!!”

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Quote from ONLYSTAR

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The quote from JKS’ words of “ONLYSTAR” magazine.

When he was asked about the difference of his view on love compared to the role he played in YMP, he answered as below.
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When I’m in love in reality, I’m confident to be more cute and adorable than movies.

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[News] Jang Keun Suk Among the Top 3 Asian Artists Satisfaction Survey

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Original Source: http://ent.xinmin.cn/2012/05/09/14694607.html
English translation: Sarah Ye

Jang Keun Suk Among the Top 3 of 2012 Hua Ding Asian Artists Satisfaction Survey

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2012 Hua Ding, Asian Artists Satisfaction Survey Reveal Ceremony will be held on June 05 in Beijing. Yesterday, the organizer Tianxia Yingcai Media revealed the top 100 list of Asian Artists Satisfaction Survey. Chinese Japanese and Korean artists have occupied 3rd of 4th of whole list, the rest are from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and India. Miyazaki Hayao, Jackie Chan and Jang Ken Suk are on the top 3.

Japanese famous Manga artist Miyazaki Hayao is top 1 on the Satisfaction Survey with general index 936.75. Also in the top 10 there is Japanese pop star Takuya Kimura. His index score is 918.35. In the survey, Jackie Chan got wild claim for his achievements in the entertainment industry and also his charity work helped lots of people all over the world. He has gained high praises from the society. He is second on the list with general index 931.01. The No. 1 Hallyu Star, the temperament beautiful Jang Keun Suk, in 2011, he released his first Japanese album “Let Me Cry” got top on the Oricon Chart, become first overseas singer debut album got on the No. 1, In the same year, his arena shows in Japan has got over 200,000 attendances, made record for Hallyu Stars’ public performance. Jang Keun Suk, the popular heartthrob got general index 919.73, is the third on the over all list of Asian Artists Satisfaction Survey. Jang Dong Gun, Song Hye Kyo, Lee Min Ho also on the 4th, 8th and 10th, Hallyu star wave is still strong.

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[article] Jang Geun Suk ‘Essence of Love Drama’ Acting Critically Acclaimed!

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The meticulous emotional acting by Jang Geun Suk who is starring in KBS drama “Love Rain” is critically acclaimed by the audience.

Jang Geun Suk naturally interprets the character of rough and gentle evil man “Seo Joon,” he uses one line to express the hurt suffered since young to now from the family, and in the happy period and parting scenes with Ha Na (YoonA), he expresses the change of emotion in great detail, allowing viewers to go deeper into the plot.

In particular, whenever he interprets the complex feelings of “Seo Joon,” his meticulous breathing, gestures, eyes are perfectly manifested.

The production team of “Love Rain” said, “Jang Geun Suk perfectly demonstrates the emotional play with a variety of pain, which is both happy and sad when falling into love. Nobody can replace Jang Geun Suk to play the role of ‘Seo Joon,’ in the remaining plot, the emotional acting of Jang Geun Suk will shine even more, please looking forward to it.”

Source: Asian Drama, Daily KPOP NEWS

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[News] Jang Keun Suk and Park Min Young in Beijing end May for Tong Yi endorsement

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Recently, Tong Yi has invited Asia Prince Jang Keun Suk to be the ambassador for its orange juice and Korean sweet princess Park Min Young for its mango juice.

This is the first time that JKS and Park Min Young are working together as ambassadors for a Chinese fruit juice brand. Both ambassadors will be in Beijing at the end of May 2012 for the launch of Tong Yi’s new packaging press conference, and fans will also be invited to participate in close interaction.

For this collaboration, Tong Yi representative expressed that as the leading new-generation idol stars, JKS and Park Min Young have high popularity in Asia. They are trendy, cheerful, beautiful and yet refreshing; their self-confidence matches the products.

The CF filming for both ambassadors is nearing an end and in the midst of post-filming editing and production. The CF is expected to air in early June. At the same time, in order for more consumers to feel the new trendiness of Tong Yi fruit juices and to interact more closely with JKS and Park Min Young, Tong Yi website has also launched an online activity.

JKS will be holding his third Asia Tour from July onwards, and in China in August, which will bring about another surge of the Hallyu craze.

Source: Mina.com

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[aritcle] 04-28-2012 PD Yoon: Love Rain DVD – Director Cut (70’s part)

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Source: Innolife.net

English Translation: Sarah Ye
Interview with PD Yoon Suk Ho, Love Rain DVD –director cut (the 70s part)
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PD Yoon, the director of Love Rain revealed that there will be a director cut DVD coming out.

April 27th, at Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu Seoul, KBS2 drama Love Rain did on site open filming. PD Yoon Suk Ho expressed that he had special feeling (nostalgia) towards 70’s part of the drama. He also said even the shooting of that part was slow, but he had put lots of emotions in it. So he would like to edit this part again and make DVD out of it.

“Love Rain” is a drama that combines 70’s analog era pure love and 2012 digital era modern fashion love (passion and romantic). The story goes over generations and crossed the time lines to narrative the nature of love.

PD Yoon said the 70’s love is more concentrate on “slow aesthetics”. He also said that he planned to make 10 episodes of 70’s part and would run through the young generation love story and middle age love story together. At the beginning, he planned to make 70’s part for 10 episodes, but at the end, they only edited 4 episodes of it. They shot lots of very beautiful scenes (means the parts that didn’t show in the 70’s part as drama aired), so he will make a DVD out of it.

Since September to December last year, he used 4 months to shoot 70’s love part in Keimyung University, Daegu. He said he has put lots of energy to shoot 70’s love story part that really showed 70’s romance – “the fond of memories is hard to let it go”. He also said: “The pace was slow, but that was how it was and I didn’t want to change it but keep it as it was. Compare to just follow the modern steps I would rather to put all my efforts to make something that I want.” He said: “In Japan, for some important friends I gave out “Winter Sonata” DVD as gift. That means to treasure all the feelings, music and scenes in the work. This time I will do the same thing to Love Rain. This drama will not be just an electrical wave pass through, but more like a prepared gift for someone you like. Then he/she will remember this works for a very long time.”

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[article] Love Rain, With Production Team On Site

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Source: SK Communications
English Translation: Sarah Ye

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[News] summary of JKS’ car accident happened on April 29

Despite having a partially destroyed car accident, JKS is still shooting “Love Rain”
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English translation: tenshi_akuma
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Actor Jang Keun Suk is the victim of a half destroyed car accident, but he was soon back to the set of KBS2 “Love Rain”.

According to his agency, Tree J Company, JKS had a car accident near Yeoju on the way to Seoul after filming “Love Rain” at Mangsang Beach in Kangwon-do. The accident took place at around 5am. The car was partially destroyed hitting a guardrail settled on the road where below is cliffs, but, fortunately, it really was a close call with serious physical injury.

In the half collapsed car, there were four people. JKS was sitting in the front seat. His manager (MJ) drives the car. The executive of Tree-J company and the other manager were in the backseat. JKS tipped his chair back and was sleeping with fastening his seat-belt at that time. JKS didn’t get traumatic injury, but he suffered from pain of a bruise.

The agency stated, ”God helping them! I can’t thank God enough to avert a catastrophic accident. And it was fortunate that the car wasn’t a van. It was JKS’ own car. If it had been a van, it would have fallen down the cliff over the guardrail. ”, sighing with the relief of their return.

Despite such a big accident, he headed for the shooting set of “Love Rain” after a short 2-hour sleeping in Seoul. The agency official said, “He didn’t go to hospital not to cause trouble to the crew. We asked him to go even if he felt he was OK. We know the injury isn’t get not only physically but also mentally. But he chose shooting.”

This accident was expected human disaster. JKS has had murderous schedule nearly for a week. For example, he finishes shooting at 5am and soon starts again at 7am. Even for this two-hour rest, he had to spend this for a beauty salon, so that he didn’t take a real rest at all. Such a tight schedule fatigued his managers, too.

The agency said, “Now he’s on the set. After finishing the shooting, he can go to hospital. But he won’t go during the opening hours.” and sighed sadly.

Another case happened last July was that Yoo Seung Ho who appeared on SBS TV “Warrior Baekdongsu” also had a car accident on the way to shooting. After the accident, he decided to go to the set, but he was sent to an emergency room for treatment by the crew.

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[article] Jang Keun Suk, A Patriotic Hallyu Star

Credits: Yakumocri (translate to Chinese)/SukNational HongKong weibo

Source: sisakorea.kr /NightFlight@twitter

English translation: Sarah Ye

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[27.04.2012] JKS: I want to advance into China’s market

Source: TV Daily
Kor-Chinese translation: Sukbar

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Jang Keun Suk says that Chinese and Japan markets are a little different. His final goal may be Hollywood, but he wants to advance into the Chinese market too.

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[News] “Love Rain” OST Amasses Over 20,000 Pre-order Sales

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On April 24, the OST for Love Rain is scheduled to be released. The album will contain twelve tracks including Jang Keun Suk’s Love Rain, Tiffany’s Because It’s You and more. Already proving to be a major successful soundtrack, it was revealed pre-order sales for the album had already surpassed 20,000 copies.

A production member of the OST said, “One will be able to experience the deep emotions of Love Rain like the fresh and lush feelings of spring in the high quality sound track.”

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Jang Keun Suk Transforms Into a Photographer for ‘Love Rain’

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Photo credit: Y Tree Media

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On the upcoming April 9 episode of KBS’ Love Rain, a new love story will be revealed between Girls’ Generation’s Yoona and Jang, the photographer, now set in 2012. Just like the switch from the analogue to digital age in the drama, the two actors will display a 180 degree transformation for Love Rain,as the characters take on a new role within the drama. Jang, who portrayed the passive Seo In Ha in the past, will now take on the role of Seo Joon, the confidant man who can win over any girl in three seconds. It marks a complete turn-around from the soft-spoken and warm Seo In Ha character Jang portrayed in the 1970s setting and 2012’s Seo Joon, who pays no heed to the attention of others. Seo Joon is described as a temperamental but merit-filled individual.

For his role as Seo Joon, Jang studied and followed the actions and movement of other photographers, showing Jang’s seriousness in his acting.

A member of Love Rain’s production said, “Even the production staff was surprised by Jang’s transformation. We feel the professional Jang Keun Suk, who is similar to the Seo Joon character, will be able to fully display his character’s merits. It will be good to anticipate the new character.”

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