Undisclosed photos of JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong from the movie ‘Jackal is coming’, which is set to premiere in Japan, were revealed.
On May 3, JYJ’s official facebook page released Kim Jaejoong’s unreleased photos and added a message, “Today Jaejoong’s movie ‘Code name: Jackal’ is out today in Japan! Hope you enjoy the movie!”
The photos show Hallyu star Choi Hyun (Kim Jaejoong’s character) filming a music video wearing civilian clothes of a samurai.
Netizens commented, “Is he real?”, “Looks like that does not exist in real life”, “Long hair looks good on him”, “He’s prettier than a woman! He’s really a manjjijnam!”,”People are now self-conscious when they saw the photos.”
On the other hand, Code Name Jackal is the story of Hallyu star Choi Hyun (Kim Jaejoong) being kidnapped by legendary killer (Song Jihyo). This comedy movie will be shown across Japan on May 3.
Translator’s Note: Manjjijnam – guy who looked like he came from a manhwa (Korean anime/cartoons)
The making of JYJ Kim Jaejoong’s first movie ‘Jackal is Coming’ which was sold before the Japanese release is getting a good response from the public.
According to Oricon charts, which is Japan’s most prestigious chart, the making DVD starring Kim Jaejoong and Song Jihyo ranked no 4 (aggregate sales from April 22 to 28) in the weekly DVD movies chart. The making of the DVD ranked no 1 on the day of its release (April 24) and has been constantly ranking high after.
The comedy movie is about top star Choi Hyun (Kim Jaejoong) being kidnapped by legendary killer Bong MinJeong (Song JiHyo). Movie was sold to foreign countries like Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei even before it was released in Korea.
The Japanese distributor said, “Kim Jaejoong is Japan’s most popular Korean artist. He has appeared in a lot of works in both Japan and Korea and has established himself as an actor. We are expecting a huge success all over Japan with this movie.”
Code Name: Jackal (Japanese title) will be released in Japan on May 3.
Jejung’s movie Code Name: Jackal is showing great results with the public – the making of the DVD is no 1 in Amazon, the magazine with Jejung on the cover is no 1 in Amazon as well, its official twitter account is no 1 in terms of having the most followers for Korean movies, the ‘Jejunomics’* whirlwind is getting stronger.
– Server paralysis during the advance ticket selling
The servers of the website selling the first advance tickets last Feb 9 temporarily went down due to a lot of people accessing the website.
– Making of the movie DVD is no 1 in Amazon’s foreign films in both Comedy and Suspense categories
‘Jejung in Code Name Jackal Making Film DVD Part 1’ became no 1 on the Comedy and Suspense Categories last Apr 20 and Apr 24 which is the release date. Its sales is unusually high for a making of a Korean movie DVD.
– Magazines with Jejung on the cover are selling crazily. Publishers rejoices!
・Magazine ‘Asian Pops Magazine’ (4/12 release) is no 1 in Amazon magazine category as soon as the reservation opened in late March! It is currently out of stock. But the publisher decided to print more copies as soon as possible!
・Magazine ‘Boda Japan’ (4/16 release) is no 1 in Amazon magazine category when the reservation started last March 29! As of 4/24, it is still no 1!