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JYJ’s Park Yoo Chun proved his ongoing popularity in Japan.
C-JeS Entertainment revealed, “Park Yoo Chun left for Japan in order to attend the fan meeting for drama I Miss You taking place on July 9 in Yokohama Arena. As soon as the news went out for Park Yoo Chun’s arrival in Japan, the fans began gathering at the Haneda Airport to welcome him and despite the hot weather about 1,000 fans made their way from different corners of Japan.’
Park Yoo Chun earned popularity not only in Korea but also in Japan by starring in drama I Miss You which ended in January. The drama DVD also ranked number one on the pre-order chart, proving its popularity.
His more recent drama Three Days was also received well by his fans in Japan, leading many to stream the drama again online.
Meanwhile, Park Yoo Chun will be meeting with 12,000 fans in Yokohama Arena on July 9.
Actor Oh Jung Se praised idol-turned-actor Park Yoochun.
In an interview with OBS Plus on June 13, Oh Jung Se spoke about keeping in tune with Park Yoochun for drama ‘Missing You’: “Initially I didn’t know he was a singer. I had no prejudice against him and although I didn’t know, he’s a really good friend as an actor”.
On this day, Oh Jung Se began to say, “I had no prejudice against him and although I had seen Park Yoochun do a really good job without knowing [that he was a singer], he worked better and more diligently than some actors”.
Continuing, he was unsparing of his praises: “Even though I know that Park Yoochun is a singer, I do not have the awareness of him singing or dancing on stage. And, as you know, the drama site was really tight[-budgeted]. Environmentally, it was very poor. Nonetheless, when talking about him shedding tears in the cold weather, he would just act,” and, “I was proud that he was emulating so much. I thought ‘He worked hard as an actor’, not ‘You are a singer, how could you be so good like that?'”.
In addition, Oh Jung Se said, “I got along well and closer as friends with Park Yoochun at the time of the drama filming. We are mutually busy right now and don’t see each other very much. I send congratulatory messages and ask after him occasionally when he has events,” and revealed his regrets.
JYJ member, singer and actor Park Yoochun will hold a fanmeeting for MBC drama ‘Missing You’ in Japan in July.
On June 6, according to Park Yoochun’s management company C-JeS Entertainment: “Park Yoochun will have ‘Missing You’ drama fanmeeting in Yokohama Arena in Japan on July 9”.
An official said, “Aired in Korea last year, Park Yoochun’s drama ‘Missing You’ received great popularity in Japan at the time. Especially the love toward Park Yoochun undertaking the role of Han Jungwoo is hot –airing ‘Park Yoochun’s special making video’ and etc. on a local cable channel even now over a year after ending–, his heat has not cooled and it was decided for a drama fanmeeting.”
The official added, “Among local officials, they did not hesitate to pin Yoochun as the Hallyu star in dramas with the most influence in Japan,” and, “In particular winning 2nd place in the male actor category in ‘Japan’s Hallyu’s 10th Anniversary Awards’ last October, and although his Japanese activities are nonexistent lately, it still proves his hot popularity in Japan. Furthermore the heat toward the character has not cooled with the drama ending over a year ago, and it is a very unprecedented case holding even a drama fanmeeting”.
Meanwhile, Park Yoochun is expected to be found in Japan after his solo fanmeetings in Guangzhou, China on June 14, and in Shanghai on June 29.
[NEWS] JYJ’s Yoochun to hold a fan meeting in honor of his drama ‘I Miss You’ in Japan this July via Allkpop
[NEWS] Park Yu Chun to have a fan meeting in Japan this July via EN Star N News
[NEWS] Park Yoochun to hold a fan meeting in july for drama, “I Miss You” via Koreaboo
[NEWS] JYJ Yoochun To Hold ‘I Miss You’ Drama Fan Meeting In Japan This July via KpopStarz
[NEWS] JYJ’s Yoochun to hold a fan meeting in Japan for drama ‘Missing You’ via Asia Today
Who are the best stars in this sector?
Although a lot of idols have deeply infiltrated popular culture, a few are considered undoubtedly triumphant in achieving popular success. With star quality and box-office potential, who are these all-rounder ‘must-have’ idols?
JYJ Park Yoochun has dominated television. Park Yoochun was introduced as an actor through the lead character Lee Sun Joon in 2010 hit drama ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’, and instantly penetrated into the small screen. With regards to Park Yoochun’s acting, Shin Kyung Soo PD of SBS Wed-Thu drama ‘Three Days’ that’s currently airing said, “He surprised me with each episode. The martial arts director also praised his action performance.”
Amongst idol-turned-actors, Park Yoochun’s unrivalled blockbuster power is something to be proud of. A look at the average viewer ratings of the dramas he has appeared in: ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ 10.1%, ‘Miss Ripley’ 15.4%, ‘Rooftop Prince’ 14.8%, ‘I Miss You’ 11.6%; and as expected, ‘Three Days’ has also been showing stable viewer ratings at above 10%. All five consecutive productions he has acted in have maintained double-digit viewer ratings.
As a Hallyu star, his blockbuster power overseas is also unquestionable. All the productions he has previously appeared in were broadcasted in Japan while the DVDs sold like hot cakes. ‘Three Days’ was exported to China for approx. $50,000 per episode, exceeding the previous record holder ‘My Love from the Stars’.
Another JYJ member Kim Junsu has established himself as ‘box-office guarantee’ in the musical scene. In 2010, he was cast in the musical ‘Mozart!’ which was held in the 3,000-seat main theatre of Sejong Center for the Performing Arts; he made a splendid debut with tickets to 15 performances he appeared in all sold out. His performances in musicals ‘Tears of Heaven’ and later on ‘Mozart!’ encore stage were also sold out, showing off an unrivalled ‘ticket power’.
The production that gave Kim Junsu wings to fly is the 2012 musical ‘Elisabeth’. He won the Best Actor Award at ‘The 18th Korea Musical Awards’ for his role as ‘Death’, receiving recognition for his singing and acting abilities. Professor Lee Yoo Ri from the Department of Musical Theatre of Chungkang College of Cultural Industries commented, “It’s almost impossible to maintain ‘ticket power’ reputation for four consecutive years relying only on his title as an idol. The passion, sincerity, and his own acting style he has built in order to overcome the aspects he lacked in are what placed Kim Junsu in the best position.”
Note: parts unrelated to Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu were omitted.