By: LazerKim Yesterday Kim Hyun Joong visited Nagoya and performed his street dance event in three different venues which was truly enjoyed by his fans from Nagoya and lots of fans from Osaka who attended the handshake event followed Hyun Joong. As usual Hyun Joong brought a festive atmosphere to Nagoya for even just a brief period of his visit. There were approximately 1,200 fans attended the Guerilla Concert at Sunshine Sakae and 3,000 fans at Central Park Nagoya. Right after his last performance he flew back to Tokyo which i would assume in preparation to his first shooting day for City Conquest tomorrow 10th of July.
In my previous articles, I have been writing that Hyun Joong changes his image depending on whatever project he’s working on. I think Hyun Joong did an excellent concept of HEAT and Let’s Party even in promoting the album. And his way of promoting the idea of street dancing the carefree style that any passerby can surely be attracted to the beat of the music Let’s Party and Hyun Joong simply enjoying the dance and just being himself was such a good idea and very effective.
Hyun Joong was able to capture a lot of attention in his down to earth simplicity that I truly admire. Many fans from around the world just envied Hyun Joong’s Japanese fans on how easily they can go and follow Hyun Joong even on the street dancing for just everybody who happens to be passing by the streets where he was.It’s Hyun Joong overload bringing fun just anywhere he may be!!
It was said that during this period of promoting his album, Kim Hyun Joong continuously have his regular rehearsals on singing and dance. And his daily work out at gym has been strictly followed together with his diet of cutting down calories to maintain his weight in preparation to his up-coming drama City Conquest.
And with that, Hyun Joong is back to No.1 rank at the Oricon Music Chart. I would assume this time that the sales of HEAT is coming from the non-fans of Kim Hyun Joong, here’s the results from yesterday’s cd sales and ranking. Kim Hyun Joong’s total sales is at 178,388, while Yamapi is at 108,448, with the difference of 69,940 copies. Hyun Joong still stays at no.1 rank on overall sales.
Yesterday I was at work I wrote my thoughts in my notepad about today’s article and as I went back home to type this article, I came across a news article which had caught my attention since the topic is related to what I have in mind, for today’s article. Here’s the news:
Korean star Kim Hyun-joong visits Tokyo
Our contributor writes:
“Joong arrived in the Ginza neighborhood hours before his scheduled appearance. A sudden, literal appearance surprised his group of admirers, who gathered for hours with the hope of getting a photo a quick look…
Japan, which previously ruled Korea harshly, had a strange change of heart, with regard to Korean television series, K pop, and films.
Korean music groups are playing a big role on the music scene, and movie stars are followed whenever they come into contact with the Japanese public, with the same idolatry that followed the Beatles when they visited Japan.”
Source: Citizenside Link>(http://www.citizenside.com/en/photos/sightings/2012-07-05/63429/korean-star-kim-hyun-joong-visits-tokyo.html)
This news reminded me of a video clip I watched last year, in which a Japanese went out to the streets and call his co citizen to boycott Korean drama series, and the Kpop idols! There are some blogs that seem to me are antis, at first I thought it was only Kim Hyun Joong whom they are attacking. Specially whenever Hyun Joong has a new project, before this project can out there to be released or even just planning it out, here they go attacking Hyun Joong. But I was wrong, it seem to me that they are actually against any popular Korean artist specially Kpop idols.
Why?? What have they done to you to hate them that much? Specially Kim Hyun Joong. I have been ignoring that blog full of insects ever since the blogger replied to my comment which seem to me as if I was talking to a kid!! And I would be just wasting my time to counter attack since they are haters that made me think they are being paid by some local artists or whoever to destroy the Hallyu Stars. I had this in mind for so long.
I do understand the freedom of choice is an individual decision who ever we choose to support and no amount of insects criticism can change my mind about Hyun Joong. I wonder now, are local artists starting to get worried and do they seriously consider Kpop stars a threat to their careers?
The ongoing activity events of Hyun Joong have been gaining more and more attention everyday and these events have been televised on local TV and at the media print that I’m sure Japanese local artists have seen the crowd following Hyun Joong everywhere he goes. What made the Japanese fans change their hearts about Korean stars?
I can only speak about Hyun Joong since I barely know other stars. I think Hyun Joong was able adopt the taste of his Japanese fans in terms of music. Although prior to Hyun Joong release of his Japanese album, his Japanese fans already appreciated his Korean songs. I’m sure it’s more than just songs that his Japanese fans like about Hyun Joong. His best magical charisma I think is Hyun Joong highest ace in winning the hearts of many of his Japanese fans.
Are the Japanese producers and promoters now put to blame for bringing the Korean artists to Japan? As a businessman or producer in the showbiz industry, whichever is the most salable to the local consumers are the ones likely to be offered by the producers. The businessmen are strategists, they do have the statistics in their hands and they know very well the power of Kim Hyun Joong in capturing a huge crowd to follow him anywhere he is. And it is just right that producers have to give what the crowd wants.
Nothing is strange in the Japanese change of heart pertaining for Korean artists. The Japanese fans particularly the fans of Kim Hyun Joong just happen to know and feel Hyun Joong is a deserving artist for who he is in reality. Nothing is strange if what we see in front of us is real.
A star who had gone out of his way to meet each and every fan he has in person to handshake with. A star who recognizes what his fans needs from him that he is most willing with sincerity to provide. A star who can give happiness through his own effort with the sole desire to share. And the real star in front of you is Kim Hyun Joong.
In the past years American stars have been followed by Japanese fans when they visited Japan. Now the same history is being seen at Hyun Joong’s visit to Japan. A huge crowd of fans came out from everywhere and has been at Hyun Joong’s tail anywhere he goes.
These fans may have been staying home silently following Hyun Joong at the internet that probably no one noticed how these fans grew rapidly in a snowball while remaining silently supporting Hyun Joong. And now they’re out there for the King of Kpop Kim Hyun Joong arrived to meet his fans in person.
What’s so strange about being captured by the real King of Kpop Kim Hyun Joong??
LazerKim here writing
Photo credits as tagged KHJean14, thanks.