By: LazerKim Today is a special day 12-12-12 the UNLIMITED day for Kim Hyun Joong to officially release his first studio album which has been the most awaited event by millions of fans all over the world. Hyun Joong set a festive mood yesterday in Tokyo prior to the album release. From Haneda Airport on his arrival from Seoul, to the streets of Shibuya surrounding the Shibuya Public Hall, these area in Tokyo were crowded by Hyun Joong fans yesterday!
The Premium event successfully transpired as Hyun Joong met with some 6,000 fans. The venue opened at 9:00 in the morning yesterday as his fans gathered while Hyun Joong was still boarding his flight bound to Tokyo! The event ended in evening with much joy seeing thousand of fans with their big smiles after meeting Hyun Joong in person! Here’s that news:
Kim Hyun Joong successfully holds a premium event before releasing the first album in Japan (Source: Korea.com)
Kim Hyun Joong recently held a premium event in Japan in celebration of the release of his first Japanese album.
On December 11, Kim arrived in Haneda Airport to attend the premium event, which was held at the Shibuya Public Hall a day before the album’s release.
At the event, which attracted over 6,000 fans, Kim released music videos of “Your Story” and “Save Today,” tracks from the album, for the first time. With his mature image and music, he received lots of favorable reviews from the fans. He also spent a good time with his fans, talking about the album and his life.
In a press interview, which was held in the middle of the event, such major TV stations and newspapers as Fuji TV and Nippon TV asked a variety of questions about the album, and Kim sincerely answered to the questions, saying thank you for the success of the single Heat and showing affection for the first album.
A person from a media source says, “Kim Hyun Joong is the only Korean solo artist who is currently popular in Japan from among lots of idol groups.”
Kim will release the first Japanese album, Unlimited, on December 12 and will go on a tour of Japan for about three months from January next year.
Yesterday the event started with the Music Video of Hyun Joong’s new songs were being shown in three separate sessions at the same venue, and a part of the event was the talk session with Kim Hyun Joong and two Japanese MC. Watching from the video clips of the event particularly this portion, there were always roar of laughter from Hyun Joong and the audience! A part of the talk session, the Miguhui Music Festival was discussed, which Hyun Joong was being awarded The Most Popular Overseas Artist.
Hyun Joong was asked: “Korea is very cold last week, were you okay?” Hyun Joong answered: “It’s okay because I went to China at that time!!” Then he talked about the award he got in Miguhui Music Awards last December 8th, fans clapped hands to congratulate him!
After the Awards Night in China, the following day Hyun Joong had a chance to play, as he was asked “What are you doing in China?” Hyun Joong answered: “I learned to play table tennis from a professional person, but tried only several times.” Then he shown the poses of playing table tennis using his microphone! There’s also a scene that Hyun Joong showed his Breakdown choreography teaching one of the MC, that his fans screamed and really enjoyed that brief part!!
On the third talk session Hyun Joong kept moving all the time, that the MC noticed and asked him why he always move. Hyun Joong said he was feeling hot, since the venue was rather crowded and suddenly his fans chanted, “Take off”, meaning to take off his top coat! Then Hyun Joong was on the act of taking off his coat then hesitated since his fans were all cheering to take off his coat! He was teasing them, but eventually took it off showing in his white shirt but can’t help to notice his real sexy muscles!!
Towards the end of the talk session, Hyun Joong greeted his fans a Merry Christmas as he raise his arms and did the heart sign! He was so cute! Apparently Hyun Joong enjoyed the event as he was all laughing with his fans and smiling all through out till the end. I do hope someone can upload and translate this talk sessions which appears to be interesting and fun since most of the time during the talk session there were laughter and it feels as if I was there with the fans enjoying Hyun Joong’s talk!!
In my previous article I mentioned that one of the scenarios that I would love to see again is the festive atmosphere that we have seen when Hyun Joong launched his album HEAT. Although it was on the month of July which was summer in Japan, so the album promotion events were done outdoors. This time in promoting the album UNLIMITED, events shall be done indoors, like the event transpired yesterday and today, there shall be fan sign event at the same venue in Shibuya.
Yesterday the atmosphere was really like a circus going on since Hyun Joong fans were just euphoric over the event from morning till the evening! I’m was just watching from afar but the feeling is so great as if I was actually there together with the thousands of fans, who doesn’t mind the freezing cold of winter in Tokyo! A long line of fans was spotted to get into the venue and all you can see are faces from the excited fans waiting for Hyun Joong and tirelessly till the end of the event everyone was smiling as they enjoyed being there with Hyun Joong.
Yesterday morning pictures of huge posters and billboards of Hyun Joong’s UNLIMITED were posted every where around Tokyo, it’s like seeing the entire city filled with Hyun Joong’s face!! It was so amazing seeing this and the crowd of fans every where, it feels like a national hero’s day!! And then the huge container truck carrying the UNLIMITED billboard roam around the streets as early as 8am yesterday playing the song of Hyun Joong attracted the public, as if saying Hyun Joong is coming!!
SHOUT TO THE WORLD
My hats off to Universal Music Tokyo in conducting their advertising schemes very effectively for their public awareness program in advertising Hyun Joong’s UNLIMITED album. As I mentioned in my previous articles, advertising and promotion is very important even in showbiz. Be it in music events, dramas, movies or any activities of an artist, that no matter how good an artist may be but with the lack of advertising promoting his activities, then it somehow affect the popularity boost of an artist. The public has to be notified of the artist’s existence and his activities.
In the news it was said that kim Hyun Joong is the only Korean solo artist who is currently popular in Japan among the many Kpop idol groups. I agree with this statement and it is so obvious in any Music Chart that it’s only Hyun Joong who has the power to race over the other giant Kpop groups! The UNLIMITED launching is not only being watched over in Japan but also being watched by his fans all over the world as Hyun Joong’s international fans actively support this album as well. Yesterday’s Premium Event was all over the print media in Japan and the news has been circulating over at the internet, showing Hyun Joong’s popularity boost and this much anticipated album.
Today marks the official release of UNLIMITED and today can be a long day for Hyun Joong as today is another promotional event for the album. Oh how I really envy his Japanese fans, Hyun Joong is so easy to reach out for! This must be another exciting day for them as it is for us who are watching over at Hyun Joong from afar! It really feels good to be watching people crowding around Hyun Joong anywhere he goes, there’s a long long tail of fans following him! It feels great to seeing how much he is being loved and supported in any project he holds. The feeling of getting involve and participating with Hyun Joong’s activities is so amazing that no distance can be a hindrance in keeping him near to us fans!
When it comes to Kim Hyun Joong fans, there’s no bound to the unlimited love we have for him that it seems we don’t get enough of him no matter how often we watch him from afar and the feeling is so contagious! Last night after the Premium event the euphoric atmosphere carried over till late last night as nearby restaurants and pubs in Shibuya was filled with fans coming from the event from Shibuya Public Hall and talks were all about Hyun Joong! Reading from so many post last night brought me to think of how contagious Hyun Joong is, having that feeling as if I was there with them!
Many fans now are waiting for their copy of UNLIMITED album to be delivered coming from the pre-orders. Again for those who have not ordered for the CD album go grab some copies now! It was said that this album is very competitive since there are artists who are also scheduled to release their album today. I think this has got something to do with the 12-12-12 for luck!! Let’s keep praying for Hyun Joong’s album, but of course we also have to take part in buying the album.
This is the right time we can show our love to Hyun Joong bu pushing him up to the chart and we fans has that power to raise him up. Then let’s use it as we unite our support and unlimited love for Hyun Joong. From this day onward, we shall be watching over at Kim Hyun Joong and his album UNLIMITED, get involve, and let us support this album as our Christmas present for him.
GO GO GO Aliens grab the UNLIMITED love from Kim Hyun Joong!!
LazerKim here writing
Photo credits as tagged, Ms.D thanks!
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