shinee concert in tokyo

[kahn] shinee rekindles and leads the korean wave in japan

translation: pyhforshinee

it’s known that boa, tvxq, and big bang are korean artists who began the road and maintained their status in (the) japanese market. they developed this new market, spread the korean wave, and created the genre: k-pop. following these artists, who can we count on to lead the next generation of k-pop? five member group, shinee, is in the lead. shinee, a part of sm entertainment, will restart interest in this year’s korean wave. the top singers with the most fan activities in japan, tvxq, are currently enlisted and even big bang is starting to enlist this year. so, everyone is gathering anticipation to see what presence shinee will have in this recently emptied k-pop space.

something worthy of showing this presence, objectively, is their appearance last year on japan’s representative end of the year music program, fuji tv’s fns music festival. this festival, together with nhk’s kohaku uta gassen, are japan’s most important end of the year programs. at the peak of the korean wave, up until 2012, there were many korean guests like tvxq, girls generation, and big bang on these end of the year programs, but then, for awhile, you could not see korean artists. last year’s program finally changed with boa and shinee as the only two korean artist guests on fns.

shinee has already began an arena tour which started last month. the arena’s seating scales are 15,000 - 20,000 seats per auditorium. their arena tour last year drew more than 400,000 fans. the tour this year, lasting until april, plans to go to tokyo, osaka, shizuoka, nagoya, kobe, and more. up to twenty arenas with five more potentially added on, this could increase to twenty five arenas. even though the schedule after may isn’t decided, following the current fervor of the public, there is a high possibility of adding 50,000 seat capacity domes to their tour. the past two years shinee have succeeded with both tokyo dome and osaka dome concerts.

though many korean artists advance into the japanese market and are active, shinee’s success has a different meaning. after boa and tvxq’s success the popularity of k-pop spiked and japanese fans would flock around as soon as they heard the word. like a dream, groups like super junior, girls generation and kara all successfully carried out tokyo dome concerts, and even groups that had only just debuted would have hundreds or thousands of fans show up at fan meetings and concerts. but, when political relations between the two nations deteriorated and an anti-korean sentiment grew around 2012, the interest in the korean wave weakened substantially. when shinee debuted in japan in 2011 the mood of society and the press had completely changed. as they met these difficulties from the start the method they chose to overcome it was to focus their attention on growing close local fans. instead of big events or advertising they held smaller concerts in small cities and districts to create bonds with locals. aside from tvxq, who had a clear path from the beginning, no other top korean artist had used this method to connect with japanese fans. in 2015, shinee finally had their first tokyo dome concert after four years of activities in japan. a marketer of universal music said: “their attitude for a famous singer from a large company yet consistently shown has opened japanese fans’ hearts, and it seems like their fandom has grown strong and distinguished.”

shinee has released a total of fourteen single albums and four full albums in japan, maintaining an emphasis on high quality local activities. after their september 2014 release of their third full album, i’m your boy, they reached first place on oricon’s weekly album chart, and last year’s fourth full album, d×d×d, naturally also rose to first place on the weekly chart. they plan to release their fifth full album, five, on the 22nd of this month. in this new album they will have a quite different concept and mood, especially in their title track, “get the treasure”, which will be darker and more powerful than their usual image.

popular music critic hwang sun eup says: “the thing that differentiates shinee from other idol groups is they’re always creating new results and consistently pursuing perfection in high quality work. by maintaining the balance of a long relationship with their fandom shinee will continue to occupy a larger role at sm entertainment.”

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Oh my god the last gif kills me everytime. The look on Kibum’s face is half happiness because he’s in the comfort of Jonghyun and also I feel like it’s also sadness because it was the last day of Tokyo Dome. It almost looks like that Key didn’t want him to let go of the hug but he knew he had to because it was the end of the concert. Jongkey is the sweetest😍😭❤️

anonymous asked:

Hello! I sorta took a break from shinee after the onew incident broke out but now im back and so much has happened it’s kinda overwhelming/hard to keep up i don’t really know whats going on. I don’t even know what became of Onew and his situation aaaa but I️ hope it isn’t too much to ask for a recap of Kpop and shinee from the last months/when the scandal first broke out?

shinee
› held their four dome concerts (two dates at tokyo, two dates at kyocera) from early to late august. onew didn’t participate in any of the concerts. this marked the end of shinee world 2017.

jonghyun
› has done a good number of lives on his instagram - most of them between late september and early october. all can be found here (though none are subbed).
› confirmed during a live in late september that he had began preparing for a new album; speculation is that he’ll be having a solo comeback in january.
› will be holding his second non-agit related (and fourth, in general) solo concert, inspired, on december 9th - 10th. more details can be found in this tag.

key
› began an encore run of his first stage play, save the green planet!, back in mid-august. he participated in around thirty stages between then and mid-october, when the final stage was held.
› attended a few shows during seoul fashion week on october 20th - 21st.
› guested in an episode of master key last week - a second part of his guesting will be aired later this week, and he’ll be appearing in another episode with taemin at the end of the month. you can watch his first appearance with english subtitles here.

minho
› this was confirmed back in july but: he is currently either in the final part of or has already finished filming for his upcoming movie, inrang, which is set to be released sometime next year.
› his first web drama, somehow 18th, aired in late august. you can watch the entire drama with english subtitles here.
› is currently in the process of filming a new drama: the most beautiful goodbye, which is a remake of a popular drama from the nineties of the same title. the drama is rumored to only be four episodes (though this info could be wrong) and it will begin airing on december 9th at 9pm kst in the saturday / sunday slot on tvn.
› has attended a slew of award shows over the last month, including: the 22nd biff opening ceremony red carpet (on october 12th), the marie claire 5th asia star awards (in which he won an award: face of asia), and the 54th grand bell awards (on october 25th)
› held his first ever solo fansign for the clothing brand, andew, on october 28th.

taemin
› held his first korean solo concert, off-sick, from august 25th - 27th. then held a two day encore of the concert titled: off-sick < on track >, from october 14th - 15th. he will continuing on with the concert series with three concerts in november later this month. you can find content from all here.
› made his acting debut in japan with the amazon prime exclusive drama, final life, in september. the drama will be airing it’s final episode next week. (in order to watch the drama you must have a subscription to the japanese version of prime; the episodes are not subtitled on the site.)
› starred in his first solo reality series, the taemin: xtra cam. the first episode aired in early september and final in late october, though some bonus content was released last week. the series can only be watched through v-live+ on mobile devices (android and ios), and you must purchase it to watch, though it is subbed in multiple languages when you do. a link to purchase can be found here.
› released his second korean solo album, move, and the title track of the same name on october 17th. he began promotions that same week and finished them on november 5th. you can look back on his promotions via @fytaem.
› is currently nominated for best solo dance performance at the 2017 mnet asian music awards. you can find information on how to vote here.
› is currently participating as a mentor on the kbs idol reboot program, the unit, which airs saturday of every week. the show began airing at the end of october and is slated to continue through the end of january.

there may be something i’m missing (like minho attended a few vip movie screenings last month but those are easy enough to find content on) but i think this is mostly it? things have been pretty quiet on the group activities front as there hasn’t been a schedule with them since the final dome at the end of september. shinee are scheduled to fly out to singapore in two weeks for the 2017 shilla beauty concert on november 24th, which is their last confirmed group schedule for the year. onew is scheduled to be attending, based on information from the shilla themselves, but nothing has been confirmed by either sm of shinee’s official schedule there so we have to wait and see. we also haven’t gotten any official updates about onew since late august.

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my crops are watered, my skin is clear, I LOVE THESE ANGELS SO MUCH 😍😭

(schedule) sunday, september 3rd

shinee (minus onew) will be participating in their second of four dome concerts for the special edition of shinee world 2017 today. the concert, which will be held in tokyo, japan at tokyo dome, will begin at roughly 4:30pm jst. please keep tabs on fyjjong as any audio streams that pop up will be posted on the blog accordingly.

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Minho gives a passionate blow kiss to the audience
(ㅍ3ㅍ) Mmwah!
(636) Gross/Disgusting!!
(ㅎㅅㅎ) You can’t say that to your hyung!
(66) It’s cute if you see it occasionally but he’s always like this so it’s bit←
When Taemin said that Minho put his arm around Taemin’s shoulders and punched him repeatedly.
© aionee_51 translation: mredwardsanders

During last segment Minho talked about his drama, made it look like he was whispering. Taemin whispered about ‘Amazon Prime’ and made money sign
© natsumare_6v6  translation: polina_choi

The mood today was lighter than yesterday.. at least for me. SHINee throwing some random jokes against each other.. they keep copying each other’s gestures and way of speaking… they even made fun of Minho’s last line during Your Number.
Minho is the only one not wearing sleeveless shirt at the end..
© enzeru_no_innen

Yunho and Changmin attending SHINee Tokyo dome concert day 2.
© 2minaddict