B.A.P. Reveal The Concepts Behind The 'Badman' Video And Band Mascot Matoki In An Exclusive Interview With  Japan

B.A.P. Reveal The Concepts Behind The 'Badman' Video And Band Mascot Matoki In An Exclusive Interview With Japan

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B.A.P. Reveal The Concepts Behind The 'Badman' Video And Band Mascot Matoki In An Exclusive Interview WithJapan Six-member South Korean hip-hop group B.A.P. is as well known for the darkly innovative look of their music videos and album covers as they are for their powerful rap songs. Six-member South Korean hip-hop group B.A.P. is as well known for the darkly innovative look of their music videos and album covers as they are for their powerful rap songs.

From the apocalyptic vision of an urban riot in the "Badman" video to the "Donnie Darko"-esque cartoon rabbit character named Matoki emblazoned across their album covers and other merchandise, B.A.P.'s look is cutting edge, to say the least.

The dark visuals are the perfect match for the urban-infused sounds of a group that is currently one of the more interesting acts across the K-pop spectrum.

But where do the ideas for those wild images come from?

B.A.P. band members Bang Yong Guk, Kim Him Chan, Jung Dae Hyun, Yoo Young Jae, Moon Jong Up and Choi "Zelo" Jun Hong offered a glimpse into the concepts behind those crazy visuals in a recent exclusive interview with KpopStarz Japan.

"We offer ideas in designing the album covers" Jong Up said.

"In the case of "Badman" which we recently released in Korea, we gathered ideas together from the cover design to its composition. Of course, leader Bang Yong Guk always writes the lyrics."

"Our music often emphasizes our intense and masculine side, but we hope to draw closer to fans through the adorable Matoki," Dae Hyun added.

"Through a character that has infinite ways of transformation, it also helps us reveal our various changes and growth."

Young Jae also sees advantages to the visual versatility of their cartoon mascot.

"Matoki plays different characters that highlight each band member's specialty, so we have special affection for each character," said the B.A.P. rapper.

"There are different penlights so no matter what kind of stage we stand on, we can easily find our own fans."

But penlights or not, frontman Yong Guk describes each B.A.P. performance as a deeply emotional experience.

"Each time, I stand on the stage with the trembling heart to meet the new stage and new fans," he said.

"I am very thankful to the fans around the world, who constantly support B.A.P. I hope we can do our best on each stage, and have the best kind of experience together with our fans. Please continue to support us B.A.P, as we aspire to sing and perform while always remembering to do it from the heart."

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Music Video Review: Girls' Generation Latest Japan Release

Music Video Review: Girls' Generation Latest Japan Release "My oh My"

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On November 4, 2013, Girls' Generation dropped their second Japanese music video "My oh My". The video was shared on YouTube through the SM Town official channel, and gained over 4 million views in a mere couple of days.

Song: 7 out of 10

The song is easily comparable to many of their hits in the past, and it shows exactly what the fans expect of the girl group. Their vocal ranges are showcased as much as possible (except for Sunny, which I was only SLIGHTLY disappointed by, still a good song overall. Plus it's difficult to propagate democracy in a girl group of nine talented members, and the beat is consistent throughout. It's an easy melody to get stuck in your head and it sticks.

Music Video: 7 out of 10

The looks of the girls in the music video are still from when they promoted I Got A Boy, and when it comes to Girls' Generation, you cannot expect any less than vibrant, young, and fresh. I admire the concept of the video, the whole girl power niche really brings a lot of fans together. There is also the factor of the little details in the video that follow with the lyrics of the song.

I absolutely prefer this video to the first one that they released and I Got A Boy combined. In this video, they aren't just dancing cutesy in various sets with a faceless man that's all hair and no substance. The 2d male lead is showcased more and the girls warn him well of their plans should he wrong their dear friend. Overall, a well done video that deserves many replays, but I don't need to remind the Sones about that.

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Recent drama Two Weeks hero Lee Joon Ki plays on his Asian tour including Korea, China and Japan

Recent drama Two Weeks hero Lee Joon Ki plays on his Asian tour including Korea, China and Japan

Actor Lee Joon Ki will tour Asia of Korea, China and Japan.

According to his agency yesterday, Lee, 31, will begin to perform in Seoul on December 14, 2013. He will keep going on his show in Japan: Nagoya on January 27, Osaka on January 28, and Yokohama on January 30, 2014. As final destination for tour, he will visit China to meet his fans in Beijing on January 4, Shanghai on January 11, and Guangzhou on February 15, 2014.

The outstanding actor never shrink from the challenges to show mournful acting of paternal love as great as maternal love with his difficult action scenes in the television series, which beckoned the viewers abroad as well as home. Especially, the drama ended with an enthusiastic response from audiences, and he decided to travel Asian countries to thank them for their big love.

Lee Joon Ki, who is well known for fully immersing himself of his intense and passionate stage talent, has held fan meetings every year. The concert of “LEE JOON GI ASIA TOUR JG NIGHT” is expected to be passionate like its title.

Compared to another actors’ typical fan meetings, Lee has taken his stage performance to another level and his shows themselves have been highly valued with his energy and detailed preparation.

“I am deeply grateful to many fans for their love and I am so excited to see the overseas fans face to face.” said Lee before his fan meeting.

The hero of Two Weeks devoting himself to preparation of his Asian tour will take a rest for a while after his fan meetings and will consider his next drama or film.

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XIA Junsu’s 2nd Asia Tour Concert in Japan video highlights unveiled!

XIA Junsu’s 2nd Asia Tour Concert in Japan video highlights unveiled!

XIA Junsus 2nd Asia Tour Concert in Japan video highlights unveiled!

For the fans who missedJYJ's XIA Junsu's Japan concert,C-JeS Entertainmentreleased a short clip of highlights from his2nd Asia Tour Concert in Japan.

He ended the seven-city concert tour at the Yokohama Arena in Japan on October 17 gathering more than 30,000 fans. He performed songs from his second Korean album,Incredible, and songs ofAyakas Minna Sora no Shita andKobukuros Tsubomi."

He successfully held his Asia Tour in seven cities (Bangkok, Shanghai, Seoul, Busan, Sydney, Nagoya, and Yokohama Arena in Japan). He'll be back in Korea in December with a musical entitled, December.

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XIA Junsu's 2nd Asia Tour Concert In Japan Video Highlights

XIA Junsu's 2nd Asia Tour Concert In Japan Video Highlights

XIA Junsus 2nd Asia Tour Concert In Japan Video HighlightsC-JeS Entertainment released a short clip of highlights from XIA Junsu’s (of JYJ) concert tour in Japan for fans who missed it. 

XIA recently completed his successful Asia Tour of seven cities, stopping by Bangkok, Shanghai, Seoul, Busan, Sydney, Nagoya and finally ending his tour at the Yokohama Arena in Japan on October 17. Most of his concerts were sold out.

At his final concert, in front of more than 30000 fans, he performed mainly songs from his second Korean album, Incredible, and also added special performances of Ayaka’s “Minna Sora no Shita” and Kobukuro’s “Tsubomi.”

With numerous outfit changes, XIA did not skimp on the fan service, communicating effortlessly in Japanese with the audience. He showed off his polished and flawless vocals, and got the audience moving along with him as he sang. One can only look on in awe as XIA somehow manages to dance and sing without losing his breath.

XIA will be back in Korea preparing for his musical “December,” which premieres in December.

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Daesung reveals trailer for 'D'Scover Tour 2013 in Japan: DLive' DVD

Daesung reveals trailer for 'D'Scover Tour 2013 in Japan: DLive' DVD

Daesung reveals trailer for 'D'Scover Tour 2013 in Japan: DLive' DVD

Big Bang Daesung's teaser for his DVD 'D'Scover Tour 2013 in Japan: DLive' has been revealed. THe preview features his upcoming DVD release of his tour in Japan earlier this year.

Versions such as DVD+CD, Blue Ray+CD, Blue Ray and DVD are available and will be released on October 30.

Meanwhile, watch the trailer here.

Prices as follows:

2DVD+2CD-DELUXE EDITION- AVBY-581767/BC 8,400(tax in)

2Blu-ray+2CD-DELUXE EDITION- AVXY-581723/BC 9,450(tax in)

2DVDAVBY-581789 5,250(tax in)

2Blu-ray AVXY-581745 6,300(tax in)

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New Trailer for Daesungs "Dscover Tour in Japan 2013 ~D-LIVE~" DVD Released

New Trailer for Daesungs "Dscover Tour in Japan 2013 ~D-LIVE~" DVD Released

New Trailer for Daesung’s D’scover Tour in Japan 2013 ~D-LIVE~ DVD ReleasedBig Bang member Daesung, also known as D-Lite, plans to release his “D’scover Tour in Japan 2013 ~D-LIVE~” DVD by the end of October.

On October 18, Big Bang’s official Youtube channel released a 1 minute 37 seconds trailer of Daesung’s “D’scover Tour in Japan 2013 ~D-LIVE~” DVD. The trailer, although short, shared a glimpse of the eccentric concert that featured performances ranging from energy packed dance songs to soft and peaceful ballads. Close-ups and different angles of the concert that are only available through the DVD captured Daesung’s exciting and engaging performances that ignited the singer’s fans.

Moreover, the DVD provides a special treat for fans as it explores the never before seen backstage production and events, capturing Daesung playful nature off stage.

Daesung’s “D’Scover Tour in Japan 2013 ~D-LIVE~” DVD will go on sale in Japan on October 30.

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Big Bang Seungri Self-Composed Song Chosen as OST for Japan Drama

Big Bang Seungri Self-Composed Song Chosen as OST for Japan Drama

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Big Bang Seungri Self-Composed Song Chosen as OST for Japan Drama Big Bang Seungri Self-Composed Song Chosen as OST for Japan Drama Big Bang Seungri's first Japan song has been chosen to be an OST for a Japan drama.

YG Entertainment stated that Seungri's self-composed song, "Sorani Ekaku Omoi' has been chosen as the theme song for a Japanese drama.

This song will be featured in the UULA drama, "Yubi Koi" and will be aired this winter.

This song is also included on Seungri's album, Let's Talk About Love.

Seungri was inspired by the drama's script and was then chosen as the theme song.

It is rare to see someone's first Japanese song be chosen for a drama.

Seungri commented, "I was inspired by the drama script and wrote this song. I am happy that this song was chosen for the drama."

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B.A.P Releases Japan Debut Single Teaser Video and Jacket Photo

B.A.P Releases Japan Debut Single Teaser Video and Jacket Photo

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B.A.P Releases Japan Debut Single Teaser Video and Jacket Photo B.A.P Releases Japan Debut Single Teaser Video and Jacket Photo Group B.A.Phas released their Japan debut single, Warrior, teaser video and jacket image online and gained much attention.

On September 5, they released the Japan version of "Warrior" teaser video and jacket image on their official website. Their new Japan version gained much attention from fans.

In the teaser video, they reveal a much more upgraded charisma and power than ever before.

The teaser image also revealed a more sophisticated and sleek image of the members that had fans excited for their single.

They will be releasing their debut Japan single in October and hold a Japan arena tour as well.

Their 'B.A.P LIVE ON EARTH JAPAN' ticket reservations overflowed and sold out in just one day.

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Drama 'Love Rain' featuring Girls' Generation Yoona-Jang Keun Suk to Release as Movie in Japan

Drama 'Love Rain' featuring Girls' Generation Yoona-Jang Keun Suk to Release as Movie in Japan

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Drama 'Love Rain' featuring Girls' Generation Yoona-Jang Keun Suk to Release as Movie in Japan Drama Love Rain featuring Girls Generation Yoona-Jang Keun Suk to Release as Movie in Japan KBS drama, "Love Rain" will be released as a movie in Japan.

On August 23, it was confirmed that "Love Rain" would be revised and created into a movie version in Japan.

Actor Jang Keun Suk and Girls' Generation member Yoona played the main roles in the drama and gained much attention in Japan.

This 20 episode drama will be edited down to the highlight scenes to create a movie version. This movie version will reveal the overall concept of the drama so that even fans who did not watch the full drama can understand it.

This drama shows both the 1970 analog style love and the 2012 digital lifestyle love and show the genuine and true side of everlasting love.

"Love Rain" received the highest viewer ratings in Japan 3 times and showed off its huge popularity.

The movie version of "Love Rain" will release next month on September 20.

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