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05 September 2007 @ 04:34 pm
Ancient DBSK pimp post from 2007  
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Fnmsdkfdaslfd NEWS & DBSK = the 2 music groups I'm currently nuts over.

They're BOTH having concerts in Taipei this October. DBSK because it's a stop on their Asian Concert Tour...NEWS because well...taiwan likes JE boys xD and tegomass was a big hit...

And get this...they're BOTH holding their concerts in Taipei on 6th and 7th October.

*cries* I wish I had followed those taiwanese exchange students whom my class hosted back HOME. damn.

Sigh, if you live in Taiwan...congrats...within the space of 2 days you're going to be graced with the presence of 11 of the hottest asian stars. Nya.

and because I'm bored...here's a pimp post for NEWS and DBSK...though it's not like either group needs anymore fans :PPP

2008 edit: LOL I gave up on pimping NEWS in the end. So this is really just a DBSK pimp post.

Let's start with Dongbang shall we?

Dong Bang Shin Ki, Tohoshinki, Tong Vfang Shen Qi, TVXQ!, DBSK, DBSG, THSK...good lord, how many names does the group has?

(XD this is what happens when you are a Korean group that goes international and each country you go to translates your name into their language. Basically, the meaning of all those names is the same: Gods Rising from the East. Yes, it's a very pompous name. And even the boys have stated numerous times that they were very very uncomfortable introducing themselves with it at first.)

I'm going to use DBSK for convenience's sake.

DBSK is a K-pop group consisting of 5 Korean boys, aged 19-21. They first debuted in Korea in 2004 with the single HUG, under SM Entertainment. Success followed swiftly and they released numerous more singles, won a few awards, and eventually their first album titled Tri-angle was released at the end of 2004. 2005 saw them venture into the J-pop market as well as establish their position as Kpop stars with their win of the top award at the 2005 MKMF music festival.

2006 was when DBSK finally firmly proved, beyond doubt, that they were Hallyu stars, with a Concert Tour around Asia, a nationwide tour of Japan, being headliners in Japan's annual A-nation and having their single SKY being accepted well by the Japanese market. Domestic success also followed, with their 3rd album O selling extraordinarily well and DBSK won the "Daesang" (top artist award) at all the Korean music award shows held at the end of the year. It was the first time in more than a decade that ANY k-pop artist had a complete sweep of the awards (yes, not even BoA, Shinhwa, Rain, Se7en, or even H.O.T achieved such a thing...and I doubt anyone will be doing it again any time soon).

2007...has seen them focusing fully on Japanese activities. And it's certainly paid off - their latest nationwide tour concluded with 2 days of concerts held at the Japan Budokan, which is supposedly an arena not many artists get to perform in. DBSK also achieved their first no.1 Oricon daily hit with the single "Summer Dream"; the single also charted 3rd for the month, which is pretty amazing considering their sales usually dip after the first week.

But enough with the words...let me show you the pretty before I expound on them more...

DBSK on a Japan magazine in 2007.

From L-R: Junsu, Yoochun, JaeJoong, Changmin, Yunho. And I don't even need to see the picture to tell you the order, because as you'll notice, these boys always stand the same way...
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2007, TVXQ in China promoting some sort of drink. Again, same order: Junsu, Yoochun, JaeJoong, Changmin, Yunho
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2006, 3rd Album O concept
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end 2005/early 2006
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2005 Rising Sun album jacket. L-R same as always, Junsu, Yoochun, JaeJoong, Changmin, Yunho
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mid 2005, Hiyaya, Korean Single shoot in Bora Bora
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2005. WORD. There's a reason the nickname "DORK-bang" was invented. Seriously boys...
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end 2004; Tri-angle concept. It was a quite j-rock/H.O.T-ish concept xD. But I like it solely because jaejoongie looked HOT damn it. those muscles and the long hair...kyaaaa
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2003/2004 (not sure of the date)...this is newly debuted dbsk. before the enormous success, the fame, the crazy fans, the even crazier anti-fans and the critics. god I love these guys wayy too much. Clockwise from the top, Changmin (the kid with the peace sign), JaeJoong (the dork in green who's biting his thumb), Yunho (the guy pointing at some other guy's cap), Yoochun (the guy JaeJoong is ontop off) and Junsu (the only one not trying to act like a dork but who is a dork anyway >D)
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Now abit about the guys themselves.

First up, the leader, Yunho!

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Looks, charisma, dancing skills, x-factor, Yunho's got everything =D.

Name: Jung Yunho
Stage Name: U-know
Age: 21 (born in Feb '86)
Specialty: DANCING. damn he dances really really really well. and he is SUCH a tease + he can break.
Birthplace: Gwanju (southern Korean province)
Position: Rap + Bass. He's probably the weakest singer in DBSK but he can hold his own...and he's improved tremendously over time.
Trainee Years: estimated 4 years (2000-2004)

Yunho's the consummate leader; always professional, always ready to motivate his members, be the spokesperson, take care of them. He really is DBSK's "father" in the sense that he looks out for everyone (he gets up at night to CHECK ON THEM for gods sakes), and yet at the same time, you get the feeling that he's the first to take them to task when they aren't performing up to standards (gods that hug-era clip of him telling jaejoong off. I was like O.O I never knew Yunho was so fierce). But Yunho does have his cute side where he teases the rest and plays around...and sometimes I get the feeling he restrains himself because he's THE leader and someone has to be the voice of reason. But the burden on him has lessened as the boys have grown up...they aren't quite so camera-shy anymore and they all can hold their own on variety shows.

Yunho's value to DBSK is unspoken and the whole situation when he was poisoned by an anti-fan (she slipped him a drink bottle laced with superglue on the rim =.=) in 2006, and the subsequent reactions from the boys (gods I remember quiet jaejoong saying he wanted to find the girl and kill her *shudders*) really showed how much they love their leader-sshi. Yunho's been through alot...what with the hardship he suffered pre-debut as a teen from the province alone in Seoul to the health problems + anti fan problems that plagued him in 2006...but he's always remained the strong, confident Leader of DBSK, and I really admire that about him. xD thought i AM sad that he lost the cute crooked teeth and the moobs...

Next...the Magnae (youngest) Changminnie *hearts*

Changmin went from innocent adorableness -> Hot boy -> RAWR A MAN in the space of 3 years. Somehow, I miss the utterly adorable minnie...but his present snarky man-self is pretty fine too.

2004 Changmin
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2005 Changmin
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2006 Changmin
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2007-Present Day Changmin
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Gawd...he's changed sooo much.

Name: Shim Changmin
Stage Name: Choikang Changmin (Choikang means the best/strognest)
Age: 19 (born in Feb '88)
Specialty: Power vocals. The screaming in O and Rising sun? All done by him...and he can do it LIVE too. Scary in a good way >D
Birthplace: Seoul (city boy! xDD)
Position: High Vocals <- he has a really really high voice and he used to have troubles with pitching in the past xD.
Trainee Years: 2 years

Changmin...is brilliant. Literally. He became a popstar at 15 but he still finished high school on time and got into Kyunghee University. The guy can always be found studying in breaks and he has an obsession with learning english =D. He's also the best at speaking japanese out of the 5 dongbangers (don't you love the term?)

I live for Changmin's snark and wit because he is absolutely hilarious when he wants to be...although he's a pretty quiet guy most of the time. Even though he's the youngest and gets teased alot, Changmin's probably the most mature thinker in DBSK. The things he says just blow me away sometimes and I can't believe he's only 2 years older than me.

Then again, we know Min has his childish side...as evidenced by the way JaeJoong and him interact...xD fights involving marker pens and drawing on each other anyone??

Minnie also has an obsession with food!! Lol he loves food and he always gets teased for eating alot. I think on one jap show they measured his calories and found that he eats something like 6 times the normal person. He just has a really high metabolism I guess...

Uwahhh...sometimes, I get the feeling Changmin doesn't really like being a star. In fact, I remember him saying that if it weren't for the rest of the members, he'd have quit the entertainment business long ago. awwww. But he really does love his hyungs despite all the flak they give him; Yunho once said that Changmin used to put little notes in Yunho's pocket, reminding him to eat his gastric medicine. awwww.

And in case you think Changmin's the only sane dbsk member...here's a tidbit: When they first got to Japan and they were all suffering from homesickness, Changmin used to talk to the crows because he was lonely >.< *cuddles min*

Yoochun next!

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Name: Park Yoochun
Stage Name: Micky (it's what he was called when he lived in US of A)
Age: 21 (born in June'86)
Specialty: Composing/playing the piano. DBSK all play the piano + other instruments but Yoochun's supposedly really really good. And I absolutely love the fact that he composes songs good enough to get released by SM and that the rapping in the recent THSK jap songs have all been written by him (and ho)
Birthplace: Gwanju (southern Korean province)
Position:Baritone + Rap. Yoochun's voice GAHHHH. Just sooo deep and rich
and arghhh go listen to some of their songs and you'll understand...
Trainee Years: Erm...he entered SM entertainment just months before DBSK debuted :x

Yoochun...hmm...I don't really have much to say about him. He's probably my least favourite member of the bunch, though it's not like his deep baritone voice doesn't make me melt and his frequent tears don't make me want to hug him.

It's just that well, I've never felt a strong attachment to him. Still, DBSK wouldn't be DBSK without Yoochun and his cracktastic remarks and his sensitivity and his pimp ways xDDDDD. And you got to admire him for leaving his family behind in USA to come to Korea and be a star ^^

He used to live in Fairfax, Virginia if I recall. And I think those first few months were probably really hard for him because although he got a chance to debut almost immediately, it was probably hard for him to integrate himself with the others - Yunho, JaeJoong and Junsu all knew each other from their trainee days and Changmin was much younger than Yoochun.

Ok next, Korea's favourite! Junsu =D

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Name: Kim Junsu
Stage Name: Xiah Junsu (Xiah stands for Asia...)
Age: 20 (born in Jan '87)
Specialty: Consummate Performer. Junsu doesn't have a specialty because he does everything really really well. He's hands down the best all-rounder in DBSK because he can challenge Yunho at dancing and technique-wise he's the best singer. And damn the boy LOVES the stage and the stage loves him back =D
Birthplace: Small town in the vicinity of Seoul
Position: Mid-high vocals. Junsu really is DBSK's best singer. His control, range pitch...gyaaa perfection...even though his voice takes a bit of time to get used to xDD
Trainee Years: Erm he supposedly joined SM at 10/11? and they debuted when he was 17...so 6-7 years I guess. A really really long time.

Junsu...is love simply because of his amazing voice. Out of DBSK, he's probably the most professional one when it comes to performances and the like. But perfection on stage doesn't stop Su from being completely adorable off-stage. He smiles so much that sometimes I wonder how much of it is genuine. Su's had his fair share of struggles too I guess...

First, he joined SM at a really really young age, and he trained with the likes of BoA, so debuting was probably always something he had expected to do early on in his career. In fact, Sungmin and Hyukjae (both from SuperJunior) and Junsu were supposed to debut around 2000-2001-ish (I'm not sure about the time frame), but Junsu's voice broke a second time, so the unit's debut was called off. So he probably felt guilty for ruining his best friends' chances at a future career + worried about his own future because his voice was damaged.

Somehow, someone took a chance and put him into DBSK...and Junsu described himself as having mixed feelings, not only because his voice wasn't fully stable, but also because he was leaving Hyukjae and Sungmin behind as trainees (thank god they both debuted with Suju...) when it was his fault their original debut had been cancelled. So yeah, having to cope with leaving his friends + some new trainee who'd just arrived from America must have been tough on him :/

=D but thank god Yoochun and Junsu are great friends today (hee Yoosu!!)...

Junsu really really makes DBSK's vocal performances...because in the past, when the rest were struggling in the lives, Junsu always stood out with his perfection and in alot of ways anchored the rest ^^ watch the live Performances of the song "tonight" and you'll see how it is. Alot of fans have commented that Junsu "oversings" or that he overpowers the rest in a harmony...but I honestly don't think so. Junsu's voice is just incredibly unique...so much so that it's really easy to pick out at once...as for oversinging, he's definitely learned better -> check out the single song "Beautiful Thing", Su shows exactly how fine a control he has over his voice...it's breathtaking :)

and and and saving the BEST for last because I know once I get started on him I'll never stop. JaeJoong!

Case 1: He's breathtakingly gorgeous
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case 3: he's a dork

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case 4: He failed at being a gangster pre-debut
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(ROFL he was like 15/16/17 in these I think...and he was camwhoring using a webcam...it was like his hobby or something *falls over* oh jae...)

case 5: how can ANYONE resist this?

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Name: Kim JaeJoong
Birth Name: Han Jaejoon (he's adopted *pets*)
Stage Name: Youngwoong JaeJoong (or Hero JaeJoong...corny yes)
Age: 21 (born in Jan '86)
Specialty: Sweet vocals, brilliant adlibs (in singing not comedy =.=)
Birthplace: Chungcheongnam-do
Position: Main/Middle Vocals. Whether or not jaejoong's dbsk's main vocal is up for debate...but he does sing most of their choruses. Rather than this being because he's the middle vocal or that junsu oversings etc etc...I think it's simply because jaejoong has a gorgeous voice. I fell in love with his voice first amidst everything else.
Trainee Years: 2001-2004

I'm not going to say much because if I try and express all the things I love and admire and absolutely adore about this guy I'll never stop (and I think I've already wasted half an hour on this post).

So I'll stick to one thing: He didn't just leave home to be a singer...he ran away to Seoul at the age of 14 to pursue his dreams. Reckless, foolish or not...the amount of courage he must have had to do something like that at that age is just simply remarkable.

And watching him on stage today, watching him sing with everything he has, watching the way he concetrates just so on dancing (because we all know he isn't a natural dancer), watching him laugh, watching him care for the rest of the members, I can't help but admire and want to spport him and say...look your courage served you well in the end...despite all the anti-fans dbsk has, despite all the critics who brush you of as talentless hacks, despite even all the "fans" who complain and grouse because you get more parts to sing, despite the fact that you tore your knee apart and your company forced you back on stage a long time before you were ready to even walk, despite the fact that sometimes you still look oh-so skinny and I want to just FEED YOU damn it...despite all of that you're happy today, and you have 4 brothers you love very very much...and I know you're going to go on to do great things.

xD that's the kind of emotion jaejoong inspires in me. sad isn't it...that I'm just a girl a million miles away and I'm hopelessly hung up on a guy I don't know xDDD but ahhh where's the fun in mooning over that...


To end it off:

I love DBSK because:

1) Their voices

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NEXT NEXT: (unfinished post)


NEWS KISEKI OKOSE! <- don't ask me what that means. It's from their NEWS Nippon single and it's been stuck in my head forever. But Kiseki is miracle...so something about miracles I guess?? lol.

NEWS is a J-pop group from Johnny's Jimusho (known as JE or J&A) consisting of 6 members (as of 2007) aged 20-23. From eldest to youngest, they are Koyama Keiichiro, Nishikido Ryo, Yamashita Tomohisa, Masuda Takahisa, Kato Shigeaki and Tegoshi Yuya.

Brief History:

NEWS = North South East West = Johnny's entertainment group formed out of 9 Johnny's juniors (aged 14-18 in 2003) to perform at the 2003 Volleyball World Cup.

Both V6 and Arashi were formed under similar circumstances, so NEWS are in good company really.

But NEWS was always meant to be temporary. Still, they sold over 400000 units of their first single (which was only sold in convenience stores because they were just a temporary group) so Johnny-san decided to make them permanent. Ironically, they've never sold as much again, although all their subsequent singles have been Oricon Chart Toppers (which is not really hard for most of the Johnny's), and one of their members sold over 600000 units for his solo debut.

So NEWS continued with a moderate level of success for a JE group (they've sold over 100K units for all their singles so far)...until 2005, when they lost a member because Uchi Hiroki was suspended for under-age drinking. NEWS had already lost their youngest member due to school commitments so 9-1=8members became 8-1=7 members.

In the beginning of 2006, another member - Kusano Hironori - was photographed drinking at a pub although he was underage. This resulted in the suspension of NEWS in 2006, and the members went their separate way to do solo activites.

TegoMass duo consisting of Tegoshi Yuya and Masuda Takahisa was set up in 2006 and YamaPi went solo with the hit single Daite Senorita. Koyama hosted the Shounen Club alongside KAT-TUN's Nakamaru Yuichi and Shigeaki Kato began his first year in Aoyama Gakuin's Law Faculty (yes, Shige is a nerd and I love him for it). Nishikido Ryo concentrated on his activities with Kanjani 8, another Johnny's group that he belongs to.

Thankfully, with the New Year, JE brought back NEWS as a 6-membered group in 2007 on the annual Johnny's Countdown event. NEWS has since released the single "Hoshi wo Mezashite", as the japanese OST for the movie "Happy Feet", in March 2007, and sold about 200000+ units in their first week and went on to sell about 100000 more in the following weeks, making this their best-selling single to date since Kibou~Yell~ which was their official debut single.

September 2007 brings news of a pending single entitled "weeek" that was used in RUSS-K ads starring NEWS, along with a new album entitled "pacific" to go on sale on the same day (November 11 2007!!!).

NEWS members have also begun to be more prominent in dramas. Initially only Yamapi starred in dramas as he had done since he was a junior, and the success of 1 Litre of Tears in 2005 saw Nishikido Ryo establishing a presence as an actor as well (though Ryo did do some work as a Jr too). But 2006 saw Tegoshi starring in a major role in My Boss My Hero, which led to roles in dramas such as Gachibaka and Hyoten in 06, and the soon to be aired Shabake in 2007 in which he plays the main role, as well as the film "Shissou". Masuda Takahisa also landed roles in dramas like Gachibaka and Dance Drill

(lj is evil so this will hopefully be continued at a later date)

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ofmin on October 8th, 2007 02:02 am (UTC)
HAHAH lol... u havent cont yet!! (ps.. yr font size for the comment is super small!) haha.. which reminds me.. i have been neglecting my lj for a super long time. :( hahah maybe shall post sth soon!

lol! yes.. dongbang is luv!!! and i like NEWS too.. but somehow not as much as i like dongbang.. hhaha and somehow i just prefer tackey (and tsubasa) to news! maybe cause they can sing and tackey is so kawaii! HAHAHA

ohhh that gif of jaejoong being a dork is so -___-!! HAHAHA and changmin was so cute! he looked so confused... and prob thought jae joong was crazy.. HAHAHAHAH

hahahha okok .. go cont!! i dont know much abt news! maybe i shall do one for tackey and tsubasa.. but i dont know much abt them either. HAHAHAH :)
wanderer: jaeho in myeyeswanderingreen on October 8th, 2007 08:10 am (UTC)
haha are you online now? IM BORED! and i'm sick of doing OP T___T

HAHAH should I do one for takki and tsubasa for you? lol do you like TxT or only takki. :/ i always feel bad that tsubasa gets overlooked!!!! he can really really dance you know *hearts* and he's not the best-looking one but his personality is so impish sometimes I can't believe he's older than takki!!
(Anonymous) on October 8th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
HAHHA lol.. nope i wasnt online at that time.. went out! HAHAAH

lol... see if you got time! AHAHA i like tackey and tsubasa as a gp.. when it comes to singing.. but prefer tackey slightly more!! HAHAH just like how i like dongbang together.. but still like changmin a bit more! lol.. i dont overlook tsubasa!! and he has quite a lot of fans right? hahah he's quite cute!!! just not as good looking as tackey.. but his character is quite cute too! HAHHAHA

ohh.. and i watched their concert u burned!! SO cool la! HAHHA they got all the JE juniors to dance/sing etc! then their concert is so cool! like they move around the place.. and like got a story to their concert.. haha more than just standing on the same stage and sing or dance!! HAHAH! lol... dongbang shd learn! :)
Pinkynishipinkynishi on June 16th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
hahh~ I just adore JaeJoon <3 he's just so adorable ^-^ well... I idolise my bakanishi but DBSK is like one of teh only coreen groups I follow at least a little ^^
xkhanxkhan on July 21st, 2008 06:51 am (UTC)
hey I know u posted this a while back but I jus read it today n I was wonderin...did Jae really say tht he wanted to kill tht girl who gave Yunho tht drink? was it durin an interview, like is there a clip or was it on some site? if u still noe where to find the source or if u still have i'd realli like to see itt,please n thank u in advance! ps. I love dbsk n news too! Yunho & Tegoshi are my fave but I love everyone =p
wandererwanderingreen on July 21st, 2008 11:01 am (UTC)
Hmm *shrugs* I can't remember an actual interview right now so it must have been rumour or something. xD;; I know for a fact though that jae stayed with yunho in the hospital longer than the other DBSK boys did. There are pics floating around the net somewhere of him leaving the hospital after the rest.
red_sherryred_sherry on December 29th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
hello darling,
i'm slowly being sucked into DBSK, ok no, i've barely started. i was googling for pimp posts and your was the first that came up! thank you for this, it's a great intro to the band ♥
mem-ing this :)
wandererwanderingreen on December 29th, 2008 11:20 am (UTC)
xD! oh man that's so amusing that mine is the first one that pops up.

DBSK will never let you go :x

Oh and there's a better, way more organized and comprehensive DBSK pimp post over here: http://1anonymous1.livejournal.com/378974.html
(Anonymous) on October 16th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
chibbi-chan (may be later I create an account -.-)
OMG!!! I'm a recent fan of these guys I watched a video like a week ago.. and I can´t let them go!!!!! they are so beautiful and talented, and educated, and cute, and , and *¬* i just want to hug them all ._. But I'm leaving you this comment because I could identificate with how you feel about Jaejoong, I want to FEED HIM too xDDD my godness he is so skinny D___D and so cute!!! but for all he being trough :/ well he deserves to be where he is to be more famous than he actually is, to be more happy T-T than he is TTT-TTT I admire him for he has donde and for the way he is... I wish I clud have a guy half good he is .___. well thats all I really reallly really could identificate with what you say about him, in fact I cried T.T well ehhm thanks for the information, the pics *¬* and the post xD

PD: I'm not really good on english, any mistake.. well sorry n__nU
chibbiruchichibbiruchi on February 1st, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
Re: chibbi-chan (may be later I create an account -.-)
its me XD