[trans] October issue of WITH magazine, Part 2 of the behind-the-scenes stories of Tohoshinki’s cover page photoshoot — Tohoshinki’s charms which even men fall for!
<Tohoshinki’s charms which even men fall for!>
When was the last time that we worked together with TVXQ… While preparing for the photoshoot in the studio within the city of Tokyo, I checked my iPhone in order to recall when that was, and would you believe it, it has already been 3 years ago!! Perhaps it was because I had been feeling the activity of the both of them constantly on TV, in movies, in magazines and compared to anything else, at their live concerts, it did not seem like it had been something that long ago. The cover appearance which I had continuously wanted to work together with them on from that time onwards has finally been realized in this issue. So a long time has also passed before it has been realized… While I was dwelling over this, “Hello!”, (I heard) the familiar voices which I had heard in CDs and at their live concerts!!! Tohoshinki, who made time amidst their concert tour to come, exuded a comfortable atmosphere which was again different from those artistes’ faces which were filled with overflowing anxiety while they are on stage. Of course, even with such an appearance, Tohoshinki are also as suave as them. While going “It’s been a long time~” and speaking with us, even the air in the studio received a “bo~ing” boost at their easygoingness.
While he was in the midst of trying out his outfits, Yunho-ssi and I stood chatting. While being thankful for the opportunity afforded by this job, I tried throwing a simple question at him, going “A live tour with 29 concerts in 11 cities nationwide, aren’t you tired out by such packed schedule?” “If I think of it as work or obligation,it would perhaps be too much for me (laughs). I am doing it because it’s enjoyable. The live concerts are something precious which we create together with the fans as we go along, and because this is something we challenge ourselves with.” Ah.. So this is it. Tohoshinki, who have not in the least changed from the first time we interviewed them, and who have always maintained this upright mindset. It is of course not just the ladies who resonated with this strongly in their hearts.
After completing the preparations, the photoshoot finally started! Amidst the various requests which were emerging in order to capture and emit the “present” of Tohoshinki, who possess the mature aura of men, the both of them responded to the said requests with “more than that requested” in an enjoyable manner. Starting from the staff who were checking the monitor, including the cameraman, the voices of “Great!!” kept emerging, but once the shots appeared, because they kept having new facial expressions the more the shots appeared, the photoshoot was not able to stop!!! (laughs). There is something known as the best subject for photography! And it is this!! These breath-taking soundless moments where the staff unanimously go “This facial expression… yes this is it!!”, how many times did this happen on this day… Thanks to them, the photoshoot was extended a little and although it is also a fact that the interview time was decreased, it was really shortened by only a very little bit. A little bit!!
Even during the interview, the both of them also responded with replies, with each and every phase reflecting their own thoughts. However, it is inevitable that the time for ending the interview soon approached closer, the more we thought, “We want to hear more from them!!” When they were greeting us as they were leaving, Yunho said, “When we did a photoshoot the last time around, you said “let’s do a magazine cover page some day”. It’s been realized”.
While going “So he.. remem.. remem.. remembered…!!!” and desperately trying to stop myself from crying from being moved by him, I said “Thank you!!!” while greeting him deeply with my heartfelt feelings. While going “Someday, let’s again have a cover page with Tohoshinki on the cover no matter what!!! To my heart’s content!! Extra large page size!!”, I pledged strongly to myself deeply within my heart.
[Jap-Kor trans thanks to TVXQDrip 토마토님]