[Trans] 171120 TVXQ’s Perfect Comeback, Japan Showbiz. “Frankly envious (of them)”

 

With the headline of  “The revived Tohoshinki (TVXQ)’s amazing popularity, as a women’s magazine’s cover feature, drives sales up by 2 times”, Japan’s showbiz weekly magazine, Josei Seven has reported on the Tohoshinki’s return after their discharge from the army.

On the 11th, TVXQ gathered 40,000 fans to their Sapporo Dome concert and performed 38 songs in total, over 3 hours, captivating fans from all over Asia, including Japan, Korea, China, Philippines and so on. Josei Seven conveyed that there were also many fans who cried and screamed at the impressiveness of the concert.

Sapporo was the start of (their) 5-Dome tour in Japan. After announcing their nationwide 5-dome tour at their comeback press conference last October, the nearby hotels in the vicinities of Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka Domes filled up quickly.

Not only that. As the cover models for Japanese women’s magazine, anan’, sales rose by 2 times, showing that Tohoshinki’s popularity had not been affected by their two-and-a-half year absence due to military service.

On the 13th of October, ‘TVXQ had appeared on TV Asahi’s Music Station’, causing keywords related to U-Know Yunho and Choikang Changmin to trend on Twitter.

In a Josei Seven interview, female concert-goers who had attended the Sapporo concert confessed to getting the feeling as though they (TVXQ) were gods, saying “U-Know Yunho and Choikang Changmin’s song and dance have become more refined. Their Japanese is also perfect. 3 hours passed by in an instant.”

On the other hand, there was a sigh at TVXQ’s on-going momentum. A Japanese entertainment executive told the media, “Although we also have Korean idols, after the former Korean president, Lee Myung-bak’s Dokdo landing {t/n: islands whose ownership is disputed by Japan and Korea – in Jpn, it is known as the Senkaku. LMB had visited them in 2012, causing a huge political rift}, many fans left in great numbers right after Japan-Korea relations had cooled.” However, even as Japan-Korea relations worsened, Tohoshinki overcame it and their popularity remained unaffected. Sharing his frank opinion, he said, “Even with Tohoshinki’s 2-year absence, their fans continue to expand. Working in the same industry, while I admire them, I also feel envious.”

Separately, tickets for Tohoshinki’s 5-Dome Tour have already sold out. The last stop would take place on January 14th at Nagoya Dome. {t/n: additional dates have been added to Kyocera Dome on Jan 19,20,21}

 


 

The article was on Naver main~

[cr: @onlyoneuknow]

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Credits:

TV Report via naver,
Translated by @snxy,
Naver main screencap by @onlyoneuknow,
Shared by TVXQ! Express

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