“This is Family” 40.1%, “The Legendary Witch” 31.4% and “My Heart Shines” 2.8%

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“This is Family” 40.1%, “The Legendary Witch” 31.4% and “My Heart Shines” 2.8%

KBS and MBC took over the weekend.

According to Nielsen Korea, KBS 2TV “This Is Family” rated 40.1%.

This is 10.1% more than the episode of the drama on the 31st of January. . ... Read more

Infinite plans large fan meet

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Infinite plans large fan meet

K-pop boy group Infinite will hold a large fan meet on Feb. 28 and March 1 at Olympic Gymnastic Arena, southeastern Seoul. Woollim Entertainment, the seven-member boy group”s agency, said on Friday that the fan meet “will be a chance for both fans and the K-pop boy band to look back on the previous year and share the K-pop act”s future plans”.The Olympic Gymnastic Arena accommodates up to 70,000 people at once. The boy group also held a large-scale fan meet event two years ago at the same venue. Tickets will go on sale starting Feb. 4 for fan club members and other people can purchase tickets from Feb. 6 through Interpark. By Sung So-young . ... Read more

Customers Steer Clear of Troubled New Lotte Mall

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Customers Steer Clear of Troubled New Lotte Mall

Stores in the new Lotte World mall in Jamsil, Seoul are empty on Friday, the 100th day of its opening.

The sprawling halls of the new Lotte World mall in southern Seoul were eerily empty last Friday afternoon, usually peak shopping time for Korea”s avid consumers. One store owner reported a marked drop in the number of customers since late December and says now only 20 to 30 people a day stop by.”Sales have declined by around 70 percent and I wonder if I”ll be able to stay in business”, the owner added.There were no fanfares as the gigantic mall marked its first 100 days in business on Friday. A series of accidents and construction flaws have plagued the new mall, keeping any customers away who are not already deterred by the draconian parking restrictions. . ... Read more

Spring, Sentience, and Sorority in Davichi’s “Hug”

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Spring, Sentience, and Sorority in Davichi’s “Hug”

Spring, Sentience, and Sorority in Davichi’s “Hug” Written by Irteqa On February 1, 2015

One thing utterly unique about Davichi is the fact that both songstresses, Hae-ri and Min-kyung, emit an outstanding warmth in unity with one another. One does not vocally exceed the other, the other does not surpass the one with her beauty. They are one voice, one artist, one “shining light”, inhabiting musicality and creating nostalgia. This solitary splendor is heightened in the duo’s latest mini-album, Hug. What is more epitomizing of unity than a sweet and sisterly hug? . ... Read more

[Spoiler] “Rosy Lovers” Park Sang-won announces breakup to Lee Mi-sook

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[Spoiler] “Rosy Lovers” Park Sang-won announces breakup to Lee Mi-sook

On the 32nd episode of MBC weekend drama, “Rosy Lovers“, Lee Yeong-gook (Park Sang-won) met Jeong Si-nae (Lee Mi-sook) and told her, “I don”t think I will be able to keep the promise with you. So please don”t wait for me”. . ... Read more

Culture Day program set to expand

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Culture Day program set to expand

President Park Geun-hye examines a painting from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) at an exhibition June 25 at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul. Her visit was to promote the government-led Culture Day program. [Blue House Press Corps] . ... Read more

Joseon sites discovered in Jongno

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Joseon sites discovered in Jongno

At the site behind Jonggak Tower in Jongno, central Seoul, archaeologists found alleyways and building sites formed between the early part of the Joseon Dynasty and Japan”s colonial period (1910-45). Provided by the Cultural Heritage Administration . ... Read more

We Got Married: Two-Timing TV and Life

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We Got Married: Two-Timing TV and Life

We Got Married: Two-Timing TV and Life Written by Joyce On February 1, 2015

Seven years on, and We Got Married is still ongoing; blurring the lines between television and real-life, and igniting fans’ delusions. So far, it seems that WGM can’t go long without some sort of shocking scandal threatening to derail the fantasy the show plants in the fans’ minds. . ... Read more

Vasco”s MV for “Giddy Up”

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Vasco”s MV for “Giddy Up”


On January 29th, Vasco revealed his latest MV “Giddy Up,” which features Nochang and Cjamm.

Watch below:


written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net SOURCE: CJENMMUSIC Official. ... Read more

Webtoons aim to draw in more overseas readers

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Webtoons aim to draw in more overseas readers

1.Korean company DaumKakao collaborated with U.S-based entertainment titan Marvel for its webtoon series “Avengers: Electric Rain”, drawn by Korean artist Ko Young-hoon 2″.The Sound of Your Heart”, by Cho Seok, is distributed in English on Naver”s global webtoon service “Line Webtoon”. 3.Jeho Son and Kwangsu Lee”s “Noblesse” was translated into English, Japanese and more for overseas fans.4.Korean game company NCSoft publishes celebrity cartoonist Yoon Tae-ho“s “Mysterious Planning Office” on the company blog. [JoongAng Sunday] . ... Read more

Ji Chang Wook creates Weibo account

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Ji Chang Wook creates Weibo account


In case you still don”t know, actor Ji Chang Wook also opened up his Weibo account.
In other news, Ji Chang Wook will sing his character”s theme song for KBS“s drama “Healer“. The OST part 6 will be released in early February.. ... Read more

BIGBANG excites fans with the trailer of “Fanclub Event 2014 ~Fantastic Babys~DVD”

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BIGBANG excites fans with the trailer of “Fanclub Event 2014 ~Fantastic Babys~DVD”


On January 30th, BIGBANG teased their anticipating Japanese fans.

A trailer for their FANCLUB EVENT 2014 ~FANTASTIC BABYS~ DVD was released increasing the interest and excitement of their fans.. ... Read more