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U-Kiss grows up after six months away in Japan

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U-Kiss grows up after six months away in Japan

Back at home, seven members say increasing sex appeal is the next goal

The seven members of boy band U-Kiss had to adapt to new foods and a new language during their six-month stay in Japan, but the hard work paid off, as it often does for Korean performers there. U-Kiss' first album released in Japan, "A Shared Dream", and the EP "Forbidden Love" landed in the No. 2 and No. 5 spots on Oricon's weekly chart, respectively, and the band successfully completed their first tour of Japan in March.

But in the fast-paced world of K-pop where dozens of groups come and go in a flash, six months can seem like a lifetime, and fans can grow impatient with their favorite stars.

"We are quite nervous about that. I heard some of our fans actually moved to other fan clubs", said AJ, one of the members of U-Kiss. "But we can take them back. We also grew up while we were in Japan".

Ilgan Sports caught up with the boy band members after they returned to Korea on April 25 to talk about the pros and cons of their time abroad as well as their new EP "Dora Dora".

Q. When did you first realize your music was well accepted in the Japanese market?

Kiseop: The realization came when the first regular album landed in the No. 2 spot on Oricon's weekly chart in early March. Our Japanese agency Avex told us that it didn't take long for us to gain ground in Japan, and I could see more and more Japanese fans at every concert we had there.

How many Japanese fans would come to a solo concert for your group if you held it today?

Soo Hyun: I bet we could fill the whole Super Arena in Tokyo which holds up to 37,000 people. In the countryside, we might attract around 3,500 people per each concert. We're preparing for 15 concerts to be held in nine Japanese cities in July. Our goal is to attract a total of 45,000 fans.

How did you change your approach for Japanese fans?

Dong Ho: Most Japanese put distance between celebrities and themselves. They kind of admire entertainers, but we try to act like their friends. We also shook hands while making eye contact after each concert. This is how we approached Japanese fans. For this reason, they say we are like their family and friends.

Many new boy bands have debuted while you were away from Korea. How does this make you feel?

AJ: Looking at boy bands these days, they are perfect in so many ways. They can sing and are also very handsome. It makes us a little nervous. I heard some of our fans actually moved to other fan clubs while we were away. But we can take them back; we also grew up while we were in Japan. If we can show our newly gained depth to Korean fans, we still have a chance to win the game, I think.

What was it like to work with famed composer Kim Hyung-seok for your new EP?

Soo Hyun: He's famous for ballad songs, so we were quite curious to know what it would be like to work with him. After we did, we all quickly realized why he has become the best in his field. He gave us masculine songs that also have mass appeal. He flied to Japan while we were having a concert in March to point out the strong and weak points of each member. I appreciate his hard work.

Tell us about the title track of your new EP "Dora Dora".

Soo Hyun: We tried to become sexier with this song. Our choreography, clothes and even our facial expressions were all calculated to exert our sexiness. For example, we wear red see-through clothing.

Back in Japan, we listened to more than 100 songs to choose a title track. All the members and our management company agreed that this album is quite important to us. We chose this song after many nights of discussions.

Most management companies stop boy band members from going on dates. But all of you are now free to go on dates. How do you feel about this?

Hoon: The head of our management company told us that we're now allowed to be in relationships but that we have to date in secret. Laughs. The ban was technically lifted, but it's hard for us to go out and find girlfriends. I think we're less popular than members of other boy bands.

It's already been five years since your debut. Where do you see yourselves on your 10th anniversary?

Dong Ho: We hope to release an album that will celebrate 10 years together. A world tour would also be on our to-do list. If we could start a tour in Seoul and then travel to other countries for a year, that would be fantastic. I want to become like Shinhwa. The group's recent tour just thrills me.

Shinhwa is a six-member Korean boy band that debuted in the late 1990s. Unlike most pop groups which disband after five or six years, Shinwha is still together. The group recently released a new album and is on an international tour.

What are your plans for the near future?

Kevin: We're going to go to Colombia next month. We will represent Asian performers and share the stage with Shakira, Ricky Martin and Pitbull. I heard that Colombian fans are looking forward to seeing us, and we're excited about that. I also want to see Shakira's "hip dance" in person. I'll barge into her dressing room and take a photo with her!

What would you most like to do in the next year?

Eli: I want to become No. 1 on a local music show. Many people associate U-Kiss with a couple of our tracks such as "Man Man Ha Ni" "Am I That Easy" and "Bingeul Bingeul" "Round and Round", but I want to impress people with other songs that could appeal to audiences regardless of gender or age.

Who looks the maximum productive with purple hair among those feminine idols?

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Who looks the maximum productive with purple hair among  those  feminine idols?

Color dyeing the hairs in number ofcolours has been a fashion in South Korea for either male and feminine K-pop idols. Regardless of who beganthe fashion first, colors that could existthought to be wild for habitualfolkscan be attempted by way ofthose idols. Yet who looks the simplest in pink hair among female idols?

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Past Korean political crusade VIDEO going VIRAL again

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Past Korean political crusade VIDEO going VIRAL again

Many videos cross viral again in spite ofno longer being new or a contemporary video because of the internet. Many past videos sooner than the virtual age also make it on the netbecause of the advancement of erapermitting tapes to be switched over to files at the computer. Also, new videos or dramas also make past comparable videos go viral again. Yet which past video is going viral again amongst Koreans?

In recent movie A Violent Prosecutor Kang Dongwon made many laugh with the Boombastick dance. The past political campaign video is gaining numerous attention for its dance as well.

The song is Bomba by Jessy Matador. The dance contains political campaigners dancing so tough that even bystanders couldnt assist but to join.

Netizens Stunned at contemporary footage of AOA Seolhyun

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Netizens Stunned at contemporary  footage of AOA Seolhyun

AOA Seolhyun has been the hot subject for enthusiasts and netizens after gaining numerous attention from the public. Because of her naturally darker skin than maximum idols, she has wongrievance from many netizens. Yet what may just netizens be speaking close to next that they consider one thing would have tooccur for AOA Seolhyun?

Originally posted on Pann, netizens speak about that one thing needs to happen after looking out at surprising photos of AOA Seolhyun.

84 / -14 This is what she acknowledged haha She said that folk criticize her for being dark and then for her whiteness when she applies make up like that.

Number of fans printed of idols’ fan cafes with a minimum of 100K

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Number of fans  printed of idols’ fan cafes with a minimum of 100K

Baekhyun: SEE THE Gentle (@19920506com) 288,000 / POLAR Faded (@polarlight0506) 254,000 / Toddler Lion (@babylion0506) 221,000 / Honey Bee (@exo920506_) 162,000 / OVERFLOW (@overflow0506) 142,000 / CANDYcrush (@candycrush0506) 131,000 / Milk Boy (@_byunbaekhyunkr) 120,000 / Foxbaek (@FoxBaek0506) 116,000

Chanyeol: Spunky Action Little one (@chanyeolit) 226,000 / CHAN10 (@chan10luv) 215,000 / lucky(ALL The most productive OF LUCK) (@ATBOL_cy) 152,000 / Choco (@puppy921127) 115,000 / Rhythmical (@Rhythmical_cy) 106,000

D.O: Artful (@suaveisland) 215,000 / I Do (@exoido) 169,000 / LIKE A celeb (@LAS930112) 134,000 / DOH center (@dohkyungsoonet) 110,000 / D.O Blossom (@do_blossom) 104,000 / Magnolia (@magnoalia_do) 100,000 / 9493room (@9493_room) 143,000 (with Kai)

Lovelyz fandom is the explanation why others hate on Lovelyz?

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Lovelyz fandom is the explanation why others hate on Lovelyz?

102 / -107 They diss G-friend because they have got a small fandom. And for groups like Red Velvet and TWICE, they maintain making up bullsh*t in order to insult them. I saw their post in comparing Lovelyz and G-Friends appearance. There has beensuch so much of likes on comments that claim Lovelyz changed into style prettier than G-friend. Also, the remarksegment was spammed by footage of Lovelyz. This bs is far too funny.

91 / -107 Lovelyz in point of fact discriminates on other fandoms. They glance up to and cant do anything else to fan groups of ladies Generation and A Purple only they continuouslyselect on small fandoms like G-friends.

The prettiest trainees on Mnet’s program ‘Produce 101’

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The prettiest trainees on Mnet’s program ‘Produce 101’

Mnets program Produce 101 has gotten a huge number of attention for the selection of trainees taking partat the programmeso as to shape a group. Despite the reality thatit is going toappeardemanding with 101 participants at first, Mnet has allowed enthusiaststo watchparticular person profiles of every member on their website. Yet who are the prettiest individuals from the program?

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111 / -133 Kim Sohye God Sohye! While you just glance at the face, it's far Sohye. I wondered my sexuality Im attracted to her good looks T_T Sohye, please make debut as an idol or actress. Unwell exist you number 1 fan.

Netizens divulge their studies on how they was fans

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Netizens divulge their studies on how they was fans

I am fan of feminine idols hahahahaha As soon I as I saw the photos, I used to be like Irene is so pretty!!!!!!! Yet then after, I became fan of Wendy hahahahahhaah Then now, Im keen on Joohyun 333 I admire it when I see her discusseachnotice because she is so adorable T_T_T_T_T__T_T

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244 / -51 I became his fan as soon as I saw the interview when he repliedreferring to his girlfirend. He stated Im roughlyvulnerable to ladies and thenI believeIn deficient health do the entirety she wants. And he also likes babies.

This feminine workforce applauded for good fortune in spite of obstacles

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This feminine  workforce applauded for good fortune  in spite of obstacles

38 / -3 I feel A Pink isnt one of the crucial group that get criticized online that often. Im now notpartial to them but they were the gangI used to beinquisitive aboutearlier than their debut haha. Each fourth dimension anewere givento look them, I assumed they were all so nice. Park Chorong as the leader used to bethis type ofgood selection that it makes me think I wish I had an unni like that.. I heard they didnt even combat after their debut.. Their teamwork is superb and their firm isnt even as good! Daebak!

Program “The Its Know” to air reality of celebrities and sponsors

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Program “The Its Know” to air reality of celebrities and sponsors

What makes this episode more appealing is that a real CEO of a corporationknown every bit A has became in an inventory of celebrities and sponsors to the manufacturers of the program. After being confident that his identity may be hidden, he admitted that he was once in such relationship with celebrities ago as a sponsor and shoulddisclose the dark secret of the industry in this weeks episode.

The chairman told me that I have to visit him on each occasion he needs me. Evening or day, he told me I should come whenever. I was also told to satisfy any requests made by him.

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Watch: “Music Core” 2.13.16: AOA Cream, 4Minute, GFRIEND, and More

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Watch: “Music Core” 2.13.16: AOA Cream, 4Minute, GFRIEND, and More

Watch: Song heart and soul 2.13.16: AOA Cream, 4Minute, GFRIEND, and Morekokoberry February 12, 2016 0 Todays line-up for MBCs Music Core contains AOA Cream, 4Minute, GFRIEND, Teenager Top, Solji and Doo Jin Soo, Dal Shabet, Stellar, IMFACT, Legend, Pass Gene, Yoo Seung Woo, Nop. K, and VROMANCE.

♬ Center ♡ Attack Stage ♬- AOA Cream 『Im Jelly BABY』- Dal Shabet 『Someone like U』- Stellar 『Sting』- IMFACT 『Lollipop』- Legend 『Crush on you』- Cross Gene 『Noona, You』

♬ Sweet♡Sound Stage ♬- Yoo Seung Woo (feat. The maximum important Star) 『Whatever』- Nop.K (feat. Hoon.J) 『CLIMAX』- VROMANCE 『Already Winter』