Archive for December 7, 2008

At least SM does something good and favorable from time to time. :D

SM.ENTERTAINMENT LEGAL COURT CASE AGAINST THE BANNING OF DBSK’S 4TH ALBUM FOR UNDER 19 .

동방신기 측이 지난 11월 말 청소년보호위원회(이하 청보위)가 동방신기 4집을 청소년 유해 매체물로 판정한 것과 관련, 다음 주 법원에 정식으로 효력정지 가처분 신청을 할 예정이다.

DBSK’s 4th album was put under the 19 year age banned by the Youth Safety Association on November, however SM.ENT will starting next week file a legal case against this to the Justice Court/ District Court.

동 방신기 소속사인 SM엔터테인먼트(이하 SM) 측은 6일 오후 머니투데이 스타뉴스에 “이번 행정처분에 대한 효력정지 가처분 신청을 다음 주 중으로 관할 법원에 신청할 계획”이라며 “지난 2일 이번 사안에 대한 SM의 입장을 밝힌 이후, 가처분 신청과 관련한 법적 준비를 해 왔다”고 전했다.

DBSK’s Management SM Entertainment (SM), quoted by Money Today’s Star New : ” We will go through administrative measures against the suspension by filing a case next week to the District Court” ” We have been getting ready for this legal case on the 2nd ”

은 지난 2일 오후 공식 보도자료를 통해 “청보위의 행정명령에 따라 동방신기 4집 ‘주문-미로틱’의 수정 버전은 제작 하겠다”면서도 “납득하기 어려운 판정이므로 관할 법원에 행정처분(유해 매체물 결정)의 효력정지 가처분 신청을 제기할 계획”라고 전했다.

” We have agreed to release a clean version of ‘Jumon – Mirotic’ by the administrative order, but this is something we do not agree with and feel this is entirely unfair. Therefore we have decided to file a case to the court against the administration’s displosure. ”

보건복지가족부 산하 청보위는 지난 11월 27일, 동방신기 4집의 타이틀곡인 ‘주문-미로틱’ 가사가 선정적이라는 이유를 들며 이번 앨범을 청소년 유해매체로 분류했다. 이번 고시는 지난 4일부터 효력이 발생했다.

Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs administration has on the NOvember 27th declared that DBSK’s rth album’s Mirotic’s lyrics were provocative and put the album under harmful to the Youth.

청보위에 따르면 동방신기 ‘주문-미로틱’은 특정 단어가 아닌 가사의 전체적인 맥락에서 유해하다는 판정을 받았다.

The Comission of Youth Protection have said that the words and the meaning of ‘Jumon-Mirotic’ were not the only problem but the entire lyrics’ meaning was harmful and overly sexual.

청보위의 판정이 확정된 직후에도 SM 측은 “결정이 나오기 전 청보위 측에 정확한 가사 해석을 제출했다”면서 “그런데도 이런 결과가 나와 당황스럽다”며 ‘주문-미로틱’의 노랫말은 선정성과는 전혀 관계없다는 입장을 밝혔다.

After the Comission of Youth Protection had released this statement SM.ENT said ” Even before when the order had been put against MIROTIC, we have clearly negotiated and tried to explain the real meaning and explanation of the lyrics , but even after this the results came out unexpectedly and we are bewildered as of this moment” ” and the JUMON -MIROTIC’s lyrical meaning is entirely different and miles away from the erotic or sexual that the association is making it to be ”

동방신기 4집은 지난 11월 말까지 46만 장(소속사 집계 기준)이 판매됐다. 이 수치는 올 해 국내에서 발매된 모든 가수(팀)들의 단일 앨범 중 최다이다.

DBSK’s 4th album by the END OF November hit 460,000 sales ( FROM SM.ENT). This is the highest record sale for this year out of any artists/idols.

한편 현재 일본에서도 큰 인기를 누리고 있는 동방신기이기에, 이번 논란에 대한 일본 언론들의 관심도 남다르다.

However with the current condition and news coverage of DBSK’s CD age ban has caused Japanese Media to release news coverage of this.. ( my friend who lives in japan said for the past 2 days she saw DBSK’S MIROTIC age ban incident on every news and entertainment news channel..ㅜㅜ…)

지 난 4일 일본 아사히TV, 니혼TV 등 방송매체는 동방신기를 아시아 스타로 표현하며 이번 논란에 대해 집중 보도했다. 또한 5일 산케이스포츠 인터넷판, 스포츠닛폰 인터넷판 등도 “유해 매체물 판정이 동방신기의 NHK ‘홍백가합전’ 출연에는 영향을 미치지 않는다”는 내용의 기사를 내보냈다.

On the 4th, Japan’s AsahiTv, Nihon Tv. etc. had released their coverage as ‘ Asia’s Star DbSK and the bann of the CD release single MIROTIC. Sankei Sports news on the 5th, Sports-Nippon released their news ” AGE ban of DBSK 4th album,, will this AFFECT DBSk’s attendance for NHK’s REd white ceremony?” ( the PD FOR NHK already releasd a statement said that this inicident will not prevent DBSK. at all for attendance.)

올 해 일본 오리콘 데일리 및 위클리 싱글 차트에서 수차례 1위에 오른 동방신기는 지난 11월 말 열린 일본 연말 음악 시상식인 ‘2008 베스트 히트 가요제’에서 2년 연속 골드 아티스트 상을 수상했다.

DBSk have also hit the top charts in Japan’s Oricon charts numerous times, and have won twice in a row the golden artists award at the ” Best hit Gayo Awards” Japan.

현재 동방신기는 현재 4집 후속곡 ‘Wrong Number’로 국내 활동을 이어가고 있다.

Currently DBSK is promoting their 4th album’s WRONG NUMBER.

Credit: dnbn
Translated by: dbskdbsk111@ soompi

Yay! Way to go SM! *claps hands enthusiastically* Although SM always kills our pockets because of the so many expensive CD versions, DVDs, and photobooks they release and becuase it doesn’t give the boys their much needed rest, at least the company knows how to protect and stand-up for its artists when the need arises. This is the first time I actually applauded a move by SM and I have to admit that I’m more than happy they did this. I don’t care if LSM has a different reason than protecting DBSK in taking this legal action. As long as the company makes an effort to do something about the situation, I’m totally fine with it. :D

Let’s just wait on the outcome of this legal action by SM Entertainment. I just hope that whatever the result will be, it’ll be for the good of DBSK and the majority.

SM Entertainment made a statement a few days ago that DBSK won’t be attending the three biggest music festivals in Korea namely SBS, KBS, and MBC which will be happening this December 29, 30, and 31 respectively. The reason for this non-attendance of DBSK in the three biggest and most awaited music fests in Korea is because of their participation in this year’s Kohaku in Japan. Kohaku, one of the most prestigious events in Japan that any artist could ever attend will be happening on the 31st of December but the boys need to be there days before to practice for their performances in the said event. Having said this, they definitely have no time to attend the three music festivals as they will be in Japan by that time.

Naturally, many fans talked about this said press release by SM and some even voiced out their complaints regarding this issue. As what I have said, these three Gayo events are the most awaited events in Korea and it is but right for one of the most successful artists of Korea to attend these. Moreover, although it’s true that their participation in Kohaku might be a once in a lifetime chance for them, we can’t deny the fact that since DBSK is currently promoting their 4th album in Korea, it will be more proper and advantageous to them to make an appearance on these ceremonies. Besides, attending the three Gayo events is a good way to thank all those who supported them in their Korean comeback (a.k.a Cassiopeia).

SM Entertainment might have felt the importance of these festivals too since just after a few days of releasing their statement that DBSK won’t be attending the the three Gayo Daejuns, they’ve changed their minds and thought about ways on how DBSK might be able to participate in the said events even if they’re in Japan. The article below says it all:

Will DBSK be able to attend the BIG 3 Music Fests? ( GAYO DAEJUNS)? MAYBE!!

올 9월 발표한 4집 ‘미로틱’으로 50만장에 육박하는 앨범 판매고를 올리며 한국 최고 아이돌 그룹의 위력을 자랑한 동방신

The 4th album that was released on Sept has reached 500,000 sales.
기지만 연말 지상파 가요프로그램 출연은 일본 활동을 인해 논의가 필요한 상황이다.

This is great, but there’s a chance DBSK will not make it to the BIG 3 GAYO DAEJUNS. The GAYO FESTS PDS have however gone under negotiations for DBSK’s attendance for these programs
동방신기 소속사 SM엔터테인먼트는 뉴스엔과 4일 전화통화를 통해 “30~31일은 일본 방송 출연으로 인해 현지로 떠난다”며 “국내 방송 출연은 긍정적인 방안으로 논의 중이다”고 전했다.

SM. ENTERTAINMENT and NEWSEN in a phone interview have said ” on the 30~31 DBSK will be in Japan for the Japanese Ceremonies. but we are trying to have negotiations with the 3 channels for also airing DBSK attendance on the GAYO fests.

현재 국내 지상파3사 연말 가요프로는 29일 SBS, 30일 KBS, 31일 MBC로 예정된 상태. 현 상태라면 30일과 31일 가요제전 출연은 어려운 상황. 이에 따라 한국과 일본의 이원 생중계 등 여러 방안도 논의되고 있다.

The 3 Gayo Daejuns will take place on the 29th SBS, 30th for KBS, and the 31st for MBC. IF the case it is impossible for DBSK to attend on the 30th and the 31st. Because of this there are also talks that DBSK will be able to perform live for the GAYO daejuns LIVE in Japan instead.

동 방신기가 이처럼 연말 가요 프로 참석이 어려워진 점은 일본에서의 러브콜이 이어지고 있기 때문이다. 동방신기는 일본 음악 축제인 NHK 홍백가합전 출전 명단에 이름을 올렸다.

The reason why DBSK has been will have difficulty this year is because of the incoming invitations from the Japanese Awards Producers. DBSK will be attending NHK’s White vs. Red fest on the 31st.

또 30일엔 ‘일본 레코드대상’에 수상자로 참석한다. TBS가 주관하는. 30일 도쿄 신국립극장에서 오후 6시 30분부터 생방송으로 진행된다.

On the 30th Dbsk will be attending “Japan Record Awards” as a nominee which will air in the evening live.
(사진설명=지난 11월15일 진행된 MKMF에서 ‘올해의 앨범상’을 수상한 동방신기)

Credit: dnbn + Newsen
Translated by: dbskdbsk111@ soompi

I don’t know how this will work but I really hope they’ll be able to make DBSK appear on the three festivals because if not, I’ll be really sad for Cassiopeia. I have nothing against the boys doing activities in Japan despite their album promotions in Korea (I’m actually proud of the boys for managing to be successful in both Korea and Japan at the same time) but I just feel a bit sorry for Cassiopeia. It’s not that they’re complaining but I just feel that they’ve waited so long for the boys to comeback in Korea and I think that they deserve to be given the most attention right now since afterall, once the boys go back to Japan Cassiopeia will probably have to wait for a long time to see the boys again. Although I do understand the need for DBSK to continue their activities in Japan, I also feel that they should give more priority to their Korean activities right now since, well, that’s why they called it “Korean comeback” right? I may be wrong and other people might not agree with my opinions but I think these three music festivals are what Cassies are waiting for so I really hope SM and the three stations will be able to find ways to make the boys attend these gatherings.

Ok, sorry for the long essay. I got carried away. LOL.

This is a 3mins. long version of the 25th Japanese single of DBSK entitled “Bolero”, which will be released this coming January. It was played in the most recent episode of their Japanese radio program, Bigeastation.

[Credit: joongiefiedportia33]

This song is just lovely! It has a different feel to it compared to the previous ballads that they’ve performed. I love the melody and the accompaniment because it’s so relaxing and has a calming effect on me. The boys really are venturing and experimenting on different genres and styles in singing. They keep on trying out new things and I’m glad that everything always turns out greater than expected.

I know I’ve said this in almost all of my previous posts pertaining to DBSK’s new songs but really, I am so excited to hear the official version of this song. I swear DBSK’s new songs never fail to excite me because they always turn out amazing. :D