The article I previously posted is just a summary of the ‘Tohoshinki Awareness Survey’ that HMV Japan has conducted. Here’s the full translation of the survey itself plus the messages the fans have left for DBSK. :)
HMV’s Tohoshinki Awareness Survey (Part 2) – Full Survey Q&A + Fans’ Messages
Tohoshinki Awareness Survey
Survey period: 2010.01.19 (Tues) – 2010.01.20 (Wed)
Survey Respondents: HMV Users, both male & female. 3,846 respondents (HMV ONLINE, HMV MOBILE)
•From their Korean debut onwards: 7%
•From their Japan debut onwards: 12%
•For about 3 years: 21%
•For about 2 years: 29%
•Less than a year: 31%
•Vocal capabilities: 34%
•Dance performance: 8%
•Team work: 37%
•Members’ character: 16%
•Good music: 4%
•On the streets: 1%
•CD & goods shops: 4%
•Other reasons: 8%
•On the streets: 1%
•CD & goods shops: 9%
•Other reasons: 5%
•2-3 hours: 49%
•4-6 hours: 17%
•7-9 hours: 3%
•10 hours and more: 5%
•1-3 times: 22%
•4-5 times: 3%
•6-10 times: 2%
•More than 10 times: 1%
•Korean culture: 11.7%
•On the left in blue – Tohoshinki items sales ranking
•On the right in pink – Tohoshinki goods sales ranking
•It’s fine no matter where you are. Please continue to sing. (39 years old, female)
•I listen to Tohoshinki’s songs everyday and gain strength. No matter what happens from now on, I’ll always be your fan, so please continue to do your best. (30 years old, female)
•I believe that there’s a bright future for all 5 of you, I’ll always support you! (22 years old, female)
•It’s impossible right now, but I wish that the 5 of you can sing together again some day. But no matter what happens, I’ll continue to support you. (46 years old, female)
•I listen to Tohoshinki’s songs everyday. I love you and because I’ll continue to support you, I’ll keep waiting until I can see the smiles on all 5 of your faces. (25 years old, female)
•I’ll keep waiting! Until the day that sincere smiles return to your faces! 35 years old, female)
•You’re cool and able to sing and dance well! I feel like you guys are my brothers and that’s a first for me. No matter what happens, I love Tohoshinki. (25 years old, female)
•I love you. I believe in you. Don’t worry because I’ll always, always support you! Tohoshinki is my everything. (17 years old, female)
•I’ll wait for your wonderful harmony and everyone’s smiles. (29 years old, female)
•Thank you for all the power you’ve given me. I’ll continue to support you. (27 years old, female)
•Tohoshinki’s voice is a treasure. (48 years old, female)
•I’ll look forward to wonderful “5-member” songs. (18 years old, female)
•Always keep the faith. Besmile and happy. (21 years old, female)
•I’ll keep waiting!!! (19 years old, female)
•Up until now we’ve never been so attracted to anything before but you’ve become a central point of my mother’s and my life! We love all the 5 members. (24 years old, female)
•Please eat and rest well. I’ve always kept on waiting, so it’s alright! (45 years old, female)
•Although all I can do is to watch silently, I’ve always prayed for the happiness of all 5 members! Fighting! (32 years old, female)
•It was great that I could meet Tohoshinki. From now on, please continue to show your charms. I’m waiting for the day when I can see your smiles and listen to your wonderful harmony. (59 years old, female)
•I talk about Tohoshinki everyday in school (^▼^)ノ I’ll always support you, so please continue to do your best!! (19 years old, female)
•My light! My life changed after I met Tohoshinki^^ I really love you!!! (19 years old, female)
Source: [HMV Japan + DNBN]
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Awww… those messages from the fans are really sweet. I hope the boys could read them. These messages actually reflect what each and every DBSK fan around the world would want the boys to know: “We will wait for you no matter what. Always keep the faith!”
Also, it makes me so happy to know that the DBSK fandom is composed of fans in different generations – a fandom with a very wide range. They even have a 59 year-old fan! This only goes to show that DBSK has successfully crossed the gaps between generations with their music. They certainly are not “idols” anymore who can only attract young teens but they are certified ” artists” – legends, even – who have achieved heights of success that is unexpected for singers in their age.
Anyway, I’ve already answered my own interpretation of this survey on my previous post (you can also answer those questions HERE if you want to, just for fun. ;p ) but I’ll answer this official survey from HMV.
Q1: How long have you been a fan of Tohoshinki?
For about 2 years (since 2008).
Q2: In your opinion, what is Tohoshinki’s most charming factor?
A mix of their vocal capabilities, member’s character and teamwork.
Q3: How did you get to know about Tohoshinki?
Through a friend.
Q4: Where do you get news about Tohoshinki?
Q5: How much time do you spend on Tohoshinki in a day?
10 hours and more. =)
Q6: After you became a fan of Tohoshinki, did you go to Korea?
No (but I want to).
Q7: Aside from Tohoshinki, do you listen to other KPOP music?
Q8: Similar to Tohoshinki, something that is essential to your life?
Go and answer it, too! :)