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BEAST to release “WELCOME TO BEAST AIRLINE” solo concert DVD next month

B2ST completed their first solo concert at the Jamsil Indoor Gym in December 12, 2010. Over a year later, they are getting ready to release their new DVD “Welcome to Beast Airline.” The DVD will be released in January of 2012.

This DVD will contain the concert stages, rehearsals, sketches or small drama clips, interviews, and special features. Also, the documentary “So Beast” will also be revealed inside this special package. The local release date will be January 2012 for pre-orders, with a price of 36,300 won. It will come with 3 DVDs, a photobook, poster, digipack, and outbox. There will be subtitles in English, Korean, and Chinese, to appeal to international fans as well. The three DVD’s consist of one for the concert, another for special features from the concert, and the third for their “So Beast” documentary.

Meanwhile, BEAST is heading to Brazil with their fellow Cube Entertainment artists 4minute and G.NA for their “United Cube in Brazil” concert this week.


Source B2STRising

by vleevkimvwoo @ Koreaboo

B1A4 Wants to Win Best Rookie Award in Japan

On December 9, rookie idol group B1A4 kicked off two days of their debut Japanese showcase at the Shinagawa Stellar Ball.

Over 1,500 fans gathered for the event and Japanese media outlet Sankei Sports reported on December 10. “Korea’s five member rookie idol group B1A4, who debuted back in April, performed a total of nine tracks, including their debut track, ‘OK,’ and ‘Beautiful Target.'”

At the press conference held prior to the showcase, leader Jinyoung said, “We want to do our best to show a cool image of us in Japan.” Maknae Gongchan expressed the group’s goal by adding, “We’re going to work hard to win a rookie award in Japan.”

B1A4 recently signed on with record label Pony Canyon, who will be managing their Japanese activities from here on out. Their official Japanese debut is slated for next summer, but they’ll be releasing a license album on January 25 including songs from their two Korean mini-albums, “Let’s Fly” and “it B1A4.


Who Wore It Better: Gong Hyo Jin vs. Minzy

Fashionista actress Gong Hyo Jin and girl group 2NE1 member Minzy are garnering attention for wearing the same outfit in different styles.


Sunny and Taemin Cast as Voice Actors for “Koala Kid: Birth of a Hero”

SM Entertainment labelmates Sunny (of SNSD) and Taemin (of SHINee) have been cast as voice actors for the upcoming animation film Koala Kid: Birth of a Hero. Sunny will voice a female koala named Miranda, and Taemin will voice a male koala named Johnny.

The movie will chronicle the adventures of Johnny, an oddball of the circus, who fights against alligators to protect Australia’s natural habitats with his friends and becomes a hero. This is the typical story of an under-appreciated protagonist overcoming a great obstacle and earning the title of being a true hero.

The film will be released in January 2012 in 15 countries. Be sure to bring the children with you if you plan on watching it!


Source & photo credit: Korea via TVREPORT

Posted By KIMBERLY @ hellokpop

INFINITE to appear in W Korea magazine

INFINITE, who has experienced a tremendous surge in popularity lately will be featured in an upcoming issue of W Korea magazine.


Former U-KISS member Alexander holds a Japanese showcase

Former U-KISS member Alexander met his fans for the first time in a year through a showcase in Japan.

At the showcase, Alexander performed Hyun Bin‘s “That Man” (from the ‘Secret Garden‘ soundtrack) as well as his new Japanese tracks like “Oh Baby” and “I’m JUST“.

“I studied Japanese in college, and I have a lot of interest in Japanese culture,” Alexander said. “I want to increase my Japanese skills even more and spread my Japanese activities ever farther.”

He continued, “Although I’m very nervous without my U-KISS members, I’m happy that I got to meet with my fans after such a long time.”


Source: Yonhap via Naver

by MountainMadman @ allkpop

Tracklist + jacket covers for SNSD’s “The Boys Re:packaged” album released

Earlier, we reported that SNSD would be releasing a special Japanese repackage of their latest album, “The Boys“.  The covers and tracklist have finally been unveiled, and it looks like the girls have drawn some big names from the electro genre for their remixes.

The album will be available in two versions: ‘Regular’ and ‘Limited Edition’.

The regular is a CD-only, meaning that there will not be any extra goods attached to the release. On the other hand, the limited edition includes a treasure trove of bonuses, including a photobook, a DVD, rubber coasters, and an obi.

Interestingly enough, it looks like the girls are repackaging their 1st Japanese album as opposed their 3rd Korean album. They’ve brought back the tracks from ‘Girls Generation‘, and added a Japanese version of ”The Boys“.