JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong, who is currently in the military, met with 15,000 Japanese fans through a hologram concert.
According to C-JeS Entertainment, Kim Jaejoong’s ‘2016 Kim Jaejoong 2nd Album Hologram Real Live Concert in Japan’ was held at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan on the 9th and 10th of February. The concert was met with an explosive response from 15,000 Japanese fans who attended the event.
A representative of C-JeS Entertainment stated, “Kim Jaejoong prepared the hologram performance before he enlisted, and his Japanese fans were touched and happy to see him perform all of the songs from his new album. The hologram concert was the first of its kind in the world, and is expected to set an example for the future direction of K-pop.”
The 90 minute performance was filled with high quality performances, stages, special effects and videos, as expected from the star, and fans sang along as if Kim Jaejoong was actually on stage.
Kim Jaejoong showcased a variety of outfits and performed songs from his new album ‘No.X’, giving his Japanese fans a boost as they wait for his return.
The first performance of the night was a rendition of ‘Just another girl’, the title track of Kim Jaejoong’s first album. Kim Jaejoong’s appearance was met with thunderous applause, with fans excited to see the star for the first time in a year.
The star performed a total of 17 songs, including ‘Do You Know?’, a song he pre-released to celebrate his birthday, ‘We meet again, though we’ll meet again’, a song he wrote for his fans, and ‘Love you more’, the title track of his album.
The concert was also full of fan service. Kim Jaejoong had talk segments peppered throughout his concert, and also prepared a photo exhibition as a special gift for his fans.
A C-JeS concert representative stated, “The concert took about two years to prepare. The contents we filmed before his enlistment were worked on for over a year after he left. We focused on ensuring that the sound quality of the concert was top notch as this was the first time Kim Jaejoong was performing songs from his new album. Though this concert was the first of its kind, fans were highly satisfied with the results.”
Meanwhile, the concert was also met with a hot response from the Japanese market as a successful project for celebrities enlisting in the military.
A Japanese representative stated, “The two-day-long event was visited by Japanese representatives of various Korean entertainment agencies. The concert is a great example of an entertainment agency making a good investment based on their faith in Kim Jaejoong and his popularity in Japan. Though Kim Jaejoong will not be present for the release of his second album, it’s expected to do extremely well.”
Ms. Miko (28) attended the concert and stated, “Though I’ve never been to a hologram concert before, I decided to go because I wanted to hear Kim Jaejoong’s new songs, and I was extremely surprised by the results. Seeing him for the first time in such a long time had me tearing up. Each song and each statement he made really touched us. It felt like he had come back to us, and I’m sure he was there with us in spirit.”
Ms. Mamoru (23) said, “It was quite a different experience. Each song from his second album really moved me, and it felt like he was there with us for those 90 minutes.”
Ms. Kazumi (30) stated, “Kim Jaejoong’s Japanese fans are waiting for his return. We’re so grateful that he prepared this event for us, despite being so busy before his enlistment. The free photo exhibition and the hologram concert were great and it felt like a dream. I think his new album is going to be so special and precious.”
A Japanese industry representative added, “The Japanese media’s interest and the number of fans waiting to buy MD goods before the concert drove home just how influential Kim Jaejoong is in Japan,” and “I’m sure Kim Jaejoong knows just how much his fans miss him and support him.”
Source: [star mt]
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