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Super Junior has been in Japan holding its “Super Show 4” concerts in Tokyo. During a press conference before the show, the group members revealed they are thinking about forming a Japanese subunit.“We never stayed in Japan to promote and it’s not like we had official promotions in Japan, either. But we think because of k-pop’s overall popularity, we gained a lot of fan support. In order to return the love, we are also thinking about unit groups in Japan,” the group stated.In addition, the group also commented on comparisons to TVXQ‘s popularity in Japan.“We think we benefited a lot from Hallyu’s recent popularity. Many people compare our popularity to TVXQ’s, but we really have a long way to go. TVXQ’s fandom is beyond imagination. TVXQ first started with small scale concerts with only 500 seats when they first came to Japan. They worked extremely hard to work their way up and achieved the results they did,” the said.Although remaining modest in front of the press, Super Junior’s popularity in Japan has become undeniable as their latest Japanese single ”Opera” climbed to the top of the Oricon Daily Singles chart. The single has sold over 150,000 copies in 6 days.
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Super Junior sold about 160,000 copies of their single ‘Opera’ in a week of its release in Japan. According to BARKS(http://www.barks.jp/news), a Japanese music website, Super Junior’s single ‘Opera’ took the 3rd place on this week’s single chart and this is Super Junior’s third time to enter TOP 3 of the weekly single chart. Super Junior had entered TOP 3 with ‘BONAMANA’ released in June, 2011 and ‘Mr.Simple’ released in December, 2011. In addition, Sankei Sports and Nikkan Sports reported on Super Junior’s successful concert at Tokyo Dome.
Super Junior’s Leeteuk recently revealed his thoughts on bringing the Super Show 4 tour to Japan’s iconic Tokyo Dome, a 55,000-seat stadium that has become a dream stage for many artists hoping to breakthrough within the Japanese market.“The Tokyo Dome, to be quite honest, is a difficult venue to perform in unless you’re an established artist,” said Leeteuk at a Super Show 4 press conference in Japan. “In a short amount of time, we have received the chance to perform a show here despite the fact that we haven’t promoted in Japan.”“There are a number of Hallyu artists that are popular in Japan, but Super Junior has broken the mold of idol groups with an image that is completely different from theirs. I believe that this is one of the strengths of Super Junior,” continued the leader. “Hallyu stars like Bae Yong Joon and Lee Byung Hun have all successfully established themselves overseas with a mysterious and charismatic image. Super Junior, however, breaks that image in an effort to frequently show our fans a more free-spirited and approachable side of ourselves, which in turn helped us receive much love and support from the public.”“Even though we haven’t properly promoted in Japan yet, I believe it was by various online sources such as YouTube and social networking sites that gave our Japanese fans access to the dramas that our members were in, our work as radio program DJs, as well as our music videos that gave them the chance to get to know us as and our work,” concluded Leeteuk.The Super Show originated in 2007, and has launched three separate times as Asia Tours. Ever since its first show, the Super Show concerts have become one of the key factors that have shaped up Super Junior’s global fan base and support. Currently, the 4th Super Show is the first tour to include dates outside of Asia.Meanwhile, Super Junior will be returning to the Seoul Olympic Park Stadium on May 26th and 27th to play additional encore shows.
Super Junior’s Kibum recently attracted people’s attention with his abs.On May 14, one of the production crew of tvN’s new drama series I Love Italy released some pictures of Kibum.The crew member says, “Kibum worked on his abs for two months with an intense workout and a diet, and he eventually succeeded on building up his body.”Because Kibum is playing the role of a perfect man in the series, he worked on building up his body.The crew member also says, “Kibum is building up his body even on the set. During the break time, he usually works out using boxes for props.”I Love Italy, starring Kibum and Park Ye Jin, is a 100-day love story between a perfect man (played by Kibum) who suddenly grew up from a 14-year-old boy to a 25-year-old man and an attractive girl from a wealthy family (played by Park Ye Jin). It will start airing on May 28.
Super Junior recently held a live concert in Tokyo. On May 13 at 5:00 p.m., Super Junior attracted over 50,000 fans to Tokyo Dome where Super Show 4 took place.At the concert, Super Junior performed their hit songs, such as “Sorry Sorry,” “Mr. Simple,” “Pajama Party,” “Oppa, Oppa,” “Don’t Don,” “Good Friends,” “Miracle,” and “Bonamana,” including some of their Japanese songs. Super Junior also gave individual performances. Eunhyuk showed off his muscular body, giving a sexy performance to the R&B version of “Sorry Sorry,” Leeteuk played the drums to a LMFAO’s song, Siwon changed into a rocker, playing the guitar, and Yesung and Sungmin sang ballad songs.Super Junior members dropped tears when they sang “Our Love,” which was made to express their appreciation to their fans. They were also touched by the seats filled with their fans. It was an achievement made without any promotional activities in Japan.Super Junior held the concert twice on the day and attracted over 110,000 audiences. The total ticket sales are higher than that of Lady Gaga’s.Kataoka Nao (24), one of the audiences, said, “The concert was really fascinating with the songs, the dances, and the members’ cute looks. Super Junior is like a world pop star rather than just a K-pop star.”