To some KPop and JPop fans, JKS’ song “Darling Darling” may seem like just another one added to their playlist. But for JKS’ loyal eels, it’s so much more than that. That is because “Darling Darling” is a song that Keun-Chan dedicates to his fans all over the world.
Most commonly, you fall in love with a song because you can relate to it… because it somewhat tells your own story, or sympathizes with the bliss or sadness you are going through. But when a song is actually dedicated to you, that gives it a super extra boost in winning a special place in your heart.
Our World Prince has been receiving tons of love from his fans through thick and thin, supported him through good news and bad news alike. So now it is his turn to show his gratitude in the best and sweetest way possible – singing a song especially written for them (and of course with some dance moves and cute gestures that makes him all the more adorable)!
So tell us, fellow eels, do you like this song as much as we do? And if you get a chance to request the next song from Prince JKS, what kind of song would you wish for? Let us know in the comments 😉
From starting as a child model in a clothing catalogue, Jang Keun Suk has come a long way now, thanks to his ever supportive fans. And as a reward, it seems that Jang Keun Suk’s Future Plans will also be considering activities that will definitely bring smiles to them.
Lined up with the most popular of Korean celebrities, he is frequently included as one of Hallyu stars representative. That is why he was among the stars which X Sports News chose to interview as part of their recent 9th Anniversary celebration.
Since his rise in stardom, his name has echoed abroad and has gained the title of “Asia Prince”, which his fans are very proud of. And he seems to be totally comfortable hearing his title, too.
When JKS was asked how it must have felt for him being labeled as one of the Hallyu Stars that represent Korea, he says:
I feel honored and proud having been able to expanded my activities even throughout Asia and Japan. I am also aware that it would mean a lot more responsibility, which I am also willing to take.
Concert venues, fan meetings, and airports are the places with the most concentrations of his eels (that’s an endearment he has given to all his fans). Even amidst rumors that his number of fans are declining, JKS doesn’t seem to notice it at all.
Declining or not, I still see a lot of overseas fans waiting and greeting me wherever I go. I am even surprised to meet younger fans, even male ones. And I thank them for making me feel so loved, and that is all that matters.
JKS’ fans are not just located in Korea and in Asia. They can be found all around the globe. There are even hundreds of fan clubs established out of the fans’ love and support for him.
In return, JKS is most grateful and would always declare that they are the source of his inspiration for the future.
To my Eels abroad, Are you doing well? I think of you always and will continue to thank you for your wholehearted support, even if you are far away.
And What are Jang Keun Suk’s Future Plans?
The future may be too vague to predict, but it doesn’t stop him from cooking up plans for it.
As an actor, I’d like to keep building my filmography. As a singer I look forward to expanding into an Asian tour and even a world tour. Trying out new productions and having solo promotions abroad would be very exciting, too. And most of all, I really want to finally meet all my fans around the world, face to face.
Jang Geun Suk has just wrapped up earlier this year his latest drama “Jackpot” or “The Royal Gambler” in its English title.
He engaged on an Asia tour and a Japan concert right after that, where he promoted his singing career. He recently released his single ‘Darling Darling’ last month and soon will also be releasing anther song entitled “Endless Summer”.
Jang Geun Suk is also appearing on “My Ear’s Candy” and has recently shared some sweet chemistry with Yoo In Na. However, those fans who are looking forward in seeing him back on the small screen may need to wait a little while longer.
I would like to rest for a while after filming my recent historical drama, but I haven’t stopped looking at scripts, and once a good project comes along, I will always be ready.
Now that’s a good hope for eels, isn’t it? As a loyal eel, being included in jang Keun Suk’s future plans is indeed an inspiring thing.
Are you one of his million fans who is also excited to see him back on TV? What character do you think he should try out next? Let us know in the comments!
I haven’t been active for a while now, but as a loyal eel, I still keep myself updated on what’s happening with our World Prince through Google Alerts. And the recent news I found were simply heart-wrenching that I finally had to break my silence.
It was recently rumored, and was finally confirmed that Keun-chan has been facing tax charges. However, it was not personally his fault but of his agency. As it turns out, his fans all over the world deeply grieve in seeing him face “punishments” that he doesn’t even deserve – like being forced to leave “Three Meals a Day”, for example.
Still, as a good-hearted and down-to-earth star, he mustered all courage to address an apology note to his fans for “disappointing them”.
Kyaaa! Oppa, we’re not disappointed at all. If anything, it makes us even more proud of how concerned you are with our feelings. And with that alone, we continue to support you until the end. Cheer up, oppa! Fighting! 🙂
Have you ever dreamed of a romantic date with Jang Keun Suk? Let’s admit it, all eels do wish of a dream date with Prince JKS. Well, now you can start rejoicing, for your dream can finally come true! I mean, inside a romantic game, at least 😉
Recently, a mobile game has been released in Japan t the delight of all Japanese eels. The game was called “Jang Keun Suk Tokimeki (Heart-Beating) Love Story”. Prince JKS has become so popular and well-loved by his Japanese fans that he now holds the record as the first ever Korean actor whose TV CM of mobile game was aired all throughout Japan.
The game features Keun-Chan himself as the main character, and with the player as his love interest. How romantic is that? In the game’s love story, the player works in a company owned by Jang Keun Suk, and then enjoy lots of sweet moments and stimulating dates with him.
Tree J Agency says:
“A dating relationship with Jang Geun Suk will become a reality for fans, when it has always been a fantasy, and we look forward to the response.”
There will be three commercial films to be aired all over Japan until November this year in connection to the game. The CM of “Jang Keun Suk Tokimeki Love Story” will be divided into 3 episodes which will be aired in October, November, and December”. Every player can expect a date with Prince JKS that starts from Meeting Episodes, and then to Working Episodes, and then on to the most awaited Dating Episodes.
The game is now available for purchase in Japan, as revealed by Tree J Agency. It was released on September 20, 2013. The rest of the fans around the world, also dreaming of a date with Prince JKS will just have to wait for the game’s international release, it seems. In the meantime, we can always take a peek here:
One “Super Star K5” contestant has recently drawing attentions online and has topped headlines for being a Jang Geun Suk look-alike!
Three days ago, the 26 year old Ahn Sung Hyun has caught the eyes of the public, not to mention the judges in “Super Star K5″ becuase in more that one way, he seemed to look a lot like Jang Geun Suk.
During the audition, Ahn Sung Hyun performed an acoustic version of Dynamic Duo‘s “Go Back”. He was able to please the judges with his soulful vocals and guitar skills.
Though not all of the review were positive, the special judge Yoon Min Soo has taken the rookie’s side by commenting:
“If you try a little harder, I think you will become a very unique artist.”
Now, now. Is this a possible threat to Jang Geun Suk’s career in the future, seeing that this rookie indeed is talented, not to mention their striking resemblance?
Could be. But if we dig a little farther back in the past, there’s been a handful of other stars that’s been rumored to look like the Prince in one way or another, but has not become a major threat to Keun-chan’s career.
As a bonus, I’ve collected them for you. Here they are.
I have discovered an article seeming to claim that JKS is like Hyde reincarnated. Hyde or Hideto Takarai (寶井 秀人is a 44-year old Japanese musician, singer-songwriter, and actor.
Searching further, I have found out that this is not just some random claim of some attention-seeker blogger. The fact is, Keun-chan is a fan of Hyde! Nw that gives us a slight clue as to why they look similar.
And here’s a little peek into the future Keun Suk ahjussi. I wonder if Harry Potter fans would agree to this, but there’s this one photo of Keun-chan that he actually looks like Professor Snape! Really, how can I disagree to this?
Others have claimed that Hwang Tae Kyung and Jeremy had a common surgeon that’s why they look qute similar, but really, why don’t they just admit that it’s all because of these boys’ charming smile. Come on now, tell me I’m wrong.
It’s been a long while since Jang Geun Suk’s last TV drama has ended, and despite all his consistently successful tours, concerts, and album releases that followed, well, let’s admit it, eels. We miss the Hwang Tae Kyung, Seo In-Ha, and Kang Mu-Kyul side of Geun Suk Oppa. Well, good news, for our longings will soon be over! Rejoice, and rejoice more, for the ever charming and captivating actor side of our Sukkie will be coming back very soon to our televisions through the most anticipated new drama entitled “Pretty Boy”. The drama is expected to be released in the latter half of 2013.
Keun-chan is going to portray the role of Dokgo Matte, the man with the prettiest face in all the world. It’s really going to be a big leap towards his becoming the official world prince, wouldn’t you agree? And as sure as you are reading these words right now, millions of eels all over the globe sure are looking forward to being with the Prince once more, if only in the small screen.
The drama will be produced by Group Eight who was also one behind the success of some popular idol dramas such as “Princess Hours” and “Boys over Flowers” to name a few. The drama script is going be penned by the hit screen writer Yoo Young Ah whose previous works include movies like “Korea” and “Miracle in Cell No.7”. Group Eight revealed:
“From the initial planning, we had already zeroed in on Jang Geun Suk to lead the drama. To raise the production quality, we have also met with Jang Geun Suk for discussions on many occasions. Jang Geun Suk has already been in the acting business for 21 years, and he will be showing his experienced acting ability through his role as Dokgo Matte.
We have already received many phone calls regarding broadcast rights for ‘Pretty Boy’ from countries in Asia, Europe, and South America”,” the production team also expressed. This goes to show that the drama is being looked upon favourably overseas prior to broadcast. The storyline of the drama will be sticking closely to the original comic series, so please look forward to it.”
Pretty Boy is based on a popular comic book series penned by Chun Gi Young. It is a story of the prettiest boy on Earth who was torn apart from his family for many years, his struggle to find them again, his experiences with true love, and his adventures around teenage girls whose hearts were captivated by his unique charms. As for me, I’m still in love with Hwang Tae Kyung, but I’m also looking forward to be won over by Dokgo Matte this time.
If you’re a certified eel, surely, you are as excited as I am right now. Feel free to share your thoughts below. ^_^
After the car accident he went through last March 22, Jang Geun Suk went straight to the airport without going to the hospital. In order to calm down the worried and terrified fans, Sukkie tweeted an update on his health!
On March 25 he tweeted:
“Please stop nagging. I have been touring hospitals since the morning. However, there is nothing wrong with me!”
On the morning of March 25, Jang Geun Suk had taken tests to make sure that he was fine.
A representative of his agency stated:
“In the morning of March 25 Jang Geun Suk took an examination. Although we have not yet received the official results, it looks like he does not have any problems.”
This JANG KEUN SUK 2012 ASIA TOUR started in Seoul in July, 2012 and toured all 9 cities including Japan, China and Taiwan. Japan tour version LIVE/ MAKING DVD were already released. (Here is the info.) This time also LIVE and MAKING DVD will be released separately. Now, no image photo is out. So I will share just the specs from @GAM website. @GAM website doesn’t provide overseas shipping services. But later, I’m sure you can get them in other website like YesAsia.com. So please wait for a while. The price is 6,825 yen (including tax), but I’m sure this price for Japanese buyers. I think you can get this original (Korean) DVD with different price.
* JANG KEUN SUK 2012 ASIA TOUR LIVE DVD -Shanghai, Taiwan, Shenzhen-
■ Disc: 2 Discs (120 minutes) ■ Bonus: 100p photo book ■ Language: Korean ■ Subtitles: Japanese and English ■ Region Code: ALL ■ Release Date: 2013-06-14
LIVE DVD will contain 19 songs: 1.200 miles 2.Take care, My Bus! 3.Let Me Cry 4.Stay 5.Rain 6.Bye Bye Bye 7.Crazy Crazy Crazy 8.Always Close to You 9.Abracadabra 10.Hello Hello 11.Oh My Darling 12.In My Dream 13.Tomorrow 14.Guardian star 15.I Will Promise You 16.My Precious 17.Melody We Made Together 18.Gotta Getcha 19.Shake it
* JANG KEUN SUK 2012 ASIA TOUR MAKING DVD -Shanghai, Taiwan, Shenzhen, Seoul-
■ Disc: 2 Discs (110 minutes) ■ Bonus: 100p photo book ■ Language: Korean ■ Subtitles: Japanese and English ■ Region Code: ALL ■ Release Date: 2013-06-14
MAKING DVD will contain as follows: 1.Seoul: shooting site – recording – dance practice – rehearsal – live concert – playback concert 2.Shanghai: airport – hotel – fitness center in hotel – press conference – stage check – tennis – live concert – after party 2.Taiwan: airport – tennis – fitness center in hotel – sightseeing – tennis – rehearsal – live concert – playback concert 4.Airport: hotel – sightseeing – meal – pool in hotel – make-up – rehearsal – after party – airport – PC game – appearance on TV – traveling by car – airport.
According to the website, there is no ‘Seoul’ in LIVE DVD. And there is no ‘Shenzen’ in MAKING DVD. Plus, about the bonus photobook, I’m not sure if each DVD contains the same one or different one. Both just says 100 page photo book.
Note: We do not claim that 100% of the info above is correct. These were translated from @GAM website.
One of World Prince Jang Geun Suk’s avid follower shared this one recently, so I felt the need to re-post this one so the rest of the eels would know and would support as well. Let’s continue giving love to our Prince!
Time for us to show that Jang Keun Suk is known here in the Philippines. Foreign Eels are welcome to participate as well. Please help us promote this poll. Let’s target the number 1 rank in the most popular music channel in the Philippines.
1. Go to this site http://www.myxph.com/ 2. Register if you are new.. If not, make sure you log in first 🙂 3. Click the “Home” tab 4. Just like in the posted photo, you’ll find the POLL field at the upper left corner of the page. 5. Not sure though of what’s its use, but to be safer I just clicked the radio button beside the sentence “Please follow the format: Title of the video – Artist name” 6. Copy this one: “What Is Your Name – Jang Keun Suk” and Paste it in the available space above the VOTE button. Just like how we’ve done it in the photo.. 7. Important reminder: This is one vote per day. Make it a daily habit. Promote if you can please. Again, let’s prove that he is known and Number 1 in the Philippines.
A not-so-good news shook the eels’ world when it was reported that the apple of their eye, Jang Geun Suk was involved in a car accident last Thursday around 6 o’clock in the evening. Sukkie was on his way to Incheon Airport to catch his flight to Thailand in order to promote Team H’s newest album “I Just Wanna Have Fun”. Sukkie was driving his own car. Unfortunately, the tire at the passenger’s seat went flat, and his car collided with the bus in front of him.
Sukkie was not hurt – much to the relief of the eels (including me). He was still able to catch his flight on time and was able to go on with the promotion in Japan. However, though some of us were relieved at the words “minor accident” used by some article writers in various KPOP influenced sites, some eels, after seeing the actual photo of Sukkie’s wrecked car, were not happy and even expressed their objections and irritations on the way the accident was described.
One eel commented:
It was NOT a minor accident!… When I read Minor Accident I think of a little fender bender or something. Look at this pic…does that LOOK freaking MINOR??? His tire BURST, be ran into a bus, the bus then hit a taxi. His car is totaled”
Other eels feel sad because it seems more and more obvious that many South Koreans hate Jang Geun Suk without any particular reason. Their contempt for the innocent artist becomes evident evident in news articles as biases can be hinted.
Another eel commented:
This accident is SO MUCH serious than reported! A BUS!! Could u believe that the impact is greater for a bus than a sports car?! I still believe there is NO Love for him in Korea… Sorry but true & I’m really depressed for Oppa :'(( Look at ‘Louis’! I know we can’t reveal context frm his APP…. I just feel for Keun suk Oppa… Thank god he is alive.
The entire SBS news can be viewed through this link:
In the end, the eels still resorted to peaceful means of dealing with the issue by just continuing on cheering Prince JKS and giving him the move and support he deserves. Eels have also expressed their deep concern and also wish for The Prince to be more careful.
In the photograph, Sukkie wore a bright red hat, with crab’s pincers that served like bent horns, and more crab’s appendages on the sides that formed like large ears. And immediately, a chibi version was made by the fans:
This caused a stir among the eels family. They felt the need to defend Sukkie, a multi-talented artist who, even to the peak of his success and fame, has remained a down-to-earth person who always consider himself as “no more special than anyone else”. But since JKS is a peace-loving person, that aura reverberates too among his fans. Eels can be deeply hurt and would sometimes react to false reviews and accusations towards Jang Geun Suk, but most of the time, they would just opt to leave the haters keep hating, and would just focus on supporting the prince even more, enfolding Sukkie in a stronger barrier of love and support that haters could not even penetrate.
Nowadays, when fans are as noncommittal as bees transferring from flower to flower in search of a sweeter nectar, one can hardly find a star like Jang Geun Suk, who is deeply loved by his eels, staying by his side through all character, fashion, musical concept, or hairstyle changes. His pure heart has created a family bond not only between him and every eel, but also among the eels themselves. In search for JKS attention, eels don’t feel any competition towards each other, because the Prince treats them all equally. That, and more is enough for him to be called a prince.
It was the millions of eels, and not Jang Geun Suk himself who proclaimed him “Asia Prince”, and who are now proclaiming him “World Prince” because of his hardwork, compassion, and inextinguishable dedication in providing entertainment and inspiration to his fans who constantly look up to him. He never “self-proclaimed”, and in fact, there is no need for him to do so, because in the hearts of every loyal eel, he already is the World Prince.
Jang Geun Suk and Big Brother’s Team H with their first studio album ‘I Just Wanna Have Fun’ has occupied the second position on the Oricon Daily Chart, the Oricon official website posted on February 28.
Team H started the first of their Asia Tour called “2013 Team H Party – I Just Wanna Have Fun” on Hiroshima last February 23 and 24 – a concert which has turned into a wild and lively party with the effects of transporting into another planet, which has delighted 10,000 fans that joined the event. Even way back from two weeks before the promotional concert, the early announcement of the album release already had a promising success ring to it, being patronized by Jang Geun Suk’s ever loyal eels in almost every country in Asia and the rest of the seven continents.
To be able to enter the top ten of the Oricon Chart and to land on number two is such a great addition to Team H’s fast growing power in the music world. It’s a news that delights all Team H fans, particularly the long-time supporters of the Prince of Asia who is now increasingly gaining the much higher title as the World Prince. Jang Geun Suk has once again proved his reign as he hits the highest rank on Oricon Chart among all the Hallyu artists.
Other Hallyu artists who made it to the top ten were Big Bang’s Daesung with his first solo album “D’scover” on fourth place, and BoA with her latest Japanese single “Only One” on ninth place.
Oricon Chart is a music ranking of Japan’s music industry by Oricon Incorporated (株式会社オリコン), a Japanese holding company that supplies statistics and information on Japan’s music and music industry. It is well known for its music charts since 1967.
It’s the first of the many to come! TEAM H held their very first Japan Concert on Hiroshima, the 2013 Team H Party – I Just Wanna Have Fun last February 23-24, and was well supported by 10,000 fans!
Photo credits: Tree_J Company
Team H performed songs from its mini album Lounge H The First Impression and also from its upcoming album I Just Wanna Have Fun, which is scheduled to be released on February 27.
Jang Keun Suk and sound producer BIGBROTHER was accompanied by leading dancers. The concert was a mixture of dance and DJ performance, and the boys showed off their rock and electronic mixes – a trademark of Team H.
Even the stage effects did not fail to constantly awe the audience, making them feel “as if they had landed in another planet”. Team H made the audience get involved in the party, and the whole concert arena was transformed into an extra large and wild night club.
Photo credits: Tree_J Company
Photo credits: Tree_J Company
The highly expected tour of 2013 Team H Party – I Just Wanna Have Fun will go on, visiting more places on the folowing dates:
Kobe World Memorial Hall – February 27-28, 2013
Hokkaido Tsukisamu Green Dome – March 6-7, 2013
Chiba / Makuhari Messe Event Hall – March 12-13, 2013
The boys will also visit other Asian cities and hold performances there, including Shanghai in China, Thailand, and Taiwan.
Team H is sure to be targetting another record to be included in its growing list of achievements. The Prince has a lot of adventures ahead of him, and eels all over the globe are looking forward to have their share in those upcoming adventures.
How do you ride and drive a speed car, while singing and dancing all at the same time? Leave it to these boys! My my, they can even have a concert inside a tiny car and I wouldn’t be the more entertained.
You still have the most charming smile in the universe. ^_^
That comment was mine. The others say:
YOU LOOK SO COOL ♥♥♥♥♥
World Prince!! I Love Uuuu so much. Quiero verte de cerca.. Saluditos desde Venezuela.Translation: How I want to see you up close. A salute from Venezuela.
awww, love the cute face he made at the end.. ;D
kawayyyyy su carita al final fue lo mejor, me recordo los gestos que mis sobrinos hacen cuando toman su jarabe jajajajaj tan lindo este hombre cada vez se gana mas mi corazón.
Traslation: kawayyyyy his face at the end was the best, gestures reminded me that my nephews do when they take their syrup hahaha so cute this man wins more my heart even more.
Well, I couldn’t blame them from making such fuss about a pre-filming, less than one minute video. It’s really captivating – just as what to expect from a reigning World Prince. Are you getting more curious? Watch it, then, and share on the comment box below on how you have found his face in the end. Here you go:
Video credits to no other than PrinceJKS himself ^_^
Conversation on the video:
What is Team H? 8 なんねんか前まではあんなドリンク1本のんだら すぐけんこうになったんだけど いまは1.5リットルをのんでも からだが前みたいじゃないTEAM H
translation : What is Team H? 8 Up to a couple of years ago I felt rejuvenated soon after drinking such a bottle of nutritional drink. But now, even if drinking 1.5 liter, I don’t feel so. TEAM H body is no more the same as before…