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Japan tags Kim Bum as a Hallyu up-and-comer

This is a bit of a step up for Kim Bum (East of Eden). After all, he has got a lot of buzz going around him these days, but he’s still very new for this kind of attention.

On December 21 and 29, Kim will be featured in a two-part documentary about Hallyu stars in Japan, which airs on TBS. A-listers like Bae Yong-joon (Winter Sonata) and Lee Byung-heon (The Good, The Bad, The Weird) have been singled out for mention in the past, but it’s pretty early in Kim Bum’s career to be considered an international Hallyu star. He’s not there yet, but the inclusion is promising in terms of his crossover appeal. (Personally, I think he really struck gold with a combination of talent, luck, and very shrewd timing/planning by his management.)

The program shows Kim Bum as he prepared earlier this year for his first Japanese fanmeeting in October, and continues following him afterward. To build his career in Japan, Kim has signed with a Japanese management company to handle his activities there; the company plans to launch a full-scale promotional blitz when he finishes filming for KBS’s Boys Before Flowers.

Via Sports Chosun

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pretty sure he'll be well known after boys over flowers =P

but anyway...as for people who weren't aware...a preview of Boys over Flowers came out couple days ago ... If you haven't watched it....GO DO SO

here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMP7xhjl7U0

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I don't know him but he looks very promising in the HYD posters.

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I STILL can't get over the fact that he's the little boy from Rude Women. Unbelievable that he became so hot in so little time...loll....

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I'm a fan.

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i think it also doesn't hurt that he might be the prettiest guy i've ever seen.

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I personally think he's better looking out of the four. Eh.

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he's a good looking person.

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it's his smile that melts your heart =)

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