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Yoochun reports for army duty

Is it already that time? But what if I’m not emotionally prepared? It’s always a sad day for dramaland when leading men head off to army, but duty calls. Park Yoochun reported for basic training at the Nonsan Army Training Center on August 27, after which he’ll be stationed as a public service worker for two years. He held a fan meeting on August 25, then chose to enlist quietly, five months after fellow JYJ member Kim Jaejoong reported for duty.

The 29-year-old idol-actor has had quite a run as a leading man on the small screen, from 2010’s Sungkyunkwan Scandal, to Miss Ripley, Rooftop Prince, I Miss You, Three Days, and most recently Girl Who Sees Smells. I’ve always appreciated Yoochun’s gift for comedy, and I think that his lack of vanity (let’s face it — his total willingness to look ridiculous onscreen) is what makes him a good actor.

His foray into films was a big success as well, in the critically-acclaimed adaptation of Sea Fog opposite Kim Yoon-seok. It earned him numerous rookie acting awards all season (Baeksang, Blue Dragon, Grand Bell), but more importantly recognition as a serious actor. It’s too bad that his film career is just getting started when he has to enlist, but hey, it’s not exactly a bad position to be in for a comeback.

Yoochun filmed a small part in the movie Lucid Dream starring Go Soo and Sol Kyung-gu, which will be released in his absence. Until then, Sungkyunkwan Scandal reruns! See you in 2017!

Via Joongang, DongA

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see you in two years hubs :(

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Aww can't believe it's time for him to enlist already. I adores him. It feels like just only yesterday when I get to knew him from Sunkyunkwan Scandal in 2010.
Serve well Park Yoochun, see you in two years!

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i love him in that Kdrama...
one more actor/singer is gone for 2 years...who's next...

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The other JYJ member, Lee Min Ho, Jun Il Woo, Lee Seung Gi, Joo Won, Yoo Ah In, The 2 TVXQ members, Seo In Guk, BIGBANG's Top and basically every celebrity that was born in 1986/7.

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Choi Siwon, too?

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TOOOOOOOOOPPP!

And In Guk too! Thank goodness Joong Ki is back.

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Happy too that Joon Gi/Jun Ki is back! Will miss yoochun though...

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JCW too :(

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Seriously is it already time????
all the best Yoochun.... See you in two years

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(ㅠ_ㅠ)

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I feel ha, Javabeans TT.TT This year is the year of the 86-ears who have to enlist, and there's just too many of them
:,(((((((

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Correction: I feel *ya*

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They're all the same age as me!!! TT.TT

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:/ imagine our state when Lee Min ho goes away on army duty
(ㅠ_ㅠ)

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Actually it is the first time when one of our guys leaves for army when just reading the title makes me feel terribly sad.
It never happened before and a few good guys that I really liked left (well, they came back meanwhile)

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cries

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I'm actually cool with his leaving. Maybe I was prepared enough or maybe Yoochun looks so ready to serve as public worker. I'm gonna miss him in dramaland/chungmuro tho. so yes, see you in 2017 Park Yoochun! <3

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I remember watching his debut as an idol eons ago.. it's a sad, sad day. Byeee Yoochun! I'll try to make do with watching your reruns while you're gone! *cries*

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awww my chunnie, gonna miss you!

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THAT DERP face though. :D

He's such an interesting fella, I find. Have read a couple of his magazine interviews and his answers are just completely on point and blatantly honest even, saying he is ready to retire as a celebrity and his mindset is not really that of someone you would expect from his (top) idol status. Hmmm. I guess I'm starting to like him (darn, and he's gone for 2years.).

Do well and come back safely! Will definitely be looking forward for your next project in 2 years. :)

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haha..le chunface that I will miss the most I guess :lol:

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See you in 2 years yc~~!! Take care T_T
For the last five years..no matter how long he will hide inside his cave.. i still get to see him each year with a drama without fail..but now...for two years he will be absent from my tv screen...maybe its time to slowly rerun his drama for two years...>_<

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I'm so glad I'm used to his short hairstyles!

Saying goodbye to your bias is so much harder - I just had to go through that!
I'll miss him so much >//<

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That pic tho...so cute. I was prepared for this so it don't hurt that much but damn I already miss him.

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Aww, I am gonna miss him. I have followed his career since Sunkyundkwan Scandal; and it's good to see him taking his craft so seriously. Hi lack of vanity is indeed his greatest charm.

As much as I will miss him, I think Yoochun will thoroughly enjoy his time away from show biz. Yoochun has indicated in interviews that he has thought about taking some time off in the past. Since it has been over 12 years since he debuted as a member of DBSK, this will be an opportunity for him to take some well-deserved break from the spotlight.

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Did you say lack of vanity? http://33.media.tumblr.com/6a5bef6f9c658041a5438b9c705a483f/tumblr_ntntueGWk91uq8pi2o2_400.gif

I'm going to miss him and all the glorious Chunface :(

I figured this being a farewell chun post it'd be ok to spam a little so.... more pics from the fanmeeting https://jyj3.wordpress.com/2015/08/27/hq-pics-150825-2015-jyj-membership-week-korean-fanmeeting/

Come back safe!

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ROFL!!!
Thanks for sharing the Chunfaces. YuChunnie rarely does aegyo, so to see him do Junsu's angel face is hilarious.

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Goodbye, Moogak-oppa ;w; My friend is a huge DBSK/JYJ fan, and she might've dragged me into the fandom way before I watched Yoochun on the small screen. I was first exposed to him in I Miss You and then TGWSS so it's pretty great for his run~ I agree that he'd probably appreciate the break from the spotlight, at least for a while.

Will miss his Chunfaces :P

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I'm gonna miss him ?

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Bye chunnie.
Will rerun everything to fill up this 2 years.

Come back stronger & with muscles will ya. We need some duckbutt at your ass also :*

#waitingfor6002

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Aww I have always loved Yoochun and will continue to support him in the future!!! Wish him all the best!!! And yes he is a good actor, and an artist for sure. Hardly see one like him who did so well in both singing and acting. Lets face it DB5K is a Legend in Kpop history for sure, then JYJ then he turned into an actor winning so many awards in both film and dramas. On top of that he has a really good and matured mindset looking at those interviews he did. Will miss u Yoo Chun!!! Come back safe and healthy!

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I am going to miss him so much. I think I might rewatch girl who sees smells soon absolutely loved him and Shin Se-kyung there they were so adorkable ?? OTP! ❤️ Take Care Yoochun come back with a big smile on your face ☺️

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stay safe dear!

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Serve well and Come Back Soon!!
Gonna miss him. 2017 seems so far..

If its '86er this year, then next year '87ers?? Omo-_-

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Since army service is 21 months and public service is the full two years, Yoochun and Jae will be separated by 8 months. That sucks. Junsu better go soon or else we will have to wait 3-4 years for a JYJ comeback. Noooo!

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oh my goodness.. that see you in two years really hit it. Two years is a long time.....ㅠㅠ Bye bye PYC.. SKK Scandal reruns it is!!

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Good luck and we'll miss you very much till you're back! Sniffles. I never took his SS pictures of my wallpaper.

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" If its ’86er this year, then next year ’87ers?? Omo-_- "

My thought exactly pancchi!! T_T

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did he really said want to retire? wow neverthough he has that mindset. but he still young and still has long journey. i know him as actor and hope he can focus more on acting after military service. will miss actor park yoochun! Come back safe and healthy!

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Wah, time really flies, it's already his time to serve. See you in 2 years!

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While we still get news about Jaejoong from his sisters, I hope Yoohwan will post some news about how Yoochun is doing in the army from time to time.

I was quite prepared for this but when I read how he almost died because of his asthma, I feel a bit worried.

Stay safe and healthy, Yoochun!

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Ugh. I love this man. I'm definitely sad to have him gone from dramaland for so long. And then next thing you know, we're saying goodbye to Yoo Ah-in, Choi Jin-hyuk, and the 86-line of Super Junior.

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We'll miss you. Serve well and come back safe. See you in two years.

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do you think the actors who go on duty get hazed by their sunbaes? i mean put a bunch of men together and naturally the bigger (senior ) ones will want to establish authority. I would imagine well known actors would be a soft target

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I thought of that too. If an ordinary, plain looking cadet are being bullied/hazed randomly, I wonder if these celebrities do get "the special treatment" or actually becomes the target? Although for Yoochun's case, or his fellow member Jaejoong, I would think that these senior soldiers would think twice before doing anything with these guys because of their "crazy fandom" tag, they wouldn't want to be haunted down by these crazy fangirls after they got out of the army, right? ;)

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hehehe - you've put an image in my mind of petite yet crazy fan girls charging at a squadron of cowering men. It's hilarious!

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I wonder too!

Maybe it's the opposite and they get special treatment so after the service is over they might get some opportunities?

I guess it really depends on how popular and well liked you are.

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his head is so round and kawai, so manly soldier park! I feel relieve seeing him smile.
see you again park yoochun! serve well! return healthier and better. I'm looking forward for your future projects! park yoochun fighting!

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Awww... I'm watching The Girl who See's Scents right now and I love his "CHUUUUUUURRR!!!" moments. :'D I'll miss him. See you in two years, Yoochun!

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Take care of your handsome face Yoochoon. Please don't get old after 2 years.

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Will definitely miss him a lot until he gets back.

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Would you believe I watched all 21 episodes of I Miss You just so I could see his charm at work? I know, I know. Will look forward to seeing him asap 2017.

P.S. Am somewhat of a newbie... can someone tell me why he is sometimes credited as "Mickey"?

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Hi DramaDazy! :) Micky was his nickname when he was in the US (teen years I think). Then he used it (Micky Yoochun) when he was with TVXQ. Now he is Park Yoochun (his real name). ?

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Ah! Thanks Maxene. I didn't even know he had been in the US. Cheers.

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I have already started my Sungkyunkwan Scandal reruns then it will be Three Days!

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I get all emotional when the Korean actors/idols I grew up admiring enter the army one by one. 3 out of 5 of the original DBSK are now in the army, and I try to be mature about it but it really feels quite lonely. As much as I say I am ready, I never am when the big day finally arrives.

But yes, this calls for a Sungkyunkwan Scandal!

I hope YooChun comes back stronger, healthier and happier. See you in 2017, Lee Gak! <3

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Just think of his obligatory post discharge shower scene in two years.

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But he will be in Public Service, not Active Duty. He is more likely to develop a paunch. ;)

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Bummer.

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??? Take care PYC! Will miss you!

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Enlistment? Did he voluntarily enlist or was it compulsory

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Hi Alisha!

Male S. Korean citizens are required to enlist in the military.

Here's more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conscription_in_South_Korea

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Thanks Does every korean think draft dodging is bad

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Take care Park Yoo-Chun. :) I'll certainly miss you seeing you in dramas for the next two years. However, time does fly and 2 years will be up before we know it. By the way, I've seen all of his dramas except for Sungkyunkwan Scandal and Miss Ripley.

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