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Jang Geun-seok’s fifth Japanese fanmeeting

Fresh off his latest drama, You’re Beautiful, rising Hallyu star Jang Geun-seok held a fanmeeting in Japan on Sunday before a crowd of 2,000. The event was called 2009 Jang Keun Suk Fanmeeting in Tokyo and was held at Tokyo’s Sun Plaza. The attendees comprised fans from Japan, Korea, China, and even some who flew over from the U.S. to participate.

He sang several songs, including the song “Do You Hear It” (which he sang as part of the OST for his drama Beethoven Virus), “Good Bye” and “Without Words” (which he sang on the OST for You’re Beautiful), and even a trot tune.

This isn’t Jang’s first time in Japan; he held his first fanmeeting there in February 2008 and has held five total in that country. His popularity stems from the numerous roles he’s had over the past several years, several of which have been exported overseas with success. Among those are Hwang Jini, Hong Gil Dong, and Beethoven Virus, which will surely be followed by You’re Beautiful.

Following the fanmeeting, Jang flew back home to Korea, where he intends to take a break for the moment while surveying potential new projects.

Via Star News

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ok.. that suit.. looks like he borrow somethings from andrea kim..

nvm that, his smile saves everything :)

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he always awesome in any style, and the first thing
he is multitalented.., i wait for your next movie..

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oh my!!! lucky people in japan who spent time w JGS! if he just only smiled in my direction, i think i'll surely faint (but i dun think i'll ever have the chance to see him up-close, sighs). haha! @_^

just curious, do fans need to pay to attend such fan meetings in japan? i wonder how fans are admitted into the session. i'm not in japan n have never attended such fan meeting... can someone kind enlighten me pls?

*super envious of JGS fans in japan now*

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I really don't mind his ensemble as it's very in keeping with his HTK character. Anyway, his smile melts my heart... *swoon*

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i don't care how weird the outfit is, JGS I LOVE YOU! haha <3

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I don't care about his fashion sense....I JUST LOVE JGS to pieces...like couple of people did when they saw......LMH article and JGS article I went straight to JGS...lol....I just can't resist thi guys...he is a totall package...and he his HTK....(minus the brooding personality)......PLEASE K-DRAMA GODS....can we get YAB season 2 pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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@sweet addiction
yes, i agree with u, if JGS & cast ever go to tokyo, i'll definitely try to be in line too to meet them!

@judy & @kaynn
totally agree with your comments!

he looks good in anything! with or without clothes :P
SW caught my eye first in the beginning but after finishing the 1st ep, i was already rooting for Tae Kyung, awesome hair that covers part of his face, and those loose tops.

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Oh JGS, you can wear a trash bag and i'd still love you!!!
Im still suffering from YB withdrawals. *sigh*

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Oh good lord, those shoulder pads have got to go.

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103 blue_star: Yes, we have to pay to attend the fan meeting. The tickets were 9500yen each so about $89-90. But it was totaly worth it. We were there for three hours, three hours of non-stop Jang Geun Suk! Poor JGS. His show was supposed to end after he sang "Good-bye" but for some reason (I wish I knew Japanese), he came back out and after letting fans take pictures of him, he sang "Without a Word." So I don't think he intended to sing the song. But you got to love the man. Even without remembering the lyrics and making lines up (so cute!!), the fans still love him. He's so cute.

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I can't help but felt irritated seeing the weird shoulder pads n d fur..
I mean, I like furs *artificial ones though* but i'm totally not digging d way dat fur was wore..
but then seeing him smile i can't help but to smile too..=p
n all of d sudden his weird fashion sense did not bother me as much..
oh d power of a beautiful killer smile..=)
juz like what many of d above comments had pointed out, it doesn't matter what he wear..
he can wear anything or even NOT wearing anything
d moment he flashes those killer smile i can't afford to be mad to him for wearing such weird clothes..=p

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Hello everyone,

Ok, after mulling over everything, I decided to put the clips back up. I also made a video of some 150 photos out of 600 and put that up too. I hope you enjoy it.

Here’s my channel on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/meexiong

oh, I really miss YAB and JGS. Major YAB withdrawl :(

Well, I have my pigrabbit, so I'll go give her a hug.

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looking at the pic I just want to run my hands through his hair

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I love him... his fashion and all! and i miss him too... this is the worst kdrama withdrawal I've ever experienced... but not regretting even a single bit...

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I am not a fan of his outfit. He needs some rest. I am looking foward his next work.

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Yes I'm seriously going through YAB withdrawal...I've been a fan of JGS since his Hwang Jin Yi days and LOVE LOVE LOVED him on Baby and Me. The only reason why I gave YAB a chance and I'm SOOOOO glad I did was because of JGS. I thought the poster looked a bit cheesy and wasn't really interested in the synopsis they provided about behind the scenes idol group. THANK GOD I saw that he was in it. After that first show I was hooked!!!! I'm even more in love with JGS. I agree that at the beginning of the series I was a bit bothered by the clothing choices because they were too feminine, but I've got to say it grew on me and actually like him in those outfits. He's a fantastic actor that really does have a wide range of acting abilities. I don't know if anyone else saw the Ichewon Case but he was a bit scary there....but that just tells you he can go from an idol group cutesy role to a crazy murderer. He speaks great English! (Haha - that's why I wanted to see it...although I'm really not into that type of movie) I just hope he ventures into U.S. market like some of his fellow koreans (Bi Rain, Daniel Henney, etc) I would love to see him in big screens here then everyone can enjoy his acting! Anyways, whats everyone doing now that YAB is over? I keep scouring the Internet to find more information on any of the cast members because I'm so addicted to YAB!

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Jang Geun Suk is extremely talented for one so young, and I count myself as one of his biggest fans, but like some of the previous commenters have mentioned, I too have disliked his outfits/hairstyles since the first episode of You're Beautiful. There is nothing wrong with appearing more effeminate, but his outfits are not flattering on him AT ALL.

But like I said, I'm one of his biggest fans, so I'd still like him even if he were wearing a giant rice cake on his head.

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that jacket just doens't work for me... i spoils any illusion as to ones personal preferences. argh ~ I can sort out the eye makeup, the low cut teeshirts, the fur stuff... but lord help me - not that jacket.

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i love this site...why i cant download the GOODBYE song of YAB?
please help...

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My YAB-withdrawals are seriously in overdrive. I know that things will get worse before they get better, and I am in the unhinged-territory right now. I scour YouTube endlessly for the latest JGS or YAB updates, going so far as to plug in the various spellings for JGS's name, including Korean and Japanese. Then there are soompi and other blogs to keep my madness at just the right percolating level.

I wish SBS had thought to do a special. The ending was such a letdown, I was not able to get closure. A special with more focus on the four would have been nice!

About JGS's style: I adore it. He mentioned in an interview on YouTube (subbed, obviously) that he thinks long and hard about what to wear for appearances, so the quirky clothes are his doing -- which endears me to him even more because it makes him more of a trend-defying artist rather than just a mannequin-ish actor. He is one of the more edgier kids out there on the scene, I think -- I am placing him within the Lee Min Ho, Kim Bum, Lee Min Ki, Lee Jun Ki "generation" -- and, best of all, he owns his style.

That said, his clothes during the first half of YAB were awful. Nobody should wear those tops -- male or female, in private or public.

I like this look of his the best ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJSPIa1zU7o ) . He looks his age (young and adorable).

Also, he better have taken PSH out on a date after returning to Korea

And I hope Hong Ki isn't missing his boy too much ;-) .

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Fans are voting for LMH and JGS.

http://wanndii.wordpress.com/

One of them is winning landslide. :)

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Mmmm, JGS... =)

I may be in the minority here, but I find his fashion choices endearing. He looks like he's genuinely having fun wearing those clothes, and that makes me feel good, too. ^^

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If he were anyone else, I would just turn my eyes away because those outfits are so... really... ouch!... *cringes*. But I have to admit that his... cough... fashion sense... cough... is slowly growing on me and I'm starting to think that is part of his charm. Besides, when JGS smiles or says something with that wonderful voice of his, I can forgive him just anything ^_^
And doing the pig-rabbit nose at the fan meeting... Soooo adorable!
Anyway, as much as I am looking forward to his next project, I hope he can rest a little bit first. He's fully deserved a vacation!
I'm so missing YB and HTK though...

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I see Jang Geun-seok, Lee Min-ho, Kim Bum and Jung Il-woo as leading the pack in the around 22 and under generation. At any given moment, with the right drama/movie, any one of these guys will rock to the front of the pack in the limelight (the way JGS is right now - but remember the fan fervor 8 months ago with LMH, so let's not get too carried away, it does change).

I love them all, each as their own style and acting strengths, but I've really enjoyed watching JGS grow as an actor from his Hwang Jin-i days.

He owns his outfits, not the other way around, so he can do whatever he wants as long as it makes him happy.

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"I see Jang Geun-seok, Lee Min-ho, Kim Bum and Jung Il-woo as leading the pack in the around 22 and under generation. At any given moment, with the right drama/movie, any one of these guys will rock to the front of the pack in the limelight (the way JGS is right now – but remember the fan fervor 8 months ago with LMH, so let’s not get too carried away, it does change)."

ahhh, some wise words from Ockoala.. :-) so true..

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there is a petition going around for a season 2 of YAB
if anyone is interested in signing it it here is the link
http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/YB2/
it would be nice to see a season 2 and how more each character develops

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oh one last thing when you sign the petition make sure to check your inbox you will receive an email that will ask you to verify your signature. Make sure to verify if you don't then the signature won't be valid

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omg .... his weird coat makes me think of lady gaga ... =='''
but i still LOVE HIM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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He's certainly a cutie!

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I really think that HTK character was written to fit JGS. He still carries the HTK aura.... Unlike Lee Min Ho, when he stripped off of his Go Jun Pyo character, he became totally different.

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"I really think that HTK character was written to fit JGS. "

Yeah, I think the Hong Sisters essentially wrote HTK for JGS (as this was their 2nd show together.) It's almost a parody of the stereotypical JGS character -- dour, self-important, etc. Also a lot of Kang Mae in there too.

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@ockoala,

"(the way JGS is right now – but remember the fan fervor 8 months ago with LMH, so let’s not get too carried away, it does change)."

I've always been pretty tough on Jang Geon Suk, because I tend to view him as the Yamapi of Korea with better acting chops. Since Lovers in Prague and One Missed Call, he was kinda set apart from his peers as a future star, and he was given the best roles.

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@110 sweetaddiction: thank you very much for enlightening me about how fans get to attend the fan meeting in japan! =)

yes, i totally understand ur point about how e paying session is totally worth it. wow, three hrs of non-stop JGS!!! cool. i think i can just dieeeee if i'm there. gosh! ^_^ from what i've read so far about JGS, he seems to be an obliging and friendly kinda star. so it's rather heartening to hear that he came out to let fans take pictures of him AND sang Without A Word (even though he forgot the lyrics, ahah!). nice, super nice of him!!!!! he's just so cute lah! *fangirl squee*

no wonder so many of us swoon over him... he's not just good looking, has a quirky dress sense, friendly personality AND acting ability to boot! ok, so the list can go on and on but i must digress. *coughs & goes off to youtube to catch more JGS clips* ;)

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don't care, love the pointy shoulders. Love that a guy's taking some risks.

JGS, let's go shopping together! ^^

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@132 belleza

Well, put like that, it makes a lot of sense. I always suspected YAB was written as a vehicle for JGS. Or, at least, was inspired by his precocious swoon-worthiness.

And I have to say, though it's early days, he's doing much better job than dear little Yamapi - he of the limpid eyes, the sold-out concerts, and the dedicated fan-service (*daily* blogging, mind you; and always the obliging young man on variety shows). Such a dear, loveable boy. Pity he can't act. One thing he does have in common with JGS, though - they both need to stick to lip-synching!

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“(the way JGS is right now – but remember the fan fervor 8 months ago with LMH, so let’s not get too carried away, it does change).”

I’ve always been pretty tough on Jang Geon Suk, because I tend to view him as the Yamapi of Korea with better acting chops. Since Lovers in Prague and One Missed Call, he was kinda set apart from his peers as a future star, and he was given the best roles"

Very true, and it seems like he is the pre-determined Hallyu lead star for the next generation. Mind you, he is only 22 years old right now. He has definitely got a very bright future ahead, with a solid fan base at such a young age.

Apparently he is the highest paid among the korean actors of his age, along side with Moon Geun Young. Ahh, can't wait to see more of him!

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I saw the promise of his acting in HwangJini less so in some of his subsequent dramas. As someone pointed out it might be his roles were too old for him but fortunately he has had the opportunity to work with a lot of veterans like Kim Mung Min and Kang Ji Hwan and I'd like to think he will keep improving due to exposure to great actors.

His acting in You're Beautiful has been the standout so far but I can also see the role being tailored made for him as well. What is undeniable is he has a lot of acting chops for his age and he has the thing called charisma something someone who is even more beautiful like Kim Tae Hee is sorely lacking. What sets him apart for me from other actors is his amazing voice. Its very distinctive and masculine and swoon inducing.

Speaking of Moon Geun Young, I've been wanting her to act with Jang Geun Suk for a while and it would be great if they would do something that is modern and in their age group but not dumbed down. It was so refreshing to see Jang Geun Suk do something like Your Beautiful after the quasi-seaguks and older roles.

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"I always suspected YAB was written as a vehicle for JGS"

The big challenge wasn't the character, per se, but the pressure of finally having a lead role and taking up true leadership duties. Also, because JGS has always been a "noona killer" (even back to Nonstop 4), we haven't really seen him in a "normal" K-drama coupling until this show.

"One thing he does have in common with JGS, though – they both need to stick to lip-synching!"

Here's a clip of Hee Chul and Geun Seuk, doing their Sexy Rock thang
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euuuheamGqw

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@ 138 belleza

Oh! Surprisingly creditable. Just a few wobbles. The feedback monitors must have been working well for him that day.

Oh, I really should stop snarking about his intonation. I'll shut up now. There there, I didn't mean to criticise. Come and let me pet your adorable head - Honey, you were born to be a rock star, and the fates will not be thwarted, so don't mind me.

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@ 137 OMG you exatly said my dream. JGS and Moon Geun Young in the same drama or movie (for me the best young actors). What do Korean directors wait ? Anyway I pray.
What I like with JGS is he challenges himself. In Hjy I first saw him but I didn't take him seriously. But I changed my mind in HGD. Some people didn't like him here but I think it's mostly because of the character who was different of KJW character. And JGS acting was great here.

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@ 137 nycgrl , 140 lilly,

Ha! That will be totally cool. Plus the fact that Moon Geun Young is a very good friend of Jang Geun Suk, (he mentioned it during one of his interviews) which means more off-screen chemistry!

Speaking of Jang Geun Suk's good friends, he seems to have quite a few (female) celebrity friends. Aye aye, some guys just have the charisma to attract females!

Totally agree that he has "amazing voice". Ah, *swoons*.

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Hmm, can't really see MGY in a drama with JGS or any young actor actually. Her star power (in terms of real box office draw, asking salary, and acting chops) is at true A-list level. She's basically the Jodie Foster of Korea.

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I still think they have to act together. Both are really challenging actors and young

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I don't know... if the right project comes along like the vampire drama I've been thinking about she might want to do it because its kick ass while she is still young.

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"the vampire drama"

But can Jang Geon Suk sparkle? ;)

(JGS can play an awesome Edward. No offense to JGS. :D )

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@ 141 Sheena
Haha I too have heard (from interviews and behind the scenes) that he has quiet a few numbers of good FEMALE friends! Popular with the ladies eh? Even with that quirky style of clothing ;)

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"Even with that quirky style of clothing." LOL. Well, his killer baby smile and smoothing deep voice make up for everything!

Asian vampire? I don't mind. Ah wait, tons of youtube/viikii users watching "You're Beautiful" commented that he will make a good (Asian) Edward Cullen, what with his thick eyeliner and ultra smooth skin.

Didn't know Moon Geun Young is that famous though. Well, I haven't been particularly interested in Korean FEMALE celebrities, lol.

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Jang Geun-seok looks like a gay!!

Is he a gay???? he doesnt look like a man.....

lol..........

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JGS is very cute. He's so popular among girls from his cute smile. I miss him in You are Beautiful very much.

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Jang Geun-seok is not gay!!

LEVOJ ,you are stupid.

do not see korea drama.
do not talk korea star .

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