Thursday, October 31, 2013

[Article] Pretty Boy Jang Keun-suk, cartoon character's doppelganger?

[OSEN=Yoon Ga-yi] Actor Jang Keun-suk is garnering attention with his picture looking just like Dok-go Mate.

Jang Keun-suk is returning on screen with Chun Kye-young's webtoon based drama KBS new Wed/Thur drama 'Pretty Boy' and he will be starring as Dok-go Mate the main character.

The pictures comparing 'Pretty Boy' cartoon's Dok-go Mate and Jang Keun-suk are rapidly spreading online. They are garnering attention by posing the same way and wearing the same things.

Jang Keun-suk's Dok-go Mate is highly anticipated. The netizens are already going crazy over his new looks.

More than anything, many have become groupies over Dok-go Mate during the serial's publishing. Therefore, Dok-go Mate's doppelganger Jang Keun-suk is expected to captivate the viewers' hearts with his devilish charms.

Netizens are showing hot responses such as following: "No one else but only Jang Keun-suk can act Dok-go Mate.", "Is he really a doppelganger?", "Worth waiting for his new work.", "Already a groupie over Mate." and so on.

Meanwhile, Jang Keun-suk starring in 'Pretty Boy' as Dok-go Mate will be featured as the main character who is trying to achieve success by meeting 10 successful women.

Jang Keun-suk will be returning on screen after a one year gap with 'Pretty Boy' after 'Secret'. The first episode will be aired 20th November.

Source: Osen, starcast


[Videos] Jang Keun Suk and IU at the Prayer Ceremony, 10-28-13

Note: The second video starts playing automatically.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Jang Keun Suk Weibo 10-30-13

A change in his profile photo:

so handsome^^

쒜쒜 쭝궈 만 위먼!! 니 먼 헌빵!! 직찐 죠져!!!!!!!! 워 아이 니 >_<
Thank you Chinese eels!! You are great!! Zikzin Chozer!!!!!!!! I love you >_<
*For a translation of the article this image pertains to, please visit this post.

서비스는 쇄골 사진~ ㅋ 예쁜남자 촬영중 예쁜쇄골~~~!!
Service clavicle photo ㅋ Beautiful shots of a beautiful man's clavicle~~~!!

@韩彩英 누나 어디삼~~ ㅋㅋ
@HanChaeYoung Noona* where are you~~ ㅋㅋ
*term of endearment from a male for an older sister or an older female friend^^

Source: JKS Weibo


[Article] Jang Keun Suk popular contemporary singer, leading the rankings for Japan and South Korea

Today, the "2013 Contemporary Singer" campaign, organized by the Contemporary Business News officially came to an end, and the most popular regional artists for China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Europe and America, and Japan and South Korea were released, Wu Mo, Aska Yang, Adam Lambert and Jang Keun Suk were leading the four standings for contemporary singer respectively.

It is understood that the activities for the contemporary singer campaign officially began from the end of September, the organizers selected the appropriate number of representatives from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Japan and South Korea as well as representatives of European and American singers, and opened the major channel for fans to vote, and with the number of votes obtained, the list became the only ranking criteria, in other words that is, who's popularity is highest, is who will triumph as the contemporary singer.

In the contemporary Korean singer activity chart, Jang Keun Suk's popularity has been very popular, he has always been among the best, but at the same time, he also faces the second biggest rival - CNBlue and EXO, always the votes were equally matched, they would overtake each other, the competition is very fierce. And ultimately, Jang Keun Suk with a sky-high 91085 total votes on the list, became the top Japanese and Korean contemporary singers champion.

This year's "Contemporary Singer" Award, brings together the world's most popular artists, most diverse music, showing that this activity is not only about popular musical idols, but is presented as a luxurious music feast.



[Article] 'Pretty Man' unveils individual cuts of Jang Geun Suk in character

Jang Geun Suk looked like a 'pretty' flower boy in his individual poster cuts for his upcoming KBS 2TV drama 'Pretty Man'!

Jang Geun Suk gives a smirk of confidence and a gaze of charisma, making it a no-brainer why IU's character, Kim Bo Tong, ends up falling for him in the drama.

A rep commented, "Starting from the production phase, Jang Geun Suk has been the sole actor who is able to portray Dok Go Ma Te to the point that Jang Geun Suk = Dok Go Ma Te... Jang Geun Suk perfectly prepared for the character of Dok Go Ma Te who not only has visuals, but is able to reflect his confidence in his way of speech, expressions, and gestures."

'Pretty Man' is a story about a man with a pretty face who manages to capture the hearts of females easily, and through them, he gains not only riches and power, but also later learns what's truly important in life.

'Pretty Man' will premiere following 'Secrets' on November 20!

Source: allkpop, topstarnews


Jang Keun Suk LINE Updates 10-30-13


Tree J Company Twitter 10-30-13

근모닝^^ 마테이미지가 첫(?)공개 되었습니다. 모두 장배우 얼굴 보고 좋은하루 되세요~~!!
Keun Morning^^ The first image of Mate (?) has been released. Everyone please have a good day seeing the face of Actor Jang.


Jang Keun Suk Twitter 10-30-13 … 독 고 마 테 뚜 둥 … Dokgo Mate Tada!


[Photos] Lotte Duty Free Facebook 10-30-13

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[Article] "Pretty Boy" Soo You Jin As Jang Geun Suk's First Girlfriend

Actress So You Jin (32) is to star in the new KBS2 Wednesday Thursday drama "Pretty Boy" as Jang Geun Suk's first girlfriend.
An official from So You Jin's agency Star J Entertainment said on October 22, 2013, "So You Jin confirmed her role in 'Pretty Boy.' She plays a rich girl Jackie who goes out with Jang Geun Suk."

The official added, "She confirmed the role after reading the script carefully. Her role is confirmed to appear up until the fourth episode of the drama so far."

Singer IU and actor Jang Geun Suk star as main characters of drama "Pretty Boy." It tells a story of a pretty boy Jang Geun Suk and his know-how on how to become a pretty boy by getting the hearts of 10 successful girls in Korea. It is to air after "Secret" on November 20, 2013.

Source: Kdrama stars


[Video] Jang Keun Suk Zikzin Radio EP01 [ENG_SUB]

Translation by eileen tan, wen lee and sarah ye
Timing by saad al-otaibi, from ECI


[Fan Fiction] Destiny by Kary Leali Prologue and Ch.1

Many thanks to sis Kary Leali for sharing her fanfic with us. Look for her monthly installments at the end of each month^^ And remember that you can see all fan fiction entries from all of our current writers by clicking the fan fiction link at the top of our page.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jang Keun Suk Twitter and Facebook 10-29-13


[네이버] STARCAST : [스타캐스트] 장근석의 '직진 라이브 투어 in 제프' 현장 속으로!
[Naver] STARCAST: [Starcast] Jang Keun Suk 'Zikzin Live Tour in Zepp' On the scene!

드라마 예쁜남자의 첫촬영과 고사를 기념하여 장어들이 떡 보내줬음!!! 땡큐크리~~
그래서 머리를 언제자르냐면....... ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
To commemorate the first shooting for the drama Beautiful Man eels sent me a rice cake!!! Thank you cri~~ But when will I cut my hair......ㅋㅋㅋㅋ



[NAVER] STARCAST : 'Zikzin live tour in Zepp' of JKS!!!


[STARCAST] Peek into Jang Keun-suk’s 'ZIKZIN LIVE TOUR in ZEPP'

Here is the corresponding article that goes with the photos and video from our previous post.^^

Jang Keun-suk is emerging as the world’s prince as well as Asia’s prince by opening new chapters in the history of pop culture. Creating a new landscape for the performance culture at the center of the Korean Wave, Jang Keun-suk proved himself as a trend-setter once again.

Jang Keun-suk has fascinated the world through the Arena Tour that he planned for himself and the DJing show of the project group ‘Team-H’. This time, he launched a special tour called ‘ZIKZIN LIVE TOUR in ZEPP’, which took place at 7:00 pm on October 2, 2013, in Zepp, Fukuoka. Finally, 'ZIKZIN' has taken off as his signature brand.

‘ZIKZIN LIVE TOUR in ZEPP’ was a small tour consisting 100% live shows played by a band. It is said that fans showed passionate responses for the small concert with only over 2,000 seats upon the release of the news reports on the show.

ZIKZIN TOUR kicked off on October 2,3, 4 in Fukuoka and moved to Sapporo on 18 and 19. It is set to go to Tokyo on Dec 10,11,12, and Nagoya on Jan 8,9,10. A total of 14 shows are scheduled to be held in five Japanese cities.

Jang Keun-suk, who has proved himself as the best artist by performing at big stages such as Tokyo Dome and Summer Sonic Festival, always said that he wants to put up a stage that he can enjoy together with fans in a close distance. The ‘fan fool’ Jang Keun-suk made his dream come true.

[Article] ‘Pretty Boy’ reveals script reading session and prayer ceremony photos

Upcoming KBS 2TV Wed-Thu drama ‘Pretty Boy’ (script: Yoo Young A; director: Jung Jung Hwa) recently held its first script reading session at the KBS Building in Yeouido, Seoul, and saw the presence of Jang Keun Suk, IU, and many others.

The daughter of Dokgo Ma Te’s mother’s friend, Kim Bo Tong (IU) works her socks off to win the affection of Dokgo Ma Te, but the latter has no interest in her. When faced with IU’s adorableness, Jang Keun Suk had to show his suave acting. But the 2 frequently burst into fits of laughter when having to act opposite each other.

Lee Jang Woop plays the role of nice guy, David Choi, who only has eyes for Kim Bo Tong, while Han Chae Young is cast as Hong Yoo Ra, who is the one that groomed Dokgo Ma Te into the most beautiful man in the world. Han Chae Young said, “We will work hard to produce a classic, so I believe everyone will work to their best capability for their respective roles.”

The prayer ceremony for the drama was held yesterday at a coffee joint in Gangnam, Seoul, and saw the presence of top KBS TV executives along with screen writer Yoo Young A, director Jung Jung Hwa, and lead cast members Jang Keun Suk, IU, Lee Jang Woo, and Han Chae Young.

‘Beautiful Man’ revolves around loner Dokgo Ma Te (Jang Keun Suk) who is known as the most beautiful man in the world, and how he successfully seduces 10 different woman who form 1% of the Korean upper class. Hong Yoo Ra will be the one who guides Ma Te to success. With the appearance of the most ordinary woman in Korea in Kim Bu Tong, the most unlikely couple will definitely draw eyeballs their way with their romantic story.

The drama is adapted from a comic book series of the same name written by Chon Kye Young, and already has a cult following. The script is penned by scriptwriter Yoo Young Ah who wrote the hit movie ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’, while director Jung Jung Hwa who had done dramas like ‘Flower Boy Ramyun Shop’ and ‘Flower Boy Next Door’ previously, will be directing ‘Pretty Boy’.

‘Pretty Boy’ will take over from ‘Secret Love’, and begin broadcast from November 20th.

Note: For HD versions of the photos, please view this post.

Tree J Twitter 10-29-13

장근석 - 장근석의 ZIKZIN Radio - #iTunes 아이튠즈 반영 완료! 아이튠즈 가서 한번 더 들어요~! 리뷰 작성도 필수!!
Jang Keun Suk - Jang Keun Suk's ZIKZIN Radio - #iTunes iTunes is now complete! Go and listen once more on iTunes~! A review is also essential!!

[네이버] STARCAST : [스타캐스트] 장근석의 '직진 라이브 투어 in 제프' 현장 속으로! 직진투어 라이브 영상 확인!
[Naver] STARCAST: [Starcast] Jang Keun Suk 'Zikzin Live Tour in Zepp' On the scene! Zikzin Tour live video check it!

예쁜남자 첫방 함께보기 이벤트 공지프린스 닷컴에서 확인해주세요!
See also "Beautiful Man" event announcements. Please check!

지금은 라디오 녹음중! 3,4 주제인 "첫경험" 사연을 트위터 받을께요 #jks_zikzin_radio 해쉬태그 이용해서 사연 많이 올려주세요 :)
Now doing the radio recording! Share your parts 3, 4 theme "first experience" stories in twitter with the hashtag #jks_zikzin_radio have a lot of stories :)

 Zikzin Radio show is being recorded NOW! Plz write your story about u r1st Experience, on TWITTER, using #jks_zikzin_radio :)

[직진라디오] 하나 ! 여러분들이 듣고 싶은 장배우의 첫경험 이야기.뭐가 있을까요? 질문 마구마구 해주세요!!  #jks_zikzin_radio 
[Zikzin radio] One more! You want to hear actor Jang's first experience story? Five questions please!!#jks_zikzin_radio

Let's hear about JKS's 1st experience!! What do you eels want to hear about his??? Ask him NOW! #jks_zikzin_radio

라디오녹음 종료! 참여해주신 여러분 감사드립니다^^ 다음 녹음때 만나요~
Radio recording has ended! Thank you very much to all participants^^ 'Til the next recording~


[Article] Han Chae-young Confirms TV Comeback

Korean actress Han Chae-young has confirmed to star in new TV series starring Jang Keun-suk, only two months after the birth of her baby boy.

Han has been cast in KBS’s upcoming Wednesday and Thursday series, tentatively titled “Pretty Boy,” according to the show’s promoter Bliss Media on Friday.

Han will take on a woman named Hong Yoo-ra with goddess-like looks and elite intelligence, who helps Dokgo Ma-te (Jang) to become a real man.

“Han’s image and Hong Yoo-ra match so well that we couldn’t think about other actress to replace her. The character will add nice tension to the drama, opposite to IU’s character Kim Bo-tong,” an official with the show’s producing firm Group 8 explained.

Based on a comic book of the same name by renowned Korean cartoonist Chon Kye-young, also famous for hit comic book “Audition,” the series will tell the story of Dokgo Ma-tae, the prettiest boy in the world, who wants to gain money and power by using his beauty.

Co-starring actor Lee Jang-woo of MBC’s dramas “Here Comes Mr. Oh” and “I Do, I Do,” the series will begin its air on KBS from November 20 as the follow-up to current hit melodrama “Secret Love.”

Source: Tenasia


[Media Photos & Video] Jang Keun Suk's ZIKZIN LIVE TOUR in ZEPP

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[Media Photos] Jang Keun Suk and IU at Script Reading for Beautiful Man

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Monday, October 28, 2013

[Photos] Beautiful Man Script Reading and Poster Photo Shoot

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Bliss Media Twitter, 10-28-13

@Bliss___Media예쁜남자! 촬영 start!#예쁜남자
"Beautiful Man" shooting start!#Beautiful Man


[Translated Article] "KBS2 TV Drama “Beautiful Man” First Day of Shooting, Anticipated"

cr: naver news/isplus

KBS2 TV new drama “Beautiful Man started its first shooting.

“Beautiful Man” actors Jang Keun Suk (Dokgo Matae), IU (Kim Bo Tong), Lee Jang Woo (Daniel Choi), and Han Chae Young (Hong Yu Ra),  on the 28th are in Seoul for the first day of shooting. Netizens expressed their curiosity and excitement on the SNS-taken pictures of the actors.

Jang Keun Suk is a “beautiful man” who meets ten women until he realizes true love in the process. “Beautiful heart guy” Lee Jang Woo will join as the antagonist for IU, forming tension. IU fell in love at first sight towards Jang Keun Suk during their high school days, and tries to capture his heart.

“Beautiful Man” is a manhwa written by Cheon Hye Kyeong with the same title, with Yoo Young Ah, who wrote “Miracle on Cell No. 7”, as the author. It will be aired after ‘Secret’. The first broadcast will be on November 20.


[Photos] Outdoor News "Italian Outdoor Meets 'Asia Prince' Jang Keun Suk"

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