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[TRANS] CNBLUE Members BEST 3 from rankingbox Japan

Jung Yonghwa BEST 3 Memories of Japan Major Debut 5th Year Anniversary

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1st – Guerilla live in front of Shinjuku Station, Tokyo

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CNBLUE went to Japan for a spartan training in 2009. While we had a poor-living together, we were active on the street and small live houses. On the first-time we sang in front of Shinjuku Station, of course, there are no audiences at all. But two years later after did guerilla live in front of Shinjuku Station we made our major debut with “In My Head”, and 7000 people came. At the same time in Shinjuku, the audiences were growing from zero to 7000 people. It’s amazing to remember about that now! It’s touching!

2nd – First time in Yokohama Arena

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“392” live is the end of our indie era. On that day, we were announcing our major debut through a press conference and told fans (about major debut) through the live (concert). For the first-time arena tour, it’s a turning-around center stage. At that time, I couldn’t remember what kind of performance I’m playing, but I still remember that my body was shivering because of a shining lighting and it was filled with a lot of fans. I was nervous, I’ve worked too hard, with a limited physical and mental strength, I fell down right after the live ends (LOL).

 

3rd – “In My Head”

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On October 19th 2011, CNBLUE made a Japan major debut with “In My Head”. It was sung live for the first time on “392” live at Yokohama Arena, when we announced the major debut. Since then I played (the song) live for many times, the feeling to sing it on each year changed, there is something different even if I listen to my singing (to that song) later on. That’s interesting. Also, when this song goes live, the tension will surely rise, it will become very hot! It’s surprisingly become hot while singing!


Lee Jonghyun BEST 3 Things to Seek on a Lover

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1st – Personality

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I think I’m that “nice” and friendly/kind person. But after all, the most important thing is about personality, right? I think that this is the most important thing for men and women to see for a partner. I’m that type who will aggressively appeal the person I like in a gentle way. I’ll try to find out what things that she likes, and will do a such effort(s) to fit with her and things that she likes. But I’m not that gentle to the person I’m not interested. It’s not that good in being good/kind to everyone. It will be quite rude/impolite even if you make your partner/opponent misunderstood (because of the good treats).

2nd – Thoughts

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I’m a person who can understand my own way of thinking, and, also the one who will respect other thoughts. My way of thinking is very simple. The policy is “to live happily right now”. Taking care of her is important, even work and hobbies are also important, but I’d like to do those happily. Basically, it’s the man who will try his best and devote himself for the woman, but I also have my own world, so I want her to understand on my way of thinking/thoughts. I also respect her as much as I can. I think it’s wonderful to have a relationship that can understand and respect each other.

3rd – A Family person

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It may be an old thought, but isn’t marriage is the end of a love affair? After all, I hope for the one who will become my wife is a family person. A person who protect her families just like my mother is ideal. Actually, I look at cooking as a hobby, I can make quite anything fairly. Even if I have to say it to myself, that my skill is pretty good (LOL). Since my hobby is fishing, I’m good in making a fish’s fillet. Last time, I caught fish and make its sashimi then put it in Jungshin’s house. I’m unexpectedly that homely guy as well.


Kang Minhyuk BEST 3 Favorite Japanese Food

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1st – Sushi

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When I come to Japan, Sushi is the No. 1 thing that I definitely want to eat. I love every kind of Sushi! There’s nothing that I don’t like. Hikarimono and Sea urchin are OK. Since this promotion was only for one night, I don’t have the chance to eat Sushi, so I ate ramen for dinner with Jungshin. But then, I heard that Yonghwa and Jonghyun had eaten Sushi, right now, I’m a bit shock… I’ll definitely take a revenge during the tour, I really want to eat good Sushi!

2nd – Omurice (Omelet Rice)

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Japanese omelet rice with eggs are fluffy and delicious, right~? There are places that have this in Korean franchise/convenience store, but it’s totally different. That fluffy things are impressive. It has a deep taste/feel of the rice (LOL). I also choose an omelet on the menu of our 5th anniversary cafe (15th – 23rd October at cafe manduka Shibuya). In Japan, it is a dish that boy wants the girl to make, right? I will eat everything she made deliciously!

3rd – Bamboo Steamer Dish

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Right now, Bamboo Steamer Dish is a bit trending in South Korea. When I want to eat it, sometimes I went to the one (place which sell it) in South Korea. But, we can do/make it at home, aren’t we? Next time, I’d like to buy the “Bamboo Steamer” and make it at home. I like various ingredients on it like vegetables, but after all there has to be meat! But I prefer beef than pork! When steaming the meat with vegetables, it has a slight taste of veggies, but it all healthy and refreshing. It only steaming a simple dish, but this is a “simple is best” dish.


Lee Jungshin BEST 3 Favorite Fashion Items

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1st Hoodie

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My recent favorite is parka hoodie. I love “VETEMENTS” brand. It has a coordinated stylish oversized street style. I usually like both casual and traditional style, I wear both, but parka hoodie is fun and easy, so, I like it. About my favorite fashion, I think you can understand it by checking through my Instagram. All the pictures are Simba? Ah, I’m sorry (LOL).

2nd Damaged Jeans (Ripped Jeans)

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Do you say it as Damaged Jeans in Japan? In South Korea, it called Destroyed Jeans. It (the name) seems strong in South Korea (LOL). I only wear Damaged Jeans recently. The damage itself is cool and I like the bigger one. A light denim color is better, I think the heavy/thick color one match for upcoming season. Damaged Jeans with Parka Hoodie, I guess if it all comes with short boots will be like a style for autumn.

3rd Accessories

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I think that the fashion point is a watch and a bracelet. I don’t wear rings and earrings recently. Watch is on left hand, and bracelet is on right hand. It’s a NO for digital watch. I like a classical metal belt, but now I love gold watches. I wear not only one bracelet, there are gold and silver one, both are thick and thin, a coordinated square and a chain, I like to put it well-balanced.

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[TRANS] CNBLUE “EUPHORIA”Album & Japan Major Debut Anniversary ‘in-depth’ Interview with Kstyle Japan

CNBLUE released a new album to celebrate the fifth-year debut anniversary! “It’s filled with happy songs…I want you to listen to it to be happy”

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CNBLUE released their fifth new album “EUPHORIA” on October 19th on their fifth-year debut anniversary.

On the album, the lead song is “Glory days”, with other songs in total 10 songs, “Puzzle”, “Be OK” written by Lee Jong Hyun, meanwhile “Stay with me” written and composed by Lee Jung Shin, it has plenty compositions which leads to a “euphoria”. This time, they challenged to have an ‘in-depth’ interview. We heard about the album production and its secret story of their fifth anniversary, also we had a variety talk and also the tour that they’re going to perform in November.

―This fifth album was created along with the moment of five years of Japan debut. Please tell me what’s your thoughts to put “EUPHORIA” as the title.

Yonghwa: Ah, it’s Jungshin’s responsible to describe this, it’s him!

Jungshin: Yes. “EUPHORIA” in Italian means “happiness”. It’s five years after Japan major debut. We’ve got a lot of happiness from fans and also everyone in these five years, so we hope that by putting this title the happiness continues in the future. The songs in the album are packed with our feelings of gratitude to our fans.

Jonghyun: Since it’s full of happy songs, I hope that you all can be happy by listening to it.

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―The lead song “Glory days” is a very positive song, I think I can feel happy by listening to it.

Yonghwa: It is, right? I put a message that “From the past up to the future, I want to spend the time, such as dreaming together forever”. Even it’s a lot more pointed toward/about us, but I wrote it for everyone who support us.

Jungshin: I think the mood will increase as soon as I listen to it, right? Even if it’s (performed) in the tour (the mood) will rise.

Minhyuk: Yeah, that’d be fun.

―In “Glory days” Music Video, there’s a child actor who has appeared in a lot of Korean dramas, which is familiar to Kstyle readers. Following the appearance (of a child actor) in your Korean song “YOU’RE SO FINE” this would be the second time (they have a child actor appeared on their MV), but it’s a fantastic piece.

Minhyuk: Yes. We want to express the world of the dreams that we saw when we were child.

Jungshin: On the solo scene, each scene is different. The scene where we’re on a studio set, and the scene where the child actor appeared are synchronized to symbolized members’ childhood, it’s like we created our own dream world.

Yonghwa: I have various shades, so I didn’t indicate a dream only, but dreams. It’s led from the scene of the child, he is walking while feel troubled and guided by the butterfly which is a symbol of a dream, and then going the adventure as he goes through the woods.

Minhyuk: The scene where I play the drums and I was hanging around is symbolized by the water droplets on it. It synchronized with the scene where the child is playing with water on the river. I like a quiet atmosphere.

Jonghyun: I’ve been surrounded by those sparkling, the scene where I got a look at the sky and pick it, it actually may can be done in our childhood, and seeing a scene which has things that can be done for a long time ago in a Music Video was a nostalgic feeling.

Jungshin: In the part where I came out, I’m like hanging on something like white strings, it symbolized a tree, which means an old memory and old things.

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―Listening to the stories and see the Music Video, makes me understand it more. From the 10 recorded songs, started from “Glory days”, please tell me your favorite song.

Jonghyun: Mine is the opening song “Be OK”. I’m a person who always Be OK, so by made this song I hope that everyone can Be OK (and let’s be OK together). If you don’t want to be struggled or troubled, then let’s have some fun?

Minhyuk: Mine is song number 4 “Face to face”. It’s Yonghwa’s song, the lyrics and the song itself is unique. Somehow, the tune can make me feel excited.

Yonghwa: Mine is the 6th song “Royal Rumble”. On the lyrics I’m talking about the dream, the song itself has it’s lightness tune that makes me want to move my body naturally while listening to the song. It has a catchy melody, which can remain lingering on your feeling. I can imagine something while listening to a relaxing music.

Jungshin: Mine is the 8th song “Stay with me”. I choose it because it’s my song (LOL). When recorded my own song for the first time, it’s “Daisy” on the previous album “colors”, it’s an English lyric. This time is the fifth anniversary, and since it’s Japan album, so I want to make this song in Japanese. I think that it’s a good song to be listened, and I’m glad for it.

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―It’s Japan major debut fifth anniversary. Right now, what kind of feelings do you have?

Jonghyun: When I’m saying (or explain) something it would be long, very long, so I think short speaking is better, so…..(LOL). (he may refer for other members to explain about it since he loves to talk a lot XD)

Jungshin: But, the point is CNBLUE’s live activities in Japan. Came in 2009 with the Spartan training, CNBLUE began from street live where we don’t have anyone to listen to us.

Jonghyun: If there’s no money, we always have ourselves hungry.

Jungshin: When we’re ready to have a major debut, and play live in front of so many fans, we could also take out 5 albums (for ourselves). It’s (a moment) full of gratitude.

Minhyuk: Not only about album and live, since we also planned a variety of events to commemorate the fifth anniversary, I hope everyone can join us, let’s enjoy it together.

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―Start at Makuhari Messe Event Hall on November 2nd, until at Budokan at November 30th, for about a month, “CNBLUE 5th ANNIVERSARY ARENA TOUR 2016 -Our Glory Days-” will be held across the country. Because it’s fifth anniversary, I guess it will be good to see Yonghwa dancing during “Wake up” song like on the previous tour which shocked the audiences and is more than expectation?

Yonghwa: We’ll do our best (LOL). We want to do something special. Ah, not only my dance (hahaha). With new songs, there’s also new arrangements of the stage’s set. I’m thinking about what kind of thing that can make fans happy…… Anyway, please look forward to it!

―On December 10th-11th, the annual “2016 FNC KINGDOM IN JAPAN – CREEPY NIGHTS-” will be performed in Makuhari Messe. What kind of performance will CNBLUE have?

Jungshin: CNBLUE style has been decided and is a great deal!

Yonghwa: I think the set is about who is the KING. It’s a special set list! Since it’s not only our fans who come to the Kingdom, shall we compressing the nice thing about us? There are so many cases this and that, but don’t worry, we’ll show you the best live!

Writer: Yukari Sakamoto

JP-ENG trans by alvianashin

Source : Kstyle Japan

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[TRANS] CNBLUE Interview on Haru Hana Magazine Vol. 38

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The new album, which was put their feeling of thank to the fans has been accomplished.

CNBLUE who marks 5th anniversary of their major debut in Japan will release their 5th album ‘EUPHORIA’. This album, which means happiness is the special one which was put their feeling of thank to the fans who spent 5 years together has been accomplished.

Yonghwa: Because this album will be release our 5th anniversary year, we made it with the theme of the feeling of thankfulness.

Jungshin: We are happy to have got the love from fans until now, and we are also happy if we keep offering a good music to fans. That’s why we named the title of the meaning of happiness for this album

 

—The lead song ‘Glory Days’ was made by Yonghwa, how did you make it?

Yonghwa: I wanted to make a warm atmosphere song to say our thankful message for fans. First, I wrote a lyric of that I wanted everybody to have a smile. We didn’t have any other choice as a lead song excepting this, because I made this song in consideration of the 5th anniversary from the start of making.

Jungshin: This is a good song for our 5th anniversary! This has a happy atmosphere.

 

—The album has 10 songs. Which one is your favorite?

Minhyuk: I like ‘Face to Face’, because its lyric is funny. And it has a medium tempo like ‘Don’t Care’ and ‘With me’ that Yonghwa-hyeong made before. It has various faces depending on my feelings.

Jonghyun: I like all of them, but I suffice it to say that ‘Be OK’, ‘Slavers’ and ‘Royal Rumble’. I made ‘Be OK’ and ‘Slavers’ for my solo. But if I made all of my composed songs for my solo, there would be no songs for CNBLUE. So, I decided those songs are for CNBLUE. I sang them myself first, but I thought Yonghwa’s voice suit them. Both of them were good.

Jungshin: I composed a song ‘Stay With Me’. I wrote ‘Daisy’ in English that has been in our previous album, but I thought Japanese fans were happy if I wrote a lyric in Japanese, so I tried it. I think Japanese is a romantic and emotional language. This song is a song that I put the message for the fans. Because fans are here for us, we were able to overcome big challenges. This is the message that we’ll support to each other.

 

—How did you have your recording process?

Minhyuk: We always record own part depending on oneself schedule.

Jonghyun: I gave an advise when the recording of the song that I made. I requested yonghwa to sing ‘Be OK’ to speak.

Jungshin: I was listening that Yonghwa-hyeong was singing my song ‘Stay With Me’. He‘s sung it to my image, and I was happy.

What do you want to say to the members when you look back at the past five years.

—This year is the 5th anniversary of your debut. If you named these 5 years like ○○days, what do you want to name it?

Jonghyun: ‘The days of my 20’s’

Minhyuk: How about ‘A short moment’ days? It seems 5 years are long, but look back it, it’s short.

Yonghwa: ‘Happy’ days for me. Because I had a happier time than hard time.

Jungshin: ‘We have a long road to travel’ days. I know that the 5th anniversary is one of an important event, but we can say it if we would have 10 year anniversary and 20 year anniversary. We still have a long way.

 

—Well, what do you want to say to the members when you look back at the past five years?

Yonghwa: I want to say to Jungshin that you grew in height than the time of the debut. To Jonghyun, challenge more to fishing (Laugh). And to Minhyuk, try to make a song

Minhyuk: I always thank to my elder brothers (Yonghwa and Jonghyun) making a great song. Although I haven’t joined to compose songs, I have never rushed and will never be. Now I’m satisfied to play CNBLUE songs.

Jungshin: I want to say to the members that I hope we’ll play together, even after 10 years, 20 years and 30 years.

Jonghyun: Thank you for your hard work, and we’ll go together.

 

—If you say to yourself in 5 years ago, what do you want to say?

Jungshin: I want to say myself that try to challenge a lot of things. When I look back at the time of debut, I could something like practice and more. And I want to say “ Be patient and win yourself”! (Laugh)

Yonghwa: I think I say “Envy you”. I had a hard time, but I think slightly that I want to go back. Because I was young, I could try to everything.

 

—The end of this interview, would you say a message for fans?

Jonghyun: Even though I’m not a special, Thank you for making me a person who can have a concert.

Jungshin: I wrote the lyric of ‘Stay With Me’ in Japanese for fans. I hope you like it.

Minhyuk: Thank you for being rooting us these 5 years. I hope we’ll make music and concert together.

Yonghwa: I am impressed many fans come to our concerts every tour. I wish I could have enough time to say thank you to everyone directly. Thank you!

 

★Personal interview

[Yonghwa] My nature of humanity hasn’t been changing by time

Q. The dance scene in your concert got good reaction, can we watch that again?
A. hahaha. If fans enjoy it (Laugh). Because I wanted fans to enjoy it, I might do that again. The things I want to do is an acoustic concert. If I have a chance, I’ll do it.

Q. You’ll appear the drama ‘The package’ in 2017, why did you decided to appear this drama?
A. This is the type of drama that we haven’t had in Korea, and I was attracted to this love story and the setting that the characters go to the trip. This is the warm story. I’ll stay in France two month for the shooting. I think it’s little bit long, but I’m exciting.

Q. What is your ‘First step’ in your life ever?
A. Started learning piano when I was 6 years old. My mom made me learn it, but this is the reason that I’ve dreamed to be an artist.

Q. What is the event that changed you?
A. Nothing special. I’ve changed adjusting to the real world as time goes along. But my nature of humanity hasn’t been changing by time

Q. Are you the type of person who can express the feeling honestly?
A. It depends on the situation. If I have to say something, I say. if I have to hide something, I do so.

Q. What is the thing that will save you when you have a bad day?
A. Nothing. Because I’m not a type of person who bothered myself.

Q. Please tell us that you and the other CNBLUE members are good for each other.
A. We have became good for each other while spend a time together. Especially we have similar tastes in food. Even if we had some issues, we would reach an agreement.

Q. What is your favorite food, one that you won’t get tired of even if you were to eat it every day? Is there something that you have been using from the child?
A. Coffee! I take a cup of black coffee every morning. I feel the start of the day when I take it. I haven’t been using anything from the child, but now my favorite is portable speaker. When I go the oversea, I exactly bring one.
Q. When you look a mirror, what do you think?
A. I have a slightly swollen face today…(Laugh). I check my condition when washing my face every morning.

Q. What is the things that holding yourself?
A. Nothing. I always do everything that I want to. I’m getting into preparing for new drama. Because the shooting is going to start soon, I’m memorizing my line desperately.

Q. Are you a type of person who always wants to meet a person you like? If you can’t meet, how do you express your feeling to a person?
A. I am a type of person who want to meet a person I like all the time. I know we can’t it all the time when I am busy at work, but I try to do. I want to send a selfie to each other.

Q. If you have farewell foreboding, You would say goodby first?
A. No, I can’t say goodby from me. If I was in this situation, I would wait to be say so. And I have no choice at that time.

 

[Jonghyun] I’m a simple person. I express any feeling honestly, except anger

Q. How was your solo concert in Japan?

A. I was happy and enjoyed it. Even I’m not a special, Thank you for making me a person who can have a concert. Thank you (Laugh). I sang using by hand microphone, because I wanted to concentrate to sing.

Q. Why are there some songs written in English?

A. Nothing special reason. But I think the atmosphere matches.

Q. What is your ‘First step’ in your life ever?

A. Buying a guitar. At first, I didn’t think anything, but I wanted to be cool.

Q. What is the event that changed you?

A. Myself. Even if I got the influence by reading books or watching movies, changing myself is myself in the end.

Q. What is the thing that will save you when you have a bad day?

A. I rarely feel blue, because I don’t think deeply. I forget soon the things that might be my stress.

Q. Are you the type of person who can express the feeling honestly?

A.Yes. I’m simple. I try to not get mad, but I express except it.

Q. Please tell us that you and the other CNBLUE members are good for each other

A. I already don’t feel like that. Since we are together these 10 years, I don’t think the compatibility any more.

Q. When you look a mirror, what do you think?

A. I think many things like too much drink last night, slightly swollen my face or something like that. I don’t think I’m handsome (Laugh).

Q. What is your favorite food, one that you won’t get tired of even if you were to eat it every day? Is there something that you have been using from the child?

A. Rice and ‘Ore no Humburg’ (The restaurant name in Japan). I used to eat at there like every day. I haven’t been using anything from the child. I’m a type of a person that I get bored soon.

Q. Are you a type of person who always wants to meet a person you like? If you can’t meet, how do you express your feeling to a person?

A. Of course I want be with the person who I like all the time. I try to contact with the person. I think I’ll do my best.

Q. What is the things that holding yourself?

A. It’s not fishing (Laugh). I went to fishing every day even in Japan though. I got about 30 sea basses. Because I don’t like boredom , so I try to find something fun. I think what do I do today, every morning. I can say that I’m under the control of joy.

Q. If you have farewell foreboding, You would say goodbye first?

A. I don’t say from me. I think if I had farewell foreboding, the other person would realize it. But if we are going to break up very fast, I might as date her at all.

 

[Minhyuk] 4 pieces that has different characters gather, and perfected CNBLUE

Q. You had solo fan meeting in Japan. How was it?

A. I was surprised because many fans came out to the event, in spite of it was my first fan meeting. I was impressed everything, but especially I enjoyed singing by myself.

Q. You’ve been started to preside at Music Bank from this Summer. How do you appreciate yourself?
A.  Because it’s only short time since it has started, It hard to appreciate myself. But I enjoy it. Solbin who preside together is a dependable person. I try to introduce musicians.

Q . What is your ‘First step’ in your life ever?

A. My first step is becoming a family born to Kang family. Because of having my own family, I came into the world and learn a lot of things. And I’m here now.

Q. What is the event that changed you?

A. I think I’m always changing. I can learn, realize and be influenced while I come in contact with many people. I keep changing myself by being influenced by people than the nature and some things.

Q. What is the things that holding yourself?

A. Work out. I think it’s important in my life. Working out helps us to cheer up our tired mind.

Q. Are you the type of person who can express the feeling honestly?

A. I’m a type of person that I express my feeling to my close friends.

Q. Please tell us that you and the other CNBLUE members are good for each other

A. 4 pieces that has different characters gather, and perfected CNBLUE. We are good for each other.

 

[Jungshin] Becoming the member of CNBLUE, it makes me strong.

Q. You appears the drama ‘Cinderella and four knights’ in Korea. Are there some untold stories?

A. We are almost the same age, I enjoyed the shooting. I keep in touch with Jung Ilwoo hyeong and Park Sodam. My role is similar to me.

Q. Please boast about your dog Simba!

A. I have wanted to have a Golden Retriever for a pet, and he came my home two years ago. He gives me a smile and happiness. I love him and think as a family. That’s why I post his photo and video on SNS. It’s like parents who post their child’s photo on SNS (Laugh). We are said to look alike, though, we might more alike while we are together. When I can’t go dog-walking, my elder brother goes for doesn’t get a stress.

Q. What is your ‘First step’ in your life ever?

A. When I was a trainee, I bought a bass guitar with my money for the first time. I was a student and not have enough money at that time, but the bass guitar was 1 million won.

Q. What is the event that changed you?

A. Joining CNBLUE. I was weak, but joining CNBLUE was one of a chance that I turned out to be strong.

Q. Are you the type of person who can express the feeling honestly?

A. I am a really honest person. Of course I control my feeling in public. When I talk with close friends, I say something honestly, it might make them hurt. But I think I have to express the feelings.

Q. What is the things that holding yourself?

A. My parents and Simba. Simba is one of my family who accepts my too much love.

Q. Please tell us that you and the other CNBLUE members are good for each other

A. We haven’t been having any trouble with the time of choice a food menu because we have similar favorite.

Q. When you look a mirror, what do you think?

A. I need to be more stronger.

Q. What is your favorite food, one that you won’t get tired of even if you were to eat it every day? Is there something that you have been using from the child?

A. Beef. The other day, I went to Osaka and ate meat. They were delicious!

Q. Are you a type of person who always wants to meet a person you like? If you can’t meet, how do you express your feeling to a person?

A. I know it’s best that we can see all the time. But if we can’t see each other, I control myself. I don’t get stress because of it. I keep contact with her, but I’m not a person that always want to check my cell phone.

 

<5 answers talk>

Q. What is the happiest moment in these 5 years?

  1. Major debut
  2. 2nd album release live~392~
  3. Summer Sonic (Music festival in Japan)
  4. Live concert in Nihon Budokan
  5. Live concert at Saitama Super Arena, Yoyogi National Gymnasium and more..

Q. 5 best foods in Japan

  1. Beef bowl
  2. Japanese style hamburger
  3. Sushi
  4. Ramen
  5. Hitumabushi (Chopped broiled eel over rice)

Q.What is the thing that yourself or member has changed since the debut?

  1. The vocal skill was improved (Yonghwa)
  2. Getting muscle (Minhyuk)
  3. Turn out to be short hair (Jungshin)
  4. CNBLUE’s stance has not been changing (CNBLUE)
  5. Weight cycling (Jonghyun)

Q. What is the most ROCK moment?

Yonghwa: When I was a trainee, I ROCKed (Laugh) Jungshin and I have had big hole for earrings.

Jungshin: Yonghwa-hyeong had 12mm and mine was 10mm

Yonghwa: We don’t have them anymore. We always ROCK on stage!

 

 

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CNBLUE 5th Japan Album “EUPHORIA” : Tracklist and Tour Details

≪Release Information≫

5th Album
『EUPHORIA』
Release date : 2016.10.19

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【First Press Limited Edition A】CD+DVD

WPZL-31236 / ¥3,800(exclude tax)
<CD>
All 10 songs, include 「Glory days」「Puzzle」「Take me higher」
<DVD>
「Glory Days -Music Video-」「Glory Days -SPECIAL FEATURE-」

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【First Press Limited Edition B】CD+DVD
WPZL-31238 / ¥3,800(exclude tax)
<DVD>
「SPRING LIVE 2016~We’re like a puzzle~ @NIPPON BUDOKAN」Multi Angle
・「Puzzle」
・「Take me higher」

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【Regular Edition】CD
WPCL-12444 / ¥3,000(exclude tax)

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【BOICE Limited Edition】CD+DVD+Goods
WPZL-31240 / ¥4,800(exclude tax)
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CNBLUE Japan Major Debut 5th Anniversary OFFICIAL FAN MEETING 2016 -BoiceTATION-
<SPECIAL LIVE>
・Domino
・Hide and Seek
・IRONY
・Realize
・Radio
・Hold My Hand

<Goods>
Pop-up photo book “brave four man’s adventure – Once upon a time…~”
BOICE Limited Edition is a product available only for BOICE JAPAN member purchase

[Songs]
1. Be OK
2. Glory days
3. Take me higher
4. Face To Face
5. Puzzle
6. Royal Rumble
7. Every time
8. Stay with me
9. Slaves
10. Blessed

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≪Tour Information≫
【CNBLUE 5th ANNIVERSARY ARENA TOUR 2016 -Our Glory Days-】
2, 3 November 2016 – Chiba・Makuhari Messe Event Hall
9, 10 November 2016 Osaka・Osaka Jo Hall
17, 18 November 2016 Aichi・Nippon Gaishi Hall
24 November 2016 Fukuoka・Marine Messe Fukuoka
29, 30 November 2016 Tokyo ・Tokyo Nippon Budokan

 

Are you ready, BOICES? ^^

 

Source : excite music Japan


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CNBLUE 5th Japan Album “EUPHORIA” & Tour Decision, and also “CN5” Campaign details

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CNBLUE is going to celebrate the 5th Japan debut anniversary with the long-awaited 5th album “EUPHORIA”, which was announced by the members during Abema TV & FRESH! Live on September 5th!

It will be released on October 19th this year, just like CNBLUE had their Japan debut on September 19th 2011, and it’s just about their 5th anniversary of Japan debut. On this work, EUPHORIA <happiness>, which will be ‘given’ on the 5th debut anniversary, would represent the current appreciations and blessings, and the anniversary album would represent the future of CNBLUE.

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This album will be released in 4 different items, Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, Regular/Normal Edition, and BOICE Limited Edition. Limited Edition A contains of CD & DVD which includes the MV of the lead track “Glory Days” and it’s MV making package. Limited Edition B contains of a Multi Angle video package from the May 2016 Arena Tour “LIVE SPRING 2016 -We’re like a puzzle- @NIPPON BUDOKAN”. The BOICE Limited Edition includes the addition of a SPECIAL LIVE DVD Video from March 2016’s “CNBLUE Japan Major Debut 5th Anniversary OFFICIAL FAN MEETING 2016 -BoiceTATION-” as a limited privilege, “pop-up book about ‘brave four man adventures – Once upon a time…~” as limited benefits also included.

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Also, on how the 5th anniversary should be commemorated as the “EUPHORIA = happiness” and celebrate it with fans, they have “CN5” campaign which contains five major benefits as a form of appreciation and awards. The first award “CN1” is “all tour performances admission Glory passport gift!!” It’s on sale in the FNC JAPAN ONLINE STORE, where all four types of “EUPHORIA” is packed in the original box of “EUPHORIA BOX SET”. This CNBLUE BOX set was made to commemorate the Japan debut 5th anniversary, but it’s limited only for 5000 sets, first come first serve, there will also be a lottery for those who purchase this box set with a present of a pair admission ticket to all performances of “CNBLUE 5th ANNIVERSARY ARENA TOUR 2016 -Our Glory Days-” called “Glory passport”.

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The second award is “CN2”, “become the fifth member of CNBLUE! EUPHORIA PREMIUM 5 SHOT photo session invitation!!”. Image of “EUPHORIA” original jacket photo, all CNBLUE members and the only selected winner who fits with CNBLUE as five?! A rare “EUPHORIA = happiness” chance to be invited to the 5 SHOT photo session. A commemorative photo that has been captured will be given to you on the spot.

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The third benefits “CN3”, “invited to the ”EUPHORIA” premium release event-through happiness and luck autograph session!!” Deep talks about the production of “EUPHORIA” album which is more tasteful with all the members participated on it, the premium release event consists of signings of all members.

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The fourth award is “CN4”, “invitation to the photo session with the members right after the live performance!! ‘Meet & Greet & Glory’!!” We want to invite you to “CNBLUE 5th ANNIVERSARY ARENA TOUR 2016 -Our Glory Days-” Meet & Greet event that takes place in all performance venues. Met with all members who just showed off the hot performance on stage, and, being in a group photo, it’s an event that promises you the best after-show memories.

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As an extra, there’s “CN4.5”. On September 21st, CNBLUE DVD / Blu-ray SPRING LIVE 2016 ~ We’re like a puzzle ~ @ NIPPON BUDOKAN” will be released and those who purchase it will have a chance and invited to Meet & Greet event held at the venue of all performances of <CNBLUE 5th ANNIVERSARY ARENA TOUR 2016 -Our Glory Days->. Terms and conditions applied, you have to check the official site for more information.

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The fifth benefits “CN5” is a present in a lottery for fans, “CNBLUE 5th Anniversary original badge”, fan’s CNBLUE debut 5th anniversary logo emblem design will be featured in the original badge. For more information about the CN5 campaign please check to the campaign site :

PC : http://wmg.jp/cnblue/cn5/
Mobile :http://wmg.jp/cnblue/cn5/sp/

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In addition, along with the album, the tour in five cities with 9 performances were announced. With the album “EUPHORIA”, CNBLUE is going to spread the blessing and gratitude to the whole country.

Source : excite music Japan, Warner Music Japan – CNBLUE Official Page

Translation by alvianashin @ 4cnboice


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[TRANS] Live Report CNBLUE 「SPRING LIVE 2016 ~We’re like a puzzle~」 in Tokyo Budokan by Mnet Japan

CNBLUE, said that their 5th Anniversary Tour has the highest sense of unity!!

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4-membered rock band CNBLUE has just celebrated their final tour of 「SPRING LIVE 2016 ~We’re like a puzzle~」in Osaka-Jo Hall on May 31st 2016.

This tour is a Spring Concert for Single “Puzzle” which released on May 11th. Start from Nagoya at Nippon Gaishi Hall on May 22nd, Tokyo at Nippon Budokan on May 26th-27th, and Osaka at Osaka-Jo Hall on May 31st, 3 cities with 4 performances and 40,000 audiences. This live report will tell about the Tokyo Budokan concert on May 27th.

Ever since their Japan major debut stage at Yokohama Arena back in 2011, CNBLUE has been well-known with their center stage that’s surrounded by the audiences. In this tour, rather than having a center stage, it provides a normal position seat for the audiences but with 360 degrees shaped (the seats surrounding the stage, meanwhile the stage is just normal but can be visible in 360degree view). It’s only a simple stage configuration to show-down the performance, rather than relying on the LED monitor video production to set a rock band looks.

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The opening starts with a new-released song “Puzzle”. Even it’s CNBLUE’s first wedding song themed, Yonghwa skipped his vocals from the start, he was running around from the main stage through the back of the stage. He made such a distance to the audience seats and stretched his hands to the fans. “I was always at the center of the stage being rotated, but today, instead of rotating, there are 3 person running around the stage in front of me”, Drummer Minhyuk said. The distance itself has an inevitable excitement.

In addition, for the classic songs “Can’t Stop” and “Hold My Hand”, Yonghwa moved from guitar to piano section, the venue starts to rise and join the song at the chorus part, and then play the nostalgic song of their indie era “Lie”. The new song, of course, made the audiences happy, but also tickles the heart of audience and also surprising since it’s a long-time-ago song for them. At the up-beat rock song “Ryu Can Do It”, Yonghwa enjoyed singing the rap part, he also did the “Mworago” dance during “I’m Sorry” and putting the hands up and down while having a call-and-response session with the audiences, which make the venue explodes. Yonghwa and Jungshin running around the stage’s runway, and made fan’s excitement reach it’s climax. Yonghwa got sweaty, “It’s like I just took a shower (laughs). You guys always cheer me up, it’s impressing to see it from the top of the stage,” said him proudly with a deep emotion. During Jonghyun’s MC part, a male fan shouted “Saranghaeyo~!”, which means Jonghyun also has male fan (LOL).

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In the ‘Ballad Corner’, Jonghyun made a big success, since he has a number of successful ballad song for CNBLUE. After a long time, Jonghyun sang “Eclipse” with a pure vocal and acoustic guitar sound. Yonghwa rushed to the corner and said “I want to dance!” with a high spirit. Jonghyun said “the tension is rising too much”, the fun is also unbearable since it’s been a long time for Yonghwa whose recently active in China for shooting a movie. He also said “Let’s enjoy it all today, it won’t come out again for twice!”, “Hide and Seek” started and he even dance without his guitar. In “Wake up” the fans gone extremely crazy because suddenly six trumpets, trombone, and saxophone horns in any sections (of the stage) and surprised the fans. Each member made themselves as the lecturer for the choreography, but then Jonghyun shows an appreciable dance ability, which makes the audience surprised and yelled “o~” as their voice of admiration. Meanwhile, Jungshin was struggling to dance and everyone cheered him “Good luck~”. Jonghyun tried to change the rhythm of the drum while Minhyuk still dancing at the center of the stage, he said “Everyone, let’s do it!” which also makes audience’s focus moved.  After successfully made such a deep communication with fans during “Wake up”, they then pulling the climax again with the strong bass arrangement on “Lady”, continued with their Korean track “Cinderella” and their latest one “YOU’RE SO FINE”, made fans full of excitement and put them together as a squad in the sense of unity, and also didn’t give them a time to breathe.

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At the encore, Yonghwa took the baton to command fans for making a “wave” from the top to the second floor seats at Budokan Arena, “That’s the best wave ever! Buy the DVD of today’s concert later! You’ll see how good it is” he said with satisfaction. “Budokan has become one”, Junghin said, “today’s live is appealing. I’ll always say thank you. I filled with a deep emotion to be able to do live with you all together. Since the songs are well-made, it also good to be performed live! Let’s be happy in the future, 10 years, 20 years…even if we’re running all the way for 70 years, we want to sing together with you all. I pray for everyone, I pray for KUMAMOTO. I hope by listening to our music you can do your best in the future. We’ll see you again in LIVE!” and Yonghwa conclude it all with his smile, then closed with the live performance of “YOUNG FOREVER”.

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In addition, the members of rookie trainee from FNC Entertainment who join the survival program to be debuted, [d.o.b], appeared as the opening act for the tour. The Band Team performed CNBLUE’s “I’m Sorry” and the Dance Team performed “I’m a Loner” with their own arrangement.

On October this year, CNBLUE is celebrating their 5th Anniversary of their Japan Major Debut. They start this ‘Anniversary Year’ tour with the new song “Puzzle”. Keep an eye into CNBLUE’s activities more in the future!

 

Source : Mnet Japan News

JP – ENG Trans by alvianashin @ 4cnboice

 


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[TRANS] CNBLUE “Puzzle” Interview with eXcite MUSIC Japan

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CNBLUE’s first wedding song “Puzzle” finally released, and the official interview published

 

CNBLUE will release a new single, “Puzzle” on May 11th  which will be their 10th single. It become the band’s first wedding song.

 

Having 10th single on the 5th year anniversary of your debut is completed! It’s a sweet pop song, but what is the theme?

Yonghwa : Frankly speaking, it’s “Wedding Song”. On our 5th year Japan debut anniversary I have thought that it’s interesting if I have one song about wedding to be included to the album, so I take it as a challenge. I tried to make pop melodies and lyrics with a story, but also linked to the visual, such as a CD jacket and MV, or if you want to show a happy time, such as love and marriage, to your important person by listening to a song? CNBLUE’s “Wedding Song” can be the choice!

Jungshin : It is refreshing, but also has a pleasant sound to portray the early summer. When I first heard it, I honestly thought that it’s a good song.

Jonghyun : Yeah, it’s really good. The melody also easy listening and catchy, it’d likely be exciting to be performed live!

Minhyuk  : The song makes me move and feel the energy. It has such a bright atmosphere, I like it.

 

There were a lot of songs which made such a “conflict” to be picked as the theme around Japanese debut, but later the theme about love song follows in your Japan and Korean songs recently, doesn’t it? Is a love song is booming for you now, Yonghwa?

Yonghwa : It doesn’t mean it’s booming, especially for me, but because this time the theme is about “The Wedding Song” so it’s necessarily match with love songs.

 

When is that ‘turning’ time (to decide the song theme)?

Yonghwa : Actually, it’s rusted. I got the feeling like “it’s surely will become a good song”. Since “fancy/colorful lead song” thought was in my head, so I think that this song must be catchy. The arrangement is bright, the music elements consist of 60% upper band sound and 40% dance music. So CNBLUE’s band sound isn’t the main of it.

 

Yonghwa, the member said in a Japan fan meeting that you are “not likely into a marriage”, but do you have any desire for marriage?

Yonghwa : Hmmm, this situation (talking) about marriage is what I’m worried about! But, work is fun (laughs). Music is my top priority for now, I don’t have thoughts about marriage……. But, I want to make a happy family! We’ll go to the supermarket as a family on Sunday.

 

Among the members, who do you think is the most likely to be a great husband?

All : (saying at the same time) of course that’s me!

Jonghyun : I like to make a  friendly-family the most.

Yonghwa : No no no, it’s me. I’ll protect my family! I love them! That’s me!

Minhyuk : I think it’s Yonghwa, it looks like he’ll certainly protect them (the family). But I think I’ll try to make a cherish family the most (laughs).

Jonghyun : Well, that’s it everyone!

 

Let’s leave it all to them (laughs). In Puzzle MV, the scene where Yonghwa-Minhyuk and Jonghyun-Jungshin exchanging glances is impressive.

Minhyuk : Well, I think you can watch it by yourself on the MV, we carefully staring at each other and it’s embarrassing (laughs). Or, like, when we were about going to avert our eyes/gazes, we came out to laugh so many times. But for me, Yonghwa is the one who wants to go around and see what happen to us (laughs).

Jonghyun : For me, it’s fun to look at Jungshin. Because he’s currently on shooting a drama so he focus to be really on act. That’s cool, good!

 

The MV scene was a reminiscent of the last December’s Budokan circular stage, right?

Jonghyun : Oh yeah, but it’s unusual when it comes to play it on an MV filming. But, I’ve been practicing it during the rehearsal. So, it became like usual for us. We can play it comfortably.

 

What do you think about the pieces that’s lacking on Puzzle?

Yonghwa : Of course, the music. It may be far from perfect, but the goal is to complete the “Puzzle” to anyone!

 

I also want to ask about the coupling song. Take Me Higher is made by Yonghwa, it’s close to the music impression during Japan debut, isn’t it?

Yonghwa : Yes. It’s also lead to our 5th Anniversary, we made it to remember where we begin. I think it has grown up a bit compared to the old days (songs), there are many dreams come true. But some is still longing/craving, like, there’s always a strong desire to exceed the great wall. Looking back to the past, while we make our vision to our own destination from now on.

 

And another one song, Jonghyun’s Be My Love, seems like a gentle-sweet love song, I wonder why the lyrics written in English? Also, what’s the essence that’s needed for a love song to Jonghyun?

Jonghyun : I was making a demo in English from time to time. This song may have more meaning by it’s words in Japanese, but because it’s better to sing it in your own words (in your preferred language) so it’ll be easier to control the emotions, feelings, and a delicate nuances, and I want to straightly convey the “poetic sentiment”. The essence…..when you make a love song you have to mash up the past, the reality, and the future in the delusion (laughs).

 

From May 22nd, SPRING LIVE 2016 We’re like a puzzle~』will start. Because the last Budokan concert in December was  great, we also expect the same for this time!

Yonghwa : I think it was a trance in Budokan, it’s me (laughs). It was really good and fun. I think the first important thing to do when doing live is to enjoy. But, the power of our fans can make us feel it also. We want to be ‘one’ with you all this time. It’s either made just like the other tour or what…..but there’s a hint to the latest “Puzzle” song (laughs).

 

Original article by eXcite MUSIC Japan

JP – ENG trans by alvianashin