Interview: Tohoshinki ViVi Magazine April 2010

VIVI Interview!

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PAPARAZZI Their Private Time Clothes!

JEJUNG: I picked a striped knit cardigan and an easy to wear but think long knit. The bottom is of course boots-in (jeans inside the boots). I still like boots and I have more than 30 boots at my house!

YUNHO: I picked the jeans to be main and picked a brown V-neck shirt with a jacket. I’ve done modeling before and jeans are one of my favorite clothing item.

CHANGMIN: What I like about leather jackets are that they have a compact design that makes my body line look good. The wash-damaged design is the pint for my dark indigo jeans.

YUCHUN: Casual clothes is what I like the most and whats comfortable. Since my jeans are really wash-damaged designed I chose a light brown color for my jacket. I like jeans that loo like the colors fading.

JUNSU: Aren’t my jeans unique? I wanted to challenge this patterned design. The cardigan I wore over my t-shirt has a design that no other cardigans have and it also feels good.

From the type of clothes to the type of girls, we’re going to share the five’s “Likes”.

” IT’S MY FAVORITE”
The clothes we want a girl to wear is this!

YUNHO: since I usually dress natural looking I want the girl to dress natural too! Once I get a girlfriend I want to go on a date with a style like this. And sometimes a hat looks cool and attractive.

CHANGMIN: Oh, this is good. This ones nice too. Umm… (the 2nd one from the right) is black and white outfit but the whole atmosphere is bright and the hat is cute too. That’s why I picked that. I guess i seem to like black.

JUNSU: I like clothes that are balanced with cute and sexy. So i pick these three. Skirts are cute but pants style like this is good too.

YUCHUN: I’m going to put it all on this! (the 2nd to left) the others are umm… I like this the most! The reason i picked this is because i like natural looking hair style and fashion. For girls natural is the best. I don’t like shiney/girly clothes.

JEJUNG: (the 4th one from the right) I like this blue napolean jacket style the best. Its a little unique yet feminine. The pink stickers are Junsu’s? Are you sure he didn’t randomly pick it? *laughs*.

**The ViVi Editors picked 7 different categorized coordination. For every single one they like they put a sticker. (they only have 7 stickers).

The sticker colors are:

Yellow= Yunho

Red= Jejung

Blue= Yoochun

Pink= Junsu

Silver= Changmin.

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The [____] Thing I Like To Do Alone

1. I like [ traveling ] alone.
2. I like to [ go on a drive ] alone.
3. I like to [ clean ] alone
4. I like to [ stay ] alone.
5. I like to [ listen to music ] alone.

Guess who wrote it! Here’s the hint!

1. “I like to travel in general. This year I’m planning to go to Las Vegas with 3 of my friends (including himself). I’m excited to watch the musicals and concerts. If I’m going to travel alone I want to go to Greece.”

2. “When I want to be alone, or when i want to think alone, when I have some worries/problems about something I go on a drive. When you go on a drive you cant be missing music! Lately I’ve been listening to the ‘New Age’.”

3. “When I clean I feel refreshed. I clean in the morning too. I clean and then shower, that’s my rule! It feels good”

4. “When I’m alone at home I watch DVDs, go on the computer, compose songs, clean, cook, and just relax. Time goes by fast.”

5. “When I’m alone I listen to sad songs or ballads. I like to enjoy the sentimental feeling. I get so into it sometimes I cry” *laughs*

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Answers:

1. Yunho
2. Changmin
3. Yoochun
4. Jaejoong
5. Junsu

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– It’s been 5 years since their debut in Japan. Everyone was still an innocent teenager and now their all grownups!
Now their releasing their complete first best album but out of the best we had them to pick their “best of the best”.

Yunho: Umm… there’s so many…it’s hard to pick but I’d have to pick “Summer Dream”. The reason is because this song was the first song Tohoshinki got number one for the Oricon daily chart. When we heard the news we were shooting the cover for the next song “Shine” but I was so happy that during the photo shoot I couldn’t stop smiling. And “Shine”’s CD cover was supposed to be cool looking so it was so hard to hold it in *laughs*. That time all the works we did in Japan came back to me like a Para-Noma.

Changmin:
I pick “Share The World”. This was the theme song for the Anime “One Piece” for awhile and in Japan its a really famous anime so it didn’t seem clear to me but its true that we sang the theme song. It really felt nice to have that mysterious feeling.

JaeJoong: I pick “Share the World” too. Because its a really fun song! Also the anime “One Piece” is really funny! By the way my favorite character from “One Piece” is Luffy but for the girl its Nami-chan. She acts like a bad person bu shes actually a really good girl you know. So… oh sorry the theme shifted. *laughs*

Junsu:
I choose “Mirotic”. We’ve challenged a lot of different genres but this song feels like Tohoshinki the most. How its powerful, and cool…in many ways I think “Mirtoic” is the most Tohoshinki-ish!

Yoochun: I pick “begin”!! The reason is because its the last song in the CD. Isn’t it kid of sad that its the last song in the CD but the title is “begin”. It ignores the CD’s flow. *laughs* …. I’m just kidding about that but I honestly like this song. The image I get from this music and lyrics seems to right for the end.

– What is the song that you would want the person you like to listen to?

Yoochun: Again but I pick “begin”. I want to play the piano quietly and let her listen to it. Last year at the Tokyo Dome Concert I played it on the piano but… *shy* But sadly there’s no one to play it for in my private life..
I want to have that new fun feeling. sigh…

Jaejoong: I pick “begin” too. Because the lyrics is beautiful. I want to try saying “今君と僕はbegin” ( right now you and I begin) it at least once!

Yunho: I like “begin” too but “Stand by U” is good too but just by the title “why did I fall in love with you” is also good too.But there all sad songs. Tohoshinki has alot of songs that means “go forward with your precious one” so out of that i think i pick “明日は来るから” (Tomorrow will come). I like how it has the meaning “even though there hard times tomorrow will come”.

Junsu: I also pick “明日は来るから”. We sing a lot of different types of love songs but this song is the most straight forwarded song with the meaning “I want to protect you”. I think itd be nice if you let the person you like listen to it. When it comes to love I’m the type that wants to protect that person so. But when it comes to other than love there’s times when I want to be protected *laughs*

Changmin: I choose “beautiful you”. I have a lot of memories for that song so I picked it as the members choice.

-We had you pick one song but what kind of feeling do you have towards the best album overall? It must feel different from releasing a normal album.

Yunho: As of right now it really makes me feel like “wow, we really did work hard” And mostly it feels like it shows how much the fans loves us. It means that this best album is made by out efforts and by the fans and everyone’s love.

Junsu: Yeah, to release an best it means that you released a lot of good songs and a lot of people had to listen to it and have to want to listen to it. that makes me happy.

Changmin: from our debut song to our newest song every new song we release you can see our growth. The best album is something you can really feel that. There are songs that has been in our previous albums but it feels like a different song… I don’t know how to say it but it’s really filled with memories. Bests are nice.

Yoochun:
At first I thought “do we even have enough songs to make a best!?” and I went through all of our single CD’s and I was so surprised to have so much songs! So i was really happy.

Jaejoong:
It’s not enough with the songs that are in the best! I want to add like 10 more songs! ahaha but it wont be a best album then huh!

 

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I Like These Kind of HairStyle!

Changmin: While saying “I’m not good” he finished right away. “I want the length to be somewhat longer than her shoulders. A little wavey and the color is somewhat brown *laughs*” The word “somewhat” seemed to be his boom.

Yunho:
“I’m bad at drawing” he said as he smiled wryly. “I like longer hair length and I made the hair color black but I don’t have any special feelings for it. And I like wavy hair that looks natural.” As he looked at his finished drawing he started to laugh saying “ahaha it’s a ghost!”.

Jaejoong: After finish thinking for a while, with a soft touch he started to draw carefully. “I like girls when their hair comes to about their chest and I like the color brown more. Also after shampooing and drying her hair I like the natural curl that faces outside.”

Yoochun: “I’m bad at drawing” he repeated over and over while drawing. “I like girls with no bangs. I prefer black but whatever that matches is fine. Unless it’s like blonde. I don’t like girls who act cute. I like natural girls.”

Junsu: He was choosing pens and carefully drawing. “These days I like girls who can look cute,feminine,and sexy. It’s a little japanese people-ish. *laughs*”


The image of ViVi? Imagining a date with a girl? With the pose you like, say cheese!!


Yunho:
who was in the picture with the Rika-chan doll, thinking and said “the camera should be here”. After thinking and trying different poses he chose to let her bend one leg back! While Changmin was picking a pose quietly he had so much power that the dolls shoes fell off. As he was saying “ah… it’s so hard” he chose the “model pose”. Jaejoong who let the doll pose naturally said he seemed to be sure that he did well saying “it looks good”. Yoochun who right away let the doll look like shes was turning around said “this was the pose that came to my head first”. Even the staffs were saying “how cute”. On the other hand funny Junsu made the doll do the splits. Everyone there started to crack up. He tried to take the picture so that it’ll come out nice and took pictures over and over.

 

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Jaejong: My good thing? Good thing… umm how I don’t think that I’m the most important. I’m not those type. I’m constantly thinking about someone else. That’s why I cant reject people. I don’t want to hurt the other person so I tend to accept anything. The blood type O people seem to be like that. This is a secret but I get really stressed. I hold it in and hold it in and then I explode! saying “I was holding it in the whole time!” *laughs* that’s why people say I’m scary when I get mad.

Yoochun: My good thing is that I have a warm heart *laughs*. My bad thing is that lately I don’t want to get out of my house. I kind of got bored of going out.

Junsu: I don’t have a good thing. *laughs* Well I don’t notice it myself. What people say about me is that I’m decisive. and I’m usually a positive person. My bad thing is …. I don’t have any *laughs* that’s a lie. I have a lot. The most is that I hate to lose even if it’s something small. I’ll never accept that I lost. But lately I grew up and I don’t get as mad but as a guy it’s not a bad thing not to want to lose right!?

Yunho: Once I get into something I really concentrate on that. and I’ll never give up until I achieve it. I think I’m a passionate person. I tend to not be able to see anything but that though. Even if everyone’s calling me. most of the time i cant hear it. Overall i guess i have a manly personality and… I don’t know. So I don’t understand how girl are feeling a lot *embarrassed* . I think I’m romantic in my very own way but girls are hard..

Changmin:
I don’t know if i should say it myself but including the bad parts about myself I like myself. I’m a complete blood type B and is short tempered but because I have this side in me I think that it brings out my good side. I’m usually quiet and shy person but once we become really close I talk a lot and can have a lot of fun. I think my type is that with a small group pf people I get to know them deeply taking time. Overall it means that everything except my bad part s all good. Although of course that’s a joke *laughs*

– Okay now what kind of guys are you when it comes to love?

Yunho:
I’m the type who completely gets into it and cant see anything around me! … but I haven’t had a lot of relationships so I don’t really know.

Yoochun:
I used to be like that too. Someone who falls completely into them. Once I like someone I always thought “it’s her for sure!” but now I can listen to what people around me tell me since falling completely into them didn’t work out.

Junsu: I’m both. I have experienced both falling deeply into her and being really calm. My surroundings really effect how I can have a relationship so I really don’t know how its going to change. But if I can want to not think about it too much and be natural.

Changmin: For me the only time I couldn’t see anything around me was only my first love. After that I’m calm. At least not so into her to the point it effects my work. Only my first love was um… I was crazed about falling in love *laughs bitterly*

Jaejoong: I think I’m different depending on that person. If that person is aggressive maybe I’ll be become aggressive too. But if not I think I’ll become more simple. But any type of girl I’ll protect her no matter what. That’s why I work out to become strong *laughs* In Japan right now grazing boys (non-aggressive boys) are popular but I think guys should be able to protect the girl so i want to be a carnivorous boy (aggressive boys).

– What about everyone else? How would you protect a girl?

Changmin: If it’s during our date and we got attacked if that was the situation then I’ll put my girlfriend in a taxi first and let her go. Then even if I run away desperately she won’t see me *laughs*

Junsu: I would carry my girlfriend and run!! I’m fast at running so I have the confidence to be able to run away!!

Yoochun: If I had to think really realistic I would have my girlfriend call my manager and while she’s calling I’ll fight and try to make time. I used to do Taekwondo so I think I can stop it for a little while.

Yunho:
I used to do Aikido so I”d fight too. Oh but maybe its not good to fight as an artist huh. Well it’s bodyguard! yeah bodyguard. The most important thing is my girlfriend’s feelings and safety!

– You guys are all so reliable! At last what kind of guy do you want to be?

Yunho:
I say this a lot but who I look up to the most is my father. Like my father I want to be able to give many people courage. That’s why I’m doing volunteer work right now. But out of all my dreams this is the most important.

Changmin:
I want to be a guy who can make a warm family. In order to achieve that I need more that love. To be realistic I need to be strong and have money.

Jaejoong:
I want to be a young dad. *shy* I want to drop/pick my child from school. But the world is full with danger so I’m scared to to be a girls dad, so I want a boy.

Yoochun: I want to be a man with confidence. It seems like someone with confidence knows what they need to do at that time.

Junsu:
Same with me. I want to have confidence towards everything. And hopefully if I can be able to continue singing.

 

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Faster than anywhere!
Lastest single “Toki wo tomete”

The song that you were only able to listen in a commercial and at the movie theater.

Last summer the song that was used for the commercial Menard was a song that tohoshinki fans were wanting to know about. The song is “Toki wo tomete” Its a ballad song that compliments their singing ability. Junsu’s main chorus is a must hear! “時を止めて~、ずっと君のそばにいたい~♪”(I want to stop time and stay with you forever). Obviously everyone thought “Is this the new song!?” but at this point it wasn’t planned to go on sale. After the song was played for 3 minutes and 40 seconds at the “Tohoshinki The Live 2009″ made fans contact when the CD’s going to be released but they still had no plan to release it. It was a song that was about to become a legend song.

The Music Video that was taken at a planetarium.

The song that all the fans were waiting for is finally going to released this march as a single CD. ViVi got the offshot photos the fastest! Where the music video was shot is a Planetarium in Japan. In the dark room under the stars the members sang their parts. Their beautiful voices and the planetarium’s pretty atmosphere seems like 5 starts are going to connect. It is released on Mach 24th .

Which animal they like, discovering… This is where we want to be praised!
– Changmin obediently agrees –

The animal you like and what you like about it shows where you want to be praised about yourself. We asked the members what animal they liked and..!?

Yunho is meant to be a leader?
– What animal do you like?
I like leopards. It runs fast and it’s always trying hard so it’s cool.
– It seems that that’s what you want to be praised about.
oh really? If someone said that about me I’d be so shy about it. It’s embarrassing…..

Changmin, Agrees that hes a narcissist!!?

– What animal do you like?
hmm… a deer. It has a long neck and the body line is really pretty.
– That seems to be what you want to be praised about
Puh!… yes that is true *laughs* I like my long neck.

Jajeoong is two-faces!? but he doesn’t agree.

– What animal do you like?
A cat. depending on the time, evening and night the eyes gets bigger, the body gets skinnier. It seems like it’s pure but it actually isn’t. I like that about it.
– It seems that that’s where you want to get praised.
Does that mean I’m two faced!? I don’t think that’s true…

Yoochun doesn’t talk a lot and has strong eye power!?

– What animal do you like?
A doggy. Even though it doesn’t talk, it shows its feelings with its eyes. I really like that about dogs.
-It seems that that’s what you want to get praised.
What, its not about the dog!? Its about me? ahhhh…*embarrassed*

Junsu “the real king is me!” is what he’s thinking?

– What animal do you like?
A tiger. The pattern is pretty and the lion is known as the king but i always thought the tiger is the real king.
-Told him the answer and…
I think thats’ right. People don’t tell me I’m manly so I think I want to be praised there.

 

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Even the members themselves didnt know!
“The hidden personalities discovered! With a psychologist analyzing their personality!”

By how you eat the “Pinky” we checked secretly.
Depending on how you eat it is said that it shows their true personality. During the interview we handed them the mint candy “Pinky” and had them eat it. Even though it’s the same “Pinky” everyone ate it differently and picked the different flavor.
First Yunho, he picked the peach flavor right away and took out 2. Then he chewed on it right away. Next was Changmin. “I like purple so I’m going to pick the grape flavor” and picked it right away and took out 5 and after he put it in his mouth his chewed on it right away. Jaejoong picked the lemon flavor and took 1 and until the end was licking it. Yoochun picked the peach flavor and ate it alittle differently. He took 1 and put it in his mouth and licked it for a while and then chewed on it. But he only took 1 because when he shook it only 1 came out. He said he would eat how many ever that comes out. Lastly Junsu, he picked the grape flavor and took 1 and chewed on it right away.

Who’s the hidden “I love myself”? Who’s good at reading the flow/atmosphere!?

Waiting for the psychologists answer ViVi decided to analyze too!

Yunho:
Eccentric Type. He’s an independent guy and who doesn’t open to the world by himself. He can think of ideas that no one thinks of but he likes himself and can be fickle.

Changmin: Wild Type. He has a strong feeling towards expressing himself. He wants to tell something passionate! Also he wants to live manly and wild.

Jaejoong: Calm Type: He has his own pace and is patient. It seems like he doesn’t feel so lonely even if he’s alone. Hes the type who is furthest away from the wild type.

Yoochun: Director Type. He can read the flow of the future and he can adjust his movement with that. A clever guy who has confidence that he can read the atmosphere.

Junsu: Average Type. Very manly and has common sense. With people he wants to be safe and wants to be solidarity.

This is what we did on our own, but what do you think?

We can tell just by how you cross your hands!
Passive? Active? Yoochun and Yunho is actually…

There’s a brain theory that when you cross your hands and your right thumb comes on top it said that you’re passive. And the other way around, if your left thumb comes on top you’re active(aggressive).

We had the members cross their hands and as a surprise yunho and yoochun had the opposite of what we expected!
We thought Yoochun who is quiet and doesnt say much would have his right thumb on top but he had his left thumb on top and was active/aggressive. And the leader who leads the members had his right thumb on top making him passive!

Their comments were the following:

Yoochun: hmm… I don’t know. Well I guess I am aggressive at some times. *smiles crookedly*
Yunho: that’s true, when it comes to love I’m passive. but when it’s friends or workI’im more active. When we’re alone I want to be leaded and if something is wrong I want her to tell me I did something wrong

And the other 3 the only one whose right thumb came on top was Changmin. Jaejoong and Junsu both had their left on top.

Number One Member Who Is Cool Is Jaejoong

We gave the five 15 stickers. on the notebook has these words written: Kindness,Methodicalness,Brightness,Toughness of Heart,and Calmness. There were people who put one sticker on one category and there were people who put eight stickers on one…

You can tell by the picture but we asked them why they put the stickers where they put it.

Yunho: My brightness is number one! because I’m passionate so I’m not really methodical and calm….

Changmin: I think my personalities pretty balanced. I know that I’m not so bright. *laughs*

Jaejoong: I’ve become calm lately. I used to not be so calm…

Yoochun: I don’t know my own personality!

Junsu: my heart toughness is number one! well that’s something everyone knows even if i don’t say it! Ahahaha!

Tohoshinki self analysis



Jaejoong

1. kindness: 4
2. methodicalness: 1
3. brightness: 2
4. toughness of heart: 1
5. calmness: 7



Junsu

1. kindness: 2
2. methodicalness: 1
3. brightness: 4
4. toughness of heart: 5
5. calmness: 3



Yunho

1. kindness: 4
2. methodicalness: 1
3. brightness: 5
4. toughness of heart: 3
5. calmness: 2



Yoochun

1. kindness: 8
2. methodicalness: 1
3. brightness: 1
4. toughness of heart:1
5. calmness: 4



Changmin

1. kindness: 3
2. methodicalness: 3
3. brightness: 2
4. toughness of heart: 3
5. calmness: 4

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this page was what the fans commented
*T/N (translated some comments)

WE LOVE TOHOSHINKI
we got comments about Tohoshinki! what they love about Tohoshinki.

When they sing their so good and handsome!
When they talk their funny!
When they smile their cute!

How the members are all close!
When they smile i feel like i had a heartattack!

Their bond. It makes my heart warm.

Handsome!They work hard! Funny! Great singer! I love them!

The difference between on stage and off stage!
Their smile is like an angel!

source: Vivi magazine (April)
trans by: Rieko@sharingyoochun

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