*this is the magazine issue*
5 sets of footsteps, marking their
5th year since their debut. From their Japan debut, Tohoshinki have
grown to be top stars in Asia. Behind their glory, they put in loads of
hard work, fought past countless obstacles, and at the same time, they
gave everyone courage and strength.
"Out of their Japan
activities, 'Best Selection 2010' was filled with their countless
thoughts and love." - Takeiti Takako
Fans of Tohoshinki, as well
as those who know them through 'Best Selection 2010', from the moment
our magazine started selling, everyone should have been reminiscing your
own memories while listening to the album repeatedly.
change of track, there is always a strangely clear scene of Tohoshinki's
image during the time when the song was released crossing their minds.
This is the strength of music.
This maybe the album's charm. I
(T/N: the author of the article) am also listening to the album and
reminiscing that particular scene while writing this article.
first met them in 2004, when they were in their teens. The first
question of the interview was "What is your favorite song?" Yunho chose
'Hug'. They sung the english version of the song during their first
visit to Japan. But in this album, the song is recorded in Japanese.
This being their debut song in Korea, they are probably most comfortable
singing it in Korean as the 5 of them had a hard time singing the song
in Japanese. Holding a note filled with Korean explanations and Korean
pronunciation sounds of the Japanese lyrics, the scene of them practice
singing a language that they were not familiar with still seems so clear
in my head.
Then, they were all into a state of depression where
they have to stay in Japan for a long period of time, spending everyday
studying Japanese, until the third single , "When we are
able to tell the difference and the meaning of using 'で' and 'が' in a
line from the lyrics, '君と夢で会えたら それだけ'で'いい それだけ'が' いい', I like Japanese!"
emotions, they were able to understand the meanings of each sentence
when minor changes of words were used.
While listening to this song, the happenings of a scene when
Tohoshinki were filming came to mind.
At that time, Jaejoong, who injured his leg during dance
practise, needed to use crutches to walk. There were photos of other
members helped him throughout the whole ordeal. Due to bad blood
circulation because of the injury, which caused swelling and pain,
Jaejoong also had to tolerate it all and force wear the shoes prepared
for the photoshoot. The interactions amongst them were all caught on the
The summer after
that, it was Yunho's turn to get injured on the leg during TVXQ's
Malaysia concert, which led to his absence in Tohoshinki's performance
in the A-Nation tour then.
"That was around the time of the 7th single, . was
our first single that got into the Oricon Weekly Charts! 6th! We were
all very happy about it. But it was a pity that Yunho hyung was unable
to perform with us on stage." - Junsu
After every A-Nation performance, 4 of them will
always give Yunho, who was admitted in Korea's hospital, an overseas
call, telling him everything that happened during the performance.
to the voices of the members gave me lots of strength. Really want to
join them… It was really very hard, at that time.
there was such an experience, when the 5 of us reunited after a long
time to perform (8th single, released Nov'2006), I felt happiness
when we performed together." - Yunho
was really a very difficult period of time for Yunho. But it was these
hardships that brought Tohoshinki a more profound friendship.
such situations, Tohoshinki attracted many with a very deep dance song,
. Their popularity in Japan started to rise. At the same time,
due to their Korea activities, they became very busy.
's PV shooting took place in Korea
due to their busy schedule.
Wanting to repay all those who
gave the 5 of them love and happiness, they continued to work hard at
any time, at anywhere.
"It is our mission to work hard in
order not to let those who had hopes and faith in us disappointed." -
With their continuous hard work
and their fans to back them up, the single