[10Asia] Cube’s Video Team Leader, “There are pressures to be funny”

What are the efforts put in by the video teams when producing a reality shot for idols? To know more of this, we have met up with Lee JiSun, the team leader of Cube Entertainment’s video team. Lee JiSun has been working with BTOB since 2011, and is the person for the birth of almost all BTOB’s videos.

The most important thing in video production is editing. Where do you place your focus in editing?
I don’t make BTOB funny. There are pressure for BTOB to be funny, so do I. I mainly elaborate on scenes that are funny. Since the members themselves have funny personalities, I tried to save that in the videos. Subtitles and sounds too, contains a ‘BTOB feel’. I want to show the dynamics when viewers read the subtitles,

If you were to choose the best video so far?
It would be ‘trying not to laugh’ game during ‘Thriller’ promotions. It was inspired from a video where mid-schoolers were trying not to laugh. The video was edited without subtitles but fans included subtitles in the video. Currently the video had 1.5m views. I’m really thankful to the fan who made it.

Fans’ re-edited the contents of the video is also an advantage of a reality show?
In the past, videos are wholly made up of behind the scenes clips. But with fans re-editing the videos, it creates a marketing effect in which we are greatly inspired from, thus we tried adding subtitles and sound effects to make it more exciting, like a variety program. ‘The Beat’ series started out like that too. There are many talents among fans too. We are aware that points which were not captured in the video was re-edited and eventually, showing the charms of the members. There are many times where fans discovered something exciting where I couldn’t see. It felt like there’s a cooperation built up between us. We get the ideas from fans, while also monitoring all videos made by fans.

As you film for the reality shows, you must have found more charms of the artists
That’s the reason why we developed into movie contents. For ‘I will be your Melody’s case, it was tailor made to enhance BTOB’s strength. We have pride in ‘I will be your Melody’. It is a program where BTOB really concentrate on. For the latest season, we intended to skip Sungjae’s cover since he was busy, but he said he wanted to do it first.

There must be vast volume of footage, it’s sad that not all can be shown.
There are many of those which were not aired. (Laugh). From ‘The Beat’, there are bonus cuts, including those makings that were not released but was revealed through a story-telling manner. Honestly, there are high volume of videos, but we can’t release all of them. We have chosen from the vast amount effectively.

There could be much changes with the increased usage of portal sites, internet and smartphones.
We are always keeping abreast of it. As the season upgrades, so are the members too, but we have to be upgraded too. In ‘The Beat’s case, we are taking a rest for this promotions, and we plan to release the videos in an ‘extra-cut’ manner. Like how ‘snack culture’ is growing, we will release videos of 3 to 5 minutes, little by little.

The video team must have worked a lot to make it funny.
When we were in Japan, there is a large grocery store called Don Quixote and there are many interesting props there. We brought the members there, and bought toys like mic and dodge ball with our personal budget. For more expensive items, we would claim from the company but we usually buy the smaller items. Regardless the size of the items, BTOB would just make full use of them. They are a team that can create laughter just with a piece of paper.

If you have a word to the fans who watch the videos?
We are working hard to upload more videos, so we hope that you won’t hate us. If we were to simply release all videos, it would not be a well-made video. We think a lot for BTOB as well. We will be doing better, so please look after prettily. We are doing it diligently. It won’t be done if we don’t have passion for it. We are happy when you leave comments like ‘ㅋㅋㅋ’

Give an advice to those who would want to venture into this field.
It is not an easy job. You will suffer even more if you come in just to look at celebrities. It would be great if you start out by loving videos (editing). Once you are longer in the industry, cooperating with the artists becomes important. If there is no cooperation, it would be awkward for the person filming, same goes to the person being filmed.

Cube is creating an in-house video system too. What would you hope from the company?
Due to tight schedules, there are many videos that were made under tense time constraint. It would affect the quality of the videos too. It would be a pity to rush for deadlines. We hope that they will be able to provide a little more time so that we can increase the quality of the videos. We hope they give the support to raise the quality of videos.

Lastly, what is the aim of the video team?
We dream of producing a solo variety show on broadcast with BTOB as the leads. For me, BTOB fills up the table, and I would just need to decorate it. (T/N: A proverb that says, not much needed to be done because it is prepared/provided)

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[OSEN] BTOB Fills Up 2-Hours Solo Concert with Skills and Dazzling Performances

Idol group BTOB hold their first ever concert two years after their debut in the entertainment industry. Towards this, the members expressed, “Safety is the most important aspect. We are touched to have our first concert. Let’s spend a good time.”

BTOB will be holding their concert, titled ‘Hello Melody’ today at Seoul Olympic Hall. They revealed that they will be singing ‘WOW’ and ‘Thriller’. “Safety comes first. Let’s not get hurt and have fun today”, they reiterated.

Debuted into their 2nd year, Eunkwang revealed that it is their first concert after 2 years and 7 months since their debut. “It’s a precious concert that means very much to us.”

Changsub said, “It’s a solo concert that we have waited for a very long time. As it is our first concert, we will work our very best for it.” IlHoon continued, “I think it’s a concert that can be done because of Melody. Thank you,” with his grateful gaze.

Eunkwang smiled as he showed his happiness, “I’m really happy. We shall spend a good time together!” and Sungjae too, “Many have come to support us. Our efforts paid off.” MinHyuk and Hyunsik further gave their greetings to their fans, “We’re touched and happy too!”

During the press conference held before the concert, leader Eunkwang explained, “We contributed each of our ideas and prepared earnestly for it. We worked very hard to bring great performances to those who have waited long enough for us” and “Although we’re nervous, we will do our best.”

He continued, “We have a strong passion for music. If you listen to all of our album tracks, you’ll see our developments through every of our self-composed songs. We are going towards the direction where we will explore deeper for our love for music.”

Hyunsik smiled as he added on, “The secret is with Cube” and Minhyuk agreed, “Rather than a secret, it’s our gratitude for our company. We are really grateful that we have this opportunity to hold our concert. Because there’s Cube, this concert is possible. And so, we are even thankful for this.”

When asked about BEAST, BTOB has revealed that they have tried very hard to differentiate themselves from their seniors.

Eunkwang stated, “BEAST-hyungs are really amazing as a group. When we watch at their performance, it will stay in your head for a very long time. At those times, it gives us the encouragement, especially to improve in our live skills. We often frustrated on how to differentiate ourselves from them.”

Hyunsik added, “BEAST are the beasts, while I think we are slightly livelier.”

The seven members appeared on stage in their black suits and danced to ‘WOW’ and ‘Thriller’, heating up the atmosphere of the venue. They followed with a greeting as they expressed their grateful hearts to fans who have supported them tonight. BTOB continued to grab the loves of all with their skillful performances, as they prove their capabilities through this concert.

Other than performing group tracks like, ‘Irresistible Lips’, ‘When I was your man’, ‘I Don’t Know’, ‘You are my Angel’, ‘I Know Nothing But Love’, ‘Star’ and ‘Never Ending’, the members also showcase themselves with solo stages.

Peniel flaunted his manliness with a sexy performance, especially dancing the ‘American Dance’ with female dancers. Jung IlHoon harmonizes with Joo with ‘LOVE’. He showed his ‘Hip Hop Kiyomi’ with his freestyle raps. Lee MinHyuk sang self-composed song titled ‘Do You Know Who Am I’, proving his rapping skills.

Meanwhile, vocal line Yook Sungjae took on a stage that shows a different side of himself. He sang Kim BumSoo’s ‘Please’, serenading the fans on the audience seats. Eunkwang sang ‘Like That Day’. moreover, Eunkwang and Sungjae performed a duet stage with PSY’s ‘Gentleman’, creating a sea of laughter among fans.
Through this solo concert, BTOB once again captured the hearts of their fans with exceptional skills and interesting dance performances. Days after their concert, the seven members will be leaving for Japan for their Japanese single ‘WOW’. Even before their official debut in Japan, BTOB has taken over Towers Records with their single charting at #1.

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[10Asia] BTOB, You are So Fly! – Interview

Idol group BTOB has recently kickstarted promotional activities for their 5th mini album titled ‘MOVE’. Whenever you take a closer listen to BTOB’s album, you will find charms in each of the album track. The members showcased their solid skills and even personally made these songs, proving their effort to produce an authentic album. BTOB are often related to key words like ‘Rascals’, but they expressed their determination to be ‘rascals that have fun with music’. On 10th October, prior to their comeback stage on ‘Music Bank’, we took some time to meet up with them.

Q. Please express your comeback thoughts.
Seo Eunkwang: We are happy that we can once again stand on stage after ‘Beep Beep’ promotions. Whenever we make our comeback, our fans would always wait for us, and gave their cheers, which made us feel that ‘It’s a good thing we’ve became singers’, ‘We are singers to our bones’

Q. You guys held fansigns all over Korea on your first comeback week. When was your most inspiring moment?
Seo Eunkwang: Whenever we go for outdoor fansigns, we felt touched when people passing by recognised us. Even though it was like ‘Oh! That’s the guy!’…
Yook Sungjae: It’s Yook Sungjae! Kang MinGu! Yook Duck!
Seo Eunkwang: There are some that would ask, ‘Isn’t that the Gag Monkey?’ Haha. Many started to recognize us and our names. Somehow, I felt motivated.
Im Hyunsik: We can obviously reach out closer to fans.

Q. Were there any touching moments when you prepare for this album?
Yook Sungjae: We were touched to have the Ssom and Ssam cast to make a special appearance in our ‘You are So Fly’ Music Video.

Q. Were there any touching moments with the members?
Yook Sungjae: I don’t think that exists. Hahaha!
Lee Changsub: There was~ I told you to ‘have strength’ during our promotions, didn’t I?
Yook Sungjae: When did you say that!
Jung IlHoon: I was moved when we won #1 on the physical chart.

Q. At which aspect have you developed yourselves, as compared to previous album?
Jung IlHoon:  I think I am much relaxed when I’m on stage now.
Yook Sungjae: Peniel-hyung’s parts have increased, I think that’s what have changed the most!
Seo Eunkwang: That’s true. If you watch our performance, Peniel appeared a lot on camera.
Peniel: If we were cool rascals last time, I would say we are much brighter and livelier rascals now.

Q. If you were to name the highlight of the performance?
Yook Sungjae:
Our point choreograph is obvious. It’s easy to folow and (the song) is addictive to listeners’ ears. By putting two hands together, which signifies ‘feeling touched’, and you sing ‘You’re So Fly~’

Q. The members have been having individual activities in different area too. MinHyuk’s appearance on ‘EcoVillage – Merry House’ is currently on air now. So how do you feel about it?
Lee MinHyuk: Whenever we had interview session on the show, I see myself without anything and my red face. That’s when I would remember how tough it was. The crew and I were so close together, like family. It’s a program that expose ourselves to new people, therefore I’m even thankful for the opportunity.

Q. Seo Eunkwang , do you have any plans in musical activities? If so, what role would you wish to play?
Seo Eunkwang: Personally I really like musical actor Park EunTae-nim. When I was studying in high school, I was first exposed to Park EunTae-nim’s musical, especially the song where he sings ‘Notre Dame de Paris’. I want to appear as part of the cast of ‘Notre Dame de Paris’, but it seems too early for me now. I want to challenge various production and gain more experience first.

Q. What would you say about your latest album?
Seo Eunkwang: We hope that everyone will take a listen at all the tracks included in the album, aside from just the title track.
Im HyunSik: We have also included three self-composed songs. We would be happy to be a singer whose all album tracks will be listened to.

Q. You will be holding your first solo concert from October 31st to November 1st. Please give us a few spoilers?
Im Hyunsik: It’s a touching stage! Haha.
Yook Sungjae: We will be singing all title tracks.
Lee Changsub: You are already revealing too much!
All: All of them have been revealed!! Haha. We also have some songs that will be revealed for the first time!

Q. There isn’t much before we conclude this year. Are there any goals to achieve within this period?
Im Hyunsik: We want to prepare diligently for our first solo concert and hopefully, we would achieve some great results. We are having talks of our next album already, we will try our best to reach out to everyone with a more amazing and grown look.

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[VOGUE] ‘Nine Boy’ Ambitious 19 year old Yook Sungjae

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Yook Sungjae is the youngest – be it within BTOB, or during ‘Vogue’ photoshoot with Oh JongSe and Kim YoungKwang, he’s always the youngest. Yet, he would greet everyone the earliest. Yook Sungjae who has yet to get his name out, is more famously known as ‘Seo InGuk lookalike’. Sharp jawline and his slight smiles are indeed a similarity with Seo InGuk.

Still, even for viewers who watched all episodes of ‘Reply 1994’, they may not remember Yook Sungjae’s face. Yook Sungjae took part in ‘Reply 1994’,  though  it was at most 3 minutes. He played the role of Go Ara’s brother SsukSsukie. His scenes include walking into the room with a bag  and having a conversation with his girlfriend at a cafe. But such small efforts were worth it. He is now the main cast of ‘Nine Boy’. He plays the role of the active and passionate 19 year old Kang MinGu, one out of four of the ‘nine’ boys. “Writer-nims encouraged me to go all out. So, I wasn’t that bad in ‘Reply 1994’, right? (Laughs)” Although he is still at his stage where each and every word is filled with cautious and humility, he’s a person who does not simply back off when it comes to greed and aspiration.

This part of Yook Sungjae rhymes so much to Kang MinGu. He’s filled with a little over-dramatic and cute sense, but also armed with various sense of humor – that is Yook Sungjae himself. “When I read the scenarios, I would often imagine myself as that character. Of course, I wanted to do well. I’m like myself when there are some ‘crazy’ scenes. I’m a little impatient, and couldn’t stay still… which is similar to my character too.”

Still, there are some differences. Yook Sungjae is an on-the-spot type of person, as compared to Kang MinGu who practices himself to the best before every match. As a BTOB member too, Yook Sungjae performed better on stage rather than during practice sessions. “I’m the type that work better when there’s audience. I might make mistakes during rehearsals, but never during live shows. Even if I did make a mistake, I would pretend I didn’t. (Laughs)”

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Therefore, he has lesser worries on his first lead role. Rather than being anxious, he practice to hold control over his first ever romance act. “I have a love line with A Pink’s Chorong noona. I’ve met Chorong noona 5 years ago since our trainee times, and because of that, I’m a little worried if I don’t feel the ‘flutter-ness’ when I act with her. When there were serious scenes, I and Chorong noona would most probably burst out laughing.” Of course, this is a step all rookies have to take at first. Manager-nim who was previously a Judo player helped in Sungjae’s physic. After every shoot, the director would look for him and asked if there’s any room for improvement. Although it’s just another idol-turned-actor, Yook Sungjae is extremely serious about it. BTOB, the group he is in, is a fun and lively boy group. They were firstly nominated as #1 with ‘Beep Beep’, a song that is filled with senses. After the shoot, Yook Sungjae would return to his dorm where all members sleep in a room. “We can’t brag. It doesn’t suit us too. (Laughs)” Yook Sungjae is indeed a humorous person. He’s always answering with laughters. To have acting schedules in parallel with his idol life, it must be hard for him. But rather than expressing these tough challenges, his greed stood out more than that.

“I want to be a good singer. I wanted to act very much too. It’s my first acting and I felt that it suits me very well”.  Although he said, “My elder sister loves to doll me up, and because of that, I felt like I’m a celebrity”, in reality, it was his efforts that have brought him to where he is today. Together with ‘Nine Boy’, Yook Sungjae will be standing on stage as a BTOB member with a new song in September. Group activities will always be  group activities. Acting and individual schedules will be another exciting chapter for him. Although he is now spending busy days to raise awareness about his group, the starting phase is always the hardest and the most important phase, especially for Yook Sungjae who just turned 20. He said he wanted to be the position where his role model, JYJ’s Park YooChun, is at. This is indeed something achievable for him.

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[10Asia] Cube artists and their earnest sincerity for Lou Gehrig disease

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In order to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig disease, the ice bucket challenge has been a wide trend lately. The ice bucket challenge was initiated by America Lou Gehrig Association (ALS) in order to help patients diagnosed with the disease. The event started in America in July but became a global movement, including Korean artists, such as Choi MinSik, Yoo JaeSuk participated in it. 24 hours after being nominated, the nominee will have to pour ice water or donate USD 100 to the association. He/she can then call out 3 names to continue the campaign.

As the event proceeds, it has raised good responses as celebrities take on the challenge and/or donate to the association. Although some did take it as a joke or as a publicity stunt, celebrities that are sincere in their delivery of these meaningful messages have gained attention.

Among many of them, artists of Cube Entertainment have raised awareness in a different way. Singer-cum-actor Rain participated in the ice bucket challenge on the 23rd of August, and have also decided to donate 100 million Won for the research of ALS disease. In the video of him taking on the ice bucket challenge, he revealed, “My teacher and father-like person who has made me into where I am today is fighting the disease in his third year” and, “I frustrated on how I could help him as an expression of my gratitude and thankful heart” and with that reason, he had revealed to had donated 100 million Won instead of 100 dollar.

The person who Rain mentioned was none other than Cube Entertainment’s President Hong SeungSong. President Hong started his management experience since in the 1990s with Lee Yerin, which had soon led him to be a co-representative of JYP Entertainment. After leaving JYP Entertainment, he then moved on to establish Cube Entertainment, and has held the president position till of now. Diagnosed with Lou Gehrig Disease, he has raised artists BEAST, 4minute, G.NA, BTOB and more who are under the label company.

The incident of President Hong having Lou Gehrig disease had to be handled cautiously, and Cube artists have participated in activities regarding to rare diseases including Lou Gehrig, expressing their sincere heart in a quiet manner. Cube Entertainment has always donate to patients having rare diseases under the names of their artists. But because President Hong’s condition (of having Lou Gehrig Disease) was never officially announced, the donations were never made known intentionally. It was however, well known among young students who have rare diseases. Among many of these activities, BEAST were reported attending the graduation ceremony of ‘Korea’s Hawkings’, patients who are studying while receiving respiratory treatment (for Lou Gehrig Disease) . BEAST members have personally met up with a teenager battling with the same disease, and were even appointed ambassador for a Respiratory Rehabilitation Center.

Because of that, the ice bucket challenge that helps to fund for Lou Gehrig research, has become a point where Cube artists can express their hearts earnestly. Cube artists have participated in the ice bucket challenge and were always nominating fellow Cube artists as the next challenger. BEAST Yoon Doojoon chose BTOB Seo Eunkwang, while Seo Eunkwang chooses A Pink Bomi, A Pink chooses G.NA and Rain, further raising the wave of the ice bucket challenge among fellow colleagues. They chose each other not because they were colleagues, but as a way to express their sincere heart and respect for President Hong SeungSong.

Their sincere thoughts can be seen in their videos. The whole member of A Pink courteously wore black shirts in their ice bucket challenge video. NaEun took the chance to say, “We hope that there is a recovery method that will treat patients soon”, while Rain even donated generously for the research of ALS disease.

The staff from Cube entertainment, too, have plans to raise more awareness for the campaign. Representatives from Cube Entertainment expressed, “Cube artists have a different heart towards Lou Gehrig Disease” and, “In the future too, we will bring the campaign, including this ice bucket challenge to another practical level.” Cube artists have shown their sincerest and earnest sides more than anyone else in the campaign, as it reflects their true inner thoughts.

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[Newsen] ‘Hitmaker’ Big Bottle’s unexpected popularity! Even producers are surprised!

Recently, MBC Variety Program ‘Hitmaker’ has been making highlights as they produce group ‘Big Bottle’, which consists members YookDuk (BTOB Yook Sungjae), WangKong (GOT7 Jackson), DulBaekGi and HyukDdi (VIXX N and Hyuk).

* Stage names and their meanings:
YookDuk: Six Virtues
WangKong: King Kong
DulBaekGi: White Stone
HyukDdi: Chinese Zodiac Hyuk

The center of ‘Showtime’ and ‘Hitmaker’ is none other than Yoon MiJin PD. Starting off as spin-off of ‘Weekly Idol’, the great responses from the show proved its growing success. Bound to air its last episode on 19th August, Yoon MiJin PD had a simple interview with Newsen.

▲ Where did you get the idea of producing a program of a different concept with Jung HyungDon and Defcon?

– As we shoot for ‘Weekly Idol’, Jung HyungDon and Defcon delivered their ‘needs’ for producing. We talked and laughed about it comfortably, and there’s how the birth of this program. Also, both of them are easy around idol groups, so we were curious of the outcome if they gather members from different groups. Coincidentally, it falls on the same year as ‘Weekly Idol’ 3rd anniversary, so it’s not that bad of a plan to promote this variety.

▲Yook Sungjae, Jackson, N and Hyuk have been selected as members for ‘Big Bottle’, were there any special reasons?
– BTOB, GOT7 are idols that grab the most attention on ‘Weekly Idol’, They were nominees for the show and they came together after some coordination in their schedules. As the shoot goes on, their chemistry became better than expected, and we are glad that they fit well. Jackson has been an eye-catching friend on Weekly Idol, all producers have unanimously chose Jackson. He’s always creating funny episodes with HyungDon too.

▲VIXX has never been on Weekly Idol though.
– That’s true, they couldn’t appear on ‘Weekly Idol’ broadcast due to their busy schedule. But, VIXX are friends that have quite a strong potential, and their fandom is one of the most stable fandoms among rookie groups. We hope that they will have the chance to be on ‘Weekly Idol’ through this program.

▲ Big Bottle’s dedicated looks on broadcast left a strong impression.
– For promoting idol groups to appear on ‘Hitmaker’, it is indeed a tough choice to make. As they appear on broadcast, we feel thankful that they did it diligently. Yook Sungjae has a really strong passion for ‘Big Bottle’ and shows committed effort in it. N and Hyuk challenged an unfamiliar concept, but we thank them for making it interesting. Jackson, on the other hand, easily lifts the mood up with his free and wild style, and we’re happy and thankful for that.

▲ ‘Big Bottle’ fancafe has reached more than ten thousand members. Did you expect this influence?
– I’m quite surprised too. We didn’t expect that the response would be that big. The producer team were having thoughts when we first started this program, ‘hopefully the cast would participate interestingly’, ‘We hope it won’t be a disadvantage to promoting groups.’ Therefore, we were extra meticulous about it. But with fans great responses, we are extremely grateful.

▲ You will be releasing ‘Stress Come On’ on 20th August afternoon. Do you expect good results on music charts?

– ‘Hitmaker’ will be airing the MV on 19th August alongside its last episode, and release on music charts the next day. It’s not easy to predict regarding the music chart, but we hope that it will receive the same amount of attention from fans as on the music charts. We don’t think it will ‘explode’ onto charts. Nevertheless, if it reached top spot, we would be happy.

▲ Some are asking if they would go on music stations, like Show Champion.

– We talked about going on music shows during our planning stage, but it is difficult to coordinate all schedules from three groups. Perhaps they may have their debut-cum-goodbye stage on ‘Weekly Idol’. About going on broadcast if they achieve #1 on music charts… well that.. I don’t know too.

▲They were talks about a series (of ‘Hitmaker’) to be a fixed program on TV broadcast.

– There’s nothing firm we can say right now. It’s difficult to be part of the fixed programs, but it’s possible for a continuous series during holiday seasons. We are discussing it positively. It is possible for members to change too – be it, existing members, totally new members or changes in some members. The thoughts of the existing members are important too. There are various possibilities to this.

▲ You are grateful towards MC Jung HyungDon and Defcon

– That’s true. The members of Big Bottle did well, but MC Jung HyungDon and Defcon put in lots of effort in various parts. Although it is a 4-episode program, they have participated in the concept, as well as producing and writing for Big Bottle’s title track. Both of them are always dedicated colleagues, and we are even thankful for them. It feels like we have to deliver our heart to them.

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[TV Daily] BTOB Yook Sungjae transforms from Boy to Man in ‘Nine Boy’

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Idol group BTOB member Yook Sungjae has turned into young Judo man. He has raised attention for stripping away from ‘flower boy idol’ as he now emancipates manlier charms with his new transformation.

Yook Sungjae will be playing the role of  Kang MinGoo in tvN’s Friday-Saturday drama ‘Nine Boy’. Kang MinGoo is a young man that wish to further his studies in a university that is famous for its Judo club.

Kang MinGoo is a 19 year-old who wish to be a manly and sexier guy . His role describes one of the most important crisis a 19-year old guy will face.

In order to portray the character well, it was revealed that Yook Sungjae went for Judo practices diligently. His agency spoke to TV Daily, “He had practiced really hard on Judo skills even before the shooting starts. You’ll definitely feel a different charm as compared to his current image.”

Previously, Yook Sungjae plays Go Ara’s younger brother, SsukSsukie, in ‘Reply 1994’. He had appealed with both cute and playful charms then. This time round, anticipation is flying high for his transformation and upgraded acting skills.

This drama production is scripted by Park Yoomi who has written for KBS ‘Sponge’ and MBC ‘We Got Married 4’. Famous Yoo HakChan PD also participated in this drama. Yoo PD took part in the well-known production ‘Reply 1994’  last year and has therefore heightened attention for his next production, ‘Nine Boy’.

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