The military enlistments of idol stars who are in their 20s, are continuing. There is no grief for fans any more, over the military enlistments of their oppas. They are putting forth special fanservices, like having their music be released to their wistful fans during their vacancies.
In particular, group JYJ is catching attention in their indisputable fanservice so that the gap of their enlistment cannot be felt. JYJ Kim Jaejoong, who’s in the middle of his military service currently, will be releasing his regular album on February 12th. Kim Jaejoong had even released a surprise new-released track on January 26th, his own birthday, ahead of his regular album. His regular album this time was filled with a special meaning, as a gift prepared for fans before he had enlisted.
Park Yuchun is in the middle of his military service as a public service worker currently; and had released an album with music recorded and laid out before he enlisted, and photos taken before he enlisted.
Park Yuchun’s first solo album ‘How Much Love Do You Have in Your Wallet’ that was released on the 18th last month, was filled with Park Yuchun’s heart that was sang with his smooth timbre and gave happiness to his fans.
To be able to see the whole image of group JYJ and its members who had suspended their activities for a while with the two members’ enlistment, a variety program came out.
Their agency C-JeS Entertainment had released the highlight video of JYJ’s Web variety ‘Fruitful Trip’ that include episodes of their variety challenges, since February 1st. JYJ’s candid and ordinary images –not their image while on stage and the [movie] screen– are contained in the videos. Shot as a form of real variety, you can watch the members’ chaotic but comical variety as they welcome a surprise 1-night-&-2-day vacation in these videos filmed back in March 2015, before Yuchun and Jaejoong had enlisted.
These videos are to quench the thirsts of fans who are looking forward to the image of JYJ doing activities together; by releasing, as fanservice, parts of the full-version video due to be released as a DVD.
Like this, Park Yuchun and Kim Jaejoong are catching attention with the active fanservice so that their hiatus cannot be felt. These sorts of activities (of theirs) already had been planned in a calm and orderly way from before they had enlisted.
A representative from their agency C-JeS Entertainment spoke to Star News: “Jaejoong and Yuchun, as JYJ members, have planned from before they enlisted for more than 2 years,” and, “Whether it is a DVD or a publication, or other things, they have thought about producing in advance and doing fanservice while they are in the army; even if they are inactive”.
Continuing, it was disclosed: “Although the preparatory period is for over 2 years, their music recordings, photo shootings and etc. were accomplished just before they enlisted into the army. The members have their wishes which they want to show their latest images, somehow, to their fans”.
In regards to the variety ‘Fruitful Trip’ that was released recently, it was added: “There were photos taken when they set out on the trip after their conscription had been decided, so they are more dear to the members,” and, “Since it will take a long time till they do activities as JYJ again, those moments filmed made them really happy”.
Meanwhile, the representative had reported about the statuses of Kim Jaejoong and Park Yuchun who are in the middle of their military services. Kim Jaejoong was in the middle of a cold weather training with the army recently. It was said Park Yuchun is doing his service faithfully, as well.