U-KISS Chosen as Most Anticipated Star of 2012 in Japan
U-KISS was chosen as the most anticipated hallyu star of 2012 by a popular Japanese portal site.
A rep from U-KISS’ agency NH Media told enews on January 19, “U-KISS has been chosen as the best hallyu star of 2012 in the popular portal site Zappallas.”
For the chart, stars were ranked according to fortunes told by 100 famous fortune tellers based on 576 factors such as their zodiac signs, Chinese zodiac signs and blood types. U-KISS was chosen as the group, and members Kevin and Kiseop the individuals, that would be the most influential in 2012. Kevin topped the hallyu star chart, while U-KISS came in first on the group chart.
Since a drama and film about U-KISS will soon be produced in Korea and Japan, the group is expected to be able to appeal more to the Japanese public.
The rep said, “U-KISS is already well-known among overseas hallyu fans for their language skills in English, Japanese and Chinese, as they’ve previously even hosted a program that overseas in English. Because the group also has many fans not only in Japan but also Southeast Asia, many broadcasting companies and global marketing officials are showing interest.”
“The members are also receiving many love calls from films and musicals,” the rep added. “We’ll be setting up a solid album schedule in Korea to take place at the same time as the group’s Japanese promotions, and aim to score great results in Korea this year, also.”
U-KISS is currently visiting Japan to prepare for its Japanese album due out on February and its national Japan tour to be held in March. Members Dong Ho and Hoon are also busy filming for the drama Holy Land.
Photo credit: NH Media