SNSD’s Girls’ Domination Task to be completed in Japan is mission accomplished. Of course, there’s more to do in Japan, but what I mean by this is that they’ve succeeded so quickly in their promotions in Japan. It’s just incredible! With the astonishing responses from endless SNSD fans in Japan, including the numerous positive feedback given by fan accounts from SNSD’s showcase concert and japanese celebrities, SNSD’s Asian Empire is expanding at a rapid rate. Success is how you would describe and define SNSD.
They’re simple, yet the most unique and different girls’ group existing today. The Girls’ each have their own unique talents, yet they remain incomplete without each member. They have their imperfections, but it is these that make them even stronger and admired for. They are purely cute, when they don’t have to deliberately overact it. Their style of fashion is admirable; though even with the simplest clothing they look almost perfect. They are sexy, even if they accidentally make mistakes during their performances. SNSD is NOW and FOREVER, despite the many sexy and/or cute girl groups out there.
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Since their debut, SNSD’s colonisation in Asia remains an absolutely remarkable achievement noted down in music history. Like DBSK and Kara in their previous debut in Japan, SNSD has invaded into the ORICON Charts. SNSD was ranked 3rd place with their Japan DVD. This rank then boosted up to 2nd place on the 11th of August on the day of sale. Now, SNSD’s release of the Genie (Japanese) MV has exemplified their popularity in Japan. Remember the map that depicted SNSD’s Asia Colonisation? Click here to see it again. Well, aren’t we all curious where SNSD will ‘hunt’ next? Ironically, all fans representing their country are willing to be preyed upon (evident in the comments section). It’s like a vampire effect – there is repulsion and attraction. Theoretically speaking, us ‘victims’ are supposed to be repelling against a deadly and inevitable spell; yet we are all willing to be ‘preyed upon’ by SNSD’s domination. Why? Well, I do not think I need to explain this because it’s kind of obvious, don’t you think? 😀
As we can see from the Wonder Girls, they have produced Korean, Chinese AND English covers of their songs. Is it also likely that SNSD will do the same? Does this mean SNSD might head for USA next? We do not know, nor do we have any evidence at the moment. But hey, anything is possible. With Tiffany and Jessica being American, SNSD debuting an English version of their songs would definitely be a success.
But going back to their Japanese debut (trying not to go off on a tangent here), just viewing approximately 4 minutes of their Japanese Genie video has meant possibly 4 months of hard work from the Girls’. They say “what you see in a moment is equivalent to a lifetime’s work”. SNSD’s Japanese pronunciations aren’t 100% as fluent as other Japanese artists, but they do sound perfectly fine and they sang the song very well.
Just take a few seconds to imagine this. Imagine you are a member of SNSD, and you’re filming the Genie MV in Korean. You’d have to repeat the dance at least 8-10 times. Then, you would be performing the song many times on stage. NOW, you have to redo the MV and sing a Japanese version. It’s a different MV, a different (thought kind of similar to the original) concept. You’ll have to repeat the dance AGAIN for several times, and with the amount of pressure in the Japanese industry and the high expectations from the public, you will have to work extremely hard. You have to pronounce and get the Japanese words right. THEN you film it in 3D = another MV. TIRING? Of course. So when we watch their MV’s again and listen to this Japanese version of Genie, keep in mind that they’ve worked incredibly hard. SNSD’s hard work has definitely paid off, though. Their success in Japan is just amazing.
Here’s some videos that show the girls’ speaking Japanese live. If you haven’t come across these yet, then take a look. They sound pretty fluent in Japanese. If you have, then why not indulge yourself with their amazing voices once again?
Special Note: Not trying to be biased, but Yuri’s Japanese voice in this video is just amazing.
For the Taengoo & Hyoyeon lovers out there: this video is so sweet. Their Japanese sounds really good in my opinion. 😛
SNSD’s Genie in 3D? At the moment, we’ve got two versions of the Korean version being in 3D. Whilst we await for the JAPANESE version in 3D, let’s have a look at these ones.
Note: you need the ‘red and blue’ 3D glasses for the Korean version.
Have a look and see which one you think looks better 😀
Korean 3D version:
You don’t have to wear the 3D glasses for this one 😀 (tried getting clearer version)
Credits: Kanki @ Soshified; Taeng019, kookkai359, sinkaadamka, TheSoneSource12 @ youtube.com
Written by: Annabananaz@snsdkorean.wordpress.com
I like both SNSD genie…
But I have to say I LOVE the new 3D version of Genie more!!
Right now it’s Girls Generation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
awesome stuff… they are going to be #1 in Japan in no time… then they’ll be back in Korea still#1… and hey you never know they may go to other areas as well (US? hehe)
but this 3d talk really irks me…
The Japanese 3D version isn’t really 3d. It may have been captured with cameras to make it 3d ready, but what is being shown is a regular fullHD (which is Samsung’s way of saying or HD is better than anyone elses, which i think i have to agree.)
The Korean 3D version is old 3d generation usage, and can probably be done by anyone with knowledge of how that optical illusion worked. The red and blue glasses aren’t used anymore for 3d, they found a new way to do and James Cameron invested a lot of money to make it better and cheaper for film makers to make it.
Samsung has those really expensive TVs that make any 3d ready media possible to seen in 3d (computers already have the power to do so, just so you know) Have you ever taken your 3d glasses inside of a movie theater? It looks all blurry right; thats what the samsung tv is doing. And new, clear, glasses are being used along with the tv to see it in 3d.
So the video may be 3d ready, but what you see isnt 3d. I really hate this whole 3d trend thats going on, but maybe the next thing will be real 3d.
OH another cool fact, there’s some new 3d tech being used for the Nintendo3DS, You don’t need glasses, but the things don’t “pop out” like with the other 3D tech; it now shows depth. Interesting stuff.
I like the 3D version much better too!!! But….I dont want the girls to go to US…..I dont know….too much racism and criticsm there :S…..
Btw do they have a fancafe or something in Japaan?
I don’t know but the US doesn’t really stand out for me….. I don’t wants the girls to be like Wonder girls..
They’re hardly in Korea.. And I want my girls to stay!!
IKR.. The 3D version didn’t look really 3D to me, but I just like it better..!
Da Fool said:
Woots!!! They are coming Singapore!!! wahahahaha…although it’s not their own concert but a Kpop night concert with 5 other bands, WOOOO!!!
Yes…domination is what SNSD is all about :)…
What 3d glasses work? Te new ones from the cinema you get when you watch films, the paper one with blue an red or the ones for the sanding 3d tv?
Just because you mentioned in passing about doing English versions… that would be interesting, but unless it flew off the shelves it would be a bit of an egg in the face – and it’d have to fly off the shelves even in places without large concentrations of Kpop fans, too. So they could, I guess, make some small project in English, but I think it’s too soon to make a serious stride into America yet.
Yeah, aside from what the Wonder Girls said on that show with Taeyeon, music culture in America is pretty different from Asia (and its respective cultural regions – East, South, Southeast, Middle). Quite frankly all their cute songs would be niche in America, and I don’t think the ballads would inspire a strong response – so right now, there are only a handful of songs that wouldn’t elicit a “funny Asian music” knee-jerk response. They can continue to do the occasional festival or concert, but I think it’d be a giant gamble, requiring a massive and lengthy commitment – including an image change – to do something serious in the US. The image thing is pretty big – there’s a really (openly) predatory sexual attitude towards female celebrities in America, so there’s a pretty big cultural divide to bridge right there, not only for the Girls to adjust to and appeal to Americans, but it would also illicit a response from their Asian fans and… there’d be a lot to consider.
Also, speaking of tiring, they’d have to devote long stretches of time in America (away from their Asian bases) because of the distance. Lastly, if I can generalize American music fans, the broad groups I can think of are the art music snobs, music industry snobs, country fans, “urban” fans and alternative fans, and I don’t think any of them would be terribly receptive in large numbers. Obviously there are fans like myself in the States, but we’re already fans and already buy SNSD stuff. For all our talk of cultural openness and the melting pot thing, Americans are actually pretty culturally arrogant.
I sure hope SNSD will still be #1 in Korea. The future is unclear since Big Bang -a heavy weight Korean boy band veteran will be coming back sometime this October or November. Big bang currently holds the second largest fanbase. They’ve been away from Korea for two years now but instead of losing fans, they just earned more ever since their success in Japan. They took home a triple crown (three big awards) during the MTV Japan Awards and achieved many more accomplishments after that. I love SNSD but Big Bang wasn’t there to compete with them last year for the awards so I’m not sure if SNSD will still be #1 this coming end of the year awards. We’ll see how their comeback turns out.
you can’t take the california out of fany. NEVER 😀
i agree…SNSD has a huge fanbase outside of Korea, but I don’t think the U.S. isn’t open to their stuff yet. as much as i love these girls, i wouldn’t wanna see them heartbroken and struggling to make a name for themselves(just like how JYP’s handeling the WG) in the U.S., especially now that there’s so many new artists emerging in the industry. for now, japan is a good target…it is the second largest music industry in the world (2nd only to the U.S. of course).
BTW: i love how the writer emphasize on how hard the girls worked to make “Genie” an amazing song. i know a lot of people are complaining about the pronunciation, but we have to see the fact that besides Sooyoung, none of the girls are Japanese speakers to begin with. so for a beginner they still managed to pull it off despite the little obvious, japanese are horrible at pronouncing non-japanese songs, so i don’t know why the antis are bitching :(. i remember seeing SMAP vs SMAP, and they had Black Eyed Peas as the guests performers. SMAP members sang with them, and it was a disaster because they have such bad accents.
omgee now i have to go buy some 3D glasses lol, and no please stay in korea snsd i live in the US as much as i’d love to see them live^.^ i don’t think it would be the right move. don’t want them to end up like WG
wow the 3-D version is really good!! And their japanese is jjang!!! You can’t even tell it’s their second language (sort to speak)
i thought i’d share this…lets all pretend that we where at the showcase and actually seeing the girls live:
i’ll post the other half when its available 🙂
Too bad I don’t have any 3D glasses…but I don’t really care all that much for 3D. So far, the 3D stuff I’ve seen isn’t worth it. I can’t wait for real 3D things though.
I hope they do well in Japan–though it seems like they already are! ^__^
I like the new Korean music video and Japanese video much, much better than the original. Also, I think the new Japanese lyrics are much better. Gets the genie theme across more clearly and it feels less creepy and slightly more like a love song than the original Korean lyrics. Too bad the Japanese one doesn’t have a story like the Korean one! If I were the manager, I’d flip it around so that the Japanese release gets the story version and the new Korean one is the dance-oriented Japanese version! xD Oh well. I also thought they’d reuse the same costumes, but they’re getting new ones. (Which is awesome because SooYoung looked smoking hot in the 3-photo-thing she got in the Japanese-version-music-video).
I wonder how long they’ll be promoting for? And what song they’ll use next if they’re super successful? (Fingers crossed.)
Where can i get those 3D glasses? I got to see the video in 3D!!!
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justina LT said:
I really want them to come to Lithuania or event Europe !! love them so much ! :3
tiffany’s japanese is GREAT..
when she said, “minna-san, honto ni atsui desu kedo..daijoubu desukaaa???~~”
she pronounce it clearly..superb..<3
Hey guys. The 3D Glasses aren’t specifically for sale or anything (for Genie MV) , but I think you can get them from 3D movies at the cinema? Or perhaps some shops sell it, I dunno. :S
Just hope that SNSD’s gonna beat up Justin Bieber BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHA xD
sorry for the bieber fans 😛 no offense
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@ Mongrolian: I definitely agree with you. U.S. music fans are more arrogant than Asian.
The cultural difference is too wide. Why so rush into the U.S.?
I don’t wanna see our cute, humble, and adorable girls ended in American music industry
become some sort of (sorry) sex symbol or such things, like most of their female celebrities and artists.
Even we could see in American MV, especially R&B MVs, a bit nudity is almost a requirement.
Please, don’t make we, the devoted SONEs disappointed.
We’ll lost our dorky but lovely nine girls. That would be a huge disappointment, a huge disaster.
You still have a lot of fans in Asia, whom you haven’t visited yet. Like Indonesia.
My country are already drifted by the Korean Wave. Coming here is better.
tiffany japanese is ❤