It’s a been a while after i wrote something like this. About Kpop and Jpop.
Recently, there a many korean groups debuted in Japan and the latest are KARA and SNSD. Both of them are famous outside Korea.So, what’s the matter?
Nope. i don’t have any problem with it since i’m not kpop fans. i just ignored it when i knew about it. But, there a few things that make me feel annoying.
When i read some articles posted about them, i’m getting sick of it. They keep saying kpop is blowing up, way better than jpop and bla bla bla…and all these things become more annoying when the group want to debut in Japan.
i don’t care if these groups gonna debut in Japan but one thing that i really cannot stand with is fans and media praised them too much! Some of the articles said that they are very famous and getting more popular then jpop group even before their single is released!!
it is not wrong if u want to give positive comments or praise them but don’t overdid it. i don’t know why people saying kpop is better than jpop. it is just because they are famous. not more than that.
SNSD for example, released GENIE which is their debuting single about a week ago. before it is released, there were many articles said they will surpass jpop group popularity. Promotion is everywhere. What can i say, they are getting too much attention.
Then, i checked their total sale for the first day it is released. they ranked #5 with the sale around 10k. Got top five is not bad but when the sale is compared, i think it is bad. i thought they could sold 50k-100k copies in the first day.
i’m not saying they are failed or not, since they just debuted but what i want to say here is, don’t make it BOOM! before u know the result. getting too much attention and just sold 10k copies? it is lame.
they are just debuted but why fans made it as if they have been in Japan industry for 10 years?? come on, this is Japan Industry. it is not easy as u think. Those people who said Jpop is suck or lower than kpop, please recheck it. They are 2nd largest industry after US!
u may say kpop is better, but if they are truly better than jpop, why they debuted in Japan? Why they couldn’t sell over 100k on the day it is released like jpop singer/group did? Even DBSK couldn’t outsell ARASHI.
most of korean groups today, they will directly translating the song to the japanese when they want to debut. it is what u called “way better than jpop”? why don’t they make another song that is original in japanese?
that’s why i’m pissed of it. in japan, there are not jpop only, but also jrock, j-reggae. j-hip hop and other indies band or singer which are hard to find in kpop. their music is solid, various and of course original. it is not easy to compete. there are also jrock groups that managed to sell 500k for the single.
can kpop groups do this? it is possible but with their music, i don’t know. korean groups lack of originality. just focus on choreography doesn’t mean anything.