It kinda feels like their existence will be terminated from history at this rate
I believe that K-Pop's roots can be traced back to when Namie Amuro left such a huge impression when she performed in Korea, and everyone just tried to copy her. But when they started coming to Japan, their style was a bit different already from what was the trend here where the likes of Perfume, AKB, and MomoClo are the ones that are popular.
I don't know anyone other than KARA and Girls Generation
Their girl groups were battered by AKB, finished off by MomoClo, and then E-girls just took all of their fans away.
That's exactly how it felt
They just used money and paid the whole world to give them exposure.
No money, no honey.
They're under Japanese record labels, produced by Japanese producers, their songs made by Japanese composers, and dances choreographed by the Japanese too, but they're called K-Pop.
Well, it seems like they are about to be expelled from Japan but it also looks like Japan will be expelled from the whole of Asia.
The way all the Yoshimoto talents praised KARA and Girls Generation at one point was horrible.
It was probably a business order and that was their job, but they all just lacked ethics.
Even MAX was better when it came to singing and dancing
They're all copycats with zero originality so they were probably at their limit
Fuji TV hyped them too much and, as a result, are also taking the damage.
Nowadays, I think their songs are just being played in Shin Okubo's railroad station LOL
I think it's foolish of them to think that they're still at the top despite their dramas and their music lagging behind the times
Similar faces, similar dancing.
Of course people will get tired of them.
I think that the male groups are still popular.
It might be impossible for the girl groups though.
I still see them on TV but I don't feel anything anymore towards them.
It seems that there are still some radio stations though that are still pushing for them.
Do you guys only watch TV? They're filling up domes, you know.
Even ICONIQ disappeared in the blink of an eye
I think they've already planted their roots and are still here, it's just that they haven't been going all out in promoting anymore.
Because their ace is this disgusting old pig LOL
The group members just don't seem to have any individualism.
The K-pop boom might have been able to continue if they had at least one artistwho was like Namie Amuro.
They probably lost fundings now that they have a different president
Up until a while back, all these Japanese talents kept saying "Korea this, Korea that", then it all just came to a halt.
Now, they're all saying "MomoClo this, MomoClo that".
I heard that K-Pop is declining even in Korea
If you don't like them, don't listen to them
I don't see anything wrong with K-Pop leaving Japan while other Asian countries are still welcoming them. They'll probably go away from those countries too in 2 years' time. Then maybe they'll go to Africa next.
Even the people who used to scream and go wild 2 years ago whenever they'd hear the word 'Korea' are saying "Oh Korean? No thanks..." nowadays. I seriously want to gather them up and tell them "See?"
80% of their global sales are from Japan? So will they even survive if they're not appreciated in Japan anymore?
Johnny's wasn't able to prevent the male groups from invading Japan. That's why they're still here.
They only have about 3 different facial patterns
A lot of different groups debuted in Japan 2 years ago. It looks like there's none left, huh?
Doesn't Korea have any bands or mixed male and female groups?
I only see dancers coming out of them.
These groups don't have any distinct characteristics. All their songs are also pretty similar.
I kinda liked BOA during her time here though.
I heard that she did some anti-Japan stuff when she went back there so it's impossible for me to like her now.
True, all these celebrities just started chanting MomoClo these days, replacing how they used to talk about K-Pop.
I actually liked them before they came to Japan.
I started from Kilots, though.
Girls Generation's first album was amazing.
For KARA, "Pretty Girl" is the best.
Is it true that the talents earned JPY 5,000 for each time they mentioned the name of Girls Generation on TV?
They disappeared all at once from the morning TV shows
- ほぼBIG BANG一強になった
Now, it's almost as if BIG BANG is the only strong one left.
You can't take the fangirls of that group lightly.
But WOWOW is going to broadcast Girls Generation's concert and has been promoting them, so they're still popular to some extent.
I think one of the reasons why the K-Pop idols aren't popular is because of the long training period. That's why they don't have young 14~16 year olds, which I think is the reason why they haven't clicked here.
I know more of the songs from the female units, but for some reason, the male units are the ones doing well.
I heard that fangirls don't leave that easily once they cling on
Am I the only one who thinks that they shouldn't come to Japan and sell their products if they hate Japan that much?
KARA and T-ARA have a few cute ones, but they're basically the "cool" type.
Japan likes the lolita-looking ones, though.
But K-Pop is far more popular in Southeast Asia compared to J-Pop. The K-Pop singers and groups all go there, perform concerts, appear on TV, and promote their stuff a lot so the local citizens there think that these people can easily be reached. There's no helping it if you compare one that comes a lot from the other that doesn't come at all.
Country boundaries are irrelevant when it comes to songs and dramas. The good ones are still good, while the bad ones are still bad. There are times when their talents sing better songs than AKB.
LOLing at how PSY is being blatantly ignored in Japan.
People here are only after the ones who have good looks.
I do find it amazing as to how some of these K-POP singers even learn to speak Japanese to a certain extent.
Even if they're just doing it for business to earn money.
Whenever I see their nice dancing, I do understand that they must have practiced hard to be able to do that.
But I don't feel anything more than that.
Well, Girls Generation and KARA did have some impact when they first appeared, but then everything that came afterwards was just too similar.
I think Girls Generation who made Japan a stepping stone but flopped in the US will disband soon.
KARA on the other hand are only plying their trade in Japan so they might stick around a bit longer.
Girls Generation's 1st album was pretty good.
It was like a modern remake of speed's "Starting Over".
- 最近のBoA 生歌
Boa's recent live singing
I don't care if they remain active in Japan, but I got disgusted when I heard some say, "We became popular when we did that disaster benefit concert, so I hope there will be another disaster".
I like BoA because she can sing and dance.
She's also a very good ballad singer.
I think people started hating them because they just grew too much in number. They also kept proclaiming how Korea is superior to Japan.