[130218/TRANS] SHINee’s interview with NYLON KOREA, March 2013

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Why are your eyes swollen?
I don’t know. They were like this when I woke up in the morning. It’s a relief though. The swelling settled down when it was time for the shoot, interestingly enough.

Aren’t you annoyed about having to do a shoot when your body is not in good condition?
It’s okay since it’s not like my body is severely tired.

When do you get annoyed the most?
When I’m tired and several things overlap with each other. When I’m tired from working all day and they don’t give me food and when my body hurts.

When did you have the hardest time?
The 1~2 years right after debuting was hard on me. Our schedule was seriously packed. It was to the point where we slept for a total of 8 hours during a week.

How do you put up with times like that?
I don’t think. I just do whatever I’m told to do. If we move from here, I went there. Then I do whatever I they tell me to do there.

Would you be able to handle it if it was like that now?
I’m not sure. I think I’d rebel these days. There are times when I say I’m tired or when I keep things inside then explode, but I think I’ll just talk about it? I’m not good at talking though so pinpointing things one by one wouldn’t be easy.

Is there something you think you’re better at compared to others? 
The ability to bring down an atmosphere. I don’t know why but when I start to talk after someone, the atmosphere sinks. If that counts, then it’s my ability?

What is one word that currently describes “me” the best?
Frog. I can expand my stomach like a frog now.

When have you rebelled?
I basically have a very clear view on things. I think I’ve rebelled when my views and the situation didn’t match. There was a time I even butted heads with adults when I was told to do something I didn’t need to. When I think about it now, I feel regretful for the most part.

What do you regret the most?
Dropping out of school. I don’t think it was the best choice to drop out of high school in order to attend music school. At the time, I felt that the time spent studying at school was a waste but I think it would have been okay not to go about it that exact way. And that doesn’t mean I blame myself for regretting it so much.

What am I better at compared to other people?
Talking? Hahaha. I’m kidding. My motto is “Acceptance rather than understanding.” You get stressed out if you try to understand something that just isn’t understandable. So it means even if you can’t understand something, just accept it. That’s why I think I’m better at simply accepting things compared to others.

What are you particularly interested in at the moment?
Well, I’m always interested in music. A new interest I’ve obtained is in human relations. I told my mother and she told me to study psychology. My mother is a nursery director. She said if I study philosophy or psychology, I’ll be able to solve a lot of problems about relationships.

Do you have any intentions to learn?
It’s bothersome to be honest. And I feel like I’ll show off if I study those things.

What do you want to hear the most from someone these days?
That I’m doing well. I’m always happy to hear acknowledgement related to my work.

What do you think is a charm point that only you have?
Twist. I have a fear of cameras so I can’t show my all when I go on TV, thus people feel a twist when they meet me in person. I often hear, “You’re a lot different from what I thought you’d be like.” Wouldn’t that be my charm?

What do you do on your day off?
I buy clothes, drink coffee, practice for my musical, and draw pictures.

What are you better at than others?
I have good foresight when it comes to people. When I meet someone for the first time and go, “I don’t think his person will get along with me,” then they really don’t get along with me. I have a good sense so I’ve mostly been right.

What word describes you the best?
This is a hard question. Can I use a sentence instead of an adjective? Someone told me this before. “Too cute to watch, too wild to touch.” It means I look cute but I’m too fierce to approach. I agree with it for certain aspects.

What did you work on the most while preparing for your new album?
Ways to set ourselves apart a little more. It’s because it’s time for SHINee to approach the general public.

When did you have the hardest time?
When I debuted. I didn’t know anything and I was young so there were too many things that I had to learn every day.

What is your favorite memory?
When my musical finished yesterday.

What is the biggest type of rebellion you’ve pulled?
I’m the type who has always rebelled a lot. I’ve gotten better these days but I used to rebel severely in the past. There were times when I knew the other person was right but I just hated that so I would argue until the end. Since I did that, I was able to precisely understand the meaning of rebellion in the dictionary.

What are you particularly into these days?
I watch a lot of movies. My problem is always watching the same movies over again, if you call that a problem.

Which movies?
I’ve seen the animation <Howl’s Moving Castle> several times. As for movies, I’ve watched <Billy Elliot>, <Factory Girl>, and <The Dreamers> a lot. I only saw the main character when watching <The Dreamers> and <Factory Girl>. Later on, I was able to see other people’s outfits or the movie’s overall color. Then I saw the structures and angles. Since I’m also somebody who gets filmed on camera, I’m able to infer about how they act and how they worked. It’s my hobby to think like that and watch the same movie over again.

What makes you feel good to hear again and again?
It’s the phrase, “That’s good.” It’s supporting my decisions and actions. I feel the happiest when I hear those words.

When did you cut your hair?
I just suddenly got it cut yesterday. I’m in the process of changing my appearance with the promotions for our new song “Dream Girl” ahead.

What did you particularly focus on while preparing your new album?
I’m concerned about how to present a different side compared to our previous <Sherlock> album. I mean a way to maintain SHINee’s color while showing a differentiated side of myself.

It’s been 6 years since you debuted. When did you have the hardest time?
I was having a really hard time when filming the drama <For You In Full Blossom>. I didn’t tell anyone but it was physically and mentally draining. The burden of being the main character was huge and I was lonely while doing activities without the members.

Has there ever been a time when you rebelled?
There have been two times that I’ve seriously rebelled. One time I rebelled because I wanted to play soccer. Then I troubled my parents because I wanted to become a celebrity.

When my parents told me no, I would thoughtlessly tell them I would do it although there was a reason. “I’m gonna do it. Even if you oppose, I’m gonna do it.” I put it like that and didn’t back down

What do you think you’re better at compared to others?
This is an embarrassing question because I’ve never thought of anything like that… I’m not exceptionally good at something compared to others. If doing my best and working hard at whatever I’m given counts as something, then that’s my answer.

What do you want to do more of in the future?
To be honest, I’ve actually done all the things I’ve wanted. My goal is to keep doing the things that I’ve done so far.

What is one word that currently describes “me” the best?
Wouldn’t that be passion? Because I’m in my early 20’s. I want to be passionate in no matter what I do now.

How do you feel about your new album coming out? 
I’m anticipating it but we’ve released quite a lot in the past already so there are no special thoughts that come to mind. Just something like, “Ah. The album is coming out.”

What are you interested in lately?
I don’t have anything to be interested in since all I do is practice but I start to think a lot. My thoughts keep going on and on.

Do you have any worries?
The 20 years old that I imagine and the real 20 years old. I think the only difference is that being 21 years old is pretty different.

When have you rebelled for no reason?
I have never rebelled at all. Even if others disagree, it’s true in my standards.

What makes you the happiest to hear?
I get a break from this day to this day.

Then what’s the next one?
You did well so rest. Hahaha.

What are your new plans for this year?
I used to do it up until last year but I didn’t make any this time. It’s because I get stressed out from trying to keep my plans if I make them.

What is your favorite SHINee song so far?
I like “Sherlock” the most, then “Replay”. But “Replay” is both a song I like the most and hate the most.

I have a lot of disappointments over the whole song. I think I lacked so much and I can only remember the other members’ voices if I listen to it again. But it’s our debut song, so although I had a hard time preparing for it, I’m just as pleased.

Translated by: kimchi hana @ shineee.net


[TRANS/121122] Shining SHINee for SPUR Magazine Interview

presented by KEITA MARUYAMA

Mr. Keita Maruyama who designed the costumes for SHINee’s song, ‘Dazzling Girl’ that was released last month, collaborated with us to produce SHINee’s styles exclusively for SPUR. The styling theme is ‘Tokyo MIX style’ where he used Tokyo men fashion brands to create Tokyo looks. The sparkling SHINee has arrived!

KEITA – I chose a style of clothes that they usually wear, an image of their real clothes. Not that I know how it is like in real life (laugh).

[Key] I worked with Keita during ‘Dazzling Girl’ before, so I’m glad to work with him again since we already know each other. I even tried styles that I don’t usually wear so it’s quite refreshing.
[Minho] Since it’s the second time for us to work together, I could relax a little. I think I might have been troublesome the first time we worked together but he accepted everything well so I’m thankful to him.
[Taemin] We first met when he came to Korea for our Dazzling Girl costume fitting. I remember him as a passionate person.
[Jonghyun] I’m so happy to meet him again after working with him for our music video and jacket shooting. The styles he chose were great so I enjoyed the photoshoot.
[Onew] Just like before, Keita is someone who is delicate and meticulous. I think it’s great how he always pays attention to details.

KEITA – I took tweed items from various Tokyo men’s fashion brands for this season as the main and styled them in an autumn look.

KEITA’s comments
→ Key is a fashionista himself. No matter what you let him wear, he’ll pull it off well.
→ Minho has a perfect style and his figure is like a model. If I were to choose, I’d say he is the type that looks better in a conservative style, so I tried not to break too much of that image.
→ Taemin is very gorgeous. He fits any look, so I tried giving him something with strong characteristics.
→ Jonghyun looks cool with his firm body. He suits both formal and sporty looks.
→ Onew has a strong character. No matter what he wears, he makes it look like it’s Onew’s style.

[Key] Thing that I want most right now is a firm and steady bag that can last long.
[Minho] I’ve been busy with drama shooting so I didn’t have time to shop. Things that I want the most would be… I want to order a suit. Since it’s my first one, I’d order a black one.
[Taemin] Last year while in France, I bought dark blue BALMAIN pants. It was expensive so I was really nervous when buying it, so much that my hands were shivering (laugh). But I felt good after I bought it.
[Jonghyun] Something I bought recently is a grey long coat. Both the material and figure is beautiful. I want to coordinate it with my other clothes. The first time I bought clothes on my own was… I think it was during junior high. But I don’t remember what it was (laugh).
[Onew] I like this coordination the most, especially the shoes. I like footwear that gives off an autumn look. This autumn, I’m fond of shoes so I bought a lot of them. The one I recently bought was a pair of simple sneakers in grey.

KEITA – I want to dress them up in a more mature style, a perfect image in nice suiting. But at the same time, I want to add a little playful mood to it.

The boys who are natural by heart, but professional in their efforts and well trained expressions.
When I was in charge of costume design for ‘Dazzling Girl’, I was with them for two whole days. They’re really good boys with good manners. During the music video filming, despite having to dance the same choreography for ten takes, they maintained their excitement and perfection without any strained look at all. I thought then that they’re great, just like athletes. Also, they’re really, really close with each other. Really. It’s to the point you start to think they must have been together all the time to be that close. Their pureness and decency yet with a hint of playfulness and mischievousness made me think that they really suit the image of men’s fashion that I created. Since they’re still young and fresh, I tried something that doesn’t resemble their image and added something that may not fit them that much. They each have quite a distinguished character so I tried to emphasize it and add a difference to their characters at the same time. That’s what I thought when I did the styling.

[Key] My recently bought outfit is my Halloween costume. It’s a Joker costume. I’m going to wear that, along with having my hair and makeup done for a party. (Other members cut in, saying that they didn’t get the invitation) The other members don’t know about the party (laugh).
[Minho] First thing I bought myself ever since I was born? Before then, I always went shopping with my mother. But when I was in my 6th year of elementary school, I bought a pair of Nike sneakers for the first time on my own through Internet using money that I’ve been saving. It was the Air Max 95.
[Taemin] Since it’s my second time working with Keita, I was able to interact with him comfortably. He chose items that suit us for this time as well. I like this coordination the most.
[Jonghyun] The first expensive thing that I bought was a Givenchy T-shirt. That was when I was 20. Among the styling that we donned this time, I like the one I’m wearing right now the most. Even the size is perfect with me.
[Onew] About two years ago, when I was buying myself clothes for the first time, Key brought me to various high end shops in Seoul. I bought a lot of clothes so I can’t recall what they were.

Source: SPUR magazine
Translated by: red @ shineee.net

[HQ SCANS] SHINee Especial Edition in Zona Joven – Peruvian Magazine (ENG TRANS)


Lighting up the K-pop Universe


Why talking about SHINee in this new edition? There are way many reasons for doing so: because this year they celebrate their 3rd anniversary, because they are making a trend in kpop and the most importantly, because these five guys, have shown their love for Peruvian shawols, love shown by wearing the Peruvian football team jacket or even t-shirts with the name of our capital city, Lima, in their concerts.

Don’t you think so? In this article you will know everything about it as well as the history of this contemporary band

After their official debut in May 25th, 2008 in the Korean TV show called Inkigayo, the guys from SHINee gave their first concert (which was huge) in December 26th, 2010 in Japan, that means almost 3 years after debuting. Why did they take so long? And why did they do it in Japan and not in their country, Korea?

Let’s go step by step. It seems that for Korean bands to give a concert, they first have to release many albums as well as do lots of preparation. That’s the way to go for agencies like SM Entertainment, agency that manages SHINee. During that time of preparation, the band is gets ready to give a successful concert. In SHINee’s case, after their TV debut, they released mini albums, albums, repackage albums, etc (you will see the list in the next pages), in addition to this, they also had performances in TV music shows and broadcasting events. Everything but concerts.

Because of the great success they had from their productions and because their fandom grew in Asia and other places in the world (Peru for example, where they created a fanclub dedicated only to SHINee) many countries fought for the chance to host their first concert. Japan won this opportunity: they sold the tickets through internet, which were all sold out within 5 minutes. That is why they had to do a double concert the same day (December 26th, 2010, an historical date for all of their fans).

The popularity of the group is still growing nowadays, and their members are beginning to make it into other areas of their agency SM Entertainment. Onew has made it into theater. Minho in sports and rumor has it that he may be part of a new drama (the Korean version of the Japanese “Hana Kimi”).


The name of the group means “the boys who receive light” but for their fans, they are the ones who light up the k-pop world. By the way, their fans are called “shawols”, a word that SHINee loves to use, especially Onew.

Many of their fans are teenagers, that is why the fans always address them as “oppas” (older brother). The reason for them to have many teenage fans is because they began their career at a very young age.


Internationally, Peruvian shawols are very well known because of their continuous activities (fan actions, fan meetings, slide shows, celebrations, etc) which they always record and upload to internet. People say that the members of SHINee might have watched some of these videos, and that’s why in their concerts they have worn t-shirts with names such as Lima and Peru.

But the most significantly was when Minho wore the Peruvian football team jacket. The same image was added into a booklet inside of one of their albums. That is why Peruvian shawols love them even more and dream about the day they come to our country.



Thanks to Rosa Guerrero, Elizabeth Pariona and Nataly Sanchez (staff members of SHINee Peru) we could have a look of their original albums and confirm that in each album they reinvent themselves completely. Also, the additional material and the cover are a delightful thing for their fans. Here some details

Replay: First mini album, released in their country, Korea, with a colorful concept

SHINee World A: First album and where they maximized the concept shown in Replay

SHINee World B: It’s the same first album but with other images and other concept. It’s common for them to release two versions of the same album

A.MI.Go: It’s the repackage of the first album. They changed their look and concept, they keep the songs of the first album, but has remixes and extras.

Romeo: Second Mini Album, the one they released in even 5 versions. Here is the song called “Señorita” where the introduction is spoken in perfect Spanish.



Currently, the band is living in Japan y they will be there for a long period of time, learning the language and releasing songs in Japanese. Is a natural step in Asian industry, which means that SHINee’s career is now rising, heading them to an established point, as well as other Korean bands such as TVXQ and SS501.

Year.Of.Us (YOU): Third mini album, they walked away from the colorful image to take a “dark” concept, not only in their clothes but also in their hairstyles

Lucifer A: It’s their very much awaited second album. It has nothing to do with evil connotations, because “Lucifer” is just a very beautiful girl which is nothing more than an angel

Lucifer B: This version has another cover and other images. Here, all the pictures were chosen by the members and in one of the pictures you can see Minho wearing the Peruvian football team jacket.

Hello: With a totally different look, SHINee gave us their repackage album of their Lucifer production. It has remixes and extras.

Replay: This is their first Japanese album, the beginning of their career in Japan. This “Replay” is the Japanese version of their first Korean mini album.


This fan club is very well known internationally, because SHINee is very popular in Peru. They are promoting the purchase of original products. To know more about SHINee, follow their fan club in these links:

Forum: http://www.shineeperu.com


Facebook: /shineeperufanclub

Credits:  Zona Joven Magazine (@zona_joven in twitter)

Scan credits: Sandy Reyes @ SHINee Peru

English translation: Roxy @ SHINee Peru

A/N1: If you guys want to see what t-shirts and jackets they are talking about check HERE

A/N2: If you guys want to know about our activities, check HERE

[SCANS-TRANS] 110630 SHINee mentioned on Peruvian Magazine! (KPOP in Peru)

Today, the peruvian Magazine Correo Semanal (Weekly Mail) posted a 6 pages article about the Hallyu Wave in Peru. The pictures were mostly from the celebration for SHINee’s 3rd anniversary, organized by SHINee Peru on May 21th.



The old Arenales Cinema, which many years ago was the place that held tears and laughter, it’s now covered by a layer of teen screams. The reason? A fan meeting of the Korean band SHINee. The artists themselves would not be there, just a screen with videos from the internet.

The music comes from the old speakers boxes in the walls and the girls, from their seats, sing along every syllable of the song in this foreign language. For a normal human being this is something to be surprised about, because no one could ever imagine all the devotion for something that occurs so far away. But, the fans are lately very worked up, because there is a dream, almost imposible to fulfill, having a first concert, live, from a band –maybe more that one band- of k-pop or Korean pop, in Peru.


The k-pop and rock have so many followers in our country that you could consider them a legion. And, even if the Japanese pop and rock –Jpop and J rock- are older considering the fandom, it seems that what is gaining a lot of strength lately is all related with the country of Man Bo Park*. On the music side, the kpop and rock bands can be count in dozens, each one with a peruvian fanbase very well organized by forums or websites. TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls Generation and F(x) are some of their names.




The current target of the Peruvian fans is the visit of SM Town to Peru. This is about a show with many of the artists of this company, that within some candidates from occident, is choosing a country to give a multitudinous  concert, a show full of screams, banners, tears and everything that belongs to the teenage culture.

So, this July 3rd, las fans from all the fan clubs are going to gather in Concha Acustica del Campo de Marte, to show their devotion to these “hunks” of almond-shaped eyes, that way they will send a video to Korea so the CEOs can take note of the huge K-pop culture in Peru, and what is going to be a well done business

In the aisles of the Arenales Mall, is where you can find the worship for all the oriental, but if you go to the last floor, you can find the core of the Korean music in the store called Kasoo, owned by Aldo Peralta, maybe the oldest kpop fan in Peru and a very enthusiastic diffuser of these strange new rhymes. “The k-pop or k-rock is unique because the language has shorter phrases, which makes them easier to listen to. Besides, the production is very visual. For each song there is a choreography, and so each band can release almost three albums per year”, explains Peralta.

Precisely, he owns a collection of original products that almost reaches a thousand items and in Kasoo, he is dedicated to sell the most wanted albums as well as original merchandising brought from Korea. “This is a way to reward what they (the bands) give to us. We don’t sell any pirate stuff because that would be like betraying our feelings”, he affirms.



The love for Korean culture is not only about music. We could say that this love was the consequence of a previous love: the soap operas, better known as “dramas” –korean ones. Everyone who has followed the movement can never forget the historic broadcast in Peruvian television of  “Wish Upon a Star”   in 1997, through Panamericana TV. The story, as it usually occurs in this consolidated industry, was accompanied of a sound track of kpop bands. That’s why it was so easy for the local fandom to fell head over heels in love with dramas and kpop music.


Speaking about the dramas, Be Asia is the community that gathers the fans in Peru. It was created last year, and the boys and girls who belong to it, are in charge of organizing events where you can watch full dramas, mostly in the rooms of Universidad Catolica, alma mater of many of its members, or in the rooms of the Korean Cultural Center, in San Borja district.

Now, if you wonder if there’s a difference between Korean dramas and occidental soap operas, the guys from Be Asia affirms there are!: “The Korean dramas aren’t as long as the latin American soap operas. They usually lasts 12 episodes or 32 episodes tops”, says Grecia Montesinos, member-founder of Be Asia. “Besides, the Korean dramas have no “easy kisses”. The kiss between the main characters uses to be “the” scene and there isn’t always a happy ending. Most of the time, one of the main characters dies or the couple doesn’t end up getting married as normal”.

All the stories that the fandom gets to see, are broadcasted like jewels by TVPeru or Panamericana TV, which is currently broadcasting Boys Over Flowers.


T/N*Man Bo Park is a very well known korean voleyball coach in our country.


By the way, for those who want to see what we did for SHINee’s 3rd anniversary, here our video ^^

Source: Correo Semanal Magazine

Writing: Sergio Lerena @ Correo Semanal Magazine

Photos: Victor Vasquez / Ana Vera @ Correo Semanal Magazine

English translation: Roxy @ SHINee Peru

Scans:  Roxy @ SHINee Peru


[OFFICIAL PHOTOS] 110629 Tower Record’s Free Magazine “Bounce” Vol.333

Source: Tower Record [http://tower.jp/article/series/79570]
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[SCANS] 110629 SHINee on ELLE JAPAN & Korisuta Magazine


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