Every time a girl group fan bashes the Wonder Girls, I just become more determined to support our five girls. So I guess that it’s a win-win situation because the anti gets to feel good about putting down a successful girl group that doesn’t give a damn about what he or she thinks, and I get to remind myself of how much I love being a Wonderful.
felt a bit disappointed with the JYPE announcement.. I don’t know why,.. -__- there’s a lot a good news though..probably because it isn’t as polished/fixed as it should be for me..I want definite answers for my girls </333 And I do hope they really consider the Asian/World tour……
From the company’s side, representative Jeong-wook and an executive were present. As mentioned, a total of 4 representatives were picked from Wonderful on/offline, Wonderholic, and Wonder Girls World.
This meeting happened for 2 hours starting from 4:00 pm. The written questionnaire was the basis for our entire conversation.
However, the original questions which we made were changed a lot. The representatives from our side had a consultation about which appropriate questions will be asked instead. We had a free and convenient atmosphere, but our questions were difficult to organize.
So we did a few sorting on the questions according to their importance of the topic/s.
1. US activities: “Wonder Girls at the Apollo” is scheduled to be shot on October. It will be invested with JYP company. The reason why we took the rights of this movie is because broadcasting stations in Korea and other countries will be interested to televise this movie.
I would like to reveal a little on the story line on “Wonder Girls at the Apollo,” but I’m afraid I will unconsciously spoil the movie so I will dare not say anything. But you can expect this movie to be fun and interesting.
The American album will come out on the first quarter on January-March together with the movie.
There is no guarantee on how this production will turn out but we are already in contact with a major label company. In addition, due to the current recession of the US music industry, there is a possibility that we will be releasing the record under JYPE company.
You will be able to purchase the American album in Korea. I’m clueless on what kind of method the company will be using but it’ll be guaranteed that Korean fans will be able to get a hold of the album.
2. Korean activities: We originally planned for a July-August domestic activity however due to their activities in the United States and preparations on American album, their Korean activities was pushed. We also heard about a September rumor comeback and we had initially hoped for it, but due to circumstances it didn’t happened.
Currently we are choosing the title song of the album. The concept and title song will be decided upon this week.
The concept of this album will be so influential so please do not describe it as a revival concept. There are also proposals for various versions of MV, a dance version is also in consideration.
Apart from this album, it is not decided whether a couple of tracks from the American album will be included. Currently there are 3 confirmed songs for the mini album. All new compositions.
There was a proposal for a fan meeting, we are thinking of doing a nationwide fan meeting. We are also thinking of using the agency as the venue for fan meetings but it’ll be difficult. But since the fans needs a place for communication we will definitely make it a priority.
3. Future activities: There were questions about Korean/American concert album and Asia/World Tour. The priority will change depending on their American activities.
Like in the past, the members will not have personal activities. It’s difficult to appear on programs here in the US. But if the members wishes for a personal activity they can do it. If things will go well in the US they can do that too.
4. Wonder Girls’ Coordinator Problem: The fans conveyed their concerns on Wonder Girls’ coordinator. The people working in the United States were specifically requested by the Wonder Girls.
The coordi team of the Wonder Girls are experts but they are being criticized for their make-up, hair, clothings etc. Those were the decisions made by Wonder Girls themselves they say.
Sometimes, people at our company have difference on opinion.
The coordi team in our company have strong beliefs. They are professionals so if you hurt their pride it will be hard for them. But this is about the fans’ desires so it can’t be helped. Our company respect the artists’ opinions and wants but we also understand the wishes of those loyal fans.
5. Wonder Girls’ Management: Unlike the fans’ concerns, Wonder Girls work from morning till evening when there’s no schedule. They receive english lesson, acting, vocal, and dance lessons. Strangely they are very healthy. It’s a misunderstanding to say that Wonder Girls are being overworked.
*they recognized the problem with communication with fans. They said it was insufficient*
*they also mentioned that the company cannot force the girls to update their personal SNS. It is their own will if they want to update or not.*
6. Fan Management: It’s not difficult to recruit another fanclub. On November, we are considering on recruiting 2 additional units. The final decision will be announced on mid-October.
We recognize the problem on producing queen lightstick hence will improve on it. We received a lot of complains that there are defects online purchasing and the appearance of it. We will try to improve this by November.
So the new queen lightstick production will be available until November with acrylic as its material. We will let you know about the new form of this queen lightstick before November.
7. Other suggestions: Concerns about the new album’s quality were raised. The company regrets on this inconvenience.
*they will fix the CD giving it more quality material next time*
*JYP Nation in Japan DVD will be released. The date of sale is still not fixed.*
8. SunMi: Ms. SunMi mantains a contractual relationship with the company. She’s continously receiving dance and vocal lessons. However, her future activities are not decided yet.
Credit to Wonderholic and wonderr23 for the information and translation.