JYJ Park Yu Chun accomplished splendid achievement at the ‘Hallyu’s 10th Anniversary Awards’ that was held on October 19 at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall, Chiba city.
As stated by C-JeS Entertainment, “JYJ Park Yu Chun won 2nd place for ‘Best Male Actor’ and [his] drama ‘Rooftop Prince’ won 2nd place in ‘Production’ category. Although recently there has been a lack of Japanese activities, this proves that his popularity in Japan remains strong.”
After the initial TV broadcast of ‘Rooftop Prince’ on Japan’s KNTV (cable) in July last year, and thanks to Park Yu Chun’s popularity, the drama also began airing in June this year on TBS (terrestrial). Furthermore, after the release of DVD and Blu-ray in April, Rooftop Prince Cafe was opened in Shibuya in commemoration of the drama’s big hit; [the cafe] gained vast interest by selling meals that Park Yu Chun ate in ‘Rooftop Prince’. ‘Rooftop Prince’ DVD set also ranked #1 on Japan Amazon’s Hallyu Drama Best-Seller Category for 4 months, showing that the [Rooftop Prince] fever is not cooling down.
According to the Japanese DVD distributor, “Truthfully, based on voting, the hottest star is Park Yu Chun. ‘Rooftop Prince’ was the recent hottest drama all over Japan. Amongst officials, there is no hesitation in choosing Park Yu Chun as the Hallyu star with the most influential drama in Japan. Recently at Busan International Film Festival’s [Asian Film] Market, the interest was focused on ‘Sea Fog’ because Park Yu Chun was [confirmed] to star [in the film]; that’s one reason why [he is the hottest star].”
Meanwhile, on October 6, JYJ Park Yu Chun began filming for ‘Sea Fog’ (Producer Bong Joon Ho, Director Shim Sung Bo) with Kim Yoon Seok, Moon Sung Geun, and other powerful actors.