Jang Geun suk has moved the hearts of his Japanese fans with an 8-page advertisement in a major newspaper, Asahi Shimbun.
On May 30, one fan uploaded a picture of the life-size newspaper ad on her twitter account. The full body shot of the picture took up four pages, in addition to four more pictures, each taking up a page.
Asahi Shimbun often publishes advertisements in unique ways, but this is their first time devoting eight pages to promote an artist.
Japanese netizens reacted, “Geun-chan is on a totally different scale,” “Went to convenience store to buy it, but failed. Limited batch of only 500,000,” and “I’m anticipating his album sales too.”
Internet and TV programs have been broadcasting news about his album for days. Japan’s number one streaming site, “NicoNico Live” provided a special 24-hour broadcast celebrating Jang Geun Suk’s “Just Crazy” album.
On the morning of May 30, many programs are reporting his explosive popularity and album sales.