2PM, First High Five Meeting Gathers 40,000 for a Queue Over 2 Kilometers Long

With the nickname of "Beast Idols," the 6-member Korean group 2PM held a high five meeting in commemoration of the release of their Japan debut single "Take off" at Pacifico Yokohama in Kanagawa with a crowd of 40,000 fans. Before anyone could enter the venue, [the fans] queued up in a line over 2 kilometers long, to which Taecyeon commented gratefully, "I'm really surprised to see that so many fans have come," and from start to finish they high fived the fans one by one without ever showing fatigue.

The limited first press versions of type A and type B, as well as the regular version of "Take off" each contain 1 random "High Five Meeting! Special Photo Card" (7 in all), and to participate in this event, those who received a member solo card (6 in all) could high five whichever member was in the picture.

Hinting at his desires for their Japan debut single "Take off" that was released on May 18, Taecyeon said, "It really means a lot to us that we were able to debut in Japan. Please support our [single] 'Take off.'" Concerning the catchphrase "Beast Idols," Chansung enthusiastically stated, "I think it's truly an honor. We won't just have a beast idol image in the future; I believe we'll be able to show everyone many more images."

Not too long ago they held their first nationwide tour of Japan '2PM 1st JAPAN TOUR 2011 "Take off,"' and in reply to the requests of fans, they performed an additional concert at Chiba's Makuhari Messe Event Hall, to which Junho said happily: "It was really amazing that we were able to have an additional concert, thanks to all the fans," and in a soft, maknae-like way, Chansung said, "I was pleased that the Japanese food I ate during the tour was really tasty."

Furthermore, when asked what Japanese they've memorized recently, they enlivened the venue with their replies: Taecyeon said, "Issekinichou (killing two birds with one stone)," Nichkhun said, "Minasan no okage de boku wa ureshii desu (I'm happy because of all of you)," Wooyoung said, "Oshare (stylish)," Junho said, "Fuwafuwa (fluffy)," Junsu said, "Chutoro. Not otoro, but chutoro," and Chansung said, "Rakuraku (comfortably)."

In addition, they will make an appearance at the 'JYP NATION in Japan 2011' event to be hold at the Saitama Super Arena on August 17 for 2 days.

[t/n: chutoro & otoro = both are tuna belly, but otoro is higher quality/more fatty}

Source: Oricon
Translated by: dawnjelly @ Wild2Day.org