[Review|Photos|Trans] FNC KINGDOM Live in Japan -Fantastic Day-

Posted on March 19, 2014 by


2013 FNC KINGDOM IN JAPAN ~ Fantastic & Crazy ~

Artists: FTISLAND, CNBLUE, JUNIEL, AOA, N.Flying, and more.
Dates: March, 15 and 16 2014
Venue: Nippon Budokan

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FNC Entertainement, music agency that manages rock bands FTISLAND, CNBLUE and more, organised a two day festival live 2013 FNC KINGDOM IN JAPAN ~ Fantastic & Crazy ~ which started at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo on March 15. This kind of live gathering of all FNC artists happened for the first time and billed as Fantastic Day on 15th, and Crazy Day on 16th with different set lists for each day.

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Fantastic performances of the first day opened with the band that started the history of FNC; FTISLAND. The event was scheduled  at the end of December last year, but due to vocalist Hongki’s injury, it was postponed to March. Hongki expressed “I’m really sorry. But, I’m really happy to perform in the family concert at Nippon Budokan for the first time.” He then added with confidence “It’s the first time we are performing again at Nippon Budokan because the last time we were here was 3 years ago. Did we become cooler than 3 years ago? Did we grow up?” As FTISLAND, it was their first performance since this injury. So for the fans, it was a long-awaited comeback on live stage.

In addition, solo singer JUNIEL, with her cute look and voice, performed here in Japan after a long time. Also came on stage AOA, FNC’s first girl band divided into a dance unit and a band unit who won first place in Korean music shows and gained much attention with the latest and sexy dance song Miniskirt, and rookie four piece rock band N.Flying who is currently preparing for its debut and training in Japan.

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Also, in attendance as a special guest is actor Lee Dong Gun, famous for his role in Korean Drama Lovers in Paris, who performed on stage as a singer for the first time in five years. TWO SONG PLACE, duet formed by FTISLAND’s Seung Hyun and Song Eun Yi, joined the event. TWO SONG PLACE performed for the first time in Japan the pop song Nai-ki (age-height) in collaboration with AOA members who were dancing. One after the other, all the artists gave powerful live performances which captivated the audience.

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The last to perform for this first day was CNBLUE. Currently in the middle of the activities of new song Can’t Stop that won first place in Korean music programs, members expressed their deep feelings. Jonghyun first said “We are very busy, but if we had not been able to participate to this event, it would have been terrible. Thanks to our warm fans who support us, we want to continue making good music.” Then Yonghwa added “It’s fun to have been able to perform together with all the artists of the agency. FNC has increased too. Many thanks to FTISLAND for paving the way!”  For CNBLUE, this day was the first time they performed Can’t Stop in Japan.

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For the encore, all artists came back on stage to sing together Try again, Smile again by CNBLUE in response to the loud cheers of the fans.

The second day performance of 2013 FNC KINGDOM IN JAPAN ~ Fantastic & Crazy ~ was held on March 16 for the Crazy Day. Tickets were sold out and that corresponds to an audience of more than 20 000 people in total for two days.


Intro + Top Secret
Flower Rock
Beat it
Time to
Falling star
I Wish

Poker Face
Bitter Sweet
One & Only

Get out (Band)
AKB – Heavy Rotation (Band)
揺れる (Yureru)

Nai-ki (age-height)

Everything is Alright
illa illa

Lee Dong Gun
Cover song / 安全地帯 -悲しみにさよなら (Anzen chitai – Kanashimini Sayonara)
Oh I Love you

Blind Love
In my head
Diamond Girl
Coffee shop
I’m sorry
Can’t Stop
Like A Child

Try again, Smile again

**Review translation of Crazy Day Performance is coming, please look forward to it ^^**

Source | Article credits: excite MUSIC
Photos credits: FNC Entertainment (via excite MUSIC)
Re-uploaded, Translated & Edited by: Kimi@cnbluestorm

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