After attendingÂ Girlâ€™s Dayâ€˜sÂ Japanese concert earlier this week, the vice-president of theÂ OriconÂ chart, Akiyoshi Yoneya, sang high praises about the girls in his interviews with the Japanese press.
When asked what he thought of the girlsâ€™ concert, he stated,Â â€œThere are so many Hallyu artists promoting in Japan, but I feel that Girlâ€™s Day has a unique visual and performance style thatâ€™s unseen in the others. As you could see at the concert, they had more male fans attend than female fans, which is a differentiating factor in itself. They feel fresh to me and not like a [typical] idol.â€
He continued, â€œI read their research information before I met them, and I thought they were merely a pretty idol group that had fun performances. Seeing them now, I realize that not only are they visually impressive, but they excel in singing and dancing as well. I also feel that they went through rigorous training.â€
Asked about the groupâ€™s potential for success in Japan, Akiyoshi answered, â€œI think that they will have a very high success rate if they bring out a charm unseen in other girl groups and promote with a Japanese song. Their individual stages at the concert demonstrated that theyâ€™re able to take on a variety of images from cute to sexy, which plays to their advantage.â€
And what did he feel were Girlâ€™s Dayâ€™s personal charms?Â â€œTheyâ€™re multi-talented,â€ he said. â€œThereâ€™s a lot of room to work with. More than anything, they know what their strengths are and they expand on that. Theyâ€™re a unified group that has the potential to show five colors at once, as well as create unit groups within themselves, which is what I believe their charm point is.â€