We have just finished the release of an album, a showcase for the Korean press, a concert next Saturday and now we are already on our way to Japan.

The Japanese press is already talking about the music video for the next Japanese single, Kim Hyun Joong’s first song sakura, which will be released on March 15.

An article from the Japanese press:


A short film inspired by the music of Kim Hyun Joong’s new song “Hanaji” has been completed. Expectations are rising for new frontiers in music videos. 

This clip will be released on March 15 at midnight, and the full version will be released on YOUTUBE. 

Additionally, a Type-A single and a Type-B single will be released on the same day and will include a DVD containing the completed music video, the making of “Hanaji” + “Chime”, and an interview.


This is an announcement of the production of the new music video by actor and singer-songwriter Kim Hyun Joong, who is based in South Korea and active in the world scene.

A new song “Hanachi” for which Fumiya Fujii participated in the composition of the song herself.

The music production was also a joint effort between Japan and South Korea, and in order to visualize the lyricism of the work, a short film was produced by up-and-coming director Kenji Tani (film “Reminiscence Journey”).

Challenge the new frontier of music videos.

Kim Hyun Joong himself also participated in the planning, and this was supplemented by close exchanges.

Appearing will be Misaki Hattori, who won the Japan Academy Award for Best New Actor in the film “Midnight Swan” and Ryoka Minamide, who is active in many works such as the film “Ito”, and Miki Yagi, a graduate of Sakura Gakuin and who has a musical education.

Although he was a high school student, he was chosen with much by his abilities and potential, and naturally expressed the emotions and fluctuations of youth towards graduation and entering spring, in fresh visual beauty. which matches the music.

The full version will be released on March 15 when the CD is released (the distribution will also be on the same day), but the preview/teaser video will be unveiled soon.

Kim Hyun Joong himself will be coming to Japan for two more performances of his world tour in Osaka (March 11 and 12 at Grand Cube Osaka ) and for a special Japan-only concert (March 17 at LINE CUBE SHIBUYA ).

The new song, music video, and concert will be released as soon as the cherry blossom season ends and is sure to delight not only fans, but also many people in Japan.

Comment  by Kim Hyun Joong  >
When I saw the finished music video, the beautiful images contained many emotions such as joy, sadness, and love that this song.
Parting and meeting, anxiety and hope were expressed very well and I was moved.
I would like to express my gratitude to the director and the production team who made this work together, as well as to the actors who showed excellent performances.

≪Kim Hyun Joong “Hanaji” Product Type List≫
Release Date
March 15, 2023 (Wednesday)

■ Discovery Next publisher (HENECIA MUSIC label)

■ Product overview

[“Hanaji” Type-A (DNME-0069)]
Price: 2,400 yen (tax included)
[CD + DVD] ・Digipack Specifications ・6P Origami
1. Hanaji
2. Chime
1. Hanaji – Music Video –
2. Hanaji Special Interview & Making

[“Hanaji” Type-B (DNME-0070)]
Price: 2,400 yen (tax included)
[CD+DVD] ・Digipack Specification ・6P Origami
◇ DISC 1: CD
1. Hanaji
2. Chime
1 Hana Road – Music Video –
2. Chime’s Special Interview and Directing

[“Hanaji” Type-C (DNME-0071)]
Price: 2,600 yen (tax included)
[CD + 24P booklet] ・Cover specification ・24P booklet
1. Hanaji
2. Chime

[“Hanaji” Type-D (DNME-0072)]
Price: 1,200 yen (tax included)
[CD + 8P booklet] ・Specifications of normal plastic case ・8P booklet
1. Hanamichi
2. Chime