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A’ST1 Disbands while fans say “(Come) 1,2,3,4 Back”

OhMy OhMy, Did you know/hear that A’ST1 disbanded recently ? It made me sad 😦 because they’re one of the (few-ish) boy bands with actual talent, yet so underrated.

With the sudden departure of their Japanese member, Tomo, AST’1’s leader, Jungjin surprisingly announces the group’s breakup on their official Daum fancafe.

AST’1 was a part of DSP, the same company that created SS501, KARA, and Rainbow. They released their first single “1, 2, 3, 4, Back”in 2008 and their 2nd single “Dynamite” earlier this year.

cr: ahhyala @ OMGKPOP

I first heard about them around the time when 2PM came out with Again and Again. At first I was in so in love with the song “Dynamite,” it was so damn catchy, I even thought it was better than 2PM’s song… but that changed. I watched 2PM’s MV and sadly fell in love and forgot all about my A’ST1. That is, until I heard them on the Boys Before Flowers OST. And after getting tired of those songs, I forgot about them once more. Only recently did I listen to their first single. I didn’t even know that Haiming was Jihoo’s (gay) friend in BBF.

The following message was posted by Jungjin on their official daum Cafe. (Eunice is the name of their fanclub).

였늘 λ§ˆμ§€λ§‰μœΌλ‘œ ast1의 리더 정진이가 μœ λ‹ˆμŠ€μ—κ²Œ λ³΄λ‚΄λŠ” κΈ€μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.
μš°μ„  λ„ˆλ¬΄ λ†€λΌμ…¨μ„κΊΌμ—μš”
루머 ..? 라고 λ– λŒλ˜ 말듀이 μ‚¬μ‹€ν™”λœκ±΄ λ§žμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€…
우리 μœ λ‹ˆμŠ€μ˜ ast1은 … 마음 ν•œκ³³μ— 접어두어야 ν• κΊΌκ°™λ„€μš”…
ast1은 ν•΄μ²΄λ˜μ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€
ν•΄μ²΄λλ‹€λŠ” 사싀을 μ•Œλ¦¬κΈ°κ°€ νž˜λ“€μ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€..
저도 λ―ΏκΈ° νž˜λ“€μ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€…
멀버듀 λ‹€ 마음 고생도 μ‹¬ν–ˆκ΅¬μš”..
저희도 μ΄λ ‡κ²Œ νž˜λ“ λ° ….μœ λ‹ˆμŠ€μ—κ²Œ μ•Œλ¦¬κΈ°κ°€ λ‘λ €μ› κ΅¬μš” νž˜λ“€μ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€
μ΄μ œμ„œμ•Ό μ΄λ ‡κ²Œ λ§μ”€λ“œλ„€μš”…μ£„μ†‘ν•˜κ³  λ―Έμ•ˆν•œ λ§ˆμŒλΏμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€…
ν˜„μž¬ 멀버듀은 각자 μƒν™œν•˜λ©΄μ„œ 잘 지내고 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€ ..
각자 μžμ‹ μ˜ μœ„μΉ˜μ—μ„œ μ—΄μ‹¬νžˆ μ‚΄κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€
μ €μ˜ κ°€μ‘±κ°™μ•˜λ˜ ..동생듀.. 친ꡬ….
λ¬΄λŒ€μœ„μ—μ„œμ˜ AST1λ₯Ό 응원 ν•˜λ“―μ΄ λ”°λœ»ν•˜κ²Œ 바라봐 μ£Όμ…¨μœΌλ©΄ μ’‹κ² μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€
AST1의 μ΄λ¦„μœΌλ‘œ λ‹€μ‹œ λ¬΄λŒ€μ— 였λ₯΄λŠ”것을 νž˜λ“€μ§€λ§Œ..
λ‹€μ‹œ 저희듀이 λ¬΄λŒ€μ— μ˜¬λžμ„λ•Œ….
μ§€κΈˆκ³Ό 같이 μ‘μ›λ§Žμ΄ν•΄μ£Όμ‹œκ³  μ‚¬λž‘ν•΄μ£Όμ„Έμš” …
이글은 … λ‹€ μ“°λŠ” λ™μ‹œμ— …AST1의 λ¦¬λ”λŠ” μ›λž˜μ˜ 제 자리둜 λ‹€μ‹œ λŒμ•„κ°€μžˆκ² μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€..
κ·Έλ™μ•ˆ…λ„ˆλ¬΄ κ³ λ§ˆμ› κ³  κ°μ‚¬ν–ˆκ³  …힘이됬고…μ‚¬λž‘ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€..

Roughly Translated:

Entry from Leader Jungjin to Eunice:

First, you’d be too frightened
Rumors…? are actually true.

A’st1’s Eunice… it seems like we have left our heart in one place…
A’st1 have disbanded.

It was hard to decide whether we should disband or not.
It’s also hard for me to believe.
The members are also suffering.

It’s hard for us too…it’s really hard to inform Eunice.
Now i’m just going to say that…Sorry, i’m truly sorry.
Current members can have their lives while doing well ..
You are like our families….our younger sisters/brothers…our friends…
I was really glad that you cheered for A’st1 warmly and watched over us when we were on stage.
Eventhough it will be hard to comeback on stage as A’st1…
when we’ll go back on stage…
give us a lot of love and cheer for us like you are doing now…

this writing… while writing it …AST1s leader returned back to his place

During this whole time, thank you all, you guys gave us strength. We love you

Cr: daum + Fanoo @ Soompi //

I wish them the best of luck ~ I hope something good will come of this :(.

A’ST1 hwaiting !


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