BTS and J-pop group BOYS AND MEN recently collaborated for a special live concert in Tokyo this past June, and it appears that each have left an impression on the other - particularly BOYS AND MEN!
BOYS AND MEN leader Mizuno Masaru and member Yoshihara Masato recently confessed that not only did they enjoy BTS' performance as K-pop fans, they also said that they have a lot to learn from them:
Yoshihara: “As a K-pop fan, the concert was very fun. BTS’ dancing and singing was very polished and cool. Although we stood on stage together, I felt like I was just watching them as a fan. BTS didn’t talk a lot, but I thought that was really cool. They became popular after perfecting song after song."
Mizuno: "Because they have a totally different performance and music genre from us, I thought we had a lot to learn from them. It was just an ordinary performance for us, but when we looked at the audience, it was full of BTS’s lightsticks. It felt like we were visitors at someone else’s concert, so we got even more fired up.”
It proved to be a great experience though, and Yoshihara an haven't ruled out the possibility of a future collaboration:
“BTS’s fans started cheering us on, even though they must not have known our songs very well. I’m glad they enjoyed our performance. I hope we can do more events like this in the future.”