JYJ’s Kim Junsu is receiving stellar reviews for his performance in Death Note the musical.
In Death Note — a popular Japanese manga series created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata in 2003 — 28-year-old Junsu plays genius detective L.
He stars in the show alongside musical icons Hong Kwang Ho, Jung Seon Ah, Park Hye Na and Kang Hong Seok.
Korea’s media Star Daily News shared a review of the show yesterday saying, “Kim Junsu’s acting was not merely applaudable but electrifying… His portrayal of L was fulfilling and his line delivery and expressive abilities were astonishing.”
Another outlet called him “an incredible talent doing an incredible job.”
The Korean remake of the Japanese musical has also received positive attention from numerous publications and makes for yet another successful musical to feature the JYJ idol.
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Junsu already has a string of musical credits under his belt. Last year he played Count Dracula in musical Dracula and also played musical maestro Wolfgang Mozart in musical Mozart! for two years, running in 2010 and 2011.
The Korean version of Death Note is currently running at the Seongnam Arts Center Opera House in Seongnam.