Cover for Japanese release
|Single by TVXQ / Tohoshinki|
|from the album Mirotic / The Secret Code|
|Released||September 26, 2008 (Korea)|
October 15, 2008 (Japan)
|TVXQ / Tohoshinki singles chronology|
| on YouTube|
"Mirotic" (Korean title: 주문 Jumun; Japanese title: 呪文 Jumon; lit. "Magic Spell") is a song performed by TVXQ, released in South Korea as a digital single in September 2008 as the lead single from the group's album Mirotic, and was later re-released in Japanese as the group's 24th single in Japan, released on October 15, 2008.
The single became the group's fifth single to reach the number one position on the Oricon Daily charts. It also became the group's fourth Japanese single to reach number one on Oricon Weekly chart, breaking their previous record. It has been downloaded over 5 million times across Asia, which makes it one of the best-selling digital singles of all time in Asia.
There are 3 versions of the song: Korean (original), Japanese and Chinese.
Background and concept
The video was filmed on September 2, 2008 in Seoul, South Korea and the Korean version premiered September 21, 2008. There is also a dance version and solo versions of the members. The Japanese version premiered September 27, 2008. There has been alternate versions of the Korean version film making.
The music video features all the members walking when they are pulled by a sorceress in red and white. They are then shown in different scenarios, whereas:
- Hero Jaejoong is tied with rope handcuffs on a wall.
- U-Know Yunho is bound by ribbons around his wrists.
- Micky Yoochun is encased in glass.
- Xiah Junsu is trapped in lasers.
- Max Changmin is in water.
There is also a dance scene in a room with a huge round light at the ceiling's center. In the end of the video, the members managed to break and escape their bindings and chase the sorceress who lost her power. The sorceress in turn attempts to escape as she slowly melts and then fades away as they slowly approach her. The eyes of the members start glowing whitish-green at the end of the music video.
- Jumon: Mirotic (呪文: Mirotic lit. Magic Spell: Mirotic)
- Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō: The Level Remix (どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう？:The Level Remix lit. Why Did I Fall in Love with You: The Level Remix)
- Jumon: Mirotic (karaoke) (呪文: Mirotic (Less Vocal))
- Jumon: Mirotic (Video Clip) (呪文: Mirotic (Video Clip))
- Off Shot Movie
|South Korea||September 2008|
|Japan||October 15, 2008|
Oricon sales charts (Japan)
|Release||Chart||Peak position||Sales total|
|October 15, 2008||Oricon Daily Singles Chart||1||53,543|
|Oricon Weekly Singles Chart||1||70,655|
|Oricon Monthly Singles Chart||7||75,958|
|Oricon Yearly Singles Chart||91||90,908|