Kim Hyun Joong released the first album jacket photo for his upcoming Japanese album, “Unlimited.”

In the photo, Kim Hyun Joong looks much more mature and physical than in his previous photos, going for the “chic rocker” image that works so well in Japan. Holding an electronic guitar and wearing a black leather jacket, alongside a big tattoo printed across his chest, Kim Hyun Joong gives a tough rock star image, taking a major transformation from his previous “Lucky Guy” concept.

“Unlimited,” Kim Hyun Joong’s first regular album in Japan, is scheduled for release on December 12. It is reported to have a total of 14 tracks, including some of old songs and new song such as “Your Story,” “Save Today,” and “I’m Yours.”

Kim Hyun Joong has been busy lately with the recording of his new album and the filming for his new TV drama series, “City Conquest,” which is slated for early 2013 on KBS.