Asia News: Ghibli Park Buzz; BTS goes to the cinema

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Courtesy of Big Hit EntertainmentBTSplays at MetLife Stadium May 18-19.

JAPAN

Park Ghibli entertainment

Japanese media are still abuzz about the announced fall opening of Park Ghibli, the theme park dedicated to the work of Japan’s most famous animation house, Studio Ghibli, which produced global hits such as ” Spirited Away” and “My Neighbor Totoro”.

According to Japan’s leading financial daily, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, the park operator is keeping an eye on the prize, which is to aggressively compete with the country’s most popular movie-related theme park, Tokyo Disneyland.

To make prices competitive, customers can only pay for the sections of the park they plan to explore.

A company representative told the newspaper that they were considering an all-access adult ticket priced at 4,000 yen ($35), which would be about half of a Tokyo Disneyland ticket (7,900-9,400 yen ) or Universal Studios. Japan (8,400 yen).

KOREA

BTS adds cinemas after stadium closure

As soon as K-pop juggernaut BTS announced their first offline live performances in their home country last month, all available tickets for the three “Permission to Dance On Stage” shows at Seoul’s Jamsil Olympic Stadium were sold out. .

Since seating was limited to 15,000 per show due to ongoing COVID concerns, the group’s management arranged with three of South Korea’s largest multiplex theater chains, CJ CGV, Lotte Cinema and Megabox, to stream the March 12 concert live on a limited basis. A total of 36,000 tickets would be made available.

According to Yonhap News Agency, CGV began selling its share of 25,000 tickets for the livestream at 10 a.m. on February 24 for 39 screens nationwide.

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