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Manila Gets Closer to Mackenyu

Mackenyu Arata, one of the hottest and most sought-after international stars, recently spent a few days in Manila. And while the Japanese-American actor’s popularity reached new heights after he played Roronoa Zoro in the live-action adaptation of the manga and anime series “One Piece,” Mackenyu had already starred and wowed in various series and movies before the Netflix show. Filipino fans, both old and new, had an opportunity to get closer to Mackenyu during his fan meet on Nov. 20 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Q&A with Mackenyu
The night’s event host, actress Denise Laurel, sat down with Mackenyu to get to know the actor a little bit more during the question-and-answer segment. When asked about his impression of Filipino fans, the actor said, “I feel the love. Thank you, everyone. I’m having a great time.” Mackenyu also said he tried chicken adobo and loved it.

He shared that he is an introvert and that it’s hard for him to “completely engage” at first, but seeing the fans and their reactions makes him happy. Mackenyu said he was made aware of his huge fanbase in the Philippines: “It’s the biggest fanbase outside of Japan. I’ve got numbers on my Instagram.” He also shared that he wants to visit Boracay.
Denise asked Mackenyu about fashion, and the actor described his fit for that night as “casual and comfortable.” He looked effortlessly stylish in his white shirt, black pants, and sneakers.

Mackenyu also talked about preparing for different roles. He has been an actor for years and has starred in “Rurouni Kenshin: The Final,” “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure,” and “Fullmetal Alchemist,” among others. The actor said that understanding the character is very important, as well as the script and storyline.

Here’s another important question that night: Is Mackenyu a cat person or a dog person? “I used to be a cat person … and then I met my dog.”
Some lucky fans, including a mini Zoro, also asked Mackenyu some questions. When asked to describe Filipino fans, he said, “This is easy. Passion!” In return, the actor asked the crowd about the places he should visit in the country. Mackenyu heard someone shout, “My heart!” And he replied as he put his hand on his chest: “Oh my god, that’s so beautiful! I’m always there.” The boy who dressed up like Zoro asked Mackenyu what makes him blush, and he said compliments make him kilig. He then asked mini Zoro if he would like to star in the second season of “One Piece.” Mackenyu invited the boy to come up on stage when mini Zoro asked for a photo with the actor.

Filipino 101
During the Filipino 101 segment, Mackenyu learned the meaning of different Filipino expressions and phrases, including “sana all,” “salamat,” “masarap,” “mahal kita,” and “kilig.” Mackenyu saying “kilig” several times throughout the event made the fans — you know it — kilig!

Happy birthday, Mackenyu!
Some fans prepared a video for Mackenyu and wished him a happy birthday since he celebrated it just a few days before the fan meet. A cake was brought out, and the crowd sang the birthday song for the actor.

“Definitely coming back”
Mackenyu said that he had a lot of fun during the fan meet and said that he will “definitely” come back. “I’ll see you guys when I come back. Thank you, all!”

Closer To You: Fun Fan Meet is presented by MediaKing Corp. and Luxe Slim.
Words by Ava Sumortin
Photos by Seth Valenzuela

EXO’s Park Chanyeol to take over Asia for solo fancon tour “The Eternity”

K-pop star Park Chanyeol of supergroup EXO is set to hold his first solo fancon tour, “The Eternity”, in various Asian countries on his birth month. Presented by SM Entertainment, APlanet, and MakeitLive, the tour will kick off in Taoyuan on November 4, followed by a stop in Bangkok on November 18, and another in Hong Kong on November 25.

MakeitLive, a Philippine-based entertainment, event, and digital production company, holds the reins as the official partner for the Taiwan and Hong Kong stops, along with official promoters GMusic and PEACE, and promotion partner FangirlAsia.

Tickets for the first stop will be on sale soon! For more information:

November 4, 2023
Taoyuan Arena
Link: 和協整合行銷有限公司 | Peace Integrated Marketing

November 25, 2023
Hall 5, AsiaWorld-Expo
Link: G Music(HK)Ltd

Enchanting encounter: Thai BL duo ForceBook to hold fan meeting in Manila!

Get ready for a magical evening as the well-loved on-screen pair, affectionately dubbed as the “old married couple” to their beloved fans, lights up Manila on October 1st at SM Skydome for their very first fan meeting in the Philippines. The dynamic duo of the charming Jiratchapong “Force” Srisang and the charismatic Kasidet “Book” Plookphol, has not only captured hearts but has also woven an enchanting on-screen chemistry that mirrors the intimacy of a seasoned couple.

The duo’s journey kicked off with their collaboration in the hit series “Enchante,” which marked their debut as lead actors in the BL genre. A GMMTV-produced series, “Enchante” unfolds a Thai BL narrative, centered around two childhood friends reuniting after years of separation. Theo (portrayed by Book), who returned from France following his grandmother’s passing, reignites a profound connection with his neighbor Akk (played by Force). A twist in the plot comes in the form of a flirtatious message from an enigmatic admirer, leading to an investigation into the sender’s identity. The series crafts a modern-day fairy tale of love, with the actors effortlessly embodying a genuine bond that emanates their innate chemistry. “Enchante” employs a kaleidoscope of vibrant visuals and poignant symbolic imagery to further enrich the ethereal aura of a fairy tale fantasy.

Force and Book’s tandem continued in the enthralling GMMTV series “A Boss and a Babe.” This Thai BL masterpiece delves into the complex dynamics between a CEO (Force) and his intern (Book), entangled in a tricky office romance. Cher, a spirited newcomer in a video game company, forges an unlikely connection with his initially imposing superior Gun, helping him embrace vulnerability among colleagues. As their mutual attraction deepens, the couple faces the scrutiny of a judgmental environment, navigating the intricate web of professional boundaries within a workplace romance. This playfully-spirited BL drama seamlessly weaves humor into its narrative fabric. Witty jests, silly antics, and uproarious banter converge to create a lively atmosphere. “A Boss and a Babe” gives off an infectious blend of joy, mischief, and unbridled enthusiasm that resonates profoundly with its audience.

The couple’s excellent on-screen chemistry shows no sign of stopping in their ongoing series titled “Only Friends.” This series delves into the lives of a group of business-major students who collaboratively manage a bustling hostel, blurring the lines that once separated friendship from romance. As the narrative unfolds, viewers can anticipate an even stronger dose of their undeniable chemistry and heartwarming moments. With each passing episode, the audience is promised a deeper exploration of the intricate tapestry woven between the couple, navigating the intricate path where friendship intertwines with romance.

Be ready to secure your spot at the ForceBook Fan Meeting in Manila, as ticket sales kick off on September 6, 2023, at 12 noon on Wish Us Luck’s official ticketing website. A variety of fan benefits are available across different ticket tiers. Tickets are priced at PHP 14,500 for FB PASS, PHP 11,500 for 97 FOX ZONE, PHP 9,500 for 96 MOCHI ZONE, and PHP 4,500 for GEN ZONE. This sensational fan meeting is proudly presented by Wish Us Luck. Stay tuned to Wish Us Luck’s official social media channels for the latest updates.

OK Taecyeon to meet his Filipino fans this September

Get ready to have your heartbeats racing in excitement, PH OKtizen! OK TAECYEON is coming to Manila for his 2023 OK TAECYEON IN MANILA: SpecialTY on September 23, 2023, 6PM at the New Frontier Theater.

OK TAECYEON is a South Korean singer, composer, rapper, and actor. He is a former K-pop idol who was a member of one of the industry’s biggest groups from 2008 until 2018 before signing with his current agency. TAECYEON’s talent extends beyond music, as he has made a name for himself as an actor in both South Korea and the United States. He made his acting debut in 2010, starring in the ‘Cinderella’s Sister’ drama series. Since then, he has portrayed diverse characters in various hit dramas, including Dream High (2011), Assembly (2015), Let’s Fight Ghost (2016), Save Me (2017), Vincenzo (2021), and his recent fantasy romance drama this year, Heartbeat.

His road to popularity serves as an inspiration to many aspiring actors, proving that everything is possible with hard work and dedication. TAECYEON has quickly captured the hearts of K-Drama fans all around the world with his lovely demeanor and talent for acting. His ability to portray diverse characters with authenticity is truly exceptional. His acting is natural, and he effortlessly transitions into his characters, making them compelling. He delivers his dialogue effortlessly, and his facial expressions are always on point, which keeps the audience connected to the scene. His dedication to his craft is admirable, as he works hard to make his performances exceptional.

OK TAECYEON’s journey from a talented idol to a successful actor is a testament to his unwavering dedication and relentless pursuit of excellence. With his captivating performances and ability to transcend borders, TAECYEON has become one of the versatile celebrities who continues to shine brilliantly in the entertainment industry. As he continues to evolve as an artist and explore new horizons, fans eagerly anticipate the next chapter in TAECYEON’s remarkable career.

To give thanks to his fans for their unwavering support, OK TAECYEON recently announced his Asia fan meeting tour, ‘SpecialTY’ 2023 OK TAECYEON ASIA FAN MEETING TOUR which includes MANILA as one of his tour stops. The 2023 OK TAECYEON IN MANILA: SpecialTY is happening on September 23, 2023, 6PM at the New Frontier Theater. Filo OKtizen, get ready for a fan meeting that’s going to be truly SPECIAL and unforgettable. From his charming performances to his heartwarming interactions, it will be a night filled with pure joy and happiness. Don’t miss this chance to create precious memories with OK TAECYEON, the one and only!

This show is powered by 51K, Twenty Two Plus, PULP Live World, and Happee Hour. Secure your tickets today through TicketNet outlets nationwide or online via www.ticketnet.com.ph.

VVIP — Php 10,500
VIP — Php 8,000
LOGE — Php 7,500
BALCONY A — Php 4,500
BALCONY B — Php 3,500

*Ticketing charges apply.

For show updates, please stay tuned on our social media accounts, PULP Live World on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and visit our website http://www.pulp.ph.

Kim Seon-ho Returns to Manila for Love to Meet Our Good Boy Fan Meet

Filipino Seonhohadas had been eagerly waiting for Kim Seon-ho to come back after his first fan meet in January. Thanks to clothing and lifestyle brand Bench, the South Korean actor met his fans during a sweet and fun “Love to Meet Our Good Boy” fan meet at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on July 22.

When Seon-ho took the stage, host Robi Domingo asked the fans to greet the actor with “mahal kita” (in three languages!). The “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” and “Start-Up” actor replied with “mahal ko din kayo,” to the delight of his fans. He walked across the stage so that Seonhohadas could see him up close and take photos of him. Robi also asked Seon-ho to repeat a couple of lines from his latest project “The Childe,” an action/thriller film. Seon-ho obliged and said, “Ngumiti ka naman dyan. Ako’ng bahala sa’yo.”

At one point, Robi asked Seon-ho, “How do you feel?” The K-drama actor replied with “Masaya.” And for the rest of the night, both the actor and his fans made each other smile. It was such a delight to watch.
The first part of the fan meet was a short interview, and photos of Seon-ho were displayed on screen as the actor talked about his projects, including “The Childe” and “Touching the Void,” a play based on a 1988 book. Seon-ho also said he couldn’t choose a favorite actor because there are a lot of great ones in the industry. Because of these senior actors, others could learn from them and become better actors. Seon-ho is known as a versatile actor and his signature dimples. He shared that he was insecure about his dimples when he was young because some people made him feel like they were an insecurity, but now, he’s learned to appreciate them.

They started the games with Seon-ho as the only participant. He played “Spot the Difference,” and he got all items correctly. He even complimented the production team for doing a great job with the photos.
With the second game, three lucky fans went on stage to play “Pictionary” with Seon-ho. The actor drew, while the fans guessed what they were. All of the fans guessed them correctly, and as a prize, they got to keep Seon-ho’s signed drawings. Seon-ho seemed shy and very down-to-earth, and interactions and conversations were easy with him.
The third game was “Pinoy Henyo,” and Seon-ho guessed all the words flashed on screen. Like with the previous game, all the words were related to the actor’s projects.

Seon-ho earlier mentioned that he wanted to try halo-halo, and for lunch that day, he was able to try the Filipino dessert and also lechon. He talked about Korean food and his favorite: tteokbokki. So for the next part of the fan meet, he cooked tteokbokki, and one fan was able to try what he made.

For the last game, three fans were picked to share a scene re-enactment with Seon-ho, bringing extra kilig to the night.
Before the fan meet ended, Filipino Seonhohadas prepared a fan project for the actor. They gave heartfelt messages of gratitude to the actor, who have made their lives even better in various ways.

“All of your warm welcome, support, and love for me make me super happy. Thank you so much,” he said through an interpreter.
“It was really unexpected that I would cook tteokbokki in front of a lot of people, play games, draw, and have a lot of conversations with the fans. We are one big family, and I’m so happy to be part of this family. I would also like to sincerely express my gratitude to the Bench team for making this possible and for the unforgettable memories with my fans.”

Even with such a huge venue, the fan meet felt intimate as Seon-ho took every opportunity to be close with his Seonhohadas. “I will cherish today as an unforgettable memory. Salamat po,” the actor said.

As for his fans, there was no doubt that meeting their favorite Good Boy was also an unforgettable memory for them.

Love to Meet Our Good Boy: The Kim Seon-Ho Fan Meet 2023 was presented by Bench.
Words by Ava Sharra
Photos by Kris Rocha

Kim Seon-ho on Being an Actor, Returning to Manila

South Korean actor Kim Seon-ho returned to Manila for a successful fan meet on July 22 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. This was the second time the “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” and “Start-Up” actor visited Manila for a fan meet — this time organized by lifestyle and clothing brand Bench.

The Bench global ambassador met the media at a press conference before the fan meet. Seon-ho talked about being an actor, style, coming back to Manila, and more.

The actor introduced himself in Filipino, “Mabuhay! Ako si Kim Seon-ho.” Through an interpreter, he added, “I really feel blessed and grateful that I [am] able to visit you guys again through Bench today.”

Seon-ho said that he wasn’t able to go to different places and experience different things in the Philippines when he visited for his first fan meet in January, but this time, he wants to try halo-halo.

Known as a versatile actor, Seon-ho shared his process on how he prepares for a role. He said he looks for references to get into a character and that he has discussions with directors. It takes about one to two months for Seon-ho to get into a certain role.

“There is so much versatility to the characters, but the character starts from me. Just like clothing, it is kind of a different look and style when I wear it. So that’s how I see the individuality of the character,” he explained.

“Being an actor, [I am] prone to having new challenges every time I get a character. This makes me a bit worried, but at the same time, excited. So as an actor, I try to always have a new challenge to connect to the character.”

Seon-ho also talked about the moniker “Good Boy,” which came from his character Han Ji-pyeong from the 2020 drama “Start-Up.” He said that the elderly usually use the term to describe young people as innocent, naive, or pure. “Since I was really into [Han Ji-pyeong’s] character, when I hear the term “good boy,” it really makes me emotional as well,” Seon-ho added.

However, the actor said that his character Hong Du-sik in “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” is the most similar to himself because he likes having conversations with different people in a light environment.

His favorite scenes are those that involve normal everyday life where viewers can relate to his character more. “Rather than talking about the genre, I really appreciate and find it special the scenes where I’m having conversations and showing people my ordinary side.”

When asked about his hobbies, the actor said that he likes taking walks while thinking about his worries and his day. He likes observing what people do to be aware of what’s happening in society.

“I try to push myself to be a better actor every day, but I think I am a lazy actor. There [is] a lot of room for improvement. But I am very optimistic of myself as an actor, so I would like to request [that everyone] look forward to me being a better actor day by day.”

Seon-ho said was happy to be back in Manila and was grateful for the warm welcome that he has received.

Love to Meet Our Good Boy: The Kim Seon-Ho Fan Meet 2023 was presented by Bench.
Words by Ava Sharra
Photos by Kris Rocha

The Philippines’ favorite leading man is coming back to Manila! Jung Hae In Fan Meeting on Aug. 6

Catch Jung Hae In LIVE at “2023 JUNG HAE IN [THE 10TH SEASON] FAN MEETING IN MANILA” on August 6, 2023, at 7 PM, at the New Frontier Theater. The South Korean actor is celebrating his 10th anniversary and is hoping to commemorate the huge milestone with fans through this fanmeeting.

Jung Hae In debuted as an actor in 2014 through the drama, “Bride of the Century.” However, it was in 2017 when he hit superstardom with his appearance in “While You Were Sleeping.” His role as a calm and collected policeman captured the hearts of viewers which eventually enabled him to top bill huge dramas like Netflix’s “D.P.” and JTBC’s “Snowdrop.”

Jung Hae In is also a prominent movie star and has starred in a couple of award-winning films like Tune in For Love and Start-Up, the former earning him a “Best New Actor” award at the 56th Grand Bell Awards. This year, Jung Hae In will be busy embarking on an Asian Tour in multiple cities including Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Jakarta, Macau, and of course, Manila.

As his third fanmeeting in the country, Filipino fans can expect to have a grand time with the actor as he performs special stages and shares updates about his projects. Tickets for the fanmeeting are now on sale, with prices starting at PHP3,400 to PHP11,000. Depending on the tier, tickets also come with amazing perks like Goodbye Session, Group Photo, signed Polaroid, and signed poster.

For more show updates, follow Viu Philippines’ official social media accounts.

Thai actor WIN visits Manila for his 1st solo fanmeet show

One of Thailand’s hottest and most in-demand actors is set to make the Philippines hotter! Prepare to be dazzled with WIN’s shining presence at his 1st Solo Fan Meeting in Manila happening this June 11, 2023 at the New Frontier Theater.

Metawin Opas-iamkajorn, better known by his stage name WIN, rose to fame with his acting debut and drama series called “2gether: The Series” under GMMTV. Due to the success of his dramas and the outstanding play of the role, WIN has been recognized both in Thailand and in the international entertainment landscape.

Furthermore, in 2021, he was cast as one of the members of F4 Thailand, the Thai rendition of Boys Over Flowers which allowed him to explore more of his prowess as an actor and singer. More projects continued to pour in for WIN as he becomes Lead Roles in the hit 2022 dramas “Devil Sister” and “Good Old Days”.

As his name clearly suggests, WIN has also won over the hearts of many commercial brands in Thailand making him a staple household name across the country. In the first year of his career, he was immediately included in the list of 100 Influential People in the Fashion Industry of Thailand by Vogue Magazine and HOWE Magazine’s “The 50 Influential People” alongside other influencers, businessmen, and executives who have achieved success in various fields. He’s also a UNICEF and Mental Health Advocate in Thailand who bravely speaks up words of encouragement for young people.

As he discovers and expands his career more, WIN is set to embark on a journey to get face-to-face with his supporters with a Fan Meeting Tour. Manila is no stranger to WIN as he’s been in the city multiple times for various activities, but this time, it’s more special as he gets more intimate and solo with his beloved Filipino fans. The crowd can expect exclusive and awesome benefits plus, a one and a lifetime chance to get to know Win beyond the screens.

Filipino Snowball Power (WIN’s fan club name) and Thai Drama fans, WIN has prepared a special and intimate night for all of you. His 1st Solo Fan Meeting in Manila is one that you should definitely look forward to as it is packed with surprises and segments that will win over your hearts. To give a glimpse, WIN will give a special performance to all his Filipino fans and an exclusive segment that will allow you to get to know him more.

Catch yourself falling in love and feeling like a true winner with WIN! Meet him on June 11, 2023, 5PM at WIN 1ST SOLO FAN MEETING IN MANILA happening at the New Frontier Theater! This show is powered by GMMTV, Bangkok Connect, PULP Live World, and Happee Hour. Make sure you secure your tickets so you can enjoy awesome exclusive fan benefits. Tickets are on sale starting May 20, 2023, 12NN at TicketNet outlets nationwide and online via www.ticketnet.com.ph. Ticket prices are as follows:

VIP A – P11,500

VIP B – P9,500

LOGE A – P7,000

LOGE B – P7,500

BALCONY A – P5,500

BALCONY B – P3,500

*All tickets are seated.

*Ticketing charges apply.

For further details and updates, please stay tuned to our social media accounts, PULP Live World on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and visit our website www.pulp.ph.


The ITZY Wannabe with Bench Fan Meet in Manila

ITZY has proven to be a popular and unforgettable K-pop girl group since their debut in 2019. Their unique and bold style made them stand out in the K-pop scene and became a fan-favorite among many countries across the globe. In line with their international success, ITZY recently returned to Manila for a fan meet held last April 23, leaving Filipino fans eagerly awaiting for their return thanks to Bench.

A day before the event, the girls met with the press for a mediacon. The 5-member group were met with that signature warm Manila welcome. Answering questions and sharing some interesting info about them. One of which when asked who among them is the most fashionable, the group pointed to Yuna and Lia. Another one, when asked what they love about Bench, the group replied “comfortable and fashionable”.
The anticipation for ITZY’s show went full frenzy on the day of the fan meet. Fans have taken to social media to express their excitement along the while raking in massive attendance to the event. The Mall of Asia Arena became host to the thousands of MIDZYs eager to see their favorite idols.

The fan-meet was full of fun challenges, onstage antics and fan banter – Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong and Yuna also treated fans to several musical numbers. With their upbeat performances, distinctive style, and empowering messages, ITZY once again won hearts and ignited smiles in the Philippines. Moreover, Filipino fans were showered with the positive message from the group, as ITZY delivers their signature “love yourself” and “be confident” messages during the show.

With another successful Philippine show under their belt, ITZY again showed why they have the it factor. And we can’t wait to catch the next one.

Special thanks to Bench.

See more photos from #ITZYxBENCH Fan Meet event here

WayV is back for their first ever solo fanmeeting tour in the Philippines!

The global boygroup WayV will make their way to Philippine shores this year for their first ever solo fanmeeting tour entitled 2023 WayV FANMEETING Tour [Phantom] In Manila!

WayV is a global boygroup that debuted under SM Entertainment’s sub-label Label V. In 2019, they released their first digital EP “The Vision”. They have recently returned with their latest comeback EP “Phantom”.

WayV will hold a Manila fanmeeting at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on March 26 at 5PM, and will continue their global fanmeeting tour this 2023.

According to WayV’s official Twitter account, the five members of the group, KUN, TEN, XIAOJUN, HENDERY, and YANGYANG will be participating in this tour to meet their fans and spend time through various stages, talks, and games.

The last time Filipino WayZenNi were able to meet WayV was during I-POP U 2022 Manila, another production brought by DNM Entertainment, which took place on October 21st, 2022.

This time, WayV will be able to spend more time with their fans and create precious memories together.

Tickets are now on sale in all TicketNet outlets and through TicketNet Online, ticket prices are as follows:

SVIP Standing Opera – Php 10,500.00
SVIP Standing Overture – Php 10,500.00
SVIP Seated – Php 10,500.00
VIP Seated – Php 9,500.00
Lower Box A – Php 8,500.00
Lower Box B – Php 7,500.00
Upper Box – Php 5,000.00
General Admissions – Php 3,500.00

(Prices stated above are exclusive of ticketing charges.)

Check out the seat plan and fan benefits here:

This event is brought to you by DNM Entertainment and IN2UNE Entertainment.

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