The tickets to “Death Note” musical have been hard to get due to the massive amount of fans thanks to the star-studded cast. Some people who have gotten the tickets are taking advantage of this situation and are re-selling the tickets for up to 1 million KRW (approx. 880 USD).
C-Jes Culture, the company in charge of the musical, stated, “We are getting many reports of the illegal transactions of ‘Death Note’ musical tickets. These illegal transactions done on unofficial sites are being monitored by the company.”
It continued, “If we find out the specific seats or the illegal sellers, we will undergo steps to cancel those tickets and charge crimes against those people. It is true that we can cancel the tickets if they are bought or sold illegally even if you receive them on the day of the musical. We will continue to monitor illegal transactions of tickets after the musical, so we need help from those not taking part in these illegal actions. If you find someone taking part in these transactions, please contact our company immediately.”
The company revealed their reason behind taking legal action, stating, “After monitoring the situation, we have found that the tickets for the VIP (originally 140,000 KRW (approx. 120 USD)) and the R (originally 120,000 KRW (approx. 100 USD)) sections are being sold for up to 1 million KRW (approx. 880 USD). We are taking action because these kinds of illegal transactions have been way out of line. We have already tracked down and cancelled a ticket that was sold for 500,000 KRW (approx. 440 USD) on July 8. We hope that no one is a victim of these cases and that people will follow concert etiquette.”
Meanwhile, “Death Note” musical tickets sold out completely for the multiple times tickets went on sale. 60,000 tickets for all showings have been sold, making this a new record in the history of all musicals.