A thousand out of a total of 5,000 tickets to an event preceding the premiere of
the TV drama "Snow Queen" featuring actor Hyun Bin were sold out in just three
minutes. The event will take place May 9 at the Tokyo International
The remaining 4,000 tickets were sold out soon afterward.
Up to now, actor Bae Yong-jun had been the only actor to have his fan meetings sold out in Japan, which is additional evidence of Hyun's enormous popularity in that country.
The Japanese media showed great interest in Hyun, with The Mainichi Daily News calling him "a next-generation hallyu star."
The actor's popularity in Japan is expected to soar once "Snow Queen" goes on the air there on May 10 via TV Tokyo.
Hyun's upcoming event will also be attended by the production crew of "Snow Queen" and the band Loveholic, which will sing the drama's original soundtrack.