This was mentioned by an Amuse representative at the 41st Amuse Shareholders Meeting, which was held at Ryogoku Kokugikan earlier today (June 23rd). The question asked was about BABYMETAL’s next activities, and the answer given went on for about 2 minutes. A few people who were there gave a few (slightly) different quotes.
Note that in Japanese “recovering” and “recovered” can be read the same way (this was last years problem as well). It’s possible she is still recovering.
“Yui Mizuno is in preparation towards her next activities”@EnKSN_8808
Q: “Can you talk about Babymetal plans going forward?”@kenmokenmo
A: “We thank you for your strong affection over the last year. With Yokohama and ongoing we will work on gaining more influence. Yui’s recovery did go well, we wish for a relief for the fans.”
A: Thank you for your great interest in BABYMETAL’s activities over the last year. Last year, YUI-METAL’s activities ended. New activity from June 28th will be with 2 members. There will be 20 shows in the United States in the Autumn. Activities with more passionate thoughts than ever. The condition of Yui Mizuno has recovered and she is preparing for a new dream.@kokubocamera
Q8: Please tell us the plans for BABYMETAL’s activities.
A8: Thank you for the passion again this year. BABYMETAL will be more active than ever starting from the Yokohama live (on June 28th~29th). Mizuno Yui’s health has gotten a lot better, so please be rest assured.
Other BABYMETAL-relevant questions answered
Regarding merchandise stock at shows:
Q3: About the quantity of live goods. Even if I attend Fukuyama Masaharu’s concert, the items I want would be sold out 1 hour before (the start of the concert?). Purchasing live goods at the concert venue is one of the happiness (when attending live). I’d like you to provide proper replenishment of goods on sale.
A3: Thank you for attending Fukuyama Masaharu’s live. We apologize for not preparing the adequate number of live goods. Although the goods’ production number is analyzed, there is also a risk on inventory. We will gradually increase the production number while analyzing the past sales at each venue as well as looking at the inventory and balance of the mail orders.
Regarding LINE ticket and resale (Japan shows):
Q6: About LINE ticket, I heard from the General Meeting held 2 years ago that it is used as a measure against high price resale. I got a ticket for BABYMETAL’s live via. LINE ticket. One side is Amuse Mobile, and another is LINE ticket (in terms of ways to purchase the tickets). What is the ratio of paper tickets and LINE tickets (e-ticket)? Will there be an increase in LINE tickets in the future?
A6: Thank you for the ticket purchase. Although a law to prevent high price resale has come into effect recently, LINE ticket is designed with lots of measures against ticket resale. Tickets cannot be resold to others (on LINE ticket). As long as paper tickets are being used, identity documents will be used to confirm the identifications. The proportion (of the tickets) is different for each artist. (However) the LINE ticket service has been growing well since it started a year ago.
Thanks to all the translators!