By Ilyda Chua, The Straits Times, Asiaone, 02 March 2018 at 8:47 pm SGT
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SINGAPORE - The Singapore Sports Hub is usually known as a hotspot for sports enthusiasts. But on Saturday (March 3) evening, the area will be a gathering place for a slightly different group of people - singles.
In collaboration with Spark Connections, the Singapore Sports Hub is jointly organising a movie screening targeted at singles.
Held at the Kallang Basin waterfront, the event will see a screening of popular Japanese animated film Kimi no Na wa (Your Name), the highest-grossing anime film of all time.
Anime such as 'Your Name' have been big hits for Funimation in the West. Sony has made its move and intends to acquire a majority stake (95%) in the anime distribution company.
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The screening is free for all singles who pre-register for the event. They will also receive a free Kallang Wave Mall picnic mat upon confirmation.
Non-singles who are interested in attending the screening can redeem a pair of tickets and picnic mat by spending $80 in a single receipt ($120 at Fairprice Extra).
Ms Lee Pey Tzuann, a designer who will be attending the event, said that she heard about the event through a friend.
"The movie sounded interesting, so I decided to go with one of my friends," said the 29-year-old. She added that she attends SSH events regularly, in hopes of making new friends and maintaining her health.
Suga Shrine is close to Yotsuyasanchome Station & the place where at the end of the movie Mitsuha and Taki cross-path each other.
Japan’s filled with lots of places to go and things to see and to experience the exact locations from your favorite anime and manga series. The diverse scenery throughout Japan continues to inspire anime artists as they make a new anime series and films with their homeland in mind. Check out these real life locations and landmarks of the very popular Makoto Shinkai’s anime movie “Kimi No Na Wa.” (Your Name), the movie that broke box office records across the world on its release in cinemas.
Watch it alone at your place. Because trust me it gets sad & you don’t wanna cry in front of people.
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Another SSH regular, Ms Jessica Chong, also expressed interest in the event.
The 25-year-old business analyst has been frequenting the sports hub since September last year.
"I wanted to lose weight and gain work-life balance," she said. "But I decided to attend the screening because my fellow fitness friends asked me to join."
The screening will be held at OCBC Square from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
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"Your Name" director Makoto Shinkai says the film was inspired by the 2011 Japan earthquake.
The plot revolves around the gender swapping between senior high school boy Taki Tachibana and senior high school girl Mitsuha Miyamizu. The two have never met, but their fates become intertwined by the one-in-a-thousand-years fall of a comet. A number of real-life locations are shown in the animated film, including Shinkai’s hometown in Nagano prefecture in central Japan, its neighboring prefecture Gifu and Tokyo. The film is praised for its beautiful cinematography and its use of light.
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