There is a likelihood that BTS will accomplish their compulsory military service all together at once.
On April 21, in an investigative article published by Leading Investment & Securities about HYBE, research analyst Yoo Sung Man wrote, “It is predicted that the BTS members will enlist in the military simultaneously before mid-2022. Considering the effect of the content that will be pre-produced ahead of their enlistments, the actual period of inactivity will be around one year.” Presently, the duration of service for active-duty soldiers is one year and six months.
Last December, the Ministry of National Defense promulgated a modification to the military service law that makes exceptional people working in the popular culture and arts industry eligible to postpone their military enlistment. If it is confirmed that BTS is eligible for this law, the oldest member Jin will be able to postpone his enlistment until the end of 2022.
Following reports, a source from Big Hit Music stated to Xportsnews, “We have nothing to tell you besides what the artists have shared.”