August 21, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wasuta Reveals “PLATONIC GIRL” Studio Live Video
Free Live Concert Announced for October 8 in Yoyogi Park
Contest to Design Stage Banner Open to Fans Worldwide
Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) has released a “studio live” music video for their song “PLATONIC GIRL”.
The music video is the third YouTube video to showcase the members’ dance and vocal performance backed by a full rock band, named the “NEKONOTE BAND”, which will appear with Wasuta at the group’s free live concert in Yoyogi Park on October 8.
Wasuta – “PLATONIC GIRL” (Studio Live MV)
“PLATONIC GIRL” (from their third album Cat’ch The World) is one of Wasuta’s most popular songs in their live concerts, and fans can see more of Wasuta x NEKONOTE band in the “studio live” videos for “Saijoukyuu Paradox” (Idol Time PriPara anime OP) and “NEW Nya-ku Nyaku-Nya Suizokukan 2”.
The Yoyogi Park free concert event has been supported by fans via a crowdfunding campaign, which has already reached nearly 200% of its goal since its launch.
Details (in Japanese): https://camp-fire.jp/projects/view/142011
Wasuta is also involving fans in the celebration with a contest to design the event’s large visual banner, which will cover the back of the stage and be seen by thousands on the night of the show. Fans are encouraged to post their original designs on Twitter with the hashtags “#わーすた1008” and “#わーしっぷイラスト部”. The contest is open to fans worldwide until September 15 11:59pm (JST) and Wasuta’s members will personally select the winner.
Complete info and rules (in Japanese): https://wa-suta.world/news/detail.php?id=1075068
Wasuta FREE LIVE “Yuumei ni, Nyaru!!!!!”
feat. NEKONOTE Band
Yoyogi Park Outdoor Stage
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
17:00 open / 18:00 start
Free numbered ticket starts at 14:00
Wasuta is celebrating their 4th anniversary this year. The group’s third EP The Legend of WASUTA was released June 26, and they recently completed their RPG-themed “Kawaii Quest” live concert series and made their North American performance debut at Anime North in Canada. Earlier this month, Wasuta performed at Tokyo Idol Festival 2019 and continued their overseas performances with an appearance at Japan Festival in Mongolia August 17-18.
Wasuta – “Mera Nyaizer!!!!!~kimi ni a ge u~”
Wasuta Official Website: http://wa-suta.world
Apple Music: http://bit.ly/Wasuta_iTunes
The World Standard a.k.a “Wasuta” was formed in March 2015 with the mission of introducing “kawaii” Japanese idol culture worldwide via social media and live showcases.
The five members of Wasuta are:
Hazuki (Pastel Yellow)
Nanase (Pastel Green, leader)
Miri (Pastel Purple)
Ririka (Pastel Blue)
Ruka (Pastel Pink)
Since their debut in 2015, Wasuta has released 3 albums, 3 mini-albums, 4 singles, 5 digital singles, 2 live albums, and a live concert Blu-ray from their first nationwide Japanese tour.
In addition to their regular performances across Japan, Wasuta has also been active worldwide, appearing at music events in Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Wasuta has performed theme songs for several anime series, including Kiratto Pri☆chan, Idol Time PriPara, Heybot!, PriPara Movie: Mi~nna de Kagayake! Kirarin☆Star Live!, and the official dance song for The Powerpuff Girls animated series in Japan.
Wasuta’s high-energy, kawaii style has led to collaborations with several top brands in Japan, including Sanrio Puroland, Tokyo Game Show, Hokkaido Resort Liner, Big Echo karaoke, POSME Idol Ambassadors (Shiseido cosmetics), RAGE E-Sports Tournament, The Alley (boba tea), and Jamie Ank’s 2019 Spring fashion collection.
Wasuta released their first photobook “Wasuta – Wonderful Collection” in 2019. The group has also hosted popular radio shows “World Standard Nippon” (FM 93) and “Wasuta no World Standard Radio” (MBS).
In summer 2018, Wasuta collaborated with Adexe & Nau on a Japanese/Spanish remix of the single “Yo Quiero Vivir,” which has scored over 3 million views on YouTube.
With over 500,000 followers on social media, the members of Wasuta are currently studying foreign languages to communicate directly with their worldwide fans: Hazuki (Spanish), Nanase (English), Miri (Chinese), Ririka (English), Ruka (English).