January 8, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) announced the release of their first “Best” album at their annual “Wa-Ship Kanshasai” event at Shinjuku ReNY on December 26, 2019.
Scheduled for release on March 25, 2020, Wasuta BEST will celebrate the group’s 5th Anniversary and will also include a bonus disc of 10 songs chosen by members of Wasuta’s “Wa-Ship” fan club.
Wasuta BEST is the group’s first compilation, covering their lead tracks from their debut in 2015 through their latest release “Shani Muni Ikiru!” The 2-disc set will also come in a special edition with Blu-ray of Wasuta’s colorful and high-energy music videos, which can be previewed on Wasuta’s new YouTube channel.
Wasuta – “Shani Muni Ikiru!” (MV)
Wasuta’s “Wa-Ship Kanshasai 2019” event at Shinjuku ReNY featured special holiday fashions, including cute Santa-style outfits and shrine maiden costumes. The group members also shuffled their normal parts to perform special versions of “Tapioca Milk Tea” with Nanase, Miri, and Ririka, and “Yo Quiero Vivir” with Hazuki and Ruka.
Hazuki, who recently passed her first Spanish-language proficiency exam, received loud applause from the audience for her performance of the Spanish lyrics, which were originally performed by Adexe and Nau in their collaboration video which has received over 3 million views on YouTube.
“Wasuta 5th Anniversary LIVE” will be held on March 28, 2020, at Shibuya Public Hall.
“Wa-Ship Kanshasai 2019”
12/26/2019 @ Shinjuku ReNY
– Set 1 –
Overture (Winter ver.)
1. Welcome to Dream
3. Shining Flower
4. Mera Nyaizer!!!!!~kimi ni a ge u~
5. Bathtub Aromatic
6. Unbalanced Answers
7. Chiisana Chiisana
8. Love Unmelt
9. Ultra Miracle-cle Final Ultimate Choco Beam
10. Saijoukyuu Paradox
11. Super Arigato
12. Just be yourself
– Set 2 –
Overture (New Year ver.)
1. Do on Do ~Botchan Issho ni Odoryanse~
2. Taishi wo Dake！Garu Bi Anbishasu！
3. Wonderful World
4. Tapioca Milk Tea
5. Yo Quiero Vivir
7. Kurae! Hissatsu! Neko Punch★ ~ Watashitachi Tatakau Nyakotan [Level 5]
8. Kurenai Heart
9. Kirakira Hologram
10. Inu Neko. Seishun Massakari
11. Chisana Chisana
12. Shani Muni Ikiru!
Wasuta Official Website: http://wa-suta.world
YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/Wasuta_YouTube
Apple Music: http://bit.ly/Wasuta_iTunes
Wasuta Official Fan Club: https://waship.world
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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, 5 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).