March 6, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASUTA RELEASES VISUAL MOVIE COLLABORATION “KOISURU NYAKOTAN” WITH FASHION BRAND 17kg
WASUTA MEMBER RIRIKA KODAMA TAKES THE LEAD BEHIND-THE-SCENES IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO
“WASUTA BEST” JACKET IMAGES REVEALED
Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) has released the music video for “Koisuru Nyakotan” on their official YouTube channel.
The special collaboration “visual movie” with fashion brand 17kg features Wasuta’s five members dancing to new choreography in specially-selected outfits which are now available from the retailer.
Wasuta x 17kg Visual Movie “Koisuru Nyakotan”
“Koisuru Nyakotan” is Wasuta’s second “visual movie” collaboration project with 17kg, following “Zili Zili Love” which was released in February. Both productions were led by Wasuta member Ririka Kodama, who is credited as stylist and planner.
“I chose the songs and outfits of the visual movies this time! I’ve always been interested in fashion, so I was happy to be able to get involved with these clothing styles as part of my work,” said Ririka. “When I was planning these videos, I took it very seriously, and carefully considered things like ‘I want all members to wear short-length and long-length clothes’ or ‘Make sure that all the members wear clothes that they don’t normally wear’. It was a challenge for me, but it was really rewarding and really fun. I want everyone to see a new side of Wasuta through our visual movies!”
Wasuta x 17kg Visual Movie “Zili Zili Love”
Wasuta has also revealed the colorful jacket images for their upcoming Wasuta BEST album, scheduled for release on March 25.
Wasuta BEST is the group’s first “best” album, covering the lead tracks from their debut in 2015 through their latest song “Grapefruit Moon”. The 2-disc set celebrates the group’s 5th Anniversary and also includes 10 favorite songs chosen by members of Wasuta’s “Wa-Ship” fan club, along with a Blu-ray of Wasuta’s creative, high-energy music videos.
01. Inu Neko. Seishun Massakari
02. Ultra Miracle-cle Final Ultimate Choco Beam
03. Kanzen Naru Idol
04. Yuumei ni, Nyaritai
05. Just be yourself
06. Saijoukyuu Paradox (Idol Time PriPara anime OP)
07. WELCOME TO DREAM (Idol Time PriPara anime ED)
08, Tapioca Milk Tea
09. Taishi o Dake! Galbi (Girls be) Ambitious!
10. Kurae! Hissatsu! Neko Punch☆ ~Watashitachi Tatakau Nyakotan [Level 5]★〜
11. Mera Nyaizer!!!!!~kimi ni a ge u~
12. Bathtub Aromatic
13. Shani Muni Ikiru!
14. Grapefruit Moon
Disc 2 (chosen by Wa-ship fan club members)
01. KIRA KIRA Hologram (Kiratto Pri☆chan anime ED)
02. Doki Doki♡today
03. Wonderful World
04. Standalone Complex
05. Love Unmelt
06. PLATONIC GIRL
07. New Nyakunyakunya Suizokukan 2
08. SHINING FLOWER
09. Super Arigatou
10. Chiisana Chiisana -2020 ver.-
The limited edition Blu-ray version includes 13 music videos plus Wasuta’s 4 “Studio Live” performances with NEKONOTE BAND.
The limited deluxe edition also includes 3 new “visual movies”, a behind-the-scenes documentary from Wasuta’s record-setting “Yuumei ni, Nyaru!!!!!” concert in Yoyogi Park, 5th anniversary video interviews with each member, and their video messages to each other.
“Wasuta 5th Anniversary LIVE” will be held on March 28, 2020, at Shibuya Public Hall.
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 CD 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).