SEKAI NO OWARI’s Tease New Albums ‘Eye’ & ‘Lip’ With New Artist Photos

18.January.2019 | MUSIC

SEKAI NO OWARI has posted new artist photos and unveiled the tracklists for the upcoming simultaneous release of their new albums Eye and Lip on February 27, 2019. This marks the first album release from the band since 2015’s Tree.

The photos are taken from the perspective of the band and the press. Each album will feature 13 songs for a total of 26 including their singles ANTI-HEROSOSHey HoRain and Sazanka; the digital single Illumination; as well as new songs and the not-yet-released Monsoon Night and Mr. Heartache.


Nakajin, Fukase and Saori display the full potential of their song and lyric writing skills across these two albums through a wide variety of different tracks. SEKAI NO OWARI are known for their fantasy-like image, but these records are described as seeing them showing a more human side to themselves in a change of career. Eye uncovers their weaknesses while Lip embraces their strengths. The albums dive deep into human nature in all of our feats and fears


SEKAI NO OWARI’s discography will also be released on streaming services at midnight tonight (JST) – the entire back catalogue from their first album EARTH to their latest single Illumination. A special website has also gone live for Eye and Lip. Links below.


  • Long-Awaited Cosmetic Line from Anime Brand ‘badmood’ Now Available

    07.September.2022 | FASHION

    Fashion brand badmood, a line of goods inspired by the anime BAD MOOD, has released its first cosmetic line! The anime itself was written by Fukase from SEKAI NO OWARI, who also designed the characters. Four products are available–a shadow palette, gel eyeliner, color change lip balm, and bright sun cream. Products are available at the CREE’MARE online store, 9 CREE’MARE by DHOLIC stores, and the DHOLIC Lumine Omiya store. 


    badmood Shadow Palette

    ・Easily-portable eyeshadow palette with 4 colors

    ・Comes in two textures: Powder and Jelly

    ・Dense color offers complete coverage, even when applied with fingertips

    ・Orange-Brown: ¥2,600 (Tax Included)


    badmood Gel Eyeliner

    ・Creamy texture gently adheres to the eye area

    ・Sure to keep lines firmly in place without smearing

    ・Includes a pencil sharpener for thinning the tip

    ・01 Matte Black / 02 Chocolate Brown: ¥1,800 (Tax Included)


    badmood Color Change Lip Balm

    ・Offers a bright pop of natural color when applied

    ・Moisturizing for those with dry lips

    ・Smooth and easy to use without leaving sticky residue

    ・01 Orange / 02 Grape: ¥2,000 (Tax Included)


    badmood Bright Sun Cream

    ・Moist texture for easy application

    ・Easy to match to any skin tone

    ・SPF50+ sure to block harsh ultraviolet rays

    ・Skin Color: ¥2,600 (Tax Included)


    Customers will also receive a badmood original tattoo sticker for each product purchased!

    *Available while supplies last.

    *Not available at Rakuten or Qoo10 Official Store.

  • SEKAI NO OWARI Unveils Must-Have Bonus Merchandise You Can Get with Their Greatest Hits Album

    25.December.2020 | MUSIC

    SEKAI NO OWARI is all set for the release of their first-ever greatest hits album SEKAI NO OWARI 2010-2019. The album will be released on February 10, 2021 and to hype up fans even more, the original merchandise designs have been unveiled.

    From their debut hit Maboroshi no Inochi to other famous hits such as Star Light Parade, RPG, Honoo to Mori no Carnival, Dragon Night, Hey Ho, and RAIN, the album contains two CDs and a total of 30 songs. The bonus merchandise features the artist photo taken by singer-songwriter Fukase and the album jacket photo. The merchandise can only be obtained by purchasing the album.


    The bonus merchandise that comes with the album varies depending on where you purchase it. Early birds who preorder the album can get their hands on a clear ticket case. For the chance to get your hands on the ticket case, you need to preorder before the deadline January 11, 2021.

    For more information, check out the SEKAI NO OWARI 2010-2019 album official website mentioned below.

  • End of the World Release Their First Album ‘CHAMELEON’

    30.November.2020 | MUSIC

    Japanese pop band SEKAI NO OWARI have released their new 13-track album CHAMELEON under the band name End of the World on November 27, 2020.


    SEKAI NO OWARI goes by the name ‘End of the World’ when performing internationally, and Chameleon comes as their first record released under that name. Despite the language barrier, the band has strived to create an album that can be delivered to the people of the world while staying true to their sound. The 13-track record features a host of guest artists including NIKI of 88rising, British electro band Clean Bandit, singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin, and more.


    Fukase (SEKAI NO OWARI/End of the World) | Comment

    “We have wandered these past seven years to seek out what colour this band is. Sometimes we discover it, sometimes it’s an unfamiliar colour. This is an album covered in mud, and by no means a smart one.”


    Mick Guzauski (Album Mixer) | Comment

    “I’m so happy to be associated with this amazing album. Although we’ve had to communicate remotely, the band had such enthusiasm in all the details throughout production. They are devoted to their sound and are very intent on their aesthetic. They were really interested in my opinions on the engineering work, and all of this was incorporated into the album. I’m glad I got to work with them, it’s been an unforgettable experience.”


    End of the World released a music video for their song ‘Rollerskates’ from the album which stars Japanese actress Nana Komatsu.

    The music video was shot in New York and has a romantic, beautiful, and nostalgic feel to it with rollerskating through the restless night.

  • SEKAI NO OWARI’s Greatest Hits Album ‘SEKAI NO OWARI 2010-2019’ Releases February 10

    24.November.2020 | MUSIC

    SEKAI NO OWARI announced the release of their first-ever greatest hits album SEKAI NO OWARI 2010-2019 back in March to be May 27, 2020, but the release date was postponed due to the pandemic. However, fans will be pleased to know that a new release date has been announced: February 10, 2021, which falls on a commemorative day for the band as it is the same date as when they made their debut.


    To promote the new release date, SEKAI NO OWARI have unveiled the cover art along with what fans can expect on this album.

    The idea for the cover art was conceived by band lead vocalist and bassist Fukase, who took the photo of the ominous-looking tree himself at the beginning of 2020 when he visited Norway.


    SEKAI NO OWARI 2010-2019 includes 30 tracks across two discs, featuring all the band’s best songs from their debut album EARTH during their independent era to their latest two albums Eye and Lip. It also includes an unreleased bonus track.

    The album will be released in three versions: the Limited Pressing Premium Box Edition, the First Press Limited Edition, and a two-disc Regular Edition.


    The Limited Pressing Premium Box Edition comes with a 368-page book entitled History of SEKAI NO OWARI which is split by year, covering the band’s 10-year history from their debut to today. Fans can hear stories behind the production of their early music and more. It also comes with the same live DVD coupled with the First Press Limited Edition. It features over 20 of the band’s best live performances including the summer festival they played when they debuted, their “TOKYO FANTASY” show from 2014 which until now has never been publicly released and which had to be cancelled on the final day due to a typhoon.

  • SEKAI NO OWARI Announce New Single ‘Forever feat.NIKI’ Under Band Name End of the World

    14.November.2020 | MUSIC

    SEKAI NO OWARI have announced that they will release a new single entitled Forever feat.NIKI digitally under their international band name End of the World on November 31, 2020. The track will feature on their upcoming album Chameleon which is set to hit shelves several days earlier on November 27.


    The new song features Indonesian singer-songwriter and record producer NIKI who is currently signed to 88rising. Her new album MOONCHILD dropped on September 10, 2020.


    Forever feat.NIKI is a love song that sings about “continuing to change so as to not change.” The song was written and composed together with Cass Lowe and NIKI and features a gorgeous blend of vocals from Fukase and NIKI.


    NIKI | Comment

    “I’m so happy we were able to release this song. Even before this collaboration I was into End of the World, so I was super excited when Nakajin reached out to me. The [ideas for the] song began over a Zoom call, and now it can be heard around the world. It’s an ode to all our fans and one I hope goes on to support them. I hope you enjoy!” (Translated from Japanese by MMN)

  • SEKAI NO OWARI Announce the Release of ‘Chameleon’ Album as End of the World

    28.October.2020 | MUSIC

    Japanese pop band SEKAI NO OWARI have announced that they will release their 13-track album Chameleon under the band name End of the World, the name they use when performing internationally, on November 27, 2020.

    The 13-track record features a host of guest artists including British electro band Clean Bandit, singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin, and more.


    Since touring countries around the world, End of the World has treasured the times they have been able to meet producers and songwriters. Their experience learning about the different ways of hearing and making music, as well as the different cultures, languages, and roots they have encountered along the way, have overlapped with their own and given them confidence and stimulus when it comes to writing music.


    The physical CD edition of Chameleon will be released exclusively on Amazon, and for a limited time now until November 8, 2020 at 23:59 (JST), fans can pre-order signed copies.

  • SEKAI NO OWARI’s Fukase Creates New Anime Project BAD MOOD

    22.October.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The first episode of a new anime project entitled BAD MOOD conceived by SEKAI NO OWARI’s lead vocalist and bassist Fukase together with creative director Naoki Wada was released worldwide on Amazon Prime Video on October 21, 2020.

    BAD MOOD is a laid-back anime series that follows the fictitious band The Pink Elephants which is made up of five members: Fishman, Butt, Rabbit, UFO, and Moth.

    The anime project was written by Fukase who also oversaw the designs, with creative direction by Naoki Wada. Episode 0 was first posted on the official BAD MOOD YouTube channel. Six episodes will now roll out on Amazon Prime Video, with the first having been posted on Wednesday.


    Fukase | Comment

    “BAD MOOD for me is a show that explores the source of creativity. Whenever a series is born, it feels neither like the time when you look up and see a fresh blue sky, nor the time taken to enjoy a nice breakfast. I believe creativity is both a type of instinctive self-defence as well as something positive used to move forward in a negative situation. In fact, when I first conceived this animation project, I thought that if I’m just going to continue writing music as work, then I might as will quit, and that if there’s no need for SEKAI NO OWARI then we should break up. BAD MOOD contains messages I’m unable to convey in music, not in the form of my own words, but in animated form. The thing said and the situations in it are things from inside my own head, but by no means is this a proxy for my own opinions, and so I hope you can watch it with a broad mind, especially since we’ve living in the time we are right now.”

  • SEKAI NO OWARI Postpone Release of Greatest Hits Album ‘SEKAI NO OWARI 2010-2019’

    12.May.2020 | MUSIC

    Japanese pop band SEKAI NO OWARI have announced that due to the effects of the Act on Special Measures concerning the novel coronavirus, their forthcoming greatest hits album which was announced in March and originally scheduled for release on May 27, 2020, has been postponed until further notice.


    Pre-orders are being handled different from store to store, so if you have pre-ordered the record, be sure to enquire directly with your site of purchase.

  • SEKAI NO OWARI Announces Greatest Hits Album ‘SEKAI NO OWARI 2010-2019’

    13.March.2020 | MUSIC

    February 10, 2020 marked the day of SEKAI NO OWARI’s 10th anniversary since their debut. In celebration of the milestone, the band have announced the release of their first greatest hits album, which was previously revealed to be titled Box, but today it has been announced that it is changing to SEKAI NO OWARI 2010-2019. The album, which culminates their 10 years together, will be released on May 27, 2020.


    The album features all the band’s best songs from their debut album EARTH during their independent era to their latest two albums Eye and Lip. The album will be released in three versions: the Limited Pressing Premium Box Edition, the First Press Limited Edition, and a two-disc Regular Edition.


    The Limited Pressing Premium Box Edition comes with a 368-page book entitled History of SEKAI NO OWARI which lets you relive the history of the band from their debut to today. It includes a wealth of information on the band, including never-before-heard details on recording their earlier work. It also comes with the same DVD, entitled “LIVE BEST DVD,” that is coupled with the First Press Limited Edition.


    The “LIVE BEST DVD” that comes with the First Press Limited Edition features over 20 of the band’s best live performances including the summer festival they played when they debuted, their “TOKYO FANTASY” show from 2014 which until now has never been publicly released and which had to be cancelled on the final day due to a typhoon.


    Regular Edition copies have 30 songs spread across two discs, with tracks such as their debut song Maboroshi no Inochi, hit songs like Starlight ParadeRPGHonoo to Mori no CarnivalDragon NightHey HoRAIN, and more, as well as a bonus track available only with the Regular Edition.


    When bought at select CD stores in Japan, copies of the album will be coupled with bonus items. Additionally, on the same day that the album is released, SEKAI NO OWARI will release a new single from Universal Music.


    SEKAI NO OWARI are heading on their “Du Gara Di Du” dome tour in September.

  • SEKAI NO OWARI Announce 2020 Dome Tour in Tokyo, Osaka Fukuoka and Nagoya

    29.November.2019 | MUSIC

    SEKAI NO OWARI wrapped up their “The Colors” 2019 tour on November 18 with a final show in Beijing. The tour was their biggest to date, taking them to 17 venues for 32 concerts in front of 29,000 fans.


    Despite having only just concluded this successful tour, the band have announced a Japan dome tour entitled “Du Gara Di Du” which will take place in spring 2020, marking ten years since they made their debut. This was announced on Japanese TV on November 27 during the broadcast of Best Artist 2019. The tour will kick off at Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome on September 5, 2020 before taking them to Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.


    A special website has gone live to promote the tour. More information will be released in the run up to the tour, so be sure to check it to keep up to date.

  • SEKAI NO OWARI Performed at Makuhari Messe, Asia Tour To Follow

    26.July.2019 | MUSIC

    SEKAI NO OWARI is currently on their Japan tour “The Colours”. From July 24 to 25 they performed at Makuhari Messe, leaving the venue on a very high note. 

    After four years since the release of Tree, they released their albums Eye and Lip on February 27, 2019. In April, they followed up on the album releases with their Japan tour The Colours, which is their biggest tour to date with 28 performances in 13 venues across the country. This autumn, they will be touring Taipei, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing under the same live tour title, and much more. This is the most jam-packed schedule from SEKAI NO OWARI that anyone has ever seen. 

    Over the two days at Makuhari Messe, approximately 32,000 fans attended to watch SEKAI NO OWARI.


    A statement by vocalist Fukase:

    We are performing at 24 locations for this tour. After a while it suddenly hit me that this is the biggest tour SEKAI NO OWARI has ever been on. It makes me happy to think that we managed to up our game to a whole new level without even realising it. Thank you for your support. After a year or so, we will be reaching our 10th anniversary, so we are thinking of what we could do to celebrate. Thank you and please continue to support us,” he said, thanking the fans. 

    That leaves just four more performances of the tour left. The last performances will be held on August 24 and 25th at the Mie Prefectural Sun Arena, bringing their grand tour to a close. In total, an estimated 280,000 fans will have attended this phenomenal tour. 


    Photographers: 太田好治、立脇卓、鳥居洋介

  • SEKAI NO OWARI’s ‘Eye’ & ‘Lip’ Albums Released on Spotify, Apple Music & Other Streaming Services

    07.April.2019 | MUSIC

    SEKAI NO OWARI embarked on their nationwide “The Colors” tour yesterday which will take them to 13 venues across Japan to perform 28 shows.


    Ahead of the tour, the band’s two new albums Eye and Lip, which were released simultaneously on February 27, have been made available on major streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music.


    Both albums reached No. 1 and No. 2 on the Oricon Weekly Album Chart respectively. Fans worldwide can now look forward to enjoying all 26 tracks from their single ANTI-HERO to other hits like SOSHey HoRAINSazanka and Illumination amongst a host of other new songs as well as tracks previously only performed live like Monsoon Night and Mr.Heartache.