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


  • Eir Aoi’s LIVE TOUR 2019 Fragment oF took her on a journey across the country, performing at eight different locations to approximately 10,000 wild fans. She saw her final tour performance at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall on July 15.  


    The overpowering digital rock song UNLIMITED sent an instant surge of energy through the crowd. Her heart-throbbing setlist included a range of big hits that were used as theme songs for the anime Sword Art Online including Iris, INNOCENCE, Cynthia no Hikari, Ryusei and IGNITE . Her strong vocals and the passion etched onto her face enthralled the crowd. 

    For the encore, she performed Tsuki wo Ou Mayonaka, which is the new opening theme song for the anime Granbelm. The urgent beat of the song energised the audience, who were dancing and singing as one. For the last song, she performed AURORA, which she especially prepared for this day only. 


    “There are times that I just cannot sing this song, but seeing the encouraging and excited faces of my fans gave me the support I needed to sing,” she said.


    Eir Aoi: Tsuki wo Ou Mayonaka Music Video


    After the encore was over, there was a surprise for the fans. The music video for Tsuki wo Ou Mayonaka, the new theme song for the anime Granbelm, was played before the crowd. Fans could not contain their wild joy at being the first people to watch the video. The music video was just released on July 16 at 8pm, so please check it out. 

  • 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.

  • SEKAI NO OWARI’s ‘Witch’ Used in Asahi Super Dry Commercial

    04.April.2019 | MUSIC

    SEKAI NO OWARI’s song Witch is being used in the latest TV commercial for the Japanese beer Asahi Super Dry.


    Witch is taken from the band’s album Eye which was released simultaneously alongside their album Lip on February 27 this year. Its fast-paced and upbeat melody coincides perfectly with the running snow dogs in the commercial


    The commercial began airing on Japanese TV on April 2.

  • SEKAI NO OWARI Digitally Release ‘Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku’ Theme Song

    15.March.2019 | MUSIC

    SEKAI NO OWARI dropped two new albums simultaneously on February 27, 2019―Lip and Eye―which marked their first studio album release Tree in 2015. Both albums ranked No. 1 and No. 2 on the Oricon Album Charts on March 6 respectively, and both continue to enjoy sound sales.

    The four-piece Tokyo pop band has just made their song Mitsu no Tsuki -for the film- available for digital download and stream (March 15). The song is a special arrangement of the original track Mitsu no Tsuki included on Lip. It was written for the Japanese film Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku (“You Shine in the Moonlit Night”) which also hit Japanese theatres on March 15.

    Exclusive cover art was also released for the track which is inspired by the title of the film―shining moonlight.


    SEKAI NO OWARI made the following statement about the newly-arranged track: “We discussed [a new version] while we were writing the new albums. The original song was already complete, but Mitsu no Tsuki -for the film- is a new arrangement written as the main theme for the film. We wrote it together with Takeshi Kobayashi, who was our sound producer. It has a classic sound but you can also still hear that it is us. I hope people will like it, it’s very different from Mitsu no Tsuki on the album.”

  • SEKAI NO OWARI just released the music video for “Food” and it’s quite bizarre!

    27.February.2019 | MUSIC

    SEKAI NO OWARI has released the music video for their new song “Food”! SEKAI NO OWARI released two albums on 27th February entitled “Eye” and “Lip”. The song “Food” is one of the songs on the album “Eye”.

    It has been three years since the band worked with Jun Tamukai, who was the director of this music video. The video is based on a psychedelic dinner party to which many strange guests are invited. A peculiar pink cube is brought to the dinner table and the dinner party begins. This music video presents the concept of the basic human need of “eating” in a rather unique and imaginative way. Please check it out!

  • SEKAI NO OWARI Release ‘Stargazer’ Music Video From New Album ‘Eye’

    10.February.2019 | MUSIC

    SEKAI NO OWARI will released two albums simultaneously on February 27: Eye and Lip. While fans wait they can enjoy the new music video for Stargazer that just dropped, the final track of Eye.


    The music video’s story was written by lead vocalist Fukase who also wrote the lyrics for and composed the song. When coming up the story he pictured Yurina Hirate of Japanese idol group Keyakizaka46 playing the video’s protagonist and so sent an offer. The two of them also conversed on NHK in the past, so Hirate accepted the offer.

    Hirate performs the part of a girl living an ordinary life as referenced in the song.

    The full music video took half a year to complete since its conception. This includes Fukase’s desire to have a dance scene with a full moon in the background. Him and the staff had to confirm the timing and weather conditions for a real full moon and fit it into Hirate’s schedule.

    The dance scene at the end is so overwhelming as to take your breath away. The video itself was directed by Yuichiro Fujishiro who has worked on several videos for SEKAI NO OWARI including Sazanka.


    *The video includes scenes characters not wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle. Please note that this was filmed under strict supervision and for the purpose of this music video.

    Speaking about the video, Fukase made the following comment: “In total the video shoot took close to a year after a desire to film a dance scene with a real moon in it. Despite heading to the location things happened such as the clouds hiding the moon, the sky being too bright in summer so not fitting with the shoot so we had to take a temporary break, and so on. I wrote the script and asked Hirate to come up with the choreography herself. The moon looks beautiful and like CG but it’s the real deal. Even in terms of schedule we got it at the last moment on the final day with just minutes to spare. I am grateful to both all of the staff and Hirate who did the dance despite the tense air since she absolutely couldn’t mess up. When I saw the final dance I felt feelings that couldn’t be put into words while writing and composing the song. It was like a warm feeling in my heart, a feeling of awe, like tears were falling. I hope you all check it out.”


    The music video is included on the DVD that’s coupled with Limited Edition copies of Lip. Both albums are also now available for pre-order on iTunes.

  • SEKAI NO OWARI’s New Song Announced as ‘Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku’ Theme Song

    31.January.2019 | MUSIC

    It has been announced that the new song Mitsu no Tsuki -for the film- by four-member rock band SEKAI NO OWARI will be used as the main theme for the upcoming film Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku (“You Shine in the Moonlit Night”) which hits theatres in Japan on March 15, 2019.


    The song is a special arrangement of the original track Mitsu no Tsuki included on the band’s upcoming album Lip which is being released simultaneously alongside another new album titled Eye, both of which are set to hit shelves on February 27, 2019.


    The film’s producer made the offer to SEKAI NO OWARI after picturing closing it with a peaceful innocence. His request was for the song to capture not the sadness but the yearning in that sense of loss from a beloved one dying. The song Mitsu no Tsuki encompasses the feeling of the film entirely almost as if it was written specifically for it. Japanese composer and musician Takeshi Kobayashi create a special arrangement of the song that vibrantly captures the essence of the human heart.

    SEKAI NO OWARI made the following statement in relation to the song and film: “We had the talk while we were producing our new albums. Although the song was already complete at the time, Mitsu no Tsuki -for the film- is a new arrangement that fits as the theme song for the movie. We worked alongside Takeshi Kobayashi who was our sound producer. The song has a classic sound but you can still feel us in it. I would be happy if people enjoy how different it is to Mitsu no Tsuki from the album.”

    Japanese actress Mei Nagano who plays the role of Mamizu Watarase commented: “I was very happy to hear that they were arranging the song to tie in with the film. I was moved by this predestined encounter, how although it was already written, was perfect. I am overjoyed that this beautiful song uplifts you at the end of the film.”


    Actor Takumi Kitamura who plays Takuya Okada in the film also made a comment. “SEKAI NO OWARI are in charge of the main theme for Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku. What a chance encounter it was that a song that already excited links with the outlook of the film. It’s like fate, just like how I came to play the role of Takuya. It makes me feel the afterglow of the film.”

  • 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.

  • SEKAI NO OWARI Release Music Video for New Song ‘Illumination’

    06.December.2018 | MUSIC

    4-piece pop band SEKAI NO OWARI have dropped a music video for their new track Illumination.



    Strength and gentleness is portrayed through the carefully considered use of colour in the music video. We see four girls wearing colourless grey dresses which have hidden within them a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours. They are surrounded by three groups of dancers which are split into red, blue and yellow.


    The beautiful coordination of colour and the lyrics are expressed through the dance moves which serve to only deepen the meaning of the words.


    Be sure to check the video out for yourself!

  • An experiential tour of a factory producing tea in Shizuoka Prefecture

    29.November.2017 | SPOT

    The factory-tour produced by Oyaizu Seiichi Shoten “Ochaya no ‘Kojo Kengaku/Taiken Tour (factory observation/experience tour)’” is gaining much popularity nowadays (the number of the visitors increased more than three times over last year.)


    “Kojo Kengaku/Taiken Tour” is a tour where you can enjoy observing the tea-making factory/tea-keeping refrigerator, receiving an explanation about the different varieties of tea and experiencing a tea-packing event.


    They started to receive sightseeing buses since they wanted to introduce the allurement of “ocha,” (tea) the traditional drink of Japan and many people from both inside and outside of Shizuoka Prefecture are visiting this factory.


    Many visitors say, “I can smell the good scent of tea” as soon as the shutter of the storage opens and shout “Wow, it’s so cold!” when they enter the tea-keeping refrigerator.


    Also, you can drink freshly made teas, taste “Maccha Baumkuchen ‘CHIYO no Wa’” which won the first place in Rakutenichiba (Internet shopping site) and the 2015 Gourmet Taisho Award and enjoy a tea-packing event.



    Ochaya no “Kojo Kengaku/Experiential Tour”

    Date: throughout the year (except December)

    Fixed holiday: Sunday/holidays

    Time: 9:30 to 16:00 (last reception 15:00)

    Maximum headcount: 5 to 100 persons per group

    Reservation: 10 days before the day that you want to visit

    Time required: about an hour (the length of the time can be adjusted)

    Venue: Oyaizu Seiichi Shoten

    Parking lot: free

    Entrance fee: free, tea packing event – 500 yen per one trial



    Oyaizu Seiichi Shoten



    Person in charge: Yokoyama Ishikawa


  • Teaser trailer released for the nighttime mystery bus tour on Sado Island with an unknown destination

    18.November.2017 | SPOT

    The Sado Tourism Association has announced plans for a nighttime mystery bus tour on Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture where passengers will not be told the route or destination. The bus tour is titled Yoru no Isan e, Otsure Shimasu. “Youma Kankou Bus Tour” (Onward to the night’s legacy. “Ghost Sightseeing Bus Tour”) and will be held on December 8th and December 9th. A teaser trailer for the bus tour was released on November 15th.


    The “Youma Kankou Bus Tour” is a new type of nighttime sightseeing experience which will allow passengers to witness the historical legacy and traditional culture of Sado Island as well as the astonishing nature of an island that is remote. The “Youma Kankou” bus is a true mystery – it has no timetable and no disclosed destination.


    The teaser trailer gives a glimpse into the bewitching and curious experience.



    A maximum of 35 people can join the tour on each day and prices for boarding are ¥2,000 (tax included). Tickets can be purchased via Lawson Ticket: (Japanese).


    The mystery bus tour is being held to promote tourism and boost business activity on the island. There are also plans to make it a regular event and something that people of all ages can enjoy.


    Look forward to the mystery bus tour and where exactly it will take you. Better get your ticket quick!



    Yoru no Isan e, Otsure Shimasu. “Youma Kankou Bus Tour”

    Date: Friday Dec. 8, 2017 and Saturday Dec. 9, 2017

    Time: Meet – 19:15 / Depart – 19:30 / Return – 21:30

    Location: Sado Island (The route will remain a mystery until the day of the tour)


    Ticket Price: ¥2,000  (tax incl.)

    No. of People: 35 (per day) *registration will close once the max. number of passengers is reached.

    Conditions: Those under the age of 20 cannot register.


    To purchase a ticket, please visit the following page via Lawson Ticket: (Japanese)


    Meeting Spot & Return Spot:

    Bus stop at i-Port Sado (Sado Information Center) (Japanese: あいぽーと佐渡内にある特設バス停)

    Address: 384-11 Ryotsuebisu, Sado, Niigata Prefecture / Access: 5-minutes’ walk from Ryotu Port


    <Accessing Ryotu Port on Sado Island via Niigata Port>

    It takes approximately 1 hour 5 minutes to reach Ryotu Port from Niigata Port via Jetfoil or 2 hours 30 mins via car ferry.

    *Please contact Sado Steam Ship (佐渡汽船) for information and questions relating to the ports and booking conditions.

    Sado Steam Ship Telephone: 0570-200310 (Open 9:30-18:00)



    <Accessing Niigata Port>

    Address: -1 Bandaijima, Chūō-ku, Niigata, Niigata Prefecture / Access: 15-minutes via bus or 10-minutes via tax from JR Niigata Station


    ▶︎Bus Tour Official Website



    Youma Kankou Bus Tour Management Office (E-mail: )

    *Please read the instructions of the bus tour on the official website.


  • DNCE x End of the World (SEKAI NO OWARI) collaborative song “Hallow” is released

    25.October.2017 | MUSIC

    DNCE, is a funk-pop band from the US with the big hit “Cake by the ocean.” Since last year DNCE and End of the World (SEKAI NO OWARI) members have become friends and the release of this recent collaborative song “Hollow” is result of this friendship.


    Last December DNCE’s record company arranged for the two bands to come together for a meal. The members hit it off and when DNCE came to Tokyo in March of this year they visited SEKAI NO OWARI’s communal home “Sekaowa House.” There they had a session together and sang “karaoke” together and these good times developed into the release of this recent song. Cole, the bassist of DNCE has these words about this recent collaboration. “People coming together and building friendships. That’s how this collaborative song was born. It was a real natural process.”


    When Fukase listened to the demo song which Nakajin made, he thought “This song will improve if we play it with DNCE.” Then they agreed to play together.  The title was decided so that it is easy for the fans to remember. The collaborative song “Hallow” was completed.


    「Hollow」DNCE x End of the World (SEKAI NO OWARI) can be downloaded from iTunes, Apple Music only. The album “DNCE –Jumbo Edition- will be released on November 8th and DNCE will visit Japan for their first Japan Tour. Keep your eyes on them and check if they will be performed this song or not? Their Tokyo live is already sold out.


    DNCD 「Good Day remixed by End of the World (SEKAI NO OWARI)」 has been distributing on GYAO! for a limited time. Check out their collaborative music!



    「Hollow」DNCE x End of the World (SEKAI NO OWARI):

    『DNCE –Jumbo Edition-』

    「Hollow」「Good Day remixed by End of the World (SEKAI NO OWARI)」

    Release on November 8th


    「Good Day」MV:


    DNCE official website:

    SEKAI NO OWARI Official website: