First Season of SUNRISE x ASOBISYSTEM Anime Series Artiswitch Comes to an End

16.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME

Artiswitch, a collaborative anime series made by SUNRISE (Mobile Suit Gundam, Love Live!) and ASOBISYSTEM, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s agency, premiered on YouTube on May 28, 2021. The show, based in Harajuku, has featured a wide range of content pulling from fashion, art, and music trends. A number of now-popular artists and creators were also responsible for contributing to each episode.

 

Artiswitch Episode 6 Preview

Aiming to highlight the many counter-cultures to come out of Harajuku, such as Urahara and KAWAII fashion, Artiswitch has employed many active creators and artists responsible for making the art, music, and fashion scene so powerful in the area today. The series shows the balance between desire and loneliness present in Gen Z youth, who are excellent at using technology but often confuse what is real and what is fantasy.

 

The series has been available to watch on the official Artiswitch YouTube channel since release, and the final episode of the first season is now available, releasing on September 10, 2021. Because of the contributions of so many talented creators, the short series has been praised both in Japan and abroad.

 

Artiswitch is set in Ura-Ura Harajuku, where a certain witch named Nina runs a shop, fulfilling her guests’ every wish and desire by forcing them to look deep inside their hearts at their true feelings. Customers are sometimes excited, but sometimes hurt, and must make their own choices to try to make their dreams come true.

 

The insert songs for each episode are sung by a different artist each week, with the songs linking to the story and art of each installment specifically.

 

Episode 1 Insert Song: G4L – Giga

Episode 2 Insert Song: color – Hakubi

Episode 3 Insert Song: Watashi o Mite – Hakushi Hasegawa

Episode 4 Insert Song: GHOST FOOD (feat. TORIENA) – MoeShop

Episode 5 Insert Song: E de – Yukichi Kasaku/men

Episode 6 Insert Song: Tobu, Saihate (feat. Kana Adachi – yonkey

*Music now available to stream worldwide.

 

Be sure to look forward to more Artiswitch content, including a second season!

©SUNRISE/Artiswitch Project

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