The Japanese-Chinese boys’ collective WARPs UP has released ‘Fruits Basket: The Final’ opening theme song ‘Pleasure’, along with a new mini-album and music video! The song was made available for global download and streaming services on April 23, along with the new mini-album ‘Prep.20/21SS-Chapter RLSM-’. Up until now, both had been limited to China, and the rest of the world can finally hear the Fruits Basket: The Final opening song and their album! The available platforms include Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and many others, with all the links here.
The single ‘Pleasure’ is the opening theme song to the popular TV anime series ‘Fruits Basket: The Final’, which has ranked top 10 in each of the first 3 weeks of our anime polls. It’s described as the first ballad from WARPs UP, and ‘carries the inspiring message that no matter our fate or circumstances, we all have the
power to shape our own future’. You can check out the music video on YouTube below:
The ‘Pleasure -Anime ver.-’ music video was released recently as well, featuring scenes from the show, and you can also watch that on their official YouTube channel:
‘Pleasure’ is also one of five songs on the new mini-album ‘Prep.20/21SS -Chapter RLSM-’. The release also includes ‘SUPERNOVA’, which recently topped the weekly J-pop chart on China’s major streaming service NetEase Cloud Music.
WARPs is an abbreviation of Wave Assemble Radical People-syndicate, based on the concept of creating waves of innovation. It is a project that produces a variety of unique artistic works and transcends national borders. WARPs UP are one of the groups within the WARPs project.
The group includes two members from Japan and two from China. The Japan side features RIKIMARU, a dancer and choreographer for many famous artists, and SANTA, a top-level dancer who has earned the title of World Champion at a world-renowned dance battle. Meanwhile, Chinese members MINGJUN and LANBYI gained performing experience as trained idols in China.
RIKIMARU and SANTA are currently appearing on ‘CHUANG2021’, the immensely successful Chinese TV audition show, and their incredible performances on the series have sent them soaring to stratospheric heights in China and throughout Asia. Now is the perfect time to catch up with WARPs UP and their history, as they reach all-new horizons for the future. (Avex)
The mini-album: ‘Prep.20/21SS -Chapter RLSM-’ includes:
● Funimation (United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand)
● Wakanim (France, Germany, Russia, Nordics)
● AnimeLab (Australia, New Zealand)
● ADN (France, Belgium, Switzerland)
● Animax (Southeast Asia)
● Tooniverse (South Korea)
● STARZPLAY (Middle East)
● iQIYI (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Southeast Asia)
● KKTV (Taiwan)
● CHT MOD (Taiwan)
● friDay (Taiwan)
● Ani-Gamer (Taiwan)
● myVideo (Taiwan)
Source: Avex Entertainment
Images: © NATSUKI TAKAYA.HAKUSENSHA/FRUITS BASKET PROJECT
TV anime ‘Fruits Basket’ official global website:
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WARPs UP official website: https://avex.jp/warps/
WARPs UP YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/WARPsFACTORYTV/