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Years active2019 (2019)–present
LabelsSony Music Japan

Yoasobi is a Japanese music band from Japan. They have Ayase, a Vocaloid producer, and Ikura, a singer-songwriter in the band. They have created songs based on short stories that are shared on the Monogatari website.

Their debut single, "Yoru ni Kakeru" was a massive success in Japan. It topped the charts for six consecutive weeks and earned a spot on the Billboard rankings in 2020[source?]. Their Yoasobi EP (The Book) was also a hit in 2021, reaching number two on both the Oricon Albums[source?] and Billboard Japan Hot Albums[source?] charts. This solidified their place in the Japanese music industry.

Name[change | change source]

The name "Yoasobi" comes from the Japanese word "夜遊び" meaning "night life". Ayase says that he named it as a wish that he could take on numerous playful challenges.[1]

History[change | change source]

2019-2021[change | change source]

Both members of Yoasobi had active music careers before making the group. Ayase posted his first song to the video hosting website niconico and became popular in 23 November 2019 with his song "Last Resort". He released his debut extended play Ghost City Tokyo (Japanese: 幽霊東京, Yūrei Tōkyō). The song reached third on the ITunes album chart.[2][3] Lilas Ikuta (Japanese: 幾田りら, Ikuta Rira)[4] who performs under the name Ikura, had already released two extended plays. He released Rerise in 2017 and Jukebox in 2019.[5]

They released their second single "Ano Yume o nazotte" on 18 January, 2020[6] On April 20, they released short music for their third single, "Halzion". It was the first time that Yoasobi worked with a professional novelist, and the song was released on 11 May.[7] On July 20, Yoasobi released their fourth single "Tabun".[8] Their fifth single "Gunjo" was released on 1st September. The song collaborated with a Blue Period manga.[9] On 18 December, they released their sixth single "Haruka" based on Osamu Suzuki's novel.[10]

They stopped releasing songs on 31 December 2020. They performed "Yoru ni Kakeru" in 71st NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen [en].[11]

On 6 January 2021, Yoasobi released their first physical release, "The Book". This included six previous singles and three new songs.[12] This release came at number two on both Oricon Albums[13] and Billboard Japan.[14]It was the top of Oricon Digital Albums chart for five weeks.[15] It also received a gold certification.[16]

2021-Present[change | change source]

Yoasobi released their seventh single, "Kaibutsu" on the same day of the song "The Book".[17] On 20 January they opened their fan club website called Club Yoasobi (Japanese: CLUB 夜遊).[18] They released an anime's ending theme song and their eighth single,"Yasashii Suisei",[19] Their first concert was on 14 February[20] at the inside of a building under construction at the former area of Shinjuku Milano for an online audience of 40 thousand people.[21]

On 24 March, they combined "Kaibutsu" and "Yasashii Suisei" and released it as a Double-CD single.[22] It ranked number two on Oricon Singles chart.[23]

On 10th May, they released the ninth single for Fuji Tv's Morning Show titled "Mo sukoshi Dake".[24] They released "Sangenshoku", the tenth single for NTT Docomo's Mobile Service.[25] The English version of "Sangenshoku" titled "RGB" was released on 16 July.[26]

On 9th August, the released the eleventh single titled "Loveletter". They worked with Tokyo FM's Radio Show.[27][28] that based on Natsumi's Novel Tashi Romance, which won Yoasobi Contest Vol.2 [29][30]

On 1 December, Yoasobi scheduled to release their second EP, titled "The Book 2". This included the singles released in 2021[31] and the new songs for the stage "Moshi mo inochi ga kaketara" with the song of the same name.[32] Also NHK's new Children Program series,[33] which was titled "Tsubame", featured five elementary school students in a special group called Midories.[34]

References[change | change source]

  1. TBS News (August 16, 2020). "【ノーカット】YOASOBI をNスタ井上キャスターがインタビュー". YouTube (in Japanese). Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  2. "YOASOBI、「あの夢をなぞって」が「とくダネ!」6月度お天気コーナーのマンスリー・ソングに決定". CD Journal (in Japanese). Yahoo! Japan. June 1, 2020. Archived from the original on June 3, 2020. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
  3. "人気ボカロP『Ayase』が1周年を記念して "幽霊東京" のセルフカヴァーを公開". Coshitan (in Japanese). December 24, 2019. Archived from the original on June 3, 2020. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
  4. "幾田りら (@lilasikuta)". Instagram. Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  5. "幾田りら、2ndミニ・アルバムの全国流通開始 収録曲「ロマンスの約束」MVも公開". CD Journal (in Japanese). March 12, 2020. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
  6. "YOASOBI、第2弾楽曲「あの夢をなぞって」配信". Barks (in Japanese). January 18, 2020. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
  7. "YOASOBI「ハルジオン」原作者・橋爪駿輝が語る、音楽と文学の融合「文章が別の形へ昇華されていくのはエキサイティング」". Real Sound (in Japanese). May 12, 2020. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  8. "YOASOBI、新曲「たぶん」MVプレミア公開 原作小説&関連作品をまとめた書籍も刊行". Real Sound (in Japanese). Real Sound. July 20, 2020. Retrieved January 19, 2021.
  9. "YOASOBIの新曲「群青」心震わせる応援ソング、杉野遥亮出演CM曲に起用". Fashion Press (in Japanese). Fashion Press. December 1, 2020. Retrieved January 19, 2021.
  10. "YOASOBI、鈴木おさむ『月王子』を原作とした新曲「ハルカ」配信&MVプレミア公開". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. December 18, 2020. Retrieved January 19, 2021.
  11. "YOASOBI「紅白歌合戦」出場決定!「夜に駆ける」パフォーマンス初披露に「愛を込めて歌います」". Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. December 23, 2020. Retrieved January 18, 2021.
  12. "YOASOBI、自身初のCDとなるEP『THE BOOK』のリリースが決定". OK Music. October 1, 2020. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  13. "1/18付週間アルバムランキング1位はSixTONESの『1ST』". Oricon (in Japanese). Oricon ME. January 15, 2021. Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  14. "【ビルボード】SixTONES『1ST』が総合アルバム首位 YOASOBI『THE BOOK』が2位に続く". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Hanshin Contents Link. January 13, 2021. Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  15. "YOASOBI、1stEPがオリコン週間デジタルアルバムランキング5週連続1位を獲得 バレンタインデーには初のオンラインライブも". Spice (in Japanese). Eplus. February 10, 2021. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  16. "Snow Man「Snow Man ASIA TOUR 2D.2D.」がダブル・プラチナ認定<3月度GD>". Modelpress (in Japanese). Netnative Inc. April 9, 2021. Archived from the original on October 9, 2021. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  17. "YOASOBI TVアニメ『BEASTARS』第2期OPテーマ「怪物」が1月6日より配信開始!ノンクレジットOP映像も解禁!アニメとコラボレーションしたジャケットも公開!". lisani (in Japanese). lisani. December 22, 2020. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  18. "YOASOBIオフィシャルファンクラブ「CLUB 夜遊」グランドオープン". Yoasobi Official Website (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. January 19, 2020. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  19. "「BEASTARS」第2期EDはYOASOBI「優しい彗星」、板垣巴留の書き下ろし小説が原作". Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. January 14, 2021. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
  20. "2月14日開催、初の配信ライブ「KEEP OUT THEATER」チケット発売開始". Yoasobi Official Website. Sony Music Entertainment Japan. January 19, 2020. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  21. "YOASOBIが初コンサート生配信を約4万人が視聴 会場は東京・新宿ミラノ座跡地の建設中のビル内". Sponichi Annex (in Japanese). Sport Nippon Newspaper. February 14, 2021. Retrieved February 26, 2021.
  22. "YOASOBI、「怪物 / 優しい彗星」CDリリース決定". Barks (in Japanese). Japan Music Network. January 20, 2021. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  23. "YOASOBI、初のCDシングル「怪物/優しい彗星」が初登場2位【オリコンランキング】". Oricon (in Japanese). Oricon ME. March 30, 2021. Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  24. "YOASOBI、新曲「もう少しだけ」の配信リリース決定、自身がパーソナリティを務めるラジオ番組で初フルオンエア解禁". Spice (in Japanese). Eplus. May 4, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  25. YOASOBI [@YOASOBI_staff] (July 2, 2021). "さらに!1億回再生記念で新ジャケをゲットしたアンコールさん、新曲と一緒に新ジャケ版の配信もスタートしています!(曲は既存版と一緒です) 合わせてチェックしてみてください🎹" (Tweet) (in Japanese). Retrieved July 4, 2021 – via Twitter.
  26. "YOASOBI、最新曲「三原色」の英語版「RGB」リリース決定。出演予定していた"ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2021"セトリ予想クイズ・キャンペーン実施、出演日8/8にはオンライン・トーク・イベントも". Skream! (in Japanese). Geki-Rock. July 7, 2021. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  27. "YOASOBI、TOKYO FM"日本郵便 SUNDAY'S POST"にて実施していた "レターソングプロジェクト"でリスナーからの手紙を原作に制作した楽曲が完成。8/1放送の番組内にて初オンエア決定". Skream! (in Japanese). Geki-Rock. July 26, 2021. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  28. "8/9(月)新曲「ラブレター」配信リリース決定!(TOKYO FM『日本郵便 SUNDAY'S POST』共同企画"レターソングプロジェクト"楽曲) 全国の郵便局にて楽曲のショートVer.と本人コメントが聴ける、限定ポスター掲出スタート。8/24(火)には、楽曲の世界観を楽しめるレターセットの販売も決定。". Yoasobi Official Website (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. August 1, 2021. Retrieved August 1, 2021.
  29. "新曲「大正浪漫」配信リリース決定!原作募集コンテスト「夜遊びコンテストvol.2」大賞作品を楽曲化。9/16(木)には、原作『大正ロマンス』に大幅加筆を行った『大正浪漫』(NATSUMI 著)書籍発売決定!限定版は、ikuraとポップスピアニストのハラミちゃんによるスペシャルセッション映像を収録。". Yoasobi Official Website (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. August 8, 2021. Retrieved August 8, 2021.
  30. "YOASOBI新曲「大正浪漫」リリースにあわせ原作小説発売 限定版特典では人気アーティスト夢の共演". Real Sound (in Japanese). August 8, 2021. Retrieved August 8, 2021.
  31. "YOASOBI、12月に新作リリース&日本武道館2daysで初の有観客ライブ決定". Oricon (in Japanese). October 1, 2021. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  32. "YOASOBIの新曲、田中圭主演の舞台「もしも命が描けたら」テーマ曲に". Fashion Press (in Japanese). Carlin Inc. June 2, 2021. Retrieved June 12, 2021.
  33. "YOASOBI、NHK 子ども向けSDGs番組シリーズ「ひろがれ!いろとりどり」のテーマソングを制作することが決定!". PR Times (in Japanese). The Orchard Japan. April 20, 2021. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  34. "YOASOBI「披露する場が紅白だったらうれしい」新こどもユニット結成". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). September 28, 2021. Retrieved September 28, 2021.

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