RADWIMPS ROLE-PLAYING MUSIC

SHIN 
SEKAI

In 2020,

the world as we knew it,

is no more

In 2020, the world as we knew it is no more

This unseen enemy sees no gender, no color,

This unseen enemy sees

no gender, no color,

and respects no border

The pain and suffering are indiscriminate

And we no longer remember the last time we met

The pain and suffering are

indiscriminate

And we no longer remember

the last time we met

But that doesn’t mean

we should stand by

and do nothing

Don’t let it make us

give up or give in

There’s only so much music

can do for us

But reach out and march

to the tune that guides us

into the future

We shall never stop

Until a new world comes

before us

But that doesn’t mean we should stand by and do nothing

Don’t let it make us give up or give in

There’s only so much music can do for us

But reach out and march to the tune

that guides us into the future

We shall never stop

Until a new world comes before us

Message from

RADWIMPS

I had a spectacular dream just a few days
before I got this offer to create a new music experience with VARP.
I saw a crowd of thousands of people marching
through the ruins of buildings and a gigantic waterfall.
I've never had such an impressive dream before
and it just doesn't seem a coincidence that this dream preceded the VARP offer.
That's why I decided to join this exciting journey with PARTY
hoping to find a clue to our future in this virtual space.

Times are still uncertain and we are heading into an unpredictable future.
But I wish we could feel and relate to each other
at a transcending distance in this unique space of VARP.
Let's start the journey together.

RADWIMPS
Yojiro Noda

Profile

RADWIMPS formed in 2001, and made its major debut in 2005. Soon after the 4-piece band's debut, it garnered a broad fan base, with the younger generation at the core. RADWIMPS has released nine original albums thus far. The band's creation of music for record-breaking animated feature films "Your Name." and "Weathering With You" led to recognitions at the Japanese Academy Award for Best Original Score. RADWIMPS expands its musical activities beyond Japan, including touring extensively around the world.

In 2020, RADWIMPS consecutively released "Light The Light" in March, "Nekojarashi" in April, "SHINSEKAI" in May, and "cocorononaca" in June, culminating to the drop of EP "Blame Summer ep" in September. In commemoration of its 15th anniversary since major debut, RADWIMPS held a 2-day real-time live stream "15th Anniversary Special Concert" at Yokohama Arena on November 22 and 23. The venue was also open to actual audiences through abiding by the COVID-19 prevention guidelines. As a prelude to the concert, RADWIMPS offered fans the opportunity to witness an open dress rehearsal on November 21.

SCHEDULE

2020.12.29 Tue.

2020.12.30 Wed.

Please Note:
The times are listed in Japan Standard Time.
Download the official app beforehand to enjoy the experience.
The app is compatible with the below operating systems,
and may not function properly in other environments.
・iOS 13 or later (iPhone 8 or later)
・Android 9.0 or later
Refer to Q&A for more information.

ABOUT

ROLE-
PLAYING
MUSIC

"ROLE-PLAYING MUSIC" is an attempt by RADWIMPS
at inventing a new form of musical experience.

Each participant transforms into the main character in
the world of the band's music to explore and play out a
story together with people from all around the world.

Enjoy experiencing music like never before.

STORY

I open my eyes to find myself alone
in an infinite "desert of darkness."
The only feeling clinging to me is a sense of
having been robbed of something precious.

A shining tower stands visible in the distance.
"If I go there, I might discover something."
As if being guided, I start running,
and running through my body,
a powerful singing voice.

As I move forward, I recall what I have lost.
Precious places, moments, loved ones.

I speed up along with the music.

To SHIN SEKAI,
and recover all that is precious.

I open my eyes
to find myself alone
in an infinite "desert of darkness."
The only feeling clinging
to me is a sense of having been
robbed of something precious.
 
A shining tower stands
visible in the distance.
"If I go there,
I might discover something."
As if being guided, I start running,
and running through my body,
a powerful singing voice.
 
As I move forward,
I recall what I have lost.
Precious places,
moments, loved ones.
 
I speed up along with the music.
 
To SHIN SEKAI,
and recover all that is precious.

SPECIAL AR CONTENTS

SHIN SEKAI
"GATE"

The gate to SHIN SEKAI appears in the real world!
Experience the worldview of SHIN SEKAI early,
share with friends, and get ready for the journey
starting on December 29-30, 2020!

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