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FANTASTICS from EXILE TRIBE is a Japanese male dance group signed to rhythm zone and being managed by LDH JAPAN. The group is composed by 8 members: 2 vocalists and 6 performers.

The group made their major debut on December 5, 2018, joining the EXILE TRIBE.

Members

Sub-units

  • FANTASTIC6 (Sawamoto, Seguchi, Hori, Kimura, Yagi, Nakajima)

Honorary Member

History

2016

On December 29, Sekai, Sato Taiki and five performers from EXPG were selected to form a new dance group.

2017

On January 31, the group was formerly announced on the TV show Shuukan EXILE, being named FANTASTICS. The unit have a total of seven performers, five EXPG students coming from the dance team EXILE GENERATIONS: Sawamoto Natsuki, Seguchi Leiya, Nakao Shota, Hori Natsuki and Kimura Keito, and two EXILE members Sekai and Sato Taiki, which got defined as leaders of the unit.

FANTASTICS went on a Musha Shugyo tour during the months of February and March.

On May 15, LDH started a new edition of the VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION, to search vocalists for the group.[1]

On December 20, it was announced on the TV show Sukkiri that VBA5 finalists Yagi Yusei and Nakajima Sota were announced as vocalists of the group.

2018

On March 3, member Nakao Shota revealed that he got diagnosed with stomach cancer and would be halting his activities with the group to focus on full treatment.[2]

On April 14, the group started their second Musha Shugyo, titled FANTASTIC 9. The events would be held as 8 due to Nakao being on hiatus due to his stomach treatment. On May 1, it was announced that BALLISTIK BOYZ would be the opening act of the events starting from May 12.

On May 4, the group featured on EXILE's digital single "Turn Back Time", being the group's first release.

On July 8, it was announced that Nakao Shota had unfortunately passed away on July 6. He was announced dead at 7:23am.[3]

On September 15, during EXILE's first concert of the EXILE LIVE TOUR 2018-2019 "STAR OF WISH", they were announced as an official EXILE TRIBE group together with the announcement that they would debut on December 5, 2018 with the song "OVER DRIVE".[4]

2019

On April 3, the group released their second single "Flying Fish".

On August 21, the group released their third single "Dear Destiny".

From October 11 to November 21, the group held their first hall tour FANTASTICS SOUND DRAMA 2019 FANTASTIC NINE.

On December 4, a day before their 1st anniversary since debut, the group released their fourth single "Time Camera".

2020

On February 12, the group released their first album FANTASTIC 9.

On April 1, the group released their 5th single, "Hey, darlin'".

On April 15, the group released their first group photobook FANTASTIC NINE, with photos from the FANTASTICS SOUND DRAMA 2019 FANTASTIC NINE tour.[5]

On September 7, it was announced that FANTASTICS would star in their own drama titled Mannequin Night Fever on Nippon Television Network, starting October 8.[6]

On September 23, the group released their 6th single "Winding Road ~Mirai e~".

On November 11, the group released their 7th single "High Fever". The song was used as theme song for their drama Mannequin Night Fever.

2021

On March 17, the group released the song "Play Back" digitally. The song was used as theme song for the group's TV show FUN! FUN! FANTASTICS.

From April 10 to May 5, all members (except for Sekai and Sato Taiki) held a live stage named BACK TO THE MEMORIES, which was credited for the special unit FANTASTIC6.

On May 19, the group released their 8th single "STOP FOR NOTHING".

On August 18, the group will release their second album "FANTASTIC VOYAGE".

Discography

Studio Albums
  1. [2020.02.12] FANTASTIC 9
  2. [2021.08.18] FANTASTIC VOYAGE
Other Albums

Singles
  1. [2018.12.05] OVER DRIVE
  2. [2019.04.03] Flying Fish
  3. [2019.08.21] Dear Destiny
  4. [2019.12.04] Time Camera
  5. [2020.04.01] Hey, darlin'
  6. [2020.09.23] Winding Road ~Mirai e~
  7. [2020.11.11] High Fever
  8. [2021.05.19] STOP FOR NOTHING
Digital Singles
  1. [2021.03.17] Play Back
Pre-release Digital Singles
  1. [2018.11.30] WHAT A WONDER
  2. [2019.08.09] Dear Destiny
  3. [2020.02.10] FANTASTIC 9
  4. [2020.03.03] Hey, darlin'
  5. [2020.08.26] Winding Road ~Mirai e~
  6. [2020.10.09] High Fever
  7. [2021.04.28] STOP FOR NOTHING
  8. [2021.07.05] DiVE

Collaborations/Others

Concerts/Tours

Tours
  1. [2019.10.11-2019.11.21] FANTASTICS SOUND DRAMA 2019 FANTASTIC NINE
  1. [2021.03.30-2021.06.21] FANTASTICS PROLOGUE LIVE TOUR 2021 "FANTASTIC VOYAGE" ~WAY TO THE GLORY~
Concerts
  1. [2020.07.02] LIVE×ONLINE "FANTASTICS"
  2. [2020.09.24] LIVE×ONLINE IMAGINATION "FANTASTICS"
  3. [2020.12.26] LIVE×ONLINE BEYOND THE BORDER Toshi Wasure Night Fever
Concerts Featured In
Stages

Works

Filmography

Music Video Appearances
TV Dramas
TV Shows

Publications

Photobooks

FANTASTICS - FANTASTIC NINE cover.jpg

  1. [2020.04.15] FANTASTIC NINE

Radio

  • [2018-present] FANTASTIC RADIO (FM Osaka, every Tuesday 20:30-20:55)

References

External links

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FANTASTICS
Gallery | Category | Songs navbox
Members
Members Sekai (L) | Sato Taiki (L) | Sawamoto Natsuki | Seguchi Leiya | Hori Natsuki | Kimura Keito | Yagi Yusei | Nakajima Sota
Honorary Members Nakao Shota
Discography
Albums 1. FANTASTIC 9 | 2. FANTASTIC VOYAGE
Other Albums BATTLE OF TOKYO ~ENTER THE Jr.EXILE~ | BATTLE OF TOKYO TIME 4 Jr.EXILE
Singles 1. OVER DRIVE | 2. Flying Fish | 3. Dear Destiny | 4. Time Camera | 5. Hey, darlin' | 6. Winding Road ~Mirai e~ | 7. High Fever | 8. STOP FOR NOTHING
Digital Singles 1. Play Back | 2. DiVE | 3. Summer drops
Videography
Live DVD/Blu-rays 1. BACK TO THE MEMORIES
Concerts & Tours
Tours 1. FANTASTIC NINE | FNT | 2. FANTASTIC VOYAGE
Concerts Online: 1. LIVE×ONLINE | 2. LIVE×ONLINE IMAGINATION | 3. LIVE×ONLINE BEYOND THE BORDER
Concerts Featured In EXILE: STAR OF WISH
EXILE TRIBE: EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2021 "RISING SUN TO THE WORLD"
GENERATIONS: SPEEDSTER | MAD CYCLONE
Other: BATTLE OF TOKYO ~ENTER THE Jr.EXILE~ | LDH PERFECT YEAR 2020 COUNTDOWN LIVE 2019▶︎2020 "RISING" | LIVE×ONLINE PREMIUM LIVE EXILE TRAIN | LIVE×ONLINE INFINITY "Trick or Treat!! R.F.B. Halloween Party!!"
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts EXILE TRIBE | Jr.EXILE