- On September 15, 2018, it was revealed during the first concert of EXILE's new tour EXILE LIVE TOUR 2018-2019 "STAR OF WISH" that FANTASTICS is making their major debut.
- The group would be making their major debut with the single "OVER DRIVE", being released on December 5. "OVER DRIVE" was used during the EXILE Presents VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 5 auditions — the same audition where members Yagi Yusei and Nakajima Sota were selected from — and also performed during their Musha Shugyo FANTASTIC 9 events.
- FANTASTICS was formed in December 2016 and properly announced on January 31, 2017 on the TV show Shuukan EXILE. Initially formed by 7 performers: Sawamoto Natsuki, Seguchi Leiya, Nakao Shota, Hori Natsuki, Kimura Keito, Sekai and Sato Taiki (the last two also being members of EXILE), added two vocalists in December of the same year coming from the VBA5: Yagi Yusei and Nakajima Sota. On June 6, 2018, member Nakao Shota passed away due to stomach cancer and the group got rearranged as 8. The group would be making their debut a year and eleven months following the group's announcement.
- Details about the single and label where the group is signed to were revealed on September 18.
Link: Announcement on EXILE TRIBE mobile (in Japanese)
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