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This week Asia Pop 40 brand new segment ‘Asia’s Own’ is back! This is where we highlight popular Asian artists and music releases. Hosted by Asian music and culture expert Jamaica Dela Cruz, you can read more from Jamaica at her blog

This week Jamaica features Japanese super group SEKAI NO OWARI, who Dom Lau got to speak to recently when they were in Hong Kong performing at Clockenflap.

SEKAI NO OWARI literally means ‘The End Of The World’ and the band formed back in 2005 in Tokyo. Since forming, they have released 3 albums and various singles as well as featuring in their own documentary film ‘Tokyo Fantasy’. They had a sold out show at the renowned Nissan Stadium, Japan’s largest concert venue and are currently considered to be one of the biggest music acts in Japan.

In 2016 they announced their plans to debut internationally with an English language album. It’s currently in production and expected to be released in 2017! They have already worked with well known international names like Owl City and Nicky Romero.

One of their most popular songs was produced as the theme song for the huge movie ‘Attack On Titan’ and brought the spotlight even more on the band!

Here is SEKAI NO OWARI’s video for Anti-Hero, which has nearly 18million vies on YouTube:

You can check out more Asian Pop, Anime & Geek Stuff on Jamaica’s blog