Out this Week | Wataru Hatano “TORUS”, ESMERALDA “THE FACT” and more

Wataru Hatano releases his long-awaited 3rd album “TORUS” and the ENLIGHTRIBE franchise kicks off a new CD series.

Welcome to another installment of Out this Week. 

What is out this week? We guide you below so you don’t miss a thing.

These are the key releases for this week:

  • Wataru Hatano “TORUS”
  • FAM “The City Lights”
  • SHIFTz “Reminiscence”

Check the video version of this article below!


November 30, 2022 (Wednesday)

Wataru Hatano “TORUS”

Title: TORUS
Label: Avex Pictures
Music genre: Rock/Pop-rock/Ballad

Wataru Hatano is back with a new full-length album. “TORUS” arrives with a unique concept set to make your head go in circles.

The album features previously released songs “Fuwari Fuwari“, “Never End! Summer!“, “Breakers” and “Naniiro” as well as new tracks, including “No Man Is an Island“, song written by fellow seiyuu and singer-songwriter, Soma Saito.

FAM “The City Lights”

Title: The City Lights
Label: Movic
Music genre: Pop-punk/rock

ENLIGHTRIBE’s new single “The City Lights” brings the band’s pop-punk sound back to the spotlight. The CD includes the title track and its instrumental as well as several drama tracks.


Label: Movic
Music genre: Hardrock

ESMERALDA brings its unique brand of hardrock with the new single “THE FACT“. The CD includes the title track and its instrumental and 3 drama tracks.

SHIFTz “Reminiscence”

Title: Reminiscence
Label: Movic
Music genre: Rock/Jazz-rock

And also releasing in the same day is SHIFTz’s new single “Reminiscence“. Just like all other CDs in this new season in the ENLIGHTRIBE franchise, the CD includes 3 drama tracks, the title track and its instrumental.

A new OUT THIS WEEK article + video drops next Monday.

Vanessa Silva
Vanessa Silvahttps://www.handthatfeedshq.com
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder, content creator, and music reviewer. Basically, the only person managing everything at The Hand That Feeds HQ. Stumbling upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" in 2011 was the start of this journey. If music is thought-provoking or deep, you may find her writing almost essays (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). She's the producer and host of the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).

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