It’s official: Japanese alternative rock trio Hitsujibungaku will be staging their first headline show in Manila this July 6, 2024 (Saturday) at Eastside Events Place in Marikina City, Philippines.

Their upcoming Philippine debut will be the third of a four-city Asian tour, which includes major stops in key cities across Asia, including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.

Hitsujibungaku: Live in Manila is presented by GNN Entertainment Productions and The Rest Is Noise PH. The two production outfits recently teamed up to bring Taiwan’s Elephant Gym last year, which sold out in less than a month of availability.

Hitsujibungaku is composed by Moeka Shiotsuka (vocals, guitar, songwriting), Yurika Kasai (bass) and Hiroa Fukuda (drums).

Melding dreamy vocals with shoegaze riffs and syrupy, noise-pop arrangements, the critically-adored band has gained cult following thanks to the popularity of their song “More Than Words,” which served as the finale song for the second season of the hit anime series, Jujutsu Kaisen. In December 2023, the globally-renowned band released their fourth studio album, 12 hugs (like butterflies), which was received with universal acclaim from both music critics and fans.

8). GO!!! (2023)

Here are the rest of our Top 10 picks:

10). Burning (2024)

9). Anomachi ni kazefukeba (2021)

7). 恋なんて (2020)

6). tears (2024)

5). Mayoiga (2022)

4). Eien no Blue (2023)

3). Hikaru Toki (2022)

2). 1999 (2018)

1). more than words (2023)