Monsta X 'Wanted': Release date, concept, teasers and all you need to know about K-pop group's Japanese comeback

With 'Wanted', fans can also look forward to an additional single titled 'Neo Universe'

                            Monsta X 'Wanted': Release date, concept, teasers and all you need to know about K-pop group's Japanese comeback
The members of Monsta X (Getty Images)

Big news, Japanese Monbebes: 'Monsta X' is gearing up for more Japanese music due for the first quarter of 2021. Here's all you need to know for their comeback.

MONSTA X will be dropping their ninth Japanese single, titled 'Wanted'. According to reports, the brand-new song will theme their impact in South Korea, Japan, and around the globe with lyrics that symbolize their appearance and charms. If we're taking hints of the concept from their teasers, the K-pop group will showcase their masculinity by wearing slick, smart, and fierce outfits for dramatic effect.


In two photos, members Shownu, Jooheon, Kihyun, Minhyuk, Hyungwon and I.M sport all-black outfits with leather jackets, and in the third teaser, the group stand against a sky-blue backdrop that measures their height and each wears a suit with an individual color. A press release also states that 'Wanted' promises "a profound sound that does not disappoint."

Monsta X attends Q102's Jingle Ball 2019 at Wells Fargo Center on December 11, 2019, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Getty Images)

Furthermore, fans can look forward to another original Japanese song, titled 'Neo Universe'. The additional single pays heed to the hearts of fans when the coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult to meet directly, a song of comfort and personal attention with an "exhilarating" sound.

Release date

Both 'Wanted' and 'Neo Universe' is scheduled for a release on March 10, 2021. The songs follow after the 2020 Japanese single 'Wish on the Same Sky' and 2019's 'Alligator' and 'Shoot Out'. MONSTA X's latest Japanese studio album is 'Phenomenon', which released in 2019.




Fan reactions

Fans are in high anticipation for the group's Japanese comeback. "I'm so excited !!! These men are superior !! Japanese comeback already !!! Uwaaaahhh @OfficialMonstaX #WANTED_MONSTAX #MONSTAX_WANTED #MONSTAX #MONSTA_X," tweeted a fan while another wrote, "Can't wait MONSTA X Japanese releases are always the highest quality and are well loved by fans! ~"

A fan said, "I wasn't ready at all. What a surprise! The Kings are back soon and in Japanese." Another fan noted, "It's always a pleasure to listen Monsta X singing in Japanese." "These men are really wanted..." added another fan.







Meanwhile, I.M is set to make a solo debut towards the end of February. It is unclear if he will release a full album, but he will release a solo single next month. According to reports, I.M stated that he has plans for an album: “I don't know when but, I hope to be able to get my personal album out soon." He added, “I think it's my first time to do it officially.”

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