Japanese melodic punk band WANIMA was one of the first major-label J-pop groups directly affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country, when one of the first reported cases was a fan who had attended its early February concert in Fukuoka.
While the name of the band wasn't specified in the initial reports, the trio later confirmed that the concert had been theirs, and cancelled a number of upcoming dates in Fukui and Ehime prefectures to ensure their fans' safety. The band has since cancelled two more shows at the Saitama Super Arena, which would have taken place this weekend (March 14-15).
While the rest of WANIMA's COMINATCHA!! TOUR 2019-2020 arena tour -- scheduled to continue until the end of April -- remains in limbo, the band decided to take swift action for their fans who couldn't come see them perform.