BTS is once again dominating the charts with their latest single. ‘The Planet’, the opening theme for the new animated series “BASTIONS”, is taking over the global Oricon and Spotify charts.

BTS Rules Over iTunes, Oricon, and Spotify With ‘BASTIONS’ Opening Theme

Back in April, “BASTIONS” confirmed that BTS will perform the opening theme for the new show. It didn’t take long before fans were anticipating the new track. On May 12, BTS finally dropped ‘The Planet’. The official music video features the characters from the animated series performing a dance cover.

The song was an instant hit. ‘The Planet’ immediately took the No. 1 spot on iTunes Top Songs charts in numerous countries across the globe just hours after its release.

Not surprisingly, the new song has been doing great since its release. BIGHIT MUSIC officially announced that ‘The Planet’ debuted at No. 1 on Oricon’s daily digital singles chart in Japan. Additionally, it debuted at No. 19 on Spotify’s Global Top Songs chart. The “BASTIONS” opening theme reportedly racked up 2,956,589 streams on the platform in just one day.

BTS joins several K-pop acts in the “BASTIONS” soundtrack. The soundtrack includes LE SSERAFIM, Brave Girls, Heize, AleXa, Seo J, Kang Min Seo, and P. Cassady.

BTS Announce New Book

‘The Planet’ is expected to be BTS’ last song featuring all members in the next few years due to Jin and J-Hope’s recent military enlistment. Luckily, fans can still look forward to more content later this year.

It was previously confirmed that BTS is releasing their own book. “Beyond the Story: 10-Year Record of BTS” will be structured as “an oral history of” the group’s story and is written by journalist Kang Myeongseok and the seven members of the group. Anton Hur is responsible for the English translation, in collaboration with Clare Richards and Slin Jung.

‘Bastions’ follows a group of rookie heroes who work to find the villains who are damaging the environment. As they discover the mysterious identity of a hidden villain and protect the earth, the characters will grow into true heroes. The series premiered on May 14, 2023.

Meanwhile, “Beyond the Story: 10-Year Record of BTS” is currently available for pre-order and will be released on July 9, 2023.