Lantis Company Ltd., a Japanese record label specializing in releasing anime and video game soundtracks, has announced that fhána, will perform at the upcoming Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) convention. The catchy pop group comes to the U.S. for this special show just one year after they debuted at the 10th annual Animelo Summer Live concert in Japan, which is one of the biggest live events in the country for anime music and artists. Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) is the largest anime convention in the Southeastern U.S. and will take place at the Cobb Galleria, the Renaissance Waverly Hotel, and the Sheraton Suites in Atlanta, GA September 24th-27th, 2015. Additional information on Anime Weekend Atlanta is available at: http://awa-con.com.
fhána will make its U.S. performance debut with a very special live concert at Anime Weekend Atlanta on Friday, September 26th at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The group is also set to participate in the convention’s Opening Ceremonies on September 25th and will interact with fans in a special photo/meet-and-greet session. A variety of fhána merchandise also will be available for purchase.
fhána consists of three talented music producers/composers – Junichi Sato, yuxuki waga, and kevin mitsunaga – and a female vocalist, towana. The group’s polished, electro-synth driven pop sound has been notably featured in a variety of anime series, including its newest Lantis single, "Startust Interlude,” which is currently featured as the ending theme for the series, Celestial Method. The group also contributed theme songs for series such as Witch Craft Works and Prisma Illya and was named as an iTunes Japan 2014 New Artist to Watch.
Fans can check out fhána’s new record, Outside of Melancholy, at: https://itunes.apple.com.
Prior to forming fhána, musician Junichi Sato performed under the artistic moniker of “FLEET” and enjoyed several major-label releases. fhána co-member yuxuki waga (pronounced "yuu-ki waga") is a well-known Vocaloid creator who is also very active on the Japanese video sharing site, Nico Nico Douga, and is the founder of the creative circle, "s10rw.” kevin mitsunaga is creator of the "Leggysalad" project which was born out of the burgeoning Japanese net-label scene.
fhána found its permanent voice with singer towana, who joined the group for its Lantis debut single, Que Sera Sera, featured as the closing theme song for the anime series, The Eccentric Family. With its line-up solidified, fhána continues to tap the members’ commonly shared interests in visual novels, anime, and the internet to create a new type of storytelling through music.
fhána released its first full-length record, Outside of Melancholy, with Lantis in February 2015 and has gained wide acclaim across Japan for passionate and well-produced live shows. Outside of Melancholyfeatures 14-tracks and is also available as a limited edition release that includes a Blu-Ray disc with the music videos for the album’s singles and title tracks along with a section of the frenzied live performances. In addition to composing and producing its own music, fhána has produced tracks for other artists including ChouCho's "looping star” and "life is blue back,” and Mai Aizawa's "Sono Setsuna.”