Fhána

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Fhána
Fhana with fairlight series iii at 2014 animelo.png
Fhána from Animelo Summer Live 2014 concert showing Jun'ichi Satō using a Fairlight Series III synthesizer keyboard.
Background information
Origin Japan
Genres J-pop, Anison
Years active 2012–present
Labels Lantis
Website fhana.jp
Members
  • Jun'ichi Satō
  • Yuxuki Waga
  • Kevin Mitsunaga
  • Towana

Fhána (stylized as fhána) is a four-member Japanese pop band that formed in 2012 as an indie band. After releasing one album independently, they were signed in 2013 to Lantis. They released their debut single "Que Sera Sera" in August 2013.

Members[edit]

  • Jun'ichi Satō (佐藤 純一, Satō Jun'ichi) (composition, keyboards, vocals, leader)
  • Yuxuki Waga (composition, guitar)
  • Kevin Mitsunaga (composition, sampler, metallophone)
  • Towana (vocals)

History[edit]

Fhána originally formed with Jun'ichi Satō, Yuxuki Waga and Kevin Mitsunaga, and all three had previously been involved in separate indie bands. Fhána did not have a fixed vocalist at first, instead employing guest vocalists to sing the band's songs. Fhána released their independent album New World Line on May 18, 2012 featuring four guest vocalists: Makiko Naka, Towana, IA (a Vocaloid sampling Lia's voice), and Aoi Tada.[1] In late 2012, Towana joined Fhána as the official vocalist.[2] Fhána was signed to Lantis in 2013 and released their major debut single "Que Sera Sera" (ケセラセラ, Ke Sera Sera) on August 21, 2013; the song is used as the ending theme to the 2013 anime series The Eccentric Family.[3]

The band's second single "Tiny Lamp" was released on November 23, 2013; the song is used as the opening theme to the 2013 anime series Gingitsune.[4] Their third single "Divine Intervention" was released on January 22, 2014; the song is used as the opening theme to the 2014 anime series Witch Craft Works.[5] Fhána's fourth single "Itsuka no, Ikutsuka no Kimi to no Sekai" (いつかの、いくつかのきみとのせかい) was released on April 30, 2014; the song is used as the opening theme to the 2014 anime series The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior.[6] Fhána released an updated version of their New World Line album titled View from New World Line on May 28, 2014 via iTunes.[7] The band's fifth single "Hoshikuzu no Interlude" (星屑のインターリュード) was released on November 5, 2014; the song is used as the ending theme to the 2014 anime series Celestial Method.[8] Fhána's major debut album Outside of Melancholy was released on February 4, 2015.[9]

Fhána's sixth single "Wonder Stella" (ワンダーステラ) was released on August 5, 2015; the song is used as the opening theme to the 2015 anime series Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!.[10] Fhána's seventh single "Comet Lucifer (The Seed and the Sower)" (コメットルシファー ~The Seed and the Sower~) was released on October 28, 2015; the song is used as the opening theme to the 2015 anime series Comet Lucifer.[11] Fhána's eighth single "Niji o Ametara" (虹を編めたら) was released on January 27, 2016; the song is used as the opening theme to the 2016 anime series Haruchika.[12][13] Fhána's second studio album What a Wonderful World Line was released on April 27, 2016.[14]

Fhána's ninth single "Calling" was released on August 3, 2016; the song is used as the ending theme song to the 2016 anime series Tales of Zestiria the X.[15][16] The band's tenth single "Aozora no Rhapsody" (青空のラプソディ, Aozora no Rapusodi) was released on January 25, 2017; the song is used as the opening theme to the 2017 anime series Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid.[17] Fhána's 11th single "Moon River" (ムーンリバー) was released on April 26, 2017; the song is used as the ending theme to the second season of The Eccentric Family.[18] Their 12th single "Hello! My World!!" was released on August 2, 2017; the song is used as the opening theme to the 2017 anime series Knight's & Magic.[19] The band's 13th single "Watashi no Tame no Monogatari (My Uncompleted Story)" (わたしのための物語 〜My Uncompleted Story〜) was released on January 31, 2018; the song is used as the opening theme to the 2018 anime series Märchen Mädchen.[20] Fhána's third studio album World Atlas was released on March 28, 2018.[21]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak Oricon
chart positions
2012 New World Line
  • Released: May 18, 2012
  • Format: CD
2014 View from New World Line
  • Released: May 28, 2014
  • Format: Digital distribution
2015 Outside of Melancholy
  • Released: February 4, 2015
  • Label: Lantis (LACA-15473, LACA-35473)
  • Format: CD, CD+BD
8[9]
2016 What a Wonderful World Line
  • Released: April 27, 2016
  • Label: Lantis (LACA-15557, LACA-35557)
  • Format: CD, CD+BD
22[14]
2018 World Atlas
  • Released: March 28, 2018
  • Label: Lantis (LACA-15713, LACA-35713)
  • Format: CD, CD+BD
30[21]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak Oricon
chart positions
Album
2013 "Que Sera Sera" 111[3] Outside of Melancholy
"Tiny Lamp" 84[4]
2014 "Divine Intervention" 52[5]
"Itsuka no, Ikutsuka no Kimi to no Sekai" 41[6]
"Hoshikuzu no Interlude" 22[8]
2015 "Wonder Stella" 53[10] What a Wonderful World Line
"Comet Lucifer (The Seed and the Sower)" 55[11]
2016 "Niji o Ametara" 46[13]
"Calling" 42[15] World Atlas
2017 "Aozora no Rhapsody" 24[17]
"Moon River" 53[22]
"Hello! My World!!" 31[23]
2018 "Watashi no Tame no Monogatari (My Uncompleted Story)" 49[20]

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director
2013 "Que Sera Sera" Hideaki Fukui[24][25][26][27]
"Tiny Lamp"
2014 "Divine Intervention"
"Itsuka no, Ikutsuka no Kimi to no Sekai"
"Kotonoha Breakdown" Takashi Ōhashi[7]
"Machi wa Kanaderu" Yohsuke Chiai[7]
"Hikari Mau Fuyu no Hi ni" Ta-k[28]
"Hoshikuzu no Interlude" Takayuki Kojima[28]
2015 "Outside of Melancholy (Yūutsu no Mukōgawa)"
"Lyrical Sentence" Koji Aramaki[28]
"Wonder Stella" Shin Okawa[28]
"Comet Lucifer (The Seed and the Sower)" Katsuji Kondō[28]
2016 "Niji o Ametara" SQRT[29]
"What a Wonderful World Line" Hideaki Fukui[28]
"Calling" SQRT[28]
2017 "Aozora no Rhapsody" Daisuke Fujita[28]
"Moon River"
"Hello! My World!!"
2018 "Watashi no Tame no Monogatari (My Uncompleted Story)"

Other album appearances[edit]

Year Song Album Notes Ref.
2013 "Que Sera Sera" Uchōten Kazoku Original Soundtrack TV-size version theme song to The Eccentric Family anime series. [30]
"Tiny Lamp" Gingitsune Original Soundtrack TV-size version theme song to Gingitsune anime series. [31]
2014 "Divine Intervention" Witch Craft Works Original Soundtrack TV-size version theme song to Witch Craft Works anime series [32]
"Itsuka no, Ikutsuka no Kimi to no Sekai" Bokura wa Minna Kawai-Sō Original Soundtrack TV-size version theme song to The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior anime series [33]
"Sonata to Interlude (Instrumental)"
"Hoshi no Kakera"
"Yakusoku no Nocturne (Acappella with Strings)"
"Yakusoku no Nocturne"
"Haru o Matte (Joyeux Noel!) (Acappella with Strings)"
"Haru o Matte (Joyeux Noel!)"
"Hoshikuzu no Interlude (Acappella with Strings)"
"Sora no Method (Quote from Stardust Interlude)"
Sonata to Interlude Image song album to Celestial Method anime series [34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New World Line" (in Japanese). Fhána. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "fhana「tiny lamp」インタビュー (1/3)" [Fhana "Tiny Lamp" Interview (1/3)] (in Japanese). Natalie. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b ケセラセラ [Que Sera Sera] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Tinly Lamp" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Divine Intervention" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b いつかの、いくつかのきみとのせかい [Itsuka no, Ikutsuka no Kimi to no Sekai] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "「View from New World Line」がiTunes限定配信リリース決定!" [View from New World Line will be Released Exclusively on iTunes!] (in Japanese). Fhána. May 14, 2014. Archived from the original on June 25, 2014. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "TVアニメ『天体のメソッド』ED主題歌「星屑のインターリュード」" [TV Anime Celestial Method ED Theme Song "Hoshikuzu no Interlude"] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Outside of Melancholy" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "TVアニメ『Fate/kaleid liner プリズマ☆イリヤ ツヴァイ ヘルツ!』OP主題歌「ワンダーステラ」" [TV Anime Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz! OP Theme Song "Wonder Stella"] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "TVアニメ『コメット・ルシファー』OP主題歌「コメット・ルシファー」【アーティスト盤】" [TV Anime Comet Lucifer OP Theme Song "Comet Lucifer" (artist edition)] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ "HaruChika Mystery Anime Unveils Theme Song Titles, New Visual". Anime News Network. December 1, 2015. Retrieved December 1, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "虹を編めたら" [Niji o Ametara] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 1, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "What a Wonderful World Line" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "TVアニメ『テイルズ オブ ゼスティリア ザ クロス』ED主題歌「calling」【アーティスト盤】" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved May 31, 2016. 
  16. ^ "fhána Performs Tales of Zestiria the X TV Anime's Ending Theme". Anime News Network. May 9, 2016. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "TVアニメ『小林さんちのメイドラゴン』OP主題歌「青空のラプソディ」【アーティスト盤】" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  18. ^ "The Eccentric Family 2 Anime Reveals Theme Song Artists, New Cast, Staff, Visual". Anime News Network. January 11, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Knights & Magic Anime's Video Reveals New Cast, Songs, July 2 Premiere". Anime News Network. May 25, 2017. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  20. ^ a b "わたしのための物語 ~My Uncompleted Story~【アーティスト盤】" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 17, 2018. 
  21. ^ a b "World Atlas" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
  22. ^ "TVアニメ『有頂天家族2』エンディング主題歌 「ムーンリバー」【アーティスト盤】" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 1, 2017. 
  23. ^ "TVアニメ『ナイツ&マジック』OP主題歌「Hello!My World!!」【アーティスト盤】" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  24. ^ ケセラセラ [Que Sera Sera] (in Japanese). Space Shower Networks. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Tiny Lamp" (in Japanese). Space Shower Networks. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Divine Intervention" (in Japanese). Space Shower Networks. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  27. ^ いつかの、いくつかのきみとのせかい [Itsuka no, Ikutsuka no Kimi to no Sekai] (in Japanese). Space Shower Networks. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  28. ^ a b c d e f g h "Movie" (in Japanese). Fhána. Retrieved April 30, 2016. 
  29. ^ "虹を編めたら" [Niji o Ametara] (in Japanese). Space Shower Networks. Retrieved April 30, 2016. 
  30. ^ "TVアニメ『有頂天家族』オリジナルサウンドトラック" [TV Anime Uchōten Kazoku Original Soundtrack] (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  31. ^ "TVアニメ『ぎんぎつね』オリジナルサウンドトラック" [TV Anime Gingitsune Original Soundtrack] (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  32. ^ "TVアニメ『ウィッチクラフトワークス』オリジナルサウンドトラック" [TV Anime Witch Craft Works Original Soundtrack] (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  33. ^ "TVアニメ『僕らはみんな河合荘』オリジナルサウンドトラック" [TV Anime Bokura wa Minna Kawai-Sō Original Soundtrack] (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  34. ^ "TVアニメ『天体のメソッド』イメージアルバム" [TV Anime Celestial Method Image Album] (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 

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