Events organizer Cosplay.ph has announced on Wednesday that the Japanese pop band fhána will perform in the Philippines for the first time at this year’s Cosplay Mania.
They are the first special guests announced under the event’s JAM (Japanese Anime Music) concert banner, and more performers for the two-day event will be announced in the coming days.
The event is scheduled to happen on September 29-30 at the SMX Convention Center – Manila, located at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.
fhána is a Japanese pop band composed of four members, Junichi Sato (keyboard and chorus), Yuxuki Waga (guitar), Kevin Mitsunaga (PC and sampler) and Towana (vocals).
In 2011, sound producers Sato, Waga and Mitsunaga formed the group as an indie band with rotating set of vocalists, which is until Towana joined the group in late 2012 and became the band’s official vocalist.
In 2013, the band signed to record label Lantis and released their first major single “Qué será, será” (ケセラセラ), which was used as the ending theme for the popular fantasy anime The Eccentric Family.
The band also released songs which had been used in several anime series, like Gingitsune, Witch Craft Works, The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior, Celestial Method, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!, Haruchika: Haruta & Chika, Tales of Zestiria the X.
Last year, the band released the single “Aozora no Rhapsody” (青空のラプソディ), which was used as the opening theme song for the popular fantasy comedy anime Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, as well as “Hello! My World!!”, which was used as the opening theme song for the fantasy action anime Knight’s & Magic.
This year, they have released the single “Watashi no Tame no Monogatari (My Uncompleted Story)”, which was used as the opening theme song for the fantasy anime Märchen Mädchen.
fhána had released three albums under a major label, with their third album “World Atlas” released last March 28, which peaked at #30 in the Oricon Albums Chart.
The group had previously performed in pop-culture events throughout Japan and around the world, including Comic Fiesta in Malaysia, Anime Central in the United States, and C3AFA Hong Kong.
The organizers initially announced their guest cosplayers last March, which are Emperor and Astarohime from Russia, Hakken from Malaysia, and Ola Aphrodite from Indonesia.
Last month, the organizers announced Japanese stage actors Hiroki Ino and Kosuke Asuma will be a part their flagship event as special guests.
More special guests for their annual flagship event are expected to be announced in the coming days.
Cosplay Mania ’18 is happening this September 29-30 at the SMX Convention Center – Manila, inside the Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City. For more details, please visit their social networking accounts or their website at cosplaymania.com.
You may buy your tickets at any SM Tickets outlet nationwide, or visit their website at smtickets.com.