Followed by SXSW (2009) and AnimeNEXT (2010), all-girl rock band STEREOPONY has once again received a passionate welcome, coming back for their third performance in the U.S.
This year, the girls were chosen as Guest of Honor at Anime Boston, the largest Anime convention in New England, performing at Anime Boston 2011 at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston MA on April 22-24
STEREOPONY is a Japanese all-girl rock band that formed in Okinawa in 2007, consisting of AIMI (Vocal/Guitar), NOHANA (Bass), and SHIHO (Drums). The band gained their first opportunity on the Japanese rock radio program “SCHOOL OF LOCK!!”
Their debut single “Hitohira No Hanabira” was the 17th ending theme for the famous anime series “BLEACH” released on November 5, 2008 and ranked #25 on the Oricon Weekly Charts. And 2nd single “Namida No Muko”, the second opening theme for the second season of the Sunrise series “Mobile Suit Gundam 00”; and achieved #2 in the Oricon charts.
In March 2009, the girls performed at SXSW (Austin, TX) 2009, and received a thunderous ovation.
Their third single “I do it” was a collaboration with fellow Sony Music Entertainment Japan singer YUI, which was released on April 22, 2009. Their debut studio album “A hydrangea blooms” was released on June 17 of the same year and ranked #7 on the Oricon weekly charts. Their fifth single “TSUKIAKARI NO MICHISHIRUBE”, also released with the tie-in with the second season of hit anime series “Darker than Black”; ranking at #8 on Oricon.
After releasing 2 singles in June 2010, the girls released their much anticipated 2nd studio album “OVER THE BORDER”, and returned to the US to perform at AnimeNEXT (Somerset, NJ), their first time performing at an anime convention in the United States which turned out to be a great success filling over 5,000 people. Their latest single “Chisana Mahou”, the opening theme of anime series “Letter Bee REVERSE” released on December 8th.
STEREOPONY’s album A Hydrangea blooms & 3 hit singles are available in the US!
“A hydrangea blooms” – Including smash hit “Hitohira No Hanbira” – ending theme for “BLEACH”
“Smilife” – theme song to animation film “Yatterman”
“TSUKIAKARI NO MICHISHIRUBE” – opening theme for anime series “Darker than Black”
“Hanbunko” – the band’s first cover song, all available digitally on major digital outlets.