Hello!

I want to start using my blog to ramble again instead of just talking about site news, so here we go!

There’s a new Japanese group that formed recently called XXX of Wonder (オブ・ワンダー) and I’ve taken a huge liking to them. They are a Japanese pop/techno group consisting of five members, each from different backgrounds across many fields of creative art;

  • Nanba Shino, a singer who has released multiple mini albums and worked on projects with other famous artists like Hyadain.
  • Dr. Usui, a musician who worked on many CM arrangements and mostly know for his work on the Pretty Cure anime.
  • Fureneshi (Frenesi), a mysterious member who hides her face behind popular decorative her art and composed over 50 songs in just two years at age 20.
  • Kishida Meru (mellco), an exceptionally talented illustrator who has worked on games such as the Atelier series and So Ra No Wo To‘s character planning.
  • Julie Watai, a digital photographer, musician, model and more with a love for electronics, videogames, robots, and anything cute.

Recently, these five collaborated together to make XXX of Wonder’s first debut mini album WONDER of WONDER and uploaded their lead track Lucid Dream Madonna (明晰夢マドンナ) to YouTube, which I’ve embedded up there at the top of this blog entry. Give it a watch!

I plan on buying the mini album in order to support this amazing new collaboration of talent, and hope that others will also enjoy whatever they produce from now on!