Hey there, music-loving bees! We're buzzing with excitement as we sit down with Hikaru Amano from the rising J-pop sensation, ARCANA PROJECT!
Comprising five talented members under the wings of DEARSTAGE and Lantis, ARCANA PROJECT brings a fresh vibe to the J-pop scene. With a worldview inspired by tarot cards, each member—Usa Sakurano, Hana Hanamiya, Shion Aida, Aozora Sorano, and Hikaru Amano—adds their unique vocals and flair to create a diverse musical experience.
Join us for a chat with Hikaru as she spills the tea on ARCANA PROJECT's experiences and aspirations. Who knows, you might just find your next J-pop obsession!
Thank you, Hikaru, for taking the time to chat with us! So, let's kick things off from the get-go. How did the name ARCANA PROJECT come to be? Was that something you all came up with?
Can you share with us your experience and connection with your song "Eureka"?
What was your first reaction knowing that one of your songs would be used in an anime?
What made you feel SYNDUALITY: Noir would be a good fit for your music, and how do you relate to the series?
All the members looked forward to the anime every week! One of the charms of "Eureka" is the overlapping harmonies of the five members in the final chorus, which I think fits the grandiose world of "SYNDUALITY: Noir".
In that sense, are there any anime series you would love to make music for if you could?
And are you interested in exploring different types of musical genres in the near future? What genre would that be, if so?
I love songs that have English in the lyrics and a fast-paced feel, so I would love to take on the challenge and deliver a cool ARCANA PROJECT!
What do you think has been one of the bigger challenges for you as an up-and-coming group?
We are trying to find ways to get more people to come to our live shows, and we are working hard not only to polish our performances but also to improve our SNS!
Do you have any inspirational words for new artists that maybe would have helped you all during your start?
Your music has begun to slowly expand worldwide. Was this always the goal or just something that happened naturally?
We have received many comments and happy reactions from people overseas through our music videos and SNS, which has reminded us that the impact of anime is truly amazing.
As we wrap up our conversation, we want to express our gratitude once again, Hikaru. Before we part ways, could you share your insights into the long-term plans for ARCANA PROJECT?
Connect with ARCANA PROJECT
Streaming link: lnk.to/arcanaproject
Official Site: arcana-project.com
X (Twitter): x.com/arcanaproject
YouTube channel: youtube.com/@arcanaprojectofficialchann6708