Japanese-American Nano is an amazing cover artist and songwriter. With a love for anisongs and rock, Nano has created many themes for anime including Conception, Magical Girl Raising Project, and Btooom!
In anticipation for Nano’s first appearance as a guest for Anime Weekend Atlanta, Honey’s Anime reached out to gain some insight on Nano’s feelings about her music and upcoming performance.
You’ve already been seen around the world from your days posting song covers on YouTube and Nico Nico Douga, how does it feel being able to now physically perform around the world?
As someone who's been on both sides, what would you say the difference is between someone who posts song covers on YouTube and an accomplished singer/songwriter?
Is there a difference in styles of songs you like to cover as opposed to writing?
What, if any, strengths are there in singing in Japanese instead of English and vice versa? Do certain themes or styles tend to 'sound better' depending on the language in your opinion?
You provided the opening theme song to Kemurikusa, titled the same as the anime. Were you a fan of Kemurikusa from its ONA (original net animation) days or did you learn about it after it was adapted?
What inspiration did you draw on to create the song Kemurikusa?
Are there any new singles or projects for NANO on the horizon?
What should fans be looking forward to in regards to your appearance at AWA?
Now for a couple of fun questions! Has any current anime caught your interest?
You seem to always be ready to rock, but what do you do when you need to relax?
One thing that makes Nano so relatable is her love for anime and desire to be involved using her skills. Who wouldn’t want to go from enjoying our favorite shows to providing music or some other talent for them? With her incredible range and ability to emote, it’s no wonder she has accumulated such a loyal fan base. Her passion for rock has taken her far and wide, and attendees at Anime Weekend Atlanta can look forward to an amazing show!