Super Sonico's Band First Astronomical Velocity Gets International Release

Headphone-wearing Japanese icon is popular worldwide as star of games, books, figures, and anime


November 23, 2015 - Super Sonico's band First Astronomical Velocity will release their albums on all international digital platforms in December. The world-famous Nitroplus mascot debuted in 2006 at the Japanese game company's annual music concert Nitro Super Sonic, and more activities are planned leading up the celebration of her 10th anniversary next year.

First Astronomical Velocity (also known as FAV, or Daiichi Uchuu Sokudo) is a three-piece girls rock band who debuted in 2010 with “Superorbital”. The band has released 2 full albums and numerous singles and will perform the opening theme “Blaster” for the upcoming PS3/PS4 game Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel.

Many songs will be familiar to Super Sonico fans from games like SoniComi (Communication with Sonico) and the recent anime series SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation, including “Love The World,” “Sky Love Hurricane,” and “SUPERORBITAL”. FAV's second full album, Love and Peace Plus (Love and II +), broke into the Top 50 on the Oricon charts in 2012.

Super Sonico fans can download or stream the following titles on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify in early December 2015 (release dates will vary by territory):

Galaxy One
Love and Peace Plus (Love & II +)
RAINBOW
MOONLIGHT
Start Up
More!

VIDEO
FAV “Blaster” song preview and Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel gameplay
https://youtu.be/A-dfUpCZr8o


FIRST ASTRONOMICAL VELOCITY – OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.georide.jp/superorbital

FIRST ASTRONOMICAL VELOCITY albums released worldwide by Resonance Media by arrangement with Georide and Nitroplus.


ABOUT SUPER SONICO / FIRST ASTRONOMICAL VELOCITY

SUPER SONICO – GUITAR / LEAD VOCALS
Hometown: Musashino City, Tokyo
Birthday: October 14
Blood Type: A
Hobby: Eating
Favorite Food: Macaroons and chashu ramen

Super Sonico is the 18-year-old Nitroplus mascot who debuted in 2006 as the mascot for the Japanese game company's annual music festival Nitro Super Sonic. Sonico is a full-time student, part-time gravure model, and the guitar/vocalist for First Astronomical Velocity (FAV, or Daiichi Uchuu Sokudo).

Super Sonico lives alone with her five cats, and enjoys taking baths, playing video games and cooking Japanese food. Her favorite artists include Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Iggy and the Stooges, The Clash, and has recently developed an affection for Maximum The Hormone.

Super Sonico has been featured in numerous games, books, figures, and anime, and her official Twitter account has over 70,000 followers. Super Sonico also makes an appearance in the PS3/PS4 game Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel with her band mates (and cats) helping her in combat. Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel will be released on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in December in Japan and in early 2016 in the United States.

SUPER SONICO – OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://supersonico.jp
SUPER SONICO – OFFICIAL TWITTER: https://twitter.com/sonico_macaron


SUZU FUJIMI – BASS
Hometown: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Birthday: February 14
Blood Type: AB
Hobby: Pretending to be an unlicensed hair stylist
Favorite Food: Melon
Good at: Pro-wrestling moves


FUURI WATANUKI – DRUMS
Hometown: Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture
Birthday: June 13
Blood Type: Secret
Hobby: Eating
Favorite Food: Nikuman
Good at: Beating the drums


TRACK LISTS

GALAXY ONE (2011)
1. TEEN SPIRIT GOES TO A NEW WORLD
2. VISION
3. SUPERORBITAL (Album ver.)
4. Mighty Heart
5. Stay with me
6. AKIKAZE
7. OVER THE FUTURE
8. GIRL PUNK
9. Polish my stone
10. Theme of F.A.V.


LOVE AND PEACE PLUS (LOVE & II +) (2012)
1. Susume, Blue Star [New mix]
2. Sky Love Hurricane
3. Jyonetsu Rocket LOVE & II + Ver.]
4. Happy Lucky Star! [LOVE & II + Ver.]
5. Love & Peace +
6. Kichijoji Supersonic
7. Hatsukoi Flashlight [New mix]
8. Very Merry [LOVE & II + Ver.]
9. Rekka Starship
10. Powerful Power [New mix]


MOONLIGHT (2014)
Five-song ending theme compilation for the TV anime “SoniAni” with jacket art by Tsuji Santa
1. Summer Illusion
2. Go! Go!
3. Moonlight de Buttobase! – Moonlight Star
4. Shinjitsu no Hikari
5. Star Rain


RAINBOW (2014)
Five-song ending theme compilation for the TV anime “SoniAni” with jacket art by Tsuji Santa
1. LOVE THE WORLD
2. Crystal Dream
3. Nightmare Buster
4. Affection
5. Nanairo Melody


START UP (2014)
Features the opening theme-song collaboration for the Nintendo 3DS idol producer simulation and communication game “SoniPro.”
1. START UP
2. HELLO MELLOW
3. START UP (inst.ver)
4. HELLO MELLOW (inst.ver)


MORE! (2014)
Features ending theme-song “MORE!” from the Nintendo 3DS game “Motto! SoniComi,” as well as the ending theme song “NAMIDA” from the Nintendo 3DS game “SoniPro.”
1. MORE!
2. NAMIDA
3. MORE! (inst ver.)
4. NAMIDA (inst ver.)

Image © Georide/Nitroplus/Resonance Media

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