Nitroplus music mascot Super Sonico and her band First Astronomical Velocity are celebrating the season by streaming their Christmas song “Very Merry” on Spotify and Google Play. The song from album Love & Peace Plus starts with Sonico wishing her fans a “Happy Christmas” in English. Wth lyrics credited to Super Sonico and arrangement by Swinging Popsicle’s Hironobu Hirata, "Very Merry" is also available from music download services worldwide.
Super Sonico / First Astronomical Velocity on Spotify:
First Astronomical Velocity music is available worldwide from Resonance Media by arrangement with Georide and Nitroplus.
Band bio from the announcement:
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 including game themes for 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.
In 2015, Super Sonico and the members of FAV performed the theme song "Blaster” for the Playstation game Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel.
SUPER SONICO – GUITAR / LEAD VOCALS
Hometown: Musashino City, Tokyo
Birthday: October 14
Blood Type: A
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 January 2016 in the United States.
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
Favorite Food: Nikuman
Good at: Beating the drums
Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.