Kanon (Studio Blue-3 / An Cafe) is known as the bassist of the successful Visual-kei band An Cafe. He was taking the creative part in the band as well as being its OTAKU icon, who are naturally fond of the Anime, Manga, videogame, and other Japanese pop cultures.
Since its start in 2003, An Cafe has released 17 singles including the Anime theme song to “DARKER THAN BLACK” and 4 original albums with which they successfully achieved the top 10 on the national music charts in several European countries. They also experienced world-wide tour twice, and most of the gigs became instant sold-out. They enjoyed all these success, though, the band went on hiatus after the live at the Nippon Budokan held in January 2010.
“Studio Blue-3″ is a brand-new label started by kanon since then. This is to be a home-base for him to release any genre of contents – not limited to music but also other relevant culture of fashion, otaku, or any things that he is interested. The label’s first project is “Pinky☆Distortion”, a visual novel game for mobile/smart phones in which players can play the role of a personal manager to a Visual-kei band.
Studio Blue-3 has recently produced songs for the artists such as kanon x kanon (“Calendula Requiem” and “Koi no Doutei”) and LiSA (“Mushoku Toumei”).
The game involves a Visual-Kei band called DIS;CODE, with its members having very unique personalities. The game player becomes the female personal manager to this band. Guide the band to stardom as you experience Harajuku virtually and enjoy detailed and realistic situations as produced by the artist himself, as well as graphics with attention to minute detail and colorful music that add to the production.
Pinky Distortion promo site: http://www.pinkydistortion.jp
Studio Blue-3 official website: http://www.studioblue3.com/