OSAKA★SHUNKASHUTO: Dawn of Something Wonderful
It felt like this day would never come for OSAKA★SHUNKASHUTO a crowd-funded Idol group that for weeks have been letting followers peak into their progress through short videos by Soezimax.
Soezimax is the online name and company oh blogger, videographer Soejima Shingo.
Shingo and his film company have been strong supporters of OSAKA★SHUNKASHUTO setting up an initial funding campaign that quickly passed 1million yen in needed funds.
Through the support of Soezimax, OSAKA★SHUNKASHUTO started on their road to having an official CD by filming several cover songs and other activities.
OSAKA★SHUNKASHUTO chance to shine and take their place among the other warring Idol factions has now arrived and I for one couldn`t be happier for the group. The reason being is several, you don`t see many groups these days trying to tell short movie stories with their videos. Most often it`s a standard dance/vocal shoot and very few groups in the Independent/Underground level has a lead vocalist as talented as Maina.
Mania’s voice gives me the feeling of chills down the spine, something that very rarely happens. That’s not to say that the group that includes Maina, Anna, Mana, Eon, Rina, Maya and Yuna are one dimensional; each member brings something important to the overall group making them a strong and developing group.
For weeks these Idols have gone through various auditions to earn certain roles in the following videos and the results of their hard work have resulted in simply wonderful Japanese and English versions of their debut releases.