Mahousyojo-ni-naritai, literally meaning “wanting to be a magical girl,” is band formed in 2014 by producer/developer, ADULT YUkun, as a five-piece commercial and creative team. Members also regularly collaborate with illustrators, photographers and other young, up-coming creators in both studio recordings and live performances.
The band sounds part metal, punk and EDM, while infusing elements of role-playing games, not only in their songs and lyrics, but also their videos and live performances, creating an all-new “Japanese alternative” genre. Their unique approach to music and performing has caught the attention of fans and the industry, having won a prestigious contest for up-and-coming artists hosted by a major rock magazine merely four months since forming the band. This led to them being invited to perform at one of Japan’s leading rock events, ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2014, and in 2015 they’ve also been tapped to write a song for Shiritsu Ebisu Chugakou, one of Japan’s most in-demand idol groups.
The group also made their stateside debut in a much-buzzed about performance at SxSW 2015, being tapped as an “absolute must-see” by NPR Radio.
『KI-RA-RI』 released 2016.09.21 Major debut single
『Bouken no Sho 1』(Save Data 1) released 2015.02.11 1st mini album