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MTI's Japan Top 10: Episode 408: Japan Top 10 Indie Artist Interview #10 Artist Name
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Neko Neko Maid & Host Club - Various Houston, Dallas, and surrounding area locations (2010-present)


Neko Neko Music Fest (2012-2018)


SHEあわせ - Dallas and Tulsa (2014-present-hiatus-)


Solo acts - Various Texas and Oklahoma areas (2004-2017)


(under melancholiaah!)

Neko Neko Music Fest @ AKON (06-07-2018)

Texas Idol Festival @ AKON (06-09-2018)

Magical Girl Day GUEST (08-04-2018 - 08-05-2018)

Texas Idol Festival @ SAN JAPAN (09-01-2018)

Texas Idol Festival @ IKKiCON (12-29-2018)

AnimeWTX GUEST (01-25-2019 - 01-27-2019)
Texas Idol Festival
@ AnimeCTX (05-25-2019)

OkashiCon GUEST (07-19-2019 - 07-21-2019)

Magical Girl Day GUEST (08-03-2019 - 08-04-2019)

Puvithel's PREHALLOWEEN PARTY GUEST (09-14-2019)
Delta H Con
GUEST (09-20-2019 - 09-22-2019)

Wichita Falls Comic Expo GUEST (10-26-2019 -10-27-2019)

Anime Weekend Atlanta: Starlight Idol Festival (11-01-2019)


Texas Idol Festival @ IKKiCON (12-28-2019)

AnimeWTX GUEST (01-31-2020 - 02-02-2020)


Puchicon GUEST (06-05-2021 - 06-06-2021)


IdolCon GUEST (06-11-2021 - 06-13-2021)


Anime Lubbock GUEST (06-11-2021 - 06-13-2021)

KAIJUCORE: Otaku Overload GUEST (10-15-2021)

Anime Weekend Atlanta: Starlight Idol Festival (10-29-2021)

A-KON: AIDOL GUEST (06-04-2022)

Okashicon GUEST (07-08-2022 - 07-10-2022)

Anime Iowa GUEST (07-22-2022 - 07-24-2022)


Texas Idol Festival @ Delta H Con (08-20-2022)

HALLOWDREAM : Dream Stage GUEST (10-15-2022)

Tokyo Night Festival GUEST (11-12-2022 - 11-13-2022)

Holiday Matsuri GUEST (12-16-2022 - 12-18-2022)

Texas Idol Festival @ Weebcon (02-04-2023)


TOKYO X GUEST (06-17-2023 - 06-18-2023)

Okashicon GUEST (07-07-2023 - 07-09-2023)

OITA Japan Festival GUEST (09-10-2023)



Oishii!Project - Gametime (EP) (2013)


SHEあわせ - Tea With Me (DEMO) (2014)


かめりあ vs Akira Complex - Reality Distortion (album) (2016)


SHEあわせ - Mujuuryouku Boy, Hanshako Girl (2017)


Hommarju & Akira Complex - Break Stasis (as heard on beatmania IIDX 25 CANNON BALLERS) (2017)


Trial & Error - Zessan☆Unmei-chu (2018)


melancholiaah! - pale (first single) (2018)


Hommarju & Akira Complex - Break Stasis (EP) (2018)

ZOVI (featuring melancholiaah!) - THE GHOST OF THE TAPE! (album) (2019)

Akira Complex - The World Ends Now (as heard on Dance Dance Revolution A20) (2019)

melancholiaah! - 世界の終わりで会いましょう (EP) (2019)

melancholiaah! - LAST PARADISE (second single) (2020)

melancholiaah! - puzzle box (third single) (2020)

melancholiaah! - The Diary of Our Years Together (album) (2021)

melancholiaah! - IN MY SUNSET (EP) (2022)

see.ker - PHILOSOPHER (single) (2023)

melancholiaah! - BACK INTO THE FIRE (single) (2023)




ザ☆ネットスター  Japan (2009)


ザ☆ネットスター Japan (2010)


World Anime Satellite Japan (2010)


ズームイン!!サタデー Japan (2018)


DEAD DECADE Music Video (2018)

Music Video (2019)

final bubble bath Music Video (2019)

FLATLINE Music Video (2019)

世界の終わりで会いましょうMusic Video (2019)

404 RADIO Girls' Frontline Story Project Voice of SUOMI (2019)

夕方 side Music Video (2020)

Last Paradise Music Video (2020)


Puzzle Box Music Video (2020)

The Diary of Our Years Together Music Video (2021)

IN MY SUNSET Music Video (2022)

FUTURE✩✩TOWN Music Video (2023)



A-to-J Connections' Ultra Podcast Z Episode 26 (05-09-2018)


A-to-J Connections' Ultra Podcast Z Episode 30 (06-26-2018)


A-to-J Connections' Ultra Podcast Z Episode 33 (07-31-2018)


A-to-J Connections' Ultra Podcast Z Episode 36 (08-21-2018)

A-to-J Connections' Ultra Podcast Z Episode 45 (10-30-2018)

A-to-J Connections' Ultra Podcast Z Episode 60.5 (04-12-2019)

A-to-J Connections' Ultra Podcast Z Episode 74 (10-01-2019)

A-to-J Connections' Ultra Podcast Z Episode 92 (03-31-2020)

KRVS's Japan Jukebox 88.7 FM (10-11-2021)

MTI's Japan Top 10: Episode 408: Japan Top 10 Indie Artist Interview #10 (11-24-2021)

CurryBun Radio - Official Artist (2023)


Moetron - Miku Cosplayer Maxine Craze on NicoNico Douga – Interview. (08-20-2008).

Houston Chronicle - Porter child’s portrayal of Japanese cartoon is a hit - Interview. (09-10-2008).

The Comm - Japanese Street Fashion Magazine Issue 5. "Therapy" - Featured Artist & Interview. (09-26-2018). -ENGLISH VER.-

The Comm - Japanese Street Fashion Magazine Issue 5. "Therapy" - Featured Artist & Interview. (09-26-2018). -日本語 VER.-

"Do Idols have a negative or positive influence on society?" - Sociology Research by Gabrielle Bills - Featured Interview. (11-15-2018).

Voyage Houston -  Houston's Most Inspiring Stories - "Meet Melancholiaah". Interview. (12-12-2018).

OutSmart Magazine - Houston's LGBTQ Magazine - The Music Issue - "Bittersweet Superstar"- Featured Artist & Interview. (08-02-2019).

Kei Club - Japanese Fashion and Kawaii Lifestyle - "Kawaii to Kowai" - Featured Artist & Interview. (10-15-2019).

Cosplay Realm Magazine - "#35 Makeup and Fashion Issue" - Featured Artist & Interview.(02-01-2020).

Kawaii Fresh - "The Macabre Mystery of Melancholiaah!" - Interview. (04-01-2020).

GHOST GIRL GOODS - "MINI KAWAII INTERVIEW - Melancholiaah!" - Interview. (03.02.2023)



When one world ends, we must carry on to create anew. Drawing inspiration from both the alternative music and idol scenes in Japan, Melancholiaah is an original J-rock and J-pop idol who turns his true emotions, fears, and thoughts into music in hopes to discover how the world can still be beautiful in the state we are in. 

His work can be heard on KONAMI’s arcade releases “beatmania IIDX 25 CANNON BALLERS” and the newest installment of DDR, “Dance Dance Revolution A20” in Japan. 

In 2019, he released their first EP physically and digitally titled “世界の終わりで会いましょう。let’s meet at the end of the world.” featuring tracks produced by Melancholiaah himself, BEMANI artist Akira Complex, Creep-P, DJ Amaya, and many more with great success, leading to two singles released in 2020, "Last Paradise" and "puzzle box", produced by BEMANI artist KIRAKU and Kamikaze Bitch and his first full album in 2021 titled "The Diary of Our Years Together" featuring tracks produced by Japanese rock bands "For Tracy Hyde" and "NUIT". 

In 2022, Melancholiaah released his second E.P. titled "IN MY SUNSET", which was successfully crowdfunded and title track written by the legendary Yusuke Hata of Japanese shoegaze band Cruyff in the Bedroom and B-side track "Mado ni Kaeru" written by Michael of the upcoming Japanese shoegaze band "LUNE".
Additionally in 2019, Melancholiaah has gained large recognition for the "Toad sings..." videos on Youtube, Twitter, and Tiktok alike with over 80,000 subscribers. 

Melancholiaah has travelled across country to perform his music from small cities like Wichita Falls, Texas, all the way to New Jersey and Iowa, and even larger events like Anime Weekend Atlanta in Georgia and Texas' largest and longest running anime convention, A-kon. His goal is to create a feeling of love and acceptance with each other, and most of all, oneself with his performances. Crying out into the new world, he hopes to connect with everyone through voice. 

Melancholiaah also can provide in depth panels on Japanese pop culture ranging from magical girl history, idol history, maid cafe history, and even specific Japanese street fashions as well as any Q&A type events or panels about how to begin your own independent music project and grow professionally in the industry in Japan and America alike.


Cuando un mundo termina, debemos continuar y crear uno nuevo. Inspirándose tanto en la música alternativa como en las escenas de ídolos de Japón, Melancholiaah es un ídolo de rock alternativo original que convierte sus verdaderas emociones, miedos y pensamientos en música con la esperanza de descubrir cómo el mundo puede seguir siendo hermoso en el estado en el que nos encontramos. Su trabajo se puede encontrar en los lanzamientos de juegos de KONAMI “beatmania IIDX 25 CANNON BALLERS” y la última entrega de DDR, “Dance Dance Revolution A20” en Japón. En 2019, lanzó su primer EP de forma física y digital titulada “世界の終わりで会いましょう。Let’s meet at the end of the world” con pistas producidas por Melancholiaah en persona, Akira Complex de BEMANI, Creep-P, DJ Amaya y muchos más con grandes éxitos, lo que llevó a dos sencillos lanzados en 2020, "Last Paradise" y "puzzle box", producidos por el artista de BEMANI KIRAKU y Kamikaze Bitch y su primer álbum completo en 2021 titulado "The Diary of Our Years Together" con pistas producidas por las bandas de rock japonesas For Tracy Hyde y NUIT. Melancholiaah! Ha viajado por todo el país para interpretar su música, desde pequeñas ciudades como Wichita Falls, Texas, hasta Nueva Jersey e incluso en eventos más grandes como el Anime Weekend Atlanta en Georgia. Su objetivo es crear un sentimiento de amor y aceptación mutuo y, sobre todo, con uno mismo con sus presentaciones. Gritando hacia el nuevo mundo, espera conectarse con todos a través de su voz.


一つの世界が終わるとき、私たちは新しい世界を作るために続けなければなりません。 Melancholiaahは、日本のオルタナティブ・ミュージックとアイドル・シーンの両方からインスピレーションを得た、オリジナルのオルタナティブ・ロック・アイドルです。彼らは、自分の本当の感情、恐れ、考えを音楽に変え、私たちが置かれている状態でも美しい世界が存在することを発見することを望んでいます。彼の作品は、日本ではKONAMIのアーケード作品「beatmania IIDX 25 CANNON BALLERS」や、DDRの最新作「Dance Dance Revolution A20」で聴くことができます。2019年には、Melancholiaah本人、BEMANIアーティストのAkira Complex、Creep-P、DJ Amayaがプロデュースした楽曲を収録した1st EP『世界の終わりで会いましょう~Let’s meet at the end of the world~』を物理的・デジタル的にリリース。2020年にはBEMANIアーティストのKIRAKUとKamikaze Bitchがプロデュースした2枚のシングルをリリースし、『Last Paradise』と『puzzle box』、2021年には日本のロックバンドであるFor Tracy HydeとNUITがプロデュースした楽曲を収録した初のフルアルバム『The Diary of Our Years Together』をリリースするなど、大成功を収めています。Melancholiaah!は、テキサス州ウィチタフォールズのような小さな都市からニュージャージー州、さらにはジョージア州のAnime Weekend Atlantaのような大規模なイベントまで、国を超えて自分の音楽を演奏してきました。彼の目標は、彼のパフォーマンスによって、お互いに、そして何よりも自分自身に、愛と受容の気持ちを生み出すことです。新しい世界に向かって叫びながら、声でみんなとつながっていきたい。

“fuckin' great” 

- の子 of 神聖かまってちゃん-

-noko of shinsei kamattechan-


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