Hoshi Furu



Hoshi★Furu (translated from Japanese as “Star★Fall”) is a rock band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Originally formed in 2008, the band only began to put into action its plan of performing and promoting original music heavily influenced by J-pop, J-rock, and visual kei across North America in 2012. The line-up consists of Maria on vocals, Nan on guitar, Nick on bass, and Danny on drums.

Although primarily influenced by J-pop, J-rock, and visual kei, Hoshi★Furu’s music is also influenced by a variety of other genres such as hardcore punk, metal, and screamo. The band cites Japanese artists Dir En Grey, Hikaru Utada, and Luna Sea, North American artists Comeback Kid and Underoath as their primary influences.

Hoshi★Furu has performed at anime conventions across Ontario and Quebec, including guest of honour appearances in Canada’s premier fan-run anime convention Anime North three years in a row (from 2012 to 2014). On March 31st, 2013, the band performed in New York, New York, USA as part of J-Summit New York’s fundraiser for the 2011 Touhoku earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan, on July 20th 2013, performed a musical set at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Quebec, and on October 19th, 2013, performed for Indie Week Canada’s 10th anniversary.
Hoshi★Furu released their self-titled debut EP on March 15th, 2013 and on September 30th, 2013, released their latest single “Ikuze, Soft Drink Heroes (Let’s Go, Soft Drink Heroes)”.
On May 23rd, 2014, Hoshi★Furu announced a hiatus after performing at Anime North. Members Nan and Nick are currently still involved in the Toronto music scene: the former releasing music under the solo project Lara, which features musicians from various local bands, while the latter is performing as the bassist for the geek rock band The Blast Processors.
Hoshi★Furu plans to once again release music in the near future, re-establishing themselves as a major force in the international J-Pop, J-Rock, and visual kei scene.


彼らの音楽は基本的にJ-pop, J-rock,ビジュアル系に影響を受けているが、ハードコアパンク、メタル、スクリーモなどの多様なジャンルにも感化されおり、日本人アーティストのDir En Grey、宇多田ヒカル、Luna Sea、北米アーティストのComeback Kid、 Underoathのカバーもしている。

Hoshi Furu