S.S. HANAMI first took the stage at Chibi-Pa Festival 2009 where they immediately garnered attention for their theatrical J-rock and anime inspired sound. A number of their songs also featured the koto, a traditional Japanese harp.
Over the next three years, the band became a fixture of the Florida geek community and anime convention circuit, releasing its first CD — Original Soundtrack, Season One — in June 2012. Immediately afterwards, they announced the beginning of “Season Two” and began writing their second CD, which would later be titled FICTITIOUS.
The culmination of S.S. HANAMI’s month-long “FICTITIOUS” tour in the summer of 2015 marked the beginning of “Season Three.” Having encountered new listeners with whom their music and concept resonated, the band returned home with renewed vigor to begin working on their next release, Live From the Deep Web.