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October 16, 2016 – Nitroplus mascot Super Sonico celebrated her 10th Anniversary in Japan this week with several announcements and a special website.
In her first decade of representing the successful video game company, Super Sonico has been portrayed as a fashion model, university student, and aspiring musician (with her band FAV – First Astronomical Velocity). The theme of her 10th anniversary is “Now I’ll become an adult”, and the mascot has revealed a massive list of imagery and products highlighting her newfound maturity.
New additions to her popular series of 3D display figures have been announced for 2017, including a special “10th Anniversary Birthday” figure (designed by Tsuji Santa), a black-costumed figure based on T.M. Revolution’s “Hot Limit” music video, a “Wet Photo Session” figure based on artwork from her top-selling dakimakura (“love pillow”), and a “Wedding Super Sonico” figure, based on the 10th Anniversary website’s key image of Super Sonico in a revealing bridal gown.
The reveal of Sonico’s wedding pose has caused amazement among fans, especially since the wedding ring has yet to be explained. Nitroplus promises more information and announcements are forthcoming during the 10th anniversary year-long celebration.
Super Sonico’s 10th Anniversary Website: http://supersonico.jp/10th
Nitroplus has also re-released several limited edition holiday- and FAV-themed wallpapers on Super Sonico’s website (through Oct. 31), plus announced a new Blu-Ray box set of the “Soni-Ani” animation series with special artwork by Tsuji Santa. Last week, Nitroplus held a Super Sonico cosplay contest, where the winner was awarded special prizes based on matching Sonico’s appearance and movements, and the company sponsored a special program on Nico Nico Douga, demonstrating Tsuji Santa’s technique drawing Sonico.
Super Sonico debuted in 2006 as the mascot for the Japanese game company’s annual music festival Nitro Super Sonic. She will receive a 256-page deluxe 10th Anniversary tribute book from Japanese publisher Kadokawa in December.
Super Sonico Wallpapers
Message Video (in Japanese)
Super Sonico on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/SuperSonico_iTunes
Super Sonico on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/exist-trace_Spotify
Super Sonico on Amazon MP3: http://smarturl.it/SuperSonico_AmznMP3
Super Sonico on Google Play: http://smarturl.it/SuperSonico_GGLPlay
ABOUT SUPER SONICO / FIRST ASTRONOMICAL VELOCITY
SUPER SONICO – GUITAR / LEAD VOCALS
Hometown: Musashino City, Tokyo
Birthday: October 14
Blood Type: A
Favorite Food: Macaroons and chashu ramen
Super Sonico debuted in 2006 as the Nitroplus mascot for the Japanese game company’s annual music festival “Nitro Super Sonic”. Sonico is a full-time student, part-time gravure model, and the guitar/vocalist for First Astronomical Velocity (FAV, or Daiichi Uchuu Sokudo).
Super Sonico lives alone with her five cats, and enjoys taking baths, playing video games and cooking Japanese food. Her favorite artists include Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Iggy and the Stooges, The Clash, and has recently developed an affection for Maximum the Hormone.
Super Sonico has been featured in numerous games, books, figures, and anime, and her official Twitter account has over 70,000 followers. Super Sonico also makes an appearance in the PS3/PS4 game Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel with her band mates (and cats) helping her in combat. Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel was released on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in February 2016 in the United States.
SUZU FUJIMI – BASS
Hometown: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Birthday: February 14
Blood Type: AB
Hobby: Pretending to be an unlicensed hair stylist
Favorite Food: Melon
Good at: Pro-wrestling moves
FUURI WATANUKI – DRUMS
Hometown: Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture
Birthday: June 13
Blood Type: Secret
Favorite Food: Nikuman
Good at: Beating the drums