ReoNa Unveils ‘Happy Sugar Life’ Ending Theme CD Jacket & Insert Song

03.August.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

ReoNa is a new Japanese artist who plays the musician Kanzaki Elza in Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online. Her debut mini album ELZA, which was released under the name Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNA, was released on July 4 and garnered huge attention upon its released online and in CD stores.

The singer has unveiled the CD cover for her debut single SWEET HURT which serves as the ending theme for the ongoing horror anime series Happy Sugar Life. The limited pressing edition of the single features anime cover art while the limited and regular editions feature ReoNa inside a transparent cube, something which is inspired by the story of the anime series and the lyrics of the song.

In addition, the single’s coupling song Kanaria has been chosen to be used as an insert song in the anime series. It has yet to be confirmed when it will appear, so be sure to listen out if you’re watching.

ReoNa will perform at the Happy Sugar Life Festival at Yurakucho Asahi Hall in Tokyo on December 2. She will also perform her first solo concert since her solo debut at Mt.RAINIER HALL SHIBUYA PLEASURE PLEASURE on October 19 as well as at Sai Sai Fes 2018 at Shinkiba Studio Coast on September 1.


ReoNa’s career as the next generation of anime singer-songwriters is just beginning. Stay tuned for future updates.


On Sale: August 29, 2018
・First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD) – ¥1,600 (+Tax) [VVCL-1285~1286]
*DVD includes “SWEET HURT” music video.
・Regular Edition (CD-Only) – ¥1,200 (+Tax) [VVCL-1287]
・Limited Pressing Edition (CD+DVD) – ¥1,600 [VVCL-1288~1289]*Includes anime illustration packaging, mini poster, slip case and creditless ending theme video.ReoNa Official Website: Sugar Life Website:


  • Concert Review: ReoNa Announces 2020 Japan Tour at Zepp Tokyo Grand Finale Show

    22.October.2019 | MUSIC

    ReoNa turned 21-years-old on Sunday (October 20), and on the same day, she graced Zepp Tokyo with her first-ever solo performance there entitled ReoNa ONE-MAN Live “Birth 2019”. The show was the grand finale to her “Colorless” tour―also standing as her first nationwide tour―and enjoyed a sold-out venue of 2,700 screaming fans.

    As the crowd waited in anticipation of the birthday girl’s entrance, a chorus of tranquil classical music enchanted the floor, something which has become a staple at ReoNa’s solo shows. The stage sat below a chandelier, and the stage basked in colourful lights, signifying the rebirth of a new ReoNa who has just wrapped up her “Colorless” tour. The music shifted all of a sudden, and more light rained down, signalling the beginning of the incredible night. The crowd waited with bated breath, and the sound of a piano reverberated throughout the room before ReoNa finally revealed herself. The first song she sang as her 21-year-old self to open the night was Kaibutsu no Uta. This track is special for the fact that it was the first original single to be released by ReoNa as an artist.

    Original because ReoNa’s music career began when she performed the singing voice for Kanzaki Elza in the anime series Sword Art Online: Gun Gale Online. The singer performed over a two-hour set for fans which was comprised of both original songs, songs as “Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNa,” as well as a cover of Bad Day by Daniel Powter. It was her longest show to date.


    The set was built on the set list for her “Colorless.” Tracks included a special strings arrangement of ALONE, as well as a very special version and first-ever performance of the Sword Art Online 10th anniversary theme song Till the End for which a chorus team of 12 people helped sing, and for which a fragrance was sprayed throughout the room.

    From the moment ReoNa stepped out onto the stage until the curtain call, herself and the audience were 1-on-1. She expressed her heartfelt at the end of the night with a deep bow, which fans responded to with a roaring round of applause.

    At the end of this incredibly successful night, ReoNa announced an all-new solo tour entitled “A Thousand Miles” which will begin in February 2020. The tour will take her to all of the Zepp venues across Japan. Pre-sale tickets for this all-seating-reserved tour now available on ReoNa’s official fan club accessible via her website.


    photo by 山本哲也

  • ReoNa Releases ‘Kaibutsu no Uta’ Animated Music Video From New Single ‘Null’

    30.July.2019 | MUSIC

    ReoNa just debuted her new song Kaibutsu no Uta from her upcoming 3rd single Null―which is releasing on August 28―on 802 Palette, a late-night radio show on which she is a regular host.

    The song was written and composed by creator Kegani (LIVE LAB.) when ReoNa was 17-years-old. It received a huge reaction from listeners after it aired on radio with its lyrical content tackling emotions such as pain and fear all laced together with ReoNa’s beautiful vocals.


    An animated music video for Kaibutsu no Shi was also posted on ReoNa’s new YouTube channel which just launched. Produced by Minakata Laboratory, the entire video is coloured in sepia tones from start to finish. The video follows a female protagonist who is bullied, has no home to go to, is starved of love and continuously feels loneliness and isolation. The video is sure to stir different emotions in all who watch it.


    ReoNa – “Kaibutsu no Shi” Music Video (YouTube EDIT ver.)

    The video posted on YouTube is a shortened version; the full version will be available on the DVD that is coupled with First Press Limited Edition copies of ReoNa’s upcoming new single Null.

  • ReoNa Announces New Single ‘Null,’ New Photo & CD Covers Revealed

    26.July.2019 | MUSIC

    Before she made her solo debut, ReoNa first lent her voice to Kanzaki Elza, a character featured in the TV anime series Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online which aired in 2018. She continued to release songs with the pseudonym “Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNa” under which she topped digital music charts in Japan. In January this year, she performed the ending theme forget-me-not and the insert song Niji no Anata ni for Sword Art Online: Alicization. She has enjoyed overwhelming success since debuting only a year ago.


    In June, she released her single Prologue as Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNa. To promote the release, the singer held a special show entitled Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNa x ReoNa Special Live “Re:AVATAR” at Club Citta in Kanagawa on July 25. Fans could attend the show by filling out the sign-up sheet that was coupled with the CD release.


    ReoNa performed both as herself and as Kanzaki Elza in what could then be called a two-act concert. The very special one-night-only show went down a storm.

    Fans will be excited to know that ReoNa has already announced another new single. Null will be released on August 28. While that’s one month away, we have been teased with a new promotional artist photo as well as the CD covers for each edition.

    Limited Pressing Edition

    First Press Limited Edition

    Regular Edition

    The Limited Pressing Edition is every fan’s dream coming with the single itself, a 48-page photobook, and a DVD containing the Toushindai music video and its making-of footage and the music video. Limited Edition copies are coupled with a DVD featuring the Kaibutsu no Uta music video as well as a lyric book containing photographs shot for this single’s release.


    A website for ReoNa’s new project “ReoNa ZERO” has also opened which will be updated with more information on her new single Null.


    ReoNa performed Till the End as the theme song for Sword Art Online‘s 10th anniversary.

  • Sword Art Online’s 10th Anniversary Theme Song Performed by ReoNa

    22.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    When we think of Gun Gale Online, we think of ReoNa, who is tied to the Sword Art Online arc with her performance as the singing voice of Kanzaki Elza. Her collaboration with the series has led to her coming to perform the manga’s official 10th anniversary theme song.

    The song is titled Till the End and we can hear a sneak peek of it for the new commercial for the upcoming Sword Art Online Ex-Chronicle event in Akihabara. Check it out below.


    The full song will premiere at the event. The CD containing the track will also be sold there together with the event’s 10th anniversary pamphlets.


    ©️2017 Reki Kawahara/ KADOKAWA ASCII Media Works / SAO-A Project

  • ReoNa to Perform Alongside Daniel Powter at Billboard Live TOKYO in June

    18.June.2019 | MUSIC

    Before she made her solo debut, ReoNa first lent her voice to Kanzaki Elza, a character featured in the TV anime series Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online which aired in 2018. She continued to release songs with the pseudonym “Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNa” under which she topped digital music charts in Japan. In January this year, she performed the ending theme forget-me-not for Sword Art Online: Alicization. Since her debut just a year ago she has enjoyed huge success and plenty of sold out headline shows.


    The singer dropped a cover of Bad Day earlier this year on YouTube, a song by Canadian musician Daniel Powter who last performed in Japan 7 years ago.


    ReoNa is known for having posted vocal covers of western musicians since she was 18-years-old. Her Bad Day cover was uploaded in January this year.

    Daniel Powter saw the cover himself and posted comments on both ReoNa’s Facebook and Instagram pages, expressing his desire to perform a duet with her on stage with a different song. The two have stayed in touch together since then, and fans will be pleased to hear that the duo will perform together at Billboard Live TOKYO in Roppongi, Tokyo on June 24.

    Daniel Powter released his latest album Giants in December 2018. Japanese fans will be excited to see his long-awaited return.

    The album contains a total of 8 tracks including Perfect For Me and a re-recorded version of his hit song Bad Day. Powter and ReoNa are scheduled to perform his duet song Survivor from the album which he originally sang together with Chinese singer Kelly Yu. Powter explains that he wrote the song drawing from his experiences of being bullied in the past for simply playing the violin. ReoNa too has stated her experiences of being bullied during school, making the song a significant match for them.

  • Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNa Reveals New Single ‘Prologue’ Artwork & Announces Japan Tour

    04.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Before she made her solo debut, ReoNA first lent her voice to Kanzaki Elza, a character featured in the TV anime series Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online which aired in 2018. She continued to release songs with the pseudonym “Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNa” under which she topped digital music charts in Japan.

    It was revealed back in April that Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNa will release a new single entitled Prologue on June 26, 2019. The CD artwork has been unveiled. It is drawn by Kouhaku Kuroboshi, the illustrator for the ongoing light novel series Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online.


    The cases of First Press Limited Edition copies of the single will feature this artwork and will also include a short story by Keiichi Sigsawa, the author of Gun Gale Online.


    ReoNa will perform a special one-night-only concert for 550 people at CLUB CITTA’ in Kawasaki on July 25. The concert is titled Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNa x ReoNa Special Live “Re:AVATAR” and is a sequel to last year’s show held at Akasaka Blitz. To attend this special show, fans must purchase a copy of Prologue and apply with the application ticket included with the new single.

    It has also been announced that ReoNa will release a new single under her main stage name too. Titled Null, the single will be released in Japan on August 28, 2019. It will also include the track Kaibutsu no Uta, the first original song ReoNa ever released and has been singing since her solo debut.

    ReoNa will embark on a 6-date Japan tour entitled ReoNa Live Tour 2019 “Colorless” starting on September 21. She will also headline Zepp Tokyo for the first time on October 20 for her concert ReoNa ONE-MAN Live “Birth 2019”.


    Fans who pre-order both Prologue and Null at select stores in Japan this summer will be able to sign up for pre-sale tickets to ReoNa’s upcoming shows.

  • Concert Review: LiSA, GARNiDELiA, ReoNa & More Perform at SACRA MUSIC’s Music Festival

    22.May.2019 | MUSIC

    SACRA MUSIC―a music label under Sony Music Labels―held a music event entitled SACRA MUSIC FES.2019 -NEW GENERATION- at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19. This non-stop live show housed a 360° stage in the centre of the venue on which artists signed to the label dazzled a total of 12,000 fans across the weekend.

    This was the first live event of its kind by SACRA MUSIC. The show’s subtitle “New Generation” refers to artists both signed to the label and the new generation of artists leading the music scene into the future. The line-up feature a diverse array of talent and genres spanning voice actors to rock bands, idols, virtual YouTubers and more.

    The line-up for both days included ASCA, Ayano Mashiro, =LOVE, Luna Kaguya, GARNiDELiA, ClariS, Soma Saito, SawanoHiroyuki[nZk], Sangatsu no Phantasia, Spira Spica, TrySail, halca, PENGUIN RESEARCH, and ReoNa. A live band of skilled musicians dubbed the “SACRA BAND” also took to the stage to aid in performing various hits songs and anime songs. Virtual YouTuber Luna Kaguya performed as an opener, and EGOIST also made a surprise performance on screen, fusing the 2D world with the 3D world.

    Several special collaborations also took place throughout the festival where artists banded together to perform covers as well as perform each others’ songs. This included ClariS x TrySail, Mikiha (Spira Spica) x halca, Soma Saito x Yoji Ikuta & Shota Horie (PENGUIN RESEARCH), GARNiDELiA x Ayano Mashiro, and ASCA x ReoNa.

    At the end of the first night, Eir Aoi appeared as a secret guest to perform three songs including her first single Ryuusei. At the end of the second night, LiSA was the secret guest, who performed several songs including her latest number Gurenge. The two also came together to sing each of their respective hits IGNITE and Rising Hope.

    A teaser video was also shown for two new SACRA MUSIC projects titled BATON=RELAY and Tenka Soul. The concerts are only set to continue growing bigger and better.

  • Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNa Announces New Single ‘Prologue’

    23.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Before she made her solo debut, ReoNA first lent her voice to Kanzaki Elza, a character featured in the TV anime series Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online which aired in 2018. She continued to release songs with the pseudonym “Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNa” under which she topped digital music charts in Japan.

    Now, for the first time since her mini album release ELZA on July 4 last year, the singer will release a new single under the pseudonym.


    The title of the 3-track single is Prologue and will tell the story of how the artist Kanzaki Elza came to be, her way of life and why she sings. First Press Limited Edition copies will feature a short story illustrated written by Keiichi Sigsawa, the author of Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online. Both the story and CD cover are illustrated by Kouhaku Kuroboshi.

    It has also been announced ReoNa will release another single will release another single this summer containing songs from before she made her solo debut.


    ReoNa is set to perform her first ever Zepp Tokyo solo show on October 10, the same date as her birthday.

  • ReoNa Announces Zepp Tokyo Solo Concert for October 10

    25.February.2019 | MUSIC

    ReoNa stepped into the spotlight last year for her role as Kanzaki Else the TV anime series Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online which aired in April and has since gone on to earn stark recognition, performing the ending theme song forget-me-not for the Sword Art Online: Alicization as well as reaching No. 1 in New Artist lists.


    The singer’s first ever solo tour across Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka is now underway.

    Titled ReoNa Live Tour 2019 “Wonder 1284”, the singer’s debut solo tour began at Banana Hall in Osaka on February 23 and will take her for a further 4 performances in Nagoya, Fukuoka and Tokyo respectively. Despite being her first, all dates for the tour have completely sold out.

    The first show at Banana Hall saw a set list of some of the singers most iconic songs, brand new singles, tracks performed as Kanzaki Elsa, covers and more. The sold out venue spawned riveting excitement while the air still feel gentle and somehow nostalgic.

    Before performing the final song, ReoNa announced that she will perform at Zepp Tokyo on October 20 this year, her birthday when she is to officially become 21 years old, causing the crowd to burst in a flurry of cheers.


    The Zepp show is titled ReoNa ONE-MAN Live “Birth 2019”. Pre-sale tickets went on sale via ReoNa’s official fan club on February 23 at 21:00 (JST).


    Photos by 渡邉一生

  • Sword Art Online: Alicization Second OP & ED Theme Artists ReoNa and ASCA Announce Live Performance

    05.February.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    ASCA and ReoNA have announced that they will hold a special live performance together on March 21 at SHIBUYA TAKE OFF 7. They perform the second opening theme RESISTER and ending theme forget-me-not for the ongoing anime series Sword Art Online: Alicization respectively.


    You can attend the live show by signing up when purchasing either of the single’s on CD at Animate stores in Japan or digitally via Recochoku, mora and Animelo Mix.

    ReoNa is set to embark on a solo tour titled ReoNa Live Tour 2019 “Wonder 1284” where she will perform 4 shows in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka. Fans can get their hands on official tour merch, forget-me-not merch and other exclusive stickers for each individual city on the tour.

    ReoNa will also hold two acoustic sets, one for fan club members only while the other is open to everyone, on May 5, 2019 at Hamarikyu Asahi Hall in Tokyo. Fans can sign up to the fan club to attend.

  • Sword Art Online: Alicization Ending Theme Music Video by ReoNA Released

    22.January.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese singer ReoNa made her mark in Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online in which she performed as the character and musician Kanzaki Elza.

    ReoNa’s latest single forget-me-not is also being used as the new ending theme for the ongoing anime series Sword Art Online: Alicization for which a music video has now been released.


    “forget-me-not -” Music Video YouTube Edit Version

    ReoNa’s first ever outdoor location music video, ReoNa play three characters. At the cliffs, ReoNa sings while facing the vast ocean and sky. In the quiet forest she lies sprawled in the sunlight. In the town she walks through the streets. All three scenes capture the world of Sword Art Online: Alicization while promoting ReoNa’s own message.

    The YouTube edit version features just the first chorus. The full video comes with limited edition copies of the single.

  • Date Announced For ReoNa’s New Song Debut in Sword Art Online: Alicization

    07.January.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been announced that Sword Art Online: Alicization’s season opening theme forget-me-not by ReoNa will debut in episode 14 on January 12.


    The song is described as a fast-paced melancholic track which has a nostalgic sound and lyrics that encompass both ReoNA’s artistry and the world of Alicization. It will be available for digital purchase the same day as it debuts in the anime. It will subsequently be released on CD on February 6.


    ReoNa is heading to Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka for her tour titled ReoNa Live Tour 2019 “Wonder 1284.” Tickets are extremely limited and some dates have sold out already, so if you’re looking to see her live you’d best grab yours quick to experience her singing and warmth with your own eyes and ears.

    ReoNa’s Comment
    “Before I debuted as ReoNa I would never have even dreamed that the day would come where I’d get to sing the theme song for Sword Art Online which I watched as a fan. I am honoured from the bottom of my heart. I hope that forget-me-not along with the anime will forever bloom in someone’s memory.”