Formed in 2009, Queen Bee is a self-described “Fashion Punk” rock band. They are steadily increasing their presence in the anime sphere, performing theme songs for Dororo, Tokyo Ghoul:reand Raven of the Inner Palace. The members all use pseudonyms, and keep their personal information such as age and real name hidden.
Avu-chan is the main vocalist, who is also known to have some anime voice acting experience. They have recorded Devil King Zenon DEVILMAN cry baby and the main character to INU-OH, who bring their dynamic musical style to their performances. (You can read more about their experiences on these titles here.)
Today we give you their thoughts on Chainsawmana series that has brought in a different high-profile artist for each episode’s ending theme. Avu-chan from Queen Bee gave us some insight into their experience with this ambitious anime project as an artist for this week’s closing theme, “Violence.”
How did you feel when you were asked to be one of the theme song artists for Chainsawman?
I thought the offer would come naturally to me, so I thought “I knew it!” I was so happy.
Did you experience any pressure or nervousness when you knew you were one of several ending theme song artists for this series?
After submitting the songs, it was just a matter of waiting for us, so we’ve been looking forward to the episode we were responsible for gradually approaching. Being compared can be fun in a good way.
Have you watched Chainsawman anime? If so, what is your impression of the story? Do you have a favorite character?
I watch anime and read manga every week. With the anime series, each episode is very experimental, so I like to watch it very carefully.
My favorite character is Quanxi.
The title of your song is “VIOLENCE”. What kind of meaning were you trying to convey through this song?
“VIOLENCE only for two” is the meaning we put behind the song. I would be delighted if you could find each.
Are there any parts you want listeners to pay attention to?
I want the listeners to forget themselves and pay attention to anything and instead want them to dance to their heart’s content.
Finally, do you have a message for everyone QUEEN BEE and Chainsawman fans reading this interview?
Thank you so much for reading this interview! We want to play shows all over the world. And for that reason, I hope you will enjoy it a lot QUEEN BEEhis songs, starting with “VIOLENCE”.
You can check out the song “VIOLENCE” through this link.
You can also look forward to Queen Beetheir first new album in three years, “Twelve Dimension”, which will be released in February 2023.