Touhou Music: Let’s talk about Yuuhei Satellite

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Note: This post was contributed by Toori

In my last post, I talked briefly about Yuuhei Satellite and mentioned them being a huge circle. Therefore, I want to introduce to you Yuuhei Satellite in this post.

Yuuhei Satellite is circle which started back in year 2010 and had quickly grown into a huge circle this day, probably standing equal in popularity to Alstroemeria Records, a famous circle which have been around since year 2004.

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Yuuhei Satellite composes their songs in different styles, album to album, showing their versatility in composing music. Their songs were used in opening theme songs of “Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~”, a Touhou Anime series produced by Manpuku Jinja. Their debut song, “色は匂へど 散りぬるを (Iro wa Nioedo, Chirinuru wo)” was used as the series first opening theme and marked the beginning of Yuuhei Satellite exponential growth.

Yuuhei Satellite’s main vocalist, senya is also a singer in the music industry known as Morinaga Mayumi labeled under Exit Trance. She sang the 11th ending theme song of Fairy Tail and the ending theme song of Yuyushiki.


International Concerts

Yuuhei Satellite was invited to perform in several conventions outside of Japan. One of them was Japan Expo in Paris, France back in 2011.

In the same year, they performed at an event in Shanghai, China called 魔音会.

In 2015, at TouhouCon in Los Angelas, America, Yuuhei Satellite was one of the circles invited as honored guest performers together with Marasy (Moriya Shrine), TAM and Akai Ryuusei.


Involvement in Anisong Industry

Yuuhei Satellite not only produces Touhou Music but is also involved in composing songs in the anime music industry. Their recent Anisong work was the character song album for the anime “Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu” and the theme song for the anime “Bernard-jo Iwaku” and “Love! Library”.


Sub-circles

Yuuhei Satellite also has sub circles named Yuuhei Katharsis and Shoujo Fractal. Yuuhei Katharsis’ primary focus is producing Kantai Collection Music. Like their Touhou Music counterpart, their songs are rearrangement of BGM tracks from the web/mobile game Kantai Collection. They used to compose Vocaloid music as well. Senya is also the main vocalist for this sub circle. Last year, they produced a cover album of the Gundam series theme songs.

Shoujo Fractal is a sub circle with two different vocalists from the main circle, Miya Amamiya & Risa Yuzuki. The circle not only focuses on Touhou Music but is also involved in all other works. They were in charge of producing Bernard-jo Iwaku’s opening theme album.


I hope you guys understand and learned something from this write up. Yuuhei Satellite, from a doujin music circle, has grown into a popular music group over the years and to me it is very impressive. This was brought to you by Toori, until next time.

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