Toronto, ON, Canada
HOSHI★FURU is a rock band from the GTA, Ontario, Canada heavily influenced by Japanese pop and rock. Formed in 2008, the band's line-up consisted of vocalist Maria, guitarist Nan, bassist Roma, keyboardist Kayla, and drummer Peter. Most of the year contained little to no activity from the band apart from a performance at Northern Anime Festival in Oshawa, Ontario. Eventually, Kayla, Peter, and Roma would depart, leaving HOSHI★FURU as a duo.
In 2009, the duo released their first demo entitled "First Demo CD" and then re-recruited Roma (now on guitar) and drummer Umar. As for a bassist, the band went through support members for live performances while Nan performed the duties on recordings. Notable appearances from this year include live performances at Dotcon in Mississauga, Ontario and Night It Up! in Markham, Ontario.
In 2010, Roma and Umar parted ways with the band, which once again left HOSHI★FURU as a duo. The duo was only able to release one demo entitled "Sono Hibi Deshita", which featured ex-member Peter performing the guitar solo.
In 2011, the duo released two demos ("Ne" and "Yorokobi Jinsei") early on in the year and then spent the rest of it inactive until November where they made a successful comeback at N2U in Ottawa, Ontario.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- G-Anime Winter 2017 - January 20-22, 2017 in Gatineau, QC, Canada 2014
- Anime North 2014 - May 23-25, 2014 in Toronto, ON, Canada
- G-Anime 2014 - January 24-26, 2014 in Gatineau, QC, Canada 2013
- Ochiba~Con 2013 - October 5-6, 2013 in Oshawa, ON, Canada
- Anime North 2013 - May 24-26, 2013 in Toronto, ON, Canada
- Nadeshicon 2013 - April 26-28, 2013 in Quebec City, QC, Canada 2012
- Naru 2 U 2012 - November 16-18, 2012 in Ottawa, ON, Canada
- Ochiba~Con 2012 - September 29-30, 2012 in Oshawa, ON, Canada
- Anime North 2012 - May 25-27, 2012 in Toronto, ON, Canada
- Nadeshicon 2012 - April 21-22, 2012 in Quebec City, QC, Canada
- Emiko's Mini Convention 2012 - January 20-22, 2012 in Kitchener, ON, Canada 2011
- Naru 2 U 2011 - November 18-20, 2011 in Ottawa, ON, Canada 2009
- DotCon 2009 - November 13-14, 2009 in Mississauga, ON, Canada 2008
- Northern Anime Festival 2008 - June 28-29, 2008 in Oshawa, ON, Canada
14 confirmed guest appearances