Review | CHISE “Persona”


Chise’s “Persona” is a showcase of pure elegance and charisma in what is one of the grooviest songs in The Way I am CD series.

Hana-Doll* is an idol project created by movic (TSUKIPRO, VAZZROCK, Tsukiuta, etc). 7 idols are part of Anthos, group signed to the fictional talent agency Amagiri Production.

Anthos* is comprised of Kent ItoWataru KomadaToshiki MasudaShunichi TokiDaiki Hamano, Seiichiro Yamashita, and Shun Horie.

Anthos Chise Persona
Title: Persona
Label: Movic 
Release date: 11/12/2020
Genre: Electronica/EDM-pop


1 - Persona
2 - Persona (Off Vocal)

Track analysis:

1 – Persona

A dark poly synth – giving off a tropical vibe to “Persona” – plays on top of a simple beat, slowly making its way into the first verse. The vibe is intense however, the vocals arrive to give it a dash of beauty on top.

This duality – intensity and gentleness – stands out in the verse and will grab your attention. The song builds up seamlessly to the chorus, this time putting an emphasis on its underlying dreaming sound.

Now, the chorus had me jamming along as soon as that punchy bassline and finger snaps beat welcome the listener to the chorus. Slowly and overflowing confidence comes Wataru Komada performing a groovy chorus entirely in English (with a clear pronunciation).

This is an impressive performance by Wataru Komada, taking the lead and absolutely shining with a charismatic performance.

He is performing in a higher range than usual in the verses and slightly lowers the tone in the chorus, delivering a slightly nasal performance – a quirk of his – yet with a lot of control and confidence that will make you hit that replay button.

And let’s not forget that he is even going for ad-libs and R&B riffing in the pitch vocals. He really went all out with his performance and I enjoyed every moment of it.

Persona” arrives as both a surprising performance and groovy entry in The Way I Am CD series.

Persona is available for purchase at CDJAPAN.

Persona” is available for streaming on Spotify.

Do not support piracy. Remember to support Anthos* by streaming via official outlets.


Anthos*'s Chise goes for a charismatic performance in the solo track "Persona". With a groovy, slow-paced instrumental with a unique duality at its core and a stellar performance by Wataru Komada, this is an entry you must listen to.


Vanessa Silva
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder and music reviewer writing about Japanese music since 2010. Also, the only person managing everything The Hand That Feeds HQ related. In 2011, I stumbled upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus". Since then I have been writing about male seiyuu music. You may find me writing almost essays whenever music is really good (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). I also host the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).





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