Matenrou Opera
AKA 摩天楼オペラ
Anomie (alter-ego band)
Spelling 摩天楼オペラ
Status major, active
Origin Tokyo, Kantō
Years 2007.5.4 - present
Genres Power Metal
Symphonic metal
Melodic metalcore
Labels Bellwood Records (2016 - present)
KING RECORDS (2010 - 2016)
Sherow Artist Society (2007 - 2010)
CLJ Records (Europe)
Zenit Music Factory (early 2007)
Related Jeniva
Website OHP
Indies OHP

摩天楼オペラ (MATENROU OPERA) is a major band signed to KING RECORDS.
According to 苑~sono~, the combination of 摩天楼 (Skyscraper) and オペラ (Opera) in the band name represents the mixture of modern and classical styles that can be heard in the band music.


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First 摩天楼オペラ lineup

The band was founded by vocalist Sono and drummer yu in late 2006, but could become active only in early 2007 after the disbandment of Jeniva. The official announcement came on February 23rd 2007 via Yuu's blog.
摩天楼オペラ debuted live at an event at 浦和ナルシス (Urawa NARCISS) on May 4th 2007, and released on the very same day the first single alkaloid showcase that was printed limited to 1000 copies.
摩天楼オペラ toured Japan and played at several events and in late October signed to Sherow Artist Society, an independent label run by Versailles KAMIJO. At the same time guitarist Mika and keyboardist Karen announced their departure from the band after the event at 池袋CYBER on November 17th 2007.
The new members (anzi on guitar and ayame on keyboards) were first introduced on December 23th at a Sherow Artist Society event on December 23th 2007.
The first single featuring the new lineup, titled 瑠璃色で描く虹 (Ruriiro de egaku niji), was released on March 5th 2008.In March and April 2008 they went on their first European tour opening for Versailles and in May their first album GILIA hit the stores.
In early 2009 the first full-length album ANOMIE was recorded and promoted with the creation of a secret alter-ego band with the same name. A promotional sampler of this Anomie band was given as a present at certain shops to the people who purchased the acedia single, and few live appearances followed in late Spring.
The ANOMIE album was released in late June and managed to rank #2 on the ORICON indies album chart. The first one-man live took place at Akasaka BLITZ on July 23th 2009. The free single Eternal Symphony was given as a present to all the fans who had bought ANOMIE and brought the exchange ticket to the concert. Anomie officially revealed they were an alter ego of Matenrou Opera and ceased their "activities" after the gig. A live DVD of this concert was released in November 2009.


Former Members

Lineup Chronology




Live-only releases



Omnibus albums

As Anomie

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