Scandal (スキャンダル Sukyandaru, stylized as SCANDAL) is an all-female Japanese pop rock band from Osaka. Formed in August 2006 by four high school girls, they started playing street lives until they were noticed and signed to the indie label Kitty Records. In 2008, they released three singles and a mini-album while performing shows in the United States, France, and Hong Kong. That October, Scandal released their major debut single, “Doll”, under Epic Records Japan.
The band has performed the theme songs for many anime, including “Shōjo S” and “Harukaze” for Bleach and “Shunkan Sentimental” for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. With numerous overseas performances and anime theme songs, Scandal has built a considerable international fanbase.
Native Name SCANDAL (スキャンダル)
Years active 2006 – Present
Origin Osaka, Japan
Genres Rock, Pop
Haruna Ono (小野春菜 Ono Haruna) – lead vocals, secondary guitarist
Mami Sasazaki (笹崎まみ Sasazaki Mami) – lead guitarist, secondary vocals
Tomomi Ogawa (小川ともみ Ogawa Tomomi) – bassist, secondary vocals
Rina Suzuki (鈴木理菜 Suzuki Rina) – drummer, secondary vocals