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HoneyWorks (ハニーワークス, haniiwaakusu), also known as Haniwa (ハニワ), is an independent music circle, and the creator of Confession Executive Committee. The franchise is one of the group's major projects.

Members[]

Core Members

Support Members

  • Musicians
    • Oji/Kaizoku Ou (guitarist)
    • Keiki Uto/cake (pianist)
    • AtsuyuK! (drummer)
    • Nakanishi (guitarist)
    • kyo (bassist)
    • Leon Yuki (drummer)
    • Hanon (vocalist)
    • Kotoha (vocalist)
  • Composers
    • Kaoru (composer and manipulator)
    • Mario Komiya (composer)
  • Visuals
    • Mogelatte (illustrator and video editor)
    • Emumelo (video editor)
    • TMK (illustrator)

Former Members

  • Rocoru (illustrator)
  • ziro (staff)

Background[]

Although existing as a Vocaloid circle since 2010, it was not until 2014 that they made their professional debut with their third album and first studio album Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita. Many of their most popular songs were done with Vocaloid, but over time their discography included human singers more often, with a Vocaloid version of the song as an alternate cover. Their repertoire also includes demos for certain vocal synthesizers (ex. Flower, Xin Hua), as well as collaborations with major musical artists such as Sphere and Nogizaka46.

Associated Artists[]

While the singer CHiCO isn't a member of HoneyWorks, she is a frequent collaborator with the group starting from 2014 after winning the Utakashi! Audition de Grand Prix, forming the unit CHiCO with HoneyWorks. This group has 3 studio albums and 14 singles as of 2021, and has provided the theme tunes for various anime and live action projects. Starting from 2019, HonyWorks has also produced songs with the singers Hanon and Kotoha, who eventually became support members of the group and formed the singing duo HaKoniwa Lily. As of 2021, HoneyWorks is in the business of producing an idol group, Karen na Ivory, a group formed after the TIS 2021 idol auditions.
In general, HoneyWorks connects frequently with the utaite community, with many internet singers being featured on their HoneyWorks Kyouku Utattemita series of albums. A few of them also contribute songs for HoneyWorks's series, and HoneyWorks sometimes composes songs for them as well.
Specifically, the female utaite sana frequently collaborated with HoneyWorks, with her lending her voice to their third studio album Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan wo., and occasionally singing with CHiCO on a few singles. The male utaite Gero sings a few of HoneyWorks's releases, in addition to lending his voice to Love Series character Midori Hamanaka. Other notable utaite that have previously collaborated with HoneyWorks include Amatsuki, YURiKA, Mafumafu, Uratanuki, and Rinu. Halyosy, a popular utaite/songwriter, has also helped make songs with HoneyWorks as well as with LIP×LIP.
The seiyuu/singer Momo Asakura's debut single, Ashita wa Kimi to., was also composed by the circle.

Discography[]

Vocaloid CDs

  • Love Roma (2010)
  • Hatsukoi Note (2011)
  • Rokugen Astrology (2013)
  • VocaColle 3 (2015)

Albums

Haniwa Kyouku Utattemita Series

  • Haniwa Kyouku Utattemita!! (2011)
  • Haniwa Kyouku Utattemita 2 (2011)
  • Haniwa Kyouku Utattemita 3 (2013)
  • Haniwa Kyouku Utattemita 4 (2013)
  • Haniwa Kyouku Utattemita 5 (2014)

For all Confession Executive Committee exclusive discography, see here. For their works with CHiCO with HoneyWorks, see that article's discography page.

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Trivia[]

  • Their name and old logo are based off of the Haniwa clay figures that were popular funeral burial items in the Kofun period. Their first CD, Love Roma, features a trio of Haniwa representing Gom, shito, and Yamako on the cover, and many of their earlier works depict their logo the same way as Love Roma's haniwa were drawn. While they have long since stopped using it as their major mascot, they do use a text symbol of a haniwa (┏|∵|┛) in the signature of their videos.
  • Their current mascots, the white bear Kumamaru and the panda Panmy, first appeared together in the HoneyWorks song "Suki Kirai", where they are depicted as stuffed animals that Kagamine Rin/Len hold. A similar looking panda appears in the background of "Nakimushi Kareshi", released a month before the former song. Panmy is supposed to represent a girl, and Kumamaru a boy.
  • They sometimes represent their group name numerically, as 828. In the goroawase system, it can be pronounced Ha-Ni-Ha/Wa.
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