ReversalRain characters are created by A. L. Harjanto / Llyona Fang.
Melody Jiayin • Lukkas Iocu • Renaye Igni Lopes • Clarus Seco • Expexes Juneti Cypo • Jevon Jadin
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ReversalRain is a science fantasy slice of life/coming-of-age story told in multimedia webcomic format and written, illustrated, animated, and composed by A. L. Harjanto, known by the alias "Llyona Fang."
Inspired by Andrew Hussie's multimedia Homestuck webcomic, Harjanto created a fancomic called Mirrorstuck in August 2014, where an early design concept of Melody Jiayin originated as a character named "Llyona Fang." Three other character silhouettes were shown in the Mirrorstuck title page, including the early designs of Lukkas Iocu, Clarus Seco, and Renaye Igni Lopes. With the creation of Mirrorstuck, Harjanto began learning digital art, practicing with a Wacom Intuous tablet and Photoshop Elements Editor. Harjanto also experimented with music composition, creating short soundtrack pieces with MuseScore to accompany interactive Scratch animations.
A. L. Harjanto adopted the alias/record label "Llyona Fang" and discontinued Mirrorstuck, using its premise to start a new project called ReversalRain in 2015. ReversalRain incorporates both Harjanto's artistic and musical works into webcomics, soundtracks, video games, concept art, and stories centered around a group of 6 main characters.
ReversalRain music originated as experimental ensemble scores with computer-generated audio. To imitate the effect of reflection, Harjanto employed techniques such as retrograde combined with reversed sound, so many ReversalRain tracks will retain the same melody when played backwards. These earlier tracks established RPG-like leitmotifs for the six main characters of the ReversalRain webcomic: Melody Jiayin, Lukkas Iocu, Renaye Igni Lopes, Clarus Seco, Expexes Juneti Cypo, and Jevon Jadin. These characters play play piano, flute, trumpet, cello, harp, and guitar respectively.
After years of creating with primarily MIDI, Harjanto shifted towards a new "bedroom pop" sound, utilizing raw self-recorded instrumentals and vocals in late 2019 with the creation of The Midst of Silence album, followed by the single Race of Fools in 2020. This shift in style also inspired Marvin Nauendorff's creation of the multicultural indie rock band Tsaitogaisuto ツァイトガイスト , which Harjanto is now part of as a multi-instrumentalist.
Lyo方 is an Asian-American multimedia creator named A. L. Harjanto. Beginning with a classical piano background from age 5, Harjanto sought out more instruments to learn, including the clarinet/bass clarinet, guitar/bass guitar, vibraphone, drumset, euphonium, saxophone, and more. Along with a lifelong interest in the visual arts, Lyo方 started composing music in 2015 under the alias/record label of "Llyona Fang" and began creating a project called ReversalRain. In addition to being an experimental band, ReversalRain incorporates Lyo方's artistic and musical works into webcomics, soundtracks, video games, concept art, and stories featuring their original characters.