After we introduced the line-up for ~JAPAN KAWAII LIVE~, now let’s proceed with the artistes that are set to perform in ~JAPAN SUPER LIVE~. The two Anisong World Matsuri concerts, held back to back, are part of ANIME EXPO (AX) 2017. AX is the largest celebration for Japanese pop culture in North America, held annually since 1992. Fans and people from the industry come together to the expo, which features the best in Japanese entertainment, music, fashion, and video games.
And here are the superb performers that you will get to meet if you head to Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on July 1!
ALI PROJECT is Arika Takarano (lyrics and vocals) and Mikiya Katakura (composer and arranger). Since 1992, the pair has charmed audiences with their unique melodies, poetic lyrics and strong visuals. They have performed many anime theme songs such as Seishoujo Ryouiki for Rozen Maiden and Yuukyou Seishunka for CODE GEASS Lelouch of the Rebellion. ALI PROJECT is a one of a kind duo who takes control of all aspects of their performance, including visual arts, design, costumes, and stage design, in addition to the music. ALI PROJECT will release their 25th Anniversary Best album in June.
angela, the group formed by vocalist atsuko and guitarist KATSU, made their major debut with the opening theme Asu e no brilliant road for the anime Stellvia in 2003 and has produced several opening themes for popular anime series such as FAFNER in the azure, K, KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA, and more. In 2015, they toured Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. On March 4, 2017, they held their first successful Budokan concert in Japan. They will perform theme songs for the anime Aho Girl airing this summer and the anime movie BLAME!
[website 1] [website 2] [Youtube] [atsuko’s Twitter] [KATSU’s Twitter] [angela’s Twitter]
GARNiDELiA is the creative artist unit of female vocalist MARiA and male composer toku. They formed GARNiDELiA in 2010, and made their major-label debut in 2014. The name GARNiDELiA is an anagram of Le Palais Garnier de Maria, which means “Maria’s Opera House, her place to sing”, and Cordelia, the name of the asteroid. MARiA is also a popular fashion model, and toku also works with other artists as a composer and sound producer. The unit has performed songs for various anime such as Kill la Kill, The Irregular at Magic High School, Gundam Reconguista in G, GUNSLINGER STRATOS and QUALIDEA CODE.
[website] [Twitter] [Facebook] [iTunes US]
Konomi Suzuki was born in 1996 and is 20 years old. She won the first prize of the All-Japan Anisong Grand Prix, and debuted with the song “CHOIR JAIL” with lyrics produced by Aki Hata when she was 15 years old. She has made consecutive appearances at the largest anime-song festival in Japan, “Animelo Summer Live”, ever since. She has performed various TV anime themes including “This game” (opening theme of No-Game, No-Life) and “Redo” (opening theme of Re:Zero). She will release 3 new songs in 2017.
Mashiro Ayano is a female singer who was born in Hokkaido, currently residing at Sapporo. Her straightforward and clear voice creates a strong connection with her listeners. She debuted with the song ideal white, the opening theme of anime Fate/stay night, in 2014. She then performed theme songs for GUNSLINGER STRATOS, D.Gray-man HALLOW, and Re:CREATORS. She has performed not only in Japan, but also in Singapore, Los Angeles, Germany, and Taiwan. She released her 1st album WHITE PLACE last year. This year, she will release her new single NEWLOOK in May and will tour this summer.
[website] [iTunes US] [VEVO] [Facebook] [Twitter]
Minori Chihara is a voice actress who has performed roles in various popular anime series such as Yuki Nagato from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Mitsuki Nase from Beyond the Boundary, and Kaori Nakaseto from Sound! Euphonium. She is also a singer who has successfully performed at huge venues such as Nippon Budokan and Saitama Super Arena. She is a singer who can represent the anisong industry while also being a voice actress. Her signature songs include but are not limited to: Paradise Lost, TERMINATED, ZONE//ALONE, and Kyokai no Kanata.
[website] [blog] [Twitter] [iTunes US]
On the day, doors will open at 5 PM for VIP ticket holders, and 5:30 PM for GA ticket holders. The show will start at 7 PM.
Premier Fan tickets are on sale since April 28 (6 PM PDT), while General Attendee tickets are also available since April 30 (6 PM PDT).
- Loge: $45
- Orchestra: $65
- VIP: $130 (includes priority access, a special commemorative badge, a light stick and an invitation to an exclusive Hi Touch event with the performers.)
Check here for more ticket details!