This year’s Anime Expo will kick off their event with a major concert on June 30, “Day Zero” of the popular anime convention which officially begins July 1. Two more performers have been announced in the penultimate reveal of this year’s Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017: Wake Up, Girls ! and JUNNA and Minori Suzuki from Walküre.
From the avex x 81produce Wake Up, Girls！ Audition’s second anisong vocal audition, the seven finalists formed the voice actress unit “Wake Up, Girls！” The girls are also the voice actresses for the anime Wake Up, Girls！ where the setting of the anime is based in Sendai. In January 2014, the TV series and movie were released. Their support activities for the Higashi-Nihon earthquake were highly appreciated and the group was awarded the 9th “Seiyu Award” special award in 2015. They have toured every summer for 3 years. In 2017, a new anime series will premiere. Wake Up, Girls！will perform at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 with all 7 members of the team!
From the TV anime MACROSS DELTA comes the most powerful tactical music unit in the Milky Way, Walküre. Since the TV anime premiered in April 2016, the group has released 2 digital singles, 2 singles and 3 albums. Their first album Walküre Attack! was awarded “Animation Album of the Year”. Walküre performed their second set of solo concerts on January 28 and 29, 2017, at Yokohama Arena, gathering 22,000 fans in 2 days. On May 31, 2017, they will release the concert Blu-ray Walküre ga Tomarana. JUNNA is the singing voice of Mikumo Guynemer. Minori Suzuki performs both the voice acting and singing of Freyja Wion.
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About Anime Expo
Anime Expo (AX) brings together fans and industry from Japan, the US, and all over the world for the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America. Taking place every year since 1992, Anime Expo features the best in Japanese entertainment, music, fashion, and video games. For more information, visit www.anime-expo.org.
About Anisong World Matsuri
Through the direction of 6 Japanese companies, Anisong World Matsuri LA 2017 is an Animation/ANISONG event that will take place on June 30th and July 1st jointly with ANIME EXPO 2017. By actualizing an event through the collective efforts of Japanese companies that focus on Animation-related contents, the event aims to transmit Japan’s Animation/ANISONG culture, and to maximize its value throughout the world.