Kanako Ito to perform at Steins;Gate 0 mega-event at Anime Expo

North America’s biggest Steins;Gate festival ever is coming to Anime Expo on Saturday, July 6, with a special event and concert to celebrate the Blu-ray release of Steins;Gate 0, the follow-up series to the sci-fi anime Steins;Gate.

Funimation will present a night full of Steins;Gate 0 activities, including a live concert by special guest Japanese artist Kanako Ito, who sang many of the major songs for the Steins;Gate game and anime, as well as the other installments of the Science Adventure series (Steins;Gate, Robotics;Notes, Chaos;Child, Steins;Gate 0, and Robotics;Notes DaSH). Her haunting melodies have long been a staple in this series, setting the tone for the dark and futuristic franchise.

Kanako Ito – “Cosmic Looper” MV (Steins;Gate Elite OP)

Kanako Ito – “Fatima” MV (Steins;Gate 0 OP)

Japanese marketing publicist for the Steins;Gate franchise Rintaro Murata will also give a special presentation on the promotion and success of the series in Japan, along with highlights from the new Steins;Gate 0 installment. Both guests will be available for a Q&A session.

The event will also feature a special Steins;Gate fan karaoke contest judged by Kanako Ito. The contest will be a rare opportunity for fans to show their musical talents in the presence of the original artist herself, and the winner will receive a pack of Steins;Gate prizes. Karaoke versions of Kanako Ito’s songs from the Steins;Gate series, with romaji lyrics, will be provided.

The event will take place at Anime Expo’s Lounge 21 space within the Los Angeles Convention Center. An Anime Expo badge is required to attend. Fans who purchase priority entrance tickets will receive a free pack of Steins;Gate 0 event-exclusive goods, including a poster with artwork created specifically for this event and inspired by the concert theme. The event’s lounge area will include a cash bar with Steins;Gate 0 themed drinks, photo ops, and more.

Priority entry to the event is $30, but fans who purchase a Steins;Gate 0 Blu-ray release get in for just $8 on top of their Blu-ray purchase, and get an additional special autograph session with Kanako Ito herself (by purchasing a special Steins;Gate 0 Part 1 Limited Edition + Part 2 + ticket bundle). Following the concert portion and Q&A, the rest of the party is free for attendees with an AX badge.

Ticket Tiers

Priority + VIP: $120
Includes:
Priority access to the event and guaranteed seating to Kanako Ito concert
Merchandise pack, including poster of event-exclusive commission art (other items to be revealed soon)
Steins;Gate 0 Part 1 Limited Edition (an $84.98 value)
Steins;Gate 0 Part 2 Limited Edition (a $64.98 value)
VIP autograph session with Kanako Ito

Priority: $30

Includes:
Priority access to the event and guaranteed seating to Kanako Ito concert
Merchandise pack, including poster of event-exclusive commission art (other items to be revealed soon)

Free [No Purchase Required]
Includes
Late entry to the party, following concert, panel, and Q&A sessions

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Details + Schedule
Saturday, July 6, 8:00PM – 2:00AM
Anime Expo’s Lounge 21 (in Los Angeles Convention Center)

Doors open for priority access and priority VIP: 8:00PM
Concert: 8:30PM
Doors open for free attendees: 9:30PM
Panel and karaoke contest: 9:30PM

Event Info: https://www.funimation.com/blog/2019/05/17/steinsgatecrash/

Kanako Ito website: https://kanataro.amebaownd.com/
Kanako Ito Twitter: https://twitter.com/ito_kanako
Kanako Ito on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2d12dVIZQZk9CKhEsezaoN