Lantis Matsuri comes to Anime NYC with JAM Project, TRUE, ZAQ, and Guilty Kiss

The Lantis Matsuri concert series will launch its first U.S. performances on November 15, 2019, at Anime NYC, New York City’s largest Japanese pop culture convention.

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Japanese music label Lantis, the event will feature popular anisong performers JAM Project, TRUE, ZAQ, and Guilty Kiss from Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours.

JAM Project
(One-Punch Man, Super Robot Wars, Garo, Gravion, Sgt. Frog, Scrapped Princess, Mazinkaiser, Nobunaga the Fool, Panda-Z, Space Battleship Yamato 2199)

Guilty Kiss from Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours
Riko Sakurauchi (voiced by Rikako Aida), Yoshiko Tsushima (voiced by Aika Kobayashi), and Mari Ohara (voiced by Aina Suzuki)

TRUE
(Sound! Euphonium, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Violet Evergarden, A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-)

ZAQ
(Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions, Concrete Revolutio, Flip Flappers, Food Wars! The Third Plate, The Magnificent KOTOBUKI, Maria the Virgin Witch, Rail Wars, Trinity Seven)

Anime NYC will bring together over 40,000 attendees when it returns to the Javits Center for its third year on November 15-17, 2019, welcoming major guests from across the U.S. and Japan including Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi (creators of Dr. STONE). Lantis Matsuri will take place inside the Javits Center’s Special Events Hall on the evening of Friday, November 15. A separate ticket is required to attend Lantis Matsuri.

Lantis is a music label founded in 1999 focused on anisong music. It has published two decades of hit music, including themes from Azumanga Daioh, Bungo Stray Dogs, Food Wars!, Free!, GIRLS und PANZER, Genshiken, THE iDOLM@STER, Love Live!, Lucky Star, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Rozen Maiden, and Violet Evergarden. Lantis Matsuri 2019 at Anime NYC is a continuation of Lantis’s popular Lantis Matsuri concert series, which has welcomed some of the biggest performers in Japan. The 20th Anniversary Lantis Matsuri was held across three days in June in Tokyo and showcased over 70 musical performers from all over Japan.

“We can’t wait to present Lantis Matsuri 2019 at Anime NYC,” said Shunji Inoue, BANDAI NAMCO Arts Vice President and head of Lantis. “When I founded Lantis 20 years ago, I never expected so many fans all around the world would love anisong, and I’m very proud to share two decades of anisong in the biggest city in the USA!”

“We’re thrilled to present Lantis Matsuri in New York City,” said Peter Tatara, Anime NYC’s Show Director. “Lantis is one of the most instrumental names in anisong music, and we’re honored to be part of their 20th anniversary party! We look forward to anisong music echoing over New York!”

Lantis Matsuri 2019 at Anime NYC will begin in the evening of Friday, November 15, 2019. Lantis Matsuri will be open to anime fans and music lovers across New York City, with no Anime NYC badge required to attend. Lantis Matsuri’s schedule and ticket details will be revealed next month.

Those looking for more can meet Lantis Matsuri’s performers when they participate in events inside the Anime NYC convention on Saturday, November 16. Details about these events will be coming soon. An Anime NYC badge is required to participate in any Saturday Lantis Matsuri events inside Anime NYC.

Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll will continue to announce more guests from both America and Japan throughout the summer and fall. Attendees can look forward to the latest from sponsors, partners, and publishers including Crunchyroll, Animate, Aniplex, BANDAI NAMCO Arts, EVA Air, Funimation, GKIDS, HIDIVE, Kinokuniya, Kodansha Comics, Sentai Filmworks, SUNRISE, Tokyo Otaku Mode, Vertical, VIZ Media, and Yen Press at Anime NYC, and fans wanting to learn the latest can follow Anime NYC on Facebook and Twitter. Tickets to this year’s Anime NYC are available now.

ABOUT LANTIS MATSURI
Lantis is a Japanese music label established on November 26, 1999 which specializes in anime music from Japanese musicians, anime soundtracks, and video game soundtracks. The first Lantis Matsuri was conducted in 2009 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Lantis’s founding and featured exclusively Lantis artists. Since then, Lantis Matsuri has been conducted every five years. In 2014 and 2015, Lantis conducted the “15th Anniversary Live Lantis Matsuri 2014” and “Anisong World Tour~Lantis Festival 2015~”. In 2019, Lantis conducted the three-day “20th Anniversary Lantis Matsuri 2019 A・R・I・G・A・T・O ANISONG” concert with over 70 artists and units at Makuhari Messe in Japan. Lantis Matsuri at Anime NYC will be Lantis Matsuri’s first edition in New York City. For more information, please visit https://www.lantis.jp/en/index.php.

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Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll is New York City’s anime convention! A showcase of the best of Japanese pop culture in the biggest city in America, Anime NYC brings anime fans and publishers together for three days of unique exhibits, exclusive screenings, extensive panels, and appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan. This year’s event takes place November 15-17 in New York’s Javits Center, and we invite you to join over 40,000 fans for a celebration of Japanese animation, manga, cosplay, movies, food, fashion, travel, technology, toys, and games in the heart of NYC! For more, visit http://animenyc.com.