Jul 23 2018

THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 (Gallery)

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THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS performing at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018
2018.07.07
Los Angeles – Microsoft Theater

Set List

1. Shine!! (THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS anime)
2. SUN♡FLOWER (THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS anime)
3. Love∞Destiny (THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS: Starlight Stage game)
4. Tulip (THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS: Starlight Stage game)
5. Onegai! Cinderella (THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS: Starlight Stage game)

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Jul 22 2018

BESPA KUMAMERO releases special cyber-stickers for LINE app

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Japanese electronic performance unit BESPA KUMAMERO has released a set of illustrated stickers for the popular LINE messaging app, featuring composer/programmer Monkichi and the energetic, unstoppable vocalist Azumi.

Presenting comical chibi versions of the cyberpunk duo, BESPA KUMAMERO takes fans through a wide range of hyper-expressive emotions, with plenty of chances to make your friends smile and get fired up for the day ahead.

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Jul 20 2018

Yuki Kajiura at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 (Gallery)

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Yuki Kajiura (Fate/Zero, Sword Art Online) performing at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018
2018.07.06
Los Angeles – Microsoft Theater

Set List
1. the beginning of the end (Fate/Zero)
2. Lancer and Assassin (Fate/Stay Night [Heaven’s Feel] I. Presage Flower)
3. Longing (Sword Art Online -Ordinal Scale-)
4. Key of the Twilight (.hack//SIGN)
5. Yasashii Yoake (.hack//SIGN)
6. Luminous Sword (Sword Art Online -Ordinal Scale-)

Aimer x Yuki Kajiura special collaboration
1. Hana No Uta (Fate/Stay Night [Heaven’s Feel] I. Presage Flower)

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Jul 20 2018

Aimer at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 (Gallery)

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Aimer (Fate/ Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn) performing at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018
2018.07.06
Los Angeles – Microsoft Theater

Set List
1. StarRingChild (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn)
2. Brave Shine (Fate/ Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works)
3. Ref:rain (Koi Wa Ameagari no You ni)
4. broKen NIGHT (Fate/hollow ataraxia)
5. LAST STARDUST (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works)

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Jul 20 2018

Sanketsu-girl Sayuri at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 (Gallery)

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Sanketsu-girl Sayuri (Fate/Extra: Last Encore, Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace) performing at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018
2018.07.06
Los Angeles – Microsoft Theater

Set List
1. Heikousen (Scum’s Wish)
2. Sore wa Chiisana Hikari no youna (Erased)
3. Tsuki to Hanataba (Fate/Extra: Last Encore)
4. Furaregai Girl
5. Mikazuki (Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace)

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Jul 20 2018

May’n at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 (Gallery)

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May’n (Macross Frontier, Accel World) performing at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018
2018.07.06
Los Angeles – Microsoft Theater

Set List
1. Chase the world (Accel World)
2. One In A Billion – May’n Ver.- (Restaurant to Another World)
3. Northern Cross (Macross Frontier)
4. You (The Ancient Magus’ Bride)
5. Belief (Taboo Tattoo)
6. Diamond Crevasse (Macross Frontier)

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Jul 18 2018

Anisong World Matsuri presents rainbow of talent at Japan Kawaii Live

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“Japan Kawaii Live”, the final night of Anisong World Matsuri’s three-day concert event at Anime Expo, was held on July 7, 2018 at the Microsoft Theater, featuring AKB48 Team 8, THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS, i☆Ris, and Shoko Nakagawa.

THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS returned for the second year in a row with a new lineup pulled from the popular video game’s nearly 200 characters: Yui Makino (voice of Mayu Sakuma), Ruriko Aoki (voice of Riina Tada), and Kotomi Aihara (voice of Shiki Ichinose) made their Anisong World Matsuri debut next to Anime Expo veterans Rei Matsuzaki (voice of Kirari Moroboshi), Yuko Iida (voice of Kanade Hayami), and Tomoyo Kurosawa (voice of Miria Akagi).

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Jul 17 2018

Anime superstars thrill fans at Anisong World Matsuri’s Japan Super Live 2018

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On July 6, 2018, anisong fans packed the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for “Japan Super Live” — the second night of Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 — to see rare U.S. performances by anime superstars May’n, Aimer, Sanketsu-girl Sayuri, and Yuki Kajiura.

May’n charged onto the stage to open the concert and pump up the audience, backed by a full rock band and a squad of dancers. “Are you ready to make some noise? Come on, Los Angeles!” Beginning her set with her high-energy single “Chase the world”, followed by “One In A Billion -May’n Ver.-“, May’n shared her excitement, speaking in English to the thousands of fans in the Microsoft Theater. “Wow! So many, many people,” she said, smiling and waving to the fans in the high mezzanine, “I can see you!”

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Jul 05 2018

Aqours celebrates first American solo live show at Anisong World Matsuri

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Love Live! Sunshine!! school idol group Aqours kicked off the three-day Anisong World Matsuri concert event at Anime Expo with an electric, non-stop performance at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on July 4, 2018.

Performing to a near-capacity audience of enthusiastic fans, Aqours flew in to the United States in the middle of their current Japan tour to deliver their first-ever solo concert in America, titled “LOVELIVE! SUNSHINE!! Aqours World Love Live! in LA ~Beyond the Pacific~”. The two-hour concert included their popular singles from the Love Live! Sunshine!! anime, plus special performances by their sub-groups CYaRon!, AZALEA, and Guilty Kiss.

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Jul 02 2018

Aimer – Interview (2018)

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Interview by David Cirone
July 2, 2018

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At the age of 15, Aimer lost her voice due to an accident. After years of work to overcome her hardship, she acquired her distinctive sweet and husky voice. In October 2017, she released her single “Hana no Uta (Flower Song)”, which was chosen as the theme song for the anime feature film Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] I. presage flower. The single became a huge hit, reaching #1 on iTunes. In February 2018, she released her 14th single “Ref:rain.”

Since you don’t personally appear in your music videos, it seems that you want fans to focus on the music instead of the artist. Why did you decide to take this approach?

Aimer: Because my best feature is singing voice, I wanted people to focus only on my singing voice without prejudice by excluding other information because nowadays you can get various kinds of information quickly.

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