New York (Sept 8th, 2015) – IA, who’s known as a virtual artist - originally developed as a voice library for [VOCALOID TM3], the voice synthesis program released in 2012 – will make her NYC debut with her Special 3D Live Showcase on October 11th at Gramercy Theater. The ticket will go on sale for general public through Gramercy Theater Box Office and Live Nation ticketing site http://concerts.livenation.com/event/00004F230CD2A74C on September 11th.
Acclaimed Japanese Pop Group Has Featured Songs On Anime Series Celestial Method, Witch Craft Works And Prisma Illya Is Set To Play At The Biggest Anime Convention In Southeast U.S.
Los Angeles, CA, and Tokyo, Japan, August 25, 2015 – Lantis Company Ltd., a Japanese record label specializing in releasing anime and video game soundtracks, has announced that fhána, will perform at the upcoming Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) convention. The catchy pop group comes to the U.S. for this special show just one year after they debuted at the 10th annual Animelo Summer Live concert in Japan, which is one of the biggest live events in the country for anime music and artists.
Well, it's taken some doing...a lot more than I would have imagined, but if the tech didn't look so good, I'd probably not have bothered. That being said, for all you streaming video lovers, we have the FAKKU Presents: Bosshi and Toshio Maeda Q&A Panel, the FAKKU Presents: Hentai Manga & Doujinshi, and the Midnight Shinigami concert from Anime Expo 2015. From the FAKKU panel, Bosshi is a fine H manga artist who drew such fun little stories like Peachy Butt Girls and Onee 30 and Toshio Maeda, a truly funny and irreverant dude, who created such classics as Urotsukidouji and La Blue Girl. I highly recommend that one. And for FAKKU's upcoming projects you can check out their Hentai Manga and Doujinshi panel; there's some surprising stuff in there, and if you're interested in FAKKU's business, there you'll find more. Viewer discretion is very much advised for obvious reasons. Finally, we have Midnight Shinigami, an anime cover band that's been a pretty common appearance at AX and other venues over the years, and always very good. Also the first victim of my new x265 video encoding...personally, I think that went pretty well. Click Read More, and you can view them all. Enjoy!
Okay, a bit of procrastination aside, we now have the Sac Anime Summer 2014 report up. I'm not the only one going to be doing one, or so I hope, so expect at least one more. I found this event to be pretty much stress free and generally fun; so why not check it out how I lived it?
Also you can check out the videos embedded in the report, including the Masquerade that is hosted at our new Vimeo channel (not sure if it'll last, but we'll see).
Former Member Of Japanese Pop Idol Super Group AKB48 Makes Her First-Ever U.S. Concert Appearance To Launch Her First Full-Album Release And Will Perform A Special FREE Concert Set In Union Square and Japantown
San Francisco, CA, July 8, 2014 – The 2014 J-POP SUMMIT Festival, San Francisco’s premiere celebration of Japanese pop culture, music, fashion and film, is proud to present famed pop music superstar Tomomi Itano for her first-ever U.S. performance. Tomomi Itano performs in support of her brand new full-length release, “SxWxAxG,” which was released on July 2nd.
Anime Expo Special Edition of rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes
Experience the Music of Halo, Mass Effect, Final Fantasy and Other Legendary Video Games in Anime Expo Special Edition of rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes
June 18, 2014 – rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes, an orchestral concert series with the music of beloved video games including Journey, God of War and Portal 2, among others, is coming to Los Angeles during this year’s Anime Expo.
SANTA MONICA, CA (May 12, 2014) – This July, fans of KILL la KILL are in for a real treat. Aniplex of America Inc. has just announced that multiple guests from the animation series KILL la KILL will be attending Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles as Guests of Honor. The Guests of Honor include Kazuki Nakashima (Original Story and Script Writer), SUSHIO (Character Designer and Chief Animation Director), Ami Koshimizu (the voice of Ryuko Matoi), Ryoka Yuzuki (the voice of Satsuki Kiryuin) and Yousuke Toba (Producer). All the guests will be participating in panels, autograph sessions and special events throughout Anime Expo weekend. Please see the Anime Expo schedule for official times.
So, you like movies?! You like movies from conventions?! Yeah, we got those. And if Youtube would quit flagging them for every violation known to man only to have them slowly released, we'd upload them to Youtube faster. Until then though, we have our old friend, bittorrent. And what movies are these? Why, the movies from Anime Expo 2012, the link hosted by Nyaa Torrents...or you could click on the Attchments field of this post and get it there! What movies do we have? Oh, just the Masquerade (of course), the Lounge 21 Traci Hines and Midnight Shinigami concerts, the first formal (as in put on by Anime Expo rather than someone else, not all tuxedoish...though that would not have been out of place) Anime Expo Fashion Show, and the Yuki Kajiura Press Panel.
So what are you waiting for? We only seed for a couple weeks! Get them while you can!
If you're in London, L'Arc-en-Ciel tickets are going on sale on November 17th. More info in the official press release below the fold.
Bad news for Bejing fans of X Japan; looks like they had some technical SNAFU's which screwed up their Bejing visit. More info on the official press release:
X JAPAN¹S BEJING CONCERT CANCELLED
It is with great regret that X Japan announces the cancellation of the band¹s November 2 date in Beijing. Chinese officials had issued a permit and were supportive. The cancellation is due to a last-minute decision by the promoters that included technical and production issues.