I ♥ ANISONG CONCERT

3 NIGHTS OF ANISONG GOODNESS!


Erii Yamazaki

In 2011, she participated in the 36th Horipro Talent Scout Caravan, an audition for the next generation of voice actors. She emerged as a finalist and was signed to Horipro. In 2013, she made her voice acting debut as Moe Morita in “Samurai Flemenco”. Since then, she has appeared in various TV anime, games, drama CDs and so on, with her popularity and recognition ever increasing. When it comes to her musical activities, alongside Ibuki Kido as part of the unit every♡ing!, she made her artiste debut under King Records. After graduating high school, in November 2016, her solo debut album “Zenbu, Kimi no Sei da” was released under ZERO-A and Nippon Columbia. In February 2018, she held her second ever solo concert at the Ex Theater in Roppongi.

Shiena Nishizawa

Birthdate: February 23, 1997.
From: Saitama, Japan
Talents: composing songs on the spot, balancing small objects on her hand.
Guitar: Fender/Telecaster, Paul Read Smith/S2 Vela

Shiena fell in love with music in middle school, when she laid hands on her father’s old guitar. That interest expanded from not just guitar, but also into singing/songwriting. Before she knew it, she began dreaming of singing on a large stage. In 2014, she won the grand prize at the Flying Dog Audition (a popular singing contest). In 2015, her debut song, “Fubuki”, was the ending theme for the television anime “Fleet Girls Collection (KanColle)”, and was released as a single that same year. She was 17 at the time.

Her second single included the songs “Brand-new World”, which was the theme song for the television anime “The Asterisk War”, and “Piacere”, which was the theme song for the anime “ARIA The AVVENIRE”. Her third single, “The Asterisk War”, was the theme song for the television anime’s second season, and her fourth single, “Kikan”, which was the theme song for “KanColle:The Movie”, was a smash hit. Her videos have received over 13 million hits on YouTube.

On March 15th, 2017, Shiena released her first full-length album, entitled “Break Your Fate”. This album features a rock sound that showcases Shiena’s evolving talents, and shows that she is leading Japan’s next generation of talented artists.

SPYAIR

SPYAIR is a Japanese rock band formed in 2005 by 4 men, IKE (Vocal), UZ (Guitar & Programming) / MOMIKEN (Bass) / KENTA (Drums). Holding the simple, pure feeling of “Going to the people that do not know of us, rather than waiting for fans at a live house”, they started performing on the streets of Nagoya in 2006. In August of 2010, they received their major label debut with “LIAR”, under Sony Music.

The following year in 2011, they held their first solo outdoor live concert at the Hibiya Open Air Concert Hall, which was followed by a successful live concert in 2012 at the Nippon Budokan. In 2017, 15,000 people attended their solo outdoor live at Fuji-Q Highland, which was also followed by the band’s largest Japanese arena tour.

Till date they have released 22 singles and 5 albums, with each release ranking in the top 10 in Japan. Their music has also received physical and digital releases overseas, and they have performed live in Korea, Taiwan Region, Mainland China, France and more. From September till December, they are scheduled to perform in over 20 countries in America, South America and Asia, in their first world tour “SPYAIR WORLD TOUR 2018”, increasing their global presence.

They have provided the theme song to multiple popular anime, some of which includes:
– Gintama
– BLEACH
– Haikyuu!!
– MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS

Tielle&Gemie from SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]

SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] is a project by creator Hiroyuki Sawano centred on music created to accompany dramas, anime and movies. On 20 September 2017, the album “2V-ALK” was released, and it achieved 3rd place in the Oricon Weekly Album charts. This year, on 25 April, the single “Binary Star / Cage” was released, containing the respective theme songs for the TV anime “Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These” and the presentation that accompanies the life-sized Gundam Unicorn in Odaiba, Tokyo.

Hiroyuki Sawano has produced the soundtrack for various hit anime, including “Mobile Suit GUNDAM UC”, “Attack on Titan”, “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress”, “Kill la Kill”, “Blue Exorcist”, “Sengoku Basara”, “Guilty Crown”, “Aldnoah Zero” and more.

YURiKA

Born 29 October, and hails from Hasuda in Saitama Prefecture.

She grew up being exposed to music, having started learning piano from the age of 4.

When she was in her final year of elementary school, she was impacted by how anisong was filled and abundance of strong messages, and thus decided to become an anisong artiste one day. In middle and high school, she trained her vocals in the chorus club. She then took part in the Anison Grand Prix for the first time in her final year at high school.

After that, while juggling school as well as her live singing activities, she attained 6th place in Nippon TV’s Kashou-Ou competition in 2014 as well as winning NHK’s first ever ‘Anisong no Nodo Jiman G” in the same year. In 2016, she won NHK’s “Nodo Jiman” competition held in Sakado city.

She then passed the first TOHO animation RECORDS next generation artiste audition in 2016, and was subsequently signed to TOHO Entertainment.

She performed “Shiny Ray” the opening theme song to the TV Anime “Little Witch Academia” which started its broadcast in January 2017. The song was released as her major debut on 22 February 2017.

With an unwavering gaze and a voice that reaches everywhere, she is a new star in the Anisong world.

 

EARPHONES

A 3-person voice actress unit made up of Marika Kouno, Rie Takahashi and Yuki Nagaku. They made their debut on 18 June, 2015, with the single “Mimi no Naka e”, alongside the TV anime “Seiyu’s Life!”. Till date, they have had 3 solo live performances, a 2-man live together with Aice⁵, and apperaances at Animelo Summer Live. They have also collaborated with a variety of artistes, such as Kenji Ohtsuki, Yoko Ishida, ROLLY, and Akira Kushida. On 14 March, 2018, their much awaited 2nd album, Some Dreams, was released, and their first tour covering Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka was a huge success. As voice actresses, EARPHONES brings lots of originality to their music with their voice, aiming to progress even further! Even today, they plan to be plugged into the earphone jack in your ears!!

KISIDAKYODAN AND THE AKEBOSIROCKETS

Formed in 2007 when Kisida, who then was arranging music for “Toho Project”, needed people to join him for a live event. What was supposed to be a one-time only formation has remained till today, welcoming their 11th year.

In 2010, they made their major debut, singing the theme song of the TV anime, HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD. Since then, they have been constantly releasing tie-up singles that serve as the theme song for various TV anime and have already released 3 original albums.

They are also very active in performing live, with a 7-show nationwide tour in 2016, ending with a great success, with a final show at the Hibiya Open Air Concert Hall. They have also participated in large festivals like ANIMAX MUSIX 2016 YOKOHAMA, as well as LisAni! LIVE 2017, held in January 2017.

In the summer of 2017, they have a live tour of the 3 big Japanese cities of Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. The next winter, they held their “10th Anniversary Tour”, beginning in Fukouka. They welcome their 11th year as a group in 2018.

Notable works:

2010
Opening Theme – TV Anime “HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD”

2014
Opening Theme – TV Anime “Strike The Blood”

2015
Opening Theme – TV Anime “GATE”

2016
2nd Opening Theme – TV Anime “GATE”
Opening Theme – TV Anime “Alderamin on the Sky”
Opening Theme – OVA  “Strike The Blood II”

2018
Opening Theme – TV Anime “Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens”
Opening Theme – TV Aime “Sirius the Jaeger”

Real Akiba Boyz

The group was formed in 2007, with 5 members who were extremely passionate towards anime, voice actors, and figurines. Upon releasing a dance video of themselves dancing to Hare Bare Yukai, they instantly gained a huge popularity. They have been active as a group since then, gaining more than 1,000,000 views on one of their videos. Their total view count of all the videos they have released would add up to more than 50,000,000 views. They have also been participating in numerous events such as Niconico Chou Kaigi 2017, NikuFes Tokyo 2017, Japan Expo Thailand 2017, and many more. They are a unique dance performer unit, with charisma and popularity not only on the internet, but also in real life.

Suzuko Mimori

Suzuko Mimori has roles in many TV Anime, including “Tantei Opera Milky Holmes” “Love Live!”, “Yuki Yuna is a Hero”m “Revue Starlight” amongst others. She debuted as a solo artiste in April 2013 with her single, “Aitai yo… Aitai yo!”, and celebrated her 5th anniversary in 2018.

On 27 June 2018, her 4th solo album ‘tone.’ was released. With ‘tone’ (tint) being the central theme, various ‘tones’ (music) was presented, helped the presence of a luxurious lineup of music creators.

On 4 August the same year, and then on 12 August, she held to great success, “MIMORI SUZUKO 5thAnniversary LIVE five tones” at the Grand Cube Osaka and Pacifico Yokohama respectively.

Coming up, she will be releasing a concept mini album “holiday mode” on 20 February 2019.

TrySail

TrySail is a unit made up of popular voice actresses, Momo Asakura, Sora Amamiya and Shiina Natsukawa. They released their debut single in May 2015. Till date, they have released 8 singles and 2 albums. They embarked on their first nationwide tour in November 2016, and achieved great success in their first arena live concert in the summer of 2017. Earlier in February, they held their second hall tour, covering 13 sold out performances in 9 Japanese cities. They are the group to watch out for in the anime and voice acting industry.

Official site: https://trysail.jp/

angela

They are a unit formed by the vocalist atsuko and guitarist/arrangement KATSU. They made their debut with “Asu he no brilliant road”, the opening theme to the TV anime Stellvia of the Universe. Since then, they have been providing the theme songs for various popular anime, such as “Fafner in the Azure”, “K”, “Knights of Sidonia” and more. They have captured the attentions of fans with powerful and strong vocals, as well as stage presence. Furthermore, they have a lot of experience performing overseas, receiving a large amount of support from anisong fans worldwide. In May 2018, they celebrate their 15 th anniversary of their formation.

GARNiDELiA

GARNiDELiA is a 2-person unit made up of the female vocalist MARiA and composer toku. They made their debut in March 2014, with the release of ‘ambiguous’ the second opening theme song to the TV anime ‘Kill la Kill’, which reached the top of various music distribution channels, beginning with the iTunes Music Store. Since their debut, they have release 9 physical singles, 2 digital-only singles and 4 albums. Currently, they are on their nationwide tour “stellacage Tour 2018 “glow””, including a performance at Zepp DiverCity. On 25 September 2018, they will release their newest album “Kyouki Ranbu”, filled with music from their popular ‘Odocchattemita’ series of dance videos. The diverse range of GARNiDELiA’s music, coupled with MARiA’s overwhelming performing power, covering the performance of ballads to complex dances, are widely talked about.

May’n

Although her artiste name “May’n” was originally derived from her real name, she has always had the desire in her heart to be able to “sing songs that will become the main theme of everyone’s lives.”

She made her major label debut in 2005, at the young age of 15, after emerging as a finalist in HoriPro’s Talent Scout Caravan audition in 2003. Her music spans a wide variety of genres, including pop, rock, dance, and R&B. Since 2008, she has released many theme songs for anime, TV drama programs, and video games that have charted highly in Japan’s music rankings.

In addition to holding no less than five solo concerts at major venues such as the Nippon Budokan and Yokohama Arena, May’n conducted her first world tour in 2010. She has performed solo overseas over 80 times in 14 cities across the US, France, Germany, South Korea, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. She has also been given the honour of performing the closing act at overseas music festivals in nine cities across seven countries.

In 2018, she celebrated her tenth anniversary performing under her artiste name “May’n,” and held concerts in five cities across Japan as part of her “May’n Hall Tour 2018,” including a special encore show at the Hibiya Open Air Concert Hall in Tokyo.

Expanding beyond her musical career, May’n was selected to play the lead female role in “Ikiru,” the first stage musical adaptation of a work by famed director Akira Kurosawa that will commemorate 20 years since his death.

Her powerful, high-pitched voice continues to capture the hearts of those who hear her songs, both within Japan and around the world.

nano

Born and raised in New York, America. nano is a bilingirl singer that can freely swap languages between Japanese and English. Posting videos on YouTube from 2010, the singer has sang various covers of English songs, and have gained popularity not only in Japan, but overseas as well. In March 2012, the first debut album, ‘nanoir’ was released. On the Oricon Daily Ranking chart, it hit 10th place on its release day. In March 2013, the first live concert, ‘Remember your color’ was held, with a full house of 2500 tickets being sold. Since then, nano has been active performing live all over the country, and even stepping foot overseas with various one-man live and festival performances. On top of that, nano’s YouTube original contents have gained a total of over 100,000,000 views. The singer has proved an unlimited popularity, with a voice that has no borders.