One Piece Franchise's First Official Orchestra Concert Set to be Held in Tokyo on June 20

The concert will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Kohei Tanaka's artist activities

The One Piece franchise's first official orchestra concert in Japan featuring masterpieces from its anime series is set to be held at Suntory Hall's Main Hall (capacity: 2,006) in Tokyo at 17:00 on June 20, 2020 (JST). It has been held in 15 countries around the world, but this is the first concert in the home of the manga, Japan. Advance tickets (S/8,800 yen, A/7,800 yen, P/6,800 yen) are available on major Japanese ticket agencies such as Kyodo Tokyo, Pia, ePlus, and Lawson Ticket from today.  

  

The concert will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Kohei Tanaka's artist activities. The 66-year-old artist has worked on the One Piece anime series' soundtrack music and theme songs, including the TV anime's first OP theme song "We Are!," since its launch in 1999. Other popular anime series that he worked on include Aim for the Top GunBuster (1988), Mobile Fighter G Gundam (1994), Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (1996), The King of Braves GaoGaiGar (1997), Sakura Wars (1999-), Overman King Gainer (2002), Hyouka (2012), and Planet With (2018). A total of the tunes he has composed has surpassed 10,000.

 

The concert will be performed by the internationally renowned Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yu Nishimura. Along with Tanaka himself, the appearance of a secret guest is also planned.

 

 

 

 

 

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Source: Kyodo Tokyo press release

 

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