April 07, 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the Japanese TV premiere of Mobile Suit Gundam, and to celebrate this fact a bunch of new projects promoting the franchise have been announced, including a concert series, live music events, digital distribution for the live-action stage play, and immersive theatrical screenings. Hit the jump to learn more.
The "Brass de Bravo Final Fantasy" concert series (also known as "BRA★BRA FINAL FANTASY") is returning to Japanese musical venues in 2019 with a new twist: an interactive set list that lets the audience choose which pieces of Final Fantasy-themed music are played during the concert performances. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fans of Final Fantasy VII are in for a treat, because Square Enix is releasing a Bluray of the "BRA★BRA FINAL FANTASY VII BRASS de BRAVO with Siena Wind Orchestra" concert event, a night of music from the classic JRPG that was recorded at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan venue in March 12, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
On April 14, 2019, two teams of famous voice actors will square off in a "red-and-white" singing contest at the Maihama Amphitheater for the "Seiyu Kouhaku Utagassen 2019" event, and now the first members for the red and white teams have been revealed. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tokyo MX viewers will soon get a taste of "Live Sympathy 2018", a concert event that celebrates the 30th anniversary of Sega's Phantasy Star series of JRPGs, with a special digest version of the concert that will broadcast on June 24, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
The 30th anniversary celebrations of Capcom's Mega Man (known as Rockman in Japan) action-platformer video games are well under way, and now a special live-concert event featuring music from the series has been announced. Hit the jump to learn more.
According to the annual report released by the music live information service "Live Fans" today, the concert tour featuring the voice actresses from The [email protected] Cinderella Girls franchise attracted 194,000 audience from their 14 shows in 2017, becoming the most popular anison live act of the year. Check out the top 5 anison artists of 2017 after the jump.
Fans who attended the "S.C. NANANET Fan Club Event VII" that was held at the Saitama Super Arena on November 18 - 19, 2017, got two Mizukis for the price of one, because the "Aniki of Anisong", Ichiro Mizuki, showed up as a surprise guest to perform a duet of the Mazinger Z theme song with Nana Mizuki. Hit the jump to learn more.
Singer Ichirou Mizuki began his musical career in 1968, and in January of 2018, the man known as the "Aniki of Anisong" will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his debut with a two day live concert event at Yomiuriometachi Hall in Tokyo. Hit the jump to learn more.
At the conclusion of their "ClariS 2nd HALL CONCERT in Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall ~ Sayonara no Saki e ...Hajimaru no Melody" concert event, pop duo ClariS - who are known for performing their live events while wearing masks - removed their masks and greeted their audience for the first time with uncovered faces. Hit the jump to learn more.
Miss Monochrome, the virtual alter ego of singer / voice actress Yui Horie, will be releasing her 2nd studio album on September 27, 2017, and to celebrate the release a live music event will be held on March 21, 2018, at the Laforet Museum Harajuku venue in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official YouTube channel of 37-year-old anime voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki today posted a two-minute "SPECIAL INFORMATION 2017 SUMMER" video to announce the schedule for her upcoming seven-day concert titled "LIVE GATE" at the internationally famous sports arena Nippon Budokan in January 2018. Check out her video message after the jump!
On Halloween, filmgoers at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2017 will have a chance to experience the original 1954 Gojira like never before: with live music performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Hit the jump to learn more.
Hatsune Miku and Kodo join forces this March in Tokyo to bring you a concert full of Vocaloid music and intense percussion. The first PV for the event is now available, and the official site has debuted with a sneak peek at a free gift for attendees of the event. Hit the jump to watch!