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Full Phase of Concert for AFA14

Today marks the day of the officials finally revealing the full line up of the I Love Anisong artistes for Anime Festival Asia 2014.

Kinda surprised at the inclusion of Horie “Hocchan” Yui, Kitamura “KitaRi” Eri and several members of The Idolm@ster fame.

AFA14_Full_Line_Up

Now I’m kinda tempted to buy a ticket for Friday’s concert, even though it’s my personal policy not to go for any concert. D:

It’s Hocchan and KitaEri after all… orz

Ticket sales will open on the 1st of next month, which is only a few days away…

Prepare your wallet, concert goers!

angela

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Made their major debut in 2003 with Asu e no brilliant road, which was used as the theme song for TV Anime “Uchu no Stellvia”.

Since then, they have sung theme songs for anime series such as “Soukyu no Fafner, Shikabanehime, Heroic Age, Asura Cryin’. They have also appeared overseas in several large scale events.

24 April 2013 – 6th album ZERO was released and captured #10 on the Oricon charts.

April 2014 – Singing the theme song for SF anime “Knights of Sidonia” The maxi-single of this theme song was released on 21 May.

To commemorate 10 years of angela, a best-of album takarabako2 was released, while at the same time kickstarting a “Best Tour”.

atsuko Profile

atsuko

Vocals, Lyrics, Composition

Birthday: 23 January

Blood Type: AB

Birthplace: Okayama

Hobby: Travelling

Complexes: Short

KATSU Profile

KATSU

Composition, Arrangement, Keyboard, Guitar

Birthday: 12 June

Blood Type: B

Birthplace: Okayama

Hobbies: (Super) Black Magic

Complexes: I bad at speaking, even when I want to

Links:

Official Website: http://www.starchild.co.jp/artist/angela/

Official Twitter (atsuko): https://twitter.com/angela_atsuko 

Official Twitter (KATSU): https://twitter.com/angela_KATSU

ROOT FIVE

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Boasting over 38,000,000 community members in the ‘Utattemita’ (‘An attempt at a song’) section of video site Nico Nico Douga, ROOT FIVE is a vocal group composed of Dasoku, Pokota, Mi-chan, Kettaro and koma’n!

With over 35,000,000 views on all their videos summed up and appearances in drama series and musicals, ROOT FIVE are the one and only “Hybrid Artistes”, utilizing their individual singing prowess and characters.

With their twitter followers numbering nearly 1,000,000, ROOT FIVE are part of the new generation of artists who are gathering steam now!

Their newest song “Kimi no Mirai” has been decided as the ending theme song of TV Tokyo anime ‘Fairy Tail’! This follows their previous anisong release, the theme song for Saint Seiya Omega titled ‘Next Generation’.

Links:

Official Website: http://avexnet.or.jp/rootfive/

Official nico nico douga community: http://com.nicovideo.jp/community/co1964761

Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/root5_official

Official Twitter (Dasoku): https://twitter.com/dasoku_niconico

Official Twitter (Pokota): https://twitter.com/pokotaegamyer

Official Twitter (Mi-chan): https://twitter.com/michan39

Official Twitter (Kettaro): https://twitter.com/kettar0

Official Twitter (koma’n): https://twitter.com/komankoman

THE IDOLM@STER

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THE IDOLM@STER started as an idol production game in 2005, meant for arcade game machines in amusement centres. Users were placed in the role of the producer and given the opportunity to produce their chosen idol to stardom. With a large, varied cast and a plethora of accompanying music, the game garnered great support, and in 2015, THE IDOLM@STER will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Since then, the franchise has expanded from a console game into various other media such as comics, radio, a televised anime series and live events.

THE IDOLM@STER Game:

The starting point of THE IDOLM@STER is the “idol producing game”.

At its core, THE IDOLM@STER is an idol producing game. The player, in the role of the producer, experiences both the highs and lows of the job together with the idol under his charge. One of the defining points of the game is the sense of accomplishment the producer feels when his idol, after much effort, finally achieves her dream of becoming a top idol.

Although simply known as “production”, this encompasses a wide umbrella of different gameplay activities that attract different types of players, such as rhythm games and live contest battles. Besides this, there are also many different idols, each with a different personality. While the 13 idols from 765 Production continue to be the main axis, the universe has also been expanded with the addition of “THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS” and “THE IDOLM@STER MILLION LIVE!” and the respective idols from these series based on these mobile social games. In May this year, the new console game “THE IDOLM@STER ONE FOR ALL” was released.

765 Production, together with the new series that shares the same universe, “THE IDOLM@STER MILLION LIVE!”, welcomes its 10th anniversary, and continues to expand the world of THE IDOLM@STER even further.

THE IDOLM@STER Anime:

In 2011, a 25-episode TV anime reproduced the game’s universe, which was further complemented with a continuation in the form of the movie “THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE: To the other side of the sparkle!” in January 2014.

Coming in January 2015, a new anime based on “THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS” will begin airing. The anime focuses on the characters of the idols, fleshing out their personalities and bringing them closer to the viewer, making the anime a must-watch.

THE IDOLM@STER Live:

The idols and their songs are brought to life by their respective voice actresses, who become the idols themselves when they perform at live events, allowing them to meet not just producers across Japan, but all over the world at the same time.

The live events have been held annually since its first live in 2006. In recent years, together with the separate CINDERELLA GIRLS and MILLION LIVE! universes, multiple events have been held annually. In 2013, the 8th anniversary live at Saitama Super Arena attracted it’s largest ever crowd of 35000, bringing excitement to its highest.

For the first time ever in Singapore, relive the work of a producer in this live event.

With a constantly evolving game, several pioneers as well as newer faces have been included. From THE IDOLM@STER, 765 Productions’ Chihaya Kisaragi (voiced by Asami Imai), Takane Shijou (voiced by Yumi Hara) and Hibiki Ganaha (voiced by Manami Numakura). From CINDERELLA GIRLS, Uzuki Shimamura (voiced by Ayaka Ohashi) and from MILLION LIVE!, Shizuka Mogami (voiced by Azusa Tadokoro).

Please look forward to the idols’ glorious stage!

Links:

Official Website: http://idolmaster.jp/

Kitamura Eri

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Birthday: 16 August

Blood Type: A

Height: 156cm

Birthplace: Tokyo

Hobbies / Specialty: Illustration, Darts, Currently-practicing DJ

A versatile voice acting talent, who can portray many roles, from the cool collected woman, to the young lad, that is Kitamura Eri. Having starred in numerous popular anime, Eri with her friendly and cheerful personality does not only anime but also her own radio show and attends events regularly.

Attracting attention with her clear-cut, powerful voice, Eri has is also active as an artiste. Her second album “Sho x Mei –SHOMEI-“, released on 9 April 2014, clinched the 2nd place on the daily charts. Currently, her 7th single “Tenohira –show-“(theme song for TV anime Knights of Sidonia) is on sale, and the release of her 8th single “RinRei” (ED theme for TV anime Crossange Tenshi to Ryu no Rondo) is slated for 29 October. She will also hold a one-man show on 28 September at the Maihama Amphitheatre.

Media Roles

■Anime■

Knights of Sidonia (Honoka Sisters)

Hozuki no Reitetsu (Oko)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Sayaka Miki)

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san (Mahiro Yasaka)

Nisemonogatari (Karen Araragi)

Minami-ke: Tadaima (Yuka Uchida)

Pretty Cure All Stars series (Miki Aono/Cure Berry)

■Radio■

Radio KitaeriAh!

Kitamura Eri’s ROYAL×RADIO

 

Links:

Official Site – http://www.starchild.co.jp/artist/kitaeri/

Horie Yui

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As a voice actress artiste, she has released 17 singles and a total of 9 albums to date.

A regular on the top end of music charts, her most recent album “Himitsu” (“Secret”) released in February 2012 ranked 3rd place on the Oricon Weekly Charts. Also, her “BEST ALBUM” released September of that same year attained a rank of 3rd on the Oricon Daily Charts. Her latest single, “The♡World’s♡End”, was released in March 2014. This song was also used as the theme song for the second half of TV anime “Golden Time”.

As for concerts, she held 2 days of concerts in 2009 at the Nippon Budokan. From March 2012, “Horie Yui wo Meguru Boken III ~Secret Mission Tour~” saw Horie doing 6 concerts in 4 cities. In March of 2013, 2 days of concerts were held at the Makuhari Messe, titled “Horie Yui Best Live ~Yui to Jikan Dorobo~” and “Horie Yui wo Meguru Boken IV ~Pirates of Yui 3013~”.

As a voice actress she starred in a number of roles, with her most representative roles being in Dog Days (as Millhiore F Biscotti), Toradora (as Kushieda Minori) and Bakemonogatari (as Tsubasa Hanekawa).

Birthplace: Tokyo

Birthday: 20 September

Blood Type: B

Star sign: Virgo

Hobbies: Shoulder massages, Reading

Agency: VIMS

Links:

Official Site – http://www.starchild.co.jp/artist/horie/

Official Twitter – https://twitter.com/kuronekounion

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