Add-on Artistes and Tix of AFA15
Entering the 11th month of the year, the trip to Singapore for Anime Festival Asia 2015 draw even nearer!
The ticketing prices has been announced as well, and will cost the visitors SGD13 per day for exhibition hall entry, SGD 23 per day for Exhibition + Stage and SGD 88 (SGD 55 for concert standing tix only) onwards per day for the standing tix for the Anisong concert + Exhibition + Stage…
Besides that, more artistes has been announced for the Anisong concert!
bless4 is an American-born Japanese vocal and dance group consisting of 4 siblings – Akashi, Kanasa, Akino and Aiki – of the Kawamitsu family. They formally debuted in 2003 with BGM Japan with the single “Good Morning! Mr. Sunshine”. In 2009 they contributed to Disney’s animated series Stitch with the ED theme “Stitch is Coming” and the insert song “Hitori Jyanai”. bless4 took 1st place in the Celebrity Acappella Championship and 3rd place in the 7th Celebrity Kaeuta Ou Finals. In 2014, together with Akino, bless4 released “Extra Magic Hour” – the OP for anime series ‘Amagi Brilliant Park’ – the single took #20 ranking on the Oricon Charts.
bless4 also made their Europe debut with the song “Dandelion”. They made their mark in Radio Berlin’s International Ranking, placing #1. They created “Warner MyCal’s Christmas” song.
In 2011, their album “Yumetsumugi’ placed #3 in Billboard Japan.In 2012, Tokyo TV Anime “Aquarion EVOL” theme song “Kimi no Shinhwa~Aquarion dai ni shou” placed #3 on the Oricon Charts and placed #1 in anime category ranking.
AKINO from bless4, Anisong artiste; In 2005, Akino, then only 15, made her debut for her solo music career with the song composed and arranged by Yoko Kanno ,“Sousei no Aquarion”, the OP theme of the anime series “Sousei no Aquarion”, the iconic phrase ““♪一万年と二千年前から愛してる♪” (I’ve loved you since 12,000 years ago) once again caught everyone’s attention 2 and a half years later within her debut single. The release is ranked #26 in the Oricon Charts; she subsequently released a 2nd single “Go Tight” the following year – this ranked #18 in the Oricon Charts and was used as the new OP theme for Sousei no Aquarion. “Sousei no Aquarion” was also the #1 hit in Oricon Ring Tone Ranking, iTunes Download Ranking, AMAZON CD Ranking, Karaoke Ranking, etc.! Awarded “2009 JASRAC” Silver Award.
As her solo music career continued to take flight, Akino went on to release several more singles and album – all of which music were used as OP, ED or insert songs for the ‘Sousei no Aquarion’ and ‘Aquarion EVOL’ TV series, OVA and movie. In 2014, she contributed to the OP and ED theme-songs for the visual-novel game ‘Senjou no Waltz’ (戦場の円舞曲) by OTOMATE and Idea Factory; and in 2015, her song “Miiro” (海色) is used as the OP theme for the hit anime series ‘Kantai Collection’ (adapted from the #1 online browser game of the same name by DMM.com and Kadokawa Games) – the single is a whooping success which took #2 ranking on the Oricon Charts shortly after its release.
Official site: http://bless4.jp/
On September 7, 2011, Aimer debuted for Sony Music, with the song “Rokutousei no Yoru”, which was selected by Ending Theme of the anime “No. 6”. “Rokutousei no Yoru” recorded its highest ranking at number 9 on the Rekochoku music distribution chart. The second single was released on December 14, 2011. “Re:pray/ Sabishikute Nemurenai Yoru wa” reached number 1 in the “Mora” music download charts site. The song “Re: pray” was chosen as the ending theme for the anime “Bleach”.
On August 15, 2012, Aimer released her fourth single, “Anata ni Deawanakereba”. The first track of this single “Anata ni Deawanakereba” was an ending song of the anime Natsuyuki Rendezvous. On October 3, she released her first album “Sleepless Nights”.
On March 20, 2013, she released her fifth single “RE:I AM”, which was used as the ending theme for the sixth episode of “Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn”. And on May 21, 2014, she released her sixth single “StarRingChild”, which was also used as the ending theme for the final episode of “Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn”. Both singles reached top 10 in the “ORICON”, which is the most famous music distribution chart.
On September 3, 2014, she released a mini album “DAREKA UMI WO” with Kanno Yoko, who is one of the most popular music creators in Japan. On December 17, 2014, Aimer released her 7th single “broken NIGHT/holLow wORlD”. Both songs, broken NIGHT and holLow wORlD, were used as the main theme for the game ”Fate/hollow ataraxia” for PS Vita.
On June 3, 2015, she released her latest single “Brave Shine”, which was used as the opening theme for TV animation ”Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]”. “Brave Shine” made great sales in all over Asia.
A much-anticipated her 3rd album “DAWN” was released on July 29 and it ranked at No.4 at its first appearance on ORICON weekly chart.
Official site: http://www.aimer-web.jp/
With her tone and vocal skill, Lia is known as “Crystal Voice Songstress” and featured in many hit anime and game songs. In 2010, “My Soul, Your Beats!” the title track of the popular anime, “Angel Beats!” charted #3 on Weekly Oricon (the trusted music publication similar to Billboard) and won her Grammy with the album, “Calling All Dawns” that year. In 2015, “Bravely You”, the theme song of anime, “Charlotte” debuted #4 on Oricon and #1 on Billbaord Anime Chart. In addition to her professional singing career, Lia provides voice source for IA, the vocaloid.
Official website: http://1stplace.co.jp/artist/lia/
See you all soon!