Otakorp, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Anisong World Matsuri will make its East Coast U.S. debut at Otakon, August 11-13, 2017 in Washington DC.
Focused on music and animation, the Anisong World Matsuri is a festival featuring collaboration among several leading Japanese entertainment companies including Lantis Co., Ltd., AMUSE Inc., BANDAI VISUAL CO. LTD., BANDAI NAMCO Live Creative Inc.
Anisong World Maturi is partnering with Otakorp, Inc. to present headline concerts on Friday and Saturday during Otakon, as well as other events throughout the weekend. Specific concert details, including times, locations, and participating artists, will be announced over the coming months.
Our bond with Otakon started back in 2008. We are very excited to collaborate again with Otakon and work on the Live Events as well as meet our fans. We are also grateful and honored to start the new chapter together at Otakon's new home in Washington, DC. We will do our best to create an amusing stage for the fans by joining hands together with the artists, Otakon staff, and the Japanese corporate partners.
- Shunji Inoue, CEO, Lantis Co., Ltd.
Please Note: The Anisong World Matsuri is a separate ticketed event, organized by our industry partners.
Admission to Anisong World Matsuri will require an additional ticket as well as a valid Otakon 2017 membership badge.
Details on how to purchase AWM tickets will be posted soon.
“We’re delighted he could join us this year. His first appearance at Otakon all those years ago really broke new ground, and it was great having him back a decade later for our 20th. He’s one of our more frequently requested return guests, so waiting another ten years wasn’t an option.”
- Jim Vowles, Department Head of Music Projects.
This will be T.M.R’s third appearance at Otakon. He made his US debut at Otakon 2003, and returned for the 20th Otakon in 2013.
Takanori Nishikawa made his debut as T.M. Revolution (T.M.R.) in May 1996, with the single “Dokusai –monopolize-”. Since then, he has established a reputation as a singer with ear-catching tunes combined with intriguing and irresistible live performances. Many singles have been picked up as themes of major anime and games including Mobile Suit Gundam and Sengoku Basara.
Since his debut, T.M.R. has built a global fan base and reputation mainly among anime fans. He has performed at major anime conventions in the US (at Otakon 2003) as well as in Taiwan, Singapore, and Indonesia. These activities led to the release of his albums worldwide.
Official website: http://www.tm-revolution.com/
JAM Project is the first of several featured artists to appear as part of the Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon!
This is JAM Project’s fourth collaboration with Otakorp, Inc. JAM Project made its US debut at Otakon 2008. They returned for Otakon Music Fest in 2012, and made a brief appearance at Otakon Vegas 2015 in conjunction with the Anisong World Tour Lantis Festival in Las Vegas held nearby. This will mark their first return to Otakon proper.
We are incredibly excited for the opportunity to host the Anisong World Matsuri and to have JAM Project as the anchor for the show. 2017 will be our first year in DC and it's always nice to have old friends at a house warming party. We can't wait to show you everything we have in store.
- John Gluth, Convention Chairman, Otakon 2017.
FLOW has been on our radar for several years, but the timing has never worked out. We’re pretty happy to finally have them, especially as part of this big show. And we’ll have more to announce next month.
-Jim Vowles, Assistant Director of Guest and Industry Relations.
Japanese rock band FLOW will appear as part of the Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon 2017, organizers announced today. The announcement was made via video message from previously announced JAM Project.
Known for their high-energy rock sound, strong melodies, and crowd-pleasing live concerts, the five-member FLOW joins the previously announced JAM Project on the roster for the first East Coast incarnation of Anisong World Matsuri.
FLOW, consists of KOHSHI (vocals), KEIGO (vocals), TAKE (guitar), GOT’S (bass) and IWASAKI (drums). The band had begun with the two brothers, KOSHI and TAKE, in 1998, and began getting national attention in 2003 with the single “Blaster”. Since then, they have performed themes for several anime including “GO!!!” for Naruto and “COLORS” for CODE GEASS: Lelouch of the Rebellion. They’ve taken their energetic live shows from Japan’s Budokan to countries around the world, including several prior US appearances.
FLOW Official Site - http://www.flow.mu
FLOW Official facebook - https://www.facebook.com/<wbr/>FLOWofficial.music
FLOW Official Twitter Account - @FLOW_official
FLOW official Instagram – FLOW_OFFICIAL_JAPAN