anime expo

Anime Expo 2016 will be happening soon. For those of you who are attending, here is something for you to look forward to. The first U.S. Anisong World Matsuri will occur at the convention! And from the looks of things, they have quite the lineup! Check out more information on this below:

Anisong World Matsuri makes American Debut
at Anime Expo 2016
World-class Japanese music series unveils summer lineup
 for Anime Expo’s 25th Event
Santa Ana, CA – (May 17, 2016) Anime Expo, produced by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), will present the U.S.’s first Anisong World Matsuri event on July 2 and 3. Created by six leading Japanese entertainment companies including Lantis Co., Ltd., Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., AMUSE Inc., BANDAI VISUAL CO. LTD., BANDAI NAMCO Live Creative Inc., and Anime Consortium Japan Inc., the music and entertainment event adds yet another layer to North America’s largest anime event.
“We’re very happy to collaborate with valued Japanese industry partners to create a memorable event,” said Ray Chiang, CEO of SPJA. “We are hopeful that this will create an Anisong experience unlike any other.  Anime Expo’s growth has allowed us to bring new elements of entertainment to our attendees.”
Anime Expo Attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience multiple concerts and events featuring a variety of performers and special guests.  This is the first event of its kind in North America and Anime Expo is proud to produce this in collaboration with Japan.  Anisong World Matsuri is a series of events and music concerts featuring:
  • ~Love Live! Sunshine!! Event: Nice to Meet You, We are Aqours!!~
    • o   Guest: Aqours (Anju Inami as Chika Takami, Rikako Aida as Riko Sakurauchi, Nanaka Suwa as Kanan Matsuura, Arisa Komiya as Dia Kurosawa, Kanako Takatsuki (as Hanamaru Kunikida, Ai Furihata as Ruby Kurosawa)
    • o   Location: Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) Main Events in West Hall
    • o   Date: July 2, 2016
      • o   Guests:
        • Makoto Furukawa as Saitama
        • Director Shingo Natsume
        • …and more
  • o   Performance by
    • JAM Project
  • o   Location: Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) Main Events in West Hall
  • o   Date: July 2, 2016
  • Anisong World Matsuri ~Japan Super Live~
    • o   Performances by:
      • Eir Aoi
      • JAM Project
      • Luna Haruna
      • Minami
      • Sphere
      • T.M. Revolution
      • Yoko Ishida
      • DJ Kazu
  • o   Location: Microsoft Theater
  • o   Date: July 2, 2016
  • Anisong World Matsuri ~Japan Band Battle~
    • o   Peformances by:
      • FLOW
      • OLDCODEX
  • o   Location: The NOVO by Microsoft
  • o   Date: July 3, 2016
Anime Expo will run from July 1 through July 4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. To purchase passes for Anime Expo, please visit
For more information about attending, please visit
For more information about Anisong World Matsuri, please visit


SOURCE: Press Release

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