Anime NYC 2018: Japanese Singer nano!

nano is a Japanese American singer born in New York City. nano sings in both the Japanese and English language and started her music career as a cover artist posting recorded renditions online. Her covers consisted of songs from Vocaloid artist, anime and Avril Lavigne, she also sung English covers for many Japanese songs.

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LCAC 2018: TiA and Kohei Concert

On Saturday, we attended TiA and Kohei joint concert at Liberty City Anime Convention. TiA and Kohei are Japanese recording artist who currently resides in New York City.

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LCAC 2018: 2une and Ari.Ki

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This year at Liberty City Anime Convention (LCAC) everyone discovered that this was the last year and final performance of the band 2une.  This was my first time listening to the band because in the previous years I was never able to make it in time to see the band perform. 2une has been performing together for three years at LCAC and had many great performances. This year for their final show 2une’s Sneko and Uno had a combined performance together with Ari.Ki (Ari and Ki). Ari.Ki are twin dancers that perform their own choreography, I really enjoyed listening to the band and watching the dance performances. Continue reading

LCAC 2018: J-MUSIC ENSEMBLE Performs!

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J-MUSIC Ensemble

This year J-MUSIC Ensemble performs at LCAC again! We loved their performance the last 2 years and they’ll be gracing the main stage again. The live music they provide is one of the best qualities to their performances as well as the renditions anime and game theme songs we’ve grown up on. The nostalgia makes me love seeing J-MUSIC Ensemble perform. J-MUSIC Ensemble hits the stage Sunday, August 19th at 2:30pm, the last music performance right before the closing ceremony. Continue reading

Marina Kawano performance at AnimeNEXT 2018

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Marina Kawano

Marina Kawano is a singer from Fukuoka, Japan. Her music career began in 2010 after winning the 4th Animax All-Japan Anisong Grand Prix, since then she’s been featured on various Anime opening/ending theme most recently the main theme and ending theme for Square Enix “NieR: Automata” during the show we learned that this was the first time she has performed in the States. Continue reading

LCAC 2017: J-MUSIC Ensemble Performance

The J-MUSIC Ensemble is an 8 piece band consisting of drums, keyboard, bass, guitar and a horn section with two trumpets, a trombone, and saxophone. Best described through their slogan: Jazz meets J-Pop. Which essentially, is what they do. Think-polished Jazz musicians, tackling Japanese Popular Music with the horns taking the fore front, at times standing in as substitution for the human voice. Though at times, the human voice is still included because there is nothing quite like it. Overall, bringing a new perspective to the world of Japanese Music.

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The History of Anime Opening/Closing Themes Panel

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Over the years the anime opening and closing theme songs have changed. When I heard some of the songs, I had a complete flashback to my childhood. Some series changed their lyrics completely and others used a translated version of the song.

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