With the popular Anisong World Matsuri (AWM) concert series humbling having its first line of concerts in Los Angeles in 2016, the festival is now brought to the people of the big apple, New York City, marking the biggest Japanese pop music event ever in the city! You can now hear your favorite iconic anime opening themes at AWM, which will be presented alongside New York’s biggest anime convention Anime NYC, held in the Javits Center on November 16, 17, and 18 with an estimated attendance of over 30,000 attendees. AWM itself will take place during the first two dates, November 16, and 17!
See your favorite J-rock acts such as nano, as well as Hironobu Kageyama, the vocalist behind JAM Project and Dragonball’s well known Cha la head cha la theme song. On the J-pop side of things, we’ll find Konomi Suzuki, Luna Haruna, Morning Musume, and more.
ANISONG WORLD MATSURI – DAY 1 – NOV 16
- Luna Haruna (Fate/Zero, Mekakucity Actors, Sword Art Online)
- Konomi Suzuki (Fairy Tail, No Game No Life, Re:ZERO)
- TRUE (Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Sound Euphonium, Violet Evergarden)
- nano (Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova, Chain Chronicle, Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku)
ANISONG WORLD MATSURI – DAY 2 – NOV 17
- Morning Musume。’18
- Hironobu Kageyama (Bakuman., Dragon Ball Z, Saint Sieya)
- Hiroshi Kitadani (Gintama, One Piece, Yu Gi Oh)
- Shoko Nakagawa (Dragon Ball, Pokemon, Sailor Moon)
VIP tickets are $138, while General (standing) tickets and balcony tickets are $53 and $48, respectively. VIP tickets will include perks such as early entry to the concert venue, a special VIP badge, the ability to score a high five with the artist(s) at a special goodbye event, and a signed poster. Do note that ticket sales for AWM do not include entrance for Anime NYC, which is sold separately. For more info and details, visit the AWM info page over at Anime NYC.
The popular anime streaming company Crunchyroll are powering the Anime NYC convention, and the convention will hold events such as live Q&As and autograph sessions. If you’re a fan of both Japanese music and anime and manga, this could be a very exciting event!
AWM has also released a special video message from Luna Haruna, and Morning Musume who will also be performing in the festival.