The artist performances for Aniplex Online Fest 2021 have been unveiled and discloses an impressive line-up! The online event will feature top-of-the-line artists Aimer, ClariS, SawanoHiroyuki[nZk], LiSA, and ReoNa. You can catch the free stream over at YouTube on July 4, 10:00 (JST).
Besides music performances which is part of the second round programming, the first round includes an anime stream of big titles: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer), Sword Art Online, Fate, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
AniPlex Online Fest 2021
- Date: July 4
- Time: 10:00 (JST)
- Livestream: YouTube (more info)
First Round of Programming
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
- Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night
- Fate/Grand Order Anime Project
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica 10th Anniversary Project x Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story
The second round programming: “Music Performance”
*Artists sorted in order of Japanese syllabary.
With a unique husky voice, Aimer has captured an anime audience through the Fate/stay night Movie series, Bleach, and recently Vinland Saga, and Enen no Shouboutai: Ni no Shou (Fire Force Season 2). Her new album Walpurgis snagged the top spot at Billboard Japan “Hot Albums” and “Top Albums”. Outside of anime, she previously collaborated with ONE OK ROCK’s vocalist Taka.
A female duo who began their journey via the Japanese video platform niconico. Over the years, they’ve become a prominent unit in the anisong field despite keeping their identities hidden. For their 10-year anniversary, the unit finally unmasked. You can find their work in anime such as the Nisemonogatari series, Puella Magi Madoka Magica series, and Hataraku Saibou (Cells at Work!).
About Sawano Hiroyuki
With an extensive discography, Sawano Hiroyuki has produced a massive range of music, typically soundtracks. In the past, he even collaborated with Aimer, LiSA, and ReoNa! His impressive work is scattered among the biggest titles in anime such as Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), the Gundam series, Kill la Kill, Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins), and many more.
A powerful singer well-known for her splendid music in anime such as “Angel Beats!”, the Fate series, Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia), and the Sword Art Online series. However, her fame recently rose exponentially through tie-up songs with Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) and has attracted a crazy amount of views on YouTube, like with Gurenge (80 million views), and Homura (192 million views). Even GACKT went his way to cover Homura.
Among the line-up, ReoNa is a fairly new face who debuted in 2018. Despite that, she’s already a household name in the field and stands out among the bigger acts. Most notably, she’s well-known for her contribution to the Sword Art Online series, with the opening theme song ANIMA being the most popular, from Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld 2nd Season.
This year’s main visual is illustrated by Saki Takahashi (高橋沙妃), who also worked as the character designer and Chief Animation Director for the recently aired anime, Wonder Egg Priority.