LANTIS ANISONG WORLD TOUR COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL LAS VEGAS PERFORMANCES
American Fans Join With Anisong Artists to Start World Tour
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January 27, 2015 – Over 1300 J-Pop and anime fans hit Sin City to celebrate anime songs with a massive lineup of legendary performers on the opening weekend of the 2015 ANISONG World Tour – Lantis Festival at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
The January 16-17 event was the beginning of the world tour celebration marking the Lantis label’s 15th anniversary, showcasing Lantis label artists JAM Project (Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters GX), YOUSEI TEIKOKU (Future Diary), Sayaka Sasaki (Cardfight!! Vanguard), Faylan (Tokyo ESP), ChouCho (Girls und Panzer), Yoko Ishida (Sailor Moon R), and bamboo (milktub) (Baka and Test).
The Lantis artists excited the crowd with fan-favorite songs from One Piece, Sailor Moon, and Dragon Ball Z, and the members of JAM Project broke out into solo performances. Special guest Hatsune Miku made her Las Vegas live performance debut, performing the Miku Expo theme song “Sharing the World”.
Fans were treated to special live collaborations during the 2-day concert. Day 1 of the show featured performances of “Super Drive” from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya by Masami Okui and Yoko Ishida and “Hagane no Resistance” from Super Robot Wars by JAM Project and Faylan.
On Day 2, Masaaki Endoh joined Hiroshi Kitadani for “Go Go Power Rangers” from Power Rangers and headliners JAM Project teamed up with legend Yoko Ishida to sing “Vanguard” from Cardfight!! Vanguard.
All artists gathered on stage to perform the Lantis Festival Theme song “Starting STYLE!!” as an encore for both nights. VIP ticket holders got the chance to meet the performers after the show, where many fans shared their personal thanks to the music performers.
2015 ANISONG World Tour – Lantis Festival continues in Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei, and Shanghai.
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The 2015 ANISONG World Tour Lantis Festival will bring hit anime songs to 6 cities: Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei, and one more city to be announced. The ongoing Lantis Festival covered a total of 9 concerts across 4 cities in Japan, delivering successful performances for many thousands of fans. The Tokyo concerts held on the 13th, 14th and 15th of September had an amazing turnout of 28,000 fans in 3 days.
Lantis, the premier Japanese record label that represents the largest roster of anime song artists, was established November 26, 1999. To commemorate the 15-year mark of their establishment they held the “Lantis Festival 2014” to bring anime song loving fans in Japan together for a memorable experience.
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JAM Project (“Japan Animationsong Makers Project”) is a Japanese anime song super group formed in 2000 that is comprised of five veteran vocalists: Hironobu Kageyama (Dragon Ball Z), Masami Okui (Revolutionary Girl Utena), Yoshiki Fukuyama (Macross 7), Masaaki Endo (The King of Braves GaoGaiGar), and Hiroshi Kitadani (One Piece). They have achieved an extraordinary position in the “Anisong” genre. In 2008, they completed their first world tour called “No Border” in 8 countries and established strong international recognition. After adding a South American tour in 2012, JAM Project continues singing “Anisong” all over the world to represent Japanese culture.
Yoko Ishida’s music career started after she won a contest to become an “Anisong” singer in 1990. Her debut was in 1993 with the song “Otome no Policy,” which is the ending theme song for Sailor Moon R. In 2003, her 1st album “sweets” was released in the U.S. and she performed a U.S. tour called “AFT (Anime Fusion Tour)” in 13 locations in 2005-2006. She is also known as the singer of the theme songs for the Strike Witches series. She has held concerts in 8 countries and will continue performing as an international “Anisong” singer
YOUSEI TEIKOKU (“Fairy Empire”) is made up of five members: Yui (vocal), Takaha Tachibana (guitar), Nanami (bass), Shiren (lead guitar), and Gight (drums). Their music style is a mix of Techno, Trance, Gothic, Heavy Rock, and Classical. This heavy yet symphonic sound was showcased in the theme songs to Mirai Nikki in 2011. They also performed the ending song for the 2014 anime Tokyo ESP.
In 2008, ChouCho began posting videos of herself singing on Nico Nico Douga, a popular video sharing website in Japan, which led to her major debut single “Kawaru Mirai” for the 2011 anime Heaven’s Memo Pad.
Faylan debuted with “mind as Judgement,” the opening song of the 2009 anime CANAAN. She has been performing theme songs for several anime and video games, such as the “BLAZBLUE” series in 2013 and many more.
Sayaka is the winner of the “3rd All-Japan Anisong Grand Prix” in 2009, out of 6,570 groups in the competition. She debuted with “Seisai no Ripieno,” the second opening song for the 2009 anime The Book of Bantorra. She continues to sing for many anime and video games.
milktub is a music unit consisting of bamboo (vocals) and Ichibanboshi Hikaru (guitar) with the slogan of “fast, silly and stylish.” They performed the theme song of the 2013 anime Uchouten Kazoku.
Hatsune Miku is a singing voice synthesizer featured in over 100,000 songs released worldwide. Popular with millions of international fans, Hatsune Miku means “The First Sound from the Future”.
With over 2 million fans on Facebook, over 100,000 released songs, 170,000 uploaded YouTube videos, and 1,000,000 artwork creations, Hatsune Miku has performed sold-out 3D concerts worldwide with performances in L.A., Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo in addition to corporate collaborations with SEGA, Toyota USA, Google and more.
Recent USA appearances include back-to-back large-scale MIKU EXPO events in Los Angeles and New York and a live performance on CBS Network’s The Late Show with David Letterman.