I’m going to start serving up some of the press announcements for this year’s Anime NYC convention which will be taking over the Javits Center this November. To view all of the posted alerts you can click HERE to launch a new tab in your web-browser and be up to date with anything that I have shared so far. Now, please read on down below about this amazing appearance.
The Press Release:
Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll today announced the globally renowned “Lantis Matsuri” concert series will host its first edition in New York City in partnership with Anime NYC on November 15, 2019. This special concert at New York City’s largest Japanese pop culture convention will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Japanese music label Lantis and feature popular anime song or “anisong” performers JAM Project, TRUE, ZAQ, and Guilty Kiss from Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours.
Anime NYC will bring together over 40,000 attendees when it returns to the Javits Center for its third year on November 15-17, 2019. It will welcome major guests from across the US and Japan including Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi (creators of Dr. STONE). Lantis Matsuri will take place inside the Javits Center’s Special Events Hall on the evening of Friday, November 15. A separate ticket is required to attend Lantis Matsuri.
Lantis is a music label founded in 1999 focused on anisong music. It has published two decades of hit music, including themes from Azumanga Daioh, Bungo Stray Dogs, Food Wars!, Free!, GIRLS und PANZER, Genshiken, THE iDOLM@STER, Love Live!, Lucky Star, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Rozen Maiden, and Violet Evergarden. Lantis Matsuri 2019 at Anime NYC is a continuation of Lantis’s popular Lantis Matsuri concert series, which has welcomed some of the biggest performers in Japan. The 20th Anniversary Lantis Matsuri was held across three days in June in Tokyo and showcased over 70 musical performers from all over Japan.
Lantis is also the lead organizer of the Anisong World Matsuri concert series, which took place last year at Anime NYC. This year’s Lantis Matsuri is a continuation of this celebration. It is a tribute to Lantis’s storied history and a look ahead into the next evolution of anisong concert.
The Lantis Matsuri 2019 at Anime NYC line up includes…
o Legendary anisong rock unit formed in 2000
o Artists behind both One-Punch Man’s Season 1 and Season 2 themes: “The Hero! ~Set Fire to the Furious Fist~” and “Uncrowned Greatest Hero”
o Also behind themes to Super Robot Wars, Garo, Gravion, Sgt. Frog, Scrapped Princess, Mazinkaiser, Nobunaga the Fool, Panda-Z, Space Battleship Yamato 2199, and more
Guilty Kiss from Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours
o Guilty Kiss is a unit created from the school idol group Aqours, which appears in the multimedia school idol project Love Live! Sunshine!!
o The members are Riko Sakurauchi (voiced by Rikako Aida), Yoshiko Tsushima (voiced by Aika Kobayashi), and Mari Ohara (voiced by Aina Suzuki)
o Featured in Love Live! Sunshine!!, part of the Love Live! global phenomenon which spans music, anime, and video games
o Aqours has performed sold out concerts across Japan, Asia, and LA
o Anisong singer most recently recognized for performing “Blast!” from the hit anime movie Sound! Euphonium – Our Promise: A Brand New Day
o Also the performer to themes from Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Violet Evergarden, and A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-
o Performed in Anime Diva Night at Anime NYC in 2017 and Anisong World Matsuri at Anime NYC in 2018
o Prolific anisong singer, lyricist, composer, and arranger who wrote songs for other anisong singers before debuting as a singer herself
o Has sung themes to Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions, Concrete Revolutio, Flip Flappers, Food Wars! The Third Plate, The Magnificent KOTOBUKI, Maria the Virgin Witch, Rail Wars, Trinity Seven, and more
Lantis Matsuri will bring together immensely popular Japanese singers with celebrated careers spanning some of the most popular anime of the last two decades, and Lantis Matsuri’s performer biographies are available here.
“We can’t wait to present Lantis Matsuri 2019 at Anime NYC,” said Shunji Inoue, BANDAI NAMCO Arts Vice President and head of Lantis. “When I founded Lantis 20 years ago, I never expected so many fans all around the world would love anisong, and I’m very proud to share two decades of anisong in the biggest city in the USA!”
“We’re thrilled to present Lantis Matsuri in New York City,” said Peter Tatara, Anime NYC’s Show Director. “Lantis is one of the most instrumental names in anisong music, and we’re honored to be part of their 20th anniversary party! We look forward to anisong music echoing over New York!”
Lantis Matsuri 2019 at Anime NYC will begin in the evening of Friday, November 15, 2019. Lantis Matsuri will be open to anime fans and music lovers across New York City, with no Anime NYC badge required to attend. Lantis Matsuri’s schedule and ticket details will be revealed next month.
Those looking for more can meet Lantis Matsuri’s performers when they participate in events inside the Anime NYC convention on Saturday, November 16. Details about these events will be coming soon. An Anime NYC badge is required to participate in any Saturday Lantis Matsuri events inside Anime NYC.
Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll will continue to announce more guests from both America and Japan throughout the summer and fall. Attendees can look forward to the latest from sponsors, partners, and publishers including Crunchyroll, Animate, Aniplex, BANDAI NAMCO Arts, EVA Air, Funimation, GKIDS, HIDIVE, Kinokuniya, Kodansha Comics, Sentai Filmworks, SUNRISE, Tokyo Otaku Mode, Vertical, VIZ Media, and Yen Press at Anime NYC, and fans wanting to learn the latest can follow Anime NYC on Facebook and Twitter. Tickets to this year’s Anime NYC are available now.
ABOUT LANTIS MATSURI:
Lantis is a Japanese music label established on November 26, 1999 which specializes in anime music from Japanese musicians, anime soundtracks, and video game soundtracks. The first Lantis Matsuri was conducted in 2009 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Lantis’s founding and featured exclusively Lantis artists. Since then, Lantis Matsuri has been conducted every five years. In 2014 and 2015, Lantis conducted the “15th Anniversary Live Lantis Matsuri 2014” and “Anisong World Tour~Lantis Festival 2015~”. In 2019, Lantis conducted the three-day “20th Anniversary Lantis Matsuri 2019 A・R・I・G・A・T・O ANISONG” concert with over 70 artists and units at Makuhari Messe in Japan. Lantis Matsuri at Anime NYC will be Lantis Matsuri’s first edition in New York City. For more information, please visit lantis.jp.
ABOUT ANIME NYC POWERED BY CRUNCHYROLL:
Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll is New York City’s anime convention! A showcase of the best of Japanese pop culture in the biggest city in America, Anime NYC brings anime fans and publishers together for three days of unique exhibits, exclusive screenings, extensive panels, and appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan. This year’s event takes place November 15-17 in New York’s Javits Center, and we invite you to join over 40,000 fans for a celebration of Japanese animation, manga, cosplay, movies, food, fashion, travel, technology, toys, and games in the heart of NYC! For more, visit animenyc.com.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As I don’t know all that much about these acts I will not be adding any commentary as opposed to asking the readership that might be in “the know” and can offer up significant background and levels of awesome that this concert will be. They can chime in down in the comments below and we’d love to hear from the schooled. See you next time and stay tuned for other Anime NYC announcements as I learn about them.