Get LADY! Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls preforms at Anime Expo 2017

The power of smile works (or begging in desperation with half-hopes of becoming true).

Southern California anime convention Anime Expo announced a selection of the cast from Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls will preform as part of the Anisong World Matsuri* concert on June 30.

Premier badge holders can already buy tickets, but general attendees can purchase theirs on May 3. Ticket link is here.

Prices are:

  • Lodge: $45
  • Orchestra: $65
  • VIP: $130 (also an invitation to a “Special Goodbye” event. Kind of an ominous title for fans to see performers…)

Cindere participants in the concert include: Asami Takano (Frederica Miyamato), Haruka Yoshimura (Mika Jougasaki), Hiromi Igarashi (Anzu Futaba), Rei Matsuzaki (Kirari Moroboshi), Tomoyo Kurosawa (Miria Akagi), and Yuuko Iida (Kanade Hayami).

That’s a wallop of a lineup! This selection of seiyuu voice characters that are quite popular in the series, so it isn’t as though they selected random characters (over a hundred), paid the seiyuu to make an appearance and call it a day.
Interestingly enough, this selection is an almost-complete lineup of units from the series:
  • Decoration (凸レーション): Kirari Moroboshi, Miria Akagi, Rika Jougasaki
  • Familia Twin (ファミリア ツ イン): Mika Jougasaki, Rika Jougasaki
  • LiPPS: Mika Jougasaki, Frederica Miyamato, Kanade Hayami, Shiki IchinoseSyuko Shiomi
  • Ankira is the only complete unit with Anzu Futaba and Kirari Moroboshi.

It’s nice to see a few familiar faces from when I last them at the 10th anniversary Idolm@ster concert in 2015. Being held at the Microsoft Theater also means even if I’m only able to get lodge seating I’ll still get a better view compared to when I was at the Seibu Prince Dome. A lot less sweaty, too.

This is a big splash for Imas fans attending Anime Expo. Aside from a fan panel and cosplay gatherings, this was what we had to resort to in lieu of an actual concert:

*Wake Up, Girls!, JUNNA and Minori Suzuki from Walküre are also set to perform at the event. Love Live’s Aqours, as well, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Miku Expo 2016 – Los Angeles

It’s the third time Hatsune Miku has stepped on the stage in Downtown L.A., singing and swinging her teal twin-tails for fans. Yet, I still can’t shake off the feeling that this will be the last time in a long time I’ll get to experience the performance of a hologram shaking her booty.

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Quick look: Underground IDOL Domination vol.1

While I was searching for Necronomidol merch (the Eldritch idol is especially adorable) I stumbled on a short documentary that features the group, among others, in the underground circuit. Underground IDOL Domination vol.1. Here are the groups featured with their time-stamp: Continue reading “Quick look: Underground IDOL Domination vol.1”

Anime Expo 2015 Part 01: mused and abused

Yes, indeedy! It’s true, it’s true! There were some vast and noticeable improvements, but how was the overall experience? Let’s start from the ground up.

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A Whiff of Perfume at The Palladium

To all the longtime Perfume fans around the world: I’m sorry.

When tickets for Perfume’s first U.S. concert  were made available last summer, it was an opportunity to get the see the enigmatic group up close and personal. Only, I haven’t heard much of their music. In fact, I haven’t heard a single track by the group and I had already committed leaving town to see them perform in Hollywood. I only know from Twitter that there are fans who adore them (and for what it’s worth the people I follow probably wouldn’t describe themselves as “music people”), and I these folks deserved to be in my place more than someone who was merely curious, like myself. All I can say to them is that …When your time comes, it will blast your brain out your earholes and slam it to the back of the wall!

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