An Anisong artist named MICHI is coming to “Anime Expo 2016” held in Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) from July 1st (Friday) to July 4th (Monday) as a guest. She will perform live in front of the audiences! MICHI sings the ending theme song “Reali-Stic” 「リアリ・スティック」(to be released on May 18) of the TV anime series “Kuromukuro” that started in April.
MICHI made her debut in July 2015, and since then she sang Anime songs for TV anime series, which became very popular in the world such as “Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers” and “Dagashi Kashi.” She has often been performing in the Asian region; she even appeared at a live event in Indonesia only two months after her debut. So Anime Expo 2016 will be her first performance in North America.
“Anime Expo” is an annual event that started in 1992, and by 2015 it has grown to the largest Anime and comic convention that features the Japanese Anime culture in North America, attracting approximately 100,000 audiences.
Not only can the fans enjoy more than 350 Anime and comic exhibitions, but also get hyped up with live performances of famous Anisong artists. Many cosplayers from all around the US gather to show their love for anime and anime characters. The convention has become a huge event over the years and is still growing every year.
“I’m really happy because I wanted to visit the US for a very long time, but I never imagined that I could go this early,” said MICHI in an interview when she was asked about her first performance in the US. “I sing songs with the motto ‘Anime is a global language,’ so even we don’t speak the same language, I would like to have a good ‘conversation’ with the audiences through the Anime and their songs. To all the fans in the US, let’s have a great day together surrounded by things that we love!”
We can expect to see more from 20-year old MICHI, the Asian Anisong artist now aiming to become the world-renowned Anisong singer.
Anime Expo 2016
■■Dates: July 1st (Friday) – July 4th (Monday)
■■Venue: LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER(LACC)
■■Official Website: http://www.anime-expo.org/
■■Release Date: May 18th, 2016
Limited Edition PCCG-01524/¥1,750+TAX
Regular Edition PCCG-70317/¥1,250+TAX
■■Music Video “Reali-Stic”「リアリ・スティック」
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