On the Saturday night of 25 March, AnimeJapan 2017 held an anime song (anisong) event titled ‘AJ Night 2017’ at TOYOSU PIT. Voice actress and singer Yurika Kubo came up on the stage as one of the guests!
This event had two parts: a live concert performed by anisong singers and a dancing time hosted by DJs. Over 2,000 anisong fans joined the event. Kubo was the second singer to come up onstage, and she first sang her debut song ‘Lovely Lovely Strawberry’. The last time Kubo sung in front of fans in Japan was at the Christmas event held in 2016.
The second song she performed was ‘SUMMER CHANCE!!’, an up-tempo summer song with many dance movements. Responding to the fans’ cheers, Kubo walked around the stage while singing her song.
A talking segment was held after her second song. During this segment, it was announced that the music video of her new song, ‘Sono Mama de Iindayo (It’s Okay to be the Way You Are)’, had just been revealed on Youtube’s ‘Anime PONY CANYON’ channel. This new song, for which Kubo wrote the lyrics herself, will be included in her first album Subete ga Taisetsu na Deai ~Meeting with you creates myself~ which will be released on 10 May. It was also announced that Kubo will hold a concert called ‘Yurika Kubo Birthday LIVE 2017 ~Meeting with you creates myself~’ on 14 May at Nara Centennial Hall in Kubo’s hometown of Nara Prefecture, and on 19 May at Nakano Sunplaza in Tokyo.
After these announcements, Kubo had a pleasant surprise for the fans: she sang ‘Sono Mama de Iindayo’ for the first time in front of her fans. Finally, Kubo sang her third single, ‘Arigatou no Jikan (The Time to say “Thank You”)’ to express her gratitude to all her fans who had come to the event on that day.
Application forms to enter the lottery for Kubo’s birthday-concert tickets will be distributed to the fans who make an advance order of her first album ‘Subete ga Taisetsu na Deai ~Meeting with you creates myself~’ by 19 April.
On top of all this, it was announced that two live shows will be held online to reveal new information on her album! The two shows will be streamed on Niconico Live and FRESH! at 24:00 on April 15.
Yurika Kubo 1st Album Announcement Niconico Live Broadcast
Yurika Kubo 1st Album Release Commemoration Announcement Live Broadcast