FanimeCon 2011 Announces Yuya Matsushita as a MusicFest Guest of Honor

Mar 3rd 2011
San Jose, CA (March 3rd, 2011) - FanimeCon 2011 welcomes Yūya Matsushita as a MusicFest Guest of Honor. Over Memorial Day weekend, May 27-30, 2011, the multi-talented actor and singer will perform in the San Jose Civic Auditorium, hold an autograph session, and interact with FanimeCon members during a Q&A panel. The MusicFest concert will be his first performance outside of Japan! More specific times and locations will be posted to www.fanime.com.

Anime fans would recognize some of Yūya Matsushita's hit singles: "Trust Me" was the first ending theme of “Durarara!!”, and "Bird/4Seasons" was the ending theme for the second season of Kuroshitsuji (more commonly known in the US as Black Butler). Mr. Matsushita also played "one hell of a butler" when he starred as Sebastian Michaelis in the Kuroshitsuji live-action musical. Other credits include a role in the live-action movie of Toki o Kakeru Shōjo (based on the same book as the anime movie known in the US as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time).

Born in Kobe, Japan, Yūya Matsushita debuted as a singer in 2008 with "foolish, foolish". Other songs include hits such as "LAST SNOW", "Negai ga Kanau nara", "YOU", and "I AM ME". The movie, Kanashii Boyfriend, used Mr. Matsushita's song "Mr. 'Broken Heart'" as its theme, and it also marked Mr. Matsushita's debut as an actor. More recently, Mr. Matsushita has been starring in the TBS TV drama, Quartet, which also uses his song, "Paradise".

FanimeCon is very excited about Yūya Matsushita's appearance, and further information will be posted to www.fanime.com as FanimeCon gears up for Memorial Day weekend, 2011.

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About FanimeCon - FanimeCon is Northern California's largest anime convention. Packed with videos, costumes, music, games, parties, tournaments, panels, and guests from around the world, this annual celebration of Japanese art and popular culture entertains a colorful spectrum of fans and friends. Over 16,000 enthusiasts joined FanimeCon 2010, and FanimeCon will return to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center during Memorial Day weekend, May 27-30, 2011. For more information, please contact FanimeCon Marketing at [email protected] or visit www.fanime.com.

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