Both genre-bending guests to make a splash in Beantown
Boston – Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in the Northeast, announced another round of guests
today. Musical guest Yousei Teikoku
and fashion designer IBI will be attending Anime Boston at the
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass. on May 24 through May 26, 2013.
Beginning in 1997, Her Highness Yui descended on the human realm from The Empire of the Fairies and
began making music with the intention of "regaining the forgotten hearts of those who believe in fairies".
Debuting with Japanese anime music label Lantis
, the group has since created many songs for anime and
With a concept combining Gothic Lolita visuals, and a mix of genres such as classical and J-pop
heavy metal, Yousei Teikoku
stands out prominently in the anime music scene.
Representative songs include "Baptize", opening theme to the TV anime "Seikon no Qwaser
", and "Kuusou
Mesorogiwi/ Fantastic Mythology", opening theme to the TV anime "Mirai Nikki
", among countless
Japanese designer Naoto Hirooka's gothic and lolita fashion line h. NAOTO has accumulated positive
reviews and praise from both Japanese and Western markets. After receiving positive stimulation from
collaborations with charismatic visual-kei artists, h.NAOTO starts the “h.ism” project in the mid 2000's
based on the theme of fashion and music co-existing in one entity.
In 2007, the success of h.ism leads to collaboration with the young fashion design duo IBI
MINT. Sixh. is born.
Started by IBI, the fashion line Sixh. unites visual-kei artistry with the imagery of popular host and hostess
clubs. A new theme, ghost-kei, is created by combining the words “gothic” and “host” into “ghost”.
Without a doubt, Sixh.'s cool, carefree ideas are not restricted by ordinary rules of fashion or society.
In 2012, Designer IBI has designed Visual girls band “existtrace” stage outfit. IBI also collaborated on a
manga with them.
h. NAOTO's fashion line and Sixh. is constantly adapting and merging with ever-evolving Japanese
counterculture. At heart, Sixh. is the sixth sense beyond the five senses.
Previously announced guests were Chris Ayres
, Greg Ayres
, Lauren Landa
, Cherami Leigh
, Tomohiko Ito
, Shinichiro Kashiwada
, Yasuhiro Koshi, David Matranga
, Bryce Papenbrook
, Raj Ramayya,
, Tom Wayland
, Kari Wahlgren
and Shinichi Watanabe
About Anime Boston: With more than 22,000 attendees in 2012, Anime Boston is an annual three-day
Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2013 is scheduled for Friday, May 22
through Sunday, May 24 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information
about Anime Boston can be found at http://www.animeboston.com
About New England Anime Society: The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in
Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is an organization dedicated to furthering public
education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More
information about The New England Anime Society is available at http://www.neanime.org