All the Acts you can see at the Lantis Music Festival
by Lantis Music Festival (Paid Advertisement),
Ask and you shall receive. The world famous Lantis Festival is finally landing on US soil. If you weren't already familiar, Lantis is actually the largest record label for anime and video game songs, and have been putting out music from your favorite Japanese artists for 15 years. After years of North American fans only being able to enjoy large scale anime music festivals via DVDs and video online, the ANISONG World Tour - Lantis Festival will touch down on American soil on January 16th & 17th 2015. The tour will take place far from any sign of snow in lovely Las Vegas, Nevada at The Joint, a 4,500 person capacity venue inside of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Headlining the show is the masters of anime music themselves, JAM Project. If you didn't know already, JAM stands for Japan Animationsong Makers. A good name for a band that have released countless anime and video theme songs over a prolific 14 year career. Contributing songs to fan favorite shows like: Yu-Gi-Oh!, Shin Getter Robo, Mazinkaizer, Bakuman, Cardfight!! Vanguard and of course the Transformers: Animated show, JAM Project have been an anime staple in anime fans' homes for quite some time. If for some reason you missed their over-the-top, invigorating show last time they came to North America, don't you dare miss a chance to see anime and music history unfold from the best in the business. When JAM Project get together and take the stage, it's an unparalleled show of energy, unity, and crowd excitement. If you want to get a taste of what you're going to experience, I highly recommend you pick up one of their live DVDs or do a quick internet search. Pay attention to the huge crowd, all singing together in anime and music bliss. These kind of shows just do not happen like this anymore! Don't miss your chance this time!
But wait… there's more. If JAMmers thought that the good news was over, think again. Each member of JAM Project will be having their own solo show, showcasing their talents as individuals. Talk about a Voltron moment!
“CHA-LA HEAD CHA-LA!” That's right, Hironobu Kageyama will be taking the stage on Friday, hopefully belting out the classic Dragon Ball Z anthem. Also taking the stage the same day will be the lovely, and exquisite Masami Okui, who has provided theme music for series such as Slayers and Revolutionary Girl Utena. Also on Friday, Yoshiki Fukuyama known best for the classic theme to Macross 7 will be on stage; we certainly hope to hear “Fire Bomber!” Hopefully you get some rest that night, because things pick right back up on Saturday with Masaaki Endoh, hopefully sharing the Young Lion of Anisong from The King of Braves GaoGaiGar! Finally, join hands and proclaim “We Are!” as Hiroshi Kitadani takes the stage and we all look forward to belting out his theme song from One Piece!
Anyone who was lucky enough to see her before is probably still vibing from Sayaka Sasaki's amazing performance. Luckily she makes a return trip this year as part of the festival. Her song, “CHIASTOLIE” provided the intense, metal infused ending to this year's popular GARO The Animation. You probably also know her powerful single, “Break Your World,” from last year's Senran Kagura. Her endearing voice can be found on many beloved series including: Nichijou, Senran Kagura, and So, I can't play H!. Maybe she'll do another K-On! cover this year?
Prepare to pick your jaws off the floor. The gorgeous and multi-talented Faylan will be gracing the presence of some lucky fans. However, don't just stand there and gawk at her. Not only is she a beauty to behold, her strong and unique vocals will captivate you as well. Probably known best for her contributions to Seikon no Quasar and Canan, this Saitama native has been tearing up the idol charts for quite some time. Her music is also well known to fans of the Gundam Age game, BlazBlue, and Milky Holmes. If you aren't a fan yet, make sure to yourself a favor and check out her amazing music videos on YouTube when you get a chance.
A true veteran in anime and games music, Yoko Ishida brings years of experience and expertise to the stage. Are you an old school otaku who's not impressed with the new breed of artists? Yoko Ishida has crafted some of the most memorable, classic anime songs around, with fans clamoring for a chance to hear a slice of anime history. Don't think she's old news at this point though, Niigata's Ishida continues to contribute to the hottest shows, showing the new kids how it's done. Her music can be found as part of Ah! My Goddess, Strike Witches, and Sailor Moon R. Fans often know her best from her amazing song, “Aka no Seijaku” --the ending to Shakugan no Shana.
ChouCho's name translates to “butterfly” in English, and one taste of her soothing music will make you understand why the name is apt. The singer started making waves via popular video channel NicoNico Douga before making her major label debut in 2011 with her contribution to Heaven's Memo Pad. One of Osaka's brightest anime and games singers, she's well known for her songs used in Girls und Panzer, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, and most recently “Natsu no Hi to Kimi no Koe” --the opening to Glasslip. Her songs are both elegant and inspiring, garnering her rabid fans from across the globe. Make sure you get close to the stage for this show, as you might not want your friends seeing the emotion overtake you.
If idol music isn't quite your cup of tea, and your musical tastes tend to be on the darker side of the spectrum, Yousei Teikoku is probably your perfect cup of tea. The metal heavy, gothic inspired, electro-tinged five-piece always brings the thunder, complete with double kick drums, spooky choir chords, and a gothic stage show at a level we rarely get treated to nowadays. Looking at the band and their energy, you'd never guess that they've actually been together since 1997. Their songs have been used on Future Diary, the Mai-HIME video game, and Innocent Venus. While metal infused pop music seems to be all the rage nowadays, do yourself a favor and see the bands that actually created and mastered the genre. Also, don't forget to wear black.
The punk-pop sounds of Chiba Japan's milktub are well known for their contributions to the Baka and Test television series as well as the popular OVAs. You might also remember last year's track Uchoten Jinsei, which was featured as the opening song to Uchōten Kazoku. Band leader bamboo will making his way to Sin City, hopefully gracing us with some of his expertise in bishojo gaming, as he also is the head of the popular game company OVERDRIVE. You can expect him to pull out some classic songs from games like DEARDROPS, code_18, and hopefully the Edelweiss series.
And if all this isn't enough, Lantis Festival just announced the addition of virtual singing superstar Hatsune Miku as a special guest to the Las Vegas artist line-up. Hatsune Miku will take the stage on both days of the exciting festival.
Talk about surprise treat for American fans of the virtual superstar! Hatsune Miku recently headlined back-to-back MIKU EXPO events in Los Angeles and New York and performed live on The Late Show with David Letterman. If you missed Miku's previous North American concerts, now is your chance to see her on stage! In fact, even if you saw her before, now is your chance to see her again!
ABOUT LANTIS FESTIVAL AT LAS VEGAS
Lantis, the world's largest label for anime song artists, presents “ANISONG WORLD TOUR ~ LANTIS FESTIVAL” on January 16 and 17th , 2015 at The Joint - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV. The Lantis Festival brings 7 major artists to spread their Anisong circle to U.S. fans.
The U.S. show will kick off their 6-city world tour as “the circle of Anisong” that connected all of Japan goes overseas to deliver the heat of Anisong throughout the world. Lantis Festival at Las Vegas is presented in conjunction with Otakon Vegas.
January 16th, 2015 Show time: 7pm to 10pm
January 17th, 2015 Show Time: 2pm to 5pm
VIP Tickets: $125 (limited quantity)
High-touch session with all artists after show (except Miku of course)
Advance Tickets: $50
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