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NEWS: Kalafina Trio to Perform at Anime Expo in L.A.


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infjeff



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 9:42 pm Reply with quote
Anime cry I can't beleive I missed them in 2009. I'll be in California in July, but I think it will be after AX. These women are spectacular, hopefully I'll be able to see them in concert one day.
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 9:49 pm Reply with quote
And so my hatred for California continues.

Just kidding... mostly, but definitely a wonderful performance it shall be.
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Animerican14



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 9:49 pm Reply with quote
Ooh, that's pretty nifty. When singers come to perform at conventions, do they ever sing the songs based in presently unlicensed shows? If Madoka Magica hasn't made any significant headway in being licensed by that point in time, I wonder if that would factor into whether or not they sung "Magia", which is a fine song in its own right.

Or could something interesting be done... like sing "Magia", and then within the next day or two a company (preferably Funimation or some company with strong ties to BangZoom!) announces the license of Madoka? That'd be really sweet.


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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 9:53 pm Reply with quote
I imagine that they will sing most of the songs tied to anime, regardless of them being licensed or not. My personal favorite of theirs that is tied to anime is "I have a Dream", but "Magia" and the themes for Kara no Kyoukai and the Sora no Woto OP are beautiful as well.
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KariOhki



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 9:59 pm Reply with quote
I had them on a list of "groups I want to definitely see", but right now the cost of flying out to CA is making a trip look very unlikely Sad Sad, since I enjoyed Anime Expo in general (and the Morning Musume concert) when I got to go in 2009.
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anemayfan



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:04 pm Reply with quote
Wow! Shocked Now I'm excited about AX 2011! Hopefully Kalafina is just the start and AX will secure other performers for this year.

Animerican14 wrote:
do they ever sing the songs based in presently unlicensed shows?

Macross Frontier remains unlicensed to this day, but it didn't deter May'n, Megumi Nakajima, and Yoko Kanno from performing the theme songs during AX 2010. So I would assume Kalafina will perform all their anime related songs.
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Kougeru



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:07 pm Reply with quote
I declare this as "unfair" to people who aren't rich enough to fly out there >.<

Hate living in the middle of no where
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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 11:02 pm Reply with quote
We probably won't be so lucky to get them at Otakon.
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BockLefty



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 12:41 am Reply with quote
That does it, I'm going to Anime Expo. First they are showing the new Last Exile, now Kalafina is playing? Why can't Fanime get this type of stuff?
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nhat



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 12:47 am Reply with quote
Dang Kalafina I want to see them. They are very unique in their performances and seeing them live would be great.
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Echo_City



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 12:55 am Reply with quote
BockLefty wrote:
That does it, I'm going to Anime Expo. First they are showing the new Last Exile, now Kalafina is playing? Why can't Fanime get this type of stuff?
Why can't Otakon get this kind of stuff? There is a HUGE difference between what AX, the #1 con, and Otakon, the #2 con, gets.

Shoot, Otakon has even been upstaged by upstart Anime Boston, as mentioned here already.

Otakon is a very crowded, very expensive logistical nightmare with little payoff. I'd endure those 3 issues with aplomb if the payoff was good, but it's woeful too many times. Other East Coast area cons have far better litanies of English guests, and when it comes to J-guests (where Otakon's budget should make it king), Otakon drops the issue. Animazement all but upstages them on this front.

The best Otakon ever got was JAM Project, but it wasn't the entirety of the band, which was majorly disappointing. Even that was outclassed by AX getting Daisuke Ishiwatari (Though you guys wasted the voice opportunity with "Gun Flame". Seriously, not even a "bandit revolver"?!)

Maybe the scraps that get thrown under the table for Otakon will be exceptional this year. I keep going in that hope.
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Ingraman



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:14 am Reply with quote
Kougeru wrote:
I declare this as "unfair" to people who aren't rich enough to fly out there >.<

Hate living in the middle of no where

Go Greyhound? ^^;
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Echo_City



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:18 am Reply with quote
Ingraman wrote:
Kougeru wrote:
I declare this as "unfair" to people who aren't rich enough to fly out there >.<

Hate living in the middle of no where

Go Greyhound? ^^;
Only if you're truly desperate. Greyhound is no fun. Going long-distance on greyhound, especially if the bus is crowded, is a hellacious experience. It should earn you some points for being a dedicated fan. Laughing

Less than Amtrak/road tripping, but more than flying or simply not going, in my "esteemed" opinion Wink
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Racheldoublemm



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 2:26 am Reply with quote
Just another reason why I hate L.A. They get all the great stuff while a three day drive north of them never gets anything fun.

I love Kalafina so much. I really hate that they're going to L.A.....WHY. I hope Expo attendees appreciate them as much as I would if I saw them live.
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 4:12 am Reply with quote
Do you mean a 3 hour drive? Cause it's hard to imagine San Francisco as being 3 days away from Los Angeles (even with traffic).

And 3 hours isn't anything at all. As a resident of Texas, 3 hours away by car is close.
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