Kirby Gets 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert in Tokyo, Osaka

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Everyone's favorite star-riding pink puffball is getting its time to shine with a full orchestrial concert dedicated to its 25th anniversary. The concert will showcase popular songs that have filled past Kirby's works, feature a retrospective talk about the character's history, and limited edition merchandise. Taizō Takemoto is conducting both performances.

The Tokyo concert will take place at Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Shibuya on April 16 with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. There will be both an afternoon and evening concert that day. The Osaka concert will take place at the Orix Theater on June 18 with the Osaka Symphony Orchestra. Ticket prices range from 7,500 yen to 12,000 yen. The higher end tickets are designed with special artwork and also come with memorial goods.

Tickets are on sale until January 9. A copy of Kirby: Planet Robobot (Hoshi no Kirby: Robo Planet) original soundtrack will be distributed to ticket buyers via lottery. The soundtrack is a deluxe two-disc set with 97 tracks, original illustrations, and a leaflet with staff comments.

Hal Labratory and Nintendo debuted Hoshi no Kirby for the Game Boy handheld system on April 27, 1992. The character's popularity has remained steady, with fans filling up this year's limited Kirby Cafe and Shop each day it was open.

Source: Fashion Press via Hachima Kikō

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