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Prolific Singer T.M.Revolution to Perform at Otakon

posted on by Egan Loo

The organizers of Otakon announced on Wednesday that it will host Takanori Nishikawa — the singer and actor better known as T.M. Revolution — during the August 9-11 convention in Baltimore, Maryland. T.M. Revolution will return to the convention to hold a concert on August 10.

Before assuming the stage name of T.M. Revolution, Takanori Nishikawa sang under the name Haine in the visual-kei band Luis-Mary from 1989 to 1993. He then made his solo debut with the single “Dokusai –monopolize-” in 1996.

T.M. Revolution has since performed a string of hit anime theme songs for Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse, Sengoku Basara Two, D.Gray-man, Darker than Black, Rurouni Kenshin, and Soul Eater. His most popular anime theme songs appeared in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and its Gundam Seed Destiny sequel, for which he collectively sang six songs.

He also voiced guest roles in Gundam Seed, Gundam Seed Destiny, and Rurouni Kenshin. He starred in his own live-action television series with the adaptation of Miyoko Motomura's Okusama wa 18-sai (My Wife Is 18 Years Old) manga.

Otakon first hosted T.M. Revolution during his American debut in 2003. The concert was Otakon's first major Japanese rock/pop performance. He also appeared at Pacific Media Expo and New York Comic Con.

The performer traveled to Singapore to perform at Anime Festival Asia 2012 last November. He celebrated New Year's Day by holding two concerts where he dressed up as model/actress Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and pulled off the entire dance performance for her first single "Tsukema Tsukeru." He later said, "I never imagined, when I made my debut, that I would be doing this when I'm over 40. That's not bad at all. (laughs)"

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