JAM Project to Appear at Otakon Vegas Opening Ceremonies
posted on by Karen Ressler
Otakon Vegas announced on Saturday that JAM project will appear in the convention's opening ceremonies with a performance by Hironobu Kageyama. The performance will be a "sneak peak" of the Anisong World Tour - Lantis Festival, which will be held in conjunction with the convention.
JAM Project, which stands for Japan Animation-song Makers, features Hironobu Kageyama (Dragon Ball Z, Sonic X, Saint Seiya, Shin Getter Robo), Masaaki Endoh (Cowboy Bebop, GaoGaiGar: King of Braves, Cybuster), Hiroshi Kitadani (One Piece, Bakuto Sengen Daigunder, Saint Beast), Masami Okui(Revolutionary Girl Utena, Di Gi Charat, Scrapped Princess, Slayers), and Yoshiki Fukuyama (Macross 7, Buso Renkin, Overman King Gainer, Ehrgeiz).
Since forming in 2000, the group has performed songs for eX-Driver, Gravion, MazinKaiser, New Getter Robo, Robonimal Panda-Z: The Robonimation, Scrapped Princess, The SoulTaker, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monster GX, and their most famous collaboration, the anime-based Super Robot Wars game franchise. The group more recently contributed songs to the Cardfight!! Vanguard, Bakuman., Senyū, Nobunaga the Fool, and Garo: Honoo no Kokuin television anime series.
Otakon Vegas will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada January 16-18. Guests at the convention include include voice actor Toshio Furukawa, voice actress Shino Kakinuma, voice actor Steven Blum, voice actress and dubbing director Wendee Lee, voice actress and dubbing director Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, voice actress and dubbing director Lisa Ortiz, and character designer and animation director Sushio.
The 2015 Anisong World Tour - Lantis Festival in Las Vegas will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel January 16-17. In addition to JAM Project, performers include include Hatsune Miku, YOUSEI TEIKOKU(Future Diary), Sayaka Sasaki (Cardfight!! Vanguard), Faylan (Tokyo ESP), ChouCho (Girls und Panzer), Yoko Ishida (Sailor Moon R), and bamboo (milktub) (Baka and Test).