Hyper Japan Christmas Market Schedule Update
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Update - A previous report said that the performance of IA on Sunday would be at 12 noon; in fact, it is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sunday morning. In addition, IA will also appear in the Meet and Greet area on Sunday at 11 a.m.
The Hyper Japan Christmas Market will run from Friday November 27 to Sunday November 29 at Tobacco Dock in London, near Tower Hill, Shadwell and Wapping (directions). The festival has announced two anime-related guests: Psycho-Pass director Naoyoshi Shiotani and producer Rui Kuroki, both from Production I.G. They will appear on the Friday at 6p.m. and during the first session on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Naoyoshi Shiotani (pictured) directed both the Psycho-Pass TV series and the spin-off film, as well as Blood-C: The Last Dark. Rui Kuroki's producer credits include the Psycho-Pass film, Kuroko's Basketball, and segments of Halo Legends and Batman: Gotham Knight.
The Hyper Japan event will also feature performances by IA, a Vocaloid character. Her voice is provided by the singer Lia, who sang theme songs for Air, Clannad, Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino, Angel Beats!, Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku, Little Busters! Refrain, and Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil. IA will appear at 8 p.m. in the second Saturday session and at 10 a.m. on Sunday, followed by a Meet and Greet at 11 a.m.
There will also be an unofficial Hatsune Miku Vocaloid concert by the fan group 'Mirai no Neiro.' The concerts will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. in the first Saturday session and 5 p.m. on Sunday.