AFA Indonesia to Host Tomomi Itano as Musical Guest
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Southeast Asian convention Anime Festival Asia announced on Sunday that the convention's Indonesia event will host Japanese pop idol Tomomi Itano. She will perform on the main stage as a musical guest.
Itano was a founding member of award-winning J-pop band AKB48 until she left to go solo in 2013. She performed as part of AKB48 in the group's first 34 singles (including the first two independent singles of the group) from 2006 to 2013. She released her first solo single "Dear J" in 2011. She released her eighth and latest solo single, "HIDE & SEEK," on April 20. The single ranked #11 on Oricon's weekly single chart in its first week. As a solo artist, she has recorded several Japanese hit singles.
She starred in the 2009 Kamen Rider W live-action series as the character Queen alongside fellow AKB48 member Tomomi Kasai, who played the character Elizabeth. The name of their roles led to the name of their AKB48 sub-unit "Queen & Elizabeth."
AFA Indonesia will take place on September 16-18 at the Jakarta International Expo. Previously announced musical acts include Aimer, bless4, Eir Aoi, Elisa, Lia, Livetune+, Maaya Uchida, and Nano.