Anime Song Event in London January 18

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Talk/performance will be at Foyles bookstore, free but must be booked in advance

There will be a talk/performance related to anime songs on Wednesday January 18 from 6.45 p.m. (ending at 8.15). The venue is London's Foyles Bookshop (Level 6) on Charing Cross Road, between Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road tube station. Places are free but must be booked at this link.

Entitled "Anisong - The Musical World of Anime," the talk is presented by The Japan Foundation. From the event website:

From the onset of anime in Japan, the accompanying music has always been fine-tuned to the content of the anime as well as its audience. While the music style of each song varies and differs depending on the period, the songs used and created for anime are often passionate, melodic and almost always undeniably infectious. Recently the songs have evolved from mere accompaniments or frills to the anime to become more independent and acknowledged in their own right as a genre known as anisong (“Anime songs”).

Responding to this musical phenomenon, The Japan Foundation present a special event delving deep into the topic of anime music, which is today considered one of the main driving forces in the Japanese music industry. Featuring a talk by Dr Rayna Denison, lecturer at the University of East Anglia, the event will trace anime music's brief historical journey while examining the impact it has had upon the anime industry and its viewers.

Following on from the talk, there will be a special performance by Aya Ikeda, the songstress behind the themes of the very famous anime series Pretty Cure (aka Precure) a “magical girl” anime, as well as the opportunity to sing along too.

Via Otaku News

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