Otakon to Host T.M.Revolution as Musical Guest
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
American anime convention Otakon announced on Tuesday that the convention will host T.M.Revolution as part of the convention's Anisong World Matsuri music festival event.
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 has also performed theme songs for Valvrave the Liberator, Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, and Thunderbolt Fantasy.
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. He is the producer on the B-PROJECT male idol project, which spawned a television anime last July.
Anisong World Matsuri will include concerts on Friday and Saturday, as well as other events held throughout the weekend of Otakon. The festival event debuted in America at Los Angeles' Anime Expo 2016 as a collaboration between Lantis, Sony Music Entertainment Japan Inc., Amuse, Bandai Visual, Bandai Namco Live Creative, and Anime Consortium Japan. The event at Otakon will mark its East Coast debut.
Otakon 2017 will take place from August 11-13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This will be the 24th convention, and the first year the convention is being held in D.C.; Baltimore has hosted the convention for the past 17 years.
Thanks to Andrew for the news tip.