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angela, Mashiro Ayano to Perform at Anime Expo

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2 acts to perform at Anisong World Matsuri event at L.A. convention in July

The organizers of the Anime Expo convention announced on Tuesday that it will host angela and Mashiro Ayano as part of the convention's Anisong World Matsuri music festival event. The two acts will perform on July 1 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

angela is comprised of keyboardist and guitarist Katsu and vocalist Atsuko. The group debuted in 1999 with their single "memories," which was used as the opening theme song for the Shin Hakkenden anime. The duo became more well known after their 2003 single "Asu e no brilliant road," which was used as the opening theme song for Stellvia, for which they also performed three ending themes. The group has since released 26 singles and seven studio albums. The group has performed theme songs for such anime as Corpse Princess, Asura Cryin', Fafner EXODUS, K: Return of Kings, and Ajin. The duo are performing the theme song for the upcoming Blame! anime film and the upcoming Aho Girl anime.

Mashiro Ayano debuted in 2014 with her single "ideal white," which served as the opening theme song for the first season of the Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works anime. She also performed the theme songs for Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation, and D.Gray-man Hallow, and debuted her new song "NewLook" as the ending theme song for the Re:CREATORS television anime, which premiered earlier this month. She debuted her first studio album, WHITE PLACE, in October.

Anisong World Matsuri will hold concerts on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1 during the convention. The festival event ran at last year's Anime Expo 2016 as a collaboration between Lantis, Sony Music Entertainment Japan Inc., Amuse, Bandai Visual, Bandai Namco Live Creative, and Anime Consortium Japan. Otakon will also host the event in August for its East Coast debut.

This year's Anime Expo convention will run from July 1 to July 4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In addition, the convention will formally include a preview night a day before on June 30. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross singer and voice actress Mari Iijima will return to the convention this year. Akira Himekawa, the manga creator duo known for their manga adaptations of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda games, is also attending the convention. Musicians ☆Taku Takahashi, TeddyLoid, and Pa's Lam System will perform at the convention's Neon District concert this year. Ali Project, Minori Chihara, GARNiDELiA, and Konomi Suzuki will also perform at Anisong World Matsuri.


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