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C3 AFA Indonesia Announces Musical Guests

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The Anime Festival Asia convention announced its musical guests for its C3 Anime Festival Asia Jakarta event on Sunday. The guests include Ami Wajima, Kishida Kyōdan & The Akeboshi Rockets, Konomi Suzuki, kradness, Luna Haruna, Shiena Nishizawa, and Tomohisa Sako.

Wajima hails from the Hokkaido town of Kutchan. The singer made her professional debut with "Gensō Drive," the opening theme for the spring 2016 anime The Lost Village (Mayoiga). She performed the second ending theme song for P.A. Works' Kuromukuro anime. Wajima performed the second ending theme song for the Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters anime. She also won the top prize in the HoriPro x Pony Canyon Next Generation Anison Singer Audition last year.

Kishida Kyōdan & The Akeboshi Rockets began in 2004 with Kishida Kyōdan, a one-man musician who covered songs from various franchises such as Touhou Project, Key visual novels, and Type-Moon (Fate/stay night, Tsukihime). He released his music in Comiket and dōjin shops. The group made their major debut under Geneon Universal in 2010, when they performed the opening theme song for the Highschool of the Dead anime. The band's members now include Kishida, ichigo, Hayapi, and Micchan, as well as T-tsu as a supporting member on rhythm guitar during concerts. The group have since released six singles and three albums, and performed theme songs for such anime as Strike the Blood, GATE, Alderamin on the Sky, and Strike the Blood II.

Suzuki debuted in 2012 after winning the Animax All-Japan Anisong Grand Prix the previous year. She released her first single "Choir Jail" in April 2012. The single's title song served as the opening theme song for the Dusk maiden of Amnesia television anime. She also performed a minor role as a waitress in the anime. She has since released 12 singles, all of which featured tracks that were used as theme songs for anime. Her 13th single, "Blow out," is slated for release on Wednesday, and the title song is the opening theme song for the Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor anime. She has performed theme songs for such anime as The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, Battle Spirits Saikyō Ginga Ultimate Zero, Freezing Vibration, Fairy Tail, No Game, No Life, Lord Marksman and Vanadis, Absolute Duo, BBK/BRNK, Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-, Ange Vierge, and Chaos;Child.

kradness is an utaite (a term for singers who release cover songs on video sharing websites, typically on Nico Nico Video or Youtube) who debuted in 2011. He is known for his very high voice, as well as extensive autotuning. He has debuted as a model, and has his own "REMERA" fashion brand. He collaborates often with other utaite, composes for the unit Camellia, and serves as the vocalist for Quarks.

Haruna was as a finalist at the 4th Animax Anison Grand Prix in 2011. Her debut single "Sora wa Takaku Kaze wa Utau" in 2012 served as the ending theme song for the second season of Fate/Zero. She has since performed theme songs for Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online II, Monogatari Series Second Season, High School Fleet, and Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend. She also performed the theme song for the Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization video game. She released her first album OVERSKY in August 2013, and released her second album Candy Lips in March 2015. She released her SxW EP mini album on February 22.

Nishizawa debuted in February 2015 with her "Fubuki" single, the title song of which was used as the ending theme song for the Kan Colle television anime. She released her second single, "Brand-new World/Piacere," last November. "Brand-new World" served as the opening theme song for The Asterisk War anime, while "Piacere" served as the ending theme song for Aria the Avvenire. The song "Cross," which appeared in the same single, was the ending theme song for the BAD APPLE WARS PlayStation Vita game. She released her third single "The Asterisk War," in May 2016. The title track served as the opening theme song for The Asterisk War anime's second season, while the coupling track "Brilliant Star" is the theme song for the A.W. : Phoenix Festa game based on the anime. Her fourth and latest single, "Kikan," shipped last November. The title song served as the theme song for the Kantai Collection: KanColle anime film.

Sakō hails from the city of Sapporo in Hokkaido prefecture, and began writing songs after he graduated from high school. In 2009, he began uploading songs online under the handle ShōnenT. He self-published a CD of original songs titled "Promise" under the name "Tomohisa" in 2011. He made his major debut under SME Records with the single "Ai no Kotoba" in 2012, now using his full name. He has since released 12 singles and two albums. He has performed theme songs for such anime as You and Me. Season 2, Blast of Tempest, Meganebu!, Pokémon XY, and Natsume Yūjin-Chō Roku.

The event is one of five in content company Sotsu Co., Ltd. and Singaporean events and marketing agency SOZO Pte Ltd.'s "C3 AFA" joint events that bring together their C3 and Anime Festival Asia events. Aside from Jakarta, Indonesia, the events will also run in Thailand, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

The event will take place at the Royal Paragon Hall at the JIEXPO in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 18 to 20. The music concert will take place over two nights on August 19 and 20.

[Via Kaori Nusantara]

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