C3 AFA Singapore Hosts nano, Suzuko Mimori, YURiKA
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Anime Festival Asia convention announced on Tuesday that it will host nano, Suzuko Mimori, and YURiKA as musical guests.
Nano was born in New York, and is a bilingual singer and musician. Nano has released eight singles and three albums since debuting in 2012. Nano's debut album, nanoir, ranked #10 on the Oricon weekly album charts. The singer's third album, Rock On, ranked #6 on the Oricon weekly album charts in its first week in January 2015. Nano has performed theme songs for such anime as Phi-Brain - Puzzle of God: The Orpheus Order, Btooom!, Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Magical Warfare, M3 the dark metal, Aria the Scarlet Ammo Double A, Magical Girl Raising Project, and most recently, the currently-airing Conception.
Mimori made her major voice acting debut in the Bushiroad franchise Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, where she voiced the character Sherlock Shellingford. The franchise's first anime debuted in 2010, and she has voiced the character in all installments since then. Alongside her fellow voice actresses Sora Tokui, Mikoi Sasaki, and Izumi Kitta, the group formed the Milky Holmes voice actress and singing unit. The group will hold their final concert in February. Mimori is also notable for voicing the character Umi Sonoda in the Love Live! School idol project franchise. Like Milky Holmes, the voice actresses of the project also came together to form the group μ's (pronounced Muse). Most recently, she plays the character Hikari Kagura in another Bushiroad franchise, Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight. The franchise consists of both stage musicals and an anime, with the stage actors (including Mimori) reprising their roles in the anime. The anime premiered in July.
YURiKA was sixth place in NTV's Kashou-Ou singing competition in 2014, and also won NHK's "Anisong no Nodo Jiman G" competition in the same year. She won the same competition again in 2016. She auditioned for Toho Entertainment in 2016 and the label signed her in the same year. Her major debut single, "Shiny Ray," debuted in February 2017, and served as the first opening theme song for the Little Witch Academia anime. Her second single, "Mind Conductor," served as the second opening for the same anime. Her third single, "Kyōmen no Nami," served as the opening song for the Land of the Lustrous anime. Her fourth and latest single, "Futari no Hane," debuted on August 15, and served as the opening song for the Hanebad! anime.
The Singapore event will take place from November 30 to December 2. Previously revealed musical guests include May'n, EARPHONES, Erii Yamazaki, GARNiDELiA, angela, Shiena Nishizawa, SPYAIR, Tielle&Gemie, TrySail, Kishida Kyōdan & The Akeboshi Rockets, and Real Akiba Boyz.
Last year, Sozo partnered with Japanese content company Sotsu Co., Ltd. to bring together the Sozo's Anime Festival Asia and Sotsu's C3 brand and events, holding events in Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Source: AFA Facebook page