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Singapore's Sakura Matsuri Event Announces Muslcal Guests

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Anime Festival Asia announced the musical guests for its Sakura Matsuri: Anime Garden 2019 event on Wednesday, which includes ASCA, Hachioji-P/Kumonosu, Megumi Nakajima, Ayaka Ōhashi, and ReoNa.

ASCA previously performed the second ending theme song for the Fate/Apocrypha anime, and the second opening and first ending theme song for the Record of Grancrest War anime. ASCA most recently performed the second opening theme song for the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime.

Hachioji-P is a producer and composer, primarily of Vocaloid music, and also works as a DJ. He has previously collaborated with kz of Livetune, Mayu Watanabe of AKB48, Shōko Nakagawa, and Aya Hirano. He composed the ending theme song "Territory" for the Yuri Kuma Arashi anime.

Nakajima is best known for her breakout role of Ranka Lee after winning a nationwide singing and acting audition for the Macross Frontier anime. She also performed the theme songs for both seasons of Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne and voiced the character Grania. She played the part of Altene "Lene" in the series Busou Shinki. Nakajima also sang and acted in Basquash!, Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth - The Animation, Kämpfer, Kobato., and Tamayura. She was tapped to lend her singing voice to the Vocaloid GUMI, the mascot character for Megpoid's singing synthesizer. She put her musical career on hiatus in March 2014, and returned in December 2016, performing the opening theme song for the Fuuka anime, and has since then also performed the opening theme song for the Recovery of an MMO Junkie, Sunohara-Sō no Kanrinin-san, and Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō anime.

Ohashi is a singer and voice actress who debuted with her first major voice acting role as Fleur Blanc in EUREKA SEVEN AO in 2012. Her other roles since then include Ran Shibuki in Aikatsu!, Saaya Yamabuki in BanG Dream! (a role for which she sings and plays drums in live concerts as her character), Aki Adagaki in Masamune-kun's Revenge, and Uzuki Shimamura in The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls. She has performed theme songs for such anime as Comet Lucifer, Knight's & Magic, and Magical Girl Ore.

ReoNa previously performed the ending theme song for the Happy Sugar Life anime, and also performed several insert songs for the Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online anime under the name "Kanzaki Elsa starring ReoNa." She recently performed the second ending song for the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime.

The event will take place at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore on March 30 and 31.

Source: Anime Festival Asia's Facebook page

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