International Fan Festival Toronto Event in April Hosts SIngers Konomi Suzuki, Megumi Nakajima in Concert
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The International Fan Festival Toronto 2019 event announced on Friday that it will host a concert on April 20 that will feature performances by Konomi Suzuki and Megumi Nakajima. Tickets for the concert for event pass holders cost CAD$20 and tickets for non-pass holders cost CAD$50.
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 has also performed themes for Fuuka and Recovery of an MMO Junkie.
Suzuki debuted at age 15 after winning Animax's fifth All-Japan Anison (anime song) Grand Prix singing contest in 2011. She has since performed songs for Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, No Game, No Life, Dusk maiden of Amnesia, The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, WATAMOTE, Freezing Vibration, Lord Marksman and Vanadis, Absolute Duo, BBK/BRNK, Ange Vierge, and Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor, among others. She made her major voice-acting debut in the Lost Song anime, although she previously had a minor role in Dusk maiden of Amnesia.
The concert will also host TAM / TAMusic & – Akai Ryusei as well as J-pop and Anisong DJ DJ Kazu.
The event will also host voice actress Noriko Shitaya (Fate franchise's Sakura Matō), voice actor Noriaki Sugiyama (Fate franchise's Shirō Emiya, Naruto's Sasuke Uchiha), voice actress Kana Ueda (Fate franchise's Rin Tōsaka), and Ayako Kawasumi (Fate franchise's Saber).
International Fan Festival Toronto (IFF Toronto) is a Japan-focused event hosting its inaugural Canadian event this year from April 19-21 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. IFF Toronto held its first event in Osaka in October.
Sources: Press release, IFF Toronto's website