Anime NYC to Host JAM Project, Guilty Kiss, TRUE, ZAQ
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The staff of the Anime NYC convention announced on Thursday that the event will host JAM Project, Guilty Kiss, TRUE, and ZAQ as musical performers. They will perform at the convention on November 15 as part of the "Lantis Matsuri" concert series.
JAM Project, which stands for Japan Animation-song Makers, features Hironobu Kageyama (Dragon Ball Z, Sonic X, Saint Seiya, Shin Getter Robo), Masaaki Endoh (Cowboy Bebop, GaoGaiGar: King of Braves, Cybuster), Hiroshi Kitadani (One Piece, Bakuto Sengen Daigunder, Saint Beast), Masami Okui (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Di Gi Charat, Scrapped Princess, Slayers), and Yoshiki Fukuyama (Macross 7, Buso Renkin, Overman King Gainer, Ehrgeiz).
The group has written and performed theme songs for anime including One Punch Man, Garo the Animation, Bakuman, and Super Robot Wars Original Generation - The Animation, among others.
Guilty Kiss is comprised of characters Riko Sakurauchi (Rikako Aida), Yoshiko Tsushima (Aika Kobayashi), and Mari Ohara (Aina Suzuki). The characters are from the Love Live! Sunshine!! anime franchise and both the characters and their real-life counterparts are part of the in-story and real-life Aqours group.
Guilty Kiss' first single "Strawberry Trapper" debuted in June 2016.
TRUE is the stage name of singer Miho Karasawa, who debuted with her first single in 2000. Her major breakthrough came with her second single, "Way to Love," which was used as an insert song in the Love Revolution live-action series. She released eight singles from 2000 to 2004. She wrote lyrics for various artists after that, before debuting again under the stage name TRUE in 2013. Her debut single "Unisonia" under her new name was used as the opening theme song for the Buddy Complex anime. Since then, she has released a total of 11 singles under the name TRUE, and is noted for performing theme songs for such anime as Sound! Euphonium, SukaSuka, Beautiful Bones: Sakurako's Investigation, Comet Lucifer, Maria the Virgin Witch, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. Her latest single, "Blast!," was used as the theme song for the Sound! Euphonium The Movie - Our Promise: A Brand New Day anime film.
ZAQ made her debut writing lyrics in 2012 for character songs for the Future Diary anime series. She made her solo singing debut later that year with the theme song for Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!. She has also performed theme songs for such anime as Concrete Revolutio (both seasons), Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn, Rail Wars!, High School DxD New, Maria the Virgin Witch, and Trinity Seven, among others.
This year's Anime NYC will be held at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan from November 15 to 17. Last year's event had 36,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 15 countries.
Source: Press release