MELL Live in Concert at A-Kon

A-Kon® 18 is proud to announce MELL live in concert Friday June 1 with opening act, ketchup mania.

MELL is best known for her single Red Fraction which is the opening for the popular anime series Black Lagoon soon to be released in the US. MELL has also performed anime theme songs for Hayate the Combat Butler and Shakugan no Shana. MELL is a very passionate performer and always brings an agressive edge to her digi-core sound. MELL was the first singer signed to I've, a Japanese techno/trance music production group based in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. I've held their first concert on October 15 2005 at Nippon Budokan where MELL opened the show, amazed the crowd and set the tone for a magical event. MELL is working hard to make sure that her first US concert at A-Kon will be an unforgettable event. ketchup mania-2

ketchup mania are HIRO with the one and only cute voice, DAI on guitar who completely admires GINGER of "THE WiLDHEARTS", YOSEI on bass who loves Ichiro from the Seattle Mariners and WANI on drums who totally respects Travis Barker of "BLINK182". ketchup mania formed in Japan in 1999. Their powerful and outstanding performances are well known in Japan as one of the up and coming girl vocal punk rock acts. And now their popularity is spreading here as they just were awarded Best Punk Act of 2007 in the Shojo Beat - 2007 Music Awards. Their new album "URGE" will be released on May 9, 2007 in Japan. Their music is currently available online at

I've and MELL have promised to provide a special show so be sure not to miss MELL at A-Kon®!

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