Japan's 24-Hour 1,000 Anime Song Medley on March 21-22 to be Webcast Live
SHINJUKU, JAPAN - March 20, 2010 - Japan's ultimate event for anime otaku is doing it again--and you can join in!
Just a week after its U.S. debut at All-Con in Dallas, Texas, the 24-Hour 1,000 Anime Song Medley will be held at Shinjuku's famed otaku-friendly live house, LOFT/PLUS ONE, on March 21-22. Now in its 16th year, the marathon Medley is a nonstop show of anime and tokusatsu titles, scenes, and rarities, collected and presented by the deeply knowledgeable--and very funny!--Otakuzake duo of indy filmmaker and author Keisaku Kimura (whose new book "Anison Baka Ichidai" ["An Anime Song-Crazy Lifetime"] comes out in Japan April 5) and manga artist Kazushi Hinoki.
This year's edition will include live performances by a trio of legendary anime theme song singers: Isao Taira ("Ideon," "Brygar," "Tryder G-7," "Daioja"), MIQ ("Dunbine," "L-Gaim," "Gundam 0083"), and, just announced, Masayuki Yamamoto, whose anime song-writing credits number in the hundreds (nearly every song in the various J9- and "Time Bokan"-related series, as well as "Acrobunch," "Gold Lightan," "UFO Robo Dai Apollon," and much more).
The "Fanboy Booze Brothers" of Otakuzake respectfully invite all of their new friends who had a blast at All-Con, as well as anime song fans all over the world, to join in (see and hear, sing along, make comments) using the same Ustream service that their Japanese fans used to watch the U.S. edition of the Medley marathon:
The 24-hour show starts March 21 at 6:30pm Japan Standard Time (Greenwich Mean Time + 9). Tune in for one of the greatest experiences of an anime-lovin' lifetime!
24-Hour 1,000 Anime Song Medley, March 21-22
Worldwide live webcast on Ustream