Anime Boston 2020 Announces its First Japanese Guest

Japanese rock band GIRLFRIEND to appear at the
Northeast's largest anime convention


Boston - Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its first Japanese guest today. Japanese rock band GIRLFRIEND will be appearing at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass, on April 10 through 12, 2020.

GIRLFRIEND is a Japanese rock band made up of members MIREI on vocal & drums, SAKIKA on vocal & guitar, MINA on vocal & bass, and NAGISA on vocal & guitar.

GIRLFRIEND was trained from the same school in Osaka which produced Scandal and SHOTA SHIMIZU. They debuted in 2015 with their first mini album Hello. This was followed by the group's major debut in November 2016 with their first single “15/Hide & Seek.”

GIRLFRIEND went onto produce “Mirailist” for the popular mobile app game Tales of the Rays: Mirage Prison released in February 2018. GIRLFRIEND's first international live performance was at the Asia GAME Festival 2018, performing in front of 50,000 attendees. In 2019 GIRLFRIEND produced the opening for Black Clover with the song “sky & blue.”

“It's very exciting to have GIRLFRIEND appearing at Anime Boston,” said Kristen Leiding, Convention Chair. “Their energy and enthusiasm comes through in their music, and I can't wait to see them perform live.”

They will be going on their first world tour in 2020 with stops in Asia, America, South America and Europe! GIRLFRIEND is excited to perform and meet all their global fans.

You can access the official GIRLFRIEND playlist for digital streaming services at https://GIRLFRIEND.lnk.to/music.

Previously announced guests include Michelle Ruff, Brittney Karbowski, and Maile Flanagan.

About Anime Boston: With over 25,000 attendees in 2019, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2020 is scheduled for Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at http://www.animeboston.com.

About New England Anime Society, Inc.: The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is the parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at http://www.neanime.org.

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