New iTunes releases from JAM Project and YOUSEI TEIKOKU - Anisong stars prep American fans for Las Vegas concert [PR]
January 5, 2015 – In preparation for this month’s live concert in Las Vegas, Japanese animation song ("anisong") stars JAM Project have released two albums on USA iTunes that were previously unavailable overseas.
Best Collection X – X Cures Earth features "Wings of the Legend" (from Playstation 3’s Super Robot Wars 2 Original Generation), "Yume Sketch" (from anime series Bakuman), and "Isshoku Sokuhatsu ~Trigger of Crisis~" (from the GARO ~Yami wo Terasu Mono tokusatsu series).
Also released on iTunes this week is JAM Project’s 2013 album THUMB RISE AGAIN, their third studio album which was recorded in L.A. with over 70 musicians contributing to the recording sessions at L.A.’s famous Capitol Records Studios.
JAM Project on iTunes
Gothic rock band YOUSEI TEIKOKU also joined in this week’s release schedule, putting up fan favorites PAX VESANIA and gothic lolita agitator for sale to American fans.
YOUSEI TEIKOKU on iTunes
A bonus release by the collective "All Lantis" group titled "Starting Style" is also available.
The 2015 ANISONG World Tour – Lantis Festival recently announced virtual singing superstar Hatsune Miku as a special guest to the Las Vegas artist line-up. The festival launches January 16th (Friday) and 17th (Saturday), 2015, at The Joint – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
Lantis Festival at Las Vegas has expanded to a large-scale event with a massive lineup of legendary anime song performers, including JAM Project (Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters GX), YOUSEI TEIKOKU (Future Diary), Sayaka Sasaki (Cardfight!! Vanguard), Faylan (Tokyo ESP), ChouCho (Girls und Panzer), Yoko Ishida (Sailor Moon R), and bamboo (milktub) (Baka and Test).
The 2-day Festival at The Joint – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is the beginning of the world tour celebration marking the Lantis label’s 15th anniversary, featuring seven powerful music artists, many of them making their American performance debut.
The excitement for the event continues to mount, with Lantis recently announcing solo performances by JAM Project members and premiering a YouTube Channel for the event showcasing the superstar lineup of anime song artists.
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Lantis Festival at Las Vegas Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjR6YoI3EYrJXoQlEHt4HfQ
Ticket Link for January 16th: http://www.axs.com/events/256244/anisong-world-tour-lantis-festival-tickets?skin=thejoint
Ticket Link for January 17th: http://www.axs.com/events/256245/anisong-world-tour-lantis-festival-tickets?skin=thejoint
ABOUT LANTIS FESTIVAL AT LAS VEGAS
Lantis, the world’s largest label for anime song artists, presents “ANISONG WORLD TOUR ~ LANTIS FESTIVAL” on January 16 and 17th , 2015 at The Joint – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV. The Lantis Festival brings 7 major artists to spread their Anisong circle to U.S. fans.
The U.S. show will kick off their 6-city world tour as “the circle of Anisong” that connected all of Japan goes overseas to deliver the heat of Anisong throughout the world.
Lantis Festival at Las Vegas is presented in conjunction with Otakon Vegas.
January 16th, 2015 Show time: 7pm to 10pm
January 17th, 2015 Show Time: 2pm to 5pm
The Joint – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
JAM Project // Yoko Ishida // YOUSEI TEIKOKU // ChouCho // Faylan // Sayaka Sasaki // bamboo (milktub) // Special appearance by Hatsune Miku
<About Lantis Festival>
The 2015 ANISONG World Tour Lantis Festival will bring hit anime songs to 6 cities: Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei, and one more city to be announced. The ongoing Lantis Festival covered a total of 9 concerts across 4 cities in Japan, delivering successful performances for many thousands of fans. The Tokyo concerts held on the 13th, 14th and 15th of September had an amazing turnout of 28,000 fans in 3 days.
<About Lantis Records>
Lantis, the premier Japanese record label that represents the largest roster of anime song artists, was established November 26, 1999. To commemorate the 15-year mark of their establishment they held the “Lantis Festival 2014” to bring anime song loving fans in Japan together for a memorable experience.
JAM Project (“Japan Animationsong Makers Project”) is a Japanese anime song super group formed in 2000 that is comprised of five veteran vocalists: Hironobu Kageyama (Dragon Ball Z), Masami Okui (Revolutionary Girl Utena), Yoshiki Fukuyama (Macross 7), Masaaki Endo (The King of Braves GaoGaiGar), and Hiroshi Kitadani (One Piece). They have achieved an extraordinary position in the “Anisong” genre. In 2008, they completed their first world tour called “No Border” in 8 countries and established strong international recognition. After adding a South American tour in 2012, JAM Project continues singing “Anisong” all over the world to represent Japanese culture.
Yoko Ishida’s music career started after she won a contest to become an “Anisong” singer in 1990. Her debut was in 1993 with the song “Otome no Policy,” which is the ending theme song for Sailor Moon R. In 2003, her 1st album “sweets” was released in the U.S. and she performed a U.S. tour called “AFT (Anime Fusion Tour)” in 13 locations in 2005-2006. She is also known as the singer of the theme songs for the Strike Witches series. She has held concerts in 8 countries and will continue performing as an international “Anisong” singer
YOUSEI TEIKOKU http://www.fairithm.com/
YOUSEI TEIKOKU ("Fairy Empire”) is made up of five members: Yui (vocal), Takaha Tachibana (guitar), Nanami (bass), Shiren (lead guitar), and Gight (drums). Their music style is a mix of Techno, Trance, Gothic, Heavy Rock, and Classical. This heavy yet symphonic sound was showcased in the theme songs to Mirai Nikki in 2011. They also performed the ending song for the 2014 anime Tokyo ESP.
In 2008, ChouCho began posting videos of herself singing on Nico Nico Douga, a popular video sharing website in Japan, which led to her major debut single “Kawaru Mirai” for the 2011 anime Heaven’s Memo Pad.
Faylan debuted with “mind as Judgement,” the opening song of the 2009 anime CANAAN. She has been performing theme songs for several anime and video games, such as the “BLAZBLUE” series in 2013 and many more.
Sayaka is the winner of the “3rd All-Japan Anisong Grand Prix” in 2009, out of 6,570 groups in the competition. She debuted with “Seisai no Ripieno,” the second opening song for the 2009 anime The Book of Bantorra. She continues to sing for many anime and video games.
bamboo (milktub) http://milktub.com/
milktub is a music unit consisting of bamboo (vocals) and Ichibanboshi Hikaru (guitar) with the slogan of “fast, silly and stylish.” They performed the theme song of the 2013 anime Uchouten Kazoku.
Hatsune Miku is a singing voice synthesizer featured in over 100,000 songs released worldwide. Popular with millions of international fans, Hatsune Miku means "The First Sound from the Future".
With over 2 million fans on Facebook, over 100,000 released songs, 170,000 uploaded YouTube videos, and 1,000,000 artwork creations, Hatsune Miku has performed sold-out 3D concerts worldwide with performances in L.A., Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo in addition to corporate collaborations with SEGA, Toyota USA, Google and more.
Recent USA appearances include back-to-back large-scale MIKU EXPO events in Los Angeles and New York and a live performance on CBS Network’s The Late Show with David Letterman.
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