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Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 has announced its first round of performers for the special concert event coming this June 30 and July 1, 2017, to the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Two performers will be announced each day this week, for a total of ten amazing anisong artists at this year’s event. The first set of performers revealed on April 24 includes ALI PROJECT (Rozen Maiden, CODE GEASS Lelouch of the Rebellion) and Minori Chihara (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Beyond the Boundary, Sound! Euphonium).

Ticket details for Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 are now available!
http://www.anime-expo.org/anisong-world-matsuri-anime-expo-2017-ticket-details/

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ALI PROJECT is Arika Takarano (lyrics and vocals) and Mikiya Katakura (composer and arranger). Since 1992, the pair has charmed audiences with their unique melodies, poetic lyrics and strong visuals. They have performed many anime theme songs such as “Seishoujo Ryouiki” for Rozen Maiden and “Yuukyou Seishunka” for CODE GEASS Lelouch of the Rebellion. ALI PROJECT is a one of a kind duo who takes control of all aspects of their performance, including visual arts, design, costumes, and stage design, in addition to the music. ALI PROJECT will release their 25th Anniversary Best album in June.

Official Website: http://aliproject.jp

iTunes US: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ali-project/id75163978

Minori Chihara

Minori Chihara is a voice actress who has performed roles in various popular anime series such as Yuki Nagato from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Mitsuki Nase from Beyond the Boundary, and Kaori Nakaseto from Sound! Euphonium. She is also a singer who has successfully performed at huge venues such as Nippon Budokan and Saitama Super Arena. She is a singer who can represent the anisong industry while also being a voice actress. Her signature songs include but are not limited to: “Paradise Lost,” “TERMINATED,” “ZONE//ALONE,” and “Kyokai no Kanata.”

Official Website: http://chiharaminori.net
Official Blog: http://minori-smiledays.jugem.jp
Official Twitter: @minorin_staff
iTunes US: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/minori-chihara/id266646590

About SPJA

SPJA is a non-profit organization dedicated to popularize and educate the American public about Japanese entertainment and pop culture, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. For more information, please visit www.spja.org.

About Anime Expo

Anime Expo (AX) brings together fans and industry from Japan, the US, and all over the world for the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America. Taking place every year since 1992, Anime Expo features the best in Japanese entertainment, music, fashion, and video games. For more information, visit www.anime-expo.org.

About Anisong World Matsuri

Through the direction of 6 Japanese companies, Anisong World Matsuri LA 2017 is an Animation/ANISONG event that will take place on June 30th and July 1st jointly with ANIME EXPO 2017. By actualizing an event through the collective efforts of Japanese companies that focus on Animation-related contents, the event aims to transmit Japan’s Animation/ANISONG culture, and to maximize its value throughout the world.