Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 Announces Musical Performers for 3-Day Festival Event


Anisong World Matsuri (AWM) and Anime Expo 2018 (AX) have announced the complete lineup of anisong artists for this year’s live concert series at downtown Los Angeles’s Microsoft Theater. The three-day music festival will be held in conjunction with AX 2018, the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America, held July 4 – July 8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Created in association with BANDAI NAMCO Arts, Inc., Amuse Inc., Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and other leading Japanese entertainment companies, Anisong World Matsuri at AX 2018 will present a powerful collection of fan-favorite performers including Aimer, AKB48 Team 8, THE [email protected] CINDERELLA GIRLS, i☆Ris, Yuki Kajiura, May’n, Shoko Nakagawa, and Sanketsu-girl Sayuri. In addition, school idol group Aqours (Love Live! Sunshine!!) will perform their first-ever full-length solo concert in the United States.

The once-in-a-lifetime selection of music groups and solo performers promises to deliver exciting on-stage collaborations and unforgettable moments for anime music fans.

Anisong World Matsuri at AX 2018 Concert Lineup

Wednesday, July 4 – 6:00pm


LOVELIVE! SUNSHINE!! Aqours World Love Live! in LA ~Beyond the Pacific~

Aqours (full-length concert event)

Friday, July 6 – 7:00pm

Japan Super Live

Yuki Kajiura
Sanketsu-girl Sayuri

Saturday, July 7 – 5:30pm

Japan Kawaii Live

AKB48 Team 8
THE [email protected] CINDERELLA GIRLS
Shoko Nakagawa

Ticket prices:

VIP – $150
Orchestra – $85
Loge – $60

VIP Package includes (details subject to change):
• Anisong World Matsuri VIP Badge
• Priority entry to the concert
• VIP Seating (front of the audience)
• Special Goodbye with artists after the concert

Ticket sales dates will be announced soon.

To attend any of the Anisong World Matsuri concert events, AX attendees will need to present both a valid AX badge and a concert ticket. All one-day and pre-show badge holders will also be able to purchase tickets to attend the AWM concert events on July 4, 6, and 7.

Artist information and concert updates can be found at Anime Expo’s website:

Anime Expo 2018 will run from July 4 through July 8, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. To purchase badges for Anime Expo, please visit

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

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

About Anisong World Matsuri

Anisong World Matsuri is an event made possible 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 by delivering Japan’s anisong concerts worldwide in the highest quality. Anisong World Matsuri has delivered anisong to fans in Washington D.C., Shanghai, and returns to Anime Expo 2018 for its third consecutive year.

2016’s AWM featured “Japan Super Live,” a four-hour long, festival-type live event featuring eight popular ANISONG artists such as JAM Project, T.M.Revolution, and sphere, “Japan Band Battle” featuring FLOW and OLDCODEX, and special events focused on Love Live! Sunshine!! and One Punch Man.

In 2017, AWM presented a total of eleven acts across two days of performances. “Japan Super Live” included ALI PROJECT, angela, Mashiro Ayano, Minori Chihara, GARNiDELiA, and Konomi Suzuki; “Japan Kawaii Live” featured Aqours, JUNNA & Minori Suzuki from Walküre, THE [email protected] CINDERELLA GIRLS, and Wake Up, Girls!

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