Musical Guest Suggestions for Anime Boston 2018

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Musical Guest Suggestions for Anime Boston 2018

Post by Chairman Miaow » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:25 pm

This thread is for Musical Guest Suggestions Only.
To request a Non-Musical, Non-Japanese Guest, please go to this thread.
To request a Non-Musical, Japanese Guest, please go to this thread.

If you have someone you'd like to see as a Musical Guest at Anime Boston 2018, please use this thread to make your suggestion.

Here's some guidelines to keep in mind:

When suggesting a musical guest, please give us their name and not just what they've worked on. Linking to their Wikipedia, Anime News Network, or Facebook page is a big help as are samples of their work on Youtube or Vimeo.

Keep in mind that even though someone may make a great musical guest, there are a number of factors that go into the Guest of Honor selection process including - but not limited to - availability, scheduling conflicts, travel expenses, and logistics.

This is a suggestion thread, not a nomination or voting process; posts seconding and agreeing with suggestions may be removed to keep the thread focused on the suggestions themselves.

No matter how enthusiastic you are, do not ask someone if they'd be interested in attending Anime Boston as a Guest. Sometimes when a potential guest is contacted by fans about attending Anime Boston it can be misinterpreted it as an official invitation from the convention itself. This can lead to confusion, mixed signals, and disappointment for everyone. These situations can actually backfire and hurt the convention's chances to have a guest attend.

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Post by kibakesticles » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:55 am

01. NICO Touches the Walls
02. Aya Hirano
03. Shoko Nakagawa
05. Steve Conte
06. L'Arc~en~Ciel
07. Porno Graffitti
09. Crystal Kay
10. Megumi Hayashibara

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Post by Kusuguru Usagi » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:34 am

I have a couple of musical guest suggestions for you. :) :) I saw both these groups perform at Anime Festival Orlando back in June, and they are both LOTS of fun to see.

First up is Geekapella, they are a nerdy a capella group. Here are links to their website, FaceBook, and Twitter pages:

One thing they did during their performance that was REALLY cool was, after learning of Adam West's passing, they sang a song in his memory. It's on their FB Page.

The other one is Noise Complaint. They are a cosplay tap dance group. Here are links to their website, FaceBook, & Tumblr pages:

In fact, when I saw Noise Complaint, at one point I, along with several other people in the audience, got brought up to join in and dance with them during Taylor Swift's song "Shake It Off". SO much fun!!

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Post by PockyBebop » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:06 pm

1. MYTH & ROID [Electropop / Art Pop] (OPs for Overlord, Saga of Tanya the Evil, EDs for Re:Zero) -> Twitter, Official Website

> Sample tracks: "STYX HELIX", "TRAGEDY:ETERNITY", "L.L.L."

2. Susumu Hirasawa [Avant-Pop / Experimental / Electronic] (OSTs for Millennium Actress, Berserk (1997), Paprika; OPs and insert songs for Paranoia Agent, Berserk (2016)) -> Twitter, Official Website

> Sample tracks: "Dream Island Obsessional Park", "TOWN-0 PHASE-5 (Live)", "The Girl in Byakkoya (Live)"

3. KOKIA [Chamber Pop / J-Pop] (Theme song composer for Origin: Spirits of the Past; OPs for Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom and Gunslinger Girl II: il Teatro; Insert Songs for the Ar Tonelico game series) -> JVC Label Website (Japanese)

> Sample tracks: "Chouwa oto ~with reflection~ (Live), "Into the Light", "Follow the Nightingale"

4. Akiko Shikata [Dream Folk / Neoclassical] (OP for Umineko no Naku Koro ni; EDs for Akatsuki no Yona and Tales of Symphonia the OVA) -> Twitter

> Sample tracks: "Umineko no Naku Koro ni", "Utau Oka ~EXEC_HARVESTASYA~", "Gensourin"

5. supercell [J-Rock] (ED for Bakemonogatari) -> Twitter (Run by ryo)

> Sample tracks: "Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari", "Sayonara Memories", "World is Mine (feat. Hatsune Miku)"
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Post by Pint_Sized25 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:20 pm

FLOW! Please! They would be perfect! They do so many anime openings and such!
Bump of Chicken or Granrodeo would be awesome as well.

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Post by Dostovei Illuminas » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:36 pm

Would love to see Nami Tamaki again, been over 10 years since she last came to the US but I believe she's still active. Sang opening songs for Gundam SEED and D.Gray Man and is just all around awesome.

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Post by Spiritoffire » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:04 pm

I would love to see Nana Mizuki maybe bring some interests to the dark horse of anime Senki Zesshou Symphogear which I'm sad is so underrated in the west. She has a amazing cast of characters she's been over the years including but not limited to the animes Dog Days, Fullmetal Alchemist, Ichigo 100%, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha, and Senki Zesshou Symphogear.

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Post by Mkhwaja » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:09 pm

I recently went to Japan and saw the Sony music concert, biggest rock group was flow and the biggest idol group was TrySail, either one of those would get a good crowd

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Post by MrowrMix » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:05 pm

I'd like to suggest Oldcodex!

And I'm still hoping Younha will be considered! She's active in both the South Korean and Japanese markets and her songs have been used in anime, like Houkiboushi in Bleach.

EDIT: Adding Sekai no Owari to my suggestions because I just discovered them! Loving their single "Anti-Hero"!
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Post by WigglyOwl » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:13 pm

T.M. Revolution
I'm pretty sure everyone has heard something by him ... Revolution
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Post by Chloesong » Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:57 pm

Hi! Some of the suggestions I liked above weren't linked with samples, so I hope this post won't be removed since I am supplying the missing links to the suggestions.

It's been done at Anime Expo 2016 ... expo-2016/
and returning at AX 2017. ... expo-2017/
Also happening at Otacon 2017

If Matsuri is not possible, some suggestions are ordered and ranked by my bias first, then perceived popularity.
1. Kalafina - FIRST TOP PICK. PERIOD. Famous for being amazing live. Really unique sound, formed by Yuki Kaijura. Really atmospheric group that makes songs like the last boss battle is approaching or songs that make you cry because its so beautiful. People say it's a life experience attending a live. I think also they would be great, because a lot of people who attend AB might not be fluent in Japanese, but Kalafina has a sound that can just be universally FELT without even understanding the words. To the Beginning from Fate/Stay - Magisa - from Madoka. Lol at how epic/theatrical their entrance is to the concert.

2. Aimer would be amazing!!!!!!!! I think a lot of people would attend even to just attend the concert. Aimer has strong, moving, poignant, and emotional vocals with epic sound.
She is a little notoriously worse live than on CD (compared to LiSA and Kalafina who are both famous for rocking live) but I think she would still be a great guest. - Brave Shine - Fate/Stay - Last Stardust - Unlimited Blade Works - ninelie - Kanbaneri - Stars in the rain

3. Can Lisa come back? lol. I would love to hear Kataomoi and her newer songs live.

4. Asian Kungfu Generation - So epic. Another crowd pleaser. Known for AWESOME lives. Known for FMA, Naruto, - Rewrite - FMA - Haruka Kanata - Naruto

4. L'Arc~en~Ciel - Another group that's AMAZING at creating a performance. Honestly on my bucketlist to hear them sing live one day. Taps in to the huge FMA fanbase, so would be insanely popular. I also bet people would come to AB even just for the concert. Epic jrock bank. - Ready Steady Go - FMA ... tJaGgWzXyA - Link - FMA Lost Heaven - FMA

5. Linked Horizen - Cant you even imagine the crowds?! Season 2 SnK just ended and Season 3 SnK is coming up. Guren no Yumiga - Shingeki no Kyojin Shinzou wo sasageyo - Shingeki no Kyojin

6. Uverworld - Legendary group. Another group that would draw crowds with their name. Taps in to the Bleach fanbase as well as many many many others. - D technolife - Bleach, honestly just hearing this song would be worth it personally and I don't even watch Bleach. - CHANCE! - Bleach Gekidou -DGM

7. Yuki Kaijura + Fiction Junction - The most epic composer and her music. Worked on Madoka, SAO, Pandora Hearts, .Hack//Sign, TRC, Fate/Stay SAO OST

8. FLOW- Honestly, should be higher ranked due to universally, being loved. Would draw amazing crowds. "COLORS" - Code Geass World End - Code Geass Kaze no Uta -Tales of Zestiria X Cover of Guren no Yumiya, would be fun to hear. - Go - Naruto

9. Konomi Suzuki - Should also be ranked higher. AMAZING songs, would draw large crowds. Redo - Re:Zero ... -64hg-TZUZ No Game No Life OP ... -64hg-TZUZ There is a Reason - NGNL

10. Ling Tosite Sigure - They have this sound that sounds like someone crying. - Unravel - Tokyo Ghoul ... jQG3CU#t=1 -Abnormalize - Tokyo Ghoul

11. Utada Hikaru - KH3 is coming out soon. - Passion - Kingdom Hearts - Simple and Clean

12. Orange Range - Also very popular, Bleach which also finally ended recently, so for nostalgia sake, it would be popular. Code Geass R3 will have been out by then so there's that fanbase too. - Asterick - Bleach O2 - Code Geass

13. Radwimps - Popular in Japan, OST for the hit movie Your Name. - Nandemonaiya -Your Name

14. Eir Aoi- Taps into the SAO fanbase, also popular recently. - Ignite - SAO - songs from Fate/Zero, Aldnoah Zero, Arslan

Second tier- if none of the above are available,
15. Nana Kitade - she hasn't been as popular lately, but I'm sure Sailor Moon fans would like her. ... T-K3OHsEuY - Kesani Tsumi - FMA Antoinette Blue -DGM Moonlight Densetsu - Sailor Moon

16. Abingdon Boys School - just a suggestion - Innocent Sorrow -DGM ... Pc&index=3 - Strength - Soul Eater Howling - Darker Than Black

17. Yui - Famous for FMA - Again - FMA - Rolling Star - Bleach

18.. Supercell - Would draw large crowds -My Dearest- Guilty Crown - Utakata Hanabi - Naruto -Kimino Shiranai Monogatari - Bakemonogatari

19. Ok One Rock - Popular in Japan. Great sound. Some of the lyrics are in English and the general sound is very very like anisongs. Love them. - The Beginning

20. Nami Tamaki - Also just a suggestion Brightdown - DGM - Sanctuary - Gundam SEED

21. Do As Infinity- Great band, but not likely to draw crazy crowds as suggestions above, so ranked lower. - Fukai Mori - Inyuysaha

22. Porno Graffitti -Just a suggestion Melissa - FMA

23.. Jam Project - Just a suggestion The Hero!! - One Punch

24.Home Made Kazoku - Bleach fanbase would love it Thank you!! - Bleach Shooting Star - Bleach

25. Yui Makino - Love her gentle voice, but no one would really know these songs, so dead last. -Amrita -Tsubasa Chronicle Reservoir -Jasmine - Fuwa Fuwa

Aminenz :D he's an anisong piano player on youtube Piano Cover This Game No Life OP Piano Cover of Unravel - Tokyo Ghoul OP

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Post by soulshipping » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:00 pm

1. Kenshi Yonezu (or Hachi if you're going by Vocaloid fans)
2. Kalafina
3. DAOKO (hey, apparently she was with Teddyloid at AWA!)

I would have suggested REOL (a band combining utaite Reol, Giga-P and Okiku), but they broke up recently. Wouldn't mind either Reol or Giga-P coming separately, however.

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Post by frostedlil » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:53 pm

I would love to see oldcodex!!
They perform the Free! openings here's some of their work for reference.

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Post by Mylesexcellent » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:37 am

Good lists. All good lists.

I think we should look into Anisong World Matsuri, and keep them in mind. I just saw them at Otakon and was
quite impressed. Here are my otherwise suggestions:

My first pick would also be TM Revolution
Nami Tamaki
Gacharic Spin
If we're ready for vocaloids, Marcross Delta
Genki Rockets
Nana Kitade

I think we wanna aim for an atmosphere within our Space Theme, so that's my list.
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Post by Mylesexcellent » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:30 pm

I've also heard of Kishida Kyoudan and the Akeboshi Rockets. They did the openings to GATE and Highschool of the Dead.

Then there's DOLL$BOXX. ... 6180599808

They've been pushing to come to the US for a while now.
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Post by Bloodfire00 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:17 pm

Konomi Suzuki would be the perfect musical guest. She has about 20 songs that have been used for either openings or endings of different shows. She also has voiced a character.

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Post by Aceskoby » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:00 am

Please PLEASE invite AmaLee, she's an incredibly talented YouTube anime musician, she translates TONS of songs and then sing them herself. She's very popular and she never gets invited up to our coast, this would be an awesome opportunity to have her come our way! ... IVPxkym7IA

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