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
04. SPYAIR
05. Steve Conte
06. L'Arc~en~Ciel
07. Porno Graffitti
08. ALI PROJECT
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:

http://www.geekapella.com/


https://www.facebook.com/geekapella/


https://twitter.com/geekapella?lang=en


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:


http://www.noisecomplaintlive.com/


https://www.facebook.com/noisecomplaintlive/


http://noisecomplaintlive.tumblr.com/


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.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(band)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bump_of_Chicken

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granrodeo

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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.

https://myanimelist.net/people/81/Nana_Mizuki

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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!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Younha

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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

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takanor ... 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.

The dream: ANISONG WORLD MATSURI at AB
It's been done at Anime Expo 2016 http://www.anime-expo.org/anisong-world ... expo-2016/
and returning at AX 2017. http://www.anime-expo.org/anisong-world ... expo-2017/
Also happening at Otacon 2017 https://www.otakon.com/concerts/anisong/

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.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalafina
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1bXu0XZDlU- To the Beginning from Fate/Stay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRHvd7sVEVU - 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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aimer
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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aimer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijzVtaorzZU - Brave Shine - Fate/Stay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAbzg4JSwM4 - Last Stardust - Unlimited Blade Works
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iQlHqqNvfE - ninelie - Kanbaneri
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DrTYbXBbIk - 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,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Kung-Fu_Generation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGjtrWhvAhA - Rewrite - FMA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO4Mv0dBIKA - 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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Arc-en-Ciel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxGKK4gHOKY - Ready Steady Go - FMA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh_AoHn ... tJaGgWzXyA - Link - FMA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LYPTKKi2pw Lost Heaven - FMA

5. Linked Horizen - Cant you even imagine the crowds?! Season 2 SnK just ended and Season 3 SnK is coming up.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Horizon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC8n76OnH5U Guren no Yumiga - Shingeki no Kyojin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvrqrDvH7Cw 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.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uverworld
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyzBQ-z1SG8 - D technolife - Bleach, honestly just hearing this song would be worth it personally and I don't even watch Bleach.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LQSxh9kumo - CHANCE! - Bleach
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D53mmvsNXXA- 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
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki_Kajiura
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt6C5GBt9-o SAO OST

8. FLOW- Honestly, should be higher ranked due to universally, being loved. Would draw amazing crowds.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(band)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rDhdK0itbQ "COLORS" - Code Geass
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1wLVB8_7IY World End - Code Geass
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQp_MgfwBDE Kaze no Uta -Tales of Zestiria X
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcFLHP0mWdo Cover of Guren no Yumiya, would be fun to hear.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph7Lx0K8_AU - Go - Naruto

9. Konomi Suzuki - Should also be ranked higher. AMAZING songs, would draw large crowds.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konomi_Suzuki
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQulCltPdRY Redo - Re:Zero
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaksNlN ... -64hg-TZUZ No Game No Life OP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOVQh5x ... -64hg-TZUZ There is a Reason - NGNL

10. Ling Tosite Sigure - They have this sound that sounds like someone crying.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ling_Tosite_Sigure
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XIIsC4YRQM - Unravel - Tokyo Ghoul
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rer7KjQ ... jQG3CU#t=1 -Abnormalize - Tokyo Ghoul

11. Utada Hikaru - KH3 is coming out soon.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utada_Hikaru
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWoJLdXJt0E - Passion - Kingdom Hearts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5rIpOmuD7U - 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.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Range
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8L7YvPEJj4 - Asterick - Bleach
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUjMbj7N81E O2 - Code Geass

13. Radwimps - Popular in Japan, OST for the hit movie Your Name.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radwimps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2GujJZfXpg - Nandemonaiya -Your Name

14. Eir Aoi- Taps into the SAO fanbase, also popular recently.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eir_Aoi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTCESSzPZSw - Ignite - SAO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jXRdzr5RR4- - songs from Fate/Zero, Aldnoah Zero, Arslan


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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.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nana_Kitade
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CjxeAV ... T-K3OHsEuY - Kesani Tsumi - FMA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpiyqkyqzT4 Antoinette Blue -DGM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYXftk1tJzw Moonlight Densetsu - Sailor Moon

16. Abingdon Boys School - just a suggestion
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abingdon_Boys_School
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgvXxQoG2gs - Innocent Sorrow -DGM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jekkWf1 ... Pc&index=3 - Strength - Soul Eater
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFzij7Zkcl8 Howling - Darker Than Black

17. Yui - Famous for FMA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yui_(singer)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD4aTyVTvz8 - Again - FMA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIn3N6XoPWc - Rolling Star - Bleach

18.. Supercell - Would draw large crowds
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercell_(band)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmh3mNvgJBs -My Dearest- Guilty Crown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KkLuRFtuCc - Utakata Hanabi - Naruto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLPs_w-FepA -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.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Ok_Rock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh9yZWeTmVM - The Beginning

20. Nami Tamaki - Also just a suggestion
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nami_Tamaki
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VxVLPhvimE Brightdown - DGM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqTWNG8sS-k - Sanctuary - Gundam SEED

21. Do As Infinity- Great band, but not likely to draw crazy crowds as suggestions above, so ranked lower.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_As_Infinity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIoDWTF0qSo - Fukai Mori - Inyuysaha

22. Porno Graffitti -Just a suggestion
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porno_Graffitti
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SY16YbteM0 Melissa - FMA

23.. Jam Project - Just a suggestion
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JAM_Project
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QImBolnTVH8 The Hero!! - One Punch

24.Home Made Kazoku - Bleach fanbase would love it
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_Made_Kazoku
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvYuf4r-8xk Thank you!! - Bleach
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9cT5EAEGyk- Shooting Star - Bleach

25. Yui Makino - Love her gentle voice, but no one would really know these songs, so dead last.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yui_Makino
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsye3aH2FBs -Amrita -Tsubasa Chronicle Reservoir
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KSjhzxKUAo -Jasmine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRpxZmI0hSM - Fuwa Fuwa

Non-vocal:
Aminenz :D he's an anisong piano player on youtube
https://animenz.wordpress.com/about-2/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRQbVNzmCK0 Piano Cover This Game No Life OP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEQf5lcnj_o Piano Cover of Unravel - Tokyo Ghoul OP


LiSA Live + Kalafina is a dream of mine : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7LUGzWq-l8

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Re: Musical Guest Suggestions for Anime Boston 2018

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

1. Kenshi Yonezu (or Hachi if you're going by Vocaloid fans) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenshi_Yonezu
2. Kalafina https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalafina
3. DAOKO https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REOL_(group)

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