Musical Guest Suggestions for Anime Boston 2019

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Musical Guest Suggestions for Anime Boston 2019

Post by Chairman Miaow » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:39 am

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 2019, 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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Re: Musical Guest Suggestions for Anime Boston 2019

Post by VanillaBunny » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:18 pm

Oh man I've been excited for this thread, I've got a few suggestions in mind!

1st: Asian Kung-Fu Generation. We had FLOW last year, so why not Asain Kung-Fu Generation? They'd be a dream to see and almost everyone who's into anime has either heard of them or knows at least one song they've played!
2nd: AKB48. This is probably gonna be a stretch but I ADORE AKB48. If you're into idols they're a big deal in Japan, even having their own anime!
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Note: Days may change as we get closer to the con!

Friday:
Rin (Vocaloid ~ Magnet version) ~ Friday morning
Korra (Book 4 version) ~ Friday night
Tsuyu Asui(Pajama version) ~ BNHA PJ meet up

Saturday:
Izuku Midoriya (BNHA) ~ Gym uniform
Lance Mc'clain (Voltron) ~ dance outfit/PJ's

Sunday:
Tsuyu Asui (BNHA) ~ Gym uniform ~ All day

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Re: Musical Guest Suggestions for Anime Boston 2019

Post by ANamelessGhuleh » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:07 am

I have a list of musicians that I think would be a good fit for Anime Boston!

1st: LM.C. Fans of Katekyo Hitman Reborn! might know them as the band that provided the intro songs 'Boys and Girls' and '88'.

sample PV of their newest song 'ChainDreamers' off their album Future Sensation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5B7sMIg_O4

My personal favorite (as well as a favorite song from tons of other fans) pv 'Super Duper Galaxy':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5B7sMIg_O4

2nd: Acme. This is a newer band that is releasing their first album on 8/8/18. I've linked the PV to their title track 'Zesshou Ouka'.

Zesshou Ouka: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5aCkJ5v7qE

3rd: sleepyhead. This is Takeru's solo project since SuG's disbandment. SuG was known for also doing a song for Reborn! called 'Gr8 Story'. Below is his pv for 'Meitei' off the album 'Dripping'

Meitei: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsoqB8_TcBE

4th: Vivarush. A newer band that is full of high energy performances and really trying to connect with their overseas fans! Below is the pv for their most recent song, 'Gang March', complete with English translation captions!

Gang March: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwSThkgpTzI

5th: Chiyu. Fans of SuG might be interested in knowing that Chiyu is also doing his own solo stuff and below is his pv for a song off his Seven Deadly Sins first full album!

無限の風: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LAxIVSHPg0

These are just some bands I'd love to see performing at Anime Boston because they are all fun bands who give their all for the live shows. Definitely some talented musicians to check out for those who might be looking for new bands to listen to and support!

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Re: Musical Guest Suggestions for Anime Boston 2019

Post by shadowXsora » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:47 pm

LM.C
I would like first and foremost to present LM.C. They are hands down my favorite band, Japanese or otherwise. In the past they've done quite a few anisongs, and they remain a pretty active band... with a strong desire to come overseas!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LM.Cofficial/
Myanimelist page: https://myanimelist.net/people/6320/LMC

88 (OP of Katekyo Hitman Reborn): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jis5z99Z3OE
Boys & Girls (OP of Katekyo Hitman Reborn): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4V7TMw3fgg
Hoshi no Arika (OP of Nurarihyon no Mago season 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDSvpctqlUY
The Love Song (OP of Nurarihyon no Mago season 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AH3aa67KKs
Punky Heart [not an anisong but a standout fan favorite]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUucLEOsAO8

Granrodeo
A favorite of sports anime watchers everywhere, this band is great and it would be a pleasure to see them perform live. The vocalist is also a voice actor who has been in some big anime (including roles like Jean from Attack on Titan, Himuro Tatsuya from Kuroko no Basuke, Natsuki from Uta no Prince-sama, and Chuuya from Bungou Stray Dogs)! Their anisongs catalog is quite extensive at this point but I've linked a couple of my personal favorites :)

Myanimelist page: https://myanimelist.net/people/8917/GRANRODEO

Trash Candy (OP of Bungou Stray Dogs): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRzQETjmIEc
Punky Funky Love (OP of Kuroko no Basuke season 3): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nrqgFkSw-M

The Oral Cigarettes
I found them through watching Noragami, and more recently I've looked into them farther and I really enjoy them. Their music is very energetic and makes me want to dance!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheOralCigarettes/
Myanimelist page: https://myanimelist.net/people/39362/TH ... CIGARETTES

Kyouran Hey Kids!! (OP of Noragami Aragoto): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-o8pTi6vd8

Uverworld
There's a good chance if someone has been watching anime for any decent amount of time or has watched a popular anime they have heard an Uverworld song. There are a lot of high quality songs in their catalog so I think they would be worth looking into!

Myanimelist page: https://myanimelist.net/people/6608/UVERworld

Gekidou (OP of D.Gray-man): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7EBCFQzAQo
D-Tecnolife (OP of Bleach): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-u3fkgZkO0
Odd Future (OP of Boku no Hero Academia season 3) [I couldn't find an official upload of this one on youtube but it's a recent release so I wanted to include it on the list!]

SID
Another prolific band when it comes to anisongs. I think they would be a big draw for a con since most people have probably heard at least one of their songs as well.

Myanimelist page: https://myanimelist.net/people/7539/SID

Enamel (OP of Black Butler Book of Circus): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDK02xlB47k
Anniversary (OP of Magi the Kingdom of Magic): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ranZO_u-xOc
Monochrome no Kiss (OP of Black Butler) [again I couldn't find an official upload but this is one of their classic songs so it's worth listing]

To close I would also like to suggest looking into using Fake Star USA as your promoter! From my perspective as a fan of Japanese music they are top tier. They organize great shows and treat the artists right :D

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Re: Musical Guest Suggestions for Anime Boston 2019

Post by lovelyrei » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:56 pm

I just have to submit my all-time favorite original idol group to the thread!!

Name: Stellure Idols

Stellure Idols is a nine-member Northeast-based American original idol group!! They write their own songs, design and create their own costumes, choreograph their own dances, and they're so so so talented and beautiful!! They've done three live performances at the time that I'm submitting this, with a fourth one in a few weeks!

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxhARY ... XTHvadVwgQ
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stellureidols/?hl=en

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Re: Musical Guest Suggestions for Anime Boston 2019

Post by Kayube » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:49 pm

I saw some Nintendo Switch ads around the top floor of the Hynes this past con. Not sure if Nintendo actually has any kind of deal going with AB but if so it might be easier to get...

Off the Hook from Splatoon 2! (see a concert they did at a con in Switzerland here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i9GTp3Mp30) It'd be pretty awesome to have them around here.

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Re: Musical Guest Suggestions for Anime Boston 2019

Post by Kusuguru Usagi » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:09 am

I would like to suggest 2 groups that I saw at Anime Festival Orlando last year, and again at MetroCon this year. :D :D I hope you will bring them to Anime Boston 2019.

They are: Noise Complaint, who are a cosplay tap dance group. Last year they performed dressed in Sailor Moon and Naruto costumes, and this year, one thing they did during one of their performances was a 90's theme.

Here is their website:

https://www.noisecomplaintlive.com/


And their FaceBook page:

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



The other group I'm suggesting is Geekapella, who are an a capella singing group. They sing both original songs and theydo covers of anime theme songs, such as "Through The Night" from "Outlaw Star" and the Pokemon theme song.

Here is their website:

https://geekapella.com/


Their FaceBook page:

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


And their Twitter page:


https://twitter.com/geekapella

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Re: Musical Guest Suggestions for Anime Boston 2019

Post by Luciano » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:20 am

I suggest for a Japanese music group is linked horizon they are the ones who sang the opening for season 1 and 2 of Attack on titan and the ending of season 3

I also suggest sid who sang the black butler openings

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Re: Musical Guest Suggestions for Anime Boston 2019

Post by PockyBebop » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:59 pm

My top choice for this category is Mili, an art rock / progressive rock group that performs music in English, Japanese, Chinese, and a constructed language created by the vocalist / lyricist, momocashew.

Some examples of their work: "Camellia", "Summoning 101", "Mushrooms"

Some other musical guests I'd like to recommend are:

- Denki Groove (Electronic / Dance): "Shangri-La" (ED for Kuchuu Buranko), "Man Human (Devilman Crybaby version)"

- KOKIA (Art Pop / Folk): "Chouwa Oto ~With Reflection~ (OP for Origin: Spirits of the Past), "battle of destiny" (Theme for Dragon Nest)

- Aimer (Pop Rock): "Brave Shine" (from Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2015)), "Kataomoi"

- Kenshi Yonezu (Alternative Rock / Art Rock / Pop Rock): "Peace Sign" (OP2 for My Hero Academia), "Sand Planet"

- Akiko Shikata (Dream Folk): "Utau Oka ~Harmonics FRELIA~ (OP for Ar Tonelico 2), "One-Winged Bird" (OP for Umineko no Naku Koro ni TV)

- BUCK-TICK (Alternative Rock / Hard Rock / Gothic Rock): "Dress" (OP for Trinity Blood), "Kagerou (ED2 for xxxHolic)

- Susumu Hirasawa (Electronic / Art Pop): "Forces" (Insert Song from Berserk 1997), "The Girl in Byakkoya (Theme from Paprika)
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Beatrice (Umineko, AB '11)
Matryoshka!Miku (Vocaloid, AB '12)
James Moriarty (BBC Sherlock, AB '12)
Nano (Nichijou, AB '13)
Thom Yorke (Radiohead, AB '14)
Daiya Higashikata (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, AB '15)
Elizabeth "Lisa Lisa" Joestar (Jojo, AB '16)
Rohan Kishbe (Jojo, AB '17)

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Post by Mirotic » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:03 am

I ask every year for visual kei artist (I believe the last one was Girugamesh way back in 2011...) so here are this year's recommendations!

VISTLIP
Official website: https://vistlip.com/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vistlip
Anime openings/endings: Akatsuki no Yona, Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds and Zexa, Divine Gate, Bakumatsu Rock

A9 (or alicenine)
Official website: http://a9-project.com/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A9_(band)#Discography
Anime openings/endings: Ginyuu Mokushiroku Meine Liebe wieder, Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds

Kra
Official website: http://www.pscompany.co.jp/kra/top.php
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kra_(band)
Anime openings/endings: Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds

Kamijo
Official website: http://chateau-agency.com/kamijo/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamijo_(musician)

And for non-vk artist:

Spyair
Official website: http://www.spyair.net/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyair
Anime openings/endings: Bleach, Gin Tama, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya, Samurai Flamenco, Haikyū!!, Haikyū!! Season 2, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 2

Wakeshima Kanon
Official Website: http://whv-amusic.com/wakeshimakanon/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanon_Wakeshima
Anime openings/endings: Vampire Knight

And just some fun ideas:

Vocaloid (Crypton)
Official Website: https://ec.crypton.co.jp/pages/prod/vocaloid
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crypton_Future_Media

Love Live (Aquors)
Official website: http://www.lovelive-anime.jp/uranohoshi/worldwide/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Live!_Sunshine!!
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Re: Musical Guest Suggestions for Anime Boston 2019

Post by dkracum » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:04 pm

Hello!

My musical guest suggestions for Anime Boston 2019 are as follows:

1. the GazettE
Website: http://the-gazette.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/the-GazettE-Of ... 944526717/

Anime
Title: Black Butler II
Song: "Shiver"

2. Yoshiki
Website: http://www.yoshiki.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YoshikiOfficial/

Anime
Title: Attack on Titan (season 3)
Song: "Red Swan feat. HYDE"

3. L’arc en Ciel / HYDE
Website: https://www.larc-en-ciel.com/en/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LArc.en.Ciel/

Anime
Title: Blood +, DNA^2, Rurouni Kenshin, Fullmetal Alchemist, and more
Song: "Season’s Call", "Blurry Eyes", "The Fourth Avenue Café", "Ready Steady Go", and more

4. Kalafina
Website: http://www.kalafina.jp

Anime
Title: Black Butler, Black Butler II
Songs: "Kagayaku Sora no Shijima ni wa", "Lacrimosa"

Please consider these artists! Thank you!!
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