Otaquest Live 2019 brings Capsule, m-flo, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to LA

Capsule’s Toshiko Koshijima. Credit: Otaquest Live 2019

Otaquest Live 2019 was held at the Novo in LA Live last week on July 3rd, and it was an experience for fans of the Japanese music scene. It was a great kicker for Anime Expo, which took place during the Fourth of July weekend. The music event was an energetic night filled with all types of Japanese music, whether you’re a fan of Japanese pop, EDM or hip hop. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is a Japanese sensation with catchy songs that are really infectious, Capsule performed their EDM songs that got the crowd jumping, and m-flo pumped up the audience with their lyrics.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Credit: Otaquest Live 2019

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu was one of the highlights during Otaquest Live thanks to her crazy outfit and fun dance choreography along with her backup dancers. She performed her popular hits that got the crowd excited. Capsule played a mix of their old and new songs, and that was sure to please fans who enjoy either the old or new music. M-flo was a sight to see and really knows how to pump up the crowd. The group knows how to interact with the crowd, and it also helps that they’re really fluent in English.

After Otaquest Live 2019, fans had the chance to dance the night away with Otaquest Kick Off, which featured DJ sets from m-flo’s Taku Takahashi, Capsule’s Yasutaka Nakata, and TeddyLoid. My personal favorite was listening to Natakta DJing since he has produced music for Capsule, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and Perfume. (Perfume’s Polyrhythm was even featured in Pixar’s Cars 2.)

m-flo. Credit: Otaquest Live 2019

Overall, it was a fun night of Japanese music without stepping outside of Los Angeles. Check out the full setlist from Otaquest Live 2019 below:

CrazyBoy

  1. Pink Diamond
  2. Double Play
  3. Boss
  4. Loco

Hiroomi Tosaka

  1. Supermoon
  2. Chain Breaker
  3. Blue Sapphire
  4. Luxe

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

  1. Ninja Re Bang Bang
  2. Fashion Monster
  3. Candy Candy
  4. Kimi Ga ii ne Kuretara
  5. Harajuku Iyahoi
  6. Ponponpon

Capsule

  1. More! More! More!
  2. Jumper
  3. Hero
  4. World of Fantasy
  5. Starry Sky
  6. Flash Back

m-flo

  1. Come Again
  2. How You Like Me Now?
  3. Been So Long
  4. Mars Drive
  5. STRSTRK
  6. Get On!
  7. Fuckdafied (Provisional)
  8. sweet But Deadly (Provisional)
  9. EKTO
  10. No Question (Tokyo Rainbow Pride Remix)
  11. New Untitled Song
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