Wagakki Band and Vocaloid IA at Anime Expo 2015!

Anime Expo just recently announced its next musical guests of honor, rock band Wagakki Band and Vocaloid IA, for their Anime Expo presents Cool Japan Festival event! The event takes place July 4th (Saturday) at Club Nokia at LA Live.

Get your tickets today at Anime-Expo.org! Prices start at $50 and are available starting May 30th.


Wagakki Band

A talented and creative band, Wagakki Band integrates traditional Japanese musical instruments and poetry techniques, and rock elements into songs (particularly Vocaloid songs). Their song Tengaku (and a personal favorite from this writer) had over 200,000 views within 4 days, and their cover of Senbonzakura has over 15 million views. Their debut album Vocalo Zanmai was released April 23, 2014, and ranked 5th on the Oricon weekly charts and remained in the top 100 for 22 weeks. Although many of their songs are uniquely reinvented covers, they released their first original song Hanabi on August 27, 2014. Their most recent single Ikusa/Nadeshiko Sakura is to be the theme song for Sengoku Musou (Samurai Warriors). This is a band you don’t want to miss!







As a popular virtual artist like Hatsune Miku, IA was developed for the VOCALOID3 engine and is the first vocaloid from 1st Place Co., Ltd.. Her projects IA -ARIA ON THE PLANETES- and IA ROCKS are ranked #1 on the Amazon Japan Music Software chart. She is also the featured singer of the KAGEROU PROJECT, and also in Evangelion final chapter comics CD. Designed by Aka Akasaka (D.Z.), she takes the appearance of a 15 year old girl. Her voice databank comes from Japanese singer Lia, who is known for the song Tori no Uta from the anime Air. One of her most popular original songs is Roku-chou Nen to Ichiya Monogatari (六兆年と一夜物語, A Tale of Six Trillion Years and a Night), which has had over 3 million views. According to a survey on Nico Nico Douga, she is the 4th most popular Vocaloid in 2014.

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A Los Angeles based writer, she has been a long time fan of anime and manga, film, and music.

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