It's finally here, the news we've been patiently waiting for; taking place across three action-packed days right in the heart of Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater, Anisong World Matsuri 2018 is shaping up to be something truly out of this world. Pulling some of the most popular acts from previous years and putting them together for one of the biggest anime events of all time, this really isn't something you're going to want to miss. Held in conjunction with Anime Expo 2018 on July 4, July 6, and July 7, let's take a look at just what attendees are getting themselves into.
Hosted in collaboration with BANDAI NAMCO Arts, Inc., Amuse Inc., Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and other leading Japanese entertainment companies, Anisong World Matsuri will be tapping into some of Japan's biggest talent for this event. Calling on the likes of Aimer, AKB48 Team 8, THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS, iRis, Yuki Kajiura, May’n, Shoko Nakagawa, and Sanketsu-girl Sayuri, you have every reason to be excited. Oh, and did we mention that Love Live! Sunshine!!'s own Aquors will be performing their first ever full-length solo concert in the United States at the event?
Those interested in making their way to the event will need to have both an Anime Expo 2018 badge, as well as a relevant ticket for the concert. Pricing for a VIP ticket will be $150, with Orchestra priced at $85 and Loge priced at a total of $60, not including the cost of the Anime Expo 2018 badge. You'll definitely want to get in quick on this one, with tickets set to sell out extremely quickly given this lineup.
Anisong World Matsuri at AX 2018 Concert Lineup:
LOVELIVE! SUNSHINE!! Aqours World Love Live! in LA ~Beyond the Pacific~
- Wednesday, July 4: Aqours (full-length concert event)
- Doors Open 4:30 pm / Show Starts 6:00 pm
Japan Super Live
- Friday, July 6: Aimer, Yuki Kajiura, May’n, and Sanketsu-girl Sayuri
- Doors Open 5:30 pm / Show Starts 7:00 pm
Japan Kawaii Live
- Saturday, July 7: AKB48 Team 8, THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS, iRis, and Shoko Nakagawa
- Doors Open 4:00 pm / Show Starts 5:30 pm
This isn't the first year that the Anisong World Matsuri has operated alongside Anime Expo, with the event being a mainstay for fans of anime music and associated artists. We hope everyone will be preparing for the event, and practicing all their calls for the most authentic experience -- oh, and I'm sure my fellow writer Jacob will be working their hardest to get over for this event. If you're interested in finding out further information, you can find it via the official website.