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[Exclusive] JpopAsia's Coverage of 'I LOVE ANISONG' at AFAID 2015

2yr ago   ·   Sunday 11 Oct, 2015 - 04:42am UTC   ·   kenryoku   ·   1 upvote   ·   0 comments   ·   1,928 views
[Exclusive] JpopAsia's Coverage of 'I LOVE ANISONG' at AFAID 2015
The 'I LOVE ANISONG' segment of the Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2015 delivered once again with two days of amazing live performances from some of the best anisong performers Japan has to offer. Held from September 25th to 26th, this year's 'I LOVE ANISONG' featured yanaginagi, nano, 和-KAZU-, motsu X KAYA, fripSide, LiSA, GARNiDELIA and FLOW.

DAY 1
'I LOVE ANISONG' Day 1 was kicked off by nano. The artist with a full band in support successfully rocked the venue to the delight of the fans. nano rarely showed face in music videos and this made the fans even more curious to see nano perform. During the AFAID gig, nano did show face for a bit but long hair was obstructing full view. nano thrilled the audience even more when nano addressed them in English a number of times. nano had everyone jumping during his whole set.

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motsu x KAYA performed next with their selection of anime songs re-arranged to reflect the unit's electronic sound. Starting with the dance version of the legendary Doraemon theme, the duo brought nostalgia to the event with a string of familiar songs done the motsu x KAYA way.

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GARNiDELiA then hit the stage and the excitement went a notch higher. The combination of Yoshinori Abe's electronic beats with Mai Mizuhashi's clear vocals had everyone swaying along.

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Finally, it was FLOW's chance under the AFAID spotlight. They immediately went into high gear as they sped through the themes for widely known anime series like Naruto, Bleach, and Dragon Ball. Their energetic performance hypnotized fans who jumped and sang along to every song. To end the night, FLOW thanked fans with a bow and promised to come back to Indonesia once again.

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DAY 2
Crowd favorite LiSA jump started Day 2. Her set was a combination of live band and acoustic renditions. Wearing a purple batik blazer over a black and pink tutu skirt, the singer addressed her Indonesian fans with a big smile on her face. She immediately rocked the stage with 'Bright Lights' then shifted into mellow mood with the acoustic version of 'Ichiban no Takaramono'. Afterwards, LiSA taught the crowd some dance moves for 'Electro Lyrical' so they move along as she performed the song. After an hour of energetic moves, LiSA ended her performance with 'Shirushi'. She then thanked her fans in Bahasa Indonesia and promised to be back again.

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After LiSA, came 和 Kazu who thrilled fans with his ANISONG REMIX set. The artiste stunned the crowd with his selection of songs from Goose house, JAM Project, EGOIST, MAN WITH A MISSION, angela, and more. He even donned a Piccolo mask as he played the song 'Cha-la Head Cha-la' and gave away lights sticks to the crowd.

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Then it was yanaginagi's turn. Her performance included the songs 'Yukitoki' and 'Harumodoki' from the Oregairu OST. She said she was really impressed with the crowd's response and hoped that she can come back to Indonesia to perform once again.

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For the finale, fripSide put on a grand spectacle. The last time fripSide was in Indonesia was during AFAID 2013 and now for AFAID 2015, they brought the house down with a full live band performance. Songs they performed included 'Eternal Reality', 'Future Gazer', 'Rain of tears' among others. Eventually, the pair of Satoshi Yagiuma and Yoshino Nanjo closed I LOVE ANISONG AFAID 2015 with 'Sister's Noise'.

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And that's it for JpopAsia's coverage of this year's AFAID 2015 I LOVE ANISONG. See you again next year!
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