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  • Porno Graffitti to perform at overseas events this summer

    June 7, 2013 @ 6:18 am

    On June 4, it was revealed that popular unit Porno Graffitti will be performing at a few events overseas this summer. It will mark their first appearance at the live outside of Japan.The events they will be attending are "Anime Expo 2013" (Los Angeles, U.S.A) on July 6, "Pentaport Rock Festival 2013" (Incheon, Korea) on August 2, and "Formoz Festival 2013" (Taipei, Taiwan) on August 4.The unit has been active domestically

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  • [Exclusive] Interview with LiSA during Anime Expo 2012

    July 29, 2012 @ 11:52 pm

    Earlier this month Sony artist LiSA performed her first U.S. concert, appearing as a 'guest of honor' at this year's Anime Expo 2012. While at the convention LiSA experienced Los Angeles and American J-Pop fans for the first time. LiSA is better known for her role as the singing voice for Yui, from popular anime "Angel Beats!". She also sings the past and current theme song to anime "Fate/Zero".  LiSA performed to a packed house and sang s

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  • [Exclusive] Kalafina rocks Club Nokia for Anime Expo 2011!

    July 16, 2011 @ 2:09 am

    After holding a special Q&A panel for their fans earlier in the day, neo-classical pop unit Kalafina headed over to Club Nokia to put on an amazing performance! Once the club had begun to fill up, the ladies walked onto the stage to a cacophony of cheers, applause, and fans calling out the members' names. Each of the members wore beautiful, ornate black outfits with blue accents, giving them an elegant appearance as they stood beneath

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  • [Exclusive] Kalafina holds a Q&A session with their fans at Anime Expo 2011!

    July 16, 2011 @ 1:41 am

    On July 1st, Kalafina held a special Q&A panel to interact directly with their fans at Anime Expo 2011! The line extended down the hallway, as fans waited for their badges to be scanned and enter the large room where the panel was being held. Once inside, the room was packed with cosplayers, press, and fans, all eager to get a closeup look at the group. When Kalafina finally entered, the entire room broke into thunderous applause. A

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  • [Exclusive] Hatsune Miku brings "Mikunopolis" to Anime Expo 2011!

    July 12, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

    Vocaloid fans flew from all over the United States (and even abroad) for a chance to see digital diva Hatsune Miku "in person", and she definitely did not disappoint! - Prior to the "Mikunopolis" concert, a special Vocaloid press conference was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, featuring Vocaloid music creator Onyx Kobayashi and Crypton marketing representative, Sasaki Wataru. The press conference gave both new and long-time fa

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  • [Recap] An overview of 'Anime Expo 2011' at L.A.'s Convention Center & L.A. Live!

    July 12, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    Welcome to our first post for tokyohive's special series of recaps for the '2011 Anime Expo' (AX)! Anime Expo – one of America’s top leading anime conventions - held its 20th Anniversary at the Los Angeles Convention Center with its biggest turnout in its history. Over 47,000 unique attendees took over the L.A. Live and L.A. Convention halls during the course of the four-day event over the Fourth of July weekend. To celebrate their 20th

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  • Kalafina opens a special Twitter for their stay in Los Angeles!

    June 29, 2011 @ 8:30 am

    To help fans stay connected during their stay in Los Angeles for Anime Expo, Kalafina has opened an official staff Twitter! The trio will be attending the American anime convention Anime Expo, which will be held from Friday, July 1st until Monday, July 4th. During this time, Kalafina will perform a special live at Club Nokia, hold a meet-and-greet, sign autographs, and hold a Q&A panel with their fans. Follow their official staff Twitte

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  • Voice actors, directors, and other guests of honor at Anime Expo 2011!

    June 10, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    We've covered the main musical guests for Anime Expo this year, but let's not forget that Anime Expo is not a musical event, as it is (obviously) anime based. If you're into anime and know your voice actors/actresses and directors, then this year's guests of honor may attract your attention if the musical guests didn't. --- Voice actor Morikawa Toshiyuki is one of many voice actors gracing AX this year. Many fans will know him for his

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  • Nirgilis joins Kalafina and Kurosaki Maon at Anime Expo 2011!

    June 10, 2011 @ 6:08 am

    As the date draws closer, Anime Expo is releasing numerous guests for 2011. First they announced pop group Kalafina, and then Akihabara sensation Kurosaki Moan. Now for their third musical guest of honor, Nirgilis will be joining the other two. --- Nirgilis is an electronic dance act from Japan and is known for their ability to fuse different music styles with melodic songwriting and mash-ups in Japan. They will be performing at Club N

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  • Vocaloid songwriter Kobayashi Onyx joins Anime Expo 2011!

    June 7, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    Last month, Anime Expo revealed its plans to showcase its first 3D live with one of Japan's hottest virtual stars, "Hatsune Miku" of Vocaloid. Anime Expo has just announced that Vocaloid songwriter Kobayashi Onyx will be attending the convention as a guest of honor. Kobayashi is responsible for the lyrics, music, illustrations, and video for the Vocaloid songs, including his hit "Saihate," which has been played more than two million tim

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