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C3 ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA SINGAPORE 2018 – I Love Anisong Concert!

Celebrating 10th anniversary of Anime Festival in Singapore!
This year marks an important milestone for C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore. And importantly, C3AFASG is going big!! featuring fresh acts and returning favourites artistes and many more stellar contents!

It’s that time of the year again, where we head to C3AFASG2018 for its annual highlight event – the I Love Anisong Concert!

The star-studded line-up for the first day of the C3AFASG 2018 I Love Anisong Concert is sure to incite plenty of excitement and nostalgia!

Performing in Singapore for the first time are Tielle&Gemie from SawanoHiroyuki[nZk], SPYAIR, Erii Yamazaki, and YURiKA on Friday.
TrySail, EARPHONES, KISIDAKYODAN AND THE AKEBOSIROCKETS and Real Akiba Boyz as the opening act will also be performing for the very first time at I Love Anisong on Saturday.

With established names making a triumphant return to the ILA stage are Shiena Nishizawa on Friday, Suzuko Mimori on Saturday, and angela, GARNiDELiA, May’n, and nano during C3AFASG 10th Anniversary Night on Sunday!

This year’s concert will definitely open with a bang!

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“Wake Up, Girls!” will disband in March 2019

To everyone who is always cheering for us

Thank you for always supporting the voice actor unit “Wake Up, Girls!”

Recently, we were able to celebrate the 5th anniversary of unit formation on April 1st.

We wish you a warm cheer, as this could not be achieved without your continuous support.

We would like to thank you (fans) from the bottom of our heart.

 

Today, We have a few important notices to everyone.

 

The voice actor unit “Wake Up, Girls!” will be dissolved in March 2019.

 

In our five years, throughout various activities,

Our dreams became different,

As a result of lots of consideration and discussions with the members and management staff,

We believed that walking along individual paths will lead to further growth,

and we came to a consensus, thus concluded that the unit will be dissolved.

 

To convey the gratitude to all the fans who have supported us so far,

Members and staff together, We would like to hold the final FINAL TOUR at the end.

And, Wake Up, Girls! would like to celebrate this in March 2019.

 

“Wake Up, Girls!” As a project will continue to expand (till the end).

Also, Wake Up, Girls! We will continue our voice actor activities, so,

We look forward to your support.

 

To everyone, thank you very much till the end! – From the voice actor unit “Wake Up, Girls!”.

 

https://finn-neo.com/user.cgi?articleid=22340&public=1&actmode=NewsArticleDetail

Pile’s thoughts on μ’sic Forever

Felt it has been a long time since I’ve written such a long blog post.
It has been a year since FINAL LOVE LIVE. The time has been going by so fast.
There were lots of interviews after FINAL LOVE LIVE!, and I thought there will be lots of opportunities to talk about my own feelings about it.
It has been a busy 6 years, but also a fulfilling one. I have gained lots of precious experiences. Continue reading Pile’s thoughts on μ’sic Forever

Pile’s third album ‘Tailwind (s)’ is related to her fans. 「追い風さん」

Forget about Piler or 816, because “Tailwind” was what Pile named her fans.
During today’s NicoNama broadcasting on Valentine’s Day, Pile announced her third solo album: “Tailwind(s)”. It will be scheduled to release on Apil 26th. The name of the new album was literally translated from the word “Tailwind”.

tailwind_pile_banner Continue reading Pile’s third album ‘Tailwind (s)’ is related to her fans. 「追い風さん」

Anisong Singer – Ray officially announces her retirement. [アニソン歌手][Ray][アーティスト活動引退を発表]

Ray officially announced her retirement as a singer on her blog due to her personal reasons.

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Ray’s final live performance scheduled to be held in the summer of 2017.
It has been five years since her major debut as a singer.
Ray thanked her fans for being supportive of her for the past five years, and she is truly sorry for the sudden announcement.

[Translation to be out soon!  8:03pm]

“To my always supportive fans,

Thank you so much for your warm support.

I, Ray, have decided to have my final live performance held in the summer of 2017,
and I will be graduating from my artist activities.

Today have been roughly five years since my major debut,
I have really met a lot of people, sang in various places, experienced various things that I cannot normally experience.
And more than anything, I was able to meet many wonderful fans.

I have been fond of singing since I was a child.
I have always wanted to bring the smile to everyone, even if it’s a little.
It has been my utmost effort and I have enjoyed all the past activities.
On the other hand, since last year I began to dwell on my life and future,
What can I do other than singing?
I have questioned this myself.

Under these circumstances, I have found another unfulfilled big dream,
and I want to challenge it.

I have discussed it with my staff, and we came to a consensus.
The staff accepted my selfish decisions and wishes.

And more than anything, announcing this abruptly to my fans,
I am really sorry.

Next month I will refrain from my one-man live since the 5th anniversary of my debut,
however, various other event appearances have been decided.
Until that day till I graduate from being a singer, I will still be the usual cheerfully and brightly me.
I think,
I am glad to have spent the happiness time together.
January 25, 2017
Ray”

http://ameblo.jp/going-my-ray/entry-12241212258.html

Ray is best known for singing the theme songs for the To LOVE-Ru Darkness series, Nagi no Asukara, and Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm.

 

 


Really thank you! I’ll always support your decision.

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Pile Asia Tour – Pile call list – Amusu [Pile Asia Tour会場/公演時間発表]

Pile will be having her very First Asia Tour in the various selected countries! Information about the song calls will be listed below:

Pile Asia Tour Setlist (Probably)

M1: チェックメイト
M2: Dream of Princess
M3: ヒカリフライト
M4: Black Butterfly
M5: EGOIST
M6: angel song
M7: Furuwasete
M8: ヴァンパイア革命
M9: 伝説のFLARE
M10: ドリームトリガー
M11: 空色デイズ
M12: 花と翼
M13: キミがくれたKISEKI
M14: 一歩先へ
M15: NEXT WORLD
M16: HANABI!!
M17: P.S.ありがとう…
M18: Melody

M19: Snow halation
M20: Darling!!
M21: soldier game
M22: それは僕たちの奇跡
M23: いつかキミに届ける世界
M24: 素晴らしきSekai

Continue reading Pile Asia Tour – Pile call list – Amusu [Pile Asia Tour会場/公演時間発表]

Just before Love Live! Sunshine!! Episode 13 broadcast! Cast Comments & group photo「ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!」[Aqours][Amusu Translate]

Just before Episode 13 broadcast! Cast Comments & group photo!

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Anju Inami (CV for Chika Takami)
Really very grateful to everyone who has always been looking forward to (Aqours?) and supporting us. I am Anju Inami, CV for Chika Takami.
Initially from admiration and through yearning, Chika started her dream. One by one intertwined and started the birth of Aqours.
Nevertheless, the story of the 9 girls is filled by indispensable feelings, kindness and warm support.
These are all included in Episode 13.
Aqours has begun its みんなで叶える物語( Makes Everyone’s Dreams Come True).
I will be very happy if you are able to enjoy the story.

Continue reading Just before Love Live! Sunshine!! Episode 13 broadcast! Cast Comments & group photo「ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!」[Aqours][Amusu Translate]

『ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!』“Aqours”二年生メンバーCharaExpoが登場「中文日本語 取材 翻訳」「C3」

Aqours (読み方: アクア か あ-く-あ) は去年に結成したスクールアイドルユニットグループです。メンバーが9人います。

高海千歌 CV伊波杏樹

桜内梨子 CV逢田梨香子

松浦果南 CV諏訪ななか

黒澤ダイヤ CV小宮有紗

渡辺 曜 CV斉藤朱夏

津島善子 CV小林愛香

国木田花丸 CV高槻かなこ

小原鞠莉 CV鈴木愛奈

黒澤ルビィ CV降幡 愛

 

この新しいプロジェクトは2015年2月に発表されました、それ以降、新しい情報も出ています。グループユニット名のAqoursは6月に発表され、その後た同時に、3つのユニットの名前、CYaRon!、AZALEAとGuilty Kissも読者投票によって決定しました。とメンバー人気順位の結果も発表されています。その後、7月から日本ではTVアニメが放送スタートしました。

 

このプロジェクトの舞台になった浦の星女学院は、静岡県沼津市の内浦という町にあります。

Aqoursの中から二年生のメンバー(高海千歌役伊波杏樹さん、桜内梨子役逢田梨香子さん、渡辺曜役斉藤朱夏さん)が今回はLove Live! Sunshine!!を宣伝するために、ゲストとして暑いシンガポールに開催するC3 CharaExpo 2016にゲスト出演しました。キャストの皆さんと話す機会があったので、話した内容を見てみましょう!

Continue reading 『ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!』“Aqours”二年生メンバーCharaExpoが登場「中文日本語 取材 翻訳」「C3」

Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours Second Year Interview「ラブライブ サンシャイン」「電撃G’s magazine」「Amusu Translation」

In the upcoming Dengeki G’s Magazine issue included the Aqours second-year interview.

The contents included Aqours’ Live activities and also a rare glimpse of opportunity for the second year to share their experiences during their participation of the Love Live! Sunshine!! audition.

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Anju inami (aka Anchan) was originally a LoveLiver (*this fact is something that was known to many people), and specifically a Hanayo oshi (fan). Anchan has been to μ’s Live before and once thought that μ’s was an elusive presence.

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Furthermore, Anchan was a fresh blood in a seiyuu(voice acting) firm for 2 years. Despite trying out various seiyuu audition, she was still not being selected.

When Anchan first heard about LLSS audition, she decided to give it her very best last shot in voice acting.

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Love Live! was one of her dream work, thus Anchan challenged the audition with the accumulated 2 years of experience, and even thought of giving up being a seiyuu if she were to fail in her last audition.


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Rikako Aida (aka Rikyako) already likes to listen to μ’s songs, watched the LL anime, and also a Sukufesu(SIF) player like any of us.

Rikyako fell in love with Rikochan the moment she saw a picture of Rikochan during the audition.

Rikyako was once a transfer student and has many similarities with Rikochan.

During the studio audition, Rikyako directly voiced out her interest in voicing Rikochan. “Please let me voice act as Rikochan!”

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Rikyako held dearly to her phone every single day till the announcement of the result.

Rokyako’s wish was granted in playing the role of her favourite character, and she hugged her mother while crying in joy.

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Shuka Saito (aka Shuchan) first known about Love Live! through SIF. And Shuchan thought that it was impressive for seiyuu to synchronise with the dancing. It was really charismatic.

Shuchan has not officially announced her year of birth, but she revealed that she is the youngest among Aqours members.

Moreover, she was still a Joshi Kousei (high school girl) when she participated in the audition. It was unexpected to be qualified, as originally it was simply a simple motivation to participate in her favourite works.

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Shuchan was extremely nervous during the audition. And because this audition will be Shuchan’s lifetime opportunity, she showed her best skills (*She has been learning dancing since elementary school), singing and dancing.

Shuchan performed the Honoka’s part for 「僕らは今のなかで」and expressed that she has memorised the Honoka’s dance steps for「僕らは今のなかで」 !

There are even more interviews with the 3 Aqours second-year members. Their feelings and desires about this Love Live! project.

If you’re interested, do remember to buy an own copy for yourself! (or perhaps even more)