With Animelo Summer Live gradually approaching, six more talented artists have been scheduled to join Japan’s biggest annual anime song concert.
This year, AniSummer will take place on August 23, 24, and 25 in Saitama Super Arena. This is the first time it will last three days, so it needs a lot of musicians. The last time we checked, there were 31 artists in the lineup. Now, here are six hot names who have been revealed.
Konomi Suzuki (performing August 23)
Born in Osaka in 1996, Konomi Suzuki was only in her third year of middle school when she won the 5th Animax National Anison Grand Prix in 2011. The following year, she debuted with Choir Jail, the opening theme of the anime Tasogare Otome Amnesia. She went on to release the ending and opening themes of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, and her career is sure to evolve even further.
Milky Holmes (August 23)
The voice actress unit that debuted with the cute comedy Tantei Opera Milky Holmes is returning to Animelo for the fourth year in a row, just in time for the third season, Futari wa Milky Holmes. With seven singles and four mini-albums, they’re a big name to watch this summer.
The members of Milky Holmes are Mimori Suzuko (voice of Sheryl, also Umi from the idol unit μ’s), Sora Tokui (Nero, also Nico from μ’s), Mikoi Sasaki (Elly), and Izumi Kitta (Cordelia).
Psychic Lover (August 24)
Composed of vocalist Yoshiyuki “YOFFY” Wada and guitarist Tatsuhiro “IMAJO” Imajou, the rock duo Psychic Lover have performed songs for anime and special effects shows. They debuted in 2003 with the opening theme of Transformers: Armada and went on to perform for shows like GoGo Sentai Boukenger and Bakugan Battle Brawlers. Last year, they released their album Psychic Lover IV -Best- to celebrate their 10th anniversary, and their most recent single is the opening theme of Cardfight!! Vanguard Link Joker.
Nanamori Chuu☆Gorakubu (August 24)
The members of Nanamori Middle School’s Amusement Club have jumped out of the anime Yuru Yuri to perform in this year’s Animelo. Yuru Yuri fans will want to hear them sing the cute and upbeat themes from the two seasons of the anime.
The members of Gorakubu are Shiori Mikami (voice of Akari), Yuka Ootsubo (Kyouko Toshino), Minami Tsuda (Yui Funami), and Rumi Ookubo (Chinatsu Yoshikawa).
Kanako Itou (August 25)
Kanako Itou has performed songs for games and anime, including the many iterations of 5pb.’s games Chaos;Head, Steins;Gate, and Robotics;Notes. Her most recent release is the ending single of the PS3/Xbox 360 game Steins;Gate: Senkei Kousoku no Phenogram. Along with AniSummer, she has also performed overseas in countries like Brazil, Germany, and America.
Iori Nomizu (August 25)
As a native of Hokkaido, Iori Nomizu was featured in TV dramas, commercials, and radio shows in her student days. She debuted as a voice actress with the role of Nymph in Sora no Otoshimono and started her singing career with the opening theme of Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?, in which she also starred as the magical girl Haruna. Most recently, she performed the ending theme and voiced Yoshino from Date A Live. Her first full-sized album is scheduled to be released this summer.
Is there someone else you want to see, or have all of your favorite artists been announced already?
Source: AniSummer homepage