Popular Japanese cosplayers Hibiki Touya and Kousaka Yun will grace this year’s STGCC. MONOMIND, a DJ group heavily influenced by Touhou, will be coming as well.
Hibiki Touya’s popularity is well-known in Japan, as her portrayals of male characters gathered fans all across the world. Here repertoire of characters include Ichinose Tokiya (Uta no Prince Sama), Vocaloid character Kaito, Shiraishi Kuranosuke (Prince of Tennis), Kamui and Okita (Gintama) as well as Alto Saotome (Macross Frontier).
Touya became familiar not just because of her awesome cosplays, but also through her involvement as a staff Cosplayer in events such as Miku Party (Mikupa) and Comic Market (Comiket), amongst many other events held in Japan. Hibiki Touya will be in Singapore for the first time as a guest Cosplayer in STGCC.
Known for her great cosplays of cute and innocent cosplays, Kousaka Yun has attracted fans from across the globe as well, with characters such as Kobato Hasegawa (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai), Kagura (Gintama), Madoka Kaname (Madoka Magica) and Yamada (Working!). Many fans of Kousaka Yun have come to like her because of Vocaloid cosplays of Hatsune Miku as well.
Yun and Touya have had photoshoots of the same series before, with popular anime and game series such as Gintama and Uta no Prince-sama.
If you are a fan of the Touhou franchise, MONOMIND will be out there, one of the top DJ groups in your playlist of Touhou music.
MONOMIND is a popular Japanese electronic music label. Made up of DJ haLRu and guest artists, MONOMIND takes pride in spreading its fusion of Otaku and Club culture to all parts of the world. Known as the mastermind behind Japan’s much-raved about Touhou club event “Onban Yakoh” (Monster Party),DJ haLRu is famed for being the Mastering Engineer for popular Doujin releases such as Anime House Project Series and Enigmatic Lia 4.
If you think that is all, there is more! An additional special segment was announced, bringing Touhou and Vocaloid music together.
DJ battle @ STGCC: DJ haLRu, MONOMIND vs DJ Zanio, ZANEEDS
Japanese pop culture fans can also look forward to an electrifying DJ battle as DJ Zanio from ZANEEDS battles MONOMIND’s DJ haLRu at this year’s STGCC. This will turn out to be an ultimate Touhou vs Vocaloid showdown that fans will not want to miss.
STGCC 2012 takes place 1-2 September 2012 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. For more information, go to www.singaporetgcc.com.