• ANIME headlining acts revealed with more to follow!
• Ticket details announced for the region’s premier Japanese culture and Anime Festival
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ANI:ME, the biggest celebration of Japanese popular culture and a regional first from the creators of the Middle East Film & Comic Con, welcomes to its stage live performances by two of the most iconic anisong (anime music) Supergroups, JAM Project and FLOW. ANI:ME is set to take place on 27th to 29th October at the du Forum, Yas Island with tickets to go on sale soon at Virgin Megastores and through the Ticketmaster website.
JAM (“Japan Animationsong Makers”) Project was launched in 2000 by powerful singers representing the anisong industry. Leading the group is Hironobu Kageyama, the man behind various hits including the theme songs for Dengeki Sentai Changeman, Saint Seiya and Dragon Ball Z, which sold more than 1.3 million copies. Masaaki Endoh sang the theme song Yuusha-oh Tanjou! for Gaogaigar; and the fourth and fifth opening theme songs of YU-GI-OH! 5Ds. Hiroshi Kitadani’s debut single We Are! was used as the first opening theme song for the anime One Piece and was a huge hit. Masami Okui is a singer-songwriter for many legendary animes such as Slayers, la fillette revolutionnaire UTENA, and SHIROBAKO. And Yoshiki Fukuyama is the vocalist for his first band Hummingbird whose Let’s Fire album was recognized as the Anime Department’s Album of the Year at the Japan Gold Disc Award. While well known for many great tracks, JAM Project have recently garnered more than 13 million views of their song ‘THE HERO ikareru kobushini hiwotukero’ the opening theme from popular anime One Punch Man. They will be singing all their best known songs as a group and what they’re known for as individual superstars!
FLOW is a five-piece rock band consisting of two vocalists, a drummer, a bassist and a guitarist. Their songs have been featured in the opening sequences of several anime series such as GO!!! and Re:member for the Naruto series, Days for Bone’s Eureka Seven and Answer for the live action Japanese drama Tantei Gakuen Q and they’ve attracted fans all over the world. They also did a cover for Cha-La Head-Cha-La as the main theme song for the theatrical film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. The song coupled with an insert song from the film was released as a double A-side single. Recently, their song was used as the main theme of the latest title of Tales of series, mega-hit game series over the world, and also it’s TV-anime. Fans were wildly excited to this new collaboration. Fans can look forward to their favourite tracks as they hit the stage at ANI:ME this October!
Both JAM Project and FLOW’s highly energetic live performances and popularity in the anisong industry have garnered them an international following that has taken them on tours around the world. For the first time ever, they will be performing live in the Middle East, meeting their fans and bringing an unforgettable anisong experience to the region!
STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANI:ME TICKETS!
Tickets will soon be available online through ticketmaster.com and at Virgin Megastore outlets across the GCC region.
Pre-Event (Price in AED) On the day (Price in AED)
VIP – 3 DAY 550 650
Gold – 3 DAY 250 350
Silver – 1 DAY 95 150
ANI:ME promises visitors a one-of-a-kind weekend experience with more of the biggest names in Japanese popular culture and entertainment to be announced over the coming days! For more information, visit www.animeabudhabi.com; and follow our social media channels, ANIMEABUDHABI on Instagram and Twitter and www.facebook.com/ANIMEAUH on Facebook.