Los Angeles, CA (April 14, 2011) – Experience the rich and haunting sounds from Japan’s most entrancing “cello vocalist” Kanon Wakeshima and legendary Akiba-kei Otaku male sound creator and famed An Cafe bassist Kanon as they come to this summer’s most anticipated anime, Japanese music and manga event AM2 as official Guests of Honor! More info and attendee registration can be found at www.am2con.org.
“Cello vocalist”, Kanon Wakeshima took up the cello at age 3. Her incredible talent caught attention of Visual-kei star Mana (Moi dix Mois, ex-MALICE MIZER). Kanon’s rich, haunting sound fit well with the Gothic & Lolita street fashion culture for which Mana is very well known. Kanon Wakeshima will be performing a solo concert at AM2.
In addition, Kanon Wakeshima will be joined by famed An Cafe bassist, Kanon, to have their U.S. debut of the “2.5th-dimension phenomenal musical unit” kanon x kanon at AM2 as well. The duo’s deep affection for anime and anime songs, mixed with their distinctive visual expression, is definitely something new. They are intangible products of thought, emerging from the 2.5th dimension that lies between the real world (3D) and the world of Anime (2D) to create Anime songs for all to enjoy including the opening song for Fuji TV’s highly popular anime SHIKI.
“I am totally stoked that kanon x kanon will have their debut U.S. performance at AM2,” states AM2 representative Chase Wang, “and Kanon Wakeshima is so enchanting that to have her perform a full on concert as well is an amazing treat! Fans will be mesmerized by her artistry and amazing talent!”
Kanon Wakeshima and kanon x kanon joins heidi., Gashicon, IBI and MINT as official AM2 Guests of Honors for 2011.
Kanon Wakeshima official website: www.kanonweb.jp
Kanon Wakeshima facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Kanon-Wakeshima/131865336825402
kanon x kanon official website: www.kanonkanon.net
kanon x kanon facebook: www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/KanonxKanon/107118146040335
AM2 current activities include Exhibit Hall, AMV’s, Arcade, Summer Festival, World Cosplay Summit, Behind the Voice Actors Studio, Rum Party Pirates, Cosplay Chess, Dances, Fashion Shows, Table Top, Console Gaming, AniMaid Café, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!
Partnerships include Ani.ME.
Prize sponsors include Atlas Games, Cosplay Wigs USA, FUNimation and Gaia Online.
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Also, 25% of all official Passport sales will be donated directly to Japanese Disaster Relief efforts.
Located in Anaheim, California – AM2, established in 2010, is a multi-day (3 days) 24 hour event with no general attendance/badge purchase requirement and is aspiring to be a key meeting place for fans that share a common interest in Asian music, Animation/Anime, and Comics/Manga. Nominal fees are charged for certain activities that attendees choose to participate in. AM2 will be held on July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California. More information can be found at www.am2con.org
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