Tag Archive: New York Anime Festival

Oct 18

[interview] Rika Ishikawa

Rika Ishikawa wears an H. Naoto dress adorned in illustrations by alternative artist Gashicon. A blue streak in her hair and heavily applied eye shadow signify darkness and rebellion. Feathery false eyelashes extend far past her petite face and make a rustling sound every time she blinks. Ishikawa is dressed as Angry, her persona in …

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Aug 19

[press release] Zazen Boys & BOOM BOOM SATELLITES @ FETES Showcase NYC

The New York Anime Festival is proud to reveal bands Boom Boom Satellites, Zazen Boys, and Echostream will come together with previously-announced musical guest Puffy AmiYumi at the Far East To East Showcase (FETES) on Sunday, October 10, 2010! Boom Boom Satellites, Zazen Boys, Echostream, and Puffy AmiYumi will all be appearing at NYAF for …

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Jul 08

[press release] PUFFY AMIYUMI TO PERFORM AT FAR EAST TO EAST SHOWCASE AT NYAF

Duo To Headline Concert At NYC’s Irving Plaza The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) and Superglorious today announced Puffy AmiYumi, an iconic Japanese girl rock band, will perform at the Far East To East Showcase (FETES) on Sunday, October 10, 2010. FETES is produced by Superglorious, a live event production firm responsible for orchestrating events …

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Nov 30

[interview] AKB48: A classic fantasy for the 21st century

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New York Anime Festival was the Big Apple hub for thousands of anime, manga and J-music fans from Sept. 25 to 27. What musical act would have better fit the convention than one from Tokyo’s own pop culture district, Akihabara? AKB48 is a 65-member idol collective that takes the winning combination of cute girls in …

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Oct 16

[interview] Swinging Popsicle Swings into New York

Swinging Popsicle makes an unlikely link between indie music and anime/video game fandom. While its laid-back retro rock isn’t the typical soundtrack for animated entertainment, the unassuming trio has played at conventions in North America and composed the music for the well-regarded 2009 PC game Sumaga/Star Mine Girl, introducing their 12-year catalogue to a new …

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