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J-Rock Groups GIRLFRIEND and m-flo to Attend Anime Boston 2020

Earlier this month, Anime Boston announced that J-Rock groups GIRLFRIEND and m-flo will attend this year’s convention as guests of honor. The groups will join three previously confirmed guests:

  • Greg Ayres
  • Michelle Ruff
  • Maile Flanagan



GIRLFRIEND is a four-person group, which features:

  • MIREI (Vocals & Drums)
  • SAKIKA (Vocals & Guitar)
  • MINA (Vocals & Bass)
  • NAGISA (Vocals & Guitar)

The group made its debut in 2015, with the mini-album Hello. Their first major release came about in November 2016, with single 15/Hide & Seek. The group gained wide recognition in 2018, when they performed Tales of Rays: Mirage Prison theme song Mirailist. Most recently, they performed Black Clover theme sky & blue.


m-flo Group Photo

m-flo made its debut in 1998, when VERBAL and ☆Taku Takahashi came together to perform. They were joined by vocalist LISA shortly afterwards, and made their official debut in 1999 as “m-flo.”

The group’s first single, the tripod e.p. debuted at ninth place on the Oricon charts, and their second album EXPO EXPO moved 800,000 copies since its release.

Theough LISA left the group in 2002 to pursue a solo career, VERBAL and ☆Taku Takahashi continued to perform as m-flo in the subsequent years. LISA would rejoin the group in 2017, which led to several new songs being released, including the tripod e.p. 2. The group released their 20th album, KYO in 2019, as a means to celebrate their 20th anniversary..

Anime Boston 2020 will be held from April 10 – 12, at the Hynes Convention Center.

Source: Anime Boston (Press Release)

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