Anime Boston announced that singer-songwriter Asaka will attend Anime Boston 2018 as a guest of honor. She will host a live concert at the convention.
Anime Boston 2018 announces its second Japanese guest
Emerging powerhouse singer-songwriter Asaka to perform at the Northeast’s largest anime convention
Boston – Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its second Japanese guest of honor today. Asaka will be performing at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass, on March 30 through April 1, 2018.
Asaka is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter with a powerful voice and even more powerful talent. She was born in Japan in 1999 but lived in the United States as a child. When she moved back to Japan at eight years old, she was immediately drawn to Japanese anime and in particular their soundtracks. It was her dream to become a professional singer and record her own anime theme song. Asaka devoted herself to learning all she could about music, even participating in and winning several karaoke contests.
Only eighteen years old, she’s already taking the music industry by storm. Her debut single “Open Your Eyes” has over a million views on YouTube and was chosen to be the ending theme for the anime Occultic;Nine. Since her debut in October 2016, Asaka has released two other hit singles: “Edelweiss” which was used as the ending song of A Centaur’s Life and “Play the Game” which was used as the opening for the visual novel for Occultic;Nine and also was ranked 47th on the Oricon charts.
“We are so excited to be able to present Asaka at Anime Boston. She’s one of the brightest young stars in music today and Anime Boston is the best place to introduce her to her American fans!” said Victor Lee, Convention Chairman.
She also has her own radio program and has made several television & radio appearances. In her spare time, Asaka loves doing karaoke, watching anime, and designing nails and cosplay.
This is her first U.S. appearance.
Check her out on YouTube!
Previously announced guests include FLOW.
About Anime Boston: With nearly 26,000 attendees in 2017, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2018 is scheduled for Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at http://www.animeboston.com.
About New England Anime Society, Inc.: The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at http://www.neanime.org.