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Eir Aoi to perform in New York City

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Eir Aoi in New York City!
The Queen of “Ani-Song” hits the Big Apple for her solo concert
Sponsored by Crunchyroll.com

April 4, 2016- It has been just announced that Eir Aoi will be headed to New York City for the very first time to perform a solo concert at the Gramercy Theatre on May 25th.

This one-night only event will also feature a limited number of special VIP tickets *, exclusive for Crunchyroll Premium members.
If you’re not already a Crunchyroll Premium member, sign up now at www.crunchyroll.com/eiraoi in order to get exclusive VIP tickets that get you special swag, early access, and more!

Get ready for one of the biggest concerts of the summer!

For tickets purchases please visit: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/0000506C7E0F10D7
Tickets for the show will go on sale on the following dates:
April 6th for Crunchyroll Premium members
April 7th for Live Nation members
April 8th for the general public

[Event info]
Date: 05/25/16 (Wednesday)

Venue:
Gramercy Theatre
127 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

Doors open:
6PM: Crunchyroll Premium ticket holders
7PM: General public
8PM: Show

[Ticket info]
GA: $35
Crunchyroll Premium Tickets: $100 (Crunchyroll Premium members will be receiving an email with instructions on how to purchase their special tickets)

*CrunchyRoll Premium Tickets: Priority entrance for pre-concert, Eir Aoi talk session, special items, giveaways, and post-concert “Meet & Greet” that includes photo opportunity with Eir Aoi.

[Eir Aoi]

Singing has been Eir Aoi’s passion all her life; she fronted a band she formed in high school. Although she once gave up pursuing music as a career after high school, she resumed singing as a hobby and drew attention with her singing skills, as well as the beauty, the forcefulness and the stretch of her voice – which all led to her “print debut” on Lis Ani! Vol. 5 (Sony Magazines) in April 2011. Later that year, she made her real debut on October 19 with “Memoria”, the ending theme of TV anime Fate/Zero, which debuted at #8 on the Oricon single chart and sold close to 60,000 copies.

April 2012 saw the release of album Prayer, a tribute to Fate/Zero, in which she proved her much-talked-about singing skills. The album debuted at #12 on the Oricon chart. In May, she performed her “first” concert as well as showcased her voice at “Animelo Summer Live 2012: INFINITY∞” in front of the audience of 30,000 at the Saitama Super Arena. In September, she released second single “Aurora” (opening theme of TV anime Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Third Generation series) and performed her first single-bill show at Duo Music Exchange in Tokyo on September 22, showcasing her commanding voice in front of 600 fans. She went on to release third single “Innocence” (opening theme of TV anime Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance series) in November, which debuted at #6 on the Oricon single chart – her career high, followed by two successful single-bill concerts in December, in Tokyo’s Liquid Room and Osaka’s Ruido, respectively.

In 2013 , she released her much-anticipated first full-length album BLAU which debuted at #4 on the Oricon album chart and was distributed online in 20 countries. The BLAU Tour 2013 in support of the album kicked off in February and culminated in a huge success, with immediately sold-out shows in Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo.
That year, she also released singles “Cobalt Sky” in June, and “Sirius” (opening theme of TV anime Kill La Kill) in November.

In the summer of 2014, Eir touched down at Anime Expo, North America’s largest anime convention and made her appearance at the special “Kill la Kill” event which attracted over 3,500 fans.
She followed that up by releasing her highly anticipated single “IGNITE”, which is the opening theme song to the popular TV anime series “Sword Art Online II”.

Gaining popularity worldwide, Eir has been making appearances in several countries including the U.S., Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan and Germany, all within the past two years!
Her official Facebook page is “Liked” by over 500,000 people around the world, which shows the high degree of attention she attracts – she is a must-see, extremely talented female vocalist gaining momentum.

Official Site: http://www.aoieir.com/
Official Blog “Eir-Ruru”:http://ameblo.jp/eir-ruru/
Official Twitter: @eir_ruru / http://twitter.com/eir_ruru/
Official mixi page: http://p.mixi.jp/aoieir
Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/aoieir/

Aoi Eir postpones performance at Animelo Summer Live 2015 due to illness

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Popular anison performer Aoi Eir had to postpone her performance at Animelo Summer Live 2015 – THE GATE- due to an illness according to Sony Music Entertainment Japan.

J!-ENT @ J-Pop Summit 2015

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@ J-Pop Summit 2015. Photo by Dennis A. Amith, J!-ENT

It was another exciting year at J-Pop Summit in San Francisco. And with our interviews and article coming out soon, for now, please enjoy a few of our videos:

Anison artists Aoi Eir and LiSA to appear on Music Station

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For the very first time on TV Asahi’s “Music Station”, the music show will feature anison (anime songs) artists.

Aoi Eir and LiSA will be featured on the upcoming May 8th episode of Music Station.

J-POP SUMMIT ANNOUNCES DATES FOR 2015 FESTIVAL

The Bay Area’s Premiere Japanese Pop Culture Event Moves To Historic

Fort Mason And Transitions To A Ticketed Event Offering An Even Wider Variety Of Japanese Film, Food, Fashion, Music And Entertainment

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San Francisco, CA, April 6, 2015 – The J-POP SUMMIT, the Japanese pop culture celebration held annually in San Francisco since 2009, has announced that its 7th annual event will take place Friday, August 7th through Sunday, August 9th.

The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT kicks off on Friday, August 7th with a very special Friday night premiere event at the historic Castro Theatre in association with the 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco.

This year, the popular Bay Area annual celebration of Japanese pop culture, music, art, anime, fashion, and film moves from Japantown, where it has been held since 2009, to the historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco’s Marina district.

The J-POP SUMMIT also transitions to become a ticketed attraction this year. Tickets will go on-sale on April 10th. Details and information on featured performers and events will be posted at www.J-POP.com.

Returning as part of the 2015 J-POP SUMMIT will be the 3rd annual Japan Film Festival of San Francisco, the only dedicated Japanese film festival held in the Bay Area. The week-long series of live-action and anime film theatrical premieres will be highlighted by special personal appearances by a variety of prominent Japanese directors and actors and kicks off on Friday August 7th with a special opening night premiere event co-presented by J-POP SUMMIT at San Francisco’s landmark Castro Theatre. The 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco then runs at the NEW PEOPLE Cinema, located inside the NEW PEOPLE venue on Post St. in Japantown, from Saturday August 8th until Sunday August 16th. Tickets and additional information will be available at: www.JFFSF.org.

Notable new and returning fan-favorite events for the 2015 J-POP Summit will include:

 

LIVE MUSIC: Savor a diverse roster of some of Japan’s hottest pop and rock acts LIVE on-stage in special concert performances. This year, an expanded program of artists will perform live on the J-POP SUMMIT indoor stage at Fort Mason. Exclusive autograph and meet-and-greet sessions are also planned. Announcements of featured performers coming very soon!

 

FASHION: Straight from the streets of Tokyo come the newest and most cutting edge looks by an array of the latest designers. Catch fashion shows and fun contests by Japan’s hottest brands. Also browse a wide variety of products and exclusive designs for sale from many featured Japanese fashion labels. Look for news on the roster of fashion events and featured brands in coming weeks!

 

FILM PREMIERES: The 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco will host its opening night premiere event at San Francisco’s celebrated Castro Theatre. Together with NEW PEOPLE Cinema, the Bay Area’s preeminent Japanese film festival will host screenings and receptions featuring popular Japanese actors and directors from Japan’s latest live-action film and anime releases.

 

INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY: The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT is pleased to present the Bay Area’s very first Japanese IT and Technology-focused showcase event with exhibition, panels and keynote talks. As a trend-setting center of the consumer technology world, San Francisco is the perfect venue to present a variety of pioneers and luminaries at the J-POP SUMMIT including hardware and software, arts and sciences, and entertainment and gaming companies.

 

TRAVEL: A unique and informative pavilion offers the many sides of Japan to potential travelers. A variety of pop-focused companies will also showcase aspects not normally seen or accessible in traditional tours but of keen interest to many J-POP SUMMIT attendees.

 

SAKE & JAPANESE FOOD: Let sake flow!! The Sake tasting events that have occurred at previous J-POP SUMMITS transform into the first-ever SAKE SUMMIT, an even larger-scale and more comprehensive event! The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT joins forces with a variety of major sake brands of Japan as well as key players in the sake business in the Bay Area: from distilleries, distributors to retailers. This event will help promote Japanese sake culture to a larger audience and entice more Americans to enjoy Japan’s national spirit. More information will be released in coming weeks!

 

MANGA & ANIME: Catch insightful discussions and autograph sessions led by a vanguard of Japan’s renowned manga and anime creators. Fans also can atch a wide variety of anime titles at the 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco, which will take place at the NEW PEOPLE Cinema in Japantown.

 

POP ART: Take in several Japanese pop art exhibitions that accent the 2015 J-POP SUMMIT. Featured live performance art and other exhibits, as well as autograph sessions by world- renowned artists, will be presented as well as vendors offering handmade arts and crafts.

 

“The J-POP SUMMIT has expanded substantially every year since our very first event in 2009 and it has become an important annual showcase for the latest trends in Japanese popular culture,” says Seiji Horibuchi, Chairman of the J-Pop SUMMIT Committee and the founder of NEW PEOPLE, Inc. “This year’s move to Fort Mason and the transition to a ticketed event is the next stage in the evolution of the J-POP SUMMIT and it will allow us to develop and present an even higher caliber of attractions and featured performers. Fort Mason’s expansive festival grounds also will provide for increased secure parking, better show management, and an even higher quality experience for attendees. We look forward to announcing this year’s roster of artists, performers and unique attractions over the coming weeks!”

 

 

About J-POP SUMMIT

The J-POP SUMMIT is an annual Japanese Pop Culture celebration held in San Francisco, CA that features live bands and artists from Japan, pop culture panel discussions, film premieres, fashion shows and events, food and spirits, art, and celebrity appearances. In 2014, the two-day event attracted 125,000 attendees. Details on J-POP SUMMIT are available at www.J-POP.com.

What I’m Listening to: Aoi Eir’s “AUBE”

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Today, I am listening to Aoi Eir’s fantastic album “AUBE”.  I’m definitely enjoying it a lot more than her last album!

Aoi Eir getting more push in the US and other countries via iTunes

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Aoi Eir is one of the coolest pop stars from Japan.  Not only does she interact with her fan, posts daily (English) on Facebook but also an avid video game fan and writes about her video game experiences.

And thanks to Sony Music Entertainment, her new singles “Sirius-EP” and “Sanbika” are now on iTunes USA plus 20 other countries.

The song “sirius-EP” also includes a coupling track “Kuroiuta”, the theme song for PS3 game software “Drankenguard 3”.