On July 6th, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California during the week of Anime Expo 2018, Anisong World Matsuri held their Super Live. There were four artists that were there to perform music from their works and from various anime themes.
They were May’n, Aimer, Sanketsu-girl Sayuri, and Yuki Kajiura. I went into this concert pretty blind due to not being too familiar with a lot of their work, but I also saw it as an opportunity to see how they do live so that I can potentially become a fan. I also had not watched any of the anime series which they did theme songs for such as the Fate series
What made this concert much different than the other shows Anisong World Matsuri put on that week was that this wasn’t idol influenced at all. All of the artists on this bill weren’t going to sing and dance nor have a flashy set and costumes. It was vocals and live instruments. There was a lot of interaction between the artists and the attendees.
Like the other concerts, this was a sea of lightsticks depending on what the series was. Everyone just happened to know when to put up a certain color which was tremendous.
Although I wasn’t too familiar with the artist nor the music, I’m glad I went as a fan of anime and music overall. I know eventually I’ll watch some of these series, and I’ll catch some of the songs knowing I got to see the songs performed live.
Written by: Timtastic