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Anime NYC’s Lantis Matsuri Anisong Concert Tickets Go on Sale August 30

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One of the big events planned during this year’s Anime NYC convention is New York City’s first ever Lantis Matsuri anime music concert. This special concert aims to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Japanese music label Lantis, and will feature the likes of anisong legends JAM Project, TRUE, ZAQ, and Guilty Kiss of Love Live! Sunshine!!‘s Aqours.

It all takes place inside Javits Center’s Special Events Hall at 7:30pm on Friday, November 15, just in time to bring the first day of Anime NYC to a close. Lantis Matsuri requires a separate ticket, and the latest update has them going on sale on Friday, August 30 at 12:00pm Eastern Time, so keep your eyes on the ticketing site for more.

Here’s a breakdown of the ticketing plans:

  • VIP Ticket – $135

    • Early Entry
    • Seating Block Closest to Stage
    • Collectible Lantis Matsuri Pass
    • Lantis Matsuri Starting STYLE!! 2019 Blu-ray signed by JAM Project, TRUE, and ZAQ
  • Limited Edition Guilty Kiss from Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours Poster
  • Limited Edition Lantis Matsuri Knapsack
  • A Ticket – $60

    • Seating Block Behind VIP Ticket Holders
    • Limited Edition Lantis Matsuri Knapsack
  • B Ticket – $40

    • Seating Block Behind A Ticket Holders
    • Limited Edition Lantis Matsuri Knapsack

Lantis Matsuri VIP ticket holders will be able to receive early entry beginning at 6:30 PM and various collectibles including the Japanese Starting STYLE!! 2019 Blu-ray – a commemorative Blu-ray featuring a music video of Lantis Matsuri 2019’s official theme song sung by 20 years of Lantis artists. The Blu-ray will be pre-signed by performers JAM Project, TRUE, and ZAQ.

Lantis Matsuri A and B ticket holders will be able to enter beginning at 7:00 PM. All ticket holders will receive a limited edition Lantis Matsuri knapsack with their ticket. 

VIP ticket holders will be able to sit anywhere in the VIP section. A ticket holders will be able to sit anywhere in the A section. B ticket holders will be able to sit anywhere in the B section. 

And here’s an overview of the performing artists:

  • JAM Project – Anisong rock unit formed in 2000. Artists behind both One-Punch Man’s Season 1 and Season 2 themes: “The Hero! ~Set Fire to the Furious Fist~”  and “Uncrowned Greatest Hero”. Also behind themes to Super Robot WarsGaroGravionSgt. FrogScrapped PrincessMazinkaiserNobunaga the FoolPanda-ZSpace Battleship Yamato 2199, and more.

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  • Guilty Kiss from Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours – Guilty Kiss is a unit created from the school idol group Aqours, which appears in the multimedia school idol project Love Live! Sunshine!! The members are Riko Sakurauchi (voiced by Rikako Aida), Yoshiko Tsushima (voiced by Aika Kobayashi), and Mari Ohara (voiced by Aina Suzuki). Aqours has performed sold out concerts across Japan, Asia, and LA.

  • TRUE – Anisong singer most recently recognized for performing “Blast!” from the hit anime movie Sound! Euphonium – Our Promise: A Brand New Day. Also the performer to themes from Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded OrphansThat Time I Got Reincarnated as a SlimeViolet Evergarden, and A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-. Performed in Anime Diva Night at Anime NYC in 2017 and Anisong World Matsuri at Anime NYC in 2018.

  • ZAQ – Prolific anisong singer, lyricist, composer, and arranger who wrote songs for other anisong singers before debuting as a singer herself. Has sung themes to Love, Chunibyo & Other DelusionsConcrete RevolutioFlip FlappersFood Wars! The Third PlateThe Magnificent KOTOBUKIMaria the Virgin WitchRail WarsTrinity Seven, and more