JAM Project is the first of several featured artists to appear as part of the Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon!
This is JAM Project’s fourth collaboration with Otakorp, Inc. JAM Project made its US debut at Otakon 2008. They returned for Otakon Music Fest in 2012, and made a brief appearance at Otakon Vegas 2015 in conjunction with the Anisong World Tour Lantis Festival in Las Vegas held nearby. This will mark their first return to Otakon proper.
FLOW, consisting of brothers KOHSHI (vocals) and TAKE (guitar), KEIGO (vocals), GOT’S (bass) and IWASAKI (drums), began with the two brothers in 1998, and began getting national attention in 2003 with the single “Blaster”. Since then, they have performed themes for several anime including “Go!!!” for Naruto and “COLORS” for CODE GEASS: Lelouch of the Rebellion. They’ve taken their energetic live shows from Japan’s Budokan to countries around the world, including several prior US appearances.
Takanori Nishikawa made his debut as T.M.Revolution (T.M.R.) in May 1996, with the single “Dokusai –monopolize-”. Since then, he has established a reputation as a singer with ear-catching tunes combined with intriguing and irresistible live performances. Many singles have been picked up as themes of major anime and games including Mobile Suit Gundam and Sengoku Basara.
Yousei Teikoku was founded on the idea that humanity's dwindling belief in fairies must be reversed in order to bring back the purity in people's hearts. It was in year 1997 at Nagoya where the princess of the Fairy Empire, Yui (vocals) first grouped with Takaha Tachibana (guitar) and named themselves “Yousei Teikoku Dai San Gakutai”. Yousei Teikoku is the shortened name. They then scouted three members in Midgard, Nanami (bass), Shiren (guitar), and Gight (drums). The band merges heavy and aggressive rock music with metal, classical and techno. They performed for many anime including “Kuusou Mesorogiwi” for Future Diary.