Tokyo, Japan Nov 5th, 2019 – The 20th Anniversary Lantis Matsuri was held across three days in June in Tokyo and showcased over 70 musical performers from all over Japan. Here we are sharing the official concert review and the photos of the 3-Day concerts!
Event: Lantis Matsuri 20th Anniversary ARIGATOU ANISONG
Date: June 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2019
Location: Makuhari Messe, Tokyo
Lantis Matsuri 20th Anniversary ARIGATOU ANISONG Official Report
Day 3: Sunday 23rd
Sunday started with a big dose of rock music as OLDCODEX took the stage and performed “Rage on” the OP of Free! The audience sang along “Heading to Over” from Free! Dive to the Future.
Next up on stage was the multi-talented Makoto Furukawa (Saitama from One Punch Man) who sang his debut single “miserable masquerade”.
He was followed by buzz☆Vibes, a duo consisting of Showtaro Morikubo and Shinnosuke, they performed their funky hit song titled “Screamin’ 2nite”.
Mia REGINA entered the stage and were received by a frenetic audience. Their performance of “Chou Musubi Amulet” from Soushin Shoujo Matoi was very powerful, the girls have outstanding voices and strong stage presence.
Next was one of the most awaited performances from the Nijigasaki High School Idol Club who came on stage with their debut single “TOKIMEKI Runners”, they gave us a lovely show filling the whole place with joy and excitement.
Idol time was not over as THE IDOLM@STER MILLION LIVE! MILLIONSTARS took over and performed “Brand New Theater”, “UNION!!” and “DIAMOND DAYS”.
After a break, the audience was welcomed back by the mighty band ORESAMA with the glamorous performance of “wonder drive” and “Ryuusei Dance Floor“.
The atmosphere filled with the lovely and ethereal voice of Chima performing the beautiful opening theme of Hakumei to Mikochi “urar” leaving us wanting more of her soft voice.
But the same atmosphere linger with rionos and her song “Hachitairo” her hot song from Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau (Children of the Whales).
Reina Ueda shared the stage with rionos to sing “sleepland”. This song was composed by rionos herself for Reina.
One of the highlights of today’s shows was the performance by voice actors and singers Minori Chihara, Aya Hirano, Yūko Gotō, and Daisuke Ono, members of the SOS Brigade of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
Their songs brought the fans back to the whimsical world of Haruhi owning the audience’s memories for 5-song set.
At 5:00 p.m., red light sticks went up and were being waved all around, as fans voices roared to welcome the next act, LAZY. Fans were pumped up following their performance, but what really kicked up the cheering to another notch, was an impassioned speech from the head of Lantis himself saying “Let’s all get excited about the anime world!”.
Chorogonzu followed up with a powerful performance, and fans cheered wildly as the members gave self-introductions and the second season of Miss Kobayashi’s Maid Dragon was teased further.
Following that wonderful revelation, the three Aqours sub-groups Guilty Kiss, AZALEA, and CYaRon! took to the stage to get fans excited for what was to come next.
Guilty Kiss lead with “Strawberry Trapper”, a rock-sounding song, and “Shadow gate to love” followed. It was the perfect balance between upbeat and cool for their performance.
AZALEA was next, and the light sticks all quickly changed to pink as if a magic spell had been cast. Their performance was simply astounding to watch.
CYaRon! was the last group. They danced and performed “Kaigandoori de Matteru yo” while teasing fans. For a moment, it felt as if the entire audience was one giant entity.
After the lovely ladies of Aqours left the stage, Sphere, Ayaka Ohashi, and Azusa Tadokoro all came on giving great performances. Each of them announced new music coming soon and it was returned with roaring applause from the audience.
Something that was met with a very warm reception from fans, was the unexpected special stage that featured the ladies of Sphere teaming up with JAM Project for a rock-esque song performance.
As the end got closer, the last two artists to take the stage were SCREEN mode and JAM Project. SCREEN mode performed their hit song, “Kyokugen Dreamer” from the anime Yatterman Night and JAM Project closed it out with their hit song from One Punch Man!
Just when everyone thought the concert was over, the entire stadium started cheering for an encore. This was met by all the artists of the day returning to the stage to passionately perform “Starting STYLE!!2019”. The fans loved it and it left everyone in a very happy mood. ARIGATO ANISONG!!
About Lantis Matsuri
Lantis is a Japanese music label founded in 1999 focused on anisong music. Lantis is also the lead organizer of the Anisong World Matsuri concert series.
The next Lantis Matsuri 2019 at Anime NYC will take place at 7:30 PM on Friday, November 15 in the Special Events Hall of the Javits Center. For more information about the next Lantis Matsuri, visit the official site for more information.
A global Live Streaming “Lantis Matsuri 2019 at Anime NYC” conducted by MyAnimeList and Honey’s Anime has been launched through the streaming service called MAL Live. Visit to watch the live streaming of the next Lantis Matsuri!
Official site (English) http://animenyc.com/lantismatsuri2019/