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Amatsuki and Band-Maid to make UK debuts at MCM London Comic Con May 2016

Date: 2016 March 1st Tuesday [15:53] | Posted By: Joe

The MCM London Comic Con is always good for fans of Japanese culture, with plenty of cosplay, anime, video games and manga being represented. The good folks from the event have just sent us details that will appeal to fans of the J-Music scene. Amatsuki & Band-Maid will make their UK debuts at the MCM London Comic Con.

Amatsuki started out on popular Japanese video service NicoNico Douga. He became internet famous racking up over over 35 million views, and made the transition to the mainstream with his debut album Hello World, which reached number four in Japanís national chart.

Band-Maid combine cute Japanese maid aesthetics with powerful, skilled musicianship. Forged from founder Miku's epxeriences in the maid cafes in otaku capital Akihabara, the combine geek culture with a passion for rock music.

Both acts will be performing live, signing autographs and taking part in on-stage Q&As at the MCM London Comic Con.

The May edition of event is set to run from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May 2016 at the ExCel Centre in London.
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Press releases as follows:

Amatsuki to Appear at MCM London Comic Con This May

Amatsuki, a vocalist that emerged from the internet and now enjoys great popularity, will make his first UK performance at MCM London Comic Con on 27-29 May 2016.

Amatsuki

Amatsuki has achieved over 35 million views on NicoNico Douga, a Japanese videosharing service much like YouTube, with his covers of Vocaloid, anime and video game songs in addition to his original songs.He originally posted videos of himself singing along without thinking seriously about being a professional singer, yet he soon gathered a devoted following due to his powerful voice and charming and friendly character.

Amatsuki made the jump from internet stardom to mainstream success with his debut album Hello World, which reached number four in Japanís national chart. His popularity has also reached further afield than just Japan, with one of his cover songs achieving a million hits after being uploaded by western fans on YouTube.

Amatsuki will attend all three days of MCM London Comic Con, taking place at ExCeL Centre, where they will perform live, participate in Q&A sessions and sign autographs with fans.

Amatsukiís homepage: http://amatsuki.jp/
Amatsukiís Twitter: https://twitter.com/amatsuki_info
Amatsukiís NicoNico Douga: http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/16016171

About MCM Comic Con:
With over 130,000 visitors attending MCM London Comic Con in October 2015, this places MCM as the largest Modern Pop Culture event in Europe and the third largest in the world, just behind San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con.

With an attendance of over 420,000 visitors across all events in 2015, MCM Comic Con events are the UK & Europeís largest and most exciting pop culture shows, and the only UK based shows that bring together such a broad scope of popular culture categories including; Movies, Gaming, Comics, Anime, Television Shows, Gadgets, Music, Clothing and Toys.

http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london


BAND-MAID to Appear at MCM London Comic Con This May

BAND-MAID, one of Japanís hottest up-and-coming all-girl rock acts, will make their European debut with an appearance at MCM London Comic Con on 27-29 May 2016.

Band-Maid

The five members have been turning heads across the globe with their cute, authentic maid aesthetics combined with powerful, skilled musicianship.

BAND-MAID's music videos "Thrill" and "Real Existence" went viral soon after release and have achieved over three million views on YouTube, gaining recognition from western media such as Guitar World, Team Rock and many more.

Formed in 2013, the bandís concept is based on founder Mikuís experiences in Akihabaraís maid cafes, and area of Tokyo famous for otaku ("geek") culture, combined with a passion for rock music.

BAND-MAID will attend all three days of MCM London Comic Con, taking place at ExCeL Centre, where they will perform live, participate in Q&A sessions and sign autographs with fans.

BAND-MAID are:
Guitar & Vocals: Miku
Vocals: Saiki
Guitar: Kanami
Drums: Akane
Bass: Misa

Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bandmaid

Media quotes about BAND-MAID:

"They rock... and play their own instruments (unlike at least one other Japanese girl band of note)." Ė Guitar World

[BAND-MAID] have been rockin and rolling for a while, and they definitely rock" Ė Metal Injection

"Full of addictive numbers with a powerful chemistry of twin vocals and killer guitar riffs." Ė JaME-world

About MCM Comic Con:
With over 130,000 visitors attending MCM London Comic Con in October 2015, this places MCM as the largest Modern Pop Culture event in Europe and the third largest in the world, just behind San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con.

With an attendance of over 420,000 visitors across all events in 2015, MCM Comic Con events are the UK & Europeís largest and most exciting pop culture shows, and the only UK based shows that bring together such a broad scope of popular culture categories including; Movies, Gaming, Comics, Anime, Television Shows, Gadgets, Music, Clothing and Toys.

Source: MCM London Comic Con

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