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Title: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Kuudere on June 10, 2015, 12:33:19 PM
This thread is for MusicFest guest requests! For general guest requests, please use this thread (http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,20229.0.html) in order for those requests to reach the correct department.

I didn't see the thread yet, and I wanted to get it started early so staff has an idea on who people want to see before they begin the long process of getting a MusicFest act.

Remember: the sooner you request, the better chance you have of staff being able to fulfill that request! These acquisitions can take months of planning/talking, so request early!


For 2016, I'd like to see:

And my #1 request:


Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Dracil on June 11, 2015, 11:55:33 AM
μ's is gonna be ridiculously expensive and also a general logistics nightmare for staff because of so many of them.  Subunits are probably more viable.  It may also be easier and more efficient to do something like bringing fripSide over, as that means not only do you get fripSide for your musical guest, but you also get some of that LL interest via Nanjolno.  And Sat was cool when I met him as part of ALTIMA at Otakon last year.

Mimorin is also another good cheap candidate as she does solo works and is involved in a lot of anime titles in general.

Outside of the LL series, I'd really like to see Wake Up, Girls.  My understanding is they're pretty happy to go to cons that invite them over and I hear they were a blast at ACen previously.

(Consider this basically a request for fripSide, Mimorin, and WUG :P)
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Kuudere on June 11, 2015, 01:43:00 PM
Oh, I know it would be incredibly hard to get them. But if they did manage to somehow make it happen (through corporate sponsorship/charging for tickets - both unlikely since that's not Fanime's style), it'd be a major home-run for them. Your suggestions are a nice compromise, though (but I might be biased because Yoshino Nanjou voices my favorite girl).

Thanks for adding your requests! It'd be awesome to make '16 the year of the idols.
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: otakuya on June 11, 2015, 10:02:26 PM
Back in 2007, there was Play! happening at the same time at the CPA during Fanime. I'd like there to have another video game concert, even if it's not Fanime's doing. Play!, Video Games Live, Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions, Legend of Zelda, or anything like that.
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Sunara Ishi on June 13, 2015, 02:28:19 AM
Copying my list from the guest thread:

Music guests:
Kalafina
Aimer
Superfly
Kanon Wakeshima
BoA
Aoi Eir
Elisa
Suara
ClariS
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Mr. Wendell on June 13, 2015, 12:53:47 PM
BRADIO
Charisma.com
Silent Siren
Da-iCE
Shishido Kavka
Chotokkyu

Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Dracil on June 15, 2015, 01:03:59 PM
Copying my list from the guest thread:

Music guests:
Kalafina
Aimer
Superfly
Kanon Wakeshima
BoA
Aoi Eir
Elisa
Suara
ClariS

Psst, you can already see Eir Aoi this summer at Jpop summit.
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Meester E on December 27, 2015, 07:39:01 PM
LadyBaby
BabyMetal
Aimer
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: cesspooloflight on January 03, 2016, 08:52:55 PM
Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas
Man With A Mission
Bradio
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Angelx624 on January 13, 2016, 12:16:12 AM
Ok, here goes nothing............

SuG
World Order
Gackt
OldCodex
Goatbed
Junretsu
Kiryu
Kamijo
Ryosuke Miura(Hey, he's got songs out there so why not lololol <3 )
Nightmare
Joe Inoue
Piko
Saito Syuusuke(Maybe as an opening act? XD He has a few songs but not many... ;_; )

If I think of more I'll add them. =w=
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: SHINE14 on January 24, 2016, 10:43:22 PM
Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas
Man With A Mission
Bradio

I would love to see Bradio but I checked their website and they're going to be at an event the same time as Fanime :( I would also suggest Unison Square Garden but they'll be at the same event as Bradio haha. Oh well.

I had suggested a couple of people in the general guest suggestion thread but I'll repost them below along with a couple others.

- Uesaka Sumire. Seiyuu who has done OPs and EDs in addition to her career as a singer. Here is one of her singles: https://youtu.be/qSeqUmgjyAU (It starts off slow but doesn't stay that way for long haha)

- Ohashi Ayaka. Another seiyuu and singer who has done OPs and EDs. I posted the PV to one of her singles in the other thread so here is the PV for one of the Comet Lucifer EDs (she did 3 in total for the show): https://youtu.be/BWB2Twfml7I

- 7!!. I've been a long time fan and seeing them at Fanime in 2013 was amazing. They're great performers and I would love to see them again, especially if they perform their ED for Your Lie in April.

And speaking of Your Lie in April....

- goose house. Not sure how hard it would be to get them to come, but their opening for YLIA was easily one of the best OPs of that year. They also seem to have lots of energy and it would be great to see them perform.
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: TheGuardians7 on January 26, 2016, 04:02:45 PM
I can dream right?

Asian Kung-Fu Generation
SID
LiSA
L'Arc-en-Ciel
BUMP OF CHICKEN
KANA-BOON
STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION
goose house
Sound Horizon (Linked Horizon)

As well as people like:

Uesaka Sumire
Ohashi Ayaka
Fukuhara Ayaka
Faylan
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Acid_Android on February 05, 2016, 09:25:27 AM
Thanks everyone for your suggestions; please keep them coming! Just dropping a note to say that we do check the forums even though we may not comment often.

I'm also running a poll on our Twitter since someone brought up local bands, and I wanted to gauge how attendees feel. Do you want to see more local bands inspired by Japanese music (whether cover bands or folks creating their own), or would you rather we kept MusicFest strictly to overseas Japanese artists/bands?

Feel free to answer here or engage in dialogue on Twitter!
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Kuudere on February 05, 2016, 01:28:18 PM
Do you want to see more local bands inspired by Japanese music (whether cover bands or folks creating their own), or would you rather we kept MusicFest strictly to overseas Japanese artists/bands?

Thank you for bringing the discussion here. I'm not very active at all on twitter so I'd probably never see the poll otherwise.

I might be in the minority, but I feel that it's very easy to see local bands outside of Fanime (some of them even perform during Fanime weekend in local venues). What makes MusicFest stand out is the fact that it brings overseas guests - guests that the majority of us would never get to see if it weren't for Fanime bringing them to us. It just wouldn't quite be the same having a focus on local bands. Maybe there could be a short opening act or something, but certainly not a main act.

MusicFest had a state-side guest (forgoing names, here) appear not that long ago, and it wasn't highly received by attendees. Perhaps things have changed since then, but I'd be worried about a repeat of that situation.
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Ecchi ja Nai on February 05, 2016, 01:38:41 PM
Feel free to answer here or engage in dialogue on Twitter!

I'm actually glad this was posted here, as I was about to start a new thread.  I don't have a twitter account and it's not really worth creating one for the sake of responding to a poll.  First, a question: surely you're gauging the interest for MusicFest 2017, right?  I mean, the con is coming up, in the word of the housing registration post, "soon."  I just hope that this doesn't reflect any specific difficulties regarding this year's 'fest, as it's the concerts and swap meet that primarily keep me interested in Fanime these last few years.

To leave some more constructive comments here, I wouldn't mind seeing local bands appear at Fanime, but I'd rather they get a chance to perform on Stage Zero or at most as an opening act to a headliner from Japan.  They should at least cover popular Japanese songs or sing their own songs in Japanese.  And even then, I'd really hope there's some kind of vetting process used to see if a performer or group are actually capable of putting on a show.  There are plenty of talented musicians who like to play and sing around the con, and there's the usual karaoke scene, but I wouldn't necessarily want to go out of my way to catch them on stage.  I remember from a few years ago seeing Lemon Drop Kick at Fanime.  I had no clue who they were, but they put on a really awesome show.  They may be based in LA, but I'd still consider them a j-rock group and I'm really glad I got a chance to check them out.  They'd be my ideal example of someone "local" coming to perform.

As an even better alternative, I wouldn't mind checking out indie bands from Japan.  There's a certain sense of pride in knowing that it's the Bay Area where a band may have gotten their first taste of the international scene.  Or maybe not, but it's still a cool thought.  I recall reading through that thread detailing one longtime staffer's experiences, and seeing that we were this close to having Babymetal perform here.  You never know who the next big group is going to be or where they're going to come from.

If I was still restricted to the two choices in the poll, though, I think local bands are definitely a second in favor of bands that are actually from Japan, but they don't always have to be a huge marquee headliner.  If staff is able to snag a hugely popular group that performs all the hottest anime op's, well, that'd be dandy too.
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Acid_Android on February 05, 2016, 02:22:01 PM
This isn't a reflection of how things are going for this year. This is merely to solicit feedback from attendees on what you want to see at future MusicFest events. I received some expressed interest in locals via email, but I wanted to determined whether or not that sentiment was shared on a larger scale among those who go to MusicFest every year.

We are known for bringing in mostly Japanese rock acts, but a lonnnngggg time ago, we used to incorporate way more local bands, and I wanted to verify if anyone actually missed seeing that. If a majority feel like it's something to go back to, then it's something we have to look at to keep our attendees happy.



Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Angelx624 on February 05, 2016, 06:14:15 PM
I have to agree with Kuudere. While it'd be cool to see some local bands/artists as opening acts, you probably want to keep the main acts being ones from overseas, since a vast majority of the congoers are unable to see overseas performers elsewhere(unless they go to AX and see them there, but not everyone who goes to Fanime goes to AX, something to keep in mind).
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: echoshadow on February 06, 2016, 02:48:46 AM
Thanks everyone for your suggestions; please keep them coming! Just dropping a note to say that we do check the forums even though we may not comment often.

I'm also running a poll on our Twitter since someone brought up local bands, and I wanted to gauge how attendees feel. Do you want to see more local bands inspired by Japanese music (whether cover bands or folks creating their own), or would you rather we kept MusicFest strictly to overseas Japanese artists/bands?

Feel free to answer here or engage in dialogue on Twitter!

Thanks for posting this here too.

Well seeing as how things went last year with "Music Fest" I say add them.  The main band(s) should be an anime related Japanese band/group/what not, but opening bands or even adding a Friday show for main local bands would be awesome too. Then you'll truly be a music "fest"
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: airanimechiic on February 06, 2016, 03:06:14 PM
So I know the requests for these kind of people come in every year, but is it possible to get a current really big name guest? It doesn't have to be all of them~

-a Vocaloid? any Vocaloid?
-Dir En Grey
-Babymetal
-L'Arc-en-Ciel
-bring back Danceroid?
-BoA
-a kpop band that's promoted in japan?
-any one of the akb48 subunits...?
-ぷぷっぴ (BoopBoopBeDoop)?
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Freud on February 10, 2016, 10:24:44 AM
Oldcodex
One ok Rock
Perfume!
Kyary
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: SquishyK on February 10, 2016, 01:14:39 PM
I think local bands would be cool so long as they maintain that relation to anime and japanese culture/influences (if anyone happens to know of appropriate bands post them, I'd love to check them out as I can't actually think of any myself). However, it has always been very exciting for me in the past to see an actual band/artist from Japan. Personally I wouldn't sacrifice that entirely even if it meant a much larger program.
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Amarok on February 15, 2016, 02:00:23 PM
My 2 cents--just like I'm not really interested in seeing dub actors, I'm not really interested in seeing local bands, although I totally get that there are people who may want it. I always make an effort to go see all the Japanese bands you guys get to play every year even when they're not a genre I'm particularly into because I know the amount of work it takes to get somebody from overseas, and I appreciate the rare opportunity to get to see bands I wouldn't otherwise without going to Japan.  :D It's one of the big highlights of Fanime for me, so I'd be pretty disappointed if you went for local cover bands instead. If it's a numbers thing, I'd much rather see one or two artists from Japan instead of a bunch of local bands. And I agree with all of Ecchi ja Nai's comments/alternatives!
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: citrus on February 15, 2016, 07:27:39 PM
Yeah... the last time we had a state side artist playing. Not well received? Try having a crowd member boo so loud you can hear them! Fanime is always known to get a very big name to play. If you MUST have a local band. Make sure they have an actual reputation and people would know fairly well before having them perform in Musicfest.

I'm gonna be honest. If it wasn't for the headliner, Fanime would have NOTHING for me to return back to the convention. If we don't get a big name Japanese band or have a good reputation. I'd rather just skip the convention and save up for a convention that KNOWS what they are doing.

Oh and also? You guys want feedback since you always so call welcome it? Here's something you can work on  COMMUNICATION FOR EVERYTHING. GETTING INFORMATION OUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. NO COOKIE CUT ANSWERS OR EXCUSES.
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: cutiebunny on February 16, 2016, 03:17:21 PM
The fact that you're asking this makes me wonder if one (or both) of the following things have occurred for Fanime 2016.

1) The big name group you thought was going to show up has canceled.  You know you can find local acts to fit the bill, but in order to justify it, you're going to ask attendees so you can later claim that you're catering to what (a small percentage) of your attendees want.  In other words, a Fanime 2012 repeat.

2) You're looking for ways to cut costs to fund the money into....'better' and/or more guests? Free water for all attendees?  Staff that can announce things in a timely fashion?

Fanime's one saving grace was their ability to get a solid Japanese group to perform.  Even when the rest of the guest list was (largely) disastrous, MusicFest would always round things out.  I even contemplated missing Animazement, despite them landing Nobuteru Yuuki, because of Home Made Kazoku in 2014.  For someone who has little interest in musical guests and goes to conventions solely for the animation guests, that was quite notable.

I hate seeing topics like these because I've seen similar request threads ignored in lieu of whatever Fanime management was already planning to do.  I guess it's great that you're the only large convention that I know of that still has a forum and allows people to post their thoughts, but I often wonder if that's just a meaningless gesture when our voiced concerns are rarely addressed. 
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Kyra_Maverick on February 16, 2016, 04:47:40 PM
I would be very disappointed if the only musical guests were local garage bands. Fanime just isn't the proper audience for that. 
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Acid_Android on February 19, 2016, 03:33:18 PM
As I've mentioned in my previous post, my asking the question has absolutely no reflection on what is happening for 2016 (and things ARE happening. I'm not at liberty to say what until it's all 'official.' And a repeat of 2012 is NOT happening.)

Let's just say I received feedback that said I was doing a disservice to FanimeCon attendees by not having a local band play, and this isn't the first time I've been told that I should strongly consider local bands. My attempt was to see if that feeling was felt by others who actually go to MusicFest. The survey was a tool for me to see if there was something that was really wanted apart from what we were already doing in focusing mostly on Japanese acquisitions.

Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: NeoCrimson on February 21, 2016, 06:26:53 PM
Abingdon Boys School
Uverworld
Aqua Timez
Yoshiki Fukuyama
Inoue Joe
Jam Project
Mizuki Nana
SID
YUI
Wada Kouji
The Gazette
Chemistry
Nakajima Megumi & May'n

small list to start
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: TupacTheRobot on March 12, 2016, 02:46:58 PM
Aqua Timez
Lotus Juice
Taku Iwasaki
Teddyloid
BRADIO
Jam Project
Coda, TOMMY, and Jin Hashimoto
Hyadain
FLOW
Abingdon boys school
ClariS
The Aquabats
And Anamanaguchi
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Kuudere on March 24, 2016, 06:13:16 PM
Meanwhile, MusicFest's twitter (https://twitter.com/FanimeMusicFest) has been dropping hints of who's coming this year... So I think we'll get the announcement soon!

(I already figured it out based on the hints, but I don't want to spoil the surprise for others! I wasn't familiar with them before, but looked them up and they look like they'll put on a fun show. Congrats on getting that group, MF staff!)
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Angelx624 on March 24, 2016, 08:17:11 PM
Huh, those are some hints, alright. XDD Hope we hear who it is sooooon!!! ^___^

EDIT: I did some research, and I think I figured it out!! Wow......... Fanime........... coughthey'rehot :DDDD <3333
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Kuudere on March 24, 2016, 10:07:00 PM
Huh, those are some hints, alright. XDD Hope we hear who it is sooooon!!! ^___^

EDIT: I did some research, and I think I figured it out!! Wow......... Fanime........... coughthey'rehot :DDDD <3333

I think I just saw your post on the Fanime fanpage...You did an awesome job in figuring it out! I did waaay more sleuthing and work to get to the answer, and you literally just googled it. Haha...wish I'd thought of that.
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Angelx624 on March 24, 2016, 10:55:33 PM
Huh, those are some hints, alright. XDD Hope we hear who it is sooooon!!! ^___^

EDIT: I did some research, and I think I figured it out!! Wow......... Fanime........... coughthey'rehot :DDDD <3333

I think I just saw your post on the Fanime fanpage...You did an awesome job in figuring it out! I did waaay more sleuthing and work to get to the answer, and you literally just googled it. Haha...wish I'd thought of that.
Well, I was getting stumped, and just went to google in plans of going through 5-member groups to find out who fit the hints. XDD I went to images, saw "them", went to their wiki page in a Jpop Wiki, I think it was?? And it said the youngest was 22, then I saw their song "Hush Hush", and that's when I knew......... XDDD


I was actually way off before, cause I was trying to find Jpop/Jrock songs with "monkeys" in the title. XDDD Cause I thought the monkeys had to do with the song in some way.
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: SHINE14 on March 24, 2016, 11:25:26 PM
Figured it out as well and I'm actually surprised. Although, correct me if I'm wrong, they haven't done any anime related work, huh? While I'm slightly disappointed, it's nice to see this group after all the genres we've been hearing the past couple years. Hopefully they put on a great show.

I probably won't receive an answer on this, but will there be a second act? :P
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Angelx624 on March 25, 2016, 12:22:22 AM
Yeah, I saw that they haven't done any stuff for anime, but I'm sure their performance will still be good!! ^^ (And yes, it's nice to see a jpop band for a change!! <3 )

I'm hoping there's a second one!! I mean, Back-On did great last year, but the concert felt so short with just one act. :( Hoping that getting just one act isn't a permanent thing!!
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: joAnnwashere on March 25, 2016, 02:08:39 AM
Reposting this here as an offhand suggestion since it popped into my head while posting in the main guests thread, and since we've been having discussions here on non-Japanese guests. ^^

Quote
I've gotten into watching Youtube playthroughs with my boyfriend, and one comedy gaming channel we're both huge fans of is Game Grumps. The main players are Arin and Danny who reside in LA, I believe. They're really personable and entertaining so panels featuring them would be great, they'd add even more variety into the lineup, and maybe could play against fans + do live playthroughs (is this a thing?) with the Gaming Hall. :)

Danny is also in a comedy band called Ninja Sex Party which would be a hilarious act at MusicFest or Stage Zero, though some songs are NSFW, and I don't actually know if that's allowed.. They're really popular too, so I wonder about the expense.

NSP isn't anime-related or meant to be a serious band, it's just appealingly nerdy, and would fit the Fanime crowd well. I agree in that it'd be even better to add in an indie Japanese group, but if not possible, a local group would be great too. My recommended hierarchy would be something like.. second Japanese headliner > indie Japanese group > American group with large following > indie American group > no additional groups. It'd be good to add in one more act as an opening, and for variety.

Some JP ones I'd like:
JAM Project (Think everyone would love hearing the One Punch Man theme in person)
Akino from bless4
Aoi Eir
Linked Horizon
The Oral Cigarettes
Man with a Mission
Any subdivision of E-Girls
....... Arashi... XD (Or Jun alone, he could just stand on stage and smile at the audience and everyone would be happy :3)
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Acid_Android on March 29, 2016, 05:58:39 AM
LOL JoAnnwashere!!  I WISH we could get Arashi XD You can probably put me completely on record when I say that the probability of that happening is close to zero :(

Anyway, today should be really interesting :) Like in the afternoon around 5 pm lol  ;)
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Mr. Wendell on March 29, 2016, 05:15:34 PM
BRADIO
Charisma.com
Silent Siren
Da-iCE
Shishido Kavka
Chotokkyu

Called it.  8) Do I get a cookie?  ;D
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Angelx624 on March 29, 2016, 06:55:57 PM
BRADIO
Charisma.com
Silent Siren
Da-iCE
Shishido Kavka
Chotokkyu

Called it.  8) Do I get a cookie?  ;D
Yes, you totally do. :DD
I'm beyond excited thankyouFanime
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: KomaedaNagito on March 29, 2016, 07:10:23 PM
I would love some Kpop bands like BTS or VIXX to come one day but I'd also love to have SID or AKB48 as well!
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: citrus on March 29, 2016, 08:15:28 PM
I'm open to J-pop groups like these... I've seen Momoiro Clover Z at AX and I did enjoy it. I can't exactly say it was my cup of tea though. I'm not really into the whole boy band or group thing. I just only hope they are not the only one playing this year. If anything, I hope they perform as an opening act or play for 2 whole hours.

Also... PLEASE tell me there is going to be more then just one artist...
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: TupacTheRobot on March 29, 2016, 09:30:44 PM
ALSO I FORGOT TO MENTION, FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS WOULD BE AN AWESOME BAND TO SEE
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: funsi on April 03, 2016, 02:57:19 PM
Oldcodex
One ok Rock
Perfume!
Kyary

Perfume is actually coming to SF on August 28.  :)

Artists I'd love to see:
Egoist
Chris Hart
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Angelx624 on April 03, 2016, 06:35:45 PM
I'm hoping for more than one artist, myself. I've suggested quite a few, already, though. (^^)"
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: TupacTheRobot on April 04, 2016, 12:20:02 PM
I'm hoping for more than one artist, myself. I've suggested quite a few, already, though. (^^)"


There will be, there always is if you haven't been to musicfest berfore
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Angelx624 on April 04, 2016, 05:05:03 PM
I'm hoping for more than one artist, myself. I've suggested quite a few, already, though. (^^)"


There will be, there always is if you haven't been to musicfest berfore
Dude, I've been going to Musicfest since my first Fanime in 2010. XDD But, if you didn't attend it last year, there was only one artist as opposed to the usual two. XD
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Acid_Android on April 05, 2016, 03:44:56 AM
Artists I'd love to see:
Egoist
Chris Hart

:D I'll be sure to tell Chris. He was actually a local act at MusicFest in 2008 when he was doing rock lol
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Sunara Ishi on April 08, 2016, 12:04:14 AM
I'm hoping for more than one artist, myself. I've suggested quite a few, already, though. (^^)"


There will be, there always is if you haven't been to musicfest berfore
Dude, I've been going to Musicfest since my first Fanime in 2010. XDD But, if you didn't attend it last year, there was only one artist as opposed to the usual two. XD
Occasionally when there is a very big guest, there is only one. I believe 2008 also only had one; unless my love for An Cafe made me overlook the other one... -.-;
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Acid_Android on April 08, 2016, 01:10:28 PM
I'm hoping for more than one artist, myself. I've suggested quite a few, already, though. (^^)"


There will be, there always is if you haven't been to musicfest berfore
Dude, I've been going to Musicfest since my first Fanime in 2010. XDD But, if you didn't attend it last year, there was only one artist as opposed to the usual two. XD
Occasionally when there is a very big guest, there is only one. I believe 2008 also only had one; unless my love for An Cafe made me overlook the other one... -.-;

The number of MusicFest guests vary from year to year, but that's mostly from various issues and circumstances that differ each year. One thing is for sure: many conventions now bring music guests, far more than when MusicFest first started ~13 years ago. Japanese agencies know they can ask for more, and can decide to go with the highest-bidder, so to speak. What I used to be able to accomplish a long time ago with acquisitions is WAY more difficult now.

Just something to keep in mind.

(Also we did have more than just An Cafe in 2008...just not on the same night. "Old schoolers" would remember that MusicFest used to have two-nights of concerts to accommodate locals and smaller indie bands)

Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: TupacTheRobot on April 15, 2016, 04:37:30 PM
Oh my god I keep forgetting some I meant to say

Shoko Nakagawa and/or Soul'd out would be awesome!
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: hikanteki on May 30, 2016, 08:24:23 PM
My 2 cents--just like I'm not really interested in seeing dub actors, I'm not really interested in seeing local bands, although I totally get that there are people who may want it. I always make an effort to go see all the Japanese bands you guys get to play every year even when they're not a genre I'm particularly into because I know the amount of work it takes to get somebody from overseas, and I appreciate the rare opportunity to get to see bands I wouldn't otherwise without going to Japan.  :D It's one of the big highlights of Fanime for me, so I'd be pretty disappointed if you went for local cover bands instead. If it's a numbers thing, I'd much rather see one or two artists from Japan instead of a bunch of local bands. And I agree with all of Ecchi ja Nai's comments/alternatives!

I agree 100%! The Japanese bands are the only reason why I make it a point to return to Fanime year after year. After 2013 Line Con I had sworn off Fanime but then reversed my decision for one reason only, which was the announcement of Home Made Kazoku (well, two reasons--them, and fixing reg.)

I'd be fine with an western J-influenced band AS AN OPENER as long as they were top notch. Lemon Drop Kick is a great example! But we don't need the bands that make the rounds at all local conventions (i.e. Akai Sky)

Alternately, I wouldn't mind seeing some indie J-Pop/J-Rock bands from Japan. It's great to see big name acts, but even if they aren't big name, it's still worth going to see a style that's hard to find in the US.

While I too would like to see the return of a two act MusicFest, I understand that's not always possible, and I'll gladly take one amazing band over none.
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Angelx624 on June 06, 2016, 01:47:57 AM
I'm hoping for more than one artist, myself. I've suggested quite a few, already, though. (^^)"


There will be, there always is if you haven't been to musicfest berfore
Dude, I've been going to Musicfest since my first Fanime in 2010. XDD But, if you didn't attend it last year, there was only one artist as opposed to the usual two. XD
Occasionally when there is a very big guest, there is only one. I believe 2008 also only had one; unless my love for An Cafe made me overlook the other one... -.-;

The number of MusicFest guests vary from year to year, but that's mostly from various issues and circumstances that differ each year. One thing is for sure: many conventions now bring music guests, far more than when MusicFest first started ~13 years ago. Japanese agencies know they can ask for more, and can decide to go with the highest-bidder, so to speak. What I used to be able to accomplish a long time ago with acquisitions is WAY more difficult now.

Just something to keep in mind.

(Also we did have more than just An Cafe in 2008...just not on the same night. "Old schoolers" would remember that MusicFest used to have two-nights of concerts to accommodate locals and smaller indie bands)
Makes sense. And yes, my first Fanime was back when there were more than one concerts. I went to the LM.C one that year. <3333

And while there was only one performer this year, the concert was still one of the best Musicfests I've been to. <3333 Da-iCE are really amazing. :) <3 They showed SO much love for the fans and I couldn't have asked for a better music guest. <3333 They truly made my Fanime this year.
Title: Re: Guests I Want For Music Fest 2016!!
Post by: Steve.Young on June 07, 2016, 04:17:21 PM
Unstickied. 2017 is up, use that one.