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a-nation Singapore 2014 report [Part 1]

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If there’s a sentence to summarize a-nation Singapore 2014, it would be “Superb performers, disappointing audience“.

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Perfume World Tour 3rd finally heading to USA, London, Singapore!

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It is a pity that I will not be going to Perfume’s Japan tour “Gurun Gurun”, but Amuse.inc sure made me happy in the wee hours of the morning.

At around 5AM (GMT+8), Perfume fans from all over were going bonkers over articles both online and on newspapers from Japan.

As of 7AM Singapore time, Perfume’s official site has announced World Tour 3rd and its venues!

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AFA11 – zomgwtfbbq

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I suppose you can already guess what this is going to be about! As you have probably heard, the next Mikupa will be held in Singapore, at the Anime Festival Asia 11, on the quirky date of 11.11.11, Friday night. If the Sapporo concert was anything to go by, we’d be getting the magical glass screen and also an exciting lineup of new songs by popular producers. I do hope they play some old favorites too, though!

One of the things to look forward to is definitely the 39’s, the live band who played for the previous Vocaloid concerts. I really enjoy their live arranges of classic songs, and damn, their skill level is really something to behold! Also, I wonder if we’ll see any music producers being invited, too.

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On the ZANEEDS DJ set at STGCC 2011

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Ume here! It’s been a while since I’ve last updated, university has just started for me so I’ve been busy.

If you remember the posts from several months back, where I raved deliriously about Vocaloid Night , you might guess my little routine of checking into the V_N Ustream lives every third Wednesday of the month, and also visiting mogra’s stream once in a while. I’ve developed quite the appetite for vocaloid and anisong-based dance music!

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And here comes ZANEEDS, back to Singapore! They’ve had done a few DJ lives at conventions in other countries (Most recently at Anime Expo), and having heard DJ Torinos’s mixes from their website, I decided that I really wanted to hear them DJ live.

The nice thing about ZANEEDS is that they pick songs that they feel best fit the country, or the audience tastes. This makes them very suited for performances overseas, as they can deliver a general sort of all-purpose fun mix most Vocaloid fans can identify with.

So when I heard the news that STGCC would be inviting ZANEEDS for their own Vocaloid DJ night, I could hardly contain my excitement! I had the lightsticks left over from Miku Party, and they were certainly more than enough ammunition for the very first Vocaloid DJ set to be held in Singapore.

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Perfume hangs out in L.A. and meets, err…

As most Perfume fans know by now, “Polyrhythm” was chosen to be used as background music for a scene in Cars 2 and the song will make it into the official soundtrack.

For this reason, Perfume were in Los Angeles, California for the Cars 2 movie premiere on June 18th.

Here’s a video of them being interviewed on the red carpet.

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ACME III news and other thoughts

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With news finalised previously on nkds’s post early last month, said mystery guest turns out to be Suara! The first few songs from her that lead an impression to me were those from Utawarerumono. Others that were particularly memorable were songs from White album and Kimikiss.

Of course, who could forget her memorable duet with Mizuki Nana of the song ‘Shin Ai’ at Animelo 2009? Ticketing information will be available soon, but I reckon that it’ll be affordable.

Not forgetting guests, official WS player ‘The Mash’ returns our red dot of an island to attend ACME, spreading glorious ways to get yourself hooked onto Weib Schwarz, with Singapore’s largest WS tornament too date. A 200-man tourney, how about that!

Doujin aspects of ACME aren’t forgotten either. Aside from the many doujin groups hawking their pretty and awesome art on nicely created goods such as posters and artbooks, famed doujinshi PLUM will have a booth, selling exclusive merchandise at ACME! More of comiket right at your doorstep. *grin*

Local doujin group CDS will collaborate with KKnM to bring you a special Touhou doujin project titled Elysium. Dedicated Touhou fans shouldn’t miss this out!

Not to mention, KKnM will continue to bring more comiket exclusive limited goodies for all doujin-loving fans out there, so be sure to queue early to avoid disappointment!

ACME III will be held at Suntec Convention Centre, Rooms 325-326 and Foyer, moments after Summer Comiket on the 27th of August. Mark it onto your event calender already!
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Perfume, AKB48 and….???

So I’ve been really slow to update over here, but it seems like there were several updates of interest to me lately. Well, almost all.

First up: Perfume’s new double A single’s CD covers and promotional picture!

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Promotional picture

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Back from Mikupa!

It’s 3am here! I’ve been trying to recover (Just up to a moment ago, it was a pain to even move my arms…) and also squeeze three meals worth of food into supper.

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[Event] Vocaloid Night feat. AVSS: Powered by Pioneer DJ

It’s 1.30am in Tokyo, and I am dead beat. My feet and arms are aching, and mind, this is before the Internet Independent Music Festival, and Miku Party 2011. The cause is none other than Vocaloid Night, a club event held in conjunction with the Y2xVocaloid Cafe in Roppongi Hills.

Having previously attended Vocaloid Night Vol. 14 in Shibuya (See my personal journal for the very roughly written report , I expected a similar experience, but was very wrong.

At 6.30, I dashed from Ikebukuro to Roppongi, but I got there at 7.30pm. The event opens at 6.30pm, and starts at 7.00pm, so I was very worried if the door tickets were sold out. However, it was a rather poor turnout, with only three quarters of the event space filled. It was quite a small space, but should be good enough to hold 200 people comfortably. Having managed to find the venue (after getting lost once…), I approached the door, which opened because one of the staff was coming out, and was greeted by a stunning electronic mix of FullkawaP’s Alice.

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JPlex @ RP this March; angela, FLOW, and many anime movies

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Come early March (or to be precise, 4th to 6th March), JPlex, a new platform event produced by SOZO! Anime fans will be excited to see more of their favourite Japanese artistes within the next few weeks.

So what’s happening at JPlex?

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