ANIME ATTACKS takes place in Gateshead and features a weekend of anime and manga related events including manga artists, cosplay, J-Pop, stalls and exhibits.
J-Pop Go has been invited to stage an evening of J-Pop for the Friday night events which will include the following:
Star of the Japan Matsuri and member of music duo AJ Unity. Naomi has also worked alongside musicians and producers including Brian Rollins (Kylie Minogue, Tina Turner, Cher), Gota Yashiki (Simply Red) and Andy Wright (David Bowie, Bon Jovi, Sinead O’Connor and Grammy Award-winning producer of Jeff Beck). She has also starred alongside Hugh Grant in the film Bridget Jones Diary.
Naomi is known for the opening theme song for anime Iczelion and has also worked hard to support and raise funds for victims of the Earthquake Tsunami tragedy which struck Japan in 2011. Naomi also finds time to focus on releases as a solo artist, including her most recent release titled ‘Our Song’.
One of the most well known names on the UK Japanese pop culture scene, Beckii rose to fame on her YouTube channel establishing a fanbase both here and also in Japan. Posting videos of herself dancing to J-Pop and anime songs, one her best known videos featured Beckii dancing to ‘Danjo’. She is the 17th most subscribed user (3rd most in the Musician category) in Japan on YouTube. Her YouTube account has reached 15 million upload views and over 56,000 subscribers.
In 2010 she featured in a BBC 3 documentary about her success. She had also started work with songwriter/producer Tom Nichols (better known for working with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Sugababes and also co-wrote the No. 1 single ‘Black Coffee’ for All Saints). This collaboration resulted in ‘You Can’t Kiss Me’ which achieved success with a No. 8 position in the Music Week Club Chart and No. 15 in the Commercial Club Chart.
Once again, DJ duties will be handled by DJ genkiboi bringing a variety of J-Pop, Idol Music, Vocaloid, Anime Tunes and a splash of K-Pop to keep the evening going.
BONUS UPDATE: UK39 Featuring HATSUNE MIKU & FRIENDS
For those attending on the Saturday, the Miku-UK Project will be staging a separate live performance featuring Len, Rin, Luka and Miku complete with audience interaction and special effects. Further details available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/464620523612545/522940687780528/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity
J- Pop Go Anime Attacks Club night featuring Becki Cruel and Naomi Suzuki
Friday 1st November
7pm to 10.30pm