MCM_ComicCon_London_vThe London MCM Expo is upon us once again. A multi-genre event with the focus on anime, manga, video games, sci-fi, cosplay & films, the Expo also regularly puts on a stage of performances across the weekend (Read up on our adventures at Expo in 2013 here: Adventures at MCM Expo 2013 )

This Expo will see performances from several of our favourite artists and groups, including HIMEZAWA, KELSEY ELLISON and CINNAMON PURIN. The action takes place on the Popasia stage.

Here’s the details on the weekend shows in order of performances:

Saturday 24th May 12.00
purinWell-established dance performance team Cinnamon Purin features none other than Finny Attridge (Marshmallow Llama Time) and wowed us last year with their interpretation of Hatsune Miku tune ‘Viva Hello’. Expect more exuberant and energetic routines from Team Purin this weekend.

Cinnamon Purin’s set promises some Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Babymetal and also anime themes from Fairy Tail, Shugo Chara and more!

More info on Cinnamon Purin here:

Saturday 24th May 12:30pm
himezawaHailing from Germany Himezawa already made a splash at the MCM Expo last October and has also appeared at the LAC. Previously a participant in the German Cosplay Championship, Himezawa also featured on German TV for her performance as Yui from Angel Beats.

Himezawa has also starred in Germany’s Koneko magazine as well as Neo in the UK where she was Cosplay Star for her Nishikino Maki Cosplay from the series Love Live School Idol Project. In March 2013, she participated in the European Cosplay Gathering Group Category, with the Idolm@ster dance outfit ‘Colorful Idols’.

Catch up with Himezawa online via

Saturday 24th May 3:30pm
feat_kelseyKelsey Ellison grew up with a strong interest in Japanese pop culture, inspired by anime soundtracks and Japanese idol outfits. In 2012 she was part of Oishii!Ichigo, the performance outfit orchestrated by Beckii Cruel and whose finest moment was the pop sensibility of ‘Gametime’.

More recently, Kelsey has built up a strong YouTube presence with over 40,000 subscribers. Earlier this year she released the single ‘Pom Pom’, a fine combo of Western and Japanese music traditions.

More info on Kelsey:

Sunday 25th May 12:00pm
scarlettScarlett is best know for winning the UK Kawaii Star contest at Hyper Japan in 2011 and who also sang on Japanese TV show Nodojiman The World last year.

A member of UK outfit Oishii Ichigo and MK Dance Group, Scarlett’s setlist often includes songs from popular anime such as Toaru Kagaku no Railgun and Macross Frontier.

More on Scarlett here:
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The MC Expo takes place from Friday 23rd May through to Sunday 25th May. More info via our J-Pop Go Events page or direct from