Cosplay Mania JAM Concert – A Recap

After the Cosplay Mania ’14 main activities, kicked off its first ever anisong concert, the Japanese Anime Music (J.A.M) concert at the night of October 4-5 in the Main Stage, Function Room 5 of SMX Manila.

The two-day concert featured its headliner anisong artists Loverin∞Tamburin band led by its vocalists Aya and Precure artist Aya Ikeda.

Local Jrock cover band Moonspeak led by their main vocalist Adz Sison opened the first day of the JAM concert with songs from the following anime series Haikyuu! (Imagination), Eureka 7 (Days), Zetsuen no Tempest (Spirit Inspiration), and Slamdunk (Sekai Ga Owaru Made wa)

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Aside from anime theme songs, Moonspeak also performed the theme song of the first live-action Rurouni Kenshin movie, The Beginning, by One Ok Rock.

Famous Japanese cosplayer KANAME☆ and Reika surprised the crowd as they jammed along with Moonspeak in the tune of Preserved Roses from Valvrave the Liberator and Days from Eureka Seven.

Ending the first day of the anisong concert is the live performance of Loverin∞Tamburin.

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Loverin∞Tamburin is known for their anisongs Aishitageru from Makai Senki Disgaea and mo.o! from Nanatsuiro★Drops.

The band is consists of their main vocalist and also songwriter AYA,  pianist and arranger AKIHIRO; and the support musicians, ex A-JARI member Fujio Ryo, ex SUPER TRAPP member Takumi Matsuda aka Fire and; ex Judy and Mary member and drummer Kohta Igarashi.

They also opened the second night of the JAM concert playing their new songs and some cover songs from Dragon Ball Z, etc. Their concert in Manila is part of their World Tour and this is their 12th performance outside Japan.

According to Team Deremoe, their performance is also part of the “arraignments” for the upcoming Haneda International Anime Music Festival which will take place on March 28-29.

Another highlight of the Cosplay Mania JAM is the live performance of ya Ikeda at the concert stage. The audience particularly Precure fans danced to the beat of their favorite Precure theme songs, “Alright! Heartcatch Precure!” from Heartcatch Precure, “Let’s go! Smile Precure!” from Smile Precure, Wonderful Powerful Music!! and #Kibou Rainbow# both from Suite Pretty Cure.

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Aside from Precure songs, she also performed the theme song of Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: Kuromajutsu Satsujin Jiken-hen series, Road. She also played some of her new songs.

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After her great performance, her fans went to the side of the stage for a short hand shake session with anisong artist.

The night end with the performance of another local anisong band Ninja Tuna.