The Friday concert guest at Otakon 2014 will be three-member Japanese music group ALTIMA.
The group, formed in 2011, consists of ex/m.o.v.e's MOTSU as the rapper, fripSide's Satoshi Yaginuma (SAT) as the sound producer and synthesizer player, and Maon Kurosaki (MAON) as the main vocalist. ALTIMA released their debut single, "I'll Believe," in December 2011, which is used as the first ending theme to the anime series Shakugan no Shana Final. They released their first album, "TRYANGLE," in 2014.
Anime fans will recognize their songs “ONE” (the second ending theme to the anime Shakugan no Shana Final), ”Burst The Gravity” (the second opening theme to the anime Accel World) and “Fight 4 Real” (the second opening theme to the anime Strike the Blood). Music lovers also praise their skilled performances on the live stage.
Otakon 2014 will be held August 8-10 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.
ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty first year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore's few large, city-wide events, drawing over 34,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 100,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is a membership based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.
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