Aniplex Online Fest 2021


If you miss swinging your lightstick and singing to popular anime songs at a concert, you’re not alone. With the pandemic still ongoing, it’s practically impossible to hold these anisong concerts physically. Luckily, the Aniplex Online Fest 2021 will be happening in a month’s time, providing a divine opportunity for all concert-deprived anime fans to relive the hype of such events.

Aniplex Online Fest 2021 will be streamed live on YouTube on 4th July at 10AM JST. If you’re following Pacific Daylight Time, the event will start on 3rd July at 6PM. You can join the online concert for free.


Artist line-up for Aniplex Online Fest 2021


Aniplex Online Fest - artist line-up
Image adapted from: Aniplex Online Fest 2021

Just hours ago, the event organisers of the Aniplex Online Fest 2021 unveiled the artist line-up for the online concert. It includes 5 popular music artists – LiSA, SawanoHiroyuki[nZk], ReoNa, ClariS, and Aimer. These celebrities have all sung or composed prominent anime songs over the years. 

Watch the official trailer released by Aniplex here.

【豪華アーティスト公開!】「アニプレックス オンライン フェス 2021」7.4(JST) 第2弾PV / Aniplex Online Fest 2021 7.3(PDT) 2nd Trailer
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【豪華アーティスト公開!】「アニプレックス オンライン フェス 2021」7.4(JST) 第2弾PV / Aniplex Online Fest 2021 7.3(PDT) 2nd Trailer

Video credit: アニプレックス YouTube チャンネル

Aniplex Online Fest 2021 - LiSA
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Over the past 10 years, LiSA has become a familiar name in the anime community. Her top hits include Gurenge and crossing field, which serve as the opening themes to the 1st seasons of Demon Slayer and Sword Art Online respectively.

Aniplex Online Fest 2021 - Hiroyuki Sawano
Hiroyuki Sawano and Mizuki, from the project group SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki.
Image credit: @sawano_nZk

Hiroyuki Sawano releases music under the vocal project SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]. He mainly composes the songs and invites different singers to lend their voices to the final products. The chilling ending themes for Aldnoah.Zero A/Z and aLIEzare some of his works. He also composed the opening and ending songs for Owari no Seraph.

Aniplex Online Fest 2021 - ReoNa
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ReoNa is a relatively new artist on this list, having made her debut in 2018. She has sung the ending themes for Sword Art Online: Alicization, as well as ANIMA, the opening theme song for Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld.

ClariS
Image credit: @ClariS_Staff

With adorable-sounding voices, J-pop duo ClariS has many catchy anisongs under their belt. Their most prominent recent work is Hitorigoto, which serves as the opening song for Eromanga Sensei. They also sang the opening theme for Madoka MagicaConnect.

Aimer
Image credit: @Aimer_and_staff

Aimer has contributed her powerful voice to many songs under the Fate series. These include Brave Shine, the 2nd opening for Fate/stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, and Hana no Uta for Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel. She also recently sang the ending theme song, titled kiro, for the Japanese adaptation of The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, a popular Chinese donghua.


New updates on popular shows like Demon Slayer


anime updates at event
Image adapted from: Aniplex Online Fest 2021

On 28th May, Aniplex revealed that there will be anime updates announced during the event. These updates concern the upcoming movie for Sword Art Online, the 10th anniversary project for Madoka Magica, an anime project for Fate/Grand Order, and the popular anime Demon Slayer.

Check out the announcement here.

【開催決定】「アニプレックス オンライン フェス 2021」7.4(JST) 第1弾PV / Aniplex Online Fest 2021 7.3(PDT) 1st Trailer
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【開催決定】「アニプレックス オンライン フェス 2021」7.4(JST) 第1弾PV / Aniplex Online Fest 2021 7.3(PDT) 1st Trailer

Video credit: アニプレックス YouTube チャンネル


Stream Aniplex Online Fest 2021 for free on YouTube


There’s a month to go before Aniplex Online Fest 2021, and we can expect more programme information to be unveiled in the following weeks. Do bookmark the official event site, available in Japanese and English, for the latest happenings.

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Cover image adapted from: Aniplex Online Fest 2021

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