IOSYS Composes Theme Song for Winter Anime Yumekui Merry

In another sign of just how far the doujin music scene has come, it looks like that the doujin music circle IOSYS will be doing the theme songs to this winter’s Yumekui Merry anime series. The plot of the show revolves around the protagonist’s ability to see other people’s dreams and nightmares and one day, he meets a girl who comes from the land of dreams.

I’m slightly skeptical of how this will go because, to be frank, IOSYS hasn’t exactly been at the top of their game in their latest Touhou releases. A lot of their tracks are somewhat gimmicky and the last album that Anime Instrumentality reviewed, their Anime House Vol. 2 album, was utterly atrocious. Still, that they’ve gotten this gig is pretty interesting and I do hope to see some good melodies/tunes come out of it.

If anything’s for certain, the quality of the OP/ED will most definitely depend on the singers they can find. Some of their usuals just haven’t been able to cut it.

Club2theMAX Schedules Anaheim Convention during July 4th holidays.


Apparently, Club2theMAX, a new convention is seeking to make something out of its admittedly odd choice for a convention date. Club2theMAX, self-described as a place where fans and industry can meet (presumably related to all things Japan) will be held on July 1-3, 2011 in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center.

For veteran convention goers, you’ll know that this Southern California convention will clash with another well-known SoCal convention: Anime Expo. Where this convention looks to differ is the fact that it’s charging no admission, so for the budget conscious, that might be an appealing proposal.

Nothing’s been set yet though. Their website is trying to raise interest in activities such as concerts, cosplay, dances, and whatnot, but as of yet, there’s no schedule out. I’m admittedly a skeptic where this is concerned, but will be keeping an eye out on them nonetheless.

New York Anime Festival Musical Guests


With only one week left until the official start of the New York Anime Festival, it might be helpful for con-goers to know which musical guests are worth taking a look at. Of course, we’ve already reported on Minori Chihara making a guest appearance at the convention, but since then, we’ve been rather quiet about who the others are going to be. Without further ado, the guest list is as follows:

  • Puffy AmiYumi – You might know them for the ending to Naruto Shippuuden.
  • VAMPS – Mostly because of HYDE from L’arc~en~Ciel.
  • Boom Boom Satellites – The guys who did the opening to Bounen no Xam’d.

So there’s plenty of action for this convention and hope to see some positive reports trickle down!

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