Sakura-Con isn’t the only anime convention to be happening this weekend. Up in Boston, at the Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Anime Boston will be opening its doors to anime fans in the Northeast!
This year, Anime Boston has quite the lineup, but for fans of anime music, the main highlight this year is the power-pop artist, LiSA, who has made quite a name for herself.
LiSA first started in the anime scene as a singer on Jun Maeda’s anime Angel Beats. In that anime, she was assigned the singing role for a character, Yui, who became the lead singer of the fictional band Girls Dead Monster. In that capacity, she sang the insert song, “Thousand Enemies”, which showcased her vocal strengths.
From there, she would go on to perform many songs for popular anime, including “Oath Sign” for Fate/Zero and the ever-popular “Crossing Field” for Sword Art Online.
LiSA’s appearance at Anime Boston will include a concert which will take place in the Hynes auditorium on Friday evening. The concert seating is set to begin at 7:30pm with the actual concert starting at 8:00pm and ending at 9:30pm.
For those who haven’t caught her performance live, LiSA is a formidable singer, with vocals that work very well with her power pop style of singing and an ability to engage the audience by getting them involved in her music. It helps that she has plenty of energy to work with.
This won’t be her first time doing a concert in the US since she previously sang at Anime Expo. Those qualities that make her such a great performer were on full display there. If you want to get a (somewhat blurry) view of LiSA in action, check out some of this footage from her concert at Anime Expo:
Finally, those who are interested can meet LiSA on Saturday at the Constitution Ballroom around 12:30. She’ll be signing autographs later on at the Autograph 1 area at 2pm.