Singing Cosplayer Hikari, an international singer who covers J-POP songs, especially anime songs and Vocaloid songs, will perform at JAPAN EXPO which will be held at the Parc des Expositions de Paris- Nord-Villepinte, France from Thursday, July 14 to Sunday, July 17, 2022. JAPAN EXPO is the world’s largest Japanese culture festival (expected to draw more than 200,000 people over four days).
It was announced on the event’s official Twitch live stream. This will be Singing Cosplayer Hikari’s second international event, following HYPER JAPAN ONLINE 2021, the largest Japanese culture festival in the UK, which was held in July 2021. At JAPAN EXPO, she will perform two live music concerts and one appearance on the cosplay stage, as well as signing autographs once a day. This will be the first time she will participate in an event with an audience.
Singing Cosplayer Hikari has been actively promoting Japanese culture to the world by covering J-POP songs such as anime songs and Vocaloid songs and cosplaying from New Year’s Day, 2021. In particular, the cover of the Vocaloid song “Yume To Hazakura” written by Gekkoh Aoki was released on April 20, 2021, reached No. 1 on the J-POP charts in 14 countries around the world, and continues to rank high on J-POP charts around the world, with its YouTube video having been viewed more than 2.48 million times. A 10th Anniversary Remix of this song was released on July 17, 2021, by Japanese music producer U-SKE Asada. And Indonesian trackmaker TEGRA*39 (100,000 YouTube channel subscribers) released a remix of Indonesian folk music in the style of Koplo, on December 22, 2021. Furthermore, a Vietnamese remix of a collaboration between Vietnamese trackmaker Starling (490,000 YouTube channel subscribers) and Nya on March 4, 2022, was released and she accelerated the collaboration with overseas influencers.
-The related video playlist of Singing Cosplayer Hikari’s “Yume To Hazakura” COVER & Remix
In collaboration with comedian and bodybuilder Nakayama Kinni-Kun (1,580,000 YouTube channel subscribers), ” Muscle Please!”(the opening theme song of the TV anime “How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?”) cover was released for major distribution from Yoshimoto Music on January 26, 2022. The song was aired every Saturday until the end of March on a Japanese famous TV program as the ending theme song. In less than three months since its release, the music video, making-of, choreography, and other related videos have received a total of more than 2.52 million views on YouTube and Nico Nico Douga. This song was LINE MUSIC Music Video Weekly Chart, No. 6, No. 3 on the February 2022 USEN Ranking J-POP Inquiry Ranking Chart, and No. 3 on the April 2, 2022 J-POP Weekly Chart of DJFM, an Indonesian terrestrial radio station. In addition, this song’s Apple Music streaming play count is more than five times that of the aforementioned “Yume To Hazakura” cover, making it her highest distribution hit.
Furthermore, on April 3, 2022, she was selected as a regular personality for a new radio program on Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, “ANIME SONGS PARTY!” [ every Sunday from 20:30 to 20:45(JST) ]. A video version of the program is available on YouTube on the program’s official channel as well as on the YouTube channels of Manga News (France), ANIME NEWS NETWORK (North America), HYPER JAPAN (UK), and GwiGwi (Indonesia). In particular, the studio session video of “CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA,” a collaboration with the first guest, a legend anime song singer ‘Hironobu Kageyama’, personality ‘Yohei Onishi’ and Singing Cosplayer Hikari, has been receiving a great response from both in Japan and abroad.
She has also collaborated with Malaysian influencer ‘Amelia Khor’ (390,000 followers on SNS) on an anime song cover and with French rapper ‘Suzuya’ as a voice actress on his album. We can’t wait to see what she will do.
[ Singing Cosplayer Hikari Information ]
[ Outline of “ANIME SONGS PARTY! ]
-Broadcasting time: Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, FM91.6MHz/AM1134kHz/radiko.jp every Sunday from 8:30pm to 8:45pm(JST)
Personality: Yohei Onishi, Hikari Hinata (Singing Cosplayer Hikari)
-Email address: [email protected]
-Program website: https://www.joqr.co.jp/party/
*Suggested hashtag # ANIMESONGSPARTY
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ANIME NEWS NETWORK (North America)
HYPER JAPAN (UK)