The Photo Edit
Aug 20, 2011 | 3:01 pm
The inaugural International Anime Music Festival will present its debut tour, bringing virtual music superstars to Austin. This marks the first time the popular VTubers (virtually generated animated YouTubers) and Vocaloids (virtual singers with computer generated voices) appear on stage together.
Starring Kizuna AI Original Singerloid “#kzn,” vocal duo Himehina, vocal trio MaRiNaSu, the North American debut of fan favorite Gumi, and pop twins LiLYPSE, the show will be a live, DJ-led multimedia concert rave. Featuring brand new songs and never-before-seen content, the tour brings these characters to life on state-of-the-art LED and high-definition digital projections.
These characters are among the fan-favorites of the international anime-music movement. Originating in Japan, these superstar avatars have exploded globally over the past two years, drawing tens of millions of followers worldwide, generating over 62 million Google searches, and more than 1.2 billion views (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and others).