13.5.2024 Update

Ikebukuro Animation Philharmonic, an orchestra specializing in anime music, is launched.

To the bridge between culture and tradition! Ikebukuro Animation Philharmonic, an orchestra specializing in anime music, is launched. The first concert will be held in Shibuya on July 10th.

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Mouton & Company Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Representative: Yuki Okuno) has launched the Ikebukuro Animation Philharmonic, an orchestra specializing in anime music.
Established at the suggestion of world-renowned saxophonist Hiroshi Matsushita (our company's director), our group aims to become a place where anime lovers can gather at the intersection of the diversifying anime culture, and is a representative of the city responsible for anime culture. We are planning to conduct activities mainly in Ikebukuro, Japan.
The orchestra members are made up of 63 players selected from around 300 applicants, and the performers are not only talented in performance skills, but also full of love for anime works and deep knowledge of works and music that they all respect. The names are listed.
The operation is carried out by the Ikebukuro Animation Philharmonic Executive Committee, which is made up of about 10 musicians called upon by Mr. Matsushita, and with Mr. Akira Konomi (Representative Director of the World Cosplay Certification Association) as an advisor, the orchestra brings together a multifaceted perspective. We aim to operate. The first concert will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, with Takeya Sakai as the conductor.
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[Our Philosophy] Music x Culture = Bridge to Tradition
Nowadays, Japanese animation works are extremely diverse, and their originality, characters, and music that colors the works are loved by people all over the world. By establishing an orchestra specializing in anime music in Ikebukuro, the center of anime, we will be able to convey the charm of anime music, and furthermore, we will become aware of the foundation that has taken root in the region as a symbol of anime culture, and further develop the tradition. We believe that we can discover the potential of As part of our philosophy, our organization has the following ``three common principles.''
1.Being a bridge between anime culture and creating traditions
2. Having an anima (soul) that allows you to enjoy the moment to the fullest.
3. To provide the best performance and receive the best smile in return.
By sharing these ideals with the orchestra and the audience and holding concerts specializing in anime music, many people will be able to reaffirm the importance of anime music as a culture, and move beyond the realm of subculture to become an anime music genre. We will work with the aim of "sublimating it into traditional culture."
The concept of the first concert is “Golden Age & Our Era” “We Are The Hero”
A new form of anime orchestra that shares masterpieces from the golden age of anime with a wide range of generations.
Titled "Golden Age & Our Era," "We Are The Hero," we aim to be a meeting point for all anime fans, centering on music.

[Event overview]

Event name: Ikebukuro Animation Philharmonic 1st Concert
Date and time: Wednesday, July 10, 2022, starting at 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Shibuya Cultural Center Owada Sakura Hall (Address: 23-21 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Play guide: Eplus (https://eplus.jp/sf/detail/4095100001-P0030001)
Sponsoring companies: Sound House Co., Ltd., Nikko Kikaku Co., Ltd.
Cooperating companies: Cospot, World Cosplay Technology Certification Association, WLL Co., Ltd.
〈Songs scheduled to be performed〉
We Gotta Power [Dragon Ball Z]
We are! / To the great sea route! [ONE PIECE]
I want to shout that I love you [SLAM DUNK]
In The Palace [HUNTER×HUNTER]
Detective Conan Main Theme [Detective Conan]
Don't let me turn into a shrew [Ranma 1/2]
Hare Hare Yukai [The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]
Asta's Theme/Yuno's Theme [Black Clover]
Katsushika Rhapsody [This is Kameari Koen-mae Police Station, Katsushika Ward]
Idol [Oshinoko]
From Kingdom Soundtrack [Kingdom]
many others

[Message from a guest]

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Main MC/Advisor
Akira Konomi
They say, ``Music changes the world,'' and it was through anime songs that I realized this statement firsthand.
I travel all over the world as a cosplayer, and to my surprise, no matter where I go, everyone can sing anime songs in Japanese. ``This is a song from my heart that changed my life,'' he says enthusiastically, crying. Anime songs may be like hymns.
July 10, 2024. From here, music will change the world. Congratulations on the event!
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Conductor
Takeya Sakai
Today, a professional orchestra that has been fascinated and passionate about the world of anime has been born!
Each of the performers is not only highly skilled, but also excited about the joy of delivering beloved anime music.
As a conductor myself, I was also immersed in the birth bath of anime and grew up being raised by anime.
Ladies and gentlemen! We appreciate your continued support and encouragement to help spread the word about this wonderful product.
Initiatives of Ikebukuro Animation Philharmonic
Talented performers who are familiar with anime music
Our ensemble is made up of performers who are full of love for anime works and have deep knowledge of the works and music that they all respect.
The performers, who not only have great performance skills but also an understanding and passion for anime works, and who resonate with our philosophy, are able to more fully express the appeal of anime culture and the emotion that anime music can bring, and to reach out to anime fans around the world. Can be shared.
They are also fans of anime, and they are professionals who are able to express their love through music and are able to balance both anime and music.

Creative initiatives that incorporate Japanese subculture culture
By collaborating not only with "anime music x orchestra" but also with "cosplayers," "voice actors," "overseas musicians," "animators," "manga artists," etc., we create various chemical reactions and serve as a point of intersection for anime fans. , we will develop it as a new form of culture.

Towards a future where Ikebukuro becomes the center of tradition
1. Sublimation of anime culture into traditional culture through the activities of “Ikebukuro Animation Philharmonic”
2. Creating an intersection of a wide variety of anime cultures through music, developing it into a world-class orchestra, and further revitalizing the region and culture.

With the above goal in mind, we aim to create a future where Ikebukuro becomes the center of anime music in the world, with Vienna as the center of classical music, New York as the center of jazz, and London as the center of rock.

About Ikebukuro Animation Philharmonic Executive Committee

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Message from the President
Hiroshi Matsushita
Before we knew it, we had grown up in an anime culture that was abundant in our lives.
I believe that relying on the various emotions and memories I felt at that time and giving them back to the world through music will surely create tremendous energy in the world.
We believe that everyone will be happy if we share and express our love for fun and anime in any way we can, rather than keeping it to ourselves.
We have gathered the most passionate players. I want to run through this moment with all my might, believing that someday the excitement and excitement we are feeling now will be transmitted to people in faraway places and in the future, and we will create new fun. Please come and visit us on July 10th.

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