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National Animation Songs’ Cover Contest “Idol Matsuri Festival 2019” will be held!2019.05.29

National Animation Songs’ Cover Contest “Idol Matsuri Festival 2019” News
Idol Matsuri 2019, the nationwide popular animation songs’ cover contest to decide Japan’s top idol, will be held!

Since it started in 2015, this festival has been a big success attended by over 250 contestants every year.  In this contest, the participating idols should make their original choreography, and sing and give performances to attract the audience to be the top idol in Japan.

Every year, their performance levels are quite high.  In 2018, one of the contestants dubbed “Chuning Candy gained the New-face-of-the-year award at the 60th Japan Record Award.  They also gained the judge’s special award in 2017.  So, not only the idol fans but many record-companies are watching this event every year.

This year’s event-ambassadors will be Sasaki Ayaka of Momoiro-Clover-Z and i☆Ris.  Beside this, total 7 idol groups will join as the official supporters.  They are Up Up Girls (tentative), Angerme, juice=juice, Chuning Candy, Tsubasa factory, BEYOOOOONDS, Wa-sta.

This year’s cover songs are (1) “Doraemon no uta” – Theme song of popular TV Animation Doraemon, which debuted on TV Asahi 40 years ago, in 1979.  (2) “Kimi ga sukida to sakebitai” – 1st Opening theme song of TV animation “Slam Dunk”.  Both of these songs are arranged by Maeyamada Ken-ichi, who is known as Hyadain.

At the contest this year, the contestants should use “Doraemon no uta” for the elimination rounds of the areas.  “Kimi ga sukida to sakebitai” will be used for the consolation round of the area-losers as well as at the final round of the contest.

The participating idols will make their original choreography, and sing and give performances at each area’s elimination round.  Those who have survived at the elimination rounds will join the final round at Tokyo Dome City Hall on Saturday, September 7, aiming to get the top idol’s title in Japan.

Please visit the official website of Idol Matsuri 2019 for further details:
https://idolmatsuri.jp/

[Area Elimination Round]
Ticket Website: http://r-t.jp/idolmatsuri
Ticket Price:  1,000 yen (incl tax) non-reserved but numbered for entry

Hokkaido area:
July 2 (Tues) at Sapporo Hoppoken Gakujyutsu Jyoho Center PORTO
MC: Tanimoto Ami and Kishimoto Yumeno of Tsubaki Factory

Tohoku area:
July 19 (Fri) at Sendai Fukushi Plaza, Fureai Hall in Miyagi
MC: Takeuchi Akari and Sasaki Rikako of Angerme

Kanto/Koshin-etsu area A:
July 13 (Sat) at Harajuku Belle-epoque Biyou Senmon gakkou, in Tokyo
MC: Yamakita Saki and Kubota Miyu of i☆RIs
Special Guest’s live concert: Theme Park Girl

Kanto/Koshin-etsu area B:
July 14 (Sun) at Harajuku Belle-epoque Biyou Senmon gakkou, in Tokyo
MC: Saho Akari and Arai Manami of Up Up Girls (tentative)
Special Guest’s live concert: Theme Park Girl

Kanto/Koshin-etsu area C:
July 21 (Sun) at Harajuku Belle-epoque Biyou Senmon gakkou, in Tokyo
MC: Yamakita Saki and Wakai Yuki of i☆RIs
Special Guest’s live concert: Theme Park Girl

Tokai area:
June 23 (Sun) at Nagoya Higashi-betsuin Hall
MC: Mishina Ruka, Hirokawa Nanase and Kodama Ririka of Wa-sta

West-Japan A area:
June 16 (Sun) at Kyoto KBS Hall in Kyoto
MC: Uemura Akari and Danbara Ruru of Juice=Juice

Kyushu area:
August 10 (Sat) at Fukuoka-shi Tsukushi Kaikan in Fukuoka
MC: Ichioka Reina and Okamura Minami of BEYOOOOONDS

Okinawa area:
June 29 (Sat) at Namura Hall in Okinawa
MC: Sofy, and LILI of Chuning Candy, and more…
Special Guest live concert:  Chuning Candy

[NOTICE]
※    For the MC ambassadors and official supporters, 2 or 3 idols from each group may join at each site/area above.
※    No live concerts by MC ambassadors or official supporters are held.
※    Please note that featuring idols/members are subject to change without any notice.
※    No refunds due to change of featuring idols/members etc.

Final round
Date:  September 7 (Sat)
Venue:  TOKYO DOME CITY HALL
Featuring idols/members:  Sasaki Ayaka of Momoiro Clover Z, i☆Ris, Area finalists of Idol Matsuri 2019

Idol Matsuri Official You Tube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC75l1PNroryTCt78BqM_3Bg

Idol Matsuri Official Website:
https://idolmatsuri.jp/

For inquiry:
Idol Matsuri Office:
Mail:  info@idolmatsuri.jp

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