Last year fans were treated to a lively stage by one of Japan’s biggest idol groups, AKB48
. This year they’re going to get double the dose of “kawaii!” with AKB48’s sister groups SKE48 and JKT48!
SKE48, the Japanese idol group from Nagoya, and Indonesian idol group JKT48 will be performing together for the first time ever at this July’s Japan Expo Malaysia (JEMY) 2020.
Dubbed JEMY 2020 Goes Virtual
, which will be held from 18 to 19 July, the event is all about creating history as the first all-Japan virtual event in Asia. In line with this, the two groups’ joint concert will be held on a virtual platform.
Fans can look forward to a fun bilingual stage from the two groups. SKE48, currently under Avex Group, is AKB48’s first sister group with a record sale of 11 million CDs in Japan and performs at SKE48 Theater on 2F of Sunshine Sakae. Meanwhile, JKT48 is based in Jakarta and performs songs by AKB48 and other sister groups that are translated to Indonesian.
Aside from the performance by the two idol groups, the live virtual concert will also include stages by the artistes below and a slew of other fun activities!
Singer-actor Naomichi Hanazono is all set to spread the culture of traditional Japanese dance by combining it with modern performances in his own unique style.
Root Five, the famous vocal group from Nico Nico Douga, will not only perform but also hold an exclusive online meet & greet with fans. Tickets are now available at www.eventpop.me. The ticket sale will end on 14 July 2020 at 00.59 am.
In a collaboration with Sumida Jazz Festival, JEMY will entertain the Jazz lovers in the crowd with performances by Japanese Jazz Funk band Ricky with FSP, led by saxophonist Ricky.
Japanese singer-songwriter Himika Natsume will also be performing her songs at the virtual concert!
Don’t miss out on the live performances by Greg and KAZ from the Japanese duo 0TU1! Their music will get fans dancing along with them.
Since JEMY 2020 is a virtual event, it’s also the perfect platform to host a meet-up with Mea Hoshino, the virtual YouTuber represented by a digital avatar that’s generated by computer graphics.
Cosplayer fans will also have the virtual Cosplay Parade to look forward to. They just have to dress up in their best cosplay looks and join the parade on 19 July that will be led by famous cosplayers! Let’s Act!