Primetrade Asia Inc., the organizers of the yearly Best of Anime event has announced on their Facebook page on Friday that the Japanese visual kei rock band heidi. will be performing at the event.
The band, which is composed of members Yoshihiko on lead vocals, Nao on guitar and backing vocals, Kohsuke on bass and also a back-up vocalist and Kiri Koishikawa on drums, will be having their first visit to the Philippines.
heidi. was formed in 2006, but gained popularity only in 2008. Their most famous singles are “Yokan” and “∞Loop”, both of which became the ending songs of the popular shoujo anime series Kaichou Wa- Maid Sama!, which was aired on the Pan-regional anime channel ANIMAX Asia in 2010, as well as on the now defunct terrestrial network Qtv Channel 11 in 2011.
They are currently signed with Geneon Universal Entertainment and has released six (6) albums since 2007, with the latest album, “Human”, which was released May of this year and debuted at no. 62.
In a video message posted over YouTube, the band says that they are excited to perform in the country, being their first Asian destination, and can’t wait to be a part of an event which they called as a “festivity” .
The band will have performances on both days of the event, and is scheduled from 06:30pm to 08:00pm. A meet and greet will be held on the second day of the event from 01:00pm to 03:00pm and will cost PhP 500 (estimated USD11.54), which is on top of the ticket prices ranging from PhP280 (estimated USD6.46) for one-day pre-sold tickets, PhP500 (Estimated USD11.54) for the two-days pre-sold tickets, or PhP300 per day for the tickets sold during the event.
Starmarie first performed in The Best of Anime 2013 and returned this May for the BOA Summer Live! event held at the Metrotent in Pasig City.
Starmarie started out in 2008 as a three-member girl group, then later on, announced on March that one of their members, Aoki, decided to leave the group because of Health reasons.
In June of this year, the group added three more members to their fold. The current members are Shino Takamori, (Shino), Kishita Nozomi (Nonchan) and new hires Hiroka Matsuzaki (Hi-chan), Motoko Nakane, (Monya) and Kaede Watananbe (Kae-chan).
The group will hold performances on both days of the event. On September 20, they are scheduled from 04:30pm to 05:15pm, while on September 21, they will be on stage from 12:15pm to 12:45pm.
The Best of Anime 2014 will be held on September 20 and 21 at the SMX Convention Center Function Rooms 3 and 4, along the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.