Events organizer Primetrade Asia has announced on Monday that the Japanese idol group Starmarie will return to the country to perform at The Best of Anime 2017 this September.

The idol group will join the popular rock group SPYAIR as special musical guest in the upcoming event.

Details regarding ticket prices and other important information will be announced in the coming days.


Starmarie was formed in 2008, described as an idol group focused on fantasy dark theme. The group’s current members are Shino “Shinohamu” Takanori, Nozomi “Nonchan” Kishita, Monya “Monya” Takane, Hiroka “Hiichan” Matsuzaki and Kaede “Kaechan” Watanabe. They perform their songs with intense focus on the lyrics, choreography and performance.

They have performed theme songs for the anime series Onigiri, Cardfight!! Vanguard G and its upcoming sequel, Cardfight!! Vanguard G NEXT.


This will be the fifth time the idol group performed in the Philippines, while this will be the fourth time they will perform on the event.

They first performed at The Best of Anime 2013 then followed by BoA Summer Live together with UchuSentai:NOIZ and together with heidi at The Best of Anime in 2014.

Last year, they performed for the first time at Cosplay Mania as one of the musical performers of the I Love Anisong-branded concert, which was headlined by Love Live! School idol project seiyuu Riho Iida.


The Best of Anime 2017 is happening on September 9-10 at the SMX Convention Center Manila in Pasay City.