Events organizer Primetrade Asia has announced on Monday that the Japanese idol group Starmarie will once again return to the country to perform at The Best of Anime 2018 this August.

Details regarding ticketing sales, as well as other special guests, 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 sequel, Cardfight!! Vanguard G NEXT.

This year, the idol group is celebrating their 10th year with an upcoming performance in Taiwan this July.


This will be the sixth time the idol group performed in the Philippines, while this will be the fifth 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.

They performed for the first time at Cosplay Mania in 2016 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 group returned to The Best of Anime last year to perform together with the Japanese rock group SPYAIR as the headline act.


The Best of Anime 2018 is happening in August 25-26 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, at the Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City.

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