Virtual Songstress IA to premiere in the Live Concert Movie at NY Comic Con 2014 and New York Super Week

NEW YORK, NY (Sept 30th, 2014) – As previously announced, IA will make her US debut at this year’s NY Comic Con with a concert movie screening to be held on October 9th at Javits Center/Room #1A05 from 5:15pm titled “IA x Lia @New York Comic Con”. Featured is a must-see duet with Lia, already known by US fans from her work in “Tori no Uta” , “My Soul Your Beats” , as well as her live performance with JIN, known for his success with “KGEROU PROJECT” and “MEKAKUCITY ACTORS”. 1st Place Co. Ltd, the home of IA, Lia, JIN, and illustrator SHIDU, will open up “HACHIMAKI” at NY Comic Con -- an official shop jam-packed with IA and KAGEROU PROJECT-related merchandise! Guests will be able to find the shop at booth #547.

On October 12th, IA will also be featured in the special Comic Con After Party as a part of New York Super Week. The event will take place at M Lounge (MEGU New York), a super trendy Japanese themed spot in Tribeca, Manhattan. DJ Keili, who also hosts a weekly show on WFMU, the longest running freeform radio in the US, will showcase hot, new vocaloid tracks by young Japanese producers including JIN, Ishiburo and a mix of brand new J-POP, and J-Rock. DJ Aki, who is resident DJ at Sky Room, Webster Hall, and other New York hot spots, will give the audience a little twist on EDM. There will also be sneak previews ofAnime trailers, concert footage, and must-see music videos just arriving fresh from Tokyo. Guests are encouraged to Cosplay and join the life-size IA DJ or dance with the IA Girls. In addition to the aforementioned “1st Place Official Shop – HACHIMAKI –“ merch booth, the Nail Artist ASAMI will beopening shop at the party and doing special Japanese character nail art. Also, don’t Miss Chrisy Showtime dancing in cosplay every half hour. Doors open at 6pm with free admission until 7pm, after which guests pay $10. Special free drinks and discount admission are available for New York Super Week Pass holders.

Last but not least, the creators of the smash hit iPhone App, Anime Karaoke Ma’Star, announced the addition of three hot IA songs to their collection: “World Calling”, “America – We’re All Right” and “Nihonbashi Koka-shita R-Keikaku”, all songs having been written and produced by JIN. Download the app today to master the IA songs along with hundreds of other J-POP and Anime related songs and impress your friends!

About IA
IA is a virtual singer brought to life as a part of the VOCALOID™3 Library on January 27, 2012. Upon release, the "IA" Vocaloid Library ranked first on Amazon’s music production software, and just six short months after its
release, IA managed to rake in over 10,000,000 views on Nico Nico Douga (a Japanese Social Video Site) and received glowing reviews from users and industry professionals alike. On November 28, 2012, she kicked off her work as an artist with the release of IA x JIN - “WORLD CALLING / LIVE DRIVE”. Not only will fans fall for the appealing tone of IA’s crystal-clear upper register, but the versatility of her vocal abilities as well. IA’s up-tempo rock tunes and rhythmic dance music are also to be enjoyed by all. In 2013, IA made her international live debut at Tokyo Crazy Kawaii Paris in France (followed by Crazy Kawaii Taipei in 2014) and started expanding her fan base to all corners of the world. IA also contributed to the vocals on the track “Otsukimi Recital” featured on the hit anime MEKAKUCITY ACTORS which started showing worldwide in April 2014.
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About Lia
Lia came to US when she was 15 and became known as the singer with a “Crystal Voice” from her success of “Tori no Uta”, the theme song of anime AIR. In 2010,”My soul, Your Beats!”, the opening song for TV anime, Angel Beats! scored #3 on Oricon weekly chart followed by her smash hit, “My soul, Your Beats!” which became #1 on the Billboard Japan Music Award Independent Chart in 2010. The song also claimed #1 on Oricon Anime Single the same year. In 2011, Lia received a Grammy Award for ”Calling All Dawns”, the album she participated in as a singer, and has since released a string of chart-topping songs including “JUSTITIA” from TV anime, “Wizard Barristers”, and “daze / days”, the opening/ending theme song for MEKAKUCITY ACTORS. Lia is the original voice of virtual diva, IA, who was given birth as a form of sound library for VOCALOID™ 3, the voice synthesis developed by Yamaha Corporation. LIA is the original voice of virtual diva, IA, who was created as a new kind of sound library for VOCALOID™ 3, the voice synthesis software developed by Yamaha Corporation.

About KAGEROU PROJECT
KAGEROU PROJECT is a story-driven multi-media project created by musician/novelist JIN and illustrator SHIDU. The original story is a type of ensemble performance based on different characters who have super human abilities using their “EYES”. They group together, and solve problems and mysteries. The story slowly unfolds itself in sync with music, novels, manga, and other media, and it created whole new genre of Media
Mix in Japan and beyond. KAGEROU PROJECTt became a phenomenon supported by today’s teenagers and their videos have reached more than 100,000,000 plays so far!

About Comic Con After Party feat. IA
When: Oct 12, 2014 6pm – 10pm
Where: M Lounge @Megu 62 Thomas St, NYC
What: DJ party showcasing various IA and Vocaloid songs, brand new J-POP, sneak previews ofhot music videos, concert footage, anime trailers and more. Join DJ Keili, DJ Aki, Nail Artist - ASAMI, Dancer Chrisy and more! Cosplay is welcome!
Admission: Free admission until 7pm
$10 after 7pm
($5 admission and limited special drinks available for NY Super Week Pass holders )
Must be 21 or older with valid ID

【IA ROCKS】Inner Arts【オリジナルMV】
【IA ROCKS】Inner Arts【オリジナルMV】
【IA】 SEE THE LIGHTS feat. IA / ASY【MMD-PV】
【IA】 SEE THE LIGHTS feat. IA / ASY【MMD-PV】
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