The Japan Foundation (JF) is delighted to present a concert by popular anime song artist SUZUKI Konomi in December 2022, co-organized with Comic Fiesta and the Embassy of Japan in Malaysia.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Malaysian government’s adoption of the “Look East Policy,” which is aimed at promoting social and economic development in Malaysia by learning from the experiences of Japan. Various events related to Japanese culture are being held to celebrate the friendship between Japan and Malaysia during this memorable year. JF will invite SUZUKI Konomi, who won the All-Japan Anime Song Grand Prix and debuted as a singer at the age of 15 in 2012, making this year the tenth anniversary of her debut, to perform in Malaysia, where she will serve as a highlight of the 40th anniversary of the “Look East Policy.”Since her debut, SUZUKI Konomi has wowed fans not only in Japan but all over the world with her compelling singing talent and beautiful voice, while collaborating with various anime works and releasing numerous anime songs. Her concert at Comic Fiesta, which is one of Southeast Asia’s largest anime events and is being held for the first time in three years, will be an opportunity to convey the appeal of anime songs, a unique aspect of Japanese culture, through live singing.
The concert is scheduled to be streamed via “STAGE BEYOND BORDERS—Selection of Japanese Performances,” JF’s online streaming project for stage performances, starting in spring of 2023, so that people around the world who were unable to attend in person can experience the day’s excitement. We hope that the concert will help to further boost exchanges between Malaysia and Japan and contribute to stronger ties between the two countries.
Suzuki Konomi’s Special Live Performance in Malaysia
VENUE Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, KLCC
DATE & TIME 17 December 2022, 7:00 PM
*Meet-and-Greet will be held on 18 December 2022. Click here for details.
ORGANISER The Japan Foundation
CO-ORGANISER Comic Fiesta Executive Committee, Embassy of Japan in Malaysia
ADMISSION/TICKETING Free for Comic Fiesta 2022 attendees. An is required to join the concert and can be collected at the event. Concert tickets can be redeemed at “coffytiam” booth at Exhibition Hall 5, G floor, from 17 December, 9:30 AM onwards (refer to map below). Kindly note that 1 (ONE) ticket can only be redeemed by 1 (ONE) person, and distribution will end when the concert venue capacity is reached. For more information, please refer to suzukikonomi.comicfiesta.org.
ABOUT SUZUKI KONOMI
Born on November 5, 1996, in Osaka Prefecture. She won the Fifth All-Japan Anime Song Grand Prix in 2011 and debuted at the age of 15 with “CHOIR JAIL” in the following year. She has sung the theme songs to many anime TV series, including “This Game,” the opening theme to the anime series “No Game, No Life,” and “Redo,” the opening theme to the anime series “Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World.” In the anime TV series “LOST SONG,” which began airing in April 2018, she costarred as a voice actress with TAMURA Yukari and sang the opening theme Utaeba Soko ni Kimi ga Iru Kara (“If I Sing, You’ll Be There”). Beginning in 2016, she went on tours of Asia in four consecutive years and held solo concerts in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines. She has also been featured in numerous overseas events, performing in countries such as the U.S.A., Canada, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Germany, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Australia.In 2020, she became the first anime song artist to achieve three collaborations in a single television season, releasing singles in three consecutive months. In May 2022, she released her fifth full-length album “ULTRA FLASH.”
On 1 July 2022, she launched her own company and became its representative director and president. She also announced and successfully held her second solo concert at Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall. On October 26, 2022, she released “Love? Reason why!!,” the opening theme to the anime TV series “LoveFlops.”
ABOUT COMIC FIESTA
Comic Fiesta is one of Southeast Asia’s largest animation, comic, and game events. It brings together numerous comic artists, illustrators, cosplayers, and other people involved in the subculture, making it Malaysia’s leading subculture festival. The festival was launched in 2002 with the aim of spreading animation, comic, and game culture in Malaysia. It is held for two days in December. Although the festival only drew about 500 visitors when it was held for the first time in 2002, by 2019, it had expanded in scale to 65,000 visitors.
However, following the 2019 festival, the 2020 and 2021 festivals were called off due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2022 festival will be the first time that the event is held in person in three years, as well as the twentieth year of the festival.
MEET AND GREET WITH SUZUKI KONOMI
DATE: 18 December 2022 (Sunday)
Session 1, 2:15 PM – Selection by lottery
Session 2, 4:00 PM – On first come, first serve basis, .
- Only Comic Fiesta attendees (wristband and tag holders) are allowed to participate in the Meet & Greet.
- For Session 1 lottery selection, apply here.
- The lottery will end on 12 December, 11:59 AM. Lottery winners will be announced on Comic Fiesta’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
- Session 1 is only for Comic Fiesta wristband holders.
- For Session 2, meet & greet tickets will be distributed at Hospitality Lounge Hall 2 at 10:00 AM.
- Concert goers will be prioritized for Session 2.
- Please bring along your concert ticket for verification.
- Slots for will only be opened for Session 2 if the session capacity is not filled by 4:00 PM.
- Only 1 Meet & Greet ticket is allowed per person.
- Concert goers that did not bring their concert ticket will be treated as a non-concert goer.
- There will be 120 Meet & Greet tickets available for each session (total of 240 Meet & Greet tickets).
Terms and Conditions for the Meet & Greet session
- No photography & videography is allowed.
- No handshakes, hugging or body contact is allowed.
- Each meet & greet participant will receive a signed postcard. There will be no additional autograph provided.
- Gifts for Suzuki Konomi are allowed except for food, beverages and consumables – please place them in the assigned box during the session.
- Please follow the instructions of our on-ground crew.
Page last updated: 13 December 2022