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Suzuki Konomi Special Live Performance in Malaysia

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. Details will be announced soon.

  ORGANISER     The Japan Foundation

  CO-ORGANISER     Comic Fiesta Executive Committee, Embassy of Japan in Malaysia

  ADMISSION/TICKETING     Free for Comic Fiesta 2022 attendees. An additional concert ticket is required to join the concert and can be collected at the event. The concert ticket is limited to one ticket per person (first come first serve basis) and subject to concert hall capacity limits. For more details, visit comicfiesta.org.

  ABOUT SUZUKI KONOMI  
 
 
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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.
Page last updated: 17 November 2022

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