Fans of the Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans series will be pleased to know that the organisers of the popular Gunpla Expo 2016 has announced a special stage event which special guests from the series coming down to Singapore!
Two voice actors (seiyuus), from Gundam’s latest series Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, will be in Singapore for the first time to meet and share insights with fans here. TRUE, the artiste behind one of the theme songs for the same series, will perform live on stage as well.
Voice Actor: Kengo Kawanishi
Born on 18th February in Osaka prefecture, Kengo Kawanishi has played a wide range of voice-acting roles in anime, games and movies since his debut. He also specialises in dancing, karaoke and gaming. He is the seiyuu for the character Mikazuki Augus in the series.
Voice Actress: Yuka Terasaki
Born on 4th August in Kumamoto Prefecture, the multi-talented voice actress, TV actress and singer Yuka Terasaki has played a wide range of characters from numerous popular anime titles, movies, stage plays and dramas. She enjoys landscape photography as a hobby and is skilled in Kimono dressing. She is the seiyuu for the character Kudelia Aina Bernstein in the series.
Performing Artiste: TRUE
TRUE was born on 15 July in Tokyo. She debuted in the year 2000 under her own name, Miho Karasawa. Her songs have been featured in drama series as well as taking top spots on the Oricon ranking charts over the years.
It was in 2011 that she became a full time lyricist and in 2012 when she began working on anime-related projects. She has written lyrics for many popular artistes such as Emi Nitta, Eir Aoi, SPHERE, Yuka Iguchi and StylipS.
2014 marked the first year of her artiste activities under the name “TRUE”. She sang the theme songs for popular anime titles such as Buddy Complex, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Maria the Virgin Witch, Sound Euphonium. More recently in 2015, TRUE performed the opening theme songs Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle, and not forgetting the ending theme song “STEEL – Bonds of Blood and Iron” for the well-received anime series Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans!
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans, introduced in October 2015, is currently the latest anime series for “Mobile Suit GUNDAM”.
Details for the mini-stage programmes are:
Gunpla Expo 2016 – Live Mini-Stage Event
Date & Timing: 19 June 2016 (Sunday), 2pm and 6pm
Venue: Mini Stage at Takashimaya Square, B2
The Gunpla Expo 2016 is held from now to Sunday, 26 June 2016 at Takashimaya Square, B2. Aimed at celebrating the art of building the model kits, it includes showcases, exclusive merchandise, and activities for fans and the general public to enjoy and learn more about one of Japan’s top Popular Culture Icons.
Admission to the Expo Grounds is free.
For further information, please visit https://www.takashimaya.com.sg/.