Music

Saturday Concert

Aimee Blackschleger is an American singer/songwriter living and working in Tokyo, Japan.  Her credits include performing vocals with Japanese artists such as Kiyokiba Shunsuke, AKB48, VAMPS, and HY. You can hear her in popular anime and games including Attack on Titan (“D.O.A.”), Devil May Cry (“FUTURE IN MY HANDS” and “Room DESPAIR”), Aldnoah.Zero (“No Differences”), Final Fantasy XIII-2 (“Unseen Intruder”), and Xenoblade Chronicles (“By My Side,” “Melancholia,” and “Don’t Worry”). She has made several appearances in BEMANI, debuting in Guitar Freaks V3 & DrumMania V3.

In addition to her work in the anime and gaming industry, Aimee has performed vocals for television commercials with companies such as Panasonic, Meiji, Honda, Disney Mobile, SoftBank, Mitsubishi Motors, KFC, and Biore. She has also provided educational vocals and narration for companies including the Benesse Corporation and Yamaha.

In 2015, Aimee performed with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra for the Tales of Orchestra Concert in celebration of the Tales of 20th Anniversary. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter!

 

A lifelong anime fan turned professional singer, Tokyo-based Diana Garnet has performed themes for anime such as Naruto Shippuden (“Spinning World”) and Tantei Team KAZ: Jiken Note (“Nankai Mystery.”)

Originally from Washington D.C., Diana grew up watching anime with her father —himself a fan — and was heavily influenced by the songs featured in anime. Particularly Magic Knight Rayearth opening “Yuzurenai Negai” by Naomi Tamura, as well as the 90’s greats like Kohmi Hirose, Megumi Hayashibara, Masami Okui, and Yoko Kanno compositions. She was moved by the positive messages and energy found in anime and then decided to become part of that world.

While teaching English in Tokyo, she worked towards a major debut. In Spring 2013, she participated in NTV’s singing contest “Nodojiman the World” and won the grand prize! This started her journey in the professional entertainment world where today, she’s active as not only a singer, but also as a voice actor (Azure Striker Gunvolt OVA as Cyan and Joule), TV Presenter (NHK E-TV’s “Igo Focus”, an educational program showcasing the 4,000 year old game of “Go” ), Narrator (NHK World’s “Anime Supernova”), as well as dabbling in variety shows focusing on anything from impressions (monomane), anime, or international culture!

Diana’s interests include reading (all the) manga, watching anime, playing games, Go, singing karaoke (especially enka), watching baseball (Hanshin Tigers/Orioles/Nationals,) Karate, and eating everything from unagi to curry bread. You can follow her activities internationally through her official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

 

Joe Inoue is a Japanese American musician who was born and raised in California. He first gained attention from singing the song for Naruto Shippuden OP4, “CLOSER”. Inoue does everything from writes, performs, records and mixes all his songs. He plays the guitar, bass, drums, piano and the ukulele. You can follow his adventures on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!