NHK WORLD-JAPAN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2023 Artist Line-up: (Listed in alphabetical order)｜NHKワールドジャパンミュージックフェスティバル 2023出演者
NHK’s international broadcast service NHK WORLD-JAPAN will premiere the NHK WORLD-JAPAN Music Festival 2023, an event people can view in 160 countries and regions around the world. This program is more powered-up than SONGS OF TOKYO Festival, which has aired since 2018, and will showcase Japan’s latest and cutting-edge artists to fans overseas. On October 28, 18 of Japan’s leading artists gathered at NHK Hall to perform their newest and hottest songs, which have attracted attention around the world.
NHKの国際放送「NHK WORLD-JAPAN」は、世界160の国と地域で視聴できる「NHK WORLD-JAPAN音楽祭2023」を初放送する。2018年から放送している「SONGS OF TOKYO フェスティバル」よりもパワーアップした番組で、日本の最新・最先端のアーティストを海外のファンに紹介する。10月28日には、日本を代表するアーティスト18組がNHKホールに集結し、世界が注目する最新・話題の楽曲を披露した。
Artist Line-up: (Listed in alphabetical order)
AiNA THE END｜アイナ・ジ・エンド
AiNA THE END performs Red:birthmark, the ending theme song to the second season of Mobile Suit Gundam the Witch from Mercury, an anime series that is also popular overseas. AiNA is joined on stage by Aoi Yamada, a dancer who has performed in various scenes. The two overwhelmed audiences with their powerful and energetic performances.
BAND-MAID is a girl’s hard rock band that has captivated the world with their music. They performed at the worldwide festival Lollapalooza and sold out a series of shows during their North American tour before making a triumphant return to Japan. They perform their latest single Shambles, the ending theme song to the second season of the anime Kengan Ashura.
CHAMELEON LIME WHOOPIEPIE was chosen as one of the 10 best performers out of 1,000 groups in March at SXSW 2023, one of the largest festivals in the world. The hot group performs its most attention-grabbing number LaLaLa.
imase performs NIGHT DANCER, which became a hot trend from South Korea to throughout Asia after a K-POP artist covered the song. Going viral in 31 countries around the world, it was a smash hit that got more than eight billion total plays on TikTok.
Celebrating 30 years since her debut, Kajiura Yuki is a legend in the Japanese anime music scene. She performs a special medley, including the main theme of Kimetsu no Yaiba, and Magia, the theme song to Puella Magi Madoka Magica, along with SOUKYUU NO FANFARE, the 10th anniversary theme song for Sword Art Online featuring special guests ASCA and ReoNA.
Hitting the charts in Japan, Mrs. GREEN APPLE performs the song I’m invincible, a self-cover version, while showing video from the extremely popular hit anime movie ONE PIECE FILM RED in the background.
2023年、日本のチャートを席巻した話題の3人組バンドは、世界中が熱狂した大ヒットアニメ映画『ONE PIECE FILM RED』の映像をバックに、劇中歌「私は最強」をセルフカバーする。
QUEEN BEE, a band that is highly acclaimed by international music lovers performs Mephisto, the ending theme song of the anime OSHI NO KO, which is currently captivating audiences around the world.
With a unique voice that is both husky and delicate, ReoNa is a popular anime singer who is gaining attention. Her latest hit track R.I.P. is the ending theme song to popular anime Arknights: PERISH IN FROST.
Supported by Japan’s Gen Z generation, Ryokuoushoku Shakai has a colorful pop sound that’s accentuated by Nagaya Haruko’s vocals. The band performs Be a flower, the opening theme song to popular TV anime series, The Apothecary Diaries.
Suzuki Masayuki, forever considered to be bright new talent in the anime song world, performs the theme song to anime series Kaguya-sama: Love Is War? Continuing with the popular worldwide DADDY! DADDY! DO!, Takagi Reni also comes up on stage to showcase a lovely performance of Love is Show, the opening theme song to Kaguya-Sama: Love is War -The First Kiss That Never Ends-.
アニソン界の“永遠の”大型新人・鈴木雅之が、『かぐや様は告らせたい』の主題歌を披露。世界でも大人気の「DADDY ! DADDY ! DO !」に続いて、高城れにを迎えて『かぐや様は告らせたい-ファーストキッスは終わらない-』のオープニング主題歌「Love is Show」をラブラブにパフォーマンスする。
Takahashi Yoko is a legend in the anime song world. She performs Zankoku na Tenshi no Te-ze The Cruel Angel’s Thesis, revered as an anthem by anime fans worldwide since its debut in 1995, accompanied by video clips of NEON GENESIS EVANGELION.
Baby you by Yuka has made its way onto the foreign charts. With more than 7.8 billion plays on social media, it hit the number one spot on TikTok in Indonesia, Taiwan and the Philippines. Yuka performs the song that many people around the world have been dancing to.