We’re nearly down the wire and soon, C3 AFA Jakarta 2017 is coming at you — from the 18th to the 20th of August 2017 at the JIEXPO in Indonesia! Featuring a huge sales and exhibition hall, a stellar collection of cosplay guests, and an unbeatable line-up of artistes for the 2017 edition of the I Love Anisong concert — and for the first time ever in Jakarta, KISIDAKYODAN AND THE AKEBOSIROCKETS!

KISIDAKYODAN AND THE AKEBOSIROCKETS started out a single individual — Kisida himself, and grew to a full band with a unique sensibility and rocking good sounds! Since their hit collaboration with Highschool of the Dead, they’ve been busy with touring and rehearsals, and we at WOW Japan are thankful that they took some time out to answer our questions.

Will this be your first time in Indonesia? What is your image of the country?

Even counting personal trips, for all members it’ll be our first time in Indonesia! It’s really hot below the equator, and it rains a lot. The economic development is also remarkable — it’s the hottest city in the world now. Jakarta is becoming more and more exciting every day!

How did you come together as a band?

Kishida was doing a live for Toho Project, and scouted some good members from Fukuoka’s band scene. However, at the time our guitarist Hayapii was also an doing work as an illustrator.

Who is your biggest musical inspiration and why?

Linkin Park, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jun Maeda, etc.

Tell us something interesting about the band – for example, during rehearsals what are the members known for doing quite a lot?

Our vocalist Ichigo loves noodles! Our guitarist Hayapii always make it a point to come up with some interesting guitar effects during rehearsals. Our drummer Micchan is the first to arrive during rehearsals, the one who eats the biggest meals, and the one who sweats the most.Last but not least, Kishida-san likes games.

Please give a message to your fans in Indonesia.

Will you really come to see us?
Let’s have the hottest concert with the best songs including anisong.
Let’s have the best rocking time together!

Come for the best rocking time together with KISIDAKYODAN AND THE AKEBOSIROCKETS, and the rest of the fantastic artistes at C3 AFA Jakarta 2017! Check out the official website for more information at c3afa.com/jakarta17! Want to make sure you get the best seats in the house?! You can also get early bird 2-day VIP tickets via Loket!

● Event Information

18 – 20 Aug 2017
JIEXPO Jakarta, Indonesia

Official Website: c3afa.com/jakarta17
Online Ticketing: loket.com