Anisong fans from all over South East Asia are headed straight for Singapore for the 2019 edition of the flagship event of C3AFA! Making things even more exciting are performances by top Japanese artistes at the I LOVE ANISONG concert, including the much-beloved singer and voice talent Minori Chihara!

Minori Chihara is a voice actress and recording artiste. In 2004, she made her voice acting debut playing the character Aya Natsume in the anime series “Tenjou Tenge”. She started gaining tremendous attention when she got the role of Yuki Nagato in the popular anime “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” in April 2006.

© Kana Akatsuki / Kyoto Animation / Violet Evergarden Production Committee

Since then she has performed in many roles, including Chiaki Minami in “Minami-ke”, Kagura Tsuchimiya in “Ga-Rei -Zero-” and Horizon Ariadust in “Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere”, amongst others.

More recently, she has been cast in the varying roles, including the elder sister-type Kaori Nakaseko in “Sound! Euphonium”, a quiet character, Erica Brown, in “Violet Evergarden” and a lively character, Nami, from “Full Metal Panic IV”. With a strong desire to continually improve her voice acting talents, she wants to challenge a greater range of roles.

© Kana Akatsuki / Kyoto Animation / Violet Evergarden Production Committee

She developed an interest in folk songs in her youth, after being influenced by her father, who often sings and plays the guitar while at home, and became a huge fan of the singer-songwriter Yutaka Ozaki in her middle school years. In high school, she decided to become a singer, after having performed in front of her school in a karaoke competition during the school’s culture festival, and even performed on the streets after making her debut as a voice actress.

Meeting people through music and seeing their smiles has become her source of energy. Beginning from live houses, event halls, and scaling up to the Nippon Budokan and Saitama Super Arena, she has reached a milestone of 100 solo concerts in August 2017.

In recent years, she has received multiple offers to perform at overseas events, including from North America and various Asian countries. She is very excited to expand her reach and perform overseas, with the dream of being able to do an overseas concert tour someday.

● Event Information

29 November – 1 December 2019
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre