Rock fans, idol fans, listen up!
Continuing their tradition of bringing over some of the biggest acts in Japanese music and pop culture, Anime Expo's newest guest is...
Momoiro Clover Z and KISS!
Formed in 2008 as a six member group under the name Momoiro Clover (Peach-colored Clover), Momoiro Clover Z is currently a five member idol group managed by Stardust Promotions (Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku, Takoyaki Rainbow.)
Styling themselves as "weekend heroines" and "idols you can meet right now", their Super Sentai schtick has brought them from performing street lives in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, to winning a platinum disk award for their 2013 album "5th dimension" and becoming the first female act to perform in the National Olympic Stadium. They have also sung themes for several popular anime, including Pokemon, Sailor Moon Crystal, and Dragonball Z.
Earlier this year, the group released a collaboration single with multi-platinum American rock group KISS; Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina (Try and Bloom in this Fleeting Dream World.) The single, the first official collaboration KISS has ever done, quickly peaked at #2 on the Oricon charts. This upcoming concert featuring both super groups will be the first time Momoiro Clover Z will be performing in the United States.