Guest Announcement: IA

AnimeIowa is pleased to announce that IA will be a 2019 Guest of Honor, and she will be putting on a film concert at the convention.

IA is a virtual artist who has a voice with the VOCALOID 3 library (IA -ARIA ON THE PLANETES and IA ROCKS) and with the CeVIO library (IA English). Since she was born as a virtual artist in 2012, she has been collaborating with various artists such as TeddyLoid and Jin on projects such as the Kagerou Project.

Her first live concert in North America was in July 2015, at the Los Angeles Anime Expo, in front of a sold-out crowd of two thousand. Considering that this was her first live, it was a spectacular success! In September of the same year, her first solo live, IA – 1st Live Concert in Japan-PARTY A GO-GO, was held at the Akasaka Blitz in Tokyo. This concert was also resounding success and as a result, she ended up holding a successful world tour in cities such as New York; London; Shanghai; Hong Kong; Mexico City; San Jose, Costa Rica; Melbourne; Montreal; Santiago, Chile; and Madrid. In addition, her film concerts were featured in more than one hundred cities around the world, drawing an audience of over thirty thousand.

In March 2018, on her latest album, IA/04, she sang her songs in English for the very first time. In June 2018, at the Digital Art Festival held in Enghien-les-Bains, France, IA’s latest performance, which was a pre-production performance of the MUSICAL & LIVE SHOW – ARIA, was held. She received high critical acclaim for it at each level of the French media outlets, including national TV. In September 2018, she served as an ambassador (a virtual ambassador) to the 30th IOI (International Olympiad in Informatics) in Japan, which hosted participants from 85 countries. In 2019, IA started her ARIA World Tour, which began with her anniversary performance in Japan on January 26th and 27th. Her first live performance in North America is going to be in Houston, Texas in June.

IA は Vocaloid 3 ライブラリー(IA -ARIA ON THE PLANETES と IA ROCKS)と CeVIO ライブラリー(IA English)の双方の声を持つヴァーチャルアーティスト。2012 年にバーチャルアーティストとして誕生して以来、カゲロウプロジェクトなど、TeddyLoid や Jin など様々なアーティストとコラボレーション をしている。

2015 年 7 月にロサンゼルスのアニメ・エキスポにて初の北米ライブが実現。2,000 人を超える観客を動 員、公園チケットは全て SOLD OUT となり、初ライブとして大成功を収めた。同年 9 月には、東京赤坂 ブリッツにて初のソロライブ「IA 1st Live Concert in Japan – PARTY A GO-GO -」を開催し、国内外より高評価を得る。その結果、ニューヨーク、ロンドン、上海、香港、メキシコ、コスタリカ、メルボルン、モントリオール、チリ、マドリードと延べ世界 12 都市を巡るワールドツアー公演として成功させる。また、同ライブの上映キャラバンは世界 100 都市以上で上映され、延べ 30,000 人を超える同人数を記録している。

2018 年 3 月には最新アルバムである“IA/04”が発売され、初めて英語での歌唱を披露している。6 月にはフランスのアンギャンレバン市で MUSICAL & LIVE SHOW「ARIA」のプリプロダクション公演を開催。現地の国営 TV をはじめとした各メディアで高い評価を得る。9 月には 85 か国が参加した第 30 回国際情報オリンピック日本大会にてヴァーチャルアンバサダーを務める。

2019 年 1 月 26 日、27 日に日本で行われたアニバーサリー公演を皮切りに、ARIA World Tour を開始。北米での初ライブ公演はテキサス州ヒューストンで行われる。

[IA OFFICIAL SITE] http://1stplace.co.jp/ia/
[IA OFFICIAL Facebook] https://www.facebook.com/IA.WORLD.PAGE
[IA OFFICIAL Instagram] https://www.instagram.com/ia_official_1stplace/
[IA OFFICIAL LINE] Official Account Page → Search by “IA OFFICIAL”
[ONE OFFICIAL SITE] http://1stplace.co.jp/software/cevio/
[IA & ONE OFFICIAL Virtual Broadcast] http://hyperurl.co/uqec1n
[IA Teaser Movie] https://youtu.be/b9yZDy_0Vr0