For the first time in four years, Kyoto Animation is bringing back its fan festival event, this November, 2021!
The event will be called “The 5th Kyoto Animation Thanks Event: KyoAni Music Festival.” That’s right, you read that right… not only are we getting the return of the fan event (which is usually a treasure trove of new announcements) but it’s going to be a music event bringing together artists who have performed all sorts of different songs for Kyoto Animation series over the years.
We don’t know who exactly will perform at this event yet but we do know that they will hold the event on November 20th and 21st at the Rohm Theater in Kyoto. According to one report, that theater only holds about 2,000 people, so if you live in Japan and want to attend this event, you’d better be ready to fight for your ticket!
Further details about the event will be announced in the coming weeks as November draws closer.
This is the first Kyoto Animation fan event since 2017. There were plans to hold this event again in 2019, but the arson attack that occurred that summer had the studio cancel the event and turn it into a memorial service instead.
Real talk: I think that it’s absolutely amazing that not only is Kyoto Animation finally bringing back one of their most popular events but they are also turning it into a music festival. Kyoto Animation series have housed some absolutely amazing theme songs over the years. From Full Metal Panic’s Tomorrow sung by Mikuni Shimokawa to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya’s Hare Hare Yukai to K-ON’s entire soundtrack of amazing musical tracks, they have a ton of choices to pick from when it comes to which artists will perform at the event. I only wish I could go!