Live Report: Haruna Luna & Eir Aoi at Sakura-Con 2013

Written by Erin & Jaylee

Kind thanks to Imran Ismail from Cosplay Victoria for the photos used in this article.

As short instrumental selections introduced both of the artists performing at Sakura-Con on the concert hall’s main screen, cheers gave way to shouts of excitement when Haruna Luna and Eir Aoi took the stage together. A stillness came over the crowd as both artists stood in position while the introduction to the Madoka Magica opening theme, “Connect,” played. It only took a few short syllables sung in unison before the crowd burst into applause. The two artists worked great together, foreshadowing their performance styles: Eir with her magnetic personality and Haruna with her refined and nuanced movement.
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Eir Aoi Interview at Sakura-Con

Eir Aoi is something of a newcomer to the Japanese music scene, but with two singles charting in the Oricon Top 10, she's certainly an artist to watch for. Aoi gave a stirring performance at Sakura-Con this year, performing favorites from her hit debut album, "BLAU." The next day Aoi sat down with the press to discuss her creative process, the artists that inspire her, and some surprising hobbies.


Kind thanks to Imran Ismail from Cosplay Victoria for the photos used in this article.

 

Q: Last night at your concert, a lot of people seemed to enjoy the Madoka Magica opening song, your collaboration with Haruna Luna. What made you pick the songs you sang last night and would you consider doing more collaborations in the future?

 

EA: I come from the same place in Japan as ClariS, and I have a lot of respect for them as artists. I hope we can do more collaborations like that in the future.

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