T.M.Revolution / First performance in Asia! Big Success on AFA Singapore 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

On November 9, T.M.Revolution performed as the main act for Southeast Asia’s biggest anime festival, “Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2012” (AFA). T.M.Revolution’s 90-minute performance fascinated 3,000 fans.

Since the debut, T.M.Revolution has been developing global fan base led by the “Japanimation” fans and building up a high reputation in the world. Dynamic performance by T.M.Revolution attracted many audiences in events overseas such as “OTAKON 2003” in Baltimore in August 2003, “Pacific Media Expo” in California in May 2004, and Comic Con at New York in April 2008. However, AFA was his first time performance in Asia and much attention was paid to him.

 

As the opening SE started, all the Singaporean fans started shouting out his name and waving their light sticks. T.M.Revolution appeared on stage as the main act wearing a white leather long coat. First song was “FLAGS”. followed by the song “Zips”, T.M.Revolution shouted out as “Welcome to live Revolution! Come on Singapore!” and grabbed the crowd’s attention. The audience also appealed to him by showing banners they brought along which reads “WE LOVE T.M.Revolution”. He also performed the rearranged version of “INVOKE” from the up-coming self-cover album “UNDER:COVER 2”. In his last song “HEART OF SWORD”, T.M.Revolution thanked all his fans for waiting him for a long time and coming to the concert. The fans were mesmerized by 90-minute show with a total of 16 songs such as the theme for the “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED” and “Sengoku BASARA” series.

During the encore, there were local fans who called out in Japanese, “One more time!” T.M.Revolution commented, “I owe it to everyone. Because everyone is here, I was able to come! No matter how far away Singapore might be, everyone who I connected with today are all the part of T.M.Revolution’s family.”

T.M.Revolution is currently working on his self-cover greatest album “UNDER:COVER2”. Before its release, he released “Burnin’ X’mas” through iTunes last November 7,which is included in the “UNDER:COVER2”.On December 24, there will be an event at Yokohama Cultural gymnasium. This event is a collaboration between “T.M.Revolution” and “All Japan Pro-wrestling” titled “T.M.Revolution Strikes Back 10th & ALL JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING 40th ANNIVERSARY T.M.R. LIVE REVOLUTION ’12 -Strikes Back X-“ This event will be exclusive for male fans. On January 1 and 2,2013, he is to hold “T.M.R. NEW YEAR PARTY ’13 LIVE REVOLUTION” ,a New Year event at Budokan.

 

Date: November 9, 2012
T.M.Revolution
“ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA SINGAPORE 2012 ”
OPEN: 18:30 / START: 19:30
Venue: Max Pavilion, Singapore Expo

[Set list]
1.FLAGS
Opening song for Sengoku Basara Movie
A theme song for the game“Sengoku BASARA Chronicle Heroes”
2.Zips
A theme song for GUNDAM SEED MSV
3.Web of Night (English Version)
Japanese Theme for Spider-Man 2
4. soul’s crossing
Theme song for the Wii game “Soul Eater monotone Princess”
5. INVOKE
Opening song for GUNDAM SEED
6. Meteor
Inserted song for GUNDAM SEED
7. vestige
Theme song GUNDAM SEED DESTINY
8. Save The One, Save The All
Theme Song for the “BLEACH” movie
9. resonance
Opening theme song for the TV anime “Soul Eater”
10. crosswise
Theme song for the Playstation 2 game “Sengoku Basara”
11. Naked arms
Opening song for Playstation3/Wii game soft “Sengoku BASARA3”
12. SWORD SUMMIT
Opening song for TV anime “Sengoku Basara”
13. ignited
Opening song GUNDAM SEED DESTINY
14. HEART OF SWORD
Ending theme song for “Rorouni Kenshin”

[Encore]
15. The party must go on
Ending theme song for “Sengoku Basara the movie”
16. CHASE / THE THRILL

T.M.Revolution official Site: http://www.tm-revolution.com/
T.M.Revolution Official Twitter: http://twitter.com/tmr15
T.M.Revolution Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tmrevolutionofficial

[Biography]
Takanori Nishikawa who was born in 1970 in Shiga prefecture made his debut in the name of T.M.Revolution (T.M.R.) in May 1996,with a single “Dokusai –monopolize-”. Since then, he has established a reputation as a singer with ear-catching tunes, intriguing,
irresistible and perfect stage setting and live performances. Many singles have been picked up for theme of major animations and games including “Mobile Suit Gundam”, and “Sengoku BASARA”. Since debut, T.M.R. has built global fan base and reputation mainly among Japanimation fans.

He has performed at major anime conventions in the US, such as OTAKON 2003 (@ Baltimore, MD, August 2003), Pacific Media Expo (@ Anaheim, CA and other cities, May 2004) and the local audience were dazzled by his dynamic performance. These activities led to his release of albums worldwide.

T.M.R. launched his 10th anniversary project in 2005. He released single “vestige” in August 2005 charting No.1 on Oricon chart (Japanese version of Billboard) and released a self-cover album “UNDER:COVER” (all songs are requested by fans) in January 2006. In June, he released a CD and a DVD, both entitled “1000000000000”(pronounced billion) featuring all singles and music videos he had released until then and ranked NO.1 on Oricon chart.

Also, T.M.R. went back to the US by appearing on stage for New York Comic Convention, the largest pop culture convention on April 19th 2008 in NYC. On September 19th 2012, T.M.R. released DVD and Blu-ray disc “T.M.R. LIVE REVOLUTION ’12 -15th Anniversary FINAL-” which contains footage of 15th anniversary tour final at Daiichi-Taiikukan, National Yoyogi Stadium in Tokyo. On September 2012, he organized a huge open-air rock festival “Inazuma Rock Festival” for the fourth time in his birth place Shiga refecture. He participated “Anime Festival Asia 2012” in Singapore in November 9th. He’s currently expanding his field as an actor, voice actor, and host for a media program.

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