Voice actress and singer, Mari Iijima joins Anime Expo 2017!
Best known as the voice of Lynn Minmay from Macross, Mari premiered her award-winning, first English album No Limit at AX 1999, which created huge buzz. Her appearance this year is a long awaited return to the event! She will be performing during our new Welcome Ceremony, where guests, performers, and staff greet attendees with a showcase previewing the best AX has to offer.
Iijima will also participate in a panel and autograph sessions throughout AX 2017 (schedule TBD). Check out her bio below to learn more!
WHAT IS THE WELCOME CEREMONY?
After waiting an entire year for Anime Expo, our hosts reunite with attendees to introduce guests, present exclusive music performances, and give a taste of the interactive experiences you can only get at Anime Expo.
Our hosts will take attendees behind-the-scenes, sharing a variety of stories highlighting the many AX experiences.
Previous Welcome Ceremonies have featured performances from guests such as Lia, Maidreamin’, Jennifer Cihi, and more.
ABOUT MARI IIJIMA
Mari Iijima is an accomplished singer and songwriter, with top 10 albums released through Victor Entertainment Japan and Warner Music Japan. All of the music on her critically acclaimed debut album Rosé is self-written, produced by renowned composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. Soon after she signed with Victor Entertainment Japan she voiced and sang the part of female lead Lynn Minmay for the animation series Macross, which was also adapted into a hit film.
Mari premiered her award-winning, first English album No Limit at AX 1999, which created huge buzz.
Her appearance this year is a long awaited return to the event. Mari released her 24th studio album Awakening through her independent label MARIMUSIC in September, 2016, and continues to tour in Japan, the US, South America, and other countries.