Avex Pictures Reveals i☆Ris Guest Appearance and New Anime Projects at Anime NYC

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Avex Pictures announced that “hybrid unit” i☆Ris will perform at AnimeNYC 2023 on Sunday, November 19 at 12:00 PM EST. In their first New York City performance, the unit will sing the music for anime series PriPara and the ending theme song for KAKEGURUI TWIN. They will also reveal additional information for their upcoming animated film i☆Ris the Movie – Full Energy!!-. i☆Ris will hold two autograph sessions on Saturday, November 18 at 1:30 PM EST and Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 PM EST. 

Avex Pictures will also host its industry panel featuring “new anime projects” on November 17 at 6:00 PM EST. Featured titles include Pole Princess!!, Garden of Remembrance, and a new project from Studio BONES. Masahiko Minami (Studio BONES Representative Director), Tomokazu Iizumi (Avex Pictures Producer), Hiroko Nishi (Avex Pictures Producer), Yu Serizawa (i☆Ris), and Himika Akaneya (i☆Ris) will be in attendance. 

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The Pole Princess!! original anime project produced by Tatsunoko Production sees 17-year old Hinano trying to save her grandmother’s planetarium from closing down. When Hinano happens to see someone beautifully pole-dancing under a starry sky, the impact of the experience leads to her gathering her childhood friends Lilia, Mio, and Subaru with the intention of becoming pole-dancers and performing in the planetarium.

The Garden of Remembrance anime film is directed by Naoko Yamada (A Silent Voice, The Heike Story, K-On!) and produced by animation studio Science SARU. It is described as:

Beer cans and a whisky glass are placed in an open space on the floor. Though a bit disorganized, ”Your” room is filled with art supplies and an electric guitar lining the perimeter of the room.

The alarm on a phone goes off, and “You” leisurely wake up to start your day.

The anemone flower that “I” liked. A precious flower that holds memories which tie “You” and “I” together. 

After opening your bedroom closet one day, “You” become engrossed in your memories of “Me.”

A story that represents “Me,” “You,” our “Childhood Friend,” and our goodbyes.

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