Masked idols Kamen Joshi held their special “Alice Halloween Night” holiday concert on October 29th, 2017, featuring the full lineup of Akihabara’s underground idols (Steam Girls, Armor Girls, Alice Juban) and their trainee groups (Slime Girls, Kamen Joshi Trainees) in a 3-hour event at the P.A.R.M.S. Theater.
29 performers packed the stage in front of a capacity crowd to perform 25 songs and hold their annual costume contest. For the show’s finale, all members gathered on stage to thank their fans for their support, give personal statements about their costumes, and sing the final song of the night with center Anna Tachibana traveling through the crowd on a giant inflatable raft to greet all of the attendees up close.
First Prize Winner: Erina Kamiya (Super Mario)
Second Prize Winner: Maki Kitamura (Cinderella)
Third Prize Winner: Yuuri Kinoshita (Vampire)
Special Prize: Saki Mitsuki (Goblin Boy with three eyes)
10/29/2017 HALLOWEEN CONCERT
P.A.R.M.S. Theater Akihabara
KAMEN JOSHI TRAINEES
3. Paradise Sweets
5. Mirai no Hikari (Future Light)
6. Daibouken (Big Adventure)
7. Fusion Girl
10. Alice no Jikan (Alice’s Time)
12. Fukusen Kaishu Topology (Hypothesis collection topology)
13. Alice no Ori (Alice’s Cage) *written by Yuki Sakura
15. Seishun No Houseki (Gem of Jeunesse)
16. Cosmic Love
17. Kaminari Adventure
18. Omoidesa Lover
19. Anatatona Lover
20. Oh Champs-Élysées
21. Kishi ni Narunoda (Be a Knight)
22. Dango San Kyodai
23. Koutetsu Shojo
24. Kokoroido (Darling Darling Darling)
KAMEN JOSHI (all groups)
25. Natsu Dane (It’s Summer)
Kamen Joshi (“Masked Girls”) are Akihabara’s True Underground Idols! The attractive members of Kamen Joshi wear masks to conceal their faces while giving over-the-top, extreme stage performances accented by amazing props and costumes, stage diving, and headbanging.
With over 1,000 performances per year, Kamen Joshi has brought landmark achievements to the idol world:
• 2.8 million Facebook followers (highest number in the idol genre)
• First independent female artist to achieve number 1 on Oricon Singles chart
• Performances at Saitama Super Arena and Budokan
• Official Ambassador of Tourism for Akihabara
• Japan Ministry of Justice Ambassador for Public Relations
Spawned from performers who were rejected by other agencies, Kamen Joshi includes three separate groups with their own distinct images and sounds – Alice Juban (horror), Steam Girls (steampunk), and Armor Girls (medieval).
In an era where an idol’s identity is synonymous with her looks, the girls of Kamen Joshi rebel against the rules of the entertainment world to establish a new generation of idols. They are rising up with the support of their fans to find revenge in success. Without perfect performances or relying on “kawaii” looks, Kamen Joshi breaks boundaries with hardcore, high-energy performances and wild, unpredictable staging.
Kamen Joshi HP (English): http://www.alice-project.biz/kamenjoshi/en
Kamen Joshi Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kamenjoshi
Kamen Joshi Twitter: https://twitter.com/J_Kawaii_Girls
Kamen Joshi Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kamenjoshi