This year's Anime Boston will be rocking hard for sure, as the convention today announced that Japanese band GIRLFRIEND will be coming to the annual event!

GIRLFRIEND is a Japanese rock band made up of members MIREI on vocal & drums, SAKIKA on vocal & guitar, MINA on vocal & bass, and NAGISA on vocal & guitar. The band was trained from the same school in Osaka which produced Scandal and SHOTA SHIMIZU. They debuted in 2015 with their first mini album Hello. This was followed by the group’s major debut in November 2016 with their first single “15/Hide & Seek.”

GIRLFRIEND went onto produce “Mirailist” for the popular mobile app game Tales of the Rays: Mirage Prison released in February 2018. GIRLFRIEND’s first international live performance was at the Asia GAME Festival 2018, performing in front of 50,000 attendees. In 2019 GIRLFRIEND produced the opening for Black Clover with the song “sky & blue.”

“It’s very exciting to have GIRLFRIEND appearing at Anime Boston,” said Convention Chair Kristen Leiding. “Their energy and enthusiasm comes through in their music, and I can’t wait to see them perform live.”

They will be going on their first world tour in 2020 with stops in Asia, America, South America and Europe! GIRLFRIEND is excited to perform and meet all their global fans. Fans and newcomers can access their music here!

Previously announced guests include Michelle Ruff, Brittney Karbowski, and Maile Flanagan. Anime Boston 2020 takes places at the Hynes Convention Center on April 10th-12th. For more information, visit their official website!

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