AOD 2015 is pleased to welcome Team Hideo—the group behind Hideo - A Theatrical Concert of Music from Japanese Animation and Video Games—back for their fifth year at the con!
What is Hideo? Hideo is a story expressed through both musical and dramatic performance—a “theatrical concert”—featuring music from Japanese animated series and video games. What started six years ago as just an idea has grown into a full-blown stage production involving over thirty passionate and talented musicians and actors from all over the San Francisco Bay Area and the rest of California. Each member of the ensemble is a self-proclaimed video game, music, and/or anime fan, and it’s this collective passion that serves as the foundation and heart of every Hideo performance. All musical pieces are unique arrangements, allowing Hideo to stay true to the source material the fans love—music from Super Mario Bros., Cowboy Bebop, Final Fantasy, Zelda, and much, much more—while fitting each piece into the context of their original story.