San Francisco's Anime, Video Game, and Cartoon Convention!

January 31-February 1, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel
San Francisco Airport

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Performances & Music

AOD has a proud tradition of bringing our fans unique and exciting concerts and musical performances. With a slew of talented musicians in the works, AOD 2014 is teaming up with a variety of cartoon, anime, and video game related musicians to entertain and impress you. 

Concert: Hideo

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.
 
Hideo has been on stage for FanimeCon in San Jose, California and PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington, and the group has produced a 4-track studio EP, Songs from The Shiny Mug, and a 5-track live EP, An Evening at The Shiny Mug. They also release original anime and game music arrangements along with the sheet music via their YouTube channel every two weeks. Find more info as well as performance videos, sheet music, and free singles for download on their website at www.hideoconcert.com.

eMpiRe Dance Show

Dance crew eMpiRe puts on an upbeat odottemita dance performance to Vocaloid/Jpop songs Happy Synthesizer, Rotten Heresy and Chocolate, Bad Apple, and more!

Multiplayer

Featuring some of the bay area's most talented cross over musicians, Multiplayer the band, presents a metal and hip hop influenced take on video game classics with electrified string instruments, pounding guitar and mad beat boxing skills.

SBA0048's Second Stage: Shoujo Tachi yo!

SBA0048 returns to AOD with their next stage, Shoujo Tachi Yo! Come watch these idols sing and dance to some of your AKB48 favorites, and perhaps discover new ones as well. We're waiting to meet you!

Speedrunners

AOD 2015 is featuing Speedrunning Live! Speedrunning is playing a game with the intent of completing it as fast as possible. People speedrun to challenge themselves, to see a game pushed to the limits, and to get extra replay value out of a game. Details to be announced shortly.

Super Soul Bros

Also categorized as AOD at Nite.

The Super Soul Bros are a dynamic powerhouse of musicians, whose fusion of soulful jazz & funk meets the familiar melodies of your favorite classic video games. Formed in 2011 by keyboardist Robbie Benson, the Super Soul Bros have quickly gained notoriety for their intense musicianship and soulful re-imaginings of game soundtracks such as Mario Kart, Zelda, Pokémon and EarthBound. With sounds reminiscent of 70’s electric jazz era, Super Soul Bros’ nostalgic grooves and live energy is a force to behold, taking video game music to a whole new level

Ti@Mi Odottemita and Utattemita Live

Tiffany and Ami from Ti@Mi are back to dance and sing anime songs, idol songs, Vocaloid songs and more! Bring your hype and energy!