Granblue Fantasy is a massively popular franchise in Japan, and some of its characters performed in a virtual concert at Granblue Fantasy Fes 2019.
The event was hosted yesterday and broadcasted during a livestream from the venue, Makuhari Messe in Chiba, near Tokyo.
Beatrix (voiced by Aya Hirano) opened the concert her character song “Pride” followed by Vira (voiced by Asami Imai) with “Another Sky,” and Narmaya (voiced by Mao Ichimichi) with “Homatsumugen Kochojin.”
The concert then switched gears as the boys took the stage. Lancelot (Yuki Ono), Percival (Ryouta Oosaka), Vane (Takuya Eguchi), and Siegfried (Kazuhiko Inoue) performed “The Dragon Knights” followed by fan new kid on the block Sandalphon (voiced by Kenichi Suzumura) singing “Ain Soph Aur.”
To close the concert, Vira returned on stage accompanied by Djeeta (Hisako Kanemoto), Lyria (Nao Touyama) and Mary (Akiko Hasegawa) to perform “Kimi to Boku no Mirai.”
Below you can check out each performance and the full livestream at the bottom of the post, including the charming interactions with the fans.
Some definitely reacted the same way they would if they were interacting with a real rockstar, which is quite endearing. It appears that the dragon knights definitely have a knack for flooring the fans.
While the technology for this kind of concert isn’t anything new, with performances by the likes of Hatsune Miku and other virtual idols having drawn enormous crowds, this concert was particularly impressive for the quality of the songs, the ability of the voice actors to interact live in-character with the fans, and the overall production.
If you love Granblue Fantasy, you’re likely to really enjoy this. Most likely you’ll also appreciate the official cosplay show that you can find in its dedicated article.
You can then check out the latest reveal for Granblue Fantasy Versus for PS4, focusing on DLC characters and villains and more details for the western markets.
Last, but certainly not least, you can enjoy today’s showcase for Granblue Fantasy Relink for PS4. Cygames has kept us waiting, but they have certainly delivered.
If you want to learn more, you can also read our interview with game director Tetsuya Fukuhara, who revealed quite a few interesting details a while ago.
Incidentally, the original Granblue Fantasy mobile game is available for iOS, Android, and PC via browsers. If you want to give it a try to prepare for the release of the console games, you can read my detailed guide on how to create an account, install the game, and play in English.