Edu Falaschi speaks about the Japanese culture of Anime in ANGRA’s interview for PlayTV

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Edu Falaschi together with his band mates Kiko Loureiro and Rafael Bittencourt has been interviewed by Adriana Farias from PlayTV. The interview was dedicated to the participation of Angra in Anime Friends Festival on 16th of July. The show gathered 9.000 people and became a real culmination of Back To Life Tour 2009-2010. In the interview musicians talked about this part of the Japanese culture universe and how the band has been connected with it during many years!

Here is Edu’s part of the interview, more information in English is here: http://www.angra.net
A versão original da entrevista em Português: http://www.playtv.com.br

Photos by Liana Nakao
“It is the first time when ANGRA participates in this kind of show but all of us have already performed solo at such type of events, especially at Anime Friends, – speaks Edu, – We intend to continue to be close to these people who enjoy cosplay*, cartoon and Japanese anime movies because actually, everyone enjoyed that type of things in childhood. We watched a lot of Japanese anime series and we really like this kind of audience. It rocks during the shows and really loves ANGRA! My real connection with the anime universe began with an invitation from Álamo (dubbing studio). They needed a heavy metal vocalist who would be well known in the media to record the soundtrack, so I was invited to sing “Pegasus Fantasy” and “Blue Forever” from Saint Seiya movies. Later I was invited again to record “Never”, another song for the movies. Since then, I kept talking into ANGRA performing in all Anime events. Our fans enjoy not only Anime but also RPG and videogames. Since most of the games and cartoons soundtracks are made as heavy metal songs, people who like them start to love ANGRA in a very natural way.

* Cosplay (kosupure in Japanese), short for “costume play”, is a type of performance art where participants are on costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Characters are often drawn from popular fiction in Japan (from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosplay)


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