ACME's CHISA to Make His U.S. Runway Debut at Anime Expo 2018

Anime Expo, the biggest anime convention in the United States, will be kicking off in just a few short days. The upcoming weekend will be packed with events, guests, and surprises for all those who attend, making it a truly forgettable and fun experience.

Joining AX's esteemed list of guests is CHISA, the vocalist of the visual-kei band, ACME. He will make his American runway debut at AX's highly-acclaimed fashion show, modeling for the brand, KINGLYMASK. Other brands such as the punk-inspired fashion brand HYPERCORE and its illustrator and designer Hisacy will also make their U.S. debut.

CHISA, although started with his current band ACME just last year, has already established himself a strong following in the visual-kei scene. Overseas, CHISA became well-known for being the vocalist of DIV, which disbanded back in 2016. DIV was signed under Danger Crue Records, which is home to powerhouse names such as L'Arc~en~Ciel, SID, and MUCC. Despite his innocent appeal, CHISA's vocals are strong and powerful, complimented with hardcore screams that are a reflection of his hardcore punk style. While being a fashion icon himself, CHISA also personally has a hand in creating ACME's colorful and eye-catching costumes. As CHISA will be the only guest at AX who is from the visual-kei scene, he will be representing the scene's constant collaborations with fashion street-wear brands, such as KINGLYMASK.

The brand KINGLYMASK was created in 2003 in Tokyo's fashion district, Harajuku. The brand is currently gaining a lot of popularity for their genderless style, a genre that is rapidly growing in the fashion scene because of its inclusiveness. The brand already has established various celebrity collaborations and customers that include artists such as i☆Ris, Golden Bomber, Satsuki Nakayama, and more. The brand also has several other lines under its umbrella, including #ootd among others.

HYPER CORE is a brand known for their graphics illustrated by designer Hisacy. The brand describes itself as for “boys & girls & zombies”, and has collaborated with artists like the infamous Yoshiki and hide of X Japan. AX will be the brand’s debut overseas fashion show. Special collaboration LEMONeD HYPER CORE items will be available in limited quantities at Anime Expo; don't miss out on owning something for yourself.

In addition, several DJs will be mixing at the fashion show, to truly create an exciting atmosphere. DJs include American DJs Voia, James Landino, and Mitomoro. Voia is an American dance pop producer. Their work includes Capcom rhythm game CrossXBeats, as well as official remixes and collaborations with big Japanese acts such as Yanakiku, Kumi Koda and TeddyLoid. James Landino has established himself as leading force in video game music to be feared, as he composed for titles such as CYTUS II, DropMix, and Amplitude HD. Lastly, Mitomoro is a household name in the current J-Core scene who has conquered the likes of Dim Mak Studios, NEST HQ, and many more of America's Dance Music mainstays.

Anime Expo will be held from at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California on July 5-July 8, 2018. The fashion show will be held on Saturday, July 6 at 12:30 pm local time. For more information on badges, please visit However, fans who cannot attend the show or are abroad, have no fear! You can watch the fashion show streamed live via Twitch. For more information, please visit

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Source: FAKE STAR, USA via Email
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