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Greetings, J-pop fans!
Ai Kawashima recently came to greet us the day
at Kinokuniya Bookstore
before her big performance at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for Sakura Matsuri!
We also had a screening of the 8th One Piece movie
“Episode of Alabasta: The Desert Princess and the Pirates”,
which Ai sang the ending song “Compass“ for and had a brief voice-acting role in it as well.
Samurai Beat Radio had an opportunity to speak to Ai regarding her music,
love of One Piece, life experiences like how she started out on the streets of Tokyo,
and her charity work (She opened up 3 schools in Asia & Africa!).
Some of the fans got a chance to do Q&A with Ai!
Here are some pictures from the event !
Our host, Megumi, with Ai Kawashima.
Ai having a good time on our show.
A great number of fans showed up to our event.
Megumi, Ai, and Yaz, a Japanese jazz musician who recently performed with Ai
at a concert in early February.
SUPER KAWAII DESU!! ^___^
Overall, it was a great event. Thank you Ai, Kinokuniya Bookstore, New York Anime Festival,
and of course, you, the fans!
Check out the rest of our photos below and stay tuned for Part 2 of our podcast!
Photo: Romi Uchikawa / SBR