Music at Ani-Magic
Ani-Magic usually starts off with a performance of taiko drumming at opening cermeonies.  This year,
the performing group was the UCLA Kyodo Taiko.
Also performing at various times during Ani-Magic was singer Maiyu C.  She introduced herself to me
on Friday afternoon after her rehearsal.  She even allowed me to take pictures of her in a costume
that she didn't particularly like.  It was a pleasure to meet Maiyu and the fans really enjoyed her
energetic performances.
Also invited to perform was the duo known as Ramen and Rice.  They are well-known on the anime
convention circuit for their string arrangements of anime and video game music.  I am also quite a fan
and it was nice of them to introduce themselves to me.  It was another one of the weekend's
pleasant surprises.