Japanese electronic performance unit BESPA KUMAMERO released their first 2 albums Romantic Waves and Plastic Confusion this week on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and other digital platforms. Known to anime audiences worldwide for their high-energy concerts and multiple tours of North America and Europe, the group’s U.S. appearances include Anime Boston and Anime Matsuri.
Formed in 2001, BESPA KUMAMERO released their first full-length album Romantic Waves in 2008, followed by appearances in USA (Anime Matsuri), Mexico, and Russia the same year. With Azumi Kuwadate on vocals and Monkichi Irikura on keyboard and programming, the high-energy duo was nominated for Best Japanese Rising Star in 2008 and Best Japanese Electronic Group in 2009 by Shojo Beat magazine.
BESPA KUMAMERO released two more back-to-back albums, Plastic Confusion (2009) and Spiral Connector (2010). Their high-energy stage show featuring industrial beats, martial arts choreography, cyberpunk costumes, laser guns and samurai swords earned them even more international invitations for concerts in England, France, Hungary, and Canada, with return appearances in America for Anime Boston (2009) and Anime Matsuri (2011).