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Music Guest of Honor: BACK-ON

Performing Friday, Nov. 8

Pacific Media Expo announces BACK-ON as the PMX13 Music Guest of Honor! BACK-ON will be live and in concert at Pacific Music Live 13 on Friday, Nov. 8. BACK-ON will be attending a focus panel, autograph sessions, photo sessions, and more throughout PMX13.

BACK-ON appearances
Opening Ceremonies: Friday 6 p.m., LP1
Concert: Friday, 9 p.m., Main Events
Autographs: Friday, 11 p.m., Main Events
Fan Panel: Saturday, 1 p.m., LP2
Photo Session: Sunday, 2 p.m., Autograph room
Meet and Greet Reception (VIP only): Sunday, 3 p.m., Autograph room

Find details about ticket sales and the BACK-ON concert!

BACK-ON hails from Tokyo, Japan. Their work has been used in media across the spectrum, such as anime, video games, and drama. They are recently recognized for opening theme songs appearing in Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 (PSP video game, Japan only), "fly away"; Air Gear (Anime TV show), "Chain"; Murder Princess (Anime OVA), "Hikari Sasuhou (fk Metal ver.)", and Eyeshield 21s (Anime TV series) "Blaze Line".

BACK-ON have also written numerous ending themes for both anime and TV shows. These include "flower" and "a day dreaming..." for Eyeshield 21, and "Butterfly" for the late-night TV drama Shinjuku Swan, and most recently "Sands of Time" for the mobile robot TV drama Keitai Sousakan 7.

The band's singles "Flyaway" and "Where Is the Future?" were created as the theme music for the PSP game Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2, which was released exclusively in Japan on January 28, 2009.

Their single release One Step!/Tomorrow Never Knows was released on January 27, 2010; "Tomorrow never knows" was used as the background theme music for the DyDo coffee commercial featuring Teppei Tajima, the Japanese surfer.

Kenji03 - Lead vocals, Emcee, Rhythm guitar
Teeda - Emcee, Rap vocals
Gori - Bass
Shu - Lead guitar

Where you know BACK-ON
  • Air Gear Opening Theme: "Chain" (Anime TV series, 2006, 1 season. Released by ADV in the US in 2007)
  • BACK-ON at PMX
  • Murder Princess Opening Theme: "Hikari Sasuhou (FK Metal ver.)" (ヒカリサスホウ (FK Metal ver.)?) (Anime OVA, 2007. Licensed by Funimation)
  • Eyeshield 21 4th Opening Theme: "Blaze Line" (Anime TV series, 2005-2008, 145 episodes)
  • Eyeshield 21 5th Closing Theme: "A Day Dreaming..."
  • Eyeshield 21 6th Closing Theme: "Flower"
  • Tokyo Mayokara 1st Theme: "Kodou" (鼓動?, "Pulse")
  • Tokyo Mayokara 2nd Theme: "Colors"
  • Shinjuku Swan Ending Theme: "Butterfly" (TV drama, 2007, based on manga)
  • K-tai Investigator 7 Ending Theme: "Sands of Time" (TV drama, 2008-2009)
  • Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 Opening Theme: "Flyaway" (PSP video game, 2009, Japan only)
  • Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 Ending Theme: "Where Is the Future?"
  • IAMS Japan's 2009 animal shelter series Theme: "We Are..."
  • DyDo coffee TV CM Theme: "Tomorrow Never Knows"
  • Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 Opening Theme: "With You feat. Me (Misono Koda)" (PSP Video game, 2011, Japanese only)
  • Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 Ending Theme:"Nagareboshi" (流れ星?, "Shooting Star")

  • Panel

    When: Saturday, November 9, 2013
    Time: 1:00 - 2:00PM
    Location: Live Program 2 (LP2), Los Angeles A&B

    Find out more about BACK-ON:
    * at their Facebook page
    * at their website (Japanese)
    * at their fansite (English)

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Program Schedule
The final version of the PMX 2013 Program Schedule is now available. For all schedule updates and the map for 2013 click here. (11.07.13)

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PMX is Mobile!
You can now find PMX on Guidebook. Schedule, maps, alerts and more on your iOS and Android devices for free! (11.06.13)

PMX is pleased to announce our first ever K-Pop Dance workshop and a K-Pop Showcase Presented by SIA Entertainment for PMX 2013. (11.05.13)

Masquerade Update The rules and guidelines for Masquerade have been updated with the times for masquerade, office hours and mandatory meeting time. (10.31.13)

Preliminary Schedule
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Say Cheese
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Scavenger Hunt
The Fashion Scavenger Hunt returns! Win prizes by exploring the convention and solving puzzles. (10.30.13)

Blue Rose Academy
School is back in session at PMX as Blue Rose Academy returns for 2013 with a new schedule of classes. (10.29.13)

Welcome Home
At PMX 2013, come join The Blue Rose Cafe for fun and games at the PMX Maid Cafe. (10.28.13)

Industry Guests
PMX welcomes Magi: Labyrinth of Magic voice actors Erik Kimerer, Lucien Dodge, and Erica Mendez as industry guests for 2013. (10.28.13)

Welcome Back
Domestic voice actress Marianne Miller and Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series creator LittleKuriboh return for PMX 2013.(10.28.13)

Deadline Extended
The deadline for complimentary pass eligibility for Industry and Press has been extended to Nov. 6th. (10.28.13)

Industry/Press Reg
Registration for Industry and Press are now open. (10.24.13)

Swap Meet Info up
Swap Meet table sales open at 7:00pm, Friday 10/25. Click here for details. (10.24.13)

Vocaloid's Back!
By popular demand, Vocaloid diva Hatsune Miku returns in an unofficial concert at PMX! (10.18.13)

It's a Masquerade!
Additional details are now available for the PMX Masquerade including our emcee and halftime entertainment. Space is still available. (10.18.13)

Fashion Update
PMX is pleased to announce our featured vendors for our Fashion Boutique and the participating brands in the PMX Fashion Show. (10.17.13)

Une Petite FetÍ
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BACK-ON Priority
Guaranteed seating is now available for the BACK-ON concert. See "Concerts and Ticketed Special Events" on our Registration page. (10.10.13)

KOR Creator
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Weiss Schwarz
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Application Update
The application for The Way of the Stick and Blade martial arts tournament is now available. (09.25.13)

Artist Market Reg
Registration for spots in the Artist Market will go live on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. Please visit the Artist Market page for more info. (09.22.13)

Hall Cosplay
Planning to cosplay at PMX? Outstanding. Before you come to PMX, please read the updated rules for 2013. (09.20.13)

FMA Returns
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Kigurumi Pajama Party
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Panel Reg is Open! Would you like to present a Panel or Workshop at PMX? Click here for more information. (09.08.13)

Clockwork Couture
PMX is proud to welcome Clockwork Couture into the PMX Fashion Boutique. (09.06.13)

Press Policies Online
Please note that Press Policies have changed somewhat this year. (09.04.13)

Industry Policies Up
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Masq Reg Opens
Masquerade rules and guidelines have been posted and online registration is now open. (09.01.13)

AMV Contest 2013
PMX announces the return of our Anime Music Video Contest. Find out more information on how to participate here. (08.22.13)

Help Wanted
Would you like to attend PMX at no charge? With a little work we can make that happen! Please see our volunteers page to find out how. (08.16.13)

PMX is pleased to welcome back dolldelight as part of our fashion lineup as part of the PMX Fashion Show. (08.13.13)

The Snow Field
PMX welcomes The Snow Field to our fashion lineup for 2013. (07.18.13)

Go Team Venture!
Michael Sinterniklaas, voice of Dean Venture in The Venture Brothers and Kenji Koiso in Summer Wars will be a PMX guest of honor. (07.18.13)

Book Your Stay
The Hilton LAX is now accepting reservations for PMX 2013. See the Location page for more information and location guides. (07.12.13)

Registration Open
Online pre-registration is now open! Full badges are $40 until September 5th. (07.05.13)

Ready to Rock
PMX welcomes jrock band BACK-ON as music guest of honor. (07.04.13)

Fashion Forward
PMX proudly announces fashion guest of honor Designer Mari Nakamura of Juliette et Justine. (05.24.13)

Coming Soon
Stay tuned to this webpage. PMX is all set to start making announcements. (05.22.13)

Save the Date!
PMX returns to the Hilton Los Angeles Airport in 2013. Mark your calendars for November 8-10, 2013. (04.20.13)

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