Anime in the club?! Experience the world of Devilman Crybaby in a unique performance. kensuke ushio will transport you into the dark and mesmerizing world of Devilman Crybaby through a musical journey that captures the essence of the series like never before. It will be his first European show, so don’t miss this! What sets this performance apart is its innovative fusion of music and visual artistry. Not only can you experience the DJ skills of kensuke, WADA Devicegirls will be creating a captivating visual narrative that unfolds in harmony with the music.
(© picture: Go Nagai – Devilman Crybaby Project)
kensuke ushiocomposer, JP
Pioneering and acclaimed Japanese composer kensuke ushio comes straight from Tokyo’s underground electronic scene. He is an electronic music producer and composes for internationally popular anime, including Chainsaw Man, A Silent Voice and Devilman Crybaby.
As a child, he learned to play the piano and studied music at university. When he came into contact with electronic music at the age of 20, his artistic career took a turning point. After living in Berlin, the then capital of underground techno, he started his career in 2007 under the nickname ‘agraph’.
His passion for electronic music led him to compose music for anime series and movies. He is now doing so well that some call him the Hans Zimmer of anime. He used his musical skills at legendary anime houses such as MAPPA, Kyoto Studio, Aniplex and Science Saru, among others. With the spectacular growth of anime all over the world, his fan base is growing day by day.
In 2024, kensuke ushio will celebrate his tenth anniversary as a film composer. He is currently working relentlessly on new scores for some of the most hyped anime series of the future. He also puts together a live show in which he combines his love for anime and electronic music.
Kazuki Wada / DEVICEGIRLSVJ, Video Art Director, WADA Devicegirls, JP
His work focuses mainly on video production and creative projects utilizing design. Among his various projects, he is highly regarded for his “VJ” style of visual production for live music performances and club parties.
In 1997, he started his creative career with an art installation under a unit named “DEVICEGIRLS.” The following year, during the Nagano Olympic Games, when he was doing installation voluntarily around the Olympic site with his friends from Art University, he was asked to be a VJ at the club set up for the Olympic Games. This experience was the start of his full-fledged expressive career.
In 2001, he participated in Music Producer/DJ Takkyu Ishino’s solo live shows and was asked to be the VJ on the main floor of WIRE, one of JAPAN’s first large-scale indoor rave events. After WIRE, he has been working as Video Art Director on every tour of “Denki Groove”, one of Japan’s top electronic music bands, where Takkyu Ishino is a member. At the same time, he has been performing tirelessly as a VJ for various Clubs and Parties.
In addition, he has been asked to participate in various large-scale music festivals in Japan as a VJ, such as FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL, RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL, SUMMER SONIC, etc. In 2008, he started the company “LAPTHOD” with his friends from university, sublimating the skills he cultivated on the dance floor to numerous musicians’ shows as a stage director.
With the motto of being extra entertaining to both the audience and the artists, he continues to react physically to music day after day.