Japanese pop group Morning Musume is going to perform at the 2009 Anime Expo (AX), America’s largest anime convention that will be held on July 2-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Details on AX official website.
J-pop fans in the region will be happy with the news. Morning Musume’s popularity is not what it used to be but the girl group is a Japanese pop culture icon after all, and Japanese idols rarely venture out of Japan so it’s all good.
Some hardcore anime fans might not be too impressed though, I’ve known a few people that don’t fancy pop stars intruding anime/manga conventions, especially those whose previous works are totally not related to Japanese anime culture.