Double Impact: Kanon x Kanon Come to London

Because one Kanon is never enough, Japan is throwing TWO our way! On Friday 18 November Tokyo’s premier cello-vocalist Kanon Wakeshima, and An Cafe‘s openly otaku bass-player Kanon Whatever-his-surname-is will perform at the O2 Academy Islington as the unit Kanon x Kanon.

Tickets for the duo’s debut UK concert are on sale now for the princely sum of £24 (plus the usual ridiculous fees)  and is part of the kanon x kanon x kanon tour. Those wondering where the extra Kanon materialises from, it is in fact an extra Wakeshima. Well, the same Wakeshima, just counted twice. Once as Kanon x Kanon, and once on her own because she will also perform solo during each date. That’s double the Kanon for your money! Or should that be triple…

If you want to stock up on the twosome’s releases so far, European label Gan Shin has released both of their singles on iTunes UK (amongst other digital sources). The first release in Japan, the Koi no Doutei EP, is £1.79 and contains the title track,  B-side ‘Ren Ai no Susume’ and quite possibly the worst remix we’ve ever heard. Their second release, the Calendula Requiem EP, has the title song, a version of it without vocals, the track ‘The Dollhouse!’ and is also priced at £1.79. You can pick up the track ‘Umigamesuupu’, left off of the digital release, for free download (legally!) on


About Tom Smith
Some say he's fuelled on nothing but energy drinks, and that when he visits Japan, he spends the whole time engaging the ground in an all too familiar way. But what we do know is that his words on the country's entertainment and culture find their way into NEO Magazine on a monthly basis, while everything else finds its way here. Be it quirky news item from the Land of the Rising Sun, or a story so gruesome it'd be rude not to pass it on, you'll find it here along with his general posts about life, work and most importantly play. And yes, he has had articles printed in the likes of MCV, GamesMaster, 360 Gamer and more, thanks for noticing.

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