Space Channel 5 has been celebrating its 20th anniversary over the last 12 months, having first released in Japan back in December 1999. Unfortunately, many of the planned celebrations to mark the occasion have been hindered by the spread of COVID-19. Many events had to shift online or be canceled altogether, with the latest in a series of celebrations another online-only event due to the risks associated with the ongoing pandemic. This latest event, the Space Channel 5 20th Anniversary UkiUki Music Festival Online, is scheduled to take place on Friday, promising musical performances and new announcements for the future of the franchise.
This event promises a fun time for both fans and non-fans of the Space Channel 5 games, regardless of your familiarity with the series. In celebration of the game’s anniversary and the release of the recent VR title in the series, this Online Music Festival will host a live performance from 8-bit music group YMCK and a DJ performance from RAM RIDER. Video jockey work will be provided by DEVICEGIRLS.
A dance show will be provided by NAHO, who choreographed and did motion-capture for Urara in the game, and alongside musical performances, the event will feature discussions with the development team and new information on the Space Channel 5 series. A new game? Who knows, but it won’t be long until we find out!
This event is a paid and ticketed online streaming event set to take place on Friday, November 13th at 7:30 pm Japan time. Tickets for the event start at 3800yen, but more expensive tickets with exclusive merchandise are also available. A special jumper designed for the event in the blue associated with the series, alongside three acrylic stands and stickers, with a ticket for the event, can also be purchased for 13000yen, while this same bundle with a signed bromide photo can be purchased for 16000yen. More expensive bundles with t-shirts, eco-bags, clear files, and beanies are also available all the way up to 30000yen.
Tickets are on sale now from Lawson Ticket ahead of the event on Friday. You can find out more about the Space Channel 5 20th Anniversary UkiUki Music Festival Online over at the event’s official website.