Mika Kobayashi Debuts In A Kingdom Performance In Jeddah
Japanese singer Mika Kobayashi made her debut in Saudi Arabia with two concerts in Jeddah, leaving the audience spellbound with her electrifying performance. She took the stage at City Walk's Anime Village and performed a forceful cover of well-known songs from popular anime series including "Attack on Titan," "Gundam UC," and "Aldnoah Zero."
In an interview with Arab News, Kobayashi expressed that her experience in Saudi Arabia was unlike any other venue she had performed at before. She was immediately enthralled by the lively and energetic audience. She was astounded to see how her songs could cut beyond linguistic boundaries because so many people were familiar with her and gladly listened to her music.
Despite the hot weather conditions, Kobayashi felt comfortable on stage, fueled by the positive energy radiating from the audience. She expressed her eagerness to learn more about her Saudi Arabian fans and eagerly anticipated future opportunities to perform in the Kingdom. Her outlook was greatly impacted by the encounter, as she admitted that she had little preconceived notions about Saudi Arabia but was now extremely impressed by the kind and inviting citizens.
Kobayashi's collaboration with Hiroyuki Sawano since 2010 has been instrumental in shaping her career as a vocalist. She made her first appearance on the album "Massugu na Otoko," lending her voice to the song "Illusion." She has also contributed her talent to projects like "Final Fantasy," "Blue Exorcist," and various other solo endeavors. Known for her unique singing style, which draws inspiration from classical music, Kobayashi's true talent shines through when singing songs that depict themes of struggle and battle.
One attendee, Hamza Mohammed, who experienced one of Kobayashi's shows, shared his excitement about the concert. He described how the audience enthusiastically sang along, experiencing an exhilarating connection. He noted that the love for anime in Saudi Arabia has been growing, and concerts like these provide an immense joy for fans, enabling people to interact with the vocalists while listening to their preferred music.
Another fan, Muzn Alhind, expressed her admiration for the Anime Village in City Walk and revealed attending three concerts so far, thoroughly enjoying each one. She hailed Kobayashi's debut performance as one of the best, praising her fierce and powerful singing style that resonated strongly with the audience.
Mika Kobayashi's inaugural concerts in Saudi Arabia left an indelible mark on both the singer and her fans. The occasion not only demonstrated the rising popularity of anime in the Kingdom but also reaffirmed the allure of music as a worldwide language-transcender and cultural unifier.