Anime Frontier 2022 has announced that Neon Genesis Evangelion theme song singer Yoko Takahashi will no longer be attending due to visa issues out of either the performer’s or convention’s control.
The full statement from Anime Frontier reads:
We wish to share the news today that Yoko Takahashi will no longer be appearing at this year’s Anime Frontier because of a visa issue beyond Anime Frontier or Yoko Takahashi’s control.
Yoko Takahashi is an amazing performer who greatly wanted to meet her fans in Texas, and this cancellation is through no fault of her or her team. We’ve tremendously enjoyed working with Yoko Takahashi in the planning of her concert, and we hope we can welcome her in the future to share her music with fans across the Southwest.
Anime Frontier will be refunding all ticket sales for Takahashi-san’s concert, and all who ordered a concert ticket should see an email with more details in the next 72 hours.
And while Takahashi-san will no longer attend Anime Frontier, we will offer official Japanese Evangelion products at our merch store, including rare CDs with a limited number featuring a postcard signed by Yoko Takahashi for her Texas fans.
Anime Frontier 2022 will be taking place at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas from December 2-4, 2022.