Japanese Singer LiSA Performs First Arena Show in Taiwan

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J-pop singer LiSA returned to Taiwan over the weekend to play the Xinzhuang Gymnasium on Saturday (Aug. 18) as part of her four-country, five-concert arena-class Asia trek outside Japan.

The show was the anime and game song vocalist's sixth solo headliner in Taiwan. She has visited the country five years in a row, and her first acoustic concert held last December drew 1,400 fans to the Legacy Max in Taipei.

The Taipei Xinzhuang Gymnasium has a capacity for 5,000 concertgoers, and the sold-out concert was LiSA's largest in the country to date.

She performed a crowd-pleasing mix of hits, including "Catch the Moment," and famous anime tunes, including the theme song "Moonlight Densetsu" from the classic series Sailor Moon. The local fans embraced the return of the energetic singer with excited cheers, singing along to her songs in Japanese.

LiSA thanked the packed crowd for their continued support over the years: "Because you all welcomed me every time I came to Taiwan, one of my dreams, an arena show in Taiwan, came true today," she said. "I'd love to play the Taipei Arena next time!"

The Taipei Arena has double the capacity of the Xinzhuang Gymnasium, so the 31-year-old vocalist has her eyes set on her next major goal.

LiSA will wrap up her Asia tour with two shows in China this month, then embark on her 13-concert domestic jaunt in the fall.