NAKHON PATHOM — Favorite Japanese anime themes will explode from the small screen to full orchestral sound in a concert hall next month.

Music from popular classic and contemporary Japanese anime, including “One Piece” and “Naruto,” will be performed by the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra in June.

Thought famous for the visuals, Japanese animation also renders beautiful tracks well-known to otaku anime addicts.

After a successful similar show in February by the Mahidol Wind Orchestra, conductor Thanapol Setabrahmana will lead the philharmonic through hit scores from “One Piece,” “Naruto,” “Sword Art Online,” “Hunter x Hunter” and “Final Fantasy VII.”


Tickets are 300 baht, 500 baht and 100 baht for students up to the undergraduate level. They can be purchased online or at the box office.

Pre-concert discussions will be held 45 minutes prior to each performance.

The concerts will start at 7pm and 4pm respectively on June 23 and 24 at the Prince Mahidol Hall at Mahidol University in Salaya. It’s an hour’s drive from downtown Bangkok or can be reached by taxi or shuttle bus from BTS Bang Wa exits No. 1 or 2.


Conductor Thanapol Setabrahmana, right, conducting ‘TPO at the Movies’ in an image posted March 20. Photo: Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra / Facebook