ClariS, one of the popular anison acts under Sacra Music label, were known for performing anime songs under their avatar as shown below (also former member Alice):
At the encore of their “ClariS 2nd HALL CONCERT in Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall ~ Sayonara no Saki e …Hajimaru no Melody” concert, ClariS (Clara and Karen) – who are known for performing live while wearing masks – unexpectedly removed their masks and greeted their audience for the first time with their faces revealed. The concert was held on at the Pacifico Yokohama venue in Nishi Ward, Yokohama last September 16, 2017.
After singing the 19th song of the set, “Sayonara wa Iwanai” (“Don’t Say Good-bye”), Clara and Karen fired up the stage. They returned later to perform the song “Prism” without their masks on. The audience screamed in excitement after witnessing the reveal. Shortly after, the group became a trending topic worldwide on Twitter.
During the encore, Clara stated that she was happy to finally truly meet her fans after performing masked for more than seven years. Karen observed that she was a little nervous and embarrassed about removing the mask, but also very happy to have done it. It was also revealed that the entirety of the concert program, including the unmasking, was planned by Clara and Karen. Sweet indeed!
Official photographs of the two from the concert showing their faces were not available, unfortunately.
To be honest, I don’t mind them revealing their faces since I became a fan of them for more than five years because of their music, not looks. But as I watched their first Nippon Budokan concert BD/DVD with their masks on, I find them very cute and pretty hardworking young artists. At the same time, I also wanted to see them with revealed faces for I would like to see them singing with emotions, for an artists’s face expression while performing live is kind of important to engage with the audience imo. For now, let’s wait for another live photobook to release soon, (PLS RELEASE THE UNMASKED PICS LOL) and it would be better if they also included Alice cause I really miss her. T_T