Press Kit

 

MISSION

AniParty is the premier U.S. anime song (anisong) DJ club event which draws influence from the “anikura” (アニクラ) subculture of music nightclub event, popularized in Tokyo, Japan. Anikura centers around the “A-POP” (a shortened form of “Akiba-POP”) genre of music, which is an eclectic fusion of anime songs (OPs, EDs, and insert songs to anime series’, video games , and visual novels), otaku-centric J-Pop, J-idol music, and popular fan-created works such as Vocaloid and Touhou.

Anikura has seen a massive surge in popularity over the recent years with multiple events every weekend in nightclubs across all of Japan. The goal of AniParty is to create an authentic, faithful anikura experience for North American fans of anime, anisong, J-Pop, and J-idol culture.

HISTORY

AniParty was founded in 2018 by a group of anisong fans and J-idol enthusiasts with a passion for bringing the high-energy, coordinated frenzy of the anisong live concert crowd atmosphere and eclectic A-POP club scene to the Western world.

Principally based in New York City, AniParty sports a markedly successful track record of hosting seven independent anisong club events along the U.S. Northeast, the largest of which has drawn an auidence of over 90 passionate anisong fans.  At AniParty vol 7, we had the privilege of hosting an extremely successful anisong DJ straight from Tokyo: DJ Hitomi!

Additionally, our DJ collective can be found entertaining crowds through anisong DJ showcases at marquee North American anime conventions such as Anime Expo, Anime NYC, Anime Central, and Anime Weekend Atlanta via Lumica, as well as at periodic guest DJ appearances along the convention circuit.  In 2019, AniParty had the tremendous opportunity of Guest DJ’ing at Anime NYC‘s official Club Love Live! After Party hosted by SonicBoomBox, alongside accomplished anisong artist and songwriter ZAQ.

PAST EVENTS

MAIN CLUB EVENTS

AniParty vol 8: AniDemic Quarantine
Online only
AniParty vol 7: Anisong Winter Wonderland
The Deep End, NYC

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AniParty vol 6: Anisong Hallow’s Eve
The Crown, Baltimore
AniParty vol 5: Anisong Summer Festival
Trans Pecos,  NYC
AniParty vol 4: Anisong Ani-versary
The Crown, Baltimore
AniParty vol 3: An Anisong Christmas
Amendment 18, NYC
AniParty vol 2: Anime Song DJ Night
The Crown, Baltimore
AniParty vol 1: Anime Song DJ Night
The Crown, Baltimore

LUMICA ANISONG DJ STAGE

2019
Kawaii Kon
Anime Central
Anime Expo
Anime Weekend Atlanta
Anime NYC
Chara Expo

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2018
Anime Expo
Anime Weekend Atlanta
Anime NYC

GUEST DJ APPEARANCES

2020
Tora-Con (Convention cancelled)
Anison USA Idol Week 0.2 (Online show)
Animeltup: International DJ club event (Online show)
Kurocon 2020 vol 1 and 2 (Online convention)

2019
Club Love Live! After Party by SonicBoomBox
Kisetsucon
Otakult x AniParty: Leek Party Vol. 0
Tora-Con
Anifest
AniMaple vol 1: Anison Borealis
Otakult x AniParty

2018
Kamecon

PANELS & MISC APPEARANCES

Tekko 2019: Anisong DJ set

ANISTREAM & ONLINE  EVENTS

2020
Anistream vol 1-4
Monthly online anisong DJ streams (Twitch)
Anikrossing vol 1-2
Animal Crossing Meets Anikura (Twitch)
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Anikura Unison vol 1-2
Worldwide online anisong DJ stream for charity, supporting MSF
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Heatwave Hijack

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Lumica Obon Night
August 15-16

 

PHOTOS

HIGHLIGHT REELS

PARTNERS

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PRESS / MEDIA

Anime News Network: Lumica and AniParty at AWA 2018