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” (also known as “Akiba-Pop” or “Akiba-kei”) 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 Washington, D.C. and New York City, AniParty has an extremely successful track record of hosting five independent anisong club events along the U.S. Northeast, the largest of which has drawn an auidence of over 90 passionate anisong fans.  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.

PAST EVENTS

MAIN CLUB EVENTS

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

Anisong DJ Showcase
Anime Weekend Atlanta
October 2019

Anisong DJ Showcase
Anime Expo, Los Angeles, CA
July 2019

Anisong DJ Showcase
Anime Central, Chicago, IL
May 2019
Anisong DJ Showcase
Kawaii Kon, Honolulu, HI
April 2019
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Anisong DJ Showcase
Anime NYC
Nov 2018
Anisong DJ Showcase
Anime Weekend Atlanta
Sept 2018
Anisong DJ Showcase
Anime Expo, Los Angeles
July 2018

GUEST DJ APPEARANCES

Guest DJ Performance: Kisetsucon
Rochester, NY
Oct, 2019
Otakult x AniParty: Leek Party Vol. 0
Club Orpheus, Baltimore, MD
August, 2019
Tora-Con: Anisong DJ Showcase
Rochester, NY
March 2019
Anifest: Anisong Dance Festival
Torrance, CA
March 2019
AniMaple Vol. 1: Anison Borealis
Toronto, Canada
March 2019
Otakult x AniParty
Baltimore, MD
Jan 2019
KameCon 2018 Anisong Rave
College Park, MD
April 2018

PANELS & MISC APPEARANCES

Tekko 2019: Anisong DJ set
Pittsburgh, PA
April 2019

PRESS / MEDIA

Anime News Network: Lumica and AniParty at AWA 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS

Lumica Anisong DJ stage
Anime NYC
Nov 16 – 18
Lumica Anisong DJ stage
Chara Expo
Dec 7 – 8
AniParty vol 7: Anisong Winter Wonderland
The Deep End, Queens, NYC
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

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PHOTOS

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HIGHLIGHT REELS

PARTNERS

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https://lumicausa.com
https://www.lumica.co.jp/