niconico invites all anime fans to their special exhibition booth at Anime Festival Asia 2014! Event Highlights
include karaoke to anime songs, “otagei” dance activity, experiencing scenes from famous anime, enjoy anisong and VOCALOID mixes by Japanese deejays,, onstage cosplay catwalk, and games with Japan’s Niconico users!
The word “Niconico” is a Japanese term meaning “to laugh” or “smile”. Niconico is Japan’s largest video-sharing site with roughly 42 million registered members and 2.3 million paid members. What sets Niconico apart from other video hosting sites is its original commenting system. Comments from its viewers display over the video screen allowing users to interact with one another in real time.
Niconico is home to a virtually endless library of user video content covering several genres such as Vocaloid, Me Singing, Me Dancing, Me Playing and Let’s Play. This year’s niconico X AFA 2014 exhibition booth will feature appearances by:
Comprising 5 members who rank among some of the top content makers in Niconico’s “Me Singing” category, ROOT FIVE is a group that has bridged the divide between the virtual and real worlds. The group has managed to break the top 10 Oricon Weekly rankings, and will sing anime FAIRY TAIL’s ending theme song, their second after the theme song for Saint Seiya Omega.
DJ CAESAR from TOKYO AKIHABARA
A DJ who cosplays while performing, DJ CAESAR is known for his fresh innovative mixes which incorporate anisong and vocaloid tracks. Popular with his youthful audience, DJ CAESAR also performed at the Japan Expo in France, which gathered over 260 thousand attendees. Being the only anisong DJ to break the 13 thousand mark for twitter followers, DJ CAESAR is an influencer whose name is known throughout the fandom.
Yuyoyuppe a.k.a. DJTEKINA//SOMETHING
Yuyoyuppe made his major debut with YAMAHA MUSIC COMMUNICATIONS. Currently the only overall sound producer for break-out idol group BABYMETAL, he has dabbled in many different fields, including being a DJ, collaborations with voice actor, being a vocalist in a hardcore emo band and making songs for idol groups,
garnering him respect from all levels in the industry.
As part of cosplay group Chronos Senior High School, ARSMAGNA is a 2.5D cosplay dance group. Made up of first to third year students from Chronos Senior High School and a plushie, the group is known as “5 guys and a plushie”.
Having played on the biggest stage meant for 14,000 in France’s Japan Expo, .PCF is a party rock group that has propelled themselves to world stardom through their uploads on the Internet. With a myriad of talents in the group, .PCF has managed to showcase many different genres of entertainment, including dancing and DJing. . The
group has ventured overseas, including countries such as France and Taiwan.