Anime Explode and Tune in Tokyo take over Little Tokyo
Anime-inspired art, cosplay, live music and J-Pop come together in the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles on Saturday, October 12th, with Anime Explode 1.5 and Tune in Tokyo presents HEMISPHERE!
Anime Explode! 1.5: Samurais and Geishas, presented by Deathpop and NinjaArts, is a gallery show featuring Japanese and American artists at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC). The event will also feature a cosplay contest and live performances from Candy Bomber, Midnight Shinigami and Lolita Dark!
The event runs from 11 AM – 8 PM, with an artist meet & greet from 4 PM – 6 PM. Admission is free. Art will be available for purchase.
Participating artists include Zekie Cho, Sasha Palacio, Kevin McBee, Paprika Mari, Pinguino Kolb, Stefanie Warner, Ogeeku, Christian Angel, Ayami Oikawa, Yume Ninja-Sovereign, Alcuin Gersh, Diego Paz, Deryke Cardenaz, Catherine Yi, Leslie Strock, Jin Mof Oh, Dave Baker, Chizorom Izeogu, Jason Moloney, zero, Alain Norte, Robert Negrete, Sabrina Deigert, and Jennifer Han.
Anime Explode 1.5 is presented as part of SAMURAI GEISHA FEST, a mixed cultural event that will introduce Japanese Arts and Entertainment to the world. For more information, please visit http://www.lajapan.com
The official afterparty will take place at HEMISPHERE presented by Tune in Tokyo at Nirvana Bar & Grill. DJs Greg Hignight, Del, Tora and Ally deliver the best in “global music for the masses” with a captivating setlist that spans the best in Asian pop and dance beats from across the world. Crafted for fans of Japanese and Korean pop, and accessible to music fans looking for something new and different, HEMISPHERE is a new kind of dance club experience.
Nirvana Bar and Grill offers a cozy, comfortable environment with dinner and drinks, conveniently located in the heart of Little Tokyo. HEMISPHERE at Nirvana runs from 9 PM – 2 AM, cover is $10, ages 21+ with ID.
About Tune in Tokyo
DJs and promoters Tune in Tokyo founded the first monthly event in Los Angeles for Japanese and Asian pop in 2008, weaving together the vibe of Indie dance clubs with Harajuku and Shibuya-influenced fashion parties. Tune in Tokyo’s residencies have included Little Tokyo’s legendary live house 2nd Street Jazz and the renowned maid cafe Royal/T, in addition to appearances at KCON, Pacific Media Expo, Japan: Endless Discovery and other events.