Anison USA February 2016 Day 1 Video Up FeaturedWritten by David Nolen
About a week ago I attended an event called Anison (short for Anime Song) USA. Apparently in their second year, it showcases various J-pop or J-pop inspired artists performing for their fans over here. This year included the talents of Ayu, Nozomi, Vandead Bakery, Roli Angel, Ally and Sally (, Momoi Halko, and Yumi Matsuzawa. Day one actually took place at a little anime store in Temple City, CA called Desu-nation. Aside from having to find a place to film, shooing people out of the way occasionally, and dealing with my camera being bumped and even knocked over once, it was an interesting and fairly decent event. Long Beach Comic Con was going on that weekend as well, but to be honest, the larger events are beginning to really piss me off considering what happens after a time with every convention once it reaches a certain critical mass in its membership. The smaller gatherings are beginning to be a lot more rewarding artistically, since you can actuallY BE artistic both in terms of covering them and for those performing in them for a receptive audience. So, click on the jump and you can check out day one of Anison USA's video. Day two, taking place at the Bootleg Theatre in L.A. and its pictures should be up sometime this week as well. Enjoy!