So let me talk to you about something very fun – Nico Nico Super Conference! It’s very much like a Japanese culture conventions outside Japan (anime cons and etc) but it’s also so much more than that!
So what’s Nico Nico?
It’s a video-sharing website in Japan, similar to YouTube except for comments are overlaid directly onto the video in sync with the viewers during playback.
Nico Nico Super Conference is a convention taking place once every year with an idea of recreating the “Nico Nico Video” in real time with not only the users but also various exhibitors, such as Guinness World Record, Karaoke competitions, Kabuki theater, Rock concerts, movie trailers, haunted houses, anime and cosplay, various hobbies and even meat festival with an exhibitor slicing up fresh meat in front of the attendees. We were lucky enough to be invited to the conference this year.
It was held at Makuhari Messe Convention Center this year and we got to experience tons of fun things! I was truly overwhelmed.
Here are some examples:
Live Radio with Japanese Rock Star ASH DA HERO
Check out his music here www.ashdahero.com
Watch my video for more information!
Have a fun summer in Japan!!