Soulcial Sunday: J1-Con

This weekend we will be attending J1-Con in Atlantic City, New Jersey. J1-Con is an Anime and Gaming Expo which includes a Music Festival and other entertainment. This will be our first time attending J1-Con and we’ll be there all three days, if you are planning on attending let us know.

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LCAC 2018: Over The Top Japanese Fashion Panel

This year I went into a panel that discussed the different Japanese styles that we can also see in the anime shows that we watch or, what people actually wear in Japan. It was reiterated that these styles are not to be confused with cosplay. The panel was moderated by Creep-P. It was a very interesting and educational panel. Many people confuse some of the styles with cosplay. There are several different style trends in Japan such as Dekora, Gyaru, Shironuri, Mori, Ishokuada, Visual Kei, Lolita, Manhera, and many more. Each style has its own uniqueness. The styles were created to break the social norm and allow people to be more free to express themselves.

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LCAC 2018 Overview

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Last weekend was LCAC 2018 and it was a blast! This year we’ve met some new people as well as seeing some new musicians perform. We were given the opportunity to do press coverage again this year and with that, we have a lot of footage and photos to sort through. This year LCAC, in my opinion, was a little lacking compared to the year before. Yes, the con was fun but it didn’t live up to being better than the year before. I really hope LCAC 2019 will pick up the ball next year and be an even better con than this year.

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LCAC 2018: TiA and Kohei Concert

On Saturday, we attended TiA and Kohei joint concert at Liberty City Anime Convention. TiA and Kohei are Japanese recording artist who currently resides in New York City.

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LCAC 2018: 2une and Ari.Ki

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This year at Liberty City Anime Convention (LCAC) everyone discovered that this was the last year and final performance of the band 2une.  This was my first time listening to the band because in the previous years I was never able to make it in time to see the band perform. 2une has been performing together for three years at LCAC and had many great performances. This year for their final show 2une’s Sneko and Uno had a combined performance together with Ari.Ki (Ari and Ki). Ari.Ki are twin dancers that perform their own choreography, I really enjoyed listening to the band and watching the dance performances. Continue reading

LCAC 2018: J-MUSIC ENSEMBLE Performs!

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J-MUSIC Ensemble

This year J-MUSIC Ensemble performs at LCAC again! We loved their performance the last 2 years and they’ll be gracing the main stage again. The live music they provide is one of the best qualities to their performances as well as the renditions anime and game theme songs we’ve grown up on. The nostalgia makes me love seeing J-MUSIC Ensemble perform. J-MUSIC Ensemble hits the stage Sunday, August 19th at 2:30pm, the last music performance right before the closing ceremony. Continue reading

LCAC 2018: TiA and Kohei

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TiA born Tomoka Takayama is a recording artist from Yokohama Japan, known for singing “Ryuusei” the sixth ending of themes from Naruto and the second opening theme from Yakitate!! Japan. In 2014, she relocated to New York City where she resides in Harlem. Continue reading