Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What's happen'n L.A. 2015 !

Hi Everybody,

So, finals are almost over and I have severe bags under my eyes and I lost 3 pounds lol. I did a full load this final semester at SMC, that I felt like I was working at design firm. Anyways, that just was a lil update about my situation. Here is what's happen this season and it's jam packed full of CA events news from yours truely.

June 12 - 14, 2015
3900 W Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90305

Hello Kitty is hitting the road with her first-ever live entertainment show and North American tour! Join the fun, friendship and festivities with supercute live stage performances, interactive entertainment, fashion, photo opportunities, and lots of Sanrio surprises.

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 7:00 PM EDT
1822 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 413-8200

Generations, is a 7-member Japanese boy band signed to the Avex Group label Rhythm Zone.The group belongs to the talent agency LDH, and is part of the collective "Exile Tribe", related to Exile. Generations debuted in November 2012.

Alan Shirahama
Ryota Katayose
Ryuto Kazuhara
Hayato Komori
Reo Sano
Mandy Sekiguchi
Yuta Nakatsuka

Jun. 17 - 8:00 PM / Door Time: 7:00 PM

Grammy®-winning conductor Arnie Roth leads the Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra in a special new program featuring music from all fourteen games of FINAL FANTASY®, including beloved classics, preview footage from the latest releases, and a stunning HD video presentation of exclusive content from game developers SQUARE ENIX®. Highlights include the N. American premiere of FINAL FANTASY Battle Medley I – XIV, FINAL FANTASY XIV: Torn From The Heavens, FINAL FANTASY VII: JENOVA COMPLETE, FINAL FANTASY VIII: Eyes On Me and FINAL FANTASY XIV: Answers, featuring Susan Calloway, the original solo voice for FINAL FANTASY XIV.

* Line-up subject to change

The Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center
1766 Seabright Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813
June 27 - 28, 2015 / Saturday & Sunday

We started in June 2008, our focus is promoting Japanese Arts, Culture and Entertainment. During this time, there was no easy way to find quality Japanese Cultural events.
Our Mission. Find Amazing Japanese Cultural events.

Find the latest Japanese Outdoor Festivals, Obon Festivals, Sushi classes, Sake Tasting to outdoor Japanese Garden food events. We enjoy listening to loud thundering Taiko drums beats, taste Sake, witness Japanese Art, volunteering at festivals, and experience the incredible beauty of a Japanese Garden. We list the latest Sports for your kids. There are so many things to see and do, and most of these events are free.


*Want to win a 4-day badge to AX2015 click here.*

Founded in 1992, the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to popularizing the unique and deep culture that surrounds of Japanese animation.
The SPJA is passionate about Japanese Animation, manga, and their related interests, and works hard to make our projects reflect that passion. Our goal is to make our projects a place that brings together fans, industry, and all other stakeholders to share, celebrate, promote, and educate Japanese animation, manga, and their related interests.

AX Special Events 

J-rock Band Wagakki band & featuring Vocaliod’s IA

Mormiro Clover Z & KISS

Also for you AKB48 Moe Fans... 

 Date: Saturday, July 4th
Room: Video 1 in the JW Marriott
Seating: 5PM – 6PM
Screening: 6PM – 9PM


If you can't make it... 
Crunchy Roll will be doing a live stream form the Exhibit South Hall in LACC.

Gallery Nucleus
210 E Main St, Alhambra, California 91801

Crypton Future Media has partnered with Los Angeles-based Gallery Nucleus to present an exhibition of original art featuring Hatsune Miku and her universe, from
July 2 (Thu) - July 19 (Sun), 2015!

Check here for more information:

Main visual illustration by Perry Dixon Maple:

XENON 1 Year Anniversary

-No Boundaries, Unite by Music-

Welcoming guests from Japan and bands/artists from the States. First ever music live concert collabo w/ musicians from Asia and the U.S. on Independence Weekend!


∀NTI FEMINISM (KENZI Rock 30th Anniversary Show)
Kon & Nao (CELL, La'Mule) CELL Official
feat. Tomo (the Rhedoric)

From the States
Lolita Dark (Los Angeles)
Phoenix Ash (San Fransisco)


Amplyfi Hollywood
5617 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Right next door to Paramount Studios on Melrose the heart of Hollywood, is the best-kept-secret for live music. Green Doors behind 5617 1/2 Melrose Ave.

All Ages

PreSale: $20.00
Day Of Sale: $30.00
VIP "Held on July 4th Saturday 1 day before the event": $60.00 (Greet & Meet in Person, Autograph, Photo Session) *Please Note*

Online Ticket Outlet

Official Vnited Music Fest 2015 Website
Grab all the information about the event here!

Media/Promotion Contact: Nameless.

JULY 9–12, 2015
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Dr.,
San Diego, CA 92101
111 W. Harbor Dr.,
San Diego, CA 92101

Comic-Con International: San Diego Comic-Con International: San Diego began in 1970 when a group of comics, movie, and science fiction fans -- including the late Shel Dorf, Ken Krueger, and Richard Alf -- banded together to put on the first comic book convention in southern California. Comic-Con started as a one-day “minicon,” called San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Minicon, on March 21, 1970 at the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego. The purpose of this single-day event—which included two special guests, Forrest J Ackerman and Mike Royer, and drew about 100 attendees—was to raise funds and generate interest for a larger convention. The success of the minicon led to the first full-fledged, three-day San Diego Comic-Con (called San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Con), held August 1–3, 1970, at the U.S. Grant Hotel, with guests Ray Bradbury, Jack Kirby, and A. E. Van Vogt. Over 300 attendees packed into the hotel’s basement for that groundbreaking event, which featured a dealers’ room, programs and panels, film screenings, and more: essentially, the model for every comic book convention to follow. - See more at:

LA Street Food Fest
Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
Pasadena, CA

Our MissionOur goal when we started the LA Street Food Fest was not only to fill a gap in the events scene by creating an event that was the first of its kind and a delicious good time, but to create community and a platform to support independent small business owners and both established and budding restaurateurs. For that reason, all of our events aim to do much more than just entertain.

For the first time in a LONG time we are flying on Tokyo Status Airship for 8 rockin' hours!! Awesome music, Awesome DJs, Awesome vendors, and a Fashion Show?? BYOB



Sun, Jul 26, 2015 - 7:00PM

Ages: All Ages
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Price: $65.00 - $205.00
Onsale: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 - 10:00AM PDT
Ticket resales are only available on Stubhub.

Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS (I mention Rap Monster TOP THIS and K-TRAP), is a seven-member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit Entertainment. They debuted on June 13, 2013 with the song "No More Dream".

Little Tokyo/Arts District

200 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012
Sunday, July 26at 4:30am - 6:30pm


July 31-August 2
Convention at L.A .Convention Center (Tickets sold separately)
Platinum & Combo Tickets On-sale June 18 10 AM
Individual Tickets On-sale June 22 10 AM

KCON is the only place you can interact with your favorite stars and fangirl in-sync at spectacular concerts, stimulating panels, and dynamic workshops-- only at KCON!It’s the one place where every element of Hallyu, from food to film to fashion, can be experienced and celebrated. # IGNITE YOUR FEELZ

Fort Mason Center | Union Square
August 7-9, 2015 San Francisco, USA
Tickets On-Sale

J-POP SUMMIT, hosted by SUPERFROG Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a Japanese cultural festival held every summer since 2009 in San Francisco. By introducing the latest in Japanese music, fashion, film, art, games, tech-innovations, anime, food, as well as niche subcultures, the festival has become a landing platform for new trends from Japan. The festival is also getting attention as an effective opportunity for promotion and entry point into US markets. In 2014, the festival was held in Japantown and enjoyed 120,000 in attendance in two days. In 2015 in our seventh year, we expand the festival area to four different locations in the city; Fort Mason Center, Union Square, NEW PEOPLE Cinema and Castro Theatre.
Special Guests:

GACHARIC SPIN (also check Doll$Box)

244 S. San Pedro Street Ste 303
Los Angeles, CA 90012

For event information, please call
(213) 687-7193

August 1-August 23

August 14 (Fri) Tanabata Festival Opening Ceremony
August 15-16 (Sat-Sun) Tanabata Festival (Central Avenue @ Geffen MOCA/JANM)
August 16 (Sun) Grand Parade – Little Tokyo
August 22 (Saturday) Nisei Week Japanese Festival/Festival at JACCC
August 23 (Sunday) Ondo and Closing Ceremony, 1st Street

Moshi Moshi Nippon LA

1933 Broadway Street, 90007

Say Hello to the Latest in Japanese Pop Culture!

Moshi Moshi Festival in Los Angeles
August 1-2, 2015 at Magic Box at The Reef LA

Fashion Panels featuring top Harajuku Models
DJ Events
Japanese pop culture booths
Harajuku clothing shops
Karaoke contest
Japanese Cosplay clothing vendors
Don Quijote booth
and Concerts & Fashion Shows!

8/28,29 & 30
Admission Fee $5

Japanese foods and cultures are here!

Orange County Fair Grounds
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa Ca 92626, Tustin, California 92705

 Anime California 

Anaheim Marriott
700 West Convention Way Anaheim, CA 92802.

August 28-30

Last Dates of the Year:
September 4-6

285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 574-7223

626 Night Market is happy to announce its 4th season with three flagship events at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia! The original and largest Asian-themed night market in the United States, 626 Night Market features over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities that appeals to all ages. 626 Night Market aims to unite and empower the community by serving as a platform for showcasing local entrepreneurs, businesses, artists, and talent.

Welcome to your night market.

Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 795-9311

About the Pasadena Convention Center
Located twelve miles from downtown Los Angeles, The Pasadena Convention Center features state-of-the art design, LEED® Gold Certification, and is located within walking distance from Old Pasadena.

Long Beach Comic Con
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California 90802

September 12 - September 13

September 18 - September 20
Sep 18 at 12:00am to Sep 20 at 11:55pm

Anaheim, California 92802

TouhouCon 2015 will be held on Sept 18-20, 2015, at the Hilton Anaheim. This year, we'll be bringing a core lineup of producers and arrangers from the doujin music scene, along with many other special Guests of Honor!

Announced Guests of Honour:
-Masayoshi Minoshima of Alstroemeria Records
-Artist: Henry Liao
-Yuuhei Satellite
-ideolo from 「NEKOWORKi」

Tickets Available

The Japan Fair is organized by three organizations that all have the same goal and mission; to promote Japanese and Japanese American culture to the diverse audience of Southern California. We strive to stimulate better understanding and relationship among various communities in Southern California by hosting numerous events throughout the year. The Japan Fair is unique in and of itself; we are not only promoting local Japanese and Japanese American culture at this event, but we have the great pleasure to introduce foods and sake that are directly from Japan. All vendors coming from Japan are well-known restaurants and products and we are very excited to see everyone get a taste of these amazing products.

Friday, September 25at 8:30pm - 2:00am
Sep 25 at 8:30pm to Sep 26 at 2:00am

8911 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, California 90069

Facebook RSVP

GAMeBoi Los Angeles, J-Pop promoters Tune in Tokyo and Bubble Punch present “Bad Ass Back to School”! Show your love for Japanese high school and idol anime, shonen action series and sukeban cinema at our J-Pop night, in conjuncture with West Hollywood's long-running GameBoi event! All kinds of school uniforms and school cosplay are encouraged!

Guests are encouraged to dress up and enter as contestants for our "School Uniform Fashion Contest"! Entrants will walk the main stage at 11:40 PM, so don't miss it! Hosted by Chubbybunny Michelle and Yume Ninja of Bubble Punch!

Please sign up for the contest by emailing us at with your name, and a contact phone number and email.

On the main floor, catch resident VJ LaRock and VJ Jason Lin, and Tune in Tokyo DJs Greg Hignight and Tommy Pedrini will be spinning J-Pop and global electrohop all night in the upper lounge.

GAMeBoi at RAGE is ages 18+ with ID. Free entry before 9:30 PM. Get on the guest list at

Tickets Available

Welcome to the home of the world’s largest lobster festival, The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival, winner of four Guinness World Records. We feature fresh discount Maine lobster meals flown in fresh daily and cooked on the spot, and plenty of free entertainment. Lobster lovers enjoy a scenic outdoor park along LA’s historic waterfront, and shops at Ports O’ Call in San Pedro, California. After feasting on our world famous discount Maine lobster meals, guests enjoy dancing, street performers, tall ships, shopping for arts and crafts, and musical performances by some of today’s best up-and-coming acts.

We are easy to find at the end of the 110 Harbor Freeway in San Pedro, California at Ports O’ Call Village at the intersection of 6th Street and Harbor Drive. Only 20 minutes south of downtown Los Angeles. Free parking!

Learn how the​ fish in your dish should be caught or farmed and how YOU can lessen the impact on the marine environment by making savvy seafood choices.

October 3
On Sale 6/12/2015 12 PM
Los Angeles, CA
07:00 PM

October 4
Honda Center
Anaheim, CA
08:00 PM

South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. Consisting of members G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri, the group officially debuted on August 19, 2006. Predominantly a hip hop group, Big Bang found success with their breakthrough hit “Lies,” which stayed at number one on major Korean music charts for a record-breaking seven consecutive weeks, and winning the group the Song of the Year award at the 2007 Mnet Korean Music Festival.

Vamps is a Japanese rock duo formed in 2008 by Hyde and K.A.Z. Only a year after their founding, Vamps performed its first international tour, ten dates in the United States, and in 2010 they went on their first world tour.

Schedule and Ticket Info
10/5 Roxy Theatre  (Los Angeles)
Tickets: $30 (advance)

Macross World Convention 2015

3341 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503
11:00 AM — 7:00 PM

Come join us for our 14th annual Macross World Convention! This year, we return to the beautiful Torrance Cultural Arts Center with a jam packed MW Con program sure to fill your all your Macross needs. Stay tuned for more announcements on our Facebook page at  

Taste of Soul is FREE and so are all the performances! Just be sure to bring plenty of spending money for all the great FOOD and get to the stages early to see your favorite performers! 10 am to 7 pm on Crenshaw Blvd. between Stocker St. and Rodeo Dr.

 Stan Lee’s Comikaze is Los Angeles’ first and only large-scale, multi-media pop culture convention. Held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Comikaze assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture.

Partnering with comic legend Stan Lee himself and Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Comikaze is the only pop-culture convention owned and operated by true pop-culture icons. After spending much time researching both local and national conventions in the United States, Regina Carpinelli, the co-founder and CCO of Comikaze Entertainment Inc, and the rest of the Comikaze team have crafted an event that will thrill and excite even the most casual comic fan.

Dir En Grey is a Japanese metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will. As of 2014, they have recorded nine full-length records with a lineup consistent since its inception.




  1. I wish I could go to the Hello Kitty festival sounds so cool! :D

  2. Thanks for this list! I'd heard of some of them (Anime Expo, of course), but not others. The 2015 Japanese SummerObon Festival in particular looks interesting.

  3. Don't feel left out because I too can't attend because I'm going out of town.

  4. Your welcome and I hope you get to go to one or all of these events this summer/fall.

  5. I found out they are going to have it in my city near my birthday so I can go as a birthday treat to myself. ^_^