With the help of our team, Meltdown Comics gallery space was refashioned into a sparkling setting, fit for a Magical Girls themed show. It was completed with a “Mickey Mouse Pink” stage for the musical guests.
Thanks to the hard work of Caro (Sweet Streets), wonderful “Magical Girls” inspired art from various international artists were made available for display. Renowned artists such as Camilla D’errico and Junko Mizuno were participants. Talented artists from Shibuya Girls Pop were also featured, all of them from Japan. Here’s a peek at a few of our favorite pieces:
The evening’s schedule also included large live painting pieces by Shibuya Girls Pop artists.
The Lady Spade thrives on fun cosplay-style costumes and anime-themed songs, with an emphasis on sexy dance routines and tons of fanservice!
We were so excited to M.C. the cosplay contest along with Tavuchi, owner of the fairy kei Japanese brand “SPANK!” She judged our many contestants and eventually picked out the ones she liked best! Thank you for everyone who came dressed up in their magical best!
On Saturday, April 2, Bubble Punch helped out with the special Meet & Greet and listening party event at JapanLA! The bands The Lady Spade and The Aprils were on hand to DJ the afternoon event, as well as take photos, sign autographs, and let fans hear their awesome CDs and view thier latest music videos!
Thank you everyone for coming out to party to witness amazing art, talented musicians, and wickedly fashionable fans at all of the events this past weekend!
More Photos & Event Reports! (Let us know if YOU have photos, videos, or event recaps from these events and we can list you here, too!)
LA WEEKLY article by Liz Ohanesian, photos by Shannon Cottrell
Great video of the ambience from the event by artist Shinjuko!
More video of Friday’s Jpop CD Listening Party and signing by Shinjuko, with special Gloomy Bear surprise ending!
Photos: Ian Irizarry