| by Kenneth Chase | 96 comments

Anime Bars and Night Clubs ★ ONLY in JAPAN

I’m right in the heart of Akihabara today To talk about ANIME song DJs Now, to be honest I don’t know much about this so I enlisted the help of my friend Patrick w Galbraith author of OTAKU Spaces & The Otaku Encyclopedia Come on out here Hey! Are you doing Great Nice see you So, today’s topic is ANIME song DJs
what can you tell us about this? ANIME song DJ events has really been growing in the last few years.If you go around Tokyo today You’ll find an event going on around every
week It’s really sort of booming phenomenon
these last few years Yeah It’ really exciting My image of OTAKU is someone who stays at home Doesn’t go out socially Reads & watches ANIME MANGA in the bedroom yeah, I think that’s the image. It’s sort of
a bunch of individuals doing their own thing Hey look We’re Akihabara all these people together doing social things Guess what? You go to a club You get a bunch of OTAKU together and they have helluva time Right These ANIME DJ song cover bands Really cool because what you get is, a bunch of people with their individual passion sharing e and becoming a social energy
in the room you’ll really have to be the understand it I was there Check it out! We are in Nakano in front of RAIZEEN an ANIME DJ bar This place is gotta lot of energy and I think you’re gonna love it Come on Check it out! This place is great This bar is set up for ANIME song DJ There is screen which shows ANIME right next to the DJ This just had to be excitement Hello Let’s meet the owner of RAIZEEN Is it real? Well Maybe not RAIJIN is.. well for me it’s very comfortable i mean
it’s Look around at the decoration it’s all ANIME and ANIME song DJing is a lot of fun Master the bartenders is a really nice and laid back guy Let’s anyone who really wants just Go and use the DJ equipment Pretty much no notices as long as there aren’t any events going on So when I first came to japan
i didn’t really know a lot about uh… ANIME music,ANIME DJ at all LIke, over time getting to meet
various people uh… like One of my best friends in my last job
was ANIME DJ and he introduced me to an event
one-time & i went along not really knowing what to expect uh… it was really really cool that
people are friendly fun atmosphere was a Really good I kind of uh… I realize that You know that ANIME music taken out of the context of ANIME was still really really good And the the way that people mix ANIME songs together and think of different things For example you got like the IMOTO theme, that sometimes some people do umm even uh… specifically ANIME songs
from a certain era 1980s or something I thought i was really really cool that
people would think about it Amazing ways to show ANIME songs She is part of RAIZEEN staff Really cute and also deadly wielding a sword This bartender could well be SAMURAI Maybe not With a little more practice His dreams just might come true RAIZEEN definitely has the right
atmosphere for ANIME song DJ to learn Master Simply appreciate the music and
experience Let’s head to Roppongi in central Tokyo
for another kind of event On the other side of this door is
another world This is CHARA-ANI CHARA meaning kind of Roppongi young carefree and ANI meaning ANIME and taken the two and put them all
together to make a fusion of some kind of fantastic dance party Come on! KONBANWA There are no Anime on the screen because they don’t wanna go to one world or the other. It is a fully perfectly balanced I don’t know Check it out for yourself! It’s seems like any other Roppongi club Lots of young people and loads of energy Many people have come in cosplay It’s the essence of saturday night in
Tokyo Some people have the glow sticks with them Signs of real after hour OTAKU People at ANIME DJ events like this
really like doing things in unison as a group One of the great things about OTAKU
parties is that inability to dances not really necessary I fitted with a lot of the others
who are here to show their passion in ways dancing can’t express Coordination and skills can be checked
in at the door It’s all about having fun The focus is on the DJ and the music This DJ is ready to rumble.Glow sticks and
library of tunes for the crowd The music switches back and forth from ANIME songs to The classic Roppongi hip hop The crowd eats it up They are psyched and ready for anything Before the event I talked DJ KAPPEI and DJ TAKAYA about what CHARA-ANI is all about Cultures collide at CHARA-ANI It’s awesome So Patrick, in part 2 we’re gonna continue
with this ANIME song DJ in a place where it’s dedicated just for ANIME songs DJs, Oh,yeah that’s gonna be helluva time And we’ll see more of it Next time Bye bye bye



Jul 7, 2013, 9:21 am Reply



Jul 7, 2013, 9:22 am Reply

Hi John this is like my younger days raver !

Ori Ori

Jul 7, 2013, 10:58 am Reply

Oh wow, Akane on the opening scene. She will be surprised.

Jonathan Little

Jul 7, 2013, 2:07 pm Reply

Another excellent video in this series! I was surprised to see Patrick Galbraith!! I have his book Otaku Encyclopedia. It was at the bookstore in Berlin and it's well written. Nice to see him on video!


Jul 7, 2013, 2:11 pm Reply

Thanks DJ Oden! Really appreciate the help to explain Anison DJing.
Thanks to DJ Akane, too! Rock on!! -John


Jul 7, 2013, 2:12 pm Reply

Thanks Astroboy3507! -John


Jul 7, 2013, 2:51 pm Reply

They're growing organically in Tokyo and who knows!! Maybe it'll catch on worldwide! Nice to hear from you m20andreas! -John

Abraham Fihema

Jul 7, 2013, 11:02 pm Reply

I really like what you are doing man! Keep em coming. Subbed ;D


Jul 7, 2013, 2:36 pm Reply

Thanks for the comment! Really appreciate it and will keep 'em coming! -John


Jul 7, 2013, 4:55 pm Reply

Wow this was really interesting keep our up! Subbed.

Legacy Lancer

Jul 7, 2013, 7:39 pm Reply

omg its k-on!!


Aug 8, 2013, 6:05 am Reply

4:11 One Piece Is On The Screen


Aug 8, 2013, 4:21 pm Reply

Very fun!

Matthew Peterson

Sep 9, 2013, 7:55 pm Reply

Such a cool thing to be happening. I hope this movement eventually makes it to North America. Soon would be nice. Oh, and nice video too @ John!


Oct 10, 2013, 12:35 am Reply

I love your videos!! I am moving to Japan in summer and these videos are making me feel even more excited!!

Treavor Brown

Oct 10, 2013, 9:26 pm Reply

Hatsun miku


Oct 10, 2013, 10:34 pm Reply

and they've tried to outlaw dancing lol so dumb

Daria Dulcat

Oct 10, 2013, 6:00 pm Reply

I looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove this channel

Nyaku- dono

Dec 12, 2013, 1:54 pm Reply



Jan 1, 2014, 7:56 am Reply


Chelsea Blockmon

Feb 2, 2014, 4:41 am Reply

I want to hit on the bartender


Mar 3, 2014, 2:10 am Reply


Kyle YellowAQW

Apr 4, 2014, 5:18 am Reply

Im going to all of them, all I need is yen, a passport to japan, tokyo, a place to live in, and a costume


May 5, 2014, 9:59 am Reply

That girl behind his shoulder at 3:30 makes me laugh.


Jun 6, 2014, 3:30 am Reply

I'm probably going to get shot down for this comment, but this stuff reminds me a lot of dance parties at brony conventions I've been to. The glow sticks, bad dancing, synchronized waving, mixes of EDM, hip-hop, and TV show music. It's all there! The main differences I see are that you can find this kind of stuff every day in Japan, and with all the different anime songs, it's much more diverse. Being in small clubs/bars, it looks much more relaxed too. I would love to go experience it someday.


Sep 9, 2014, 6:07 pm Reply

the dj on the right with the long hair is hott. 7:26

Professor Gingey

Dec 12, 2014, 1:39 am Reply



Jan 1, 2015, 2:26 am Reply

I wonder why they are not having babies even though they are always around each other


Jan 1, 2015, 12:38 am Reply

Whats with the spas 12 shotgun?


Mar 3, 2015, 12:18 pm Reply

The first bar seems kinda empty ??


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Apr 4, 2015, 4:10 pm Reply


Werty Line

May 5, 2015, 1:58 am Reply

Alright fuck this I'm going to the airport

Edvard Bolaas

Jun 6, 2015, 12:12 am Reply

4:41 pause, that bartender could very well be Harry Potter!


Jul 7, 2015, 4:07 pm Reply

Reminds me of mogra from Akiba's Trip. 😛

himeji rinka

Jul 7, 2015, 11:44 am Reply

5:39 i thought i saw Tomokazu Sugita (Gintoki's VA). =P


Jul 7, 2015, 10:25 pm Reply

Anyone notice the yosuga no sora 2nd ed theme play 😛 lol


Jul 7, 2015, 10:37 am Reply

omg, you cant escape weebs anywhere can you?


Jul 7, 2015, 3:39 pm Reply

That bartender was Asian Harry Potter 😀


Jul 7, 2015, 6:42 pm Reply


Kirami MMO

Jul 7, 2015, 5:09 am Reply

K-on wow

Troy Clark

Aug 8, 2015, 2:54 am Reply

Thank you for the video.


Aug 8, 2015, 9:29 pm Reply

WELP I know where I'm going if I want to party.


Aug 8, 2015, 11:53 am Reply

The girl bartender with the sword was cosplaying yachiyo todoroki from Working!!

Leny 1777

Oct 10, 2015, 4:16 am Reply


xof woof

Oct 10, 2015, 2:52 pm Reply

take me there! packing

Luffy Kilaivan

Oct 10, 2015, 5:44 pm Reply


/Zacky nor

Dec 12, 2015, 7:49 am Reply

This looks fun

Jimmy L

Jan 1, 2016, 7:13 pm Reply

What in the world is that old man wearing on the left 0:23 with the girl super short pants and hat?!

Amanda Jenkins

Jan 1, 2016, 5:56 pm Reply

This is weird


Feb 2, 2016, 9:09 pm Reply

4:17 Kawaiiiiiiiiii.

Brenda Flores

Feb 2, 2016, 9:19 pm Reply

I'm in japan right know

Anime Neko

Mar 3, 2016, 9:14 am Reply

Okay imma pack my things now,wait for me there for 5 minutes XD

Ericka Tejada

Mar 3, 2016, 6:35 pm Reply

I don't see many otaku's I see a lot of weaboos.??

jutting Forrest

Mar 3, 2016, 7:57 pm Reply

Uhhh this is awkward … that grey shirt made your tits very apparent


Mar 3, 2016, 8:34 pm Reply

holy fuck these weaboos


Apr 4, 2016, 9:54 am Reply

sooo .. yachiyo from anime working! is work in that bar now ?? ><

WillWork ForCheese

Apr 4, 2016, 2:50 am Reply

Would I stick out heavily as a white 6'3ft guy in one of those clubs?

SakuraHime Kaden

May 5, 2016, 5:12 am Reply

I can see one-piece and fairytail..

Diego gamer

Aug 8, 2016, 7:19 am Reply

im a dj in mexico

Diego gamer

Aug 8, 2016, 7:20 am Reply

and im 12 years old

Head Shot!

Aug 8, 2016, 1:55 am Reply

Do you know THE [email protected]??


Sep 9, 2016, 1:58 pm Reply

It's pretty fun in Japan.I guess i should try to staying there for a month.Great reviews Only in Japan!


Oct 10, 2016, 1:20 am Reply

Love that cute female DJ

Federica Picale

Nov 11, 2016, 6:09 am Reply

Your idea of Otaku is actually the description of my life

Andrew Lubar

Dec 12, 2016, 4:01 am Reply

Does anybody kno where I can find Anime Music for FREE ?

Cody Gaming

Dec 12, 2016, 11:03 pm Reply

I just saw persona no kidding


Feb 2, 2017, 7:48 pm Reply

can kids go

mike maceda

Mar 3, 2017, 6:42 am Reply

What's funny is that Japanese drawers for anime draw themselves as people with big eyes, but draw foreigners with small eyes. 'Hory' Shet!

Nick Tan

Mar 3, 2017, 5:09 pm Reply

i am openly saying this and if any kind soul that sees this please pray for me that i'll be able to go to Tokyo Japan and experience this and also attend an Anime concert. i really wish to be able to go to Japan.


Apr 4, 2017, 11:37 am Reply

I'm here for the k-on poster…

Yuki Nagato 長門 有希

May 5, 2017, 7:41 pm Reply

ill go this f*ing summer , hell yeahhh

Tony Kart Racer

Jul 7, 2017, 7:18 pm Reply


Alex Czermak

Sep 9, 2017, 5:18 pm Reply

Last Order at 4:46


Oct 10, 2017, 5:10 am Reply


Hưng Vũ

Oct 10, 2017, 9:09 am Reply



Nov 11, 2017, 8:19 am Reply

I want to live there……..

Mixno X

Nov 11, 2017, 2:05 am Reply

I need to buy an airplane tickets I LOVE ANIME

Choc Hazelnut

Jan 1, 2018, 10:13 am Reply

I see K-on,i click

Not Human

Feb 2, 2018, 8:20 am Reply

I'm going to find my wife there one day.

sally lambert

Mar 3, 2018, 3:08 pm Reply

Wow ……….


Mar 3, 2018, 11:18 pm Reply

man i need to move my town has nothing

RoCCo CarmeLL

Apr 4, 2018, 3:19 pm Reply

soo cool and and down to earth people,I would really enjoy it here….not like stock up westeren clubs,all muscleboys,sexy bitches,armani,gucci clothes,lots of money etc.
I want Japan and I want it now =))…but am broke..anyone knows a job there? ;P

Emily Campbell

Jul 7, 2018, 11:59 am Reply

"this dj is ready to rumble"-monotone voice

yes, yes, i understand


Jul 7, 2018, 10:21 pm Reply

This anime club song is awesome


Aug 8, 2018, 10:38 pm Reply



Sep 9, 2018, 10:36 am Reply

Im in japan right now so gonna check one out

๔ภค々 REIKA

Oct 10, 2018, 5:54 pm Reply

watches this


Nov 11, 2018, 9:45 am Reply

Ok, but can we all appreciate how cute that one DJ is at 1:56

Asuka Doll

Nov 11, 2018, 5:41 am Reply

It would be reeaaally cool if they'd play Sugar Song to Bitter Step by Bump of Chicken. I would go crazy xD


Dec 12, 2018, 7:12 am Reply

Roronoa Zorro: You call that swordsmanship? 4:30


Jan 1, 2019, 7:54 pm Reply

I went to anison and i didn't get such a warm welcome. They weren't rude, but as a non japanese speaker, didn't get the feeling like they wanted me there

Rafael Lucero

Mar 3, 2019, 3:46 am Reply

I hope they play Babymetal songs too…????

Rafael Lucero

Mar 3, 2019, 3:47 am Reply

I hope they play Babymetal songs too…????


Apr 4, 2019, 8:46 am Reply

this video is so cringy and awkward i could die… xD but that makes it really entertaining

Max Epic

Jun 6, 2019, 2:10 am Reply

Dude's got this whole involved show in Japan and he's not into anime. Sacrilege.

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