Nico Nico Cho Kaigi (Nico Nico Super Conference) was the two days festival at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on April 28 and 29. The concept of the event was “reproducing (almost) everything in Nico Nico Douga in real world”. It featured numerous entertainment events including music, dance, art, food, political discussion, religious ceremony, and of course various otaku culture. Dwango, the organizer of the event, announced the number of total visitors in two days were 92,364 and the official streaming of the event at Nico Noco Douga were viewed by 3,470,766 people.
Two of the CR News writers, Mikikazu Komatsu and Emily Balistrieri were at the event on the second day, April 29. We were able to take some photos of the event for the CR News readers outside of Japan. The part 2 of the photo report will feature Itasha (car decorated with anime/game girls) with cool cosplayers and Good Smile Company's figures.
Advertising board on the way to Makuhari Messe
Giant monument welcomed you at the entrance of the first hall
Nico Nico Douga Screen in the second hall
Looking down the first hall
Theater playing Aniplex's anime series
Sengoku IXA online game booth
"Sadako 3D" movie booth
Sadako herself appeared at the booth to promote the movie
Kadokawa group booth featuring the Library War movie
There were very few Haruhi stuff even in the Kadokawa booth now
THERMAE ROMAE booth resembling a Japanese public bath
PS VITA booth featuring "NEXT Hatsune Miku Project DIVA"
Playing the newest Koihime Musou pachinko
To Heart 2 and Kaito Tenshi Twin Angels pachislot
Twin Angels' dance show
Karaoke company DAM's booth featuring Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Nico Nico shrine
Japan Self Defense Forces' LAV (Light armoured vehicle)
Live painting performance
Tetsuya Komuro (TM Network) and Daisuke Asakura (access) playing a keyboard together at the avex's live stage.
Akikoloid-chan cosplayer at the LAWSON's booth
Life-size paper craft dolls of Ami&Mami (THE IDOLM@STER)
Amateur cosplayers who gave us the permission to post their photo at this site