Niconico Chokaigi is a unique festival organized by Japan’s largest video social website “Niconico” its concept is to recreate Niconico’s virtual world in real life.
This annual event which has attracted 150K visitors each year since 2012 offers a wide variety of contents from Niconico, such as Japanese Tradition, Game, Anime, Music, Dance, Cosplay, Cooking, Railway, Politics and more!
What sets Chokaigi apart from other events is that these attractions are participatory – visitors are not just spectators but can literally take part in the attractions and enjoy face-to-face communication.
In addition, these attractions will be streamed live on Niconico Live Streaming. Using Niconico's original commenting function, online viewers who are unable to attend the event in person can also take part in these attractions and share/feel the excitement.
WHAT IS NICONICO?
Niconico is a UGC video sharing/live-streaming service built primarily for users in Japan. One of its unique characteristic is the function that enables viewers to post comments on-screen over a video – those who uploaded the video and its viewers can converse with each other. This function has helped create many of Japan’s unique internet cultures we have today.
Niconico’s service began in 2006 and currently has over 70 million registered users including 2.2 million paying members.