It was just announced on the official NicoNico Douga Live Broadcast regarding Tokaigi 2017 tonight that will return for a musical concert–which will include — sometime that weekend.
This is a sort of “revival” of the Music Concert & Talk Live that took place this past April, so it is more than likely to feature some of the themes that were performed during that concert. Since will also be featured, such talents such as Nakagawa Nami, Emi Evans, and J’Nique Nicole may also be involved in this show!*
* We don’t know any detailed information regarding a specific timetable or who might make an appearance, but this is still some really awesome news!
Tokaigi 2017 is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, February 11 and 12 at Makuhari Messe. –> Tokaigi Official Website
We don’t know whether the concert will be on Saturday or Sunday yet, but I’m hoping it will be on Saturday because I’m already scheduled for choir practice with Gametakt on Sunday. And here’s something a little more positive that may somewhat semi-confirm this:
— 齊藤陽介 Yosuke Saito (@SaitoYosuke_Z) November 10, 2016
|Good morning. Over here*, it’s 10 o’clock in the morning. We’re working on being able to publicly release which day the concert will be held. It’s still being worked out, but you can imagine that it will be on Saturday. ーYosuke Saito, November 11, 2016, 3:01am|
* Saito recently went to San Francisco, possibly to oversee the event for journalists to get a test run of the demo there and maybe at Square Enix EXP in Mexico.
What is Tokaigi?
Tokaigi is an event gathering for all video game enthusiasts, not just for home consoles or mobile devices. This event was originally created in 2015 by DWANGO, whose subsidiary Niwango runs NicoNico Douga, a popular video sharing website in Japan.
Much like with their popular “Kaigi” or “offline meeting” for NicoNico Douga, they wanted to have a similar event for video game enthusiasts of all kinds, and this is what became known as Tokaigi -Game Party Japan-.
- January 31-February 1, 2015
- January 30-31, 2016
- February 11-12, 2017, Joint event with JAEPO (Japan Amusement Expo)
Tokaigi 2017 will be jointly run alongside JAEPO, which may effectively combine these two separate events into one huge gaming party. JAEPO mostly exhibited arcade games and attractions.
I went to JAEPO in 2015 to check out the arcade game School of Ragnarok by Square Enix. Here are a few photos that I took then.
- Famitsu also wrote a little bit about this news, but no details have been released yet.