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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tohoshinki & AKB48 to Perform at Opening Event for “Nicofarre”

A next-generation music club managed by Niwango called “nicofarre” – with giant LED screens on every wall and on the ceiling – is going to open its doors on July 18th, and will feature performances from Tohoshinki and AKB48 on its first night.

Niwango is the same company that operates the well-known streaming portal “Nico Nico Douga“. The company revamped its infamous “velfarre” club, which closed its doors more than four years ago, into “nicofarre” by integrating the use of the internet. Since all performances in the club will be streamed live on “Nico Nico Douga”, users will be able to make on-screen comments in real-time that will float across the screens inside the club. More events to further integrate online users are already planned for the future.

Of course, the screens can also be used to enhance performances by creating beautiful backgrounds that turn the whole club into a visual sensations. Thanks to real-time motion capturing, there would even be the opportunity to see live performances from virtual characters.

In addition to special performances from Tohoshinki and AKB48 at the opening event, there will also be live performances from thirty of the most popular amateur singers and dancers from Nico Nico Douga.