As San Japan approaches very quickly in San Antonio, the Alamo City welcomes the anime weekend celebration with parties of their own. Downtown will seem to look like a massive masquerade that will extend beyond the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and despite the official San Japan Electronic Dance only taking place on Saturday, 800 Live will be hosting the pure animEDM rave sounds Friday night as HakubiVerse, along with Dream Drop Productions, presents the AnimEDM Summer pop-up, AnimERA 2021!
AnimERA is a new HakubiVerse show focusing on otaku nightlife similar to their San AnTokyo show that usually takes place early in the year. Just like San AnTokyo, AnimERA features anime visuals, cosplay, and a lineup of rave stars bringing Hard Dance and kawaii sounds. AnimERA will feature headliners WoLF n SPiCE, consisting of the team of HakubiVerse’s own Sephi Hakubi and Realms Con superstar Sebris, back together since performing online at Dream Drop Revolution Online in October 2020 and their formation at San AnTokyo 3 in February of that same year. Eduardo Serrano, along with Eric Monster! and Prblmz, will also be taking 800 Live’s main stage bringing their own pure rave sounds.
AnimERA will take place Friday, September 3rd, at 800 Live Nightclub at 800 Lexington Ave, San Antonio, Texas. Doors open at 9PM and admission will be free until 11PM, which cover will cost $10 until 2AM when Shine Entertainment will be taking over 800 Live for after hours.
EDIT: This article previously mentioned that Timebomb would also be performing; however, Timebomb is no longer able to appear at animERA due to obligations to duty that conflicted with appearing at 800 Live tonight.