AkumuFest: The Annual Japanese Nightmare Festival

ResoBox - East Village

Saturday November 3rd 2018 11:00 am –  10:00 pm

Treat yourself to a Japanese cultural celebration in the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve!

Come get your scare fix and join our first Annual Japanese Nightmare Festival.

Food, Vendors, Japanese Horror Movies and more. 

Special performances are scheduled to occur throughout the day, and should you linger after dark—the nightmare continues until 10! 

General Admission $9.38

Entry for AkumuFest (Not for After Dark)

Japanese horror movie marathon, Cosplay Contest, Vendors, Performer, Comedian

AkumuFest VIP $32.46

Entry for AkumuFest (Not for After Dark), 1 Popcorn, 1 Bento box (Served between 12 noon to 2pm), 1 non alcoholic drink, entry into VIP Raffle

AkumuFest - After Dark $21.97

Entry for After Dark (7pm - 10pm), 1 drink

Jazz Live, Comedians, Live Art


VIP Tickets On Sale Monday!

All VIP Ticket Holders and After Dark Tickets will be entered into the raffle to win a prize from Sen Bird Tea (https://www.senbirdtea.com/)



11am Start




Last Movie


6:45pm Costume Contest Result


After Dark

7pm Start

Comedy Performance

Live Painting

Jazz Performance “Kengo Yamada trio”

Comedy Performance

Tsugaru Shamisen Performance “Kouzan Oyama”

Jazz Performance “Kengo Yamada trio”

10pm close



Yoshi / Mark Manansala/ Wendy Steiner/ Maggie Lalley/ Alvin Kuai/ Christiana Jackson/ Dana Norris/ Jeremyah Schur/


aca-RI-no / Kengo Yamada trio

There is a Cosplay/Kimono contest so check the comments below for the details.

AkumuFest Cosplay Contest

The rules:

- come to #AkumuFest, and wear a costume that depicts either a Japanese horror character, Japanese folklore legend,

a creepy version of your favorite Japanese anime character or a spooky Halloween theme kimono.

- Have your picture taken and put up on our "Wall of Screams".

-Get your friends to come and vote for you.

The person with the most votes gets the top prize!

It's that easy!


1st place - 1 weekend pass for Anime NYC

2nd place - 1 Saturday pass

3rd place - 1 Sunday pass. 

All 3 winners get tickets to the official after party.

Buy your tickets to register early.

*No weapons, props that look like weapons, or pointy, pokey things allowed*


Kaede Kimonos

Kaede Kimonos provides vintage kimonos, obis and accessories👘🌸

Come see us and buy your own kimono!


May colorful sheep

Handmade accessories and acrylic paintings 




acary draws your full‐length portrait with Kawaii(cute) touches called "Manga-style portrait drawing".

Come with your favorite outfits 🙂


Miss Candyholic

Miss Candyholic started as a username for a girl who loved sweets and sweet motifs. It then became a brand for all of her artistic endeavors in handmade kawaii fashion and accessories. Pastels, unicorns, and dreamy silhouettes are just a few ways to describe Miss Candyholic as your one stop shop for the modern day magical girl. 


Inbeon Studios

Inbeon Studios is a hands on educational platform for team based production, publishing and marketing. We connected talented, creative people from all disciplines in commercial and entertainment fields to collaborate on projects and release them to the world.


Remember the first rule of horror and Don’t Come Alone.

Kaede Kimonos/ NYC



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