After lots of consideration, the organizers of Anime California have stopped holding future Anime California events and the corporation behind Anime California has been permanently dissolved. Unfortunately venues in the California area have become increasingly expensive for the type of event we organize, and it was determined that hosting future Anime California events would simply not live up to the hype and expectations we have built for our fans. An excellent anime convention requires sigificant assets and finances, and because we were unwilling to compromise on the quality and integrity of the event experience for fans, each year Anime California either barely broke even or lost money.

If any other event appears calling itself Anime California, that event is not affiliated with Anime California or its original organizers or owners or corporation, and uses the name without authorization. Many first year conventions in recent years have had problems, with examples including Universal Fan Con, Epic Icon Comic Con, Dash Con, or Paraguay Comic Con, so we urge caution to anyone looking into attending a new convention.

Lolita Dark

Lolita Dark is a 5 piece female fronted bilingual rock band with roots in Southern California and Japan formed in 2012. Their sound weaves together lush harmonies, complex yet ear catching melodic structures in songs, crunching guitar riffs, and progressive bass lines that reflect both angst and optimism in an increasingly interconnected world of disconnected residents. The core of Lolita Dark is formed by Shibuya-born/US citizen singer/ songwriter / guitarist / multi-instrumentalist Rayko (Ray), Bassist Rain Balen, and Drummer Joey Felix who are also members of the Los Angeles rock band “Dig Jelly”, and Hokkaido born vocalist and keyboardist Kaoru Enjoji (K-Lu), and lead guitarist Patrick Cabrera. Upon release of their first album “Tokyo Status” in 2012, Lolita Dark made a debut at United Staes number 1 Japanese Pop Culture Convention called Anime Expo at Los Angeles Convention Center. While constantly selling out prestigious venues such as The Viper Room and House of Blues Lolita Dark has then consistently invited to perform as the guest of honor at various Anime Conventions state-wide. Lolita Dark was also chosen to perform as the opening act for the major label acts from Japan such as “D” (Avex, Universal Music), “Back On” (Avex), and “Heidi” at Pacific Media Expo (PMX) for three consecutive years. A large east coast convention known as Tekko 2014(PA), also chosen Lolita Dark to perform there and at The Hard Rock Cafe(PA) as the opening act for “Gacharic Spin”(Universal Music). Lolita Dark’s second album, “Queen’s Decade”, was released at Tekko 2014. With the sky rocketing popularity Lolita Dark was featured in the most popular Visual Kei fashion and music magazine called “Cure Magazine” June 2014 issue. which eventually lead to Lolita Dark for signing 5 year record contract with JCC Inc,. owned by Motoshi Natsuno, the CEO of Cure Magazine and Asia House. Lolita Dark also received a clothing sponsorship by popular United States brand “Doll Delight” ( and “Rude Boy” ( Rayko of Lolita Dark have successfully created a bi monthly scene called Tokyo Status in 2013. The airship themed event with it’s crew members dressed in pilots and stewardesses, has been quite successful from the initial departure. Tokyo Status is a virtual flight to the night life in Tokyo with live bands, DJs, fashion shows, cosplay contest, karaoke battle and more… Lolita Dark is currently in studio mixing their third CD for the worldwide launch while JCC Inc,. is working on Lolita Dark’s debut for the East Asia market. Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, – lolitadarkmusic Reverbnation and Sound Cloud – lolitadark

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