Join Kaya for Private Tea Party at Anime USA 2014


Kaya of Schwarz Stein is hosting a private tea party for you!

Kaya of Schwarz Stein will be hosting a exclusive authentic Japanese-style tea party for attendees of Anime USA 2014. This tea party will include various teas, delicious pastries and other edibles, and an karaoke-style mini performance in an intimate setting. Only 60 slots will be available for this event. Join Kaya’s Tea Party by visiting our Registration page.

Model in the MIKA TAKEUCHI Fashion Show

Mika Takeuchi

Mika Takeuchi

Mika Takeuchi is the new upcoming Japanese fashion designer inspired by Japanese sub-culture. Her creation of Neo Gothic collection is a mixture between gothic, Lolita and her own individual style.

Takeuchi used to work under h.NAOTO for 10 years and was in charge of designs for FRILL, h.jelly, Melt etc.
A balance between the world of gothic, lolita, and punk come together to make distinctive, chic, and elegant designs.

Takeuchi has specially been invited to show case her 2014 AUTUMN/WINTER collection world of Neo-Gothic in Anime USA in Washington D.C. It will be her very first international show in the US!

This is a chance to participate in the very first show of the brand MIKA TAKEUCHI. Selected models will be able to wear the newest AUTUMN/ WINTER 2014 collection!

All models participating in this show will receive a 20% discount off any MIKA TAKEUCHI items collection after the Anime USA show at Jhouse-Rock booth.

Don’t miss this amazing chance to have fun and experience the new world of Neo-Gothic and feel free to invite your friends or even apply to be a model in the fashion show with your friends!

Click here to learn more and apply!

Meet Fashion Designer, Mika Takeuchi, at Anime USA 2014

Mika Takeuchi

Meet acclaimed fashion designer, Mika Takeuchi, at Anime USA 2014!

Japanese fashion designer Mika Takeuchi will be coming to the US Washington DC 2014 ANIME USA convention!

10 years of working under h.NAOTO and designer for h.jelly, FRILL, Melt etc. The MIKA TAKEUCHI is both distinctive and unique with a balance of gothic, lolita, and punk aeshetics coupled with a touch of masculinity.

The MIKA TAKEUCHI brand will have a booth at the Dealers Room with the new 2014 AUTUMN/ WINTER collection along with limited edition items that will be sold only in the US!

Designer Mika Takeuchi will also be at the Jhouse-Rock booth so you can ask her questions on coordination, creation or any thing else you have in mind and also get to know her. Customers who purchase any item at the booth will be able to take a Polaroid with the designer.

This will be her first attendance in the US conventions, she have been invited to show case her newest Neo-Gothic 2014 collection in Washington DC and it will be her very first international show!

In addition, the MIKA TAKEUCHI line will be on display in a Fashion Show, held on a large stage on October 4th (Saturday) in the afternoon so make sure you come and see this amazing show!

Models are also wanted for this very special show and people who are selected will be able to experience her world of Neo gothic-ness and will get a special 20% discount at the booth! Click here to learn more about the modeling opportunity.

Video Transcript: Hello everyone, I am Mika Takeuchi, designer of MIKA TAKEUCHI. This is actually our first fashion show that will be done in America at Anime USA. It will be an amazing show, so please come by! The items that will be used in the show will later be sold in the booth, where you can try them on and I will also be able to assist you. I hope to see you there!

Schwarz Stein Makes Their Debut Overseas Appearance at Anime USA 2014

Schwarz Stein

Kaya and Hora of electronic Visual Kei duo, Schwarz Stein

In February 2014, legendary duo, Kaya and Hora, reunited as Schwarz Stein! Schwarz Stein will be making their debut U.S. performance at Anime USA 2014 and we couldn’t more excited to host them! They will be performing on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Learn more about Schwarz Stein by visiting Who To See. More information on VIP Schwarz Stein passes (add-ons to new and existing 2014 Memberships) will be available soon!

Fashion Designer, Kristin Costa, attends Anime USA 2014

We’re excited to announce Kristin Costa as a Fashion Guest! Kristin is a talented alternative fashion designer, costumer, and artist based in the New York metro area. Her works are often based around a theme and draw upon everything from historical fashion to psychological concepts to create eye-catching and dramatic designs. We can’t wait to see what she has to share with our attendees!

Rhythm games take over at Anime USA 2014!

Bemani Invasion brings games like Dance Dance Revolution to Anime USA 2014

Bemani Invasion brings games like Dance Dance Revolution to Anime USA 2014

Attention rhythm-game lovers! Bemani Invasion will be bringing their collection of music-based arcade machines to Anime USA for members to play all weekend at #AnimeUSA2014! Games include classics such as Dance Dance Revolution and Pop’n Music, and new games like Jubeat.

Anime USA Welcomes Steve Blum

Steve Blum

Steve Blum

If you’re a member of our social media community on Facebook, you may have noticed how excited we are about this! Steve Blum, best known for his distinctive deep voice and for voicing Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop and Mugen in Samurai Champloo, is attending Anime USA 2014 as a Guest! In 2012, he was awarded a Guiness World Record for being the most prolific video game voice actor. Steve is working on two amazing new projects, Star Wars Rebels and the upcoming 3D animated movie, The Boxtrolls. Learn more about Steve and the other Guests of Anime USA by visiting “Who To See”.

Joshua Hart + Anime USA 2014

Joshua Hart, Cosplay Guest of Anime USA 2014

Joshua Hart, Cosplay Guest of Anime USA 2014

Anime USA is excited to announce Joshua Hart as a Cosplay Guest! Joshua is well known for his stunning costumes and attention to detail. He’s excited to be a judge for our masquerade, and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge of fabrics, construction and design with our members. Learn more about Joshua and our other fabulous Guests by visiting “Who To See”.

Parking Information Update

Anime USA 2014 takes place at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

Anime USA 2014 takes place at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

We know that traveling to D.C. may be intimidating at first, but don’t fear! We have two parking options for you: parking directly at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel and guaranteed parking through our partner, Parking Panda.

Hotel Parking:

Hotel Parking Lot Rate: $22 per night (Anime USA 2014 Convention—Discounted Rate). Mention Anime USA convention when making arrangements at the hotel’s front desk. In order to receive this rate, you must tie your hotel key to your parking ticket at the hotel’s front desk or get a colored parking ticket from the info desk. Otherwise, you will be charged the standard rate.

Parking Panda Information

Exclusive offer for Anime USA attendees: Enter Promo Code: “ANIMEUSA25” at checkout to receive an additional 25% off your reservation

Single-Day Parking Passes

Multi-Day Parking Passes

For more information, head over to Directions & Parking Information.