When it comes to the Christmas season, anime fans can match the lights they see on the wall to their favorite anime character, or even to a person, to bring their own unique flair to a room.
But if you’re going to do it, it’s a little bit easier than you think.
The Matching Christmas Party is an online community that connects fans of both anime and pop culture to play games, chat, and do other stuff while celebrating Christmas.
In its current iteration, there are over 15,000 members and more than 1.5 million games played.
The members of Matching christmastimespjs, the official Twitter account of the Matching Anime Party, say the project began in January of this year when they started noticing more people are becoming interested in joining the party.
They started seeing more and more people interested in attending the event and starting playing.
While the official Matching anime party is an event that is held in a public area like a mall, Matchingchristmaspjs is a group that is more for fun in a quiet, private room.
The members are also very open about the fact that they have the ability to host events on their own.
“We were looking for something a little more private and it turned out Matching was perfect for that.
The event is a bit more intimate, it is a little quieter, and there is a sense of community,” says the Matchings Twitter account.
The group currently has events held in Japan, South Korea, Canada, the United States, and Europe.
It plans to expand in the coming months with other countries as well.
“There’s a lot of Japanese fans that are anime fans, so we are a little different.
We are a mix of the anime and non-anime fans.
And there are some people who are not that interested in anime but are really into it and interested in playing,” said the group’s founder, Andrew W. Pugh.
“It’s fun to have these groups, but we really just want to bring these different cultures together.”
The Matchings anime party, hosted in the home of the members, was originally created as a social event in hopes that it would help spread the message that there is love in all of us and that we are all part of a larger community that celebrates all things anime.
“What makes Matching different from the other anime parties is that we do not have a single event every year,” says Pugh, who has been involved in a number of anime events since childhood.
“Instead we have monthly events and monthly tournaments that are held in different cities, so it is kind of like a monthly anime convention in the Midwest.
We do have a social aspect to it and a little community aspect to the anime, but really it’s all about the people involved.””
It’s kind of hard to say exactly how many people we’ve gotten into, but it’s been a lot,” Pugh added.
“We’ve had over 20 people come in from different countries, from the US, from Europe, and from the rest of the world.
We’ve had some anime fans that were looking to join, but most of them were coming from other anime conventions or other groups that are not Anime Festivals or Anime Nights.””
There was a lot that we could have done differently to try and make it a more community-oriented event, but overall we feel it’s the best we can do,” he continued.
The event is not only for anime fans to connect with one another, it also helps spread the word about anime and helps raise money for charity.
“Our main goal with the event is to get as many people to see it as possible,” says W.
As a result, the group also hosts a number different events that are aimed at raising money for charitable causes.
For instance, last year the group held an anime art show where they presented works from a variety of artists to raise money and awareness for a charity.
In 2017, the Matches anime party was also held in honor of the 60th anniversary of the original anime series, Mobile Suit Gundam.
“It was really fun for us to show off the works that we were bringing in to the event.
It was a really fun thing to do for everyone to see,” Pough said.
“There was an art show with a couple of people who we’ve been friends with for years and it was a great way to celebrate that.”
“We are not a charity event, we are not just doing something to raise funds for charity,” Puddles added.
But with that being said, the members of the Anime Festives group do not want to see anime go to waste.
“If you think about it, if we didn’t do this, we wouldn’t have the time to keep the events going, or the space to host the events in,” P.P.W.
While there is definitely a need