[[caption-width-right:350: By [[http://n6jlv.tumblr.com/post/41899411883/anamanaguchi-3 N6JLV]]]]

''Anamanaguchi'' is a New York based {{chiptune}} [[PunkRock punk]] band comprising Peter Berkman, James [=De=]Vito, Ary Warnaar, and Luke Silas. Self described as playing "loud, fast music with a hacked [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] from 1985," ''Anamanaguchi'' has seen mostly underground popularity, but has been getting more attention as of late, thanks in part to Website/{{YouTube}} and their recent involvement with the ''VideoGame/ScottPilgrim'' video game.

[[AC: Discography]]

* ''Power Supply'' EP (2006, [[http://www.8bitpeoples.com/discography/by/anamanaguchi free]])
* ''Dawn Metropolis'' (2009)
* ''[[VideoGame/ScottPilgrim Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game]] - Original Videogame Soundtrack'' (2010)
* Summer 2010 singles ([[http://anamanaguchi.com/singles/ free]])
** "Airbrushed"
** "My Skateboard Will Go On"
** "Aurora (Meet Me in the Stars)"
** "Airbrushed (RAC Remix)"
** "Mess"
* ''Endless Fantasy'' (2013)
* ''Capsule Silence XXIV'' (2016)

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc3JWo2iiGc "Meow"]] (2013)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fdr-Fiv92c "Endless Fantasy"]] (2013)
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scmQ6iN8hKM "Pop It"]] (2014)
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS_zKNpU3hI "Japan Air"]] ()2016) Via an EasterEgg in Capsule Silence XXIV

On March 28th, 2016 the group [[https://twitter.com/anamanaguchi/status/714613555774033920 posted a link on twitter]] to a download of ''"Capsule Silence XXIV"'', which was set up via a now-deleted twitter rant to be an unfinished build for a game based on their music that the band leaked out of disgust for (fictional) development studio NHX being unable to properly manage the project. In reality, it was an interactive medium designed to experience their newer album, which also allowed players to download one of the songs at the end of each playthrough.
!Tropes used by Anamanaguchi include:

* BilingualBonus: The Japanese text in the "Meow" video, about half the time. The other half it's just English letters swapped out for katakana.
* {{Chiptune}}: Mixed with [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly punk/indie rock and Dance Pop]]
* EpilepticFlashingLights: Their live shows are awesome, if you don't suffer from epilepsy.
* EverythingIsAnInstrument: They use a gameboy and NES to make music. It's {{Justified}} though since they are in the {{Chiptune}} genre and that's pretty much what {{Chiptune}} is all about.
* TheFaceless: In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scmQ6iN8hKM Pop It music video,]] everybody's face is covered either with a balloon or paper mask.
* FanDisservice: The Pop It video has a cute girl dancing in a sailor outfit with suggestively-placed balloons. It also features a group of masked men and women getting a little too close to her for comfort, and that her own face is concealed makes the fact that we can't see her expressions dubious.
* IAmTheBand: Peter Berkman does most of the songwriting.
* {{Instrumentals}}: Very few of their songs have singing in them, and the ones that do are done by guest vocalists.
* LyricalDissonance:
** "Japan Air" sung by Meesh is a bouncy, cheerful PopPunk song featuring a GenkiGirl who sings with a cutesy voice (made even more so by pitching up the vocals) where she's happily recounting her and the listener having fun in the snow. Then there's the last verse that's easily missed, not helped by the song having a guitar solo right after.
-->''Girl'': And can you see it, That I'm falling through the snow without you here? I thought I'd never be alone, until you went away.
** Pop It, also featuring Meesh has this too, combined with the suggestive imagery.
-->''Girl'': Pop It, see me on your screen
-->Sit back and watch
-->Show you what I mean

-->Can't top it
-->Doo Dee Doo Dee Doo
-->La La Dee Da
-->Well I don't know
-->Well I don't know
-->What's really good?
-->What you want me to be?
-->Well I don't know
* {{Melody}}: They're ''very good'' at this trope, and they manage to do it with a gameboy and NES too.
* NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: PunkRock mixed with [[AlternativeRock Indie Rock]] mixed with PowerPop mixed with {{Chiptune}}.
* NostalgiaFilter: Especially for gamers, and children of TheEighties and TheNineties.
* NewSoundAlbum: Endless Fantasy brought 16 bit consoles into the mix, particularly the use of the ''UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis'' synths, as well as many effects and production that gave some tracks a more DancePop feel, and using vocalists on two of their tracks. That being said, most tracks still have the classic chiptune and punk formula, albeit with production tricks outside of strict limitations of the Gameboy.
* PowerPop: Their music has strong influences drawn from this.
* TheReveal: For the first few days after the release of the "Pop It" music video, the guest singer was labelled as "ft. ______彡☆", and considering that her face is covered up in the entire video, added some mystery to who she was. [[https://twitter.com/anamanaguchi/status/536942941806526465 Later on Twitter, it was revealed to be Meesh,]] who also did vocals for Japan Air.
* ShoutOut:
** There's a [[Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay brief still of Menma]] snuck in as a FreezeFrameBonus in the Endless Fantasy music video.
** A terminal in the faux video game Capsule Silence XXIV has [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog "Amy Rose the Hedgehog"]] in katakana.
* TheStinger: "Meow" has a post credits scene where [[spoiler:internet celebrity and Website/FourChan creator moot]] has a brief cameo.
* SugarBowl: Frequent in their very upbeat, nostalgic retro-flavored music and associated designs and videos. [[CrapsaccharineWorld Except for]] "Meow", which is somewhat nightmarish.
* StylisticSuck: Becoming a major part of their aesthetic, one glance at their [[http://armanipradagucci.com/ main blog]] or their [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_malzggvrH91qzq2udo1_1280.jpg 2012 tour poster]] should be enough.