#A home for Key fans
Welcome to Kazamatsuri! We are a community of English-speaking Key fans from around the world here to discuss and analyse Key’s works, report and discuss the latest Key news, collaborate on various fan projects, and also just generally hang out and make friends! We’re a big warm tight-knit family here, and we’d love for you to join us. Whether you’re a long-time Key fan or you’re just beginning to enter the world of Key, all are welcome! If you’re not sure what Key is, check out our Key Information Page.
It would be false to say that Kazamatsuri gave birth to this community, it might be more accurate to say that Kazamatsuri was born because of the community. There have always been so many English-speaking fans of Key’s works in every corner of the internet for years. Spread out across Twitter, IRC Channels, Facebook groups and Anime Forums. But it’s always felt odd to me that there was never a place us to call our home, and as I understand many others shared my sentiment. Responding to the need, I Aspirety decided to reach out to other passionate Key fans I’d met over the years that I believed would share my vision, and together we created Kazamatsuri. We couldn’t have be happier that Key fans finally have a place to celebrate our love of Key without fear of judgement, where we can intelligently discuss and even debate over Key’s works without resorting to name-calling and constant flame wars. We love to have fun, but we take great pride in our standards of quality for our discussion and content. We hope you’ll find the community here very cozy and welcoming to you.
So, what can you expect from Kazamatsuri?
Our Blog highlights all of the latest Key news of interest from both the industry and the broader community.
Our Forum is full of in-depth discussion of Key’s works, with topics for every series, every route and every character. You want to talk about Minagi’s route of AIR? What about Kyousuke’s character in Little Busters? Maybe you want to share your Charlotte drawing, or share your favourite sound files from Key games. There’s already a vast range of topics prepared for you, just click the search button in the top-right of the forum to find more! Alternatively, each series’ General Discussion topic serves as an index for all topics related to that series, so they are another excellent place to get started.
Our Bookclubs are big events which span several weeks and see the entire community unite to read, analyse and celebrate a Key work together through discussion posts and fanworks. Alongside forum discussion, a select few of our community also come together to record podcasts discussing the story in detail while incorporating the contributions of the community. We’d love for you to join us!
Our social media presence is dedicated to delivering all the content from the blog and highlights from the forum discussion to you guys. You can find us on Twitter and Facebook. On Twitter in particular, you can anticipate many Key-related retweets, so we hope you’ll give us a follow!
Our Discord Chatroom provides a space for forum members who’ve met the minimum contribution requirements to mingle and get to know each other in a less on-topic setting. We have a very active text chat and frequent voice calls too, so if you really want to make yourself known in the community and get to know the faces behind the avatars, we strongly recommend joining in!
Talking on Discord and some other features of the forum including creating new topics are initially locked out to new users, but if you casually use the forum for a while, you’ll be granted the ‘Dango’ badge in no time and many features will open up to you. The Discourse forum software encourages that new users get to know the ropes of the community before being granted full powers, so we hope you’ll take the time to browse the community and get the most out of the existing forum topics. Once you’ve made it that far, you’re stuck with us forever!
The Kazamatsuri community wouldn’t be the awesome place it is today without the valued contributions of people like you! If you share our desire for a quality community to intelligently discuss Key’s works with fun and passionate people, then we hope you’ll consider joining our big dango family! Let’s create good memories together.
If we’ve managed to convince you, please first take a look at our Code of Conduct we’ve specially prepared for you before jumping in! It contain lots of useful and very important information, I promise it won’t take long! If you have any questions, feel free to message me and I’ll see how I can help.