A 21st Century Multimedia Production Outlet
Formed in 2003 by Mario Bueno, Digital Era Entertainment is a New York City-based multimedia production outlet which, to date, has specialized in narrative and informative projects rooted in nerd culture.
From 2003-2013, we specialized in narrative video projects pertaining to anime, gaming, and electronic music culture. Among these works were the partially completed short film/trailer series “Resident Evil: Bunny” (2004; HD Remake in 2007/released 2015), our feature length fan-film “Final Fantasy vs Kaiju Big Battel” (2005), and the webseries “Doujinopolis” (2009-2010).
We also produced advertisements and promo videos for others such as American Cosplay Paradise+Aniplex of America (2010-2011), and content for some of our partners like Uncle Yo (including his 2010 DVD Feature and 2013 web promos for “EctoKittLorean”). We even collaborated with Sunrise Inc. and various partners for a first-class Broadway production concept from October 2012-November 2016.
In 2017, we (re-)debuted DEE CORe, an informative-minded venture (originally slated for release back in 2007) featuring DEE Staff and regular contributors sharing thoughts and providing informative content. Under this umbrella have been annual video essays which represent group efforts by the entire DEE Team, and podcasts that include:
- “DEE CODE”, an Esports and gaming-themed program helmed by DEE CORe Editor-in-Chief Kenneth Cardez and Waypoint Cafe NYC owner Gino “CLGeekboy” Gigante. (Premiered 1/1/2018.)
- “DEE Kai (会)“, an anime-themed discussion forum whose original lineup featured Mario and Joel G., as well as professional voice actors Frongi and Emi Lo. (Premiered 3/27/2020.)
Concurrent to the launch of “DEE CODE” in 2018, we began offering Twitch-based livestream programming, which has since has expanded to include:
- Nightly game streams by DEE Team members such as NeoIvan Gaming, RJ Para, Jace Amherst, Cam Griffin, and Taylor Starnes.
- Art streams by Larein and Laura K. (Ran weekly from mid-2020 through early 2022.)
- Monthly special events. (Including RaDEEo Dramas and Hololive Championship Wrestling.)
- Weekly CommuniDEE gaming sessions.
- And more!
In 2021, we began a promotional collaboration with NYC-based retailer Image Anime, whom we worked with previously for “Doujinopolis.” This centered around content hosted on the Image Anime frontpage such as monthly Recaps of DEE content and Product Features of items available at their online store.
We also debuted our official mascot DEE DEE, created with CommuniDEE input during a marathon livestream the same weekend we “retired” our unofficial mascot, and finally revealed RJ’s pro wrestling-themed visual novel project Kokoro no Pro at that year’s Virtual Crunchyroll Expo. (Even getting to promote DEE brand at our first booth for the 2022 edition of the show!)
Our ongoing mission is to create multimedia entertainment projects that can ultimately reach all walks of life across multiple formats/platforms while still remaining true to our multifaceted nerd culture roots.
For further information about Digital Era Entertainment’s staff please have a look at our team profiles.