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October 17, Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll today announced the live-action film “Fullmetal Alchemist,” adapted from the bestselling Japanese comic series, will have its exclusive U.S. premiere on November 19 as the Closing Film of the inaugural Anime NYC convention hosted in New York’s Javits Center (655 W 34th St).

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“Fullmetal Alchemist,” which tells the story of two alchemist brothers seeking the Philosopher’s Stone, is one of the year’s most anticipated films in Japan and for anime fans around the world, with the original comic series having sold over 70 million copies worldwide since it was first published in 2001. “Fullmetal Alchemist” director Fumihiko Sori will make a rare appearance at Anime NYC to introduce the film and sign autographs for fans before the debut, which will be the first screening in the U.S. ahead of the film’s premiere in Japanese theaters later this year.

 

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This is one of those events that you don’t want to miss. The cast is full of some of the best actors and actresses in Japan. The director has worked on some really dope anime and liveaction movies. This will be one of those moments of where were you when this dropped in America. I’m thrilled for this and AnimeNYC as a whole. See trailer here!

 

Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll is a Japanese pop culture convention launching November 17-19, bringing fans together with creators and companies from across America and Japan. The “Fullmetal Alchemist” U.S. premiere will serve as the capstone for the weekend, which includes other highlights such as a day-long tribute to “Sailor Moon,” the U.S. premiere ofGundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower,” and the Anime Diva Night concert featuring exciting performers straight from Tokyo.

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The “Fullmetal Alchemist” U.S. premiere will take place at 3PM on Sunday, November 19 on Anime NYC’s Main Stage. The screening is exclusively open to Anime NYC attendees, with tickets for the premiere available for an additional $10. Anime NYC passes and “Fullmetal Alchemist” admission can be purchased at www.animenyc.com. Anime NYC passes range from $35-60.

 

“We’re honored to welcome Fumihiko Sori and the ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ film to Anime NYC,” said Peter Tatara, Anime NYC’s Show Director. “‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ will be one of the biggest films this year in Japan, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to debut it in the biggest city in America!”

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“We are truly honored that ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ is chosen as the Closing Film of the very first commemorable Anime NYC,” said director Fumihiko Sori. “In July, we presented six minutes of footage of the film at L.A.’s Anime Expo and at Japan Expo in Paris, and we are so excited to bring the full feature to all of you from various countries. Please come visit us and meet Ed and Al in live action!”

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“Fullmetal Alchemistwill premiere worldwide as the Opening Film of the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 25, and it will open in Japanese theaters on December 1. The live-action film features an all-star cast including Ryosuke Yamada (Edward Elric), Tsubasa Honda (Winry Rockbell), Dean Fujioka (Roy Mustang), and Yasuko Matsuyuki (Lust). Japanese singer MISIA performs the film’s theme.

 

The film is based on the original “Fullmetal Alchemist” comic series created by Hiromu Arakawa. Set in a world where alchemy is one of the most advanced sciences, it follows two brothers in search of the fabled Philosopher’s Stone. Published between 2001 and 2010, the comics ranked repeatedly on BookScan and USA Today’s top graphic novel lists, and the series’ first volume was the top-selling graphic novel in America in 2005. Arakawa’s original comic has since given birth to two animated series and movies, with the upcoming live-action film a new telling of this beloved adventure. Fans can read Arakawa’s original comic in the US through VIZ Media and watch its animated adaptations on Blu-ray from Funimation and online at Crunchyroll.

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Hiromu Arakawa

In addition to Fumihiko Sori, Anime NYC’s guests include Masaki Tachibana, Naruyoshi Kikuchi, Yoko Ishida, Chihiro Yonekura, TRUE, Cherami Leigh, Cristina Vee, Danny Choo, LeSean Thomas, and Stephanie Sheh, and its partners and sponsors include Crunchyroll, Funimation, Kinokuniya, Kodansha, Sentai Filmworks, SUNRISE, Tokyo Otaku Mode, VIZ Media, Vertical Inc, and Yen Press.

About Fumihiko Sori

While at USC (University of Southern California) Cinematic Arts in 1997, Sori joined the VFX crew for James Cameron’s “Titanic.” He then returned to Japan to make his first feature, “Ping Pong” (2002), which was nominated for Best Picture and Director at the 26th Japan Academy Prizes and won him Best New Director at the 24th Yokohama Film Festival. Sori produced the 3DCG animated film “Appleseed” in 2004. He then directed the 3DCG animated film “Vexille” (2007), which was selected as the Opening Film of the Locarno International Film Festival. This blockbuster film was invited to numerous international film festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, etc. Sori’s other live-action films include “Ichi” (2008) and “Tomorrow’s Joe” (2011). He is highly considered as a unique talent who can direct a film with a human touch combined with stylish visuals.

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Hey everyone if you didn’t get a chance yet head over to my youtube page Express Team Wave for some of my Crunchyroll Expo 2017 videos. We had a great time here at Anime Pad at the con. All of the fans and attendees had a great time too. It was a big huge con with a small con feel. They were sooo impressed with the level of the con for the first year. I talked with many fans and many of the staff at Crunchyroll; they really have everyone in mind.

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I love the mobile game Fate/Grand Order and I was having an incredible time getting the hang of it. But Aniplex of America let me hangout with them and personally taught me how to play the game lol. I’m talking tips and everything, and guess what I’m dope at the game now. I couldn’t believe how bad I was at the game, and I even gave them some tips on how others felt about the game. I’m now seeing some of those discussions being implemented in the product and promotion of the game. Awesome.

 

At the end of the con Crunchyroll’s Director of Entertainment held a Q & A for how attendees felt. I attended this meeting too, just to see what concerns there might be. The only concern was to get an updated badge system with names or barcodes on them. That was the only concern for the massively successful convention they put on. I was very thrilled for the time I spent at the con and I’m ready for next year already.

 

Rejoice Fate fans! Tickets for the first of three Fate movies now available!

Today, Aniplex of America has officially opened ticket sales for the nationwide theatrical release of the highly anticipated movie, Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower, on the series’ official homepage. Earlier this week, Aniplex of America, along with the film distribution company AZOLAND PICTURES, announced that they will be holding a special one-night only premiere event at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (Los Angeles, CA) on Friday, November 3rd.  Tickets for both the premiere event and nationwide theatrical release are available at: http://www.fatestaynightusa.com/theater/.

I first got wind of the movie and the trailer at the Crunchyroll Expo 2017. I have the trailer on video, but was asked to remove it nicely. I might put it back up now that it has been officially announced. I was sooo hyped when I saw the trailer and now even more lit to know I can see this in theatres.

 

The star-studded cast of both Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] and Fate/Zero returns in the first chapter of the epic film trilogy, including Noriaki Sugiyma as protagonist Shirou Emiya, Ayako Kawasumi as Saber, Kana Ueda as Rin Tohsaka, and Noriko Shitaya as the series’ tragic heroine, Sakura Matou. Fan-favorite ufotable (the Garden of Sinners, God Eater) and director Tomonori Sudou (Fate/Zero, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]) also join the team of returning staff for the feature film, along with music by Yuki Kajiura (Sword Art Online franchise, Puella Magi Madoka franchise). Based on the original story by Kinoko Nasu and TYPE-MOON, Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower brings the Fate series’ unique storytelling and otherworldly cast of characters to the big screen for the first time. Movie-goers will now have a chance to experience the despair, romance, and terrifying secrets of the Holy Grail War in the first chapter of this high-stakes trilogy.

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“I know that many people, including the staff and myself, have been looking forward to the Sakura route of Fate/stay night,” says Noriaki Sugiyama at the Heaven’s Feel Talk Show for the Fate/Grand Order Festival in July. “We’ve been done with recording for a while now, so seeing the PV today, I was blown away by the CG and high quality production value. I can’t wait to see it in the theaters! I urge everyone to go watch it not just once, but twice or even three times!”

 

About Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower:

“If I became a bad person, would you be able to forgive me?”

 

The boy wished to protect the girl. That was his thought.

10 years after the Holy Grail War—a battle waged by Masters and Servants over the wish-granter, the Holy Grail—another war breaks out in Fuyuki City.

Shirou Emiya—the adopted son of Kiritsugu Emiya, a participant of the previous Holy Grail War—resolves to fight, carrying out Kiritsugu’s dying wish.

 

There’s a young girl by Shirou’s side who’s in love with him—Sakura Matou.

Every morning, she goes to Shirou’s house to make breakfast and dinner for him, bringing kindness into the life of a boy utterly alone in the world.

But once the Holy Grail War starts, there’s a change in the air in Fuyuki City.

Murders abound across the city, and the atmosphere grows ominous.

Shirou decides to shelter Sakura in his home.

 

Along with Saber, the Servant he summons, Shirou allies himself with the mage Rin Tohsaka and takes part in the Holy Grail War.

 

But the battle starts to go awry as secret maneuvers by unseen forces are put into play.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.fatestaynightusa.com/.

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STAFF

Original Story: Kinoko Nasu/TYPE-MOON

Original Character Design: Takashi Takeuchi

Director: Tomonori Sudo

Character Design: Tomonori Sudo, Atsushi Ikariya

Screenplay: Akira Hayama (ufotable)

Art Director: Koji Eto

Director of Photography: Yuichi Terao

3D Director: Kazuki Nishiwaki

Color Setting: Mika Matsuoka

Editing: Manabu Kamino

Music: Yuki Kajiura

Animation Producer: Hikaru Kondo

Animation Production: ufotable

Distributed by: Aniplex
Theme song: “Hana no Uta” by Aimer

 

CAST

Shirou Emiya: Noriaki Sugiyama

Sakura Matou: Noriko Shitaya

Shinji Matou: Hiroshi Kamiya

Saber: Ayako Kawasumi

Rin Tohsaka: Kana Ueda

Taiga Fujimura: Miko Ito

Kirei Kotomine: Joji Nakata

Zouken Matou: Masane Tsukayama

Ayako Mitsuzuri: Fumie Mizusawa

Issei Ryudou: Mitsuaki Madono

Kiritsugu Emiya: Rikiya Koyama

Lancer: Nobutoshi Kanna

Gilgamesh: Tomokazu Seki

Rider: Yu Asakawa

Assassin: Shinichiro Miki

Caster: Atsuko Tanaka

Archer: Junichi Suwabe

Souichirou Kuzuki: Masaki Terasoma

Illyasviel von Einzbern: Mai Kadowaki

Leysritt: Miho Miyagawa

Sella: Haruhi Nanao

True Assassin: Tetsu Inada

 

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Pushing ahead with an aggressive move into new markets while retaining many of its most popular venues, Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced the first iteration of its 2018 calendar, securing a total of 11 events, including 11 holdovers from successful 2017 shows. The company also announced that five events in Biloxi , Miss., Montgomery, Ala., Peoria, Ill., Springfield, Mo., and Winston-Salem, N.C. have been postponed from their originally scheduled fourth-quarter dates in 2017 to similar dates in 2018.

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Most noticeably here at Anime Pad is the Saint Louis date that is moved up to February hopefully it’s a blast as usual. Fans were worried at the end of last year’s con if Saint Louis would be on the chopping block. The PR team quickly came out a couple weeks after the con stating that Saint Louis was a very successful stop for another year.

The 2018 schedule, which will likely add some additional cities to be announced, is comprised as follows (*denotes new for 2018):

 

  • January 5-7, New Orleans, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • February 2-4, St. Louis, America’s Center
  • March 2-4, Cleveland, Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
  • April 13-15, Portland, Ore., Oregon Convention Center
  • May 17-20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  • June 1-3, Des Moines, Iowa, Iowa Events Center
  • June 8-10, Columbus, Ohio, Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • *July 13-15, Boise, Idaho, Boise Centre
  • August 23-26, Chicago, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
  • September 21-23, Madison, Wis., Alliant Energy Center
  • October 26-28, Oklahoma City, Cox Convention Center
  • Fall TBD, Austin, Texas, Austin Convention Center
  • *October/November TBD, Biloxi, Miss., Mississippi Coliseum & Convention Center
  • *October/November TBD, Montgomery, Ala., Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center
  • *October/November TBD, Peoria, Ill., Peoria Civic Center
  • *October/November TBD, Springfield, Mo., University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
  • *October/November TBD, Winston-Salem, N.C., Benton Convention Center
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The rosters of celebrities and artists at each city are still being formed; to date, a few have already committed to several events, including New Orleans: Stan Lee (Marvel CEO Emeritus), Jason Momoa (Aquaman, Justice League); St. Louis: Bonnie Wright ( Harry Potter franchise), Michael Rosenbaum (“Smallville,” Guardians of the Galaxy 2); Cleveland: Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory), Holly Marie Combs (“Charmed,” “Pretty Little Liars”); Portland: Rosenbaum, Wright. Additional celebrities and creators, as well as entertainment and programming schedules, will be announced closer to each respective date.

 

“The confirmed portion of Wizard World’s 2018 schedule combines many of the cities which have proven most attractive to fans with some new markets that we believe will embrace us similarly,” said John D. Maatta, Wizard World President and C.E.O. “In moving five of our more recently announced shows to 2018, we are better equipped to put on the kind of successful pop culture celebration that our fans have come to expect.”

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Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

 

Wizard World Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening at each show.

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Are You Ready for Anime NYC 2017?

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Here at Anime Pad and E.T.W. we love to go to cons and experience things and bring back plenty of content for you if you couldn’t make or just missed something. We love to share and hopefully we here at Anime Pad will be wheels up again. Stay tuned for the announcement of our acceptance to this great convention.

LeftField Media will present a massive three-day celebration of Japanese animation and culture this fall at the inaugural Anime NYC convention powered by Crunchyroll, coming to New York City’s Javits Center (655 W 34th St) from Friday, November 17 through Sunday, November 19. Attendees will be able to view exclusive anime screenings and meet major guests courtesy of international animation and manga publishers like Aniplex, Bandai Visual, Crunchyroll, Funimation, Sentai Filmworks, Sunrise, Yen Press, and VIZ Media; play the latest in Japanese gaming technology; chow down on Japanese delicacies and fusion cuisine; rock out to musical guests direct from Tokyo; and more. Tickets are available at www.animenyc.com with general admission tickets priced from $35-60, and with VIP tickets priced at $275 guaranteeing access to premiere programming and special guests.

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LeftField Media looks to fill a void with Anime NYC. While most major cities in America play host to anime-specific conventions, New York City – America’s largest city – has no large, dedicated celebration of Japanese animation and culture. Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll has been in planning for over a year with tremendous support from partners in both America and Japan, and anticipates bringing together almost 20,000 fans at its inaugural convention. Anime has had a presence in American entertainment for decades in the form of beloved series like Pokemon, Dragon Ball Z, and Sailor Moon and films from acclaimed directors like Hayao Miyazaki and Satoshi Kon, and has seen broader audiences tuning in recently to watch hits like Attack on Titan, One-Punch Man, and Yuri!!! on Ice on services like Netflix, Hulu, and Crunchyroll.

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Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll puts Japanese culture and animation on a massive international stage in New York City, at a time when the anime industry is burgeoning worldwide. The Anime Industry Report 2016 from the Association of Japanese Animators estimated the overseas anime industry (excluding Japan) generated $288.4 million USD in 2015, an increase of over $125 million from 2014. Anime represents a growing stake in the entertainment industry both worldwide and notably in America, with the Anime Industry Report 2016 reporting more anime licensing contracts filed in 2015 in the United States than in any other country.

When:

  • Friday, November 17; exhibit hall hours 1pm – 7pm, programming until 10pm
  • Saturday, November 18; exhibit hall hours 10am – 7pm, programming until 10pm
  • Sunday, November 19; exhibit hall hours 10am – 5pm

Where:

  • Javits Center, 655 W 34th St, New York, N.Y. 10001

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Special Guests and Events:

  • Sailor Moon Crystal Cast Panel and Screening with Stephanie Sheh (Sailor Moon), Kate Higgins (Sailor Mercury), Cristina Vee (Sailor Mars), Amanda Celine Miller (Sailor Jupiter), Cherami Leigh (Sailor Venus), Sandy Fox (Chibi-Usa), Erica Mendez (Sailor Uranus), Lauren Landa (Sailor Neptune), Christine Marie Cabanos (Sailor Saturn), and Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask)
  • US Premiere of the film Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower and concert lead by composer Naruyoshi Kikuchi
  • Anime Diva Night powered by Anisong World Matsuri concert featuring Japanese singers Yoko Ishida, Chihiro Yonekura, and TRUE
  • NY Ramen Summit featuring a discussion between famed ramen chefs from around NYC
  • Talk from LeSean Thomas, an NYC native who has successfully worked in the anime industry in Japan and whose Children of Ether is now on Crunchyroll and whose Cannon Busters will be debuting next year on Netflix

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Cost:      Daily and full weekend passes available

  • Friday Only Admission: $35
  • Saturday Only Admission: $45
  • Sunday Only Admission: $40
  • 3-Day Weekend Ticket: $60

Kids 6 and under are admitted for free. VIP passes are $275 and include admission during all Anime NYC hours and access to various special guest appearances and exclusive events. Attendees who purchase tickets by October 10 will receive their passes in the mail; attendees who purchase tickets after October 10 will pick up passes at Anime NYC.

 

Website: www.animenyc.com is updated regularly with new guests, exciting exhibitors, and special programming.

 

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I love the show My First Girlfriend is a Gal or Hajimete no Gal in Japanese. It’s original creator and manga writer is Meguru Ueno. The anime is produced by Joutarou Ishigami and Ichigo Yamada. The animation studio behind it is NAZ, which isn’t known for too much. Probably, their biggest production is out of their realm sort of see here. The show is a harem type slice of life show, but the spin in the show is that the main character Junichi Hashiba brings along his three friends into the drama. The four guys happen to all be virgins it’s almost like American Pie as an anime, picture that.

 

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I love the show immensely, at the end of the show it kind of has some morals and life lessons to learn. There’s one thing that I can’t understand about this show though, and I’m really looking for a change. It is the fat virgin guy Minoru Junichi’s friend, that is infatuated with young girls. As a first time joke I thought it was funny and “Oh, this is anime.” As the show progresses though he gets worse, he eludes to liking young elementary pre-school girls.

 

You should watch the show if you care, because I don’t want to spoil for anyone. All of Junichi’s friends have perverted ways, but now Minoru is starting to really bother me. Even the friends are like we don’t really understand him and somethings wrong with you. Here in the United States of course that is something that’s very taboo. He’s not the focus of the show, but when his punchline scenes come I’m really shocked each time. It’s a very “Whoa,” moment. Overall, I love the show but for this one character I’m looking for some progression. Hopefully, I won’t become completely turned off by the show for this one character and his scenes.

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Crack Open a Cold Brew with the Girls in this Super Kawaii Working Comedy Premiering this Fall!

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On September 11, 2017, Aniplex of America has launched the teaser site for the highly anticipated working comedy, BLEND-S. Based on Miyuki Nakayama’s popular manga series by the same name, BLEND-S revolves around a café where each of the employees must play a specific persona while working at the café. Produced by the acclaimed studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, anohana~The Flower We Saw That Day~), BLEND-S has signed on Yosuke Okuda (High School Fleet, Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion) for Character Designer and Ryoji Masuyama (Gurren Lagann franchise, Occultic;Nine) as Director. BLEND-S is scheduled to premiere on October 7th at 10 AM PDT.

BLEND-S’ opening theme song titled “Bon Appéti~t ©S” will be sung by the 3 main cast members (Azumi Waki, Akari Kito, and Anzu Haruno), who make up the girl group “Blend×A” (pronounced Blend Ace). The show introduces a range of female anime archetypes including the classic tsundere personality, the little sister (or imouto) type, and the super bossy sadist or Do-S, as it is known in Japan.

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“As I’ve completely become a fan of BLEND-S myself, I’m so happy to be voicing Maika,” says Azumi Waki, who plays the main character Maika Sakuranomiya assigned to play the Do-S role in the café. “I will do my best to portray all of Maika’s different personalities, including the everyday, adorable Maika to her super sadistic side! It’s such a wonderful and fun café, I wish I actually worked there! Please stay tuned for a peek into the Do-S life!”

To commemorate the premiere of BLEND-S, Aniplex of America is also partnering with Café Dulce in Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, CA) for a limited time collaboration event with branded exclusive giveaways in October. More details will follow on the official BLEND-S Facebook page at Facebook.com/BlendS.USA.

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BLEND-S Introduction:

Everything’s a treat – even being stomped on – in this outrageous working comedy!

At Café Stile, tsundere and imouto (or little sister type) are only a few of the characters the café waitresses must act out. Much to her surprise, new hire, Maika, is asked by the café manager to take on the role of the super sadist?! As she works hard at her new job, she unexpectedly flourishes as a super sadist and…

BLEND-S Teaser Site:
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BLEND-S Official Facebook Page:
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STAFF:

Director: Ryoji Masuyama
Original Story: “Blend-S” by Miyuki Nakayama (Houbunsha ‘Manga Time Kirara Carat’)
Series Composition: Go Zappa
Character Design: Yosuke Okuda
Chief Animation Director: Yosuke Okuda / Takahiro Sasaki / Mio Inoguchi
Prop Design: Mio Inoguchi / Yosuke Aburaya
Art Setting: Kaoru Aoki
Art Director: Megumi Kato
Color Setting: Mayu Morita
Director of Photography: Toshiaki Aoshima
Music: Tomoki Kikuya
Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures


CAST:
Maika Sakuranomiya: Azumi Waki

Kaho Hinata: Akari Kito

Mafuyu Hoshikawa: Anzu Haruno

Miu Amano: Atsumi Tanezaki

Hideri Kanzaki: Sora Tokui

Dino: Tomoaki Maeno

Koyo Akizuki: Tatsuhisa Suzuki

 

 

 

YOKO ISHIDA, CHIHIRO YONEKURA, AND TRUE Musical Guest at Anime NYC!

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You don’t want to miss this convention, they are bringing some big names and talent.

LeftField Media and Lantis Co., Ltd. announced that the inaugural Anime NYC convention, bringing a massive celebration of anime and Japanese culture to the Javits Center in New York City from November 17-19, will present the first ever Anime Diva Night powered by Anisong World Matsuri headlined by internationally recognized singers Yoko Ishida, Chihiro Yonekura, and TRUE. The three renowned Japanese animation music, or ‘anisong,’ artists will kick off Anime NYC with the Anime Diva Night concert on Friday, November 17 at 8PM at the Javits Center, with admission included for all Anime NYC attendees. Tickets for Anime NYC are available at www.animenyc.com.

 

Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll is a new Japanese pop culture convention launching November 17-19, 2017 in New York’s Javits Center and will bring fans together with creators and companies from across America and Japan. The event will feature guests including Naruyoshi Kikuchi, Amanda Celine Miller, Cherami Leigh, Christine Marie Cabanos, Cristina Vee, Danny Choo, Erica Mendez, LeSean Thomas, and Stephanie Sheh – and brands including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Kinokuniya, Kodansha, Sentai Filmworks, SUNRISE, Tokyo Otaku Mode, VIZ Media, Vertical Inc, and Yen Press.

 

Anime Diva Night powered by Anisong World Matsuri presents three immensely popular anisong singers with storied careers and projects spanning some of the most popular anime titles of the last decade:

 

  • Yoko IshidaSailor Moon R, Ai Yori Aoshi, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, Ah! My Goddess, Shakugan no Shana, Shirobako, Strike Witches, and more
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  • Chihiro YonekuraMobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Soul Hunter, Fairy Tail, Rave Master, Kaleido Star, You’re Being Summoned, Azazel, and more
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  • TRUE Buddy Complex, Maria the Virgin Witch, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Sound! Euphonium, Comet Lucifer, Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars, and more
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More information about Yoko Ishida, Chihiro Yonekura, and TRUE is available here.

 

“We’re thrilled to work with Lantis and Anisong World Matsuri at our inaugural event,” said Peter Tatara, LeftField Media’s Vice President of Anime Events. “Our goal is to make an authentic, meaningful, large anime convention, and Lantis and Anisong World Matsuri’s goal is to create authentic, meaningful, large anime concerts. We couldn’t be better partners to create something special in New York!”

 

“We’re very proud to work with Anime NYC and bring anisong singers to the biggest city on the USA,” said Shunji Inoue, President of Lantis, Co., Ltd. “We look to bring the joy of anisong to as many fans as possible, and we can’t wait to showcase the talents of Yoko Ishida, Chihiro Yonekura, and TRUE together.”

 

Anime Diva Night powered by Anisong World Matsuri will take place on Friday, November 17 at 8PM inside New York’s Javits Center (655 W 34th St) as part of Anime NYC. Admission to the event is included with all Friday, Weekend, and VIP Anime NYC tickets, which range in price from $35-275 and are available for purchase at www.animenyc.com with a limited Premium Package including exclusive goods and Meet & Greet with the artists to be available soon. Fans of Yoko Ishida, Chihiro Yonekura, and TRUE can also interact with the international singers during panels and autograph sessions at Anime NYC. Fans can follow Anime NYC on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates on the convention including guest announcements, programming, and more.