The Cosplay Hunter

Apr 202011
 

Los Angeles, CA (April 20, 2011) – Welcome home Master and Mistress to the AniMaid Café at this Summer’s most anticipated anime, music and manga convention AM2! Please come and relax with your cute maids and hosts as they serve delicious food with love. Enjoy dances on stage from your maids to popular Asian pop songs. Play games for a chance to win prizes. Everything from Hungry Hippos, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, to an intense game of Jenga with your cute maid or host. Beat the maid/hosts three times to win a personalized picture! It’s an entertainment café with an anime premise hailing all the way from the traditional Maid Cafes of Akihabara, Japan. Your own pretty maid or dashing host is dedicated to your happiness and comfort when you come “home”, so please join us for a fun and relaxed time! More info and tickets can be found at www.am2con.org/programming/animaid-cafe

Location: ACC, Level 2 Room 208A and 208B

AniMaid Café Schedule Ticket Pricing Show 1 Show 2 Show 3 Show 4
Day 0 – June 30th (Thursday)
PRICES: Online: $12; At Con: $15
SHOW TIMES: 7 pm; 8 pm

Day 1 – July 1st (Friday)
PRICES: Online: $20; At Con: $25
SHOW TIMES: 1 pm; 2 pm; 3 pm; 4 pm; 5 pm; 6 pm; 7 pm; 8 pm

Day 2 – July 2nd (Saturday)
PRICES: Online: $20; At Con: $25
SHOW TIMES: 1 pm; 2 pm; 3 pm; 4 pm; 5 pm; 6 pm; 7 pm; 8 pm

Day 3 – July 3rd (Sunday)
PRICES: Online: $20; At Con: $25
SHOW TIMES: 1 pm; 2 pm; 3 pm; 4 pm; 7 pm; 8 pm

Rules:
– Tickets are non-refundable or non-exchangeable
– Tickets purchased online can be picked up at AniMaid Café room ACC208 before shows.
– Tickets purchased for a certain show cannot be used for another show or day (i.e. A Day 1, Show 3 ticket cannot be used for day 1, Show 4 or Day 2, Show 3).

Notes:
– There will be 100 tickets per show. All tickets will be sold on am2con.com and any left-over tickets will be sold at convention before the show.
– Attendees can pick up their show tickets at the AniMaid Café ¬ ACC Room 208.
– Special Offer Attendees who purchase Day Zero ticket will receive special gift from the maid café.

Current Guests of Honors include Kanon Wakeshima, kanon x kanon, heidi., Gashicon, IBI, and MINT.

AM2 current activities include Exhibit Hall, Masquerade, Behind the Voice Actors Studio, AMV’s, Arcade, Summer Festival, World Cosplay Summit, Rum Party Pirates, Cosplay Chess, Dances, Fashion Shows, Table Top, Console Gaming, AniMaid Café, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!

Partnerships include Ani.ME.

Prize sponsors include Atlas Games, Cosplay Wigs USA, FUNimation and Gaia Online.

Follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/AM2Con

Follow us on Twitter at: twitter.com/AM2Con

Also, 25% of all official Passport sales will be donated directly to Japanese Disaster Relief efforts.

About AM2
am2_logofont_large_blankLocated in Anaheim, California – AM2, established in 2010, is a multi-day (3 days) 24 hour event with no general attendance/badge purchase requirement and is aspiring to be a key meeting place for fans that share a common interest in Asian music, Animation/Anime, and Comics/Manga. Nominal fees are charged for certain activities that attendees choose to participate in. AM2 will be held on July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California. More information can be found at www.am2con.org

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause this event’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation, product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers, international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in the Company’s assumptions or otherwise. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Apr 182011
 

am2_logofont_large_blankLos Angeles, CA (April 18, 2011) – Ready to strut your stuff on the runway? This summer’s most anticipated anime, music and manga event, AM2 is now looking for attendee models to wear some of the hottest and latest fashions from Japan and show them off at fashion shows during the three (3) day convention event. Attendees interested in fashion and becoming models on the catwalk for AM2’s Sixh and Hangry & Angry fashion shows can now register online. More info and model registration can be found at www.am2con.org/fashion-show-registration

Interested parties can register online and those selected will receive a one (1) day fast-pass/Passport and will receive all benefits associated it for themselves and a friend. All participating models selected MUST show up for a scheduled fitting prior to the event.

Current Guests of Honors include Kanon Wakeshima, kanon x kanon, heidi., Gashicon, IBI, and MINT.

AM2 current activities include Exhibit Hall, Masquerade, Behind the Voice Actors Studio, AMV’s, Arcade, Summer Festival, World Cosplay Summit, Rum Party Pirates, Cosplay Chess, Dances, Fashion Shows, Table Top, Console Gaming, AniMaid Café, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!

Partnerships include Ani.ME.

Prize sponsors include Atlas Games, Cosplay Wigs USA, FUNimation and Gaia Online.

Follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/AM2Con

Follow us on Twitter at: twitter.com/AM2Con

Also, 25% of all official Passport sales will be donated directly to Japanese Disaster Relief efforts.

About AM2
Located in Anaheim, California – AM2, established in 2010, is a multi-day (3 days) 24 hour event with no general attendance/badge purchase requirement and is aspiring to be a key meeting place for fans that share a common interest in Asian music, Animation/Anime, and Comics/Manga. Nominal fees are charged for certain activities that attendees choose to participate in. AM2 will be held on July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California. More information can be found at www.am2con.org

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause this event’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation, product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers, international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in the Company’s assumptions or otherwise. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Apr 152011
 

(April 15, 2011) – They’ve sold more than 30-million records and DVDs, filled the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome a record-breaking 18 times, made their North American concert debut last summer at the Lollapalooza festival, and sold out their New York City debut at the famed Roseland Ballroom. And this year, for the first time ever, X Japan will bring its long-awaited, epic rock’n’roll to Europe, with three special concerts set to take place in London (June 28, Islington O2 Academy), Paris (July 1, Zenith de Paris) and Berlin (July 4, Huxleys). Tickets go on sale today, Friday, April 15. Go to www.xjapanmusic.com for ticket info.

More X Japan concerts are currently being confirmed around the globe and will be announced shortly.

We are all so excited to finally come and play in Europe,” said Yoshiki, X Japan’s leader/drummer/pianist/songwriter. “This is something we’ve wanted to do for many years, and we are ready to rock our European fans.

In addition, X Japan has confirmed they will play a special guest slot at the two-day “Summer Sonic” festival set for August 13 in Osaka and August 14 in Tokyo. Although on its own, X Japan sells out Japanese venues twice the size of the “Summer Sonic,” it is a big honor for the band to be part of this bill as the annual festival features the biggest and most-buzzed about international artists. This year’s headliners also include the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Strokes.

In Asia, X Japan – Toshi (vocals), Pata and Sugizo (guitars), Heath (bass), and Yoshiki (drums, piano) – plays arenas and stadiums, bringing in elaborate production including lasers, catwalks, and holograms. For these upcoming European dates, X Japan will tailor its “stadium-sensibility theatrics” to the more intimate venues, focusing primarily on its “Queen-meets-Guns-N-Roses-meets-‘The-Matrix’” rock assault.

We had a wonderful time last fall on our first North American tour, playing theatres, something we hadn’t been able to do in Japan since the early days,“ Yoshiki explained. ”We were able to make a strong connection with our audiences because they were right there, just feet away from the stage. I even crowd-surfed a few times! So, we’re looking forward to the same sort of close-up-and-personal but intense experience on these dates.

Yoshiki and X Japan’s vocalist Toshi were in Paris last July, making a special appearance for more than 5,000 fans. The duo performed a handful of X Japan songs “unplugged,” and had the entire audience singing the chorus to one of the band’s most exquisite compositions, “Endless Rain.”

The members of X Japan have been writing and recording what will be their first album to be released outside of Japan with English lyrics. According to Yoshiki, about half of the album will feature some of the band’s most popular songs from throughout their career, with nearly all of the lyrics re-recorded in English, and the other half, brand new songs written specially for this album. The album’s first single will be “Jade,” and will be on the 2011 European set lists as well.

Yoshiki, who launched his Yoshiki Foundation America last year, has been focusing attention on his Japan Relief Fundraising Auction, a major celebrity auction to benefit the survivors of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The first item to go on the auction block is Yoshiki’s own “crystal” piano, a see-through, Plexiglas Kawai grand. The auction for Yoshiki’s “crystal” piano begins April 17 and will run through April 24 through Yahoo! Japan. For more information, log onto http://www.yoshikifoundationamerica.org/?page_id=1252

With many more dates coming, X Japan’s 2011 global concert schedule is as follows:

JUNE
28 Islington O2 Academy, London, UK

JULY
1 Zenith de Paris, Paris, France
4 Huxleys, Berlin, Germany

AUGUST
13 Summer Sonic Festival, Osaka, Japan
14 Summer Sonic Festival, Tokyo, Japan

Apr 142011
 

Kanon Wakeshima - AM2 2011 InsertLos Angeles, CA (April 14, 2011) – Experience the rich and haunting sounds from Japan’s most entrancing “cello vocalist” Kanon Wakeshima and legendary Akiba-kei Otaku male sound creator and famed An Cafe bassist Kanon as they come to this summer’s most anticipated anime, Japanese music and manga event AM2 as official Guests of Honor! More info and attendee registration can be found at www.am2con.org.

“Cello vocalist”, Kanon Wakeshima took up the cello at age 3. Her incredible talent caught attention of Visual-kei star Mana (Moi dix Mois, ex-MALICE MIZER). Kanon’s rich, haunting sound fit well with the Gothic & Lolita street fashion culture for which Mana is very well known. Kanon Wakeshima will be performing a solo concert at AM2.

Kanon of An Cafe - AM2 2011 Insert

In addition, Kanon Wakeshima will be joined by famed An Cafe bassist, Kanon, to have their U.S. debut of the “2.5th-dimension phenomenal musical unit” kanon x kanon at AM2 as well. The duo’s deep affection for anime and anime songs, mixed with their distinctive visual expression, is definitely something new. They are intangible products of thought, emerging from the 2.5th dimension that lies between the real world (3D) and the world of Anime (2D) to create Anime songs for all to enjoy including the opening song for Fuji TV’s highly popular anime SHIKI.

I am totally stoked that kanon x kanon will have their debut U.S. performance at AM2,” states AM2 representative Chase Wang, “and Kanon Wakeshima is so enchanting that to have her perform a full on concert as well is an amazing treat! Fans will be mesmerized by her artistry and amazing talent!

Kanon Wakeshima and kanon x kanon joins heidi., Gashicon, IBI and MINT as official AM2 Guests of Honors for 2011.

Kanon Wakeshima official website: www.kanonweb.jp
Kanon Wakeshima facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Kanon-Wakeshima/131865336825402

kanon x kanon official website: www.kanonkanon.net
kanon x kanon facebook: www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/KanonxKanon/107118146040335

AM2 current activities include Exhibit Hall, AMV’s, Arcade, Summer Festival, World Cosplay Summit, Behind the Voice Actors Studio, Rum Party Pirates, Cosplay Chess, Dances, Fashion Shows, Table Top, Console Gaming, AniMaid Café, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!

Partnerships include Ani.ME.

Prize sponsors include Atlas Games, Cosplay Wigs USA, FUNimation and Gaia Online.

Follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/AM2Con

Follow us on Twitter at: twitter.com/AM2Con

Also, 25% of all official Passport sales will be donated directly to Japanese Disaster Relief efforts.

About AM2
Located in Anaheim, California – AM2, established in 2010, is a multi-day (3 days) 24 hour event with no general attendance/badge purchase requirement and is aspiring to be a key meeting place for fans that share a common interest in Asian music, Animation/Anime, and Comics/Manga. Nominal fees are charged for certain activities that attendees choose to participate in. AM2 will be held on July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California. More information can be found at www.am2con.org

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause this event’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation, product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers, international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in the Company’s assumptions or otherwise. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Apr 132011
 

heidi. - AM2 InsertLos Angeles, CA (April 13, 2011) – With Yoshihiko on vocals, Nao on guitar, Kohsuke on bass and Kiri on drums, heidi. (read as haiji) is considered one of the great Japanese Visual-Kei bands. They will be performing in their U.S. debut concert at this summer’s most anticipated anime, Japanese music and manga event AM2 as official Guests of Honor over the 4th of July weekend in Anaheim, California! More info and attendee registration can be found at www.am2con.org

heidi. is associated with the J-Rock style of Visual- Kei and has released five albums, one mini-album, nine singles and has also sold out concerts in Japan. heidi. mesmerizes audiences with their unique style and visually stunning performances.

Fans will also be treated to the latest hot looks from fashion power houses Sixh and Hangry & Angry before and after the concert.

heidi. Is an amazing band to see perform live and we are honored to have them debut in the U.S. at AM2,“ states AM2 representative Chase Wang, “fans are definitely in for a treat with the spectacular showmanship heidi. Get your Passports and join the fun today!

heidi. joins Gashicon, IBI and MINT as official AM2 Guests of Honors for 2011.

AM2 current activities include Exhibit Hall, Masquerade, Behind the Voice Actors Studio, AMV’s, Arcade, Summer Festival, World Cosplay Summit, Rum Party Pirates, Cosplay Chess, Dances, Fashion Shows, Table Top, Console Gaming, AniMaid Café, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!

Partnerships include Ani.ME.

Prize sponsors include Atlas Games, Cosplay Wigs USA, FUNimation and Gaia Online.

Follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/AM2Con

Follow us on Twitter at: twitter.com/AM2Con

Also, 25% of all official Passport sales will be donated directly to Japanese Disaster Relief efforts.

About AM2
am2_logofont_large_blankLocated in Anaheim, California – AM2, established in 2010, is a multi-day (3 days) 24 hour event with no general attendance/badge purchase requirement and is aspiring to be a key meeting place for fans that share a common interest in Asian music, Animation/Anime, and Comics/Manga. Nominal fees are charged for certain activities that attendees choose to participate in. AM2 will be held on July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California. More information can be found at www.am2con.org

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause this event’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation, product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers, international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in the Company’s assumptions or otherwise. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.