S.F.’s Annual Japanese Pop Culture Festival Presents Stylish Exclusive Products And Special Live Programming From MARUQ, BABY THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT, SOU • SOU, JINS and MIKIHOUSE

San Francisco, CA, July 24, 2015 – The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT, the Japanese pop culture event held annually in San Francisco, has announced a colorful and exciting program of fashion shows, contests, celebrity meet-and-greet sessions and shopping opportunities that highlight the eclectic and edgy new sides of Japanese pop apparel. The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT takes place on Saturday and Sunday August 8th & 9th at the historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco’s Marina district.


Star Of Ichi The Killer, Thor, And Battleship Will Attend To Receive Japan Film Festival Of San Francisco Honorary Award And Joins Renowned Anime Director And Legendary Techno DJ For Special Appearances

San Francisco, CA, July 20, 2015 – The 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco (JFFSF), the first and only fully-dedicated Japanese film celebration for the S.F. Bay Area together with the 2015 J-POP SUMMIT proudly present actor Tadanobu Asano, anime director Koji Morimoto and techno DJ Legend Ken Ishii as official Guests of Honor for San Francisco’s annual Japanese pop culture festival. Tadanobu Asano will attend the opening night event at The Castro Theatre to receive Japan Film Festival of San Francisco Honorary Award.


S.F’.s Annual Japanese Pop Culture Fest Presents J-POP LIVE NIGHT II Concert Performances At Fort Mason By DJ KEN ISHII, ANAMANAGUCHI, YANAKIKU, LITTLE GLEE MONSTER And More!

San Francisco, CA, July 15, 2015 – The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT, the Japanese pop culture event held annually in San Francisco, has announced key live programming and artists that highlight DAY 2 of the colorful Festival.


Well, it's taken some doing...a lot more than I would have imagined, but if the tech didn't look so good, I'd probably not have bothered. That being said, for all you streaming video lovers, we have the FAKKU Presents: Bosshi and Toshio Maeda Q&A Panel, the FAKKU Presents: Hentai Manga & Doujinshi, and the Midnight Shinigami concert from Anime Expo 2015. From the FAKKU panel, Bosshi is a fine H manga artist who drew such fun little stories like Peachy Butt Girls and Onee 30 and Toshio Maeda, a truly funny and irreverant dude, who created such classics as Urotsukidouji and La Blue Girl. I highly recommend that one. And for FAKKU's upcoming projects you can check out their Hentai Manga and Doujinshi panel; there's some surprising stuff in there, and if you're interested in FAKKU's business, there you'll find more. Viewer discretion is very much advised for obvious reasons. Finally, we have Midnight Shinigami, an anime cover band that's been a pretty common appearance at AX and other venues over the years, and always very good. Also the first victim of my new x265 video encoding...personally, I think that went pretty well. Click Read More, and you can view them all. Enjoy!

3rd Annual Japanese Film Festival For S.F. Bay Area Presents Biggest Program To-Date With Additional New Action, Sci-Fi Anime, Documentary, Historical Drama, Crime Drama, Short Film, And Romantic Mystery Films Scheduled To Premiere At NEW PEOPLE Cinema

San Francisco, CA, July 7, 2015 – The 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco (JFFSF), the first and only fully-dedicated Japanese film celebration for the S.F. Bay Area, has just announced 16 additional films that will screen as part of this year’s program.


Tuesday, 14 July 2015 23:46

24th Annual Anime Expo Breaks Attendance Records Featured

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Los Angeles, CA, July 6, 2015 – The just-concluded 24th Annual Anime Expo (AX), presented by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), played host to over 90,500 lovers of Japanese animation and pop culture, July 2-5, 2015, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Sneaking up in attendance right behind Comic-Con, this year’s show marked the biggest presentation in its history, taking every inch of the Los Angeles Convention Center for the first time.


Monday, 13 July 2015 23:53

Myth: Legends of Burlesque and Magic 2015 Movie Up On Vimeo Featured

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Finally getting some of these movies encoded. I'll need to upgrade big time when I get a 4K camera. In any event, check out this year's Myth: Legends of Burlesque and Magic; performed at Anime Expo. For the third year it came, and for the second year was its own Main Event, and a well deserved designation it is. Don't know that I've ever seen anything gain popularity quite so fast or so deservedly as this show. But why take my word for it, when you can click 'Read More' and see it for yourself on our Vimeo channel? For those of you that like your really high quality digital copies of videos on your hard drives, don't worry...as soon as I get all this year's videos encoded, I'll do what I've done for the past few years, and load them all up as one big batch. Until then...enjoy!

Monday, 06 July 2015 23:16

eigoMANGA Heads To San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Featured

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(San Francisco, San Diego) – July 1, 2015: San Francisco based comic book publisher, eigoMANGA announces its participation at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 which is held on July 9 - July 12, 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center.

The Bay Area’s Only Dedicated Japanese Film Festival Complements The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT With Premiere Screenings And Special Guest Appearances At NEW PEOPLE CINEMA; Additional Films To Be Announced Shortly

San Francisco, CA, June 30, 2015 – The 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco (JFFSF), the first and only fully-dedicated Japanese film celebration for the S.F. Bay Area, has announced an exciting schedule of screenings and special guest appearances taking place during the weekend of the 2015 J-POP SUMMIT.



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