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Kodansha Advanced Media Hosts Kodansha Comics Manga Gallery At New Offices!

Kodansha Manga Gallery

Kodansha Advanced Media will host the Kodansha Comics Manga Gallery at their new San Francisco offices located at Digital Garage. The event, which runs from August 7th -9th, is presented in conjunction with the 2015 J-Pop Summit – at which Kodanasha is both a participant and a a sponsor.

The Manga Gallery will feature work by manga legends like  Katsuhiro Otomo (AKIRA), Naoko Takeuchi (Sailor Moon), Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan), Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail), Hitoshi Iwaaki (Parasyte) and Shirow Masamune (The Ghost in the Shell), to name but a few.

Gallery hours are 10am – 6pm and admission is free. For more details, follow the jump.

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Gacharic Spin To Perform At The 2015 J-Pop Summit!

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Gacharic Spin – an all-girl pop/rock band with influences ranging from dance and pop to rock and industrial – will be appearing for a special concert performance at the 2015 J-Pop Summit on Saturday, August 8th.

Follow the jump for details and to check out a couple impressive videos (these women can play!).

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Film Program Announced for 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco!

Zatoichi

The 2015 Japan Film Festival has announced the films that will be screened during the weekend of the 2015 J-Pop Summit. The program will include feature length films and shorts and range from sci-fi and fantasy, to historical and even sports-based films.

Special guests include actor Tadanobu Asano (Ichii the Killer, Zatoichi, Thor, 46 Ronin) and anime director Koji Morimoto (The Animatrix, Genius Party Beyond). Asano will introduce the opening night gala’s feature, Electric Dragon 80000V – in which he stars.

One of the featured films is Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (a personal favorite, pictured above), the lively re-imagining of the classic samurai movies that was directed by and stars Takeshi Kitano. For a complete list of films and special guests, follow the jump.

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2015 J-Pop Summit Introduces Japanese Technology Via Interactive Pavilion!

J-POP SUMMIT_INTERACTIVE Pavilion

Japan is known for its cutting edge technology and the 2015 J-Pop Summit is introducing its Interactive Pavilion to showcase some of the coolest new Japanese tech to North America.

The tech will be broken into three segments: Home, Work and Mobility – featuring the latest innovations from companies like Ricoh, Canon, Toshiba, and Jins. Plus, Kodansha Comics will be bringing the  Colossal Titan from its hit manga series Attack on titan.

2015 J-Pop Summit will take place August 8th and 9th at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco’s Marina district. Follow the jump for much more…

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2015 J-Pop Summit Unveils Opening Day Programming!

JAM.Project

Are you ready to rock? Need a laugh? both needs will be met, J-Pop style, during the opening day at the 2015 J-Pop Summit.

The Summit will feature live performances by a host of J-Pop acts including: JAM Project, Eir Aoi, Gacharic Spin, JinnyOops!, Akabane Vulgars on Strong Bypass, Faint?Star, FES?TIVE, Comedy Duo Jaru Jaru, and A Cappella Group Little Glee Monster, among others.

I find myself intrigued by the six-member all-female a cappella group, Little Glee Monster and wondering how comedy duo Jaru Jaru will be received. JAM Project (pictured above) – composed of five members, all of whom who renowned for their vocal work on anime shows – could also be very interesting.

For details on all the first day performers, follow the jump.

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2015 J-Pop Summit Announces First Guests of Honor!

Eir Aoi MAIN

The 2015 J-Pop Summit has announced its first Guests of Honor: pop singer Eir Aoi (pictured) and all-girl rock band Gacharic Spin.

Tickets go on sale today for the Summit. for further details, follow the jump. The 2015 J-Pop Summit runs from Friday, August 7th to Sunday, August 9th.

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