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J-Pop Summit 2016 Ticket Options and V.I.P. Packages Announced!

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J-Pop Summit 2016 has announced its ticket options and V.I.P. Packages for the three-day festival which opens on Friday, May 6th.

This year, packages will be available offering ticket options to attend the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Opening Night concert as well as multi-day V.I.P. options for Fort Mason; 1 and 2-Day Festival Passes; Kids’ Passes, and Artist Meet & Greet Packages.

Follow the jump for details.

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J-Pop Summit 2016 Announces First Live Acts Set For Festival!

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J-Pop Summit 2016 has released the first line-up of live acts to set to play at this year’s festival: electronic dance performance group World Order; all-female pop-rockers Silent Siren; Wednesday Campanella (pictured) – a pop house unit that delivers a mixture of house, techno, and trance style music, and Japanese ani-pop duo GARNiDELiA.

Tickets for these acts go on sale on Friday, May 6th. Follow the jump for details.

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Japan’s Pop Princess Kyary Pamyu Pamyu To Open J-Pop Summit 2016!

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One of the world’s largest Japanese pop culture events, J-Pop 2016 will be opened by Japan’s edgy pop princess, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu at a special live concert performance on Friday July 22nd.

The event will take place in San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom and will kick off a week long celebration of Japanese pop culture. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 6th. Follow the jump for details.

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2016 J-Pop Summit Returns to Fort Mason Center!

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San Francisco’s 2016 J-Pop Summit will once again be held at the historic Fort Mason center.

The annual celebration of Japanese pop culture music, art, anime, fashion (above), food, technology, travel and film transitioned into a ticketed event this year and attracted more than 30,000 attendees to its first Festival staged at the center.

The 2016 J-Pop Summit will be held the weekend of Friday, July 22nd through Sunday, July 24th. For more, follow the jump.

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TNT & TBS Stars Loom Large for New York Comic Con 2015!

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TNT & TBS are bringing  stars from five of their most anticipated upcoming shows to New York Comic Con 2015 in October.

Sean Bean (Legends); Rashida Jones, Jere Burns and Andree Vermeulen (Angie Tribeca); Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, John Kim, Lindy Booth, John Larroquette (The Librarians), Jason Jones, also executive producer (The Detour) and Jeff Hephner (Agent X) will all be attending to take part in panels and sneak peeks.

Also in attendance for the panel discussions will be a number of executive producers: Ken Biller (Legends), John Rogers (The Librarians), Samantha Bee (The Detour) and Ira Ungerlieder (Angie Tribeca). Follow the jump for details.

New York Comic Con 2015 runs from October 8th-11th.

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fhána Playing Anime Weekend Atlanta in September!

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fhána – a J-pop group that has been featured in amine series like Celestial Method, Witch Craft Works and Prisma Illya – will perform at the upcoming Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) convention.

The group – consisting of three music producers/compers and a female vocalist – will perform in concert Friday, September 26th, and will also perform during the convention’s opening ceremonies on the 25th.

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

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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!

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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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VIZ Media Announces Plans and Activities – Including Sailor Moon Day – for 2015 Anime Expo!

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VIZ Media might just be taking over the 2015 Anime Expo, what with all the panels and activities it has planned for the four-day event.

To begin with, VIZ will celebrate Sailor Moon Day on Friday, July 3rd – which will see the publisher host a panel, an autograph session, a photo op and a cosplay gathering.

As well, VIZ plans panels and other events including the Shojo Beat Prize Wheel, Sailor Moon Tiara Giveaway & Quest for the Time Key and a poster giveaway. Plus, the appearance of Kanisama Kiss creator Julietta Suzuli for a panel and two autograph session.

A host of VIZ 2015 Anime Expo exclusives will be available at the VIZ retail area including (but not limited to): One Piece Exclusive Manga Replicas; Naruto Exclusive Manga Replicas; Weekly Shonen  Jump Annual Digital Subscription (Includes exclusive Game Mat and Collectible Yearbook (featuring NARUTO) and an exclusive YU-GI-OH! Promo Card: Frightfur Tiger); Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Exclusive 3D Poster, and Sailor Moon R Part 1 Limited Edition Combo Pack, prestreet with a gift with purchase.

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Illustrator Yusuke Nakamura Named a Guest of Honor at 2015 J-Pop Festival!

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Renowned contemporary pop artist Yusuke Nakamura – designer of album covers for Asian Kung Fu Generation as well as book covers for Tokuya Higashigawa’s Solve the Mystery after the Dinner and Tomihiko Morimi’s The Tatami Galaxy and Yoru ha Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome – has been named a Guest of Honor for the 2015 J-Pop Festival. The festival will take place on Saturday, August 8th and Sunday August 9th at the historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco’s Marina district.

Details follow the jump.

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