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Kaijugal
03-10-2006, 10:48 AM
Just passing this info along to all you who will be at the MTAC this weekend. I've added the release poster so you can all view it.

Great news for fans attending the Toronto AnimeCon this weekend as we have added a last minute North American Premiere! Check out the details at:

POSTER INFO:


http://www.hobbystar.com/hobbystar/ConventionsMarch.html



Don't miss voice actor superstar Crispin Freeman as MC for the hilarious "Cosplay Idol" tomorrow night!

Also a reminder that Cosplay Idol is a American Idol parody, not a serious cosplay competition such as the regular Masquerade. It is a lark, for fun.

Cheers!

NefCanuck
03-10-2006, 06:03 PM
They got Crispin Freeman to do Cosplay Idol? sweet!

Last year was entertaining enough, but I wonder what Crispin will think of Pimp Daddy Miroku :devil:

NefCanuck

TribalButterfly
03-12-2006, 04:53 PM
M-Tac was this weekend right? So how did everybody enjoy themselves? Good times had by all?
:heart:

Squall1882
03-12-2006, 06:23 PM
M-Tac was this weekend right? So how did everybody enjoy themselves? Good times had by all?
:heart:

I don't think this is the right thread to be asking this question in...

Did anyone watch the screening?? How was it??

Chanilye
03-13-2006, 12:33 PM
I'm curious to hear from anyone who saw this. I'm wondering if they showed the entire thing or just clips from it, as Paradise Comics and Otaku Island are advertising the North American Premiere of Animation Runner Kuromi 2 as being at the Paradise Comics Toronto Comicon. It's all quite confusing.

Natty Dread
03-13-2006, 01:41 PM
i saw it, for about half an hour or so before we left (my poor sister fell asleep in the screening room)
i thought it was pretty good. nice animation, very funny. they were showing an entire episode (that i saw, anyway)

KevinB
03-13-2006, 02:17 PM
I'm curious too.

Our Anime and Manga programming partner Otaku Island Productions www.otakuisland.ca worked out the deal with CPM a few weeks back for the premiere (it's advertised on our show flyers), so we were understandably perplexed to see it on the schedule for this Hobbystar event.

And by perplexed, I mean that we were surprised to read that CPM was having a second premiere before the already announced one at the Paradise Comicon on April 28-30 www.torontocomicon.com

Some quick calls to CPM from Otaku Island president Leon Emmett indicated there was some confusion and the okay had been given without knowing that a premiere date had already been established, which they clarified with following press release:

CPM Issues Apology to Canadian Fans for Premiere Mixup
(March 10, 2006 New York, NY)

Central Park Media, the leading anime and manga publisher in the United States, has issued a public apology to CPM's Canadian fans for causing confusion concerning the North American Premiere of CPM's upcoming Animation Runner Kuromi 2, directed by acclaimed director Akitaroh Daichi.

John O'Donnell, Managing Director, clarified the situation:

"Unfortunately, due to internal miscommunications at CPM, a commitment was made to two different organizations to screen Animation Runner Kuromi 2 as the North American Premiere. Obviously, only one can be the premiere. I would like to clarify that neither of the con organizers are responsible for this confusion - the problem is 100% CPM's fault.

To solve the problem, CPM has clarified that the screening of Animation Runner Kuromi 2 at this weekend's Toronto Animecon was actually meant to be the "Anime Convention Sneak Preview of the English dub version," and the April 28 to 30 Paradise Comics Toronto Comicon has always been meant to be the Official North American Premiere of the Original Japanese (with subtitles) version, the most authentic treatment of the program ."

Central Park Media Corp.
website: www.centralparkmedia.com

However, even after the release arrived in our mailbox Hobbystar representatives were still claiming that they were showing the original Japanese version of the premiere.

Can someone clarify which language the premiere was in? I received an unconfirmed report that they did play the English dub "sneak peak" version as CPM announced.

Thanks,
Kevin Boyd
Paradise Conventions
www.torontocomicon.com

Kaijugal
03-13-2006, 05:07 PM
Can someone clarify which language the premiere was in? I received an unconfirmed report that they did play the English dub "sneak peak" version as CPM announced.

Thanks,
Kevin Boyd
Paradise Conventions
www.torontocomicon.com (http://www.torontocomicon.com)

Hi Kevin,

I thnk it can be agreed upon that this is an unfortunate situation. I'm glad CMP made a statement that it was thier fault however. That allows everyone involved to save face.

Sorry I can't answer you question. I am not involved in the organizing of this event but was merely passing along the event information to the fans here. I also was also unble to attend the show due to a previous committment with Ad Astra.

Perhaps someone in the know will PM you (http://forums.cosplay.com/private.php?do=newpm&u=30157).

Good luck on finding out what you wish to know.



Cheers!

heki-chan
03-13-2006, 09:08 PM
I'm curious too.

Our Anime and Manga programming partner Otaku Island Productions www.otakuisland.ca worked out the deal with CPM a few weeks back for the premiere (it's advertised on our show flyers), so we were understandably perplexed to see it on the schedule for this Hobbystar event.

And by perplexed, I mean that we were surprised to read that CPM was having a second premiere before the already announced one at the Paradise Comicon on April 28-30 www.torontocomicon.com

Some quick calls to CPM from Otaku Island president Leon Emmett indicated there was some confusion and the okay had been given without knowing that a premiere date had already been established, which they clarified with following press release:

CPM Issues Apology to Canadian Fans for Premiere Mixup
(March 10, 2006 New York, NY)

Central Park Media, the leading anime and manga publisher in the United States, has issued a public apology to CPM's Canadian fans for causing confusion concerning the North American Premiere of CPM's upcoming Animation Runner Kuromi 2, directed by acclaimed director Akitaroh Daichi.

John O'Donnell, Managing Director, clarified the situation:

"Unfortunately, due to internal miscommunications at CPM, a commitment was made to two different organizations to screen Animation Runner Kuromi 2 as the North American Premiere. Obviously, only one can be the premiere. I would like to clarify that neither of the con organizers are responsible for this confusion - the problem is 100% CPM's fault.

To solve the problem, CPM has clarified that the screening of Animation Runner Kuromi 2 at this weekend's Toronto Animecon was actually meant to be the "Anime Convention Sneak Preview of the English dub version," and the April 28 to 30 Paradise Comics Toronto Comicon has always been meant to be the Official North American Premiere of the Original Japanese (with subtitles) version, the most authentic treatment of the program ."

Central Park Media Corp.
website: www.centralparkmedia.com

However, even after the release arrived in our mailbox Hobbystar representatives were still claiming that they were showing the original Japanese version of the premiere.

Can someone clarify which language the premiere was in? I received an unconfirmed report that they did play the English dub "sneak peak" version as CPM announced.

Thanks,
Kevin Boyd
Paradise Conventions
www.torontocomicon.com

Seeing that the convention is already over, I feel that Cosplay.com's forums is not the place to discuss private issues happening between different convention organizations.

If there are Cosplay.com members that can answer KevinB's questions regarding the language of the video, please feel free to contact him through the Private Messaging system. Thanks! :)

~Heki