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ElCapitan
06-01-2011, 11:33 AM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (June 1, 2011) – Touching stories of hope, adventure and imagination comes to this Summer’s most anticipated animation, music and manga event AM² (July 1-3, 2011; Anaheim Convention Center) with some of the most anticipated live action films from Japan including SHODO GIRLS, THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL DICTIONARY (SUMMER BOOKMOBILE) and THE BILLION YEN JACKPOT! More info can be found at www.am2con.org

“AM² will have something for everyone”, states Chase Wang AM² representative, “These additions to the film festival will captivate the hearts of those that come and watch them.”

Synopsis for SHODO GIRLS
There is a rural town which lies in the area of the Japanese symbolical mountain – Mount Fuji. It is there, where an American English teacher landed.

She got interested in Japanese culture, and in particularly Shodo. Because of these, she found a job in Japan. However, when she arrived in the town, she saw big buildings, which are almost the same as the ones in the U.S. What’s more, the local students show no interest in Japanese cultures.

Japanese children can do exactly whatever they were told to do, but they lack the ability to form their own opinion. In Japan, there are beautiful traditional cultures such as Shodo and Sado, but at same time the country is also one of the biggest industrial countries which produce cars and cameras, etc. However, when the two aspects of the country fail to connect, what kind of country does that make of Japan.

The high school girls decided to participate The Demonstration Event.

The importance of calligraphy is “to learn how to express oneself”, which is also the most difficult skill that Japanese people are now facing. Through calligraphy, the students developed their friendship and learnt how to deal with relationships with others.

On the day of the calligraphy contest, 1000 people came to watch the contest.The girls expressed their all their feelings on a huge piece of paper through calligraphy.

Synopsis for THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL DICTIONARY/SUMMER BOOKMOBILE

One summer day, a boy who has never seen the ocean comes across a bookmobile operated by a young, aspiring picture book writer. The boy discovers a letter, tucked in a book, written by a girl who lives by the ocean. He decides to go and save the girl, but can’t find the courage to go through the dark tunnel that leads to the ocean. This is the story of “absurdity experience” and “curiosity and fear for the a border violation” in one’s childhood.

Synopsis for THE BILLION YEN JACKPOT
Japanese celebrity, Terry Itoh finally advances into the film world, making his director debut with one large project; earning an income of one billion yen in the character making business. This movie, which demonstrates how anyone has the chance to become rich quickly, will also show the Japanese society to dream bigger and to never give up on what they wish for.

Attendees can avoid the anticipated huge lines at autographs, premiere screenings, workshops, main events, concerts and panels by purchasing a Passport fast pass for the event. The Passport fast pass will also provide holders with premier seating options at Main Events and at Concert events as well as major discounts with theme parks (i.e. Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, etc.), retailers (i.e. Best Buy, Macys, etc.) and local restaurants (i.e. IHOP, Tony Roma’s, California Pizza Kitchen, etc.). Bypass the lines and get your Passport today and experience the difference!

Current Guests of Honors include Akihiko Yamashita, Miho Shimagosa, Scandal, Sadie, Kanon Wakeshima, kanon x kanon, heidi., Gashicon, IBI and MINT with more to be announced soon!

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

Partnerships include Ani.ME. and Cure Magazine

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

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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) 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

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