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Tsukasa Hojo at BAAF

posted on 2003-05-08 10:40 EDT
Raijin Comics has announced that Tsukasa Hojo, creator of City Hunter, will be a Guest of Honor at this year's Big Apple Anime Fest.

In addition, Raijin Comics will be the "exclusive presentation sponsor" of BAAF's new Manga Fest.

BAAF takes place in New York City from August 29th to August 31st (Labor Day Weekend).

Excerpts from Press Release:

The Big Apple Anime Fest™ and RAIJIN COMICS are proud to announce that RAIJIN COMICS will be the exclusive presentation sponsor for the 2003 BAAF MangaFest!™ , a celebration of manga and comic art influenced by Asian pop culture. BAAF MangaFest™! will take place during the Big Apple Anime Fest on Labor Day Weekend, August 29-31, 2003 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. BAAF MangaFest™! will bring together creators from Japan, Korea, and the United States for three exciting days of industry panels, how-to workshops, Guest of Honor autograph sessions, dealer sales and much more. BAAF MangaFest™! is expected to offer one of the largest manga and graphic novel dealer rooms in the U.S., making it easy for fans to find their back issues and favorite works. BAAF MangaFest™! is one of many activities taking place during Big Apple Anime Fest 2003 under the slogan, "World Anime Party®."

"BAAF MangaFest™! offers even more attractions to the attendees of BAAF this year," said Ryoko Maebayashi, Liaison Manager of the Big Apple Anime Fest. "Many fans of anime are also fans of manga, but most anime fan conventions don't focus on manga. We at BAAF want to treat our fans to an exciting, festival experience which celebrates manga as well as anime, so we are making BAAF MangaFest™! the largest event of its kind. We are especially grateful to RAIJIN COMICS for helping BAAF and the fans by sponsoring BAAF MangaFest™! and by supporting the creation of this unique event!"

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