Stand Alone Complex '2nd Gig' Premiere at Tokyo International Anime Fair in Hollywood

Jan 7th 2005
BANDAI ENTERTAINMENT TO PREMIERE
GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX – 2nd GIG’
AT THE TOKYO INTERNATIONAL ANIME FAIR IN HOLLYWOOD ON FEBRUARY 7th, 2005

SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE PRODUCTION I.G. PRESIDENT, MITSUHISA ISHIKAWA (GHOST IN THE SHELL, KILL BILL) AND DIRECTOR, KENJI KAMIYAMA (GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX)


Cypress, CA (January 7, 2005) – Bandai Entertainment and Manga Entertainment announced today a special screening of the highly anticipated follow-up to the smash hit television series ‘Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex’ by Shirow Masamune's (Appleseed, Ghost in the Shell). Two episodes will be screened at the Tokyo International Anime Fair in Hollywood to be held at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel on February 7th, 2005.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG

This all-new futuristic anime series continues the story of the acclaimed anime feature film Ghost in the Shell which was based on the popular manga by Masamune Shirow. Female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi and her fellow police officers of Section 9 hunt down a host of criminals in both the real and online worlds. Directed by Kenji Kamiyama, the first episode pits Major Kusanagi against a terrrorist group calling themselves the Individual Eleven. Having taken over a building and demanding an immediate solution to the Asian Refugee problem. Section 9 will have to battle both bureaucrats and terrorists if they are to stop the the Individual Eleven.

Seating is extremely limited, please register through the Tokyo Anime Fair official website at www.taf-la.org. Once registered, a lottery system will be held to randomly select tickets to the event.

For more information about the Tokyo International Anime Fair in Hollywood event or the Tokyo International Anime Fair in Tokyo Japan, please visit www.taf-la.org or visit www.bandai-ent.com The Tokyo International Anime Fair 2005 is sponsored by the Tokyo Metropolitian Government.



Manga Entertainment Inc., an Anchor Bay Entertainment Company, specializes in the production and distribution of Japanese animation for theatrical, DVD and home video release worldwide. Manga's cutting-edge film catalog also features Asian live-action, cult, pop-culture and international animation. Manga films are distributed in the U.S. through Anchor Bay Entertainment. Manga has offices in London and Tokyo, and is headquartered in Chicago. www.manga.com


Bandai Entertainment, INC. is the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD home video in North America. The company has distributed notable titles like Wolf's Rain, Cowboy Bebop, Gundam Seed, and Witch Hunter Robin. Bandai Entertainment, INC. is a subsidiary of Bandai America Inc., who makes the toys for the hit television series, Power Rangers, Digimon, and Mobile Suit Gundam. All U.S. operations are headquartered in a large, ultra-modern facility in Cypress, Calif. Bandai Co., Ltd. is the third largest toy company in the world comprising 53 subsidiaries in 18 countries. In addition to toys and children's entertainment, Bandai Co.'s global interests include video game software, multimedia, music and full-length feature films, vending machines, trading cards, candies, and licensed apparel. Bandai Entertainment is headquartered in Cypress, California and additional company and product information is available through our website at www.bandai-ent.com.

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