Be warned, Anime Boston attendees: Danger Can Happen at this year's convention!
BOSTON, March 27, 2006 – The New England Anime Society is pleased to announce that Kaiju Big Battel will headline Anime Boston with the bruising bouts between giant monsters, bizarre aliens, and scientific creations gone awry that have pleased fans for years.
A performance group originating out of Boston, Kaiju Big Battel has been taking the nation by storm. Spin Magazine calls it “(a)n elaborate and athletic celebration of silliness…Part WWE SmackDown, part Saturday Night Live sketch.” Anime Nation praises it by saying it's “(a) celebration of weird Japanese pop culture—specifically Kaiju (those big monsters like Godzilla and Ultraman), bad Japanese-to-English translations and wrasslin'.” They've been seen going all-out on G4TV's The Action Blast. And for the first time since May of 2004, Kaiju Big Battel will be performing in the Boston area just for Anime Boston attendees.
Witness the epic struggle of Kaiju Big Battel happen before your very eyes. Watch Dr. Cube defend his Kaiju Championship from Uchu Chu and Kung-Fu Chicken Noodle Soup. Party with the freedom loving Plantain Twins as they take on the Apes of Wrath tag team. And see Kaiju's long lost Hero, Silver Potato make his grand return to the Kaiju Big Ring. Don¹t miss this year's greatest night of live monster mayhem for the fate of the world is at stake!
So far, that's all the information about the upcoming clash at Anime Boston. More information as it becomes available will be available at the websites for both Anime Boston and Kaiju Big Battel.
About Kaiju Big Battel: Kaiju Big Battel is a modern conflict of epic proportions. Planet Earth is under threat: scattered throughout the galaxy is a monstrous mob of maniacal villains, menacing alien beasts, and giant, city-crushing monsters that are waging war against one another. Presiding over this mayhem is the Kaiju Commissioner, an enigmatic human-arbiter appointed by a clandestine cadre of world leaders to regulate Kaiju rage. If the Kaiju Commissioner doesn't do his job perfectly the entire world could get caught in the crossfire.
Currently, the Kaiju Universe maintains an active roster of approximately 40 monsters, including a blue alien-glutton named Sky Deviler, a factory-worker-turned-soup-can called Kung-Fu Chicken Noodle, a dirty hare-sage dubbed Dusto Bunny, Uchu Chu the Space Bug, and a despicable, square-headed mad scientist known as Dr. Cube. In addition to the Kaiju Commissioner, a few other privileged humans also get a piece of the action, including Referee Jingi
, a mustachioed official who enforces fairness and civility in the ring, Anthony Salbino, an urban renewal expert who reconstructs crumbled cityscapes between Battels, and one tuxedo-wearing, mouth-running MC, Louden Noxious.
About Studio Kaiju: Studio Kaiju, an independent Boston-based performance and media group, is the creator of Kaiju Big Battel, the world's only live monster mayhem spectacle. Producer of consistently sold-out events, Studio Kaiju is best known for its live tournament-style performances, which are a character driven, tongue-in-cheek hybrid of American pro-wrestling, Japanese monster-movies, and lowbrow pop-culture. These multi-media events, complete with over-sized monster-movie props, a towering "Danger Cage", and miniature cityscape, can also be enjoyed from a safe distance thanks to "Kaiju Big Battel: A Practical Guide to Giant City-Crushing Monsters" from Hyperion Books and the Kaiju Big Battel DVD series from Koch Vision
To fund its live event series, monster creations and metropolitan destruction, Studio Kaiju produces and distributes its own line of merchandise including T-shirts, "real" monster meat, magnets and a whole catalogue of other cool but useless, limited-edition collectibles. The world of Kaiju Big Battel is also supported by Studio Kaiju's acclaimed web site, kaiju.com, which hosts Big Battel news, monster profiles, live event videos, arcade-style games, comics, and the most fun online mall ever.
About Anime Boston: Anime Boston is New England's premier convention for fans of Japanese animation and art. First opening its doors in 2003, Anime Boston has been proud to offer a gathering place for fans of anime, manga, video games and related works and to offer the best entertainment for them. Anime Boston 2005 featured more than 130 hours of video programming, more than one dozen contests and is one of the largest anime conventions in the United States with more than 7,500 attendees. Anime Boston 2006 will be from May 26, 2006, through May 28, 2006, at the Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. More information about Anime Boston is available at http://www.animeboston.com.
About The New England Anime Society: Founded in 2001, The New England Anime Society Inc. is a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at http://www.neanime.org.