Wasabi Animusical Sequel Scheduled for JACON 2006

Mar 27th 2006
ORLANDO, FL, MARCH 28, 2006: Wasabi Anime is producing the sequel to it's highly success Wasabi Animusical – an amalgamation of anime, manga, video games, “cosplay,” music videos, dancing, comedy, and show tunes. The sequel, named the Wasabi Animusical II: Electric Boogaloo, follows the format of last year's show but will this time make use of popular songs from motion pictures. (Last year made use of Broadway and stage music.)

The one hour show takes place at the JACON Japanese animation and culture convention Friday, April 28th at 8:00 PM in the main events hall of the Sheraton World Resort. This year's presentation will feature over 100 COSTUMES, 24 performers, and a dozen songs. The show is a unique treat for anime, manga, video game, stage, and movie enthusiasts alike.

Since 2001, Wasabi Anime has been producing events for the ever growing Japanese animation (anime) and pop-culture fandom. This richly diverse genre has reached mainstream proportions over recent years through the popularity of shows such as Pokémon, Dragon Ball Z, and Fullmetal Alchemist. The film Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away) even went as far to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2003 signifying a cultural acceptance of the art form in the United States.

JACON is a Japanese animation and culture convention started on the campus of the University of Central Florida in 2000. It features viewings, panels, events, game shows, and more surrounding all aspects of the genre including anime, manga, j-pop and j-rock music, and much more. This year's convention takes place the weekend of April 28th – 30th at the Sheraton World Resort at the west end of International Drive in Orlando, Florida. Admission prices are as follows:
• FRIDAY - $15
• SATURDAY - $20
• SUNDAY - $15
• WEEKEND PASS - $40

ONLINE REFERENCE INFORMATION
• Wasabi Anime – http://www.wasabianime.com
• Wasabi Animusical – http://www.animusical.com
• JACON – http://www.jacon.org
• Sheraton World Resort – http://www.sheratonworld.com
• Last year's show can be viewed online buy searching for “Wasabi Anime” on either http://video.google.com or http://youtube.com

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