AnimeFest Music Guest of Honor Announced

Jul 25th 2006
PLANO, TX, JULY 25, 2006: AnimeFest is proud to announce that the
acclaimed Japanese band FLOW will be attending AnimeFest 2006 as the
“Music Guest of Honor”. AnimeFest 2006 is a four day anime convention
from September 1st – 4th which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
at Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas, Texas. FLOW will be performing a
concert on the evening of Saturday September 2nd in the Landmark
Ballroom.

FLOW is of the bands attracting the most attention in today's Japanese
music scene. They are a five-piece rock act made up of two MCs (KOHSHI,
KEIGO), a drummer (IWASAKI), a bassist (GOT'S) and a guitarist (TAKE).

American youth audiences will immediate recognize them from their smash
hit songs “GO!!!” and “Re:member” which are used in the opening credits
for the mega-hit anime show Naruto, shown on Cartoon Network's
“Toonami”
programming block. In addition, their single “DAYS” is the theme song
for the show Eureka Seven, which was recently added to Cartoon
Network's
“Adult Swim” programming block.

FLOW's first cover single, Okuru Kotoba, sold over 270,000 copies when
released in January 2003. It reigned atop the Oricon indie chart for
seven consecutive weeks and also hit an impressive #6 on the overall
singles chart. In the spring of that year, their first full-scale album
SPLASH!!! that compiled re-recorded songs from their indie era and new
songs, was released by Ki/oon Records, debuting at #2. A string of
smash
singles and more albums followed.

About AnimeFest:
AnimeFest is non-profit organization dedicated to Japanese pop-culture
promotion and education. AnimeFest was established in 1992 at a time
when "anime", "manga", and "J-Pop" were largely unrecognized in North
America. AnimeFest has continuously introduced American audiences to
new
Japanese pop-culture genres which have grown into a teenage cultural
phenomenon across North America. AnimeFest offers diverse programming
ranging from anime showings, J-Pop concerts, animation and manga artist
lectures, autograph signings, industry discussions, artist workshops,
games and fun activities. For more information please call
+1-972-596-3561, visit www.AnimeFest.org, or email [email protected]
(in Japanese: [email protected])

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