Imaginasian Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment Announce “Anime Movie Classics” Week

Jan 22nd 2008

January 22, 2008 (Cypress, CA) – ImaginAsian Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment, INC. announced today that three of Bandai's Anime Movie Classic releases will be screened theatrically on 35mm at the newly opened ImaginAsian Center from February 15-21 in downtown Los Angeles.

“It's exciting to be bringing three of our classic anime features back to the big screen, giving fans a chance to see them on the big screen as they were intended at the beautiful new ImaginAsian Center” said Bandai Entertainment, INC. Director of Marketing Robert Napton

The three films to be screened starting Feb 15th at ImaginAsian are:

Escaflowne: The Movie, is a theatrical rendition of the classic series which features music by the Yoko Kanno of Cowboy Bebop fame, and produced by animation studio Sunrise. A depressed girl named Hitomi is whisked away to a fantastical land where she meets Young King Van and learns that she alone has the power to summon Escaflowne – a warrior/protector that can end the fierce conflict that has been raging between the forces of light and dark.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Counterattack of Char, is the final chapter of the first Gundam saga. The foundations of peace between the Federation and the Neo Zeon Army are shattered as the notorious Zeon leader Char Aznable threatens the Federation with nuclear devastation. Only Amuro Ray and the state of the art mobile suit, Nu Gundam, can stop them!

Jin-Roh, created and written by the acclaimed Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell-the Movie, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence), is a powerful allegory which centers on a very different Tokyo than the one we know today, where a totalitarian government rules with an iron fist. Constable Fuse of the Capital Police's Special unit defies his orders to shoot and kill a young protestor and as a result is “re-conditioned” as a solider. As Fuse's world comes crashing down around him, he is challenged to do what is right in the face of an oppressive regime.

The newly renovated ImaginAsian Center is located at 251 S. Main St., Los Angeles California. For ticket information call (213) 617-1033 or www.iacenterla.com/la

About Bandai Entertainment, INC.
Bandai Entertainment, INC. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North America. Titles include The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Gundam Seed Destiny, My Hime, and many more.

About ImaginAsian Center and ImaginAsian Entertainment
The ImaginAsian CenterTM (www.iaCenterLA.com) is L.A.'s premier Asian American film and cultural center, dedicated to first-run Asian and Asian American films. Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles at 251 South Main St., the ImaginAsian CenterTM is newly renovated, providing state of the art projection and sound technology in a comfortable, contemporary atmosphere, and offers a spacious auditorium with 250 stadium style seats, including a special section of 16 VIP seats, a VIP lounge, and rooftop garden. The ImaginAsian CenterTM is the perfect venue for feature films, special screenings and events, film festivals, live performances, rental, as well as satellite-fed events and exhibitions. ImaginAsianTM Entertainment, Inc. (www.iaei.tv) is a multimedia company that promotes Asian Pacific American culture to mainstream America. Headquartered in New York City, ImaginAsian Entertainment uses a fully integrated marketing strategy through multiple platforms: ImaginAsian TV® (America's First 24/7 Asian American Network), The ImaginAsian Theater® (New York's Premier Asian American Theater), The ImaginAsian CenterTM (L.A.'s premier Asian American film and cultural center), ImaginAsian PicturesTM (distribution of cutting-edge and critically acclaimed Asian films), ImaginAsian Home EntertainmentTM (video/DVD unit dedicated to quality Asian home entertainment), ImaginAsian Radio® (the sound of Asian America), and iaLink® (ImaginAsian's community-based e-zine).


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