Bandai Entertainment and Imaginasian Center L.A. Announce Free Screening Launch Event for Code Geass and Lucky Star; Voice Actors Scheduled to Appear
April 11, 2008 (Cypress, CA) – Bandai Entertainment Inc. and ImaginAsian Entertainment announced today that a special free screening of the first two episodes of the English versions of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Lucky Star will be held on Saturday April 26th, between 1-3pm at the new ImaginAsian Center in downtown Los Angeles near Little Tokyo. The screening will be free and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis.
Merchandise will be available in the lobby and following each episode block there will be a brief Q&A followed by an autograph signing in the lobby with members of each series cast with a few surprise giveaways. Voice actors on hand are three renown fan favorites: From Code Geass, voice actor Steve Blum (Tohdoh) whose past credits include “Spike” in Cowboy Bebop-The Movie: Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Wolf's Rain and will star in the upcoming Bandai Entertainment release Ghost Slayers Ayashi as well as Wolverine & the X-Men as the voice of Wolverine. On hand from Lucky Star will be Wendee Lee (Konata) whose previous credits include “Faye Valentine” in Cowboy Bebop and “Haruhi” in the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Kari Wahlgren (Kagami) whose many credits include the voice of “Robin” in Witch Hunter Robin as well as Wolf's Rain and Scrapped Princess .
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
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, produced by Sunrise, dubbed by Zro Limit Productions and Animaze, will premiere the same day as the event, Saturday April 26th on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.
Lucky Star, from Kadokawa Pictures USA, dubbed by Bang Zoom Entertainment, will be released on DVD May 6th.
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. www.bandai-ent.com
About Kadokawa Pictures USA
Kadokawa Pictures USA (KPUSA) the Los Angeles-based arm of the Japanese Kadokawa Group Holdings, Inc. (KGH, Inc) expands its brand of content in the growing international world of multimedia. KPUSA, remakes films and distributes its film libraries of live-action and anime from over 1700 film titles. KGH, Inc. includes Kadokawa Shoten Publishing, one of the largest publishers in Japan with over 60 year history, and Kadokawa Pictures, Japan's major production and distribution division.
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).