Otakon 2011 to Premiere TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance in 2D

Jul 27th 2011

Baltimore, MD (July 27, 2011) – Otakon 2011 is proud to present the 2D premiere of the English version Tekken: Blood Vengeance.

Set in the rich Tekken universe, Tekken: Blood Vengeance follows Xiaoyu Ling, seasoned martial artist and high school student, tasked by the G Corporation to infiltrate an international school in Kyoto to gather information on the mysterious student Shin Kamiya. Before she can make any progress in the investigation, Shin is kidnapped by an unknown assailant. Digging deeper into Shin's background in an attempt to rescue him, Xiaoyu learns about the frightening underbelly of the Mishima Zaibatsu. Jin Kazama, Kazuya Mishima…and the late Heihachi Mishima's conspiracy that's stained with blood.

TEKKEN was created by Katsuhiro Harada who is also the project lead in this latest installment. Directed by Yōichi Mōri (TEKKEN 5 & TEKKEN 6 opening cinematics) and with screenplay by Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) this is an action packed film with amazing talent including CG production from Digital Frontier, the artists behind CAPCOM's Resident Evil: Degeneration CG feature.

Tekken: Blood Vengeance will be available for home entertainment on Blu-Ray as part of the TEKKEN Hybrid set, and as a standalone DVD release from BANDAI Entertainment Inc.

Otakon 2011 will be held July 29 – 31 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its eighteenth year, Otakonis an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore's few large, city-wide events, drawing over 29,000 individual members for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 80,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is a membershipbased convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.

For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see http://www.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp

For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2011, see http://www.otakon.com


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