Anime Central Screens X Japan Documentary on Saturday

posted on 2010-05-14 21:55 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Band leader YOSHIKI to introduce film at Illinois convention via video chat

The Anime Central covention announced on Friday that it will be screening the film Yoshiki History through X Japan during the convention's Masquerade intermission on Saturday, May 15 in Rosement, Illinois. Yoshiki, the leader of the X Japan rock band, will introduce the film via video chat.

X Japan will appear at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago from August 6 to August 8. The band held a Saturday evening music video shoot at the heart of Hollywood in January.

X Japan's most notable anime contributions were the songs in the music video collection and later X movie. The animation studio Madhouse adapted both productions from CLAMP's X manga. The surviving band members — Toshimitsu "Toshi" Deyama, Yoshiki Hayashi, Tomoaki "Pata" Ishizuka, and Hiroshi "Heath" Morie — reunited in 2007, ten years after they first disbanded and nine years after the death of guitarist Hideto "Hide" Matsumoto.

Image © YSK Entertainment, Inc. 2010. All rights reserved. Photographer A. Delphine.

Photograph courtesy of BAM! Marketing, Publicity, & Promotions.

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