Fanimecon 2008 Announces Antic Cafe as Musical Guest of Honor

Popular oshare-kei band will make their first North American concert debut at MusicFest 2008

San Jose, California (February 18, 2008) - FanimeCon is proud to announce Antic Cafe (An Café) as their first Musical Guest of Honor for MusicFest 2008. An internationally recognizable name in both visual kei and J-pop genres, An Café will be performing in their first ever North American concert on Sunday, May 25th, at the Civic Auditorium, and this will also serve as their last stop on their world tour. Composed of Miku (vocals), Takuya (guitar), Kanon (bass), Teruki (drums), and Yu-ki (keyboards), the band has released a number of hit singles and albums, and more recently, has contributed their song, "Kakusei Heroism ~THE HERO WITHOUT A NAME~" as an opening theme to the anime, "Darker than Black."

In addition to the concert, An Café will be involved in several other events throughout the weekend, including a Meet-The-Guests reception, a Q&A panel and autograph sessions.

Pre-register for FanimeCon online at and include "ancafe" in the promo code section for a special surprise.

For more information on MusicFest, please visit:

For more information on Antic Cafe, please visit their official websites: (Japanese) (English)


About FanimeCon – FanimeCon is a matsuri ("celebration") of Anime, Manga, and related arts and cultures. Held annually over Memorial Day Weekend in the heart of Downtown San Jose, approximately 11,000 people joined the fun in 2007. FanimeCon is "by fans, for fans," and offers innovative, interactive events that explore cultures, showcases the arts, and creates opportunities to be a part of the festivities. FanimeCon 2008 will be held from May 22nd 26th at the San Jose Convention Center, the San Jose Marriott, and the San Jose Hilton and Towers.

To find out what other things are going on and learn more about FanimeCon, please visit: (official website).

About Anime Resource Group – Anime Resource Group (ARG) is the parent organization behind FanimeCon, providing organizational vision and direction, as well as a financial and legal infrastructure. ARG is a privately held S Corporation located in San Jose, California and as with FanimeCon, ARG is completely volunteer based.

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