Ninja Warrior Champion Makoto Nagano Makes First U.S. Appearance at Chibi-Pa Festival

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – June 11, 2008 – Chibi-Pa Festival is pleased to announce Ninja Warrior Grand Champion Makoto Nagano will be making his U.S. Debut at the Chibi-Pa Festival 2008, held from September 27th thru 28th at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, FL. More information can be found on the website

Makoto Nagano is a commercial fisherman and a regular competitor on Sasuke, shown on America's G4TV as Ninja Warrior. Known as only one of two men to successfully complete Sasuke/Ninja Warrior, Makoto Nagano passed the final stage on Sasuke 17 with 2.5 seconds remaining. Because he is a regular competitor in both Sasuke/Ninja Warrior and Viking:The Ultimate Obstacle Course he is known as one of the “Ninja Warrior All-Stars”. This will be his first trip to the United States and he is looking forward to meeting all of his American fans.

About Chibi-Pa Festival:
Chibi-Pa Festival is an annual event that celebrates both Japanese Culture and Animation. This year's event will feature anime screenings, live programming, Cosplay, game shows and industry panels. Tickets are available online at and also at the door.

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