Robot Trifecta: Astro Boy, Voltron, and Gigantor Screening (6/26)

Next Friday, prepare to get hit by three rounds of Robot Funk!

The JACCC and Visual Communications proudly present:

Friday, June 26, 2009
7:30 pm 'til 11:30 pm

Please join us for an amazing night filled with food, free giveaways, Facebook friends and the friggin' baddest robots who rocked the pre-90's animation world — ASTRO BOY, GIGANTOR and the original unedited Japanese version of VOLTRON (a.k.a. Go Lion). Feel free to bring your lawn chair, blanket, beach ball, because this will be a FREE outdoor screening on the JACCC Plaza! The JACCC is located at 244 S. San Pedro St., in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles.

We'll be giving away door prizes all night long. Also, DJ's Rani D and Akaider will be slaying mad monsters by mixing live soundtracks to the VOLTRON episodes! Join them, Princess Allura and the Go Lion pilots as they protect Arus and all of us from the evil King Zarkon of planet Doom!

The mother of Japanese animation, ASTRO BOY was the first anime series to be broadcast on TV in Japan - in 1963. The story follows the adventures of a heroic robot named Astro Boy which originated from the manga of the same name, created by legendary Tezuka Osamu. Set in the "future" year of 2000, GIGANTOR is the story of a young boy named Jimmy Sparks who lives with his uncle Dr. Bob Brilliant on a remote island. With the help of a huge remote controlled robot named Gigantor, Jimmy fights crime around the world. GIGANTOR is the American adaptation of the Japanese anime and manga series TETSUJIN 28-GO by Mitsuteru Yokoyama.

Founded in 1971, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is one of the largest ethnic arts and cultural centers of its kind in the United States. The mission of the JACCC is to present, perpetuate, transmit and promote Japanese and Japanese American arts and culture to diverse audiences, and to provide a center to enhance community programs.

Visual Communications was founded in 1970 and created with the understanding that the media and arts should do more than just present pictures or portraits; they should take an active role in building a more humane, responsible and understanding society. Visual Communications' mission is to promote intercultural understanding through the creation, presentation, preservation and support of media works by and about Asian Pacific Americans.

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