Aniplex Announces the US Premiere of “Cencoroll” on September 26, at New York Anime Festival

Aug 6th 2009
SANTA MONICA, CA – Aniplex is going to hold the US premier screening of “CENCOROLL”, one of the most anticipated animation in 2009, at the New York Anime Festival, at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center September 25 – 27.
CENCOROLL” animation has been done by only one creator, an award-winning creator/manga artist, ATSUYA UKI. Overwhelmed by requests from fans who watched UKI's pilot movie uploaded in the Japanese UGC site in 2007, UKI decided to complete the 30-minute-movie which is about to appear at theaters in Japan in August 22, 2009. Music has been created by ryo (supercell) who is also an UGC fame and one of the top young music creators in Japan. For more information please visit:
www.Cencoroll.com
www.Aniplex.co.jp
www.newyorkanimefestival.com

Story
A huge monster suddenly appears on the top of a building in an ordinary provincial town. The local Defense Forces go into action, and the people of the town are in uproar. A young girl Yuki, happens to know the secret is that Tetsu keeps a strange creature called Cenco. Yuki, being brave-hearted and naturally inquisitive, becomes fascinated by Tetsu and his unusual pet, Cenco. A mysterious boy – who has control over the huge monster threatening the town – then appears and an unexpected battle begins. Who do they fight for? Who are they? By getting involved with a battle, how is Yuki's fate going to be?

About ANIPLEX Inc.
ANIPLEX Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan) is a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Established as Sony Pictures Entertainment Visual Works Inc. in 1995, as a joint-venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., it became ANIPLEX, Inc. in 2003 after the company became a subsidiary completely owned by Sony Music Entertainment Japan. ANIPLEX Inc. has introduced a variety of properties including such hits as “Gurren Lagann,” “Fullmetal Alchemist,” “Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X),” “R.O.D –THE TV-,” “Blood+,” all of which are licensed and distributed worldwide. The company launched Aniplex of America in Los Angeles, CA in 2004 to handle licensing and co-production business in North and Latin America. In 2005, the company established A-1 Pictures, currently the largest and most technically advanced animation studio in Japan.

About The New York Anime Festival
The New York Anime Festival takes place September 25-27, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan and is organized by Reed Exhibitions, the creators of New York Comic Con. The New York Anime Festival showcases the best of anime pop culture, including the latest anime, manga, Japanese cinema, music, and games, and anime-influenced comics, animation, and films from around the world. The festival features exclusive and extensive screenings, a gala cosplay masquerade, sessions with the some of the biggest names in anime from Japan, Asia, and America, and explores the Japanese cultural experience with displays of both traditional and cutting-edge Japanese life. Further information can be found at newyorkanimefestival.com.

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