Rika Ishikawa of Hangry & Angry to appear at NYAF

August 28, 2010 – Rika Ishikawa, who portrays "Angry" in the h.NAOTO-based Japanese pop duo Hangry & Angry, will make a special appearance at NYAF on Saturday October 9. At the event, Ishikawa will attend the fashion show and a panel discussion with Hangry & Angry character designer Gashicon about the Hangry & Angry clothing line.

New York's Fashion Institute of Technology will include h.NAOTO and "Hangry & Angry" in the "Japan Fashion Now" event running from September 17, 2010 through January 8, 2011, which will feature a Hangry & Angry window display on New York's famous 7th Avenue.

Information:
New York Anime Festival (NYAF)
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/NYAF/Guests/

FIT "Japan Fashion Now"
http://www.fitnyc.edu/8726.asp

ABOUT HANGRY & ANGRY
Hangry & Angry is a brand of popular Japanese designer h.NAOTO. Illustrator GASHICON draws the gurokawa (grotesque-cute)-style characters "Hangry" and "Angry" who came from the H44 Star Nebula in order to save the world from global warming. They arrived in the present in their time machine dubbed "LOVE MACHINE." The musical duo Hangry & Angry is portrayed in performance by former Morning Musume members Hitomi Yoshizawa and Rika Ishikawa.

In 2009, Hangry & Angry made their United States debut at Sakura-Con in Seattle, WA.
JapanFiles has released two Hangry & Angry CDs in the United States: "Kill, Me Kiss Me" and "Sadistic Dance."

Hangry & Angry at JapanFiles Digital Music Store:
http://www.japanfiles.com/hangryangry

ABOUT JAPANFILES:
Supporting Japanese artists since 2004, JapanFiles specializes in digital sales and media promotion for indie and major Japanese music artists. Music downloads at the JapanFiles Digital Music Store are DRM-free and only 99 cents each.

JapanFiles has sponsored Japanese artist appearances at Sakura-Con, Anime Boston, A-Kon, FanimeCon, Anime Mid-Atlantic, Pacific Media Expo, Anime Vegas, Animex (Mexico), SXSW, Slim's (San Francisco), and Knitting Factory (New York City).

JapanFiles has produced over 20 USA CD releases for Japanese artists, including High and Mighty Color, girugamesh, Onmyo-za, LM.C, Morning Musume, Hangry & Angry, ketchup mania, Swinging Popsicle, LiN CLOVER, Budo Grape, BESPA KUMAMERO, and three volumes of the “Fresh Cuts from Japan” compilation series.

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