Gundam UC Events at New York Anime Festival
Tokyo, Japan, September 30, 2010 – Bandai Visual Co., Ltd., a leader in the development and production of Japanese animation announced several events related to “Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn)” at the upcoming New York Anime Festival, which will be held from October 8 to 10, 2010 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.
One of the highlights of the events is the panel dedicated to “Gundam UC”. Stephanie Sheh (voice of heroine, Audrey Burne), Michael Sinterniklaas (voice of Angelo Sauper, as well as voice director), Masayuki Ozaki (Producer and General Manager of Int'l Sales Dept. at SUNRISE, the production company of “Gundam UC”) and Akane Hagino (Int'l Sales & Promotion) will be hosting a Q&A Session as well as discuss behind-the-scenes information that would never be revealed to the public otherwise during the panel. Episode 1 will be screened immediately following the panel with a sneak peak of episode 2 exclusively shown for the panel attendees.
In addition to Blu-ray sales at Bandai Entertainment's booth (booth# 1605), the scheduled events are as follows (subject to change):
Friday, October 8
4:00-5:00PM Autograph Session at Bandai Entertainment's booth (Stephanie)
Saturday, October 9
3:45-4:15PM Autograph Session at 1C01 (Stephanie, Michael)
4:30-6:30PM Screening & Panel at 1E09 (Stephanie, Michael and Sunrise)
6:30-7:00PM Autograph Session at 1C01 (Stephanie, Michael)
At the screening, a survey form will be handed to each attendee, and in exchange for survey answers, a “Gundam UC” original fan will be given. This fan is created exclusively for NYAF and only 500 pieces are available and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Gundam UC” posters are given-away to those who attend the autograph session. This poster was originally used for Japanese market and has never been used in the US before. Only 200 posters are available and also will be given on a first-come, first served basis. Those purchasing “Gundam UC” Vol. 1 will receive postcards (set of 4) while supplies last.
Bandai Visual will be coordinating press interviews for the guests, schedule permitting. If the press will be unable to attend the scheduled time (Saturday, 2:30-3:30PM), and would like to conduct an interview, please send an e-mail to the following address: [email protected].jp.
Blu-ray Disc of “Gundam UC” Volume 1 is currently sold at The Store (http://store.bandai-ent.com/) and Amazon Marketplace. It is also available on demand on the PlayStation® Network. The release date of Volume 2 on Blu-ray disc is November 12, 2010. Early bird discount applies until the release date. If you prefer to watch on demand, visit PlayStation® Network after October 30, 2010.
For more information about the show, visit official site (http://www.gundam-unicorn.net/en/) and recently opened Facebook. (http://facebook.com/GundamUnicorn). Trailers of episode 2 are also available for you to view at http://www.youtube.com/bandaientertainment.
About Bandai Visual Co., Ltd.
Bandai Visual Co., Ltd., founded in August 1983, is a Japanese company that develops, produces and distributes film, TV and home entertainment media. As a pioneer of the Japanese animation scene Bandai Visual has constantly held the top market share in the genre and continues to lead the market. Bandai Visual has also proven its expertise in creating and delivering quality home entertainment media packaging in Japan. Using such key strategies, Bandai Visual hopes to expand and emulate its success in North American and other international markets. Bandai Visual Co., Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings.
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