4DX and Anime Expo Present: The First Annual "4DX Anime Film Fest"

Anime Expo attendees will be able to experience Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer, Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative) and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the MOVIE – A Wakening of the Trailblazer- amped and recharged in the multi-sensory 4DX format July 3 & 4

Exclusive 30 minute Q&A with Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative) screenwriter and cast

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 6, 2019) – CJ 4DPLEX (www.cj4dx.com), the world's leading cinema technology company, and Anime Expo announced today the first annual “4DX Anime Film Fest” will take place at Regal LA Live, July 3 & 4. Anime Expo convention goers will be treated to exclusive screenings of “Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer”, “Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative)” and “Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the MOVIE – A Wakening of the Trailblazer –” enhanced with 4DX motion and environmental effects. In addition, there will be a 30-minute Q&A panel with screenwriter and cast following the “Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative)” screening to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the series.

The showtimes for 4DX Anime Film Fest at Regal LA Live (1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015):

● July 3, 7:30PM - “Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer
● July 3, 10:20PM - “Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the MOVIE – A Wakening of the Trailblazer –”
● July 4, 2PM - “Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative)” followed by a Q&A panel with Harutoshi Fukui (Script Writer), Griffin Puatu (English Voice of Jona Basta) and Erika Ishii (English Voice of Michele Luio).

“We are thrilled to be working with 4DX to bring the first ever 4DX Anime Film Fest to the thousands of Anime Expo fans. Not only will they get to experience the extremely impressive multi-sensory movie format, they also have the opportunity to gain insight into Gundam during the Q&A session," said Ray Chiang, CEO of The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation.

4DX innovative theater technology enhances the on-screen visuals of action-packed blockbusters and haunting horror films, transcending the traditional cinema experience through special effects including motion-synchronized seats, wind, fog, rain, lightning, snow, bubbles, vibrations, and scents. The result is one of the most immersive cinema formats in the industry, drawing fans into the action on the big screen. 4DX currently reaches more than 644 locations worldwide, with 21 of those locations in the United States.

CJ 4DPLEX is a leading, next-generation cinema technology company, headquartered in Seoul with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing. The company has created innovative film technologies for theaters worldwide that include '4DX' and '4DX with ScreenX' for consumers to experience films in ways that were never before possible. 4DX provides moviegoers with an innovative multi-sensory experience, allowing the audience to connect with movies through motion, vibration, water, wind, snow, lightning, scents, and other special effects that enhance the visuals on-screen. Each 4DX auditorium incorporates motion-based seating synchronized with 21 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled editors, maximizing the excitement of the movie, beyond the limits of audio and video. More than 650 Hollywood and local titles have been screened in 4DX. To date, more than 75,000 4DX seats operate in 644 auditoriums, spanning 64 countries.

CJ 4DPLEX was named Most Innovative Company of 2017 and 2019 in Live Events by Fast Company, and its technology has been recognized with Silver at the Edison Awards in the Media and Visual Communications-Entertainment category in 2015 and 2018. For more information, please visit www.cj4dplex.com.

About Anime Expo
Anime Expo (AX) brings together fans and industry from Japan, the US, and all over the world for the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America. Anime Expo features the best in Japanese entertainment, music, fashion, and video games. For more information, visit www.anime-expo.org.

About SPJA
SPJA is a non-profit organization dedicated to popularize and educate the American public about Japanese entertainment and pop culture, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. For more information, please visit www.spja.org.

About Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer
Based on a popular manga series Detective Conan (Case Closed), “Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer” claimed the title of highest grossing anime title in Japan in 2018. Beloved by fans around the world, the anime juggernaut series is fast approaching its 1000th episode and has produced over twenty feature length films. “Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer” follows Conan, a brilliant teenage detective trapped inside a body of an elementary school boy, as he attempts to solve the bombing of a newly built resort with the help of his friends and super gadgets.

About TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.:
Head office: Nakano-Ku, Tokyo, President: Tadashi Takezaki
A member of the “Detective Conan Committee”. TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd. (better known as TMS) is one of the world's largest and most distinguished animation studios. TMS has won recognition from the international filmmaking industry for its highly-acclaimed animation, pioneering techniques and proud commitment to quality. With a dedicated team of development, production and design executives, TMS's growing reputation is reflected by the versatility, artistry, and originality of the programs the company has produced for international markets worldwide. Established in 1964, TMS has produced more than 420 titles, and over 12000 episodes. TMS programs have attained worldwide recognition and TMS will continue to strive for excellence. TMS website: www.TMS-e.com/english/ | www.tmsanime.com

About Story of Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative)
U.C. 0097, one year after the opening of Laplace's Box. In the final battle of the so-called "Laplace Incident," two psycho-frame mobile suits displayed power beyond human understanding. The white unicorn and the black lion were sealed away to remove this danger from people's consciousness. But the Unicorn Gundam 03, which disappeared two years earlier, has now returned to the Earth Sphere. Three childhood friends will be reunited in the pursuit of the golden phoenix named Phenex.

About Story of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the MOVIE –A Wakening of the Trailblazer-
The new government of the Earth Sphere Federation is carrying out a program of peaceful reconciliation, and preparing for the appearance of the Innovators who will lead the human race into a new era. But the return of a derelict Jupiter exploration ship marks the beginning of an unprecedented crisis. What are the alien entities known as Extraterrestrial Living-metal Shape-shifters? What do they want? And will Setsuna F. Seiei and his fellow Gundam Meisters be able to answer these questions before humanity is wiped out?

Sunrise Inc. (Tokyo, Japan. Makoto Asanuma, President & CEO), subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. (Tokyo, Japan Mitsuali Taguchi, President & Representative Director), is a film production studio that specializes in animation. It has created many hit series including Mobile Suit Gundam, Code Geass, Love Live! and Cowboy Bebop.

As part of the new midterm strategy of the Bandai Namco Group, Sunrise was named as leader of the IP Creation Unit. Sunrise is planning to create various new intellectual properties-not only in the form of animation but in various other mediums as well.
For more info: http://sunrise-inc.co.jp/

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