Brand New Coding RPG featuring Disney and Japanese Anime Characters to Debut at Anime NYC 2019
New York, NY (November 13th, 2019) - Anime NYC and Life is Tech USA, Inc. (henceforth “Life is Tech USA”) announced that Codeillusion, a brand new online RPG featuring beloved Disney characters and original Japanese anime characters, will be exhibiting at Anime NYC on November 15-17, 2019. Codeillusion, already a major hit in Japan, helps players practice computer coding skills as they progress through a school of magic.
Anime NYC is one of the nation's largest anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture conventions. It will welcome over 40,000 attendees when it returns to the Javits Center for a third year from November 15 through 17, 2019. Guests heading to New York for the convention will have the opportunity to try the interactive coding RPG for the first time at a pop-up booth.
Codeillusion was made by an all-star team including Ryosuke Nakamura and Mieko Hosoi, who are the creators of the popular Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash fantasy series, and Yoshihisa Hashimoto, who developed Sonic Unleashed at Sega and Final Fantasy XIV at Square Enix, before becoming CTO of Life is Tech, Inc.
The story of Codeillusion starts when players wake up at a school of magic without their memories. Soon, they meet new original characters and familiar Disney friends, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy. Together, they face magical problems that unlock memories and the secrets of the school of magic.
“We're deeply excited to feature Codeillusion at this year's Anime NYC,” said Anime NYC Show Director Peter Tatara. “Codeillusion blends together both Disney and anime as well as gaming and learning, to create a unique experience that's already a tremendous hit in Japan. We can't wait for anime fans and Disney devotees to enter this magical world for the first time in New York City!”
Alongside the online coding interactive experience, players receive a physical “Magic Book” starter kit, a deluxe keepsake which collects key artifacts from Codeillusion's as rewards of their progress.
“Codeillusion launched in Japan on April 21, 2018, and since then sales have exceeded expectations 500%! We're very excited to now share this unique magical Disney experience with fans in the US,” said Life is Tech USA, CEO Satoshi Miyagawa.
Codeillusion is an official collaboration with Disney, and Life is Tech USA and Anime NYC are both proud to present the first Codeillusion demo and pop-up store on the East Coast. Fans can experience the online interactive experience for the first time at Anime NYC or get started online at https://lifeiste.ch/animenyc. Attendees can look forward to the latest from Codeillusion, GKIDS. sponsors, partners, and publishers including Crunchyroll, Animate, Aniplex, BANDAI NAMCO Arts, EVA Air, Funimation, HIDIVE, Kinokuniya, Kodansha Comics, Sentai Filmworks, SUNRISE, Tokyo Otaku Mode, Vertical, VIZ Media, and Yen Press at this year's event. Fans wanting to learn the latest can follow Anime NYC on Facebook and Twitter. Tickets to this year's Anime NYC are available now.
About Life is Tech USA, Inc.
Life is Tech USA's mission is to "nurture and maximize each learner's potential.” Life is Tech USA is a subsidiary of Life is Tech, Inc. which was founded in Japan in 2010. It provides coding and tech camps/schools for teenagers, and today it has over 40,000 students, making it one of the largest coding education providers in Japan. https://lifeiste.ch/animenyc
About Anime NYC
Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll is New York City's anime convention! A showcase of the best of Japanese pop culture in the biggest city in America, Anime NYC brings anime fans and publishers together for three days of unique exhibits, exclusive screenings, extensive panels, and appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan. This year's event takes place November 15-17 in New York's Javits Center, and we invite you to join over 40,000 fans for a celebration of Japanese animation, manga, cosplay, movies, food, fashion, travel, technology, toys, and games in the heart of NYC! For more, visit animenyc.com.
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