5th Annual A​nime Convention (17th – 19th October 2014) - The biggest Japanese pop culture celebration in India

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5th Annual A​nime Convention, Festival Poster, Japanese Pop Culture

Anime convention is the biggest Japanese pop culture celebration in India. In its 5th avatar, scheduled from 17th-19th October 2014 at NSIC Exhibition Complex, Okhla, New Delhi, it is presenting an exhilarating arena of anime, gaming, manga and design. The Convention features some of the renowned animators, game designers, illustrators, artists and related companies from countries like Japan, Hong Kong, US, France and India to conduct several Master classes, Workshops, Panel discussions, Talks and Presentations.

Anime enthusiasts will be given a golden opportunity to interact with cognoscenti of anime world, the creators of some of the fantastic anime characters such as Naruto, Bleach, Attack on Titan, Full Metal Alchemist and Spirited Away. The Convention will be a unique platform to interact with global animation studios like Ultra Super Pictures and Sanzigen. Ultra Super Pictures has been involved in the production of the anime series like Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Black Rock Shooter, Kill la Kill, Wake Up, Girls. Sanzigen has contributed to various anime series like Shin Gekijo-ban Initial D and Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life. International Japanese animator Daizen Komatsuda will throw light on ‘Key animation’, his notable contributions to anime include: Robotics Notes, Rebuild of Evangelion, Kill la Kill, Le Chevalier D’Eon, Eureka Seven, and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt etc. Yoshifumi Abe is the CEO of JI Style, will share knowledge on Anime Culture & Merchandise for the Indo-Japan business initiative.

To increase the level of zeal among Manga fans at the convention, Ryan Holmberg an Academic Associate will share his wisdom on ‘Garo and the birth of alternative manga’. Y.Nakane, a Tokyo based designer to carry out a design workshop on ‘Learning the Basics of Manga Drawing’. He has worked for clients like Toyota, Microsoft, Sony etc. Further workshops to be held are ‘Monster Attack’, a session on drawing your favourite monster to be demonstrated by Kimiaki Y, a Tokyo based illustrator and graphic designer. His art style is commented colorfully, cute, strange and crazy.His works are being used for publication, website and fashion in various countries. MEGA, the Legendry French designer, who has worked as an illustrator for brands like NIKE, VOLKSWAGEN will hold a workshop on ‘Discovering the Designer and Artist in youA practical workshop on designing, Classical art techniques will be taken by Chris Solarski who is an independent Swiss artist video game designer and author of 'Drawing Basics and Video Game’.

For hardcore gamers, PS4 gaming booth will allow you to experience the next-gen gaming at its finest. There will be a PS3 Fighting Game Tournament for those who like to battle it out and win some amazing prizes. The Retro Gaming Section will take you down memory lane and allow you to rediscover #OldSchoolCool. Gaming arena will be stacked up with worlds most popular RPGs and card games like, Pokemon cards, Yu-gi-ho cards and Dungeon & dragon. The convention will also feature a Cosplay booth which will have a team of professional Cosplayers with whom you can click photos, get autographs and more. The 5th edition of our Annual Cosplay Competition will see India’s finest Cosplayers combating for glory and fun. Cosplayers will be decked up as their favorite character and will replicate there style on ramp. The Convention offers more with anime & manga quizzes, Treasure Hunt: ‘Detective Conan’, where the participants have to solve the riddles to find the clue and get treasure chest. Winners will be awarded with exclusive prizes.

This annual convention will be a whole new experience for the Indian audience to explore the enormous world of Anime and to inculcate new ideas and creativity in the young generation. It stands on the idea of bringing the fandom and experts under one roof to cherish Japanese pop culture for the larger Indian audience and market and create a business environment for Indo-Japanese collaboration.

The Entry to the event is by registration (150/-per person) and valid photo ID is required.

For Further Details contact:
Ritika Sapra
Publicist | BandeApart

+91 (0) 9910358111

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17 comments:

  1. Great review. I think Moore might miss out on an Oscar nom for this as she's being touted for her role in Still Alice

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  2. Glad you liked it! As long as Moore gets a nomination (whether for Still Life or Maps to the Stars), I will be happy.

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  3. Agree! She's terrific in both, but her work in 'Still Alice' is far more Academy-friendly.

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  4. Of course... a Cronenberg film and that too a one that satirizes Hollywood is the last thing the Academy would be willing to consider for the top honors!!!

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  5. You rightly bring up the Oedipus complex theory. I wanted to write about it in my review, but ultimately didn't because it's tough to explain it in few words. Glad that you did; and did so wonderfully.


    "And, its efficacy is testified by the fact that after having watched the movie, one just can’t help but wonder what was it that haunted Haider more: His father's death or his mother's closeness to his uncle?" -- Completely Agree.

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  6. Excellent and very thorough review. I have to agree that the pacing was off in the second half, but otherwise I thought this was an amazing adaptation of Hamlet, and one that works well even if you have never read or seen the original play. That, I feel, is the true test of an adaptation.
    Tabu was incredible and Haider is worth watching for her alone - everyone else just makes it even more special!

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  7. Many thanks for those kind words!!! :-)

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  8. I agree that the movie, with or without Hamet's subtext, works reasonably well. Credit to Bhardwaj and team for delivering so well. Tabu's performance in the movie was the strongest... she was well backed up by others. And, yet, Shahid (though his performance in Haider is the best of his career thus far) seems to be garnering all the praise!!! :-)

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  9. Amazing movie after a long time. Shahid is brilliant

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  10. I couldn't have agreed more... Shahid as well as the rest of the cast is brilliant to say the least!!!

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  11. Watched HAIDER last night. A MASTERPIECE!!

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  12. Excellent review by Murtaza Ali.

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  13. It's a beautiful film... thanks for sharing your thoughts!!! :-)

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  14. Thanks for those kind words,Nafees... I think I somehow missed approving this comment and I deeply regret the same!!! :-)

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  15. I'm afraid I don't think that there's any homage here to Salman Khan. On the contrary, I thought that him and the whole conventional Bollywood was not only being made fun of but was also held responsible for being too irreverent. Case in point, how suspects are rounded up by the police behind the screen showing a regular dumb Salman starrer. It is a pointed reference of how what's behind the screen is much darker than what's being portrayed. Plus, don't forget how cruelly the two Salman fans (who also happen to be the 'comic relief') are dispatched by our hero - a complete opposite of what Salman would portray. Actually, it works on two levels (I am thinking aloud here so please bear with me) one what I mentioned above and the other how state conspiracy and exploitation of it's people touch and spoil even the brightest things in our lives.

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  16. Certainly you are able to read between the lines with great ease than an average viewer... with filmmakers like Bhardwaj, it's never easy to discern the less obvious... also, what is less obvious is not definitive by any means (being controversial, it's often highly subjective)... the viewer, at the end of the day, has the luxury to interpret the things his/her way! :-)

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