WE ARE X--the critically acclaimed documentary film about the rock group X JAPAN from the production team behind the Oscar-winning Searching for Sugar Man--will receive a special screening at the Anime Expo in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 2 (12:00PM-2:00PM at JW Marriott, L.A. Live). The screening of WE ARE X will be followed by a live Q&A with X JAPAN’s YOSHIKI. Later that night, WE ARE X will be sponsoring the Anime Expo Masquerade & World Cosplay Summit U.S. Finals (8:00PM-10:00PM at LACC Main Events-Hall B). The Anime Expo Masquerade has been a longstanding tradition at the festival--running for over 20 years--and is a cosplay and performance competition, with one of the largest cash prizes in the country. A sight to behold, people from all around the world compete in the masquerade which is a grand showcase of cosplay and performance.
The largest event in North America for Anime culture, the Anime Expo (AX) runs July 1-July 4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, brings together fans and industry from Japan, the U.S., and all over the world for the biggest celebration of Japanese pop culture, anime and cosplay in North America. Anime Expo features the best in Japanese entertainment, music, fashion, and video games.
YOSHIKI and X JAPAN have contributed music to several historic anime titles, including “X,” “X – X2 Double X,” “Buddha: The Great Departure,” and “Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary.” YOSHIKI also served as the inspiration for Blood Red Dragon comic created by Stan Lee, with creative direction from Todd McFarlane.
ANIME EXPO--‘WE ARE X’--EVENT DETAILS:
WE ARE X screening + Q&A with YOSHIKI
Date: Sunday, July 2
Time: 12:00PM – 2:00PM
Location: Video 1 Room/JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom
Anime Expo Masquerade
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center-Man Events-Hall B