Media Release — SAN FRANCISCO (April 8, 2009) – Time to bust out that Sailor Moon or Pokemon outfit and celebrate otaku (anime fan) culture! Anime fans are in for a treat as the Anime Street Pavilion returns, once again, to the Asian Heritage Street Celebration on May 16, with a fun daylong program including an anime theme runway fashion show, an anime cosplay contest and masquerade, and Japanese rock performances.
The Anime Street Pavilion, which has been a feature of the nation’s largest pan Asian street fair since 2007, celebrates the otaku culture in the San Francisco Bay Area and comes complete with local anime vendors, giving attendees a chance to pick up the latest manga. Past performers have included crowd pleasers – Thee Out Mods, ArtBeat, The Random Ninjas, The Slants, and Lemon Drop Kick. This year the Pavilion will also showcase original anime clothing lines from Japanese and Bay Area fashion designers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win prizes by showcasing their own homemade anime costumes on stage.
The Fifth Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2009 located at the Civic Center leading to Little Saigon and will feature J-cars, a Muay Thai kickboxing ring, scrumptious food, tons of arts and crafts, carnival rides and games, free hepatits B screenings, and more! The Asian Heritage Street Celebration gathers the diversity of the Asian American populations of the San Francisco Bay Area and promotes cross-cultural interaction through sharing of cultures, creation of innovative programs and entertaining activities for visitors and participants.
To participate in the Anime Pavilion as a vendor or to enter the Cosplay Contest visit
visit http://www.eigoMANGA.com/ahsc/ for details and visit http://www.asianfairsf.com/ to learn more about the 5th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration.
eigoMANGA is a comic book publishing studio company that produces original Japanese-influenced comics as well as develop business and marketing projects geared towards the anime industry.
About the AsianWeek Foundation
The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is organized by the AsianWeek Foundation in cooperation with over 150 organizations in the local and Asian American community. The AsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 committed to developing Asian American community. All proceeds from the Celebration are donated to local and national charities. In the fifth years since it’s inception, the outdoor event has quickly become the country’s largest assemblage of Asian Americans. http://www.asianfairsf.com/