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Shuto Con 2016

Shuto Con is Lansing’s Annual Anime Convention, coming to the Lansing Center March 18th-20th, 2016. This convention will be a three day event held in Lansing, MI that focuses on Artists and the art of Interactive Cosplaying!

Starting Friday morning at the Lansing Center and Radisson Hotel Lansing our convention will run from 9AM until 6PM Sunday afternoon. We will have several large rooms for panels, over 50 unique artists as well as several dealers to get your latest anime goodies from, three anime viewing rooms, a huge video game room open during the entire convention, a table top gaming room, special guests, and much more!

Shuto Con also hopes to give you a truly unique experience by participating in our “Interactive Cosplay” experience. We highly encourage ALL our attendees to dress up as their favorite characters and act like them during the convention. A mock battle arena will be staged where you can “fight” it out with other cosplayers, or even take “bets” on who will win! Special points will be given out to those that participate the most, and at Closing Ceremonies on Sunday afternoon we will announce the Shuto Con “King and Queen of Cosplayers”! If you do not wish to participate, but would still like to capture those fond memories, we ask that your bring your cameras and/or video recorders and witness a viral hit in the making!

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For more info, check out:
http://shutocon.com/
https://www.facebook.com/shutocon

CineManga – Metropolis

Metropolis
Plays Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.
Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

OSAMU TEZUKA‘s manga makes an encore appearance in the CineManga Film Series with this anime adaptation-only loosely inspired by Fritz Lang’s 1927 film of the same name-from acclaimed director RINTARO, where a boy and his uncle uncover what truly makes someone human through the discovery of a robot girl named Tima.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
2001 | Anime | 108 min | PG-13

AN EXCLUSIVE 16 WEEK SERIES • WEDNESDAYS AT THE STATE THEATRE
CURATED BY THE MICHIGAN THEATER

Manga as a visual and literary medium has inspired some of the most iconic and memorable anime and live action films in key genres of the past several decades. From AKIRA to TOKYO TRIBE, the results are unique, fresh and, ultimately, concepts that are then flatteringly stolen across the globe, to take the medium to the eye-popping CGI and cinematography that is seen today.

This series is intended to help celebrate and educate audiences to not only the stellar films launched by Japanese manga, but the ready-made “storyboards” this unique source material helped deliver to how we take in film today. Manga is a genre-bending format that changes constantly and will be showcased in unique adaptations such as the hilarious THERMAE ROMAE and the heart-warming BUNNY DROP.

As there were so many films that stem from this series, consider this simply a brisk, satisfying weekly walk through highlights to encourage even more reading, more viewing and love of this cherished and beloved Japanese source medium.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.michtheater.org/show/metropolis-metoroporisu/
http://www.michtheater.org

Con Ja Nai 22

Con Ja Nai is a FREE “not a con(vention)”, hosted by Animania, the Japanese Animation Film Society at the University of Michigan. Con Ja Nai has a few staples that make it worth coming to!

We’re bringing back our highly successful Maid Cafe!

Lots of panels with guests!

Raffle with some amazing prizes!

Be a contestant on some of our game shows! Check your anime knowledge on Anime Jeopardy! See if you can Name That Tune! Show off your best cosplay!

All the anime you can watch!

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1691136067833268/

Stephanie Young Brehm at AlmaCon 2016

Welcome back to the first interview of the year. This time, voice actress and singer/songwriter Stephanie Young Brehm joins MIGeekScene for a fun interview. We talk about Nico Robin from One Piece,  Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, and Soul Eater. We also talk about her band The Brehms, her jazz influences and one of her favorite cover songs featuring a singing rabbit.

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http://www.thebrehmsband.com/

CineManga – Black Jack

Black Jack
Plays Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.
Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

Black Jack may not have a medical license, but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming the world’s most in-demand surgeon. Gifted with incredible surgical abilities, he operates for anyone who has enough cash. Behind this is another mission: to protect humanity from a race of superhuman beings who want to destroy all of mankind. Working through his extraordinary cases he investigates where these evil beings came from and how they can be stopped.
Presented in German and Japanese with English subtitles.
1996 | Anime | 90 min | R

AN EXCLUSIVE 16 WEEK SERIES • WEDNESDAYS AT THE STATE THEATRE
CURATED BY THE MICHIGAN THEATER

Manga as a visual and literary medium has inspired some of the most iconic and memorable anime and live action films in key genres of the past several decades. From AKIRA to TOKYO TRIBE, the results are unique, fresh and, ultimately, concepts that are then flatteringly stolen across the globe, to take the medium to the eye-popping CGI and cinematography that is seen today.

This series is intended to help celebrate and educate audiences to not only the stellar films launched by Japanese manga, but the ready-made “storyboards” this unique source material helped deliver to how we take in film today. Manga is a genre-bending format that changes constantly and will be showcased in unique adaptations such as the hilarious THERMAE ROMAE and the heart-warming BUNNY DROP.

As there were so many films that stem from this series, consider this simply a brisk, satisfying weekly walk through highlights to encourage even more reading, more viewing and love of this cherished and beloved Japanese source medium.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.michtheater.org/show/black-jack-burakku-jakku/
http://www.michtheater.org

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions!

Brought to life by a full orchestra performing all new arrangements and carefully timed visuals from recent and classic Pokémon video games. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions has become the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages a chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to meet-up with friends to catch, battle, and trade Pokémon from your favorite games including:

Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue
Pokémon Yellow
Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver
Pokémon Crystal
Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire
Pokémon Emerald
Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl
Pokémon Platinum
Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y
*$1 of each ticket goes to supporting arts education programs.

This concert is produced by Princeton Entertainment.

Bob Bernhardt, Conductor

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For more info, check out:
http://grsymphony.org/concerts/nestl-gerber-symphonicboom-series/pok-mon-symphonic-evolutions
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