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Film for Hope in New York on 11th September!

"Film for Hope" is an event organized by Japan Society in NY, curate by Justin Leach, showcasing short CG films to support Japan after the earth quake and tsunami disaster on 11th March.

La Luna and Five Numbers! - Sunday, September 11, 5:30 PM -- 7 PM

Screenings followed by a conversation with Enrico Casarosa (Director / Head of Story, Pixar Animation Studios) on the making of La Luna and Dai Sato (Scriptwriter of Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Tekken: Blood Vengeance) to discuss post-3/11 Japan and the anime community.

Also, "Norageki!" (script written by Dai Sato) will be premiered in the USA!

There will be an amazing announcement, too. "Hand in Hand", a support organization based in Sendai, Tohoku, the area heavily suffered from earthquake and tsunami, will make an official announcement about donating T-shorts featuring Psalms of Planets Eureka seven.

(*A large part of this event's profit will go to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.)

Film For Hope

Hand in Hand  (official open on 11th Sept)

If you are in New York or near area, please come to see Dai Sato!


Hello again, amimefest2011 in Dallas!

This year again, Dai Sato will be joining at amimefest2011 in Dallas, USA! He will be there along with Carrie Keranen and Cristina Vee, voice actresses for Ling Xiaoyu and Alisa in Tekken film English version, to see you and talk about the film "Tekken: Blood Vengeance"! Carrie and Cristina have played for many well-known Japanese animes, so, together with Dai, maybe you could hear some interesting stories behind the production of Tekken film as well as many other anime series?!

Tekken: Blood Vengeance is in cinemas now in the USA and Japan :)


TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance Debuting at MIFA in Annecy France

Namco Bandai Games today announced that it will introduce the film TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance to the international media attending the International Animation Film Festival & Market (Mifa) in Annecy, France on June 6th-11th 2011.

For the first time in Europe, on June 9th the publisher is holding a unique and exceptional press conference for TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance. Media attending the event will have the rare opportunity to meet the film's producer, Mr. Yoshinari Mizushima, and its screenwriter, Mr. Dai Sato (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Cowboy Bebop), who are making a special trip from Japan to attend. Guests will also see the latest trailer for the film and hear exciting news about its forthcoming release.

Produced by Namco Bandai Games, TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance is directed by Mr. Youichi Mouri (director of the TEKKEN 5 and TEKKEN 6: Bloodline Rebellion opening movies), with animation by Digital Frontier (Resident Evil: Degeneration, Death Note, Appleseed).

Scheduled for release in 2011, TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance is an animated movie inspired by the world and characters of TEKKEN, the world famous fighting game series. With a 17-year legacy, Tekken is among the most popular and well-known gaming brands in the world, with global franchise sales of more than 40 million units to date.

Namco Bandai Games invites media to an exclusive conference for TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance

Namco Bandai Games Press conference
Thursday, June 9th 2011 - from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market (Mifa) - Annecy
Salon Haendel A&B, Imperial Palace, 5th floor


"TEKKEN -BLOOD VENGEANCE" 3D Full length CG Animation Movie!

Bandai Namco Games announced at the "Step Up Dubai 2011" that 3DCG Full length Animation Movie "TEKKEN -BLOOD VENGEANCE" will be in cinemas this summer, and Dai Sato at Storyriders wrote the script for this world-renowned game series' first full movie!

CG is created by Digital Frontie, the studio who made opening movie footage in the Tekken 5 and Tekken 6. The movie will be premiered in North America this summer, followed by theatre release in Japan from 3rd September.


We will keep you updated with more detailed info, so please stay tuned!

"TEKKEN -BLOOD VENGEANCE" Official web (Japanese)

TEKKEN official web

TEKKEN facebook

Digital Frontier

* English "TEKKEN -BLOOD VENGEANCE" news featured in Anime News Network


Norageki! at Paris Manga 2011

Dai Sato (scriptwriter), Gotsubo*Masaru (manga artist), and Meg (singer/model/fashion designer) will appear at Paris Manga in Feburuary 2011, and introduce the latest OVA-film [Norageki !].

Please see details HERE for the event (in French) :Norageki! at Paris Manga
Please come down to say hello if you are in Paris or if you plan to go to Paris Manga!

Norageki ! is an original short film directed by Hiroaki Ando (artwork director for "Tekkon Kinkreet"/CGI director for "Steamboy"), script written by Dai Sato, character designed by Gotsubo*Masaru, and Meg is featured as a voice acting cast.

Norageki ! Theatre Trailer on Youtube

Norageki !
Anime News Network:News: Noragaki, Puella Magi Madoka Magica Promos Streamed
Ant Network: Singer MEG first voice acting on animated movie "Norageki!"


A Happy New Year 2011!

Dai Sato and StoryRiders crews wish you all a very Happy New Year 2011!

We will have a great news to come this year, and for the time being,
here are some introduction for you to on-going works by Dai Sato and StoryRiders!

Scared Rider Xechs
Full Metal Daemon MURAMASA
Tokyo Stock
(All websites are in Japanese)