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110907

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!



110831

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 :)

110607

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

110513

"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.

"TEKKEN -BLOOD VENGEANCE" Trailer

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

110128

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
(Japanese)


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

110105

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!

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


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Dai Sato will be at PARIS MANGA - this weekend 18-19 Sept, 2010!

Dai Sato will be appearing at PARIS MANGA this weekend 18-19 Sept 2010 in Paris, France and giving a talk session and autograph sessions!!
This would be another great opportunity for Dai Sato to talk about his works and see you directly, so please come down to one of those sessions and say hello to Dai Sato!

PARIS MANGA is a 2 days Anime/Manga festival and will introduce Manga, Anime, Video Games, Music, Fashion, Karaoke, Cosplay and more through many events.

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Dai Sato Schedule at PARIS MANGA

18th Sept (Sat)
10:00~12:00 Autograph Sessions
14:00~16:00 Autograph Sessions

19th Sept (Sun)
11:30~12:30 Talk Show
15:00~16:30 Autograph Sessions
17:00~18:30 Autograph Sessions

For more information about PARIS MANGA, please go to their website (French only).
http://parismanga.fr/

100621

Party! REQUIEM FOR A MACHINE SOUL feat. Shinichiro Watanabe

Gallery IKOI presents REQUIEM FOR A MACHINE SOUL feat. Shinichiro Watanabe


To celebrate the Abdul Qadim Haqq & Shinichiro Watanabe IKOI exhibition and the release of booklet REQUIEM FOR A MACHINE SOUL, we will throw a fantastic party event this Saturday 26th June at club SEATA in Kichijoji, Tokyo!

 

We will future Shinichiro Watanabe, the famed director of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai champloo (also a great music lover!) to create a space where his world and music encounter. To boost up the event, top artists Hiroshi Kawanabe from TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET and ink, and DJ TSUTCHIE, a great friend of Shinichiro who worked on the sound track for Samurai Champloo will spin their great sound, supported by MOA, the head of Tokyo leading label CARIZMA and the Storyriders crew DJ Muku.

 

Be aware of the visuals, too. We will have a special VJ DEVICEGIRLS, who will show us fantastic visual mash up using Shinichiro Watanabe's renowned anime works Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and The Animatrix as well as the IKOI exhibition art works.

 

We will also provide a chill-out second floor, where you could find IKOI original booklet REQUIEM FOR A MACHINE SOUL and posters on sale. The booklet features painting works by Abdul Qadim Haqq & original story by Shinichiro Watanabe. Our previous IKOI projects by Tsuyoshi Kusano, Daisuke Nishijima and Masako Tomii will be introduced there and you could find their original products co-produced by each artist and IKOI available there.

 

This would be an amazing night, where you could witness the cross-over world of Shinichiro Watanabe and top Japanese DJ/artists through animation and electronic music, so please come to have fun and say hello to us if you are in/near Tokyo!

 

Event information

Date&Time: 26th June Saturday 24:00-5:00
Admission: At the Door 3000 yen (with 1 Drink) // with Flyer 2500 yen (with 1 Drink)
Venue: Kichijoji CLUB SEATA

Address: Kichijoji Parking Plaza B1F, 1-20-3 Kichijoji-Honcho, Musashino, Tokyo

Map (English! -thanks for Timeout)

http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo/venue/2624

Transport Kichijoji station (JR Chuo, Sobu, Keiko Inokashira Lines)

Tel (0422)290 061

Web http://www.seata.jp

 

* You must be 20 and over with your photo ID to enter.


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A Happy New Year 2010!!!

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Dai Sato and all of us at Storyriders hope that
you have started a wonderful new year 2010!

This year, too, Dai Sato, Storyriders, and IKOI will bring you many "wowwow!" to you, so please let us keep you updated.

The latest news from us is a release of [Halo Legends]. Dai worked on script for one episode "The Package", and leading Japanese production companies were involved. This will be out in February!

http://halo.xbox.com/en-us/halolegends#video_1

Also, we are working on next IKOI project, which will be a great surprise to you all, hopefully, so please keep checking IKOI website, too!

http://www.ikoishop.com/

We are looking forward to seeing you again very soon.
Please keep us updated with your information, too! :)


*** If you would like to get in touch with us in English, please contact
Yuka Tero on yuka@storyriders.net
We are looking forward to communicating with lot more of you around the world! :) ***

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Dai Sato participated in Halo Legends project

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Based on the epic game series "Halo", original 8 episodes were created by world-known Japanese creators and leading anime production companies and put together for an anime collection "Halo legends" to surprise the world in 2010!

"Halo legends"

'Halo' was first released in 2001 on Xbox, and the series have sold 27,000,000 copies on Xbox/Xbox 360 in total. The series have expanded to wider media, including novels, comics, doll figures, and clothing lines and have attracted many fans.

"Halo legends" is a collection of original short animes based on "Halo" series from Microsoft. The creative directors are served by Shinji Aramaki, the creator and director of "Appleseed" and Mamoru Oshii, the creator of "Ghost in the Shell".

Five Japanese anime production houses (Bones, Casio Entertainment, Production I.G., Studio 4°C, and Toei Animation) have taken part in this project and Dai Sato from Storyriders participated in one of the stories "The Package" as a script writer.

Halo legends will be available on Special Edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray™, as well as single disc DVD on Warner Bros. and available On Demand and Digital Download on February 16th 2010 (in the USA).

Check out "Halo legends" official site for live-streaming schedule on Waypoint from Xbox 360 Live, too!

Halo legends (Xbox official)

http://halo.xbox.com/en-us/halolegends

Halo legends (Warner official)

http://warnervideo.com/halolegendsdvd/

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