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Los Angeles Comic Book & Sci-Fi Convention April 2009

The Los Angeles Comic Book And Science Fiction Convention takes place at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, located at 700 West 32nd Street, right across from the USC campu, near Figueroa and Jefferson. Admission is $8; children 5 and younger are free. A large dealers room full of comic books, anime merchandise, toys, and other collectibles are also featured.

Six Hours Of Anime -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Film running times may start slightly earlier or later)

11 a.m. HEROIC AGE. West coast premiere. Three episodes. A feral boy named Age is the key to a prophesy that a savior will rise to overthrow the tyrannical Tribe of Silver and restore humanity, The Iron Tribe, from the brink of extinction.

12:15 p.m. MURDER PRINCESS. Three episodes. Princess Alita is forced to flee the kingdom of Forland-a stronghold of ancient and powerful magic-to escape a bloody coup on her royal family led by Dr. Akamashi and his supernatural cyborg minions. The Princess crosses paths with the infamous bounty hunter Falis, and this meeting will soon alter the course of their lives forever.

1:30 p.m. D.GRAY-MAN. Three episodes. West coast premiere. Allen Walker is an exorcist cursed with an eye that sees evil in its truest form, but gifted with a sturdy arm to slay the soul-devouring demons the Akuma, cruel spirits born of tragedy and lost souls who follow the bidding of their leader, the dread Millennium Earl. The war to decide the fate of humanity has begun, and Allen Walker is the only line of defense.

2:45 p.m. ROMEO X JULIET. Three episodes. West coast premiere. In this twist on the classic Romeo and Juliet story, Juliet has lived a tragic life roaming the city of Neo Verona disguised as the Red Whirlwind, a masked crusader determined to right the wrongs of an evil regime. Juliet soon meets Romeo, and together they unite to overcome the unfathomable evil that tortures their people.

4 p.m. BACCANO! Three episodes. A group of alchemists during the year 1711 seek eternal life by summoning a demon who gives them the elixir of life and the ability to create more. But the alchemists are threatened by a mysterious force and they decide the only way to escape is by going their separate ways. They reunite during the 1930s and then the trouble begins again.

FUNimation will be providing free giveaways such as posters.

Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 12:00pm
Los Angeles