Reed Exhibitions, the organizer of New York Comic Con, has launched the New York Anime Festival (NYAF), which will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Center in midtown Manhattan. Show planners note that the new event will be an extravaganza featuring the latest in anime, manga, Japanese cinema, music, games and the best of anime-influenced comics, animation and film from around the world.
The festival will span the complete breadth of anime pop culture, including exclusive and extensive screenings, a gala cosplay masquerade and sessions with the biggest names in anime from Japan, Asia and America. The event will also explore the Japanese cultural experience with a showcase of both traditional and cutting-edge Japanese cuisine, apparel, and lifestyles. NYAF will also feature the latest in manga, toys, costumes, videogames, trading card games, DVDs, music and much more on the show floor.
The New York Anime Festival will be sponsored by ADV Films, ANIME INSIDER MAGAZINE, Anime Network, Anime News Network, AnimeNEXT, Diamond Book Distributors, ICv2, NEWTYPE USA MAGAZINE, PLAYTHINGS MAGAZINE, TOKYOPOP and VIZ Media.
For more information, visit www.nyanimefestival.com.