Press Releases

May 4, 2011

News for AM2 2011:

AM2 adds more talent to the Summer Festival stage

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 4, 2011) - This summer's most anticipated anime, manga and music convention AM2 is proud to welcome "Video Games Live" artist Icarus Kid and super "kawaii" (cute) American J-Pop group the Ajuku Girls to perform on the Summer Festival stage this 4th of July weekend. More info can be found at

"We are honored to be hosting such wonderful talent on the Summer Festival stage", states AM2 representative Chase Wang, "fans will be in for such a treat with such amazing US/American talent and this is just the beginning ... we have more coming soon! So come join us and get ahead of the lines and experience the difference with a Passport!"

The Icarus Kid blasts familiar NES melodies and has been featured with the acclaimed orchestral show "Video Games Live," won first place in the Seattle Laptop Battle, and his 8-bit roots have been turning heands in the video game composition industry. The music is often compared with Daft Punk, Crystal Castles and Aphex Twin.

Ajuku Girls are an American J-POP group of singers and actresses bursting onto the scene with the release of their single TOKYO DRIFT (by #1 Japanese pop producer PJ Blanco). These Harjuku heroines rock Japanese street fashion with JPOP moon boots, colored wigs and all out vibrance in a style all their own. The AJUKU GIRLS just complete Songs of Love with Tori Amos and Sara Barailles plus an appearance with Kung Fu Panda 2. Be on the lookout for their Kung Fu Panda promo coming soon! These girls are hot like wasabi! Be forewarned they throw love bombs.

Icarus Kid performs Friday, July 1 at 5:00 pm

Ajuku Girls perform Saturday, July 2 at 1:00 pm

Akai SKY performs Saturday, July 2 at 3:00 pm

REOG performs Sunday, July 2 at 5:00 pm

Icarus Kid and the Ajuku Girls join current Summer Festival stage performers Akai SKY and REOG

Entrance to the event is free, but attendees can avoid the huge lines by obtaining a Passport fast pass for the event. The Passport fast pass will also provide holders with premier seating options at Main Events and at Concert events as well as major discounts with theme parks, retailers and local restaurants. Bypass the lines and get your Passport today and experience the difference!

Interested food trucks/vendors and stage acts/performers can contact Summer Festival organizers at [email protected]

Current Guests of Honors include Kanon Wakeshima, kanon x kanon, heidi., Gashicon, IBI and MINT.

AM2 current activities include Exhibit Hall, AMV's, Arcade, Summer Festival, World Cosplay Summit, Behind the Voice Actors Studio, Rum Party Pirates, Masquerade, Cosplay Chess, Dances, Fashion Shows, Table Top, Console Gaming, AniMaid Café, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!

Partnerships include Ani.ME.

Prize sponsors include Atlas Games, Cosplay Wigs USA, FUNimation and Gaia Online.

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Also, 25% of all official Passport sales will be donated directly to Japanese Disaster Relief efforts.

About AM2
Located in Anaheim, California - AM2, established in 2010, is a multi-day (3 days) 24 hour event with no general attendance/badge purchase requirement and is aspiring to be a key meeting place for fans that share a common interest in Asian music, Animation/Anime, and Comics/Manga. Nominal fees are charged for certain activities that attendees choose to participate in. AM2 will be held on July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California. More information can be found at

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