Press Releases

October 9, 2009

News for Sakura-Con 2010:

Sakura-Con 2010 announces first musical guests

Seattle, WA 10-09-2009- ANCEA (Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association) is proud to present the thirteenth annual Sakura-Con April 2-4 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Downtown Seattle Washington.

Sakura-Con is the Northwest's first and largest convention devoted to Japanese animation (anime), comics (manga), gaming and Asian culture. It is the destination event for an expected attendance of over 18,000 fans, industry leaders, celebrities, and artists. Sakura-Con is the third largest convention of its kind in the United States.

ANCEA is proud to present Sakura-Con's first musical guest of 2010 -Dazzle Vision!

Dazzle Vision is:
Vocals - Maiko
7-String Guitar - Yu
5-String Bass - Takuro
Drums - Haru (formerly of Goofy Style)

Popular in the Japanese indie scene for their hard rock sound and Maiko's alternating melodic/death-voice vocals, Dazzle Vision was formed in June 2003, and has held their current lineup since May 2008.

Dazzle Vision released their first album "Origin of Dazzle" in November of 2006. Their second album "Camellia Japonica" was released in April 2007, followed by an 11-city tour of Japan. After selling out of the first presses of "Origin of Dazzle" and "Camellia Japonica," their third album "Crystal Children" hit #1 on HMV's pre-sale chart and #2 on Tower Records pre-sale chart prior to its official release in November 2008.

Dazzle Vision appears by arrangement with Human Noise Records and JapanFiles.

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Dazzle Vision music on JapanFiles:

ANCEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about popular and traditional Japanese media. Sakura-Con is ANCEA's main realization of that mission.