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November 2, 2009

News for Sakura-Con 2010:

Sakura-Con 2010 announces additional musical guests

Seattle, WA 10-30-2009- 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 musical guests High and Mighty Color!

Formed in Okinawa, Japanese rock band HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR has contributed theme songs for three hit anime series: "Bleach," "Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny: Special Edition," and "Darker Than Black." The band has also contributed film songs for "Death Note: The Last Name (tribute album)" and "Anata wo Wasurenai." In 2009, HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR (also known to their Japanese fans as "Haikara") returned to their original label Spice Records and released a new album "Swamp Man" featuring a new vocalist HALCA. Their appearance at Sakura-Con 2010 will mark their first overseas performance with their new lineup.

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR appears by arrangement with Spice Records and JapanFiles.

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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. For more information please visit