2 days of FUN!

Pacific Media Expo 2008
Veterans' Day
Holiday Weekend
November 7 to 9, 2008
Hilton Los Angeles Airport

News

May 2009 raffle
Win: Autographed Angelic Pretty poster! Click here. (05.19.09)

April 2009 raffle
Win: Framed and autographed Kaya postcard! (April Raffle closed on 04.30.09) (04.14.09)

PMX Collectors' Swap Meet
Join us at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival (April 18-19, 11 AM - 6 PM). Click here. (03.28.09)

March 2009 raffle
Win: Robotech Shadow Chronicles 2-Disc Collector's Edition, a VF-1A Max Type Valkyrie Super Poseable Figure, and 2 PMX 2009 Full Memberships! (March Raffle closed on 03.31.09) (03.06.09)

February 2009 raffle
Win an autographed and framed Kaya postcard! (February Raffle closed on 02.28.09) (02.10.09)

Save the date! Nov. 6-8, '09
PMX 2009 returns to the LAX Hilton for another year of fun! (01.14.09)

January 2009 raffle
Win an autographed and framed Suicide Ali postcard! (January Raffle closed on 01.31.09) (01.02.09)

THANK YOU for attending PMX 2008! See you next year! (11.10.08)

Kaya performance
Concert starts at 8 p.m. Kaya's performance on stage starts at 9:30 p.m. (11.08.08)

Pocky tasting
Look out wine tasting. Here comes Pocky tasting. Glico is coming to PMX to let attendees try the Pocky experience. (11.06.08)

Map it out
Download the layout for PMX here or in the Location tab. (11.05.08)

Anime showings
Check out the list of anime PMX will be showing in its video rooms. (11.05.08)

Panels and workshops
Check out the Panels and Workshops we've added to the schedule. (11.05.08)

Discounted parking
Hotel parking for PMX attendees is $10/day with a coupon. Coupons are available in Registration upon request. (11.05.08)

Cosfest signups
Information regarding PMX's Cosfest has been updated. Sign up now! (11.03.08)

Registration info updates
The new registration page now covers at-con hours and registration policies. (11.03.08)

Kick it into overdrive
PMX updates the format of the ever-popular Twisted Tea Party. Welcome the Turbo Twisted Tea Party. Click here to find out how to participate. (11.03.08)

Korean drama
See a list of k-drama screening at PMX08. (10.30.08)

Programming schedules
Check them out under the Programming tab. (10.22.08)

Exhibits update
Baby the Stars Shine Bright and PEACE NOW will be bringing their distinct designs to PMX! (10.22.08)

October raffle
Win a Candy Spooky Theater autographed CD! (October Raffle closed on 10.31.08) (10.21.08)

Maid cafe
Join us Nov. 8 and 9 for a unique dining experience as PMX co-hosts its own maid cafe... (10.20.08)

Making beautiful music
Stephanie Yanez to perform at halftime of Cosfest. VAEIDOS joins the Pacific Media Live lineup. Clear your cache and check out their music in the player above. (10.18.08)

Plethora of programming
The programming tab has been updated with numerous activities on tap at PMX. Check out the Cowboy Bebop Experience, the B-Boy 3x3 Competition, Popping/Breaking workshops, fan panels for Kaba Modern and SickStep and much more. (10.17.08)

Info updates
PMX is now taking sign-ups for panels and workshops. Press and industry can register for PMX. (10.17.08)

PMX's best dance crew
Now taking sign-ups for .pure furisuta GiG 2's 3-on-3 b-boy battle. (10.16.08)

Events announcements
PMX will be hosting a Rock Band 2 tournament in its gaming room. See a partial list of the console games at PMX. PMX will also be hosting its dances on Friday and Saturday nights. Read up on our spinneriffic DJs. (10.13.08)

More music
Check out Kaya, our new music Guest of Honor. PMX announces our opening bands: Heday, LYV, Nylon Pink, and Vamp Star. Check out music clips in the player above. (10.01.08)

On sale soon
UPDATE: Tickets to the Suicide Ali concert go on sale at 7 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Friday, Oct. 3. Tickets to the Kaya concert go on sale at 8 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Friday, Oct. 3. See the ticketing policy. (10.01.08)

One lump or two?
PMX brings back the ever-popular Twisted Tea Party. Click here to find out how to participate. (10.01.08)

The cinema scene
Cine-East once again is sponsoring the Asian film program at PMX. See a list of what will be showing. (09.28.08)

Bringing it back
.pure furisuta GiG 2 will feature dance exhibition and a 3 on 3 b-boy battle. Find out more about .pure furisuta GiG 2. (09.27.08)

Volunteer for PMX
PMX is now accepting volunteers to help at the convention. Find out how to sign up here. (09.26.08)

Stay at the Hilton
Book your room for PMX. Find out more information about the Hilton Hotel LAX here. (09.22.08)

 
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Asian Cinema
Previews
 The Asian film program at Pacific Media Expo is organized and sponsored by Cine-East.

Catch the latest and greatest in Asian cinema in PMX's video rooms.

Martial arts films have been revitalized by computer effects but gripping thrillers like the American remakes of Dark Water, The Grudge, and The Ring are opening doors to a whole new world of innovative filmmaking from Asian producers. Hugely successful cult films like The Audition, Ichi the Killer, and Battle Royale keep pushing boundaries. See a mix of the hottest new films and modern genre classics.

See below for a list of films screening at PMX08.


 
Coming Soon
Machine Girl Machine Girl
2008 / Japan / 96 Minutes
Ami (Minase Yashiro, in her film debut) is a tough but otherwise average high school girl, trying to lead a normal life. Her world comes crashing down when her brother and his friend are killed by ruthless bullies. As Ami tracks down the ringleader, she is surprised to discover the bullies' association with a sinister ninja yakuza family. When she goes after her revenge, she soon finds herself in over her head and minus her left arm. Barely surviving, Ami escapes and seeks out shelter from two kindly garage mechanics. They take pity on her, fitting her with a high-powered machine gun where her arm used to be. She then teams up with the chainsaw-wielding mother (Asami) of her brother's slain friend and together they unleash an unholy, non-stop, over-the-top kill fest against the equally creative machinery (drill bra, flying guillotine) of their relentless ninja enemies.
http://www.media-blasters.com/



Lovely Complex Lovely Complex
2006 / Japan / 100 Minutes
Based on the bestselling comic by Aya Nakahara, Lovely Complex is a high-school romantic comedy centering on two students. Risa Koizumi is taller than the average girl, and the last thing she wants is the humiliation of standing next to Atsushi Otani, a shorter than average boy. Fate and the whole school have other ideas, and the two find themselves cast as the unwilling stars of a bizarre romantic comedy duo. But as their friendship develops, so do Risa's feelings toward Otani.
http://www.viz-pictures.com/



Dragon Tiger Gate
2006 / Hong Kong / 94 minutes / Cantonese with English subtitles
Super action star Donnie Yen (Iron Monkey, Seven Swords) teams up with his Kill Zone/SPL director Wilson Yip again for this live action adaptation of Tony Wong's long-running and staggeringly popular comic book series! Dragon (Yen) used to belong to the righteous martial arts school Dragon Tiger Gate. A fallout with his master (Yuen Wah from Kung Fu Hustle) led to Dragon being kicked out of the school and leaving his younger brother Tiger (Nicholas Tse from The Promise) behind. Now the two brothers must unite and together with nunchaku expert Turbo Shek (Shawn Yu from Initial D), fight the savage and mysterious villain Shibumi, evil leader of the Lousha Gate.
http://www.taiseng.com/



Nana Nana
2006 / Japan / 114 minutes / Japanese with English subtitles
The best selling manga by Ai Yazawa is brought to life by J-pop icon Mika Nakashima and popular actress Aoi Miyazaki, and directed by Kentaro Otani, with original theme song by J-Rock superstar HYDE (L'Arc -en-Ciel). Both Nanas are eager to chase their dreams and find their happiness in their new home Tokyo.
http://www.viz-pictures.com/



Honey & Clover
2008 / Japan / 116 minutes / Japanese with English subtitles
Based on a bestselling manga series created by Chica Umino, with 5,300,000 copies sold to date in Japan. In 2003, the series won the 27th Kodansha Manga haguAward, Japan's most prestigious comics award. The series was adapted into an anime series in 2005 and finally into a live action movie in 2006.
http://www.viz-pictures.com/



Dororo Dororo
2007 / Japan / 138 minutes
Adapted from Tezuka Osamu's popular manga, DORORO is a action-packed fantasy for all ages. With the land torn by feudal war, a vanquished samurai warlord Daigo Kagemitsu makes a desperate deal with the demons - victory in exchange for his unborn son. His wishes granted and Daigo triumphs on the battlefield, but his son is born barely human, his body having been separated into forty-eight parts and spread amongst the demons. Abandoned in a basket in a river, the infant is picked up by kind-hearted doctor Jukai who raises the boy like a son and builds him a new body, Frankenstein style. Impervious to pain and injury, the boy possesses unnatural powers and an uncommon will to live, but in order to become truly human, he must recover his body parts. And thus begins the quest of Hyakkimaru, as he roams the land hunting down the forty-eight demons.
http://www.universalpictures.com/



Hana
2006 / Japan / 127 minutes
What happens when those charged with taking life begin to cherish it? The year is 1702. Peace has settled over the squalor of Edo and the swords of the once-mighty samurai have been sheathed across Japan. In an era when dogs are more esteemed than the colorful peasants that inhabit the slums Soza a young warrior better with books than blades is on a quest to avenge his murdered father and restore honor to his family name. As the blood debt looms sensitive Soza must decide: to kill or not to kill? Amidst growing love shattered honor and the simple beauty of the cherry blossom Hana celebrates the joys of even the most difficult of lives.
http://www.funimation.com/hana/



Shinobi
2005 / Japan / 92 minutes
The year is 1614. Japan has been united under the Tokugawa Shoguns and the land is begining to feel at peace. Two remote ninja clans the Koga and the Iga are ancient enemies but have long been bound by a peace agreement forbidding them to fight. The heirs to the leadership of both clans have fallen in love but a tragic fate awaits them. A cruel plot is set by the Shogun to wipe these two clans from existence by breaking the peace agreement and forcing the two clans to battle. Five Ninjas of each the Koga and Iga clans will battle against each other to the death. As a great war begins it brings the two young heirs together again. But this time as enemies.
http://www.funimation.com/shinobi/



Zebraman Zebraman
2004 / Japan / 115 minutes / Japanese with English subtitles
Being a failure as a teacher and a familyman, Shinichi tries to escape everyday live by dressing up as "Zebraman", the superhero. Although the TV series whas canceled after only 6 episodes, this cannot stop him from acting out his escape fantasy in a self made zebra-suit. He get's more then he could ever wish for, when his black-and-white dressed alter-ego seems to be the only thing to stand between absolute (green) evil and a happy ending.
http://www.media-blasters.com/



Cromartie High
2006 / Japan / 85 minutes / Japanese with English subtitles
Despite being a normal student Kamiyama finds himself in the most delinquent high school in Tokyo. He soon becomes the leader of the thugs and morons that populate the school and tries to improve the school Loaded with sketches in-jokes parodies and run-ins with all sorts of tough types who eventually are defeated through the sheer laziness and weirdness of the students. CROMARTIE HIGH began as a successful absurdist manga by Eiji Nonaka.
http://www.media-blasters.com/



Train Man
2007 / Japan / 102 minutes/ Japanese with English subtitles
"The movie's really a paean to the joy of busting out and taking a chance" Village Voice
Train Man: Densha Otoko is the film inspired by the phenomenal bestseller by Hitori Nakano that has taken Japan by storm. Based on true events that took place on a popular Internet BBS website in Japan called "2ch," this fairy-tale-like story of "a beauty and a geek" has become a media sensation and been adapted in book, comic, television drama, and movie formats. Released in 2005, the movie was an instant hit in its native Japan.
http://www.viz-pictures.com/



Love & Honor
2006 / Japan / 112 minutes
The third film in Yoji Yamada's Samurai Trilogy, which began with "Twilight Samurai" and "The Hidden Blade".
It is only a short time after Shinnojo Mimura is appointed to the post of food taster that he goes blind after eating a shellfish. Until this time Shinnojo, as a lower-ranked samurai has lived a thrifty but happy life with his wife Kayo. However, the fact is that Shinnojo is unable to work in the castle any longer. Kayo is told to approach the domain's Head clerk, Toya Shimada, and ask him to use his good offices in having Shinnojo's stipend maintained. In return, he has demanded her body. Out of anger and despair, Shinnojo divorces her. Eventually Shinnojo learns the truth. Shimada merely took his pleasure with Kayo; not one word did he say about how Shinnojo was to be treated to the Lord. Shinnojo cannot stand it a moment longer. He challenges Shimada to a duel.
http://www.funimation.com/loveandhonor/



 
2008 Pacific Media Expo
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