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Gashikon of Hangry & Angry

Fashion Designer Gashikon of Hangry & Angry

Gashikon at PMX Gashikon at PMX Pacific Media Expo is proud to welcome Gashikon as our last designer Guest of Honor. Gashikon is probably best known as the designer of the popular Hangry & Angry line of clothing distributed under the h.Naoto line. Gashikon will be participating in the Pacific Media Expo Fashion Show and will also be hosting a panel to meet her fans and to answer questions from aspiring designers. Gashikon is appearing courtest of Cure Media.

Come see the latest fashions from Hangry & Angry at the the Pacific Music Live 09 Concert and the Pacific Media Expo Fashion Show. The clothing will also be available for viewing and for sale at the h.Naoto booth in the Exhibit Hall.

UchuSentai NOIZ

Visual kei rock band UchuSentai NOIZ will be performing Friday, Nov. 6

Buy a priority/pit ticket for the UchuSentai NOIZ concert and get an autographed photo and autographed PMX poster. Buy a medium priority/middle ticket and get an autographed PMX poster.

UchuSentai NOIZ at PMX UchuSentai NOIZ will be live and in concert at Pacific Music Live 09 on Friday, Nov. 6. UchuSentai NOIZ will be attending a focus panel, autograph session and more throughout PMX09.

Join the facebook event for this concert.

UchuSentai NOIZ is the cutting edge of Japanese rock. They have toured extensively throughout Japan and released numerous albums and maxi-singles, DVDs, videos and books. UchuSentai NOIZ's visual kei style inspires their fans to cosplay and emulate the band's costumes.

The band is composed of Angel Taka (angel voice), Kotaro (neo-electric guitar), Masato (hyper-sonic guitar), Kyo (super vibrator) and Yamato (machine-gun beat grappler).

Maki and Asuka of Angelic Pretty

Clothing designers Maki and Asuka of Angelic Pretty

Angelic Pretty Chief Designers Maki and Asuka began working for the brand in 2001 and 2003, respectively. Equally cute and talented, Asuka initially came to the company as their designer for knits ('cutsews'), bags, and accessories; Maki was originally hired as an illustrator while she attended vocational school. Both designers' duties and responsibilities have greatly increased since then and they've become two of the world's most respected authorities of the lolita fashion industry. Their work is frequently seen at Lolita brand-related events and industry shows, as well as in various publications throughout Japan and abroad.

Under Maki and Asuka, Angelic Pretty has become an icon, defining what Sweet Lolita Fashion is by pushing the boundaries of typical 'traditional' Lolita with new color combinations, unique accessories, unconventional dress designs, and intricate custom-designed fabrics. They strive to bring lolitas all over the world something different and new, yet still characteristic of the adorably cute fashion Angelic Pretty is known for.

Angelic Pretty designers Maki and Asuka at PMX
Maki and Asuka of Angelic Pretty
For more information on events with Angelic Pretty, please go to this page.
Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe

Anime Director Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe

Anime Director Excel Saga Shinichi Anime director and cameo character Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe will be participating at PMX in an autograph session and a focus panel.

Nabeshin is a maverick anime director, producer and voice actor in the Japanese anime scene. Known for his unmistakable afro hair and bright-red jacket, he is famous for frequent cameo appearances as himself in his own anime. Nabeshin made his debut as a director with Hare Tokidoki Buta (U.S. title: Tokyo Pig) in 1997 and is perhaps most famous for Excel Saga (1999 - 2000), which is still known to this day as a legendary over-the-top adaptation of the original manga. Other titles he directed include Lupin III: The Columbus Files (1999), Puni Puni Poemy (2001), Tenchi Muyo! GXP (2002), Nerima Daikon Brothers (2006) and Wallflower (2006 - 2007). Nabeshin loves to interact with his fans at anime events in and out of Japan.

Also with Nabeshin is manga-ka artist Aoi Kidokoro.

Takuya Sawada of Takuya Angel

Fashion Designer Takuya Sawada of Takuya Angel

Takuya Angel at PMX Takuya Sawada, the mind behind Japanese fashion label Takuya Angel, will be at PMX to see his American fans. Ask your burning questions and take a photo with Takuya Sawada. Come see the Takuya Angel clothing line in the PMX Fashion Show. Check out the PMX dance as Takuya Sawada takes a spin on the turntables. Takuya Angel will also be setting up a fashion boutique where you can buy the latest in couture.

About Takuya Angel
Takuya Angel is the Japanese fashion label started by Takuya Sawada. The brand is well known for its assimilation of ancient, traditional Japanese fashions with modern materials and influences including Western designs, Japanese anime and manga, and a wide array of technologically enhanced materials such as polyester. Source: Virtual Japan

PMX Guests of Honor

Pacific Media Expo has hosted some of the most influential individuals in the realms of Asian animation, pop culture, music. Our past Guests of Honor include:

J-Rock fashionista Kaya (2008)
J-Rock band Suicide Ali (2008)
Heroes Actor James Kyson Lee (2007)
Alternative heavy rock band Head Phones President (2007)
Horror themed goth band The Candy Spooky Theater (2007)
Voice actress Yukana (2007)
Director Hiroyuki Tanaka (2007)
Character designer and animator Takahiro Umehara (2007)
Voice actor Kenjiro Tsuda (2007)
Angelic Pretty Fashion Designers Asuka and Maki (2007)
J-Rock band LiN CLOVER (2007)
Singer and songwriter OLIVIA (2006)
Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino (2006)
"Kamikaze Girls" creator and lolita fashion icon Novala Takemoto (2006)
Visual kei J-Rock band UchuSentai NOIZ (2006)
Director Koichi Ohata (2005)
Director Seiji Mizushima (2005)
Voice actress Naoko Matsui (2005)
Modeling legend Masaki Asai (2005)
Comedian Rex Navarrete (2005)
Manga artist Daisuke Moriyama (2005)
Manga artist Yasuhiro Nightow (2004)
Character designer Takahiro Yoshimatsu (2004)
Musical artist T.M.Revolution (2004)
Pop star Nami Tamaki (2004)
Character designer Shino Masanori (2004)
Manga artist Daisuke Moriyama (2004)

Stay tuned for information about our lineup of Guests of Honor for 2009.



May 2010 raffle
Win: An autographed Angelic Pretty poster! Click here. (05.08.10)

April 17-18 Swap Meet
Vendor registration is now open for the PMX Anime Swap Meet at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival! Click here for event information and links. (04.13.10)

April 2010 raffle
Win: An autographed Aoi Kidokoro mini poster! (April Raffle closed on 04.30.10) (04.13.10)

March 2010 raffle
Win: Autographed UchuSentai NOIZ poster! (March Raffle closed on 04.10.10) (03.29.10)

February 2010 raffle
Win: Autographed button of Takuya Angel! (February Raffle closed on 03.10.10) (02.22.10)

January 2010 raffle
Win: Autographed self-portrait sketch of Excel Saga director Nabeshin! (January Raffle closed on 01.31.10) (01.07.10)

PMX Holiday Swap Meet
Do you want your anime fix and shop with your friends at the same time? Come to the Valley Gakuen Japanese School/PMX Holiday Anime Swap Meet and Screening - Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This event is FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Click here for more info. (11.30.09)

Event tracking
Check out the PMX09 Programming Schedule. (11.06.09)

Buy a ticket and get a free autograph from UchuSentai NOIZ. Pit tickets get a signed photo and signed poster. Middle tickets get a signed poster. (11.06.09)

Many sounds
Hydraphonic is PMX's Saturday music event. Hydraphonic features Poel, Nobu Albatross, Kiryu, and Lemon Drop Kick. No ticket needed. Hydraphonic is at 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. (10.31.09)

At-Con Registration
The Registration page has been completely updated. Click here to see all the Registration policies for 2009. (10.27.09)

Concert tickets
Tickets for the Pacific Music Live 09 concert are now on sale. See the Music Ticketing Policy to buy. (10.23.09)

More music
Joining the lineup for the Pacific Music Live 09 concert is Ai Chérie and Rusika. (10.23.09)

Meet the DJs
The PMX Dance brings you the talents of Takuya Angel, DJ ¡PAZ!, DJ Tw33k, DJ Tory Trajec, and DJ Oui-Ji. (10.23.09)

October/November 2009 raffle
Win: A framed Suicide Ali postcard and a kitty scarf from Rosaleen Dhu Designs! (October/November Raffle closed on 11.30.09) (10.21.09)

Tea Party Auction
The online parallel auction for Head Table tickets is ready to go! The auction bidder registration page is open NOW. Bids will be accepted starting at Noon today (Oct 18). The original planned closing time of 8pm Oct 22 still applies. (10.18.09)

$35 Pre-Reg extended
The October pre-reg rate for Full memberships has been extended to the 20th. Click here for registration info. (10.16.09)

Cat scratch fashion
Designer Gashikon of the Hangry & Angry fashion line of h.Naoto to show off her works at the PMX Fashion Show. Find out more. (10.16.09)

Sakedol dreams
Pop idol duo Papillon to perform in the Pacific Music Live 09 concert. More on music. (10.16.09)

Meet Kiryu
Singer/Songwriter Kiryu will be at PMX to meet his fans! Find out more about Kiryu's visit here. (10.14.09)

Return of the NOIZ
Visual kei rock band UchuSentai NOIZ returns! Catch them in concert at Pacific Music Live 09. (10.14.09)

Angelic Pretty is back!
Iconic lolita fashion label Angelic Pretty returns! Click here for more information about their Magical Boutique, Wonderland Tea Party, and the PMX Fashion Show. (10.05.09)

Nabeshin at PMX09
Anime director and cameo character Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe will be participating at PMX in an autograph session and a focus panel. (09.29.09)

Cutting-edge fashion
PMX09 is pleased to announce its first Guest of Honor: Takuya Sawada of Takuya Angel. Check out Takuya Angel designs in the fashion show and boutique. Watch Takuya Sawada spin during the dance. (09.04.09)

September 2009 raffle
Win: Autographed Suicide Ali Poster! (September Raffle closed on 09.30.09) (09.02.09)

August 2009 raffle
Win: Uchusentai Noiz DVD, Sample CD, and 2 PMX 09 Full Badges! (August Raffle closed on 08.31.09) (08.08.09)

Cosplay info posted
Information about Cosplay at PMX and our CosFest competition is up. Click here. (08.03.09)

Press and Industry info posted
Policies for Press and Industry passes are up and registration links are active. (07.28.09)

July 2009 raffle
Win: Autographed Kaya poster! (July Raffle closed on 08.05.09) (07.01.09)

June 2009 raffle
Win: Autographed Suicide Ali poster! (June Raffle closed on 06.30.09) (06.22.09)

You can now register for PMX09 here. And book your hotel room at the special con rate here. (05.22.09)

New look
Welcome to the website's look for 2009. This is a work-in-progress, so please check often for news and updates. (05.21.09)

May 2009 raffle
Win: Autographed Angelic Pretty poster! (May Raffle closed on 05.31.09) (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). (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)

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