Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Summer anime in DC

DC Anime Club and Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan Present:

Anime Summer Series

The DC Anime Club and the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan Present the Anime Summer Series. An continuation for the monthly Anime/Live
Action screenings held at the Japanese Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan located at Lafayette Center III 1155 21st Street, NW Washington, DC
20036-3308.The following Anime/Live Films will be screened every last Friday of every month starting Friday June 27,2008 at 6:30pm: Dragon Ball Z: Brolly the Super Sayajin (on Friday June 27, 2008 at 6:30pm), Shinobi (on Friday July 25,2008 at 6:30pm) and DeathNote Live Action Movie (on Friday August 29, 2008 at 6:30pm). Other activities that will
be included during the Anime Summer Series will be Cosplay, raffle, free posters
and more.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information please visit the Japanese Information and Culture Center website at or visit the DC Anime Club website at

About DC Anime Club:
DCAC was established in 2003 to introduce and educate people in the Washington,DC area about East Asian culture, through viewing and discussion of Japanese animation (also known as anime) and Japanese comics (manga). DCAC is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, contributions to DC Anime Club are tax deductible to the extent allowable under the law.

The club also works to provide a positive, alternative activity to the youth in the area by exposing them to foreign culture, encouraging artistic expression and creativity, and providing opportunities for participation in community activities and leadership.

In addition to our weekly meetings, the club holds an Annual Art Show, an Annual costume fundraising event, and visits local schools to do presentations on anime. The club also works with the Smithsonian Freer Gallery and DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival on their anime screenings, and has helped locally promote performances for Japanese bands such as Puffy Ami Yumi and Pine am. DC Anime Club was founded by Chris Wanamaker (President), Jules Chang (Vice President) and Craig Vaughn (Sgt in ARMS) on Saturday June 5, 2003. We have a strong membership that continues to grow -- most of which are teenagers.

About Japan Information and Culture Center:
The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) is the cultural and public affairs section of the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C. Our primary role is to promote better understanding of Japan and Japanese culture by providing a wide range of
information, educational services and programs to the public. The JICC is located on the lower level of the glass-enclosed Galleria at Lafayette Centre III in downtown Washington, D.C. Its facilities include a research library, a 152-seat auditorium, and a 1,500-square-foot exhibition gallery where a wide variety of events sponsored by the JICC are hosted throughout the year.

Christopher Wanamaker
DC Anime Club President
202 262 2083

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