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Press Release: Bushiroad Unveils Plans for 2017 at The GAMA Trade Show

March 19, 2017

Bushiroad presented a slew of major announcements at the GAMA Trade Show 2017. Besides updates on events and each of the existing English edition trading card games; Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight, Bushiroad also gave attendees a first glimpse of their new trading card game, Dragoborne –Rise to Supremacy–.

Cardfight!! Vanguard

Cardfight!! Vanguard celebrates its fifth anniversary this year and a Critical Trigger Pack Campaign will be held to kick off the festivities. In the upcoming Cardfight!! Vanguard G Booster Pack 10: Raging Clash of the Blade Fangs, a purchase of six packs will entitle one to an exclusive Foil Critical Trigger PR pack. A total of 26 types will be available.

Future Card Buddyfight

The Future Card Buddyfight animation series will embark on its fourth season titled “Future Card Buddyfight X”, with new adventures for the protagonist Gao Mikado and his friends. Fans of the English dubbing will also be delighted to know that English dub episodes will be returning for the new season. The English subtitled episodes will start airing on the 1st of April while the English dub episodes will be available from the 15th of April.

Channel Region Time
YouTube All except Japan Saturdays, 8.30am (JST)
OKTO Singapore (Starts May 14th) Sundays, 10.00am (SGT)

Weiss Schwarz

Bushiroad also announced the animation titles featured in upcoming English edition Weiss Schwarz products from April to July of 2017.

On April 28, 2017, characters from the animation “Sword Art Online” will return to the Weiss Schwarz stage with the upcoming Re: Edit release consisting of both new and popular cards from previous expansions. An “Accel・World” Trial Deck and Booster Pack will also be launched on May 19, 2017. Last but not least, June and July 2017 marks the time highly anticipated titles, “Persona 5” and “BanG Dream!” join the Weiss Schwarz product lineup.

Dragoborne –Rise to Supremacy–

Apart from updates on the existing games, Bushiroad also unveiled the new English exclusive game, Dragoborne –Rise to Supremacy– at the GAMA Trade Show. It is a strategic trading card game with unique mechanics that involve the use of dice within gameplay. The art style and setting of the game are also notable for their departure from Bushiroad’s flagship games. Dragoborne is set to be released on August 4, 2017.

Vanguard & Buddyfight Grand Festival 2017

The “Vanguard & Buddyfight Ultra Big Card Fes!!!” is an annual event held in Tokyo, Japan, featuring the trading card games, Cardfight!! Vanguard and Future Card Buddyfight. This year, the event will be renamed as the “Vanguard & Buddyfight Grand Festival” and travel out of Japan for the first time to debut in California, USA.

Attendees of the event will also be able to purchase certain products such as the Cardfight!! Vanguard G Trial Deck Vol. 14, Cardfight!! Vanguard G Clan Booster Vol. 5 and Buddyfight X Booster Pack Vol. 2 ahead of everyone else. There will also be an exciting lineup of card game tournaments, special guests, exclusive merchandise and promotional goods. Event tickets will be available online and in stores on March 31, 2017. More details of the event will be revealed soon.

Bushiroad Championship Series 2017

The Bushiroad Championship Series 2017 (BCS2017) is Bushiroad’s new international tournament series for their existing English edition Trading Card Games. This year, the Regional Championships will be held at over 30 locations worldwide. A fully sponsored invitation to the World Finals in Japan will also be awarded to every champion of a main tournament at the Regional Championships. An estimated number of 120 players will be flying to Japan, and this should mark the highest attendance for an English edition World Finals since the launch of an international tournament circuit.

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Bushiroad Inc. is AN Entertainment company known for developing Cardfight!! Vanguard, Future Card Buddyfight, Detective Milky Holmes, Weiss Schwarz and other card games, promotional items, smartphone applications around the world.

Bushiroad USA Inc. was established in Los Angeles, California on May 18, 2012, to better cater to the growing demand and interest in Cardfight!! Vanguard from both players and retailers in the USA.

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Press Release: Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016 Returns Bigger Than Ever

December 16, 2015

Bushiroad announced that the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016 will be held from February to July 2016 at various locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Oceania. The festival consists of 3 major tournaments, one for each of the company’s English Edition trading card games – Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight.

Bushiroad will continue the Cardfight!! Vanguard Team League tournament series at the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016. Players are to group themselves into teams of 3, in order to compete against other teams. In addition, the Weiss Schwarz Neo-Showdown tournament and Future Card Buddyfight Buddy Challenge tournament will also be held at the festival.

Players participating in these 3 major tournaments may receive an event exclusive hot-stamped promotional card and a special deck case for their respective tournaments. A limited edition pin will be given as a reward to the top 8 teams and players. The top 4 teams and players will also receive certificates as testaments of their skills.

This year, the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016 is expanding its regional qualifiers to 23 locations. This is an increase of 8 locations compared to 2015. Besides the North America Continental Finals, the AsiaOceania Continental Finals and Europe Continental Finals are added to the festival lineup. A special thing to note is that the Singapore Regional Qualifier and Asia-Oceania Continental Finals will be held at the C3 CharaExpo 2016.

C3 CharaExpo 2016 is a Japanese anime, manga, games and cosplay event in Singapore that will be held July 9 and 10 2016 at Singapore EXPO.

To kick start the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016, Bushiroad will launch the PR Coupon Campaign in official Bushiroad tournament shops. Players participating in any official Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight shop tournaments from February 1 to April 3, 2016 will receive a PR Coupon.

The coupon may be used to redeem exclusive PR cards at the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016 when players participate in any of the 3 main tournaments. A Cardfight!! Online serial code is also included in the coupon and can be used to redeem a free PR card within the online game.

Free fight events for all 3 trading card games will be conducted concurrently at the festival and participants may receive exclusive promotional cards after playing for a number of rounds. Furthermore, the Future Card Buddyfight Junior Challenge will also be held as a side event at various locations for players below a certain age.

The Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016 will be taking place at the following locations:

*All dates and locations are subjected to change

 

Press Release: KanColle Fully Shipped Out

May 17, 2015

The entire first print run of trading card game English Edition Weiss Schwarz Booster Pack for super-hit Japanese browser game and anime title, Kan Colle, has been fully shipped out on its launch day, May 15, 2015.

In the browser game, players would take on the role of an admiral and lead their Kan Colle fleet girls to battles and victory. The game caught Japan by a storm with the rest of the world riding on the wave immediately. Soon after, a 12-episode anime season was produced, based off the game, in January 2015. The highly anticipated sequel to the anime series was announced before the end of the 12-episode season.

Bushiroad is currently considering a second print run.

Kan Colle Crunchyroll Anime Synopsis:
Set in a world where humanity has lost control of the oceans to the “deep-sea fleet,” the only hope to counter this threat are the Kanmusu, a group of girls who possess the spirit of Japanese warships. The story revolves around Fubuki, a destroyer who comes to the Chinjufu base to train with other Kanmusu. Watch as their stories unfold!

About Weiss Schwarz
Weiss Schwarz is a popular card gaming system in Japan, and features various licensed anime characters, including those from “FAIRY TAIL” and “Sword Art Online.” Upcoming titles also include “Attack on Titan” and “Love Live! School idol festival”. Bushiroad began providing organized play support and expanded English product offerings since June 2013.

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Bushiroad Inc. is an entertainment company known for developing Cardfight!! Vanguard, Future Card Buddyfight, Detective Milky Holmes, Weiss Schwarz, Chaos TCG and other card games, promotional items, smart phone applications around the world.

Bushiroad USA Inc. was established in Los Angeles, California on May 18, 2012, to better cater to the growing demand and interest in Cardfight!! Vanguard from both players and retailers in the USA.

Press Release: Attack on Titan Announced for Weiss Schwarz Trading Card Game

January 18, 2015

Bushiroad announces the addition of hit anime series “Attack on Titan” to its lineup of anime titles in its popular trading card game Weiss Schwarz during the Chaos Festival held at Akihabara UDX from December 28, 2014 to December 30, 2014.

“Attack on Titan” is slated for release in the English Edition and Japanese Edition Weiss Schwarz in the middle of 2015 and will be available as a trial deck as well as in a booster pack. The English Edition will also precede the Japanese Edition, making it the first title to be available in the English Edition Weiss Schwarz before its Japanese counterpart.

“Attack on Titan” started as a manga published by Kodansha in the Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in Japan, and received an anime adaptation in 2013 that brought it mainstream popularity and critical acclaim. Kodansha credited the series for its first revenue increase in 18 years. The first 10 volumes of the manga sold out after the airing of the anime in Japan. The series has also spawned numerous spinoff light novels, manga and short stories, video games, as well as two anime film adaptations and two live-action films. The first season of the anime concluded in September 2013, and a new season will air in 2016 in Japan. As of November 2014, more than 40 million copies of the Japanese manga are in print.

Attack on Titan synopsis from FUNimation:
When the man-eating giants called Titans first appeared, humans retreated behind massive walls. After a hundred years of safety, a colossal-sized Titan smashes through the defenses, unleashing a flood of giants and carnage in the streets. Eren Jaeger watches helplessly as one of the creatures devours his mother.

He vows to kill every Titan walking the earth.

Eren and his surviving friends enlist to fight against the insatiable monsters. The future looks bleak, but there’s more to Eren than meets the eye: he may be humanity’s last hope against extinction.

About Weiss Schwarz
Weiss Schwarz is a popular card gaming system in Japan, and features various licensed anime characters, including those from “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” and “Fate/Zero.” Bushiroad began offering organized play support and expanded English product offerings since June 2013.

Press Release: Bushiroad Reveals Plans for First Half of 2015

December 12, 2014

Bushiroad made a major announcement on December 5 at Anime Festival Asia 2014 in Singapore on their upcoming plans for trading card games Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight.

New releases for the English edition of Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight were revealed, as well as information about upcoming TV animations and Bushiroad Spring Fest.

Cardfight!! Vanguard

2015 signals the end of Cardfight!! Vanguard and the release of the English edition of Cardfight!! Vanguard G. The latest expansion of Bushiroad’s most popular trading card game, Cardfight!! Vanguard G, features new cards, abilities and a new clan, Gear Chronicle. The new boosters introduce new abilities such as Stride, Generation Break and G-Assist into the game.

Product Titles Release Date
Booster Pack Vol.17 ‘Blazing Perdition’ ver.E January 23, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard G Trial Deck Vol. 1
‘Awakening of the Interdimensional Dragon’
February 27, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard G Trial Deck Vol. 2
‘Divine Swordsman of the Shiny Star’
February 27, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard G Trial Deck Vol. 3
‘Flower Maiden of Purity’
February 27, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard G VGE-G-BT01
‘Generation Stride’
March 13, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard G VGE-G-EB01 April 17, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard G VGE-G-TD04 April 17, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard G VGE-G-BT02 May 22, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard G VGE-G-TD05 June 5, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard G VGE-G-TD06 June 5, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard VGE-FC03 June 19, 2015

Weiss Schwarz

Several popular anime and game titles previously only available in the Japanese edition of Weiss Schwarz are making their way to the English edition of the game. Bushiroad also revealed that they are planning for titles exclusive to the English Edition Weiss Schwarz.

Product Titles Release Date
Trial Deck Nisekoi: False Love-
Booster Pack Nisekoi: False Love– ver.E
January 23, 2015
Booster Pack
Hatsune Miku Project DIVA F 2nd
February 6, 2015
Trial Deck Sword Art Online II
Extra Booster Pack Sword Art Online II
April 10, 2015
Trial Deck & Booster Pack
KanColle
May 2015
Extra Booster Pack
Love Live! School Idol Festival ver.E
June 2015

In order to grow the overseas Weiss Schwarz community, Bushiroad announced plans for English Edition Weiss Schwarz Demo Decks. These demo decks are similar to the Cardfight!! Vanguard and

Future Card Buddyfight

Bushiroad shared more information about the upcoming early 2015 releases for Future Card Buddyfight at the panel too.

A new series of Future Card Buddyfight product, the “Perfect Pack’ series, will be available from March 6, 2015. The Perfect Pack series features only double rare (RR) and above cards, with the English edition containing more types of cards compared to the Japanese edition for Perfect Pack Vol. 1 ‘Golden Buddy Pack’.

Product Titles Release Date
Trial Deck Vol. 7 ‘Tomorrow! Asmodai’ January 23, 2015
Booster Pack Vol. 5 ‘Break to the Future’
Sneak Preview
January 23, 2015
Booster Pack Vol. 5 ‘Break to the Future’ January 30, 2015
Perfect Pack Vol. 1
‘Golden Buddy Pack’ ver. E
March 6, 2015
Booster Pack Vol. 6 & Booster Pack Vol. 6 Sneak Preview Spring 2015
Trial Decks Spring 2015
Extra Booster Pack Vol. 3 & Extra Booster Pack Vol. 3 SP Spring 2015

Future Card Buddyfight Producer, Mr. Taira, shared that Season 2 of the Future Card Buddyfight TV animation has been confirmed. The Season 2 animation will continue to be simultaneously aired in Japan and on the official Future Card Buddyfight YouTube Channel.

Bushiroad Spring Fest 2015

Bushiroad revealed a teaser that they are in the midst of planning for the Bushiroad Spring Fest. Similar to the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2014, it will run across various countries and states between April to July 2015; 6 in North America, 3 in Europe and 5 in Asia-Oceania regions.

More information regarding the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2015 will be announced in January 2015.

Press Release: Weiss Schwarz FAIRY TAIL ver.E Trial Deck & Booster Pack Release Date Postponed

November 15, 2014

In order to accommodate the overwhelming pre-orders, Bushiroad has postponed the trial deck and booster pack release dates for the upcoming trading card game Weiss Schwarz FAIRY TAIL ver.E to ensure that all pre-orders can be fulfilled. The new release date for the Weiss Schwarz FAIRY TAIL ver.E Trial Deck and Booster Pack is December 19, 2014. The trial deck and booster pack will release simultaneously on the same date.

Weiss Schwarz is a popular card gaming system that features various licensed anime and game characters, including those from “Persona 4”, “Sword Art Online”, “Love Live!”, “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” and “Fate/Zero.”

The English Edition Weiss Schwarz trading card game is now available in more than 500 hobby stores in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Oceania regions.

For more information about English Edition Weiss Schwarz trading card game, please visit http://ws-tcg.com/en/.

FAIRY TAIL Synopsis from FUNimation:
Across the Fiore kingdom, wizards join guilds and make their pay by filling magical needs—but one guild has a reputation as the roughest, rowdiest, most dangerous of all: Fairy Tail!

When four young Fairy Tail members unite, their bond is forged by a power found in neither muscle nor magic and grows stronger with every mission. Whatever you do, don’t mess with these friends or you’ll get a taste of Natsu’s flaming fist or Gray’s ice hammer, suffer a painful blow from one of Lucy’s celestial spirits or catch the edge of Erza’s mighty blade! Whether they’re stopping demons from devastating the world or wrestling in the mess hall, this mystical team manages to inflict as much damage to their rivals as they do to the surrounding area!

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Bushiroad Inc. consists of 6 sub-entities: Bushiroad Inc., Bushiroad South East Asia Pte Ltd, Bushiroad USA Inc., Bushiroad Media, Bushiroad Music, and New Japan Pro-Wrestling Co., Ltd.
Bushiroad USA Inc. was established in Los Angeles, California on May 18, 2012, to better cater to the growing demand and interest in Cardfight!! Vanguard from both players and retailers in the USA.

Press Release: 5 English Edition Cardfight!! Vanguard Expansions Release in November

September 7, 2014

Bushiroad announced the simultaneous release of 5 Cardfight!! Vanguard English Edition expansions which will be on sale from November 21, 2014. These expansions include 3 Trial Decks and 2 Extra Booster Packs, in addition to the previously announced special Fighters Collection 2014 expansion set.

Trial Deck Vol. 14 ‘Seeker of Hope’, Trial Deck Vol. 16 ‘Divine Judgment of the Bluish Flames’ and Trial Deck Vol. 17 ‘Will of the Locked Dragon’ will be released on the same date as Extra Booster Pack Vol. 11 ‘Requiem at Dusk’ and Extra Booster Pack Vol. 12 ‘Waltz of the Goddess’.

Bushiroad also announced plans to release an English Edition exclusive expansion which will include cards from multiple sets. This English Edition exclusive expansion, Booster Pack Vol. 16 ver. E ‘Legion of Dragons & Blades’, is scheduled to release in December 19, 2014. The Sneak Preview Events will run from December 12 to 14, 2014.

Trial Deck Vol. 14 ‘Seeker of Hope’ and Trial Deck Vol. 16 ‘Divine Judgment of the Bluish Flames’ features units from the ever-popular Royal Paladin and Gold Paladin clan.

Trial Deck Vol. 17 ‘Will of the Locked Dragon’ will contain the quintessential nemesis Link Joker units.

Shadow Paladin and Genesis units will make a comeback with the all-new ‘Legion’ ability in Extra Booster Pack Vol. 11 ‘Requiem at Dusk’ and Extra Booster Pack Vol. 12 ‘Waltz of the Goddess’ respectively.

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Bushiroad Inc. consists of 6 sub-entities: Bushiroad Inc., Bushiroad South East Asia Pte Ltd, Bushiroad USA Inc., Bushiroad Media, Bushiroad Music, and New Japan Pro-Wrestling Co., Ltd.

Bushiroad South East Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore on November 12, 2011 in order to expand the overseas market for Bushiroad card games such as Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiβ Schwarz, Chaos TCG and Five Qross.

Bushiroad USA Inc. was established in Los Angeles, California on May 18, 2012, to better cater to the growing demand and interest in Cardfight!! Vanguard from both players and retailers in the USA.

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Bushiroad

Cardfight!! Vanguard

Weiβ Schwarz

Future Card Buddyfight

Bushiroad World Championship 2014 to Include All English Titles

August 8, 2014

Bushiroad announced the English-centric Bushiroad 2014 World Championship which will take place between September to December. This year, the World Championship will feature all 3 existing English titles; Cardfight!! Vanguard, Future Card Buddyfight and Weiss Schwarz.

This is the first year that the English Edition Future Card Buddyfight and Weiss Schwarz are included in the Bushiroad World Championship series.

Bushiroad unveiled that players participating in the Regional Qualifiers will receive a World Championship 2014 exclusive rubber playmat, a World Championship 2014 lanyard and a promotional card. There are no entry fees to the Regional Qualifiers.

Bushiroad will also be hosting a special event, Thank You Festival, as a prelude to the World Championship 2014 and to celebrate the success of Cardfight!! Vanguard and its other games. The Thank You Festival is held at the Pasadena Convention Center in California between August 30 and 31, 2014. Players are welcomed to join the tournaments and side activities at no entry free.

The Bushiroad World Championship 2014 features 9 Regional Qualifier locations in North America, 2 in Latin America, 4 in Europe and 5 in Asia-Oceania regions.

Regional Qualifier finalists will represent their region to participate in the respective Continental Championships.

The finalists from the Cardfight!! Vanguard Continental Championships will be invited to participate in the Cardfight!! Vanguard World Championship 2014 Finals in Tokyo, Japan in late December 2014.

Finalists from the Future Card Buddyfight and Weiss Schwarz Continental Championships will be invited to participate in the World Championship 2014 Finals in USA.

Side activities such as free fight tournament are also available to all attendees at every Regional Qualifier.

For further information, please visit the respective websites: Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz, and Future Card Buddyfight

Bushiroad USA Inc. was established in Los Angeles, California on May 18, 2012, to better cater to the growing demand and interest in Cardfight!! Vanguard from both players and retailers in the USA.

Press Release: Houston Vanguard Team League Qualifier Added to Team League 2014 Series

March 25, 2014

Due to popular demand, Bushiroad is adding a 7th qualifier to its North American Team League 2014 tournament series.

The Sam Houston Ballroom and Conference Center in Houston, Texas will be host to the Cardfight!! Vanguard Team League qualifier on May 31, 2014.

Sam Houston Ballroom and Conference Center
6833 West Sam Houston Pkwy S
Houston, TX 77072

The same venue will play host to the Weiβ Schwarz Neo-Showdown and Future Card Buddyfight Buddy Challenge the following day on June 1, 2014.

In total, there are now five qualifiers spread throughout the United States in New York, Georgia, Texas, Ohio, and Los Angeles, and one qualifier each in Mexico and Canada. The championship for all three tournaments will take place at Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles, California on July 5, 2014.

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Bushiroad Inc. consists of 6 sub-entities: Bushiroad Inc., Bushiroad South East Asia Pte Ltd, Bushiroad USA Inc., Bushiroad Media, New Japan Pro-Wrestling Co., Ltd., and Hibiki Music Inc.

Bushiroad South East Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore on November 12, 2011 in order to expand the overseas market for Bushiroad card games such as Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiβ Schwarz, Chaos TCG and Victory Spark.

Bushiroad USA Inc. was established in Los Angeles, California on May 18, 2012, to better cater to the growing demand and interest in Cardfight!! Vanguard from both players and retailers in the USA.

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Cardfight!! Vanguard Website (Japanese) – http://cf-vanguard.com/

Cardfight!! Vanguard Website (English) – http://cf-vanguard.com/en/

Bushiroad (Japanese) – http://bushiroad.com/

Bushiroad (English) – http://bushiroad.com/en/

Weiβ Schwarz (Japanese) – http://ws-tcg.com/

Weiβ Schwarz (English) – http://ws-tcg.com/en/

Future Card Buddyfight (Japanese) – http://fc-buddyfight.com/

Future Card Buddyfight (English) – http://fc-buddyfight.com/en/

Press Release: Bushiroad’s Weiss Schwarz Tournament To Be Held at PMX

September 29, 2013

Pacific Media Expo (PMX) is proud to host Bushiroad’s Weiss Schwarz Tournament in Los Angeles. This free event will be open to the public and PMX badge holders. The tournament will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Plaza B room of the Los Angeles Airport Hilton.  Side events will be held during the weekend as well.  A panel on Bushiroad and Weiss Schwarz will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 as well.

Players entering the tournament must bring their own constructed decks. The format will be neo-standard, meaning that decks must consist of a single title. Only English-language cards will be eligible for the tournament, but Japanese-language cards are allowed for the Free Fight side event.

Special Weiss Schwarz drawings and raffles will be held during the tournament at PMX.

About Bushiroad:
Bushiroad is a company based in Japan that is responsible for a variety of famous trading card games such as Weiβ Schwarz, CHAOS, Victory Spark and Vanguard. They are also the publishers of the Milky Holmes anime.

About Pacific Media Expo:
As America’s first major media trade show dedicated primarily to Asian-Pacific popular culture and entertainment, Pacific Media Expo (PMX) is a distinguished industry event sponsored by the Pacific Media Association. PMX 2013 strives to create an eclectic community where artists, industry, and fans can freely experience and express the very best of Asian-Pacific popular culture.