Press Releases

February 1, 2007

News for Sakura-Con 2007:

m.o.v.e to perform for Sakura-Con's 10th anniversary

Seattle, WA- 1-24-2007 With the support of Avex, Sakura-Con is proud to present musical guests m.o.v.e.

Best known to many anime fans as the music behind the smash hit Initial D, m.o.v.e is also known for breaking down musical barriers. Featuring a unique style with which they blend rock, rap, electronica, metal, and many other genres, m.o.v.e., as their name implies, is always exploring and searching out an original sound.

With over 8 original albums, dozens of amazing singles and an international fan base-m.o.v.e. has pushed well beyond the borders of their native Japan. m.o.v.e's latest album is entitled GRID and features singles such as "Freaky Planet", "Angel Eyes", and "Disco Time". To find out more about m.o.v.e and to purchase their material visit Better yet, to see m.o.v.e. live come to Sakura-Con 2007!

Presented by ANCEA (Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association) Sakura-Con has been proudly all ages, all volunteer, non-profit and "for the fans, by the fans" since it's beginning. Sakura-Con is a chance to celebrate the Japanese media fans love most-anime, manga, music and gaming-while exploring the broader world of Asian arts and culture. Please join us for Sakura-Con 2007, as both the convention itself and m.o.v.e, celebrate their 10th Anniversaries together.

Pre-Register now and save substantially versus at door prices. Pre-registration helps ANCEA, a state and federal non-profit organization, put on the best Sakura-Con possible! For more information please visit our website at

$45 until 2-28-2007
$60 at the door
Children age 6-12 are half-price
Children under 6 are free
See for more details.

ANCEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about popular and traditional Asian media and culture.