Press Releases

December 27, 2007

News for First Night Boston 2008 and Anime Boston 2008 and Providence Anime Conference 2008:

New England Anime Society to hold anime screenings at First Night Boston

Boston, December 27, 2007: New England Anime Society (NEAS), the Massachusetts-based non-profit organization behind Anime Boston and Providence Anime Conference, is proud to be participating in First Night Boston, an all-ages New Year's Eve celebration on December 31st, 2007. First Night Boston activities include arts and cultural performances at venues throughout Boston, and as part of the festivities, the NEAS will be screening anime from 1 PM to 11 PM in the Hynes Convention Center, Room 100.

This First Night anime screening program is family-friendly and includes first episodes from shows both old and new, such as Hikaru no Go, Prince of Tennis, Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle. NEAS hopes to provide newcomers and beginning fans to a sampling of the wide range of stories told through anime, and many episodes will be presented English-dubbed for greater accessibility. For the full schedule, please visit (times and titles subject to change).

During the screening, NEAS will be accepting in-person preregistrations for its upcoming convention events, Anime Boston and Providence Anime Conference. Coming to the Hynes Convention Center and Boston Marriott on March 21st - 23rd, 2008, Anime Boston is New England's largest anime convention, and First Night Boston marks the last day for fans to register at the $40 rate. First Night Boston will also be the first opportunity to register for Providence Anime Conference (PAC) at the lowest available rate of $65 for the first 250 registrants. The world's first anime convention exclusively created for fans 21 and up, PAC will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center from October 3 -5, 2008. Both Anime Boston and PAC are independently run by NEAS as part of its mission to further understanding of Japanese culture through various forms of media.

Admission buttons for First Night Boston are $15 each and can be ordered online or purchased at selected local retailers. For more information and the full First Night Boston schedule, please visit The First Night Boston button grants admission to all other First Night Boston events and will be required to access the NEAS anime screening and in-person registration.

About the New England Anime Society (NEAS):
The New England Anime Society is a non-profit, Massachusetts-based organization dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. NEAS-run events include Providence Anime Conference, anime screenings at First Night Boston, and Anime Boston, the largest Japanese animation convention in New England. For more information, please see the NEAS website at