March 14, 2008
News for San Japan 2008:
Smile.dk to appear at San JapanFirst major anime convention in the Alamo City to premiere band's first-ever US debut performance
San Antonio, Texas - March 13th, 2008 - San Japan and Viverus Studios are proud to announce the North American musical debut concert of the fan-favorite band Smile.dk. Smile.dk will be making their grand appearance at San Japan 1.5, the first major Japanese Culture and Anime Convention in San Antonio, Texas, as they will be performing on August 9th, 2008 at the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel in downtown San Antonio, Texas.
Smile.dk is the Swedish dance group who made its major debut in 1998 with their first album, Smile. Konami, a large and well-known Japanese-based video game company, licensed songs from their first album that year to be included in the popular dancing video game, "Dance Dance Revolution" (DDR). With hit singles from the album including 'Butterfly' and 'Boys', Smile.dk helped propel the dancing simulation video game to grow in immense popularity with a hugely dedicated fan base. The first album went on to sell 500,000 copies worldwide and they released three subsequent albums. Smile.dk went on to become a favorite mainstay on multiple DDR video game releases over the past decade. They can be heard on the recent arcade release of "Dance Dance Revolution: Supernova" with the song 'Golden Sky'.
By recently signing with Viverus Studios, Smile.dk will be returning to their adoring fans with brand new music including their new single 'Doki Doki' to be released to the general public in Summer 2008.
About San Japan
San Japan is a non-profit organization tasked with operating a yearly Japanese Culture and Anime Convention to provide high-quality education and entertainment for our attendees in a safe and fun environment, and to promote the acceptance and appreciation of the anime fandom in the Mid-South and throughout the country as a whole. The inaugural convention is to be held in San Antonio, Texas on August 8th, 2008 through August 10th, 2008.