Date: 2007 May 16 17:22
Posted by Joe
Following on from our article on the Naruto Uncut Boxset Volume 2 UK release details, we've received some more news from Manga Entertainment.We've been informed that Dave Wittenberg, the US voice of Kakashi will be making an appearancelaunch event on Monday 21st May 2007, at the Oxford Street, London, Branch of Virgin Megastore, where fans will be able to meet Dave and get their copy of Naruto Unleashed Series 2 Part 1 signed from 4.30pm onwards.
We've also go more details for Cosplayers and the prizes you can win.
Details as follows:
NARUTO DAY - NEWS FLASH and IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR COSPLAYERS
Dave Wittenberg, Voice of Kakashi Makes Surprise London Appearance!
Manga Entertainment is proud to announce that Dave Wittenberg, the English voice of Kakashi Hatake from the phenomenally popular anime series, Naruto will be making a special guest appearance at the Virgin Megastore, Oxford Street London on Monday 21st May. Fans will be able to meet Dave and get their copy of Naruto Unleashed Series 2 Part 1 signed from 4.30pm onwards. Los Angeles based voice-actor andinternational anime star, Dave was the winner of the prestigious 'Best Actor in a Comedy' gong at the 2007 American Anime Awards, his credits also include Final Fantasy, Afro Samurai and Samurai Champloo, to name a few.
Important Notice for All Cosplayers
Due to popular demand, places at the stage area of the Naruto Event will be limited. However, wristbands will be available from Virgin Megastores in Oxford Street and the Arndale Centre, Manchester on the day, which will guarantee your place in the stage area. In London you can obtain your wristband from the sign-up desk in the Games Hub on the 1st Floor. In Manchester you can pick it up from the sign-up desk by the stairs. You can do this from 4.30pm onwards at both stores. We advise that you get to the event early to avoid disappointment!
COSPLAYERS: To enter the competition it will be necessary for you to:
A - Obtain a wristband, guaranteeing your place in the stage area, AND
B - Register on the day at the Cosplay Sign-up Desk. By registering online you will have a place at the event NOT in the Cosplay competition.
There will be a small number of wristbands reserved at the Cosplay Sign-up Desk for late-comers but these will be strictly limited.
The Cosplay Sign-up desk will be open for sign-ups from 5.30-6.10pm. There is no limit to the number of registrations accepted (within reason) but there will be a 'pre-judging' in the Games Hub at 6.15pm to determine who will be eligible to take part in the stage competition. All registered Cosplayers must be ready in their costumes at the Games Hub by 6.15pm to take part in the pre-judging. Don't forget to bring a photo of your character for the judges!
Details of the prizes for the Cosplay Catwalk competition are below:
BEST MALE NARUTO COSPLAY - Prizes sponsored by Manga and Atari. (Sony PSP, games and assorted Manga DVD's.One runner up will receive a copy of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja for PS2 and Manga DVD's.)
BEST FEMALE NARUTO COSPLAY - Prizes sponsored by Manga and Atari. (Sony PSP, games and assorted Manga DVD's. One runner up will receive a copy of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja for PS2 and Manga DVD's.)
BEST GAME INSPIRED COSPLAY - Prize sponsored by Ubisoft (Xbox 360 console and games.)
BEST ANIME/MANGA COSPLAY - Free 12 month subscription to Neo Magazine, 12 Tokyo Pop books of your choice and Manga DVD's.
BEST FILM/TV COSPLAY - Virgin Megastore Gift Vouchers.
London Events Schedule:
16.30 - 17.30: David Wittenberg (voice of Kakashi from Naruto). Special Guest signing in the Games Hub (1st Floor.)
17.30 - 18.10: Cosplay Competition Sign-up in Games Hub.
18.15 Cosplay Competition Registration desk closes.
18.00 - 18.20: Miami play live on the Virgin basement stage
18.40 - 19.40: Cosplay Competition
19.40 - 20.00: Levelload play live
20.00 - 20.30: Cosplay Comp Winners announced. Band signing downstairs TBC
Manchester Events Schedule:
18.00 - 19.15: Cosplay Competition on Stage
19.20 - 19.40: Motocompo Live
19.45 - 20.00: Cosplay Competition Winners Announced
The Virgin Games Hubs in both stores will be featuring free demos of Naruto Ultimate Ninja (OUT NOW) and a preview of the soon to be released Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles (OUT 25th MAY) combat game for the Sony Playstation 2 as well as a UK exclusive preview of the amazing new Naruto combat game, Naruto Rise Of A Ninja for the Xbox 360 from Ubisoft. The games demo will run throughout the evening.