Debuting in Spring 2013, Anime Sushi is a weekly half-hour series about anime, manga and gaming hosted by West Coast anime icon Tadao Tomomatsu (Banzi UK, MTV’s Funniest Pranks & Practical Jokes Pt. 2) and multi-talented otaku culturalist Ella Bowen. Anime Sushi takes viewers inside the art and industry of anime and manga, as well as bringing in segment host Gabriel Olivero’s (Dual Pixels) bleeding-edge look into gaming news, reviews and rumors. The on-air talent is exceptional, and together they’ll bring fans the very best coverage of gaming, anime and manga.
"I love anime!" proclaims host Tadao Tomomatsu. "I am honored and privileged to meet fellow cosplayers, anime heads and fans of the genre and of Japan. I look forward to connecting and uniting the anime realm thru Anime Sushi!”
In addition to the talent already booked for the show, Anime Sushi is conceived as an interactive media experience by fans for fans. The audience is encouraged to contribute its passions to the show, in segments on cosplay, original anime art, manga clubs…the possibilities are as limitless as the imagination of the community. The casting call for pilot show segment hosts at Anime Los Angeles is just the beginning of audience ownership.
"Anime Sushi embodies a fantastic blend of broadcast television and new media, enabled by the sophistication and creative savvy of the fans,” says producer Duncan Burns. “They'll be making content through media they send in, and can either become recurring hosts or simply send photos of their cool costumes, artwork and other related ideas. As much as this is about and for celebrating Otaku culture, it is created by it."
A Kickstarter campaign to fund the Anime Sushi pilot episode launches January 4th, giving fans their first chance at direct involvement. Pledge levels start at $5, and each subsequent funding level offers a variety of progressive rewards. For more information visit : http://www.kickstarter.com/
Ticket purchase for the Anime Los Angeles convention is required to attend the casting call. For more information on attending Anima Los Angeles, please visit: http://www.animelosangeles.org/
ABOUT TDK VISIONS
TKD Visions, LLC, is a Los Angeles-based television and new media content creation company. The TDK Visions founders share over 25 years experience each in the entertainment industry, having written and edited several feature films and television series shows for the major networks and PBS. The team includes E! Network mainstay Karl Laundy; the creator and Co-Executive Producer of Showtime’s Green Collar Comedy Tip McPartland; twice Emmy-nominated film and television editor Duncan Burns; and, former dick clark productions executive in charge of production Kelvin Porter.