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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational (TAKII) 5 ~Shin Seiki (Neon Genesis)~ ANNOUNCED: Expanding to 2-DAYS!!!!

September 9th, 2007 -- Upper Darby, PA -- Sho (fire), hi (soul), ai (love). These 3 ANGELic aspects symbolize some of the most important aspects of the spring season. However, there is one unNERVing hardcore element absent from the mix. The best there is, was, & ever will be in extreme Asian music/gaming fusion festivals returns for its 5th season with 1 groundbreaking change: expansion into 2 days! TAKII 5 ~Shin Seiki (Neon Genesis)~ is FREE & comes to you from Philadelphia's own The Rotunda @ 4014 Walnut St. on April 5th-6th 2008.

TAKII 4 ~Rhythm D-Generation X-Treme~ not only served as the launchpad for some of TAKII's newest events that will continue on next season (AMV & Cosplay Battle Royales, Video Lounge, TAKII Legends Performance Series, & more), but was also the site for the day's biggest announcement: starting with TAKII 5, all future seasons of TAKII will be at least 2 DAYS LONG! And in a burst of emotion akin to Shinji Ikari crying a SOULful REFRAIN, TAKII faithful shouted their boundless approval of the news, bringing emotions to a fusion festival fever pitch. How could the TAKII brand expand into an additional day? Could TAKII 5 stand the heat that is the intensity of its fans worldwide? ....but of course ^_*.

An additional day to celebrate all that is Asian music & video gaming only means festival-goers should expect nothing but the highest quality tier of Asian Entertainment. Be amazed as the good, bad, & downright disturbed compete for vocal Future Card Buddy Fight in TAKII's own Asian Karaoke Idol Show. Be astonished as you are witness to uncanny cosplayers strut their stuff to come out on top in our Cosplay Battle Royale. Be inspired as you aspire to achieve TAKII immortality in 1 of our varied world championship-quality gaming tournaments. Above all else, be anxious as you become witness to the returns of some very honorable guests, Otaku Jeopardy, eclectic dealers, an unforgettable Wild Card moment, Say WTF Karaoke, & so much MORE!

The days, weeks, & months leading up to TAKII 5 ~Shin Seiki (Neon Genesis)~ will begin to reveal to the world more reasons why April 2008 will mark the dawning of a new day in the land of extreme Asian culture appreciation. So pack up your favorite mic, Wiimote, a cosplay or 2, & hold on tight; it's going to be an amazing ride. "To the extreme, 2 DAYS LONG!"

D-chan, Founder/Lead Coordinator
TAKII 5 ~Shin Seiki (Neon Genesis)~
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TAKII 5, a FREE seasonal Asian Music/video game fusion festival, comes to you from The Rotunda in Philadelphia, PA on April 5th-6th, 2008. Featuring live Asian Music performers, video gaming excellence, cosplaying, & MORE, there will be a lil something for everyone at this weekend-long Asian culture spectacular!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:08 am 
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Registration & Revelation: TAKII 5 Opens Up On Pre-Registration & MORE

November 1st, 2007 -- Upper Darby, PA -- Just as the weather has started to finally cool down, The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational (TAKII) is about to heat things up once again. TAKII 5 ~Shin Seiki (Neon Genesis)~ is Future Card Buddy Fight to formally announce the commencement of table space registration & the debut of a TAKII-exclusive: the #1 Contender's Pass! Keep in mind, TAKII 5 is still FREE to enter; this pass will only gain you more exclusive access, TAKII-style.

A NEW way to register debuts this season at TAKII 5 ~Shin Seiki (Neon Genesis)~! Would you like to pay a-la-carte for the things you have loved doing for the past 4 seasons (ie: the contests, the vocal drama, & our upcoming new shows/games) & spend MORE MONEY? If this doesn't sound like you, then TAKII fans will be Future Card Buddy Fight to know about our uber-seksi "#1 Contender's Pass", which everyone can register for online (at a reduced rate), or at the festival itself (at normal price), but either way, a huge savings compared to paying for each fee-related event singularly.

By obtaining a #1 Contender's Pass, you gain the ability to automatically enter our TAKII 5 Show & Cosplay Exhibition ~Battle Royale~ events, have unlimited video game tourney slots, be able to win prizes in our revamped & brand new game shows, be entered into exclusive raffles, & so much more! ....& no, we have not left you dealers/artists/exhibitionists out, either. You may use the same registration page the "#1 Contender's Pass" patrons use, as well, to purchase table space for our Dealers Dominion & Community Centrale.

The 1st pre-registration deadline for tables & #1 Contender's Passes is Dec. 28th, 2007 (at rates of $4.00 per Pass & $20.00 per table).

Get more of an in-depth look at our streamlined pre-registration process here: http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration.html



Pre-registering for anything at this season's celebration in the "House of Hardcore Asian Culture Appreciation" would be for naught if we didn't at least give you, the TAKII enthusiasts, a sneak peek at what we have in store for you in our music, vendor, video game, & omake (extra) event offerings. Boasting a now-confirmed TAKII record of 27 scheduled events (with 13 of them being brand new), the "world's most extreme Asian music/gaming fusion festival" raises the bar of (s)excellence (pun intended ^_^) by leaps & bounds with the new TAKII 5 Show, AMV Battle Royale, Makenai: An Outdoor J-Music Fusion Benefit Concert, "Extreme X-Posé" Panel Series, Fusion Festival Family Feud, HUZZAH: The EVEN MORE NEW "Press Your Luck", & Win, Lose, Or Draw: Artists Alley Edition, to name a few.

To stay on top of the latest event additions & details, take a look at our "Events" realm: http://takii.pdnmz.com/events.html



A true "genesis" for TAKII is on the horizon; if you want some, come get some!

D-chan, Founder/Lead Coordinator
TAKII 5 ~Shin Seiki (Neon Genesis)~
http://takii.pdnmz.com
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, a FREE seasonal Asian Music/video game fusion festival, comes to you from The Rotunda in Philadelphia, PA on April 5th-6th, 2008. Featuring live Asian Music performers, video gaming excellence, cosplaying, & MORE, there will be a lil something for everyone at this weekend-long Asian culture spectacular!

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SUGOOOOOOI -- we look forward to seeing you there! ^_^

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:17 pm 
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Classics & Upgrades: TAKII 5 Events 2 The X-Treme

November 4th, 2007 -- Upper Darby, PA -- "Survivability takes priority" (Misato Katsuragi, Shin Seiki Evangelion). If you expect to survive an entire TAKII 5 weekend & quite possibly win some swag & bragging rights in the process, getting intimate with our "Classics & Upgradez" festivities is a great place to start. The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational is proud to announce the official return of 14 events that have proven their worth & have become the things that legends are made of, TAKII 5 Classics & Upgrades:

MUSIC EVENTS (http://takii.pdnmz.com/events/music.html)
~ TAKII 5 Show
~ Say WTF!? Karaoke
~ TAKII Rhythm D-Generates
~ Ota-Rave ~PDNMZ CD Shoppe: AMEN LiVE~


VIDEO GAME EVENTS (http://takii.pdnmz.com/events/vg.html)
~ Video Game Tourneys
~ Video Game Free Play


VENDOR EVENTS (http://takii.pdnmz.com/events/vendor.html)
~ Dealers Dominion
~ Community Centrale
~ Raffle Royale


OMAKE (EXTRA) EVENTS (http://takii.pdnmz.com/events/omake.html)
~ AMV Battle Royale
~ Cosplay Exhibitions ~Battle Royale~
~ TLO Video Lounge
~ Otaku Jeopardy
~ TAKII Wild Card


...& with this press release, we take a look at 2 particular world championship-calibur competitions that are true favorites among TAKII faithful, AMV BATTLE ROYALE & COSPLAY BATTLE ROYALE:

AMV BATTLE ROYALE
In what was considered a true main event withn itself at TAKII 4, we are proud to announce the returning of "AMV Battle Royale" to TAKII 5 ~Shin Seiki (Neon Genesis)~! The more energy & spirit you guys, the TAKII faithful, pump into "AMV Battle Royale", the more of a crowning jewel it will become in the AMV world. Judges for this contest will only be YOU, the rabid TAKII fans! Winners in each category will receive special recognition here on the TAKII website, as well as a nifty gift to solidify their supremacy on the TAKII "AMV Battle Royale" scene.

Championship categories include the "Most Extreme" Award (an AMV that stretches the confines of reality to a true TAKII extreme & is a true fan-favorite) & the TAKII 5 Championship Challenge (an AMV that adheres to this season's special stipulation: creators can only use wrestling entrance themes in a unique blend of both Asian culture & sports entertainment). Submissions can be made online & via postal mail (adhering to all contest rules/regulations). THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR "AMV BATTLE ROYALE" IS MARCH 20th, 2008!



COSPLAY EXHIBITIONS ~BATTLE ROYALE~
For those of you who don't know what "cosplaying" is (....yes, folks, it's possible someone out there doesn't know ^_^), it's the act of dressing up as your favorite character/personality from anime, manga, TV, movies, or otherwise. Others take it to a whole new level in actually sounding & acting like their namesakes. If any of this sounds like you, then Cosplay Exhibitions ~Battle Royale~ is for you! Since TAKII 3, our cosplay offerings have continued to shock & awe TAKII enthusiasts to new heights each & every season, with TAKII 5 ~Shin Seiki (Neon Genesis)~ not being any different.

Along with our time-tested classics, we will be adding some new festivities for this season's Cosplay Battle Royale, which will include you having the opportunity to win awards & prizes in the following: Classic Male Cosplay, Classic Female Cosplay, Classic Thespian Cosplay (aka cosplay skits), Iron Cosplay (a-la Japanese culinary smash hit "Iron Chef") & a brand new festivity in TAKII's Next Top Cosplayer (a mixed-take in The CW's "America's Next Top Model" & VH1's "America's Most Smartest Model"). In "TAKII's NTC", contestants will have their skill sets on display in multiple challenges: Anime Acumen (knowledge), Photogenic Fancy (photo shoot), Press Junket Jam (random Q+A w/the audience), & Pose-Down SmackDown (classic runway presentation w/a TAKII twist: all contestants taking turns posing, no holds barred, for TAKII fans & getting raucous reactions). Contestants will be eliminated after each round, with only 1 cosplayer left standing!

In order to take part in any portion of our Cosplay Battle Royale, you will either need to pay the festivity fee of $5.00 at the door, or purchase online (or at the door) a #1 Contender's Pass (which gives you unlimited, exclusive access to TAKII 5 at a bargain price w/major savings -- check out our "Registration" section for more details -- http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration.html).



"The interaction of men & women isn't very logical" (Ritsuko Akagi, Shin Seiki Evangelion). As if a couple dozen crazy AMVs & throngs of hardcore cosplayers will help to change Ritsuko's mind? We sure hope it impacts yours ^_^.

D-chan, Founder/Lead Coordinator
TAKII 5 ~Shin Seiki (Neon Genesis)~
http://takii.pdnmz.com
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TAKII 5, a FREE seasonal Asian Music/video game fusion festival, comes to you from The Rotunda in Philadelphia, PA on April 5th-6th, 2008. Featuring live Asian Music performers, video gaming excellence, cosplaying, & MORE, there will be a lil something for everyone at this weekend-long Asian culture spectacular!

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Expect me to be there as well. ^_^

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:35 pm 
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Ain't No Stoppin': TAKII 5 Announces 2nd Pre-Reg Deadline, Premiers, & MORE

December 28th, 2007 -- Upper Darby, PA -- Prince Diamond's NegaMoon Zone (PDNMZ) & The Lost Otakus (TLO) are both very pleased at the Future Card Buddy Fight enthusiastic response to The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's newest innovation, the #1 Contender's Pass. While entering TAKII remains completely FREE, the purchase of a #1 Contender's Pass entitles the owner to exclusive perks & substancial savings (ie: unlimited video game tourney slots, exclusive raffle access, limited TAKII 5 memorabilia, free Asian Karaoke Idol & Cosplay Battle Royale entries, & much more). Without having to wait until the day of TAKII 5 ~Shin Seiki (Neon Genesis)~, fans of this fusion festival spectacular may opt to pre-register for a #1 Contender's Pass at the current rate of $6.00 per person until February 28th, 2008. Additionally, those who wish to sell their Asian culture-oriented swag or exhibit art may pre-reg for table space, as well, at the current rate of $25.00 per slot until February 28th, 2008. Just like life, everyone's encouraged to live the experience that is TAKII to its fullest! More registration-related info can be found in our "Registration" section: http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration.html

What's the sense in registering for anything without knowing what to expect, right? Those who are making TAKII 5 possible are also Future Card Buddy Fight to announce that full details regarding its 13 TAKII Premier festivities have now been posted to the official TAKII website, including 4 special features (details for which came from our "Events" section, http://takii.pdnmz.com/events.html):


"WHO'S GOT NO TALENT!?" SHOW
In what started out as a half-baked joke at a TLO club meeting, the "Who's Got No Talent!? Show" was born & has grown into 1 of the most entertaining portions of the TAKII World Tour, making its seasonal debut at TAKII 5! The "Who's Got No Talent!? Show" is completely FREE to enter, as you will pay a price in epic LOLZ to get up on stage do what everyone on this planet was born to do: SHOW OFF, even if what you are to "show" should have been kept to yourself (^_* haha). Musicians/vocalists get 1st preference, but all who participate will be judged equally sarcastic by their own peers: the TAKII 5 enthusiasts! All that is required to participate is a good sense of TAKII-branded humor, a talent to showcase, & the belief that there is "no shame in your game" (lol).

THE GREAT TAKII DEBATE: NINTENDO VS SEGA
Come one, come all, ye Nintendo & Sega fanboiz & fangurls! At yet another royal whim of TLO President Dan Rubel, he will be hosting The Great TAKII Debate: Nintendo VS Sega. Unlike his open-ended forum, this 1 will work slightly more like an actual debate. Participants will be split up into pro-Nintendo & pro-Sega squads, with 1 participant at a time stepping up to their respective podium. Dan will pose a series of questions, with each side given ample time to defend their position & score points based on accuracy, charisma, ability to adhere to the rules, & overall presentation. No one is to speak out of turn, or go over their time limit. When all is said & done, Dan will award the winning team the Great Debate Championship! Who needs to see another Presidential debate when they can come to TAKII 5 & participate in on of their own!?

WIN, LOSE, OR DRAW: ARTIST ALLEY EDITION
For those artists out there who either aren't content with just manning your table at TAKII 5, or have not been able to register a table spot before they all ran out, then this gameshow is for you. TAKII is proud to debut this season "Win, Lose, Or Draw: Artist Alley Edition"! Artisans will be chosen at random, lined up on stage with nothing but a large easel & marking/drawing utensils. The gameshow host will then let the artist select a random term from a mystic bag of holding (....quite mystic, might I add ^_*), after which time the artist will have a specific amount of time in which to draw said term & have the TAKII faithful guess at what it is supposed to be. No one is allowed to give hints, with answers only being accepted once your hand has been raised & acknowledged. The artisan who is able to have the audience guess more of his drawings correctly will receive the title of "Win, Lose, Or Draw: Artist Alley Edition" Champion! The drawings/sketchings produced from this gameshow will then be autographed by the artists themselves & auctioned off for this season's charity beneficiary.

TAKII GUEST & PERFORMER Q&A
Are you surprised that it took us 4 previous seasons to figure out we needed this kind of programming!? So are we (LOL)! Our inaugural instance of Guest & Performer Q&A is your chance to ask those questions you couldn't ask while your favorite performer was on stage, or to ask for an autograph from a guest you have had a secret crush on (....ahh, the screaming fanboys & fangirls ^_^). This is also prime time for members of the multimedia press to conduct interviews, take group pics, & generally pick the minds of our esteemed guests & performers for TAKII 5 (details for which can be found in our "Guests & Performers" section). Time might be limited, but the memories of TAKII 5's Guest & Performer Q&A will last forever.

Stay tuned to future press releases for more TAKII Premier insight.


With only 100 or so days left before TAKII 5 in April 5th-6th 2008, things are sure to steadily get taken to the extreme behind-the-scenes. In the meantime, we all sincerely appreciate all of your support & are eagerly looking forward to making TAKII 5 our best season yet!


D-chan, Founder/Lead Coordinator
TAKII 5 ~Shin Seiki (Neon Genesis)~
http://takii.pdnmz.com
info@takii.pdnmz.com

TAKII 5, a FREE seasonal Asian Music/video game fusion festival, comes to you from The Rotunda in Philadelphia, PA on April 5th-6th, 2008. Featuring live Asian Music performers, video gaming excellence, cosplaying, & MORE, there will be a lil something for everyone at this weekend-long Asian culture spectacular!

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That Damn Good: TAKII 5 Announces Returning Guest Favs & Exclusive Performance Debuts
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January 19th, 2008 -- Upper Darby, PA -- Just as Shinji, Asuka, & Rei are as in-sync with their Eva units as they are, as are these guests & performers eagerly awaiting to kick it with the TAKII faithful in "The House Of Hardcore Asian Culture Appreciation":

D-CHAN (Japanese/Korean Vocal Musician & DJ)
RUSIKA (J-Rock Fusion Band & Promoter)
MANDY MEFFORD (2-Time Anime Expo Idol Champion & Aspiring Actress)
KAIMO NAGO GAL CIRCLE (J-Culture Enthusiasts & ParaPara Dance Troupe)
AI (Professional Dance Instructor & Costumed Performer)
DOKUDEL (Cosplay Savant & "Cosplay Forever" Owner)
JEFFREY BRANCH (Worldwide Pink Lady Authority & TAKII Fan)

For complete bios on all of our guests & performers for this season of TAKII, please visit our official "Guests & Performers" page: http://takii.pdnmz.com/guests_performers.html. (THIS JUST IN: TAKII Coordinators are in negotiations with a few other potential performers who could also make their debuts at TAKII 5 ~Shin Seiki (Neon Genesis)~; details will be forthcoming, so stay tuned!)

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TAKII 5, a FREE seasonal Asian Music/video game fusion festival, comes to you from The Rotunda in Philadelphia, PA on April 5th-6th, 2008. Featuring live Asian Music performers, video gaming excellence, cosplaying, & MORE, there will be a lil something for everyone at this weekend-long Asian culture spectacular!

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Start Up The Countdown: TAKII 5 Announces Final #1 Contender's Pass Pre-Reg Deadline & The Debut Of "Extreme X-Pose"
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March 2nd, 2008 -- Upper Darby, PA -- C'mon, think about it: would you rather keep on having to pay $1.00 for all of the 16+ competitions, tourneys, & game shows TAKII 5 has, or would you rather pay $8.00-$10.00 for an uber-sexy Pass you can easily flash at us for unlimited contest access? With a #1 Contender's Pass, you can wear it proud & say it loud that you are a hardcore member of the Team TAKII Coalition who can truly take it to the extreme.

The final deadline to pre-reg for a Pass (as well as a table slot as a dealer/artist/exhibitionist) are as follows:
#1 Contender's Pass -- Mar. 1st - Mar. 20th, 2008 -- $8.00/person
Table Space -- Mar. 1st - Mar. 20th, 2008 -- $30.00/person

Debuting this season is TAKII's "Extreme X-Pose" Panel Series, featuring the world-exclusive premier auditions for Neko-chan Productions fan-produced version of a stage from the legendary SailorMoon musicals!

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The Musical SailorMoon: Kaguya Shima Densetsu (The Legend Of Kaguya Island) AUDITIONS!
Neko-chan Productions is proud to announce their 1st round of auditions for their rendition of the 7th SailorMoon Musical (aka SeraMyu), Kaguya Shima Densetsu (The Legend Of Kaguya Island) coming to the 5th season of TAKII! For those of you who are unaware, SailorMoon exists in manga, anime, live-action, & musical formats (the later of which is commonly referred to as SeraMyu). SailorMoon musicals have been running on stages across Japan since 1993, going well beyond the storylines created for the manga & the anime series. However, none of the musicals have been imported to the USA as of yet & this is where Neko-chan Productions comes in. Their production of Kaguya Shima Densetsu will serve as the ultimate plea from SailorMoon fans all over the nation to Naoko Takuechi (SailorMoon creator) & the other Japanese companies that made SM possible that their continuance of the legacy of SailorMoon would not only be appreciated, but remembered for all time.
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As Ryouji Kaji would say, "You only think you understand. People cannot perfectly understand each other. They can't even understand themselves. Understanding 100% of anything is impossible. So, people endeavor to attempt to learn about themselves & others. That's what makes life interesting." So broaden your horizons & travel along the path of enlightenment to TAKII 5 ~Shin Seiki (Neon Genesis)~ next month!


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TAKII 5, a FREE seasonal Asian Music/video game fusion festival, comes to you from The Rotunda in Philadelphia, PA on April 5th-6th, 2008. Featuring live Asian Music performers, video gaming excellence, cosplaying, & MORE, there will be a lil something for everyone at this weekend-long Asian culture spectacular!

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Time To Play The Game: TAKII 5 Releases Final Schedule & Vid Game Tourney Previews

March 21st, 2008 -- Upper Darby, PA -- Planning an order of events is just as important as coming up with events to have. That is why TAKII Coordinators are proud to announce that after many weekends of deliberations, Chinese buffet outings, & Super Smash Bros. Brawl melees, we have developed a finalized version of our official schedule for TAKII 5 weekend! Featuring an expansion not only into a new panel room, but outdoors, we've made sure that every TAKII fan will have the chance to spend as much time watching our fabulous live performances as they do competing for Future Card Buddy Fight of their own. (TAKII 5 Event Schedule: http://takii.pdnmz.com/event_schedule.html)

A byproduct of the schedule's release is the knowledge of something we have worked very hard keeping under-wraps, but could no longer hold back the excitement for: all of TAKII 5's official Vid Game Tourneys! This season of the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival features 9 different tourneys on the hottest consoles around today.Throughout the weekend, TAKII 5 attendees will have the opportunity to play on 6-8 HD-ready, wide-screen TVs (sponsored by Team TAKII partner, Rent-A-Center), battling friends & foes in a plethora of pugnacious competitions for Vid Game Tourney Future Card Buddy Fight, including (but not limited to): WWE SmackDown! Vs Raw 2008, Pokemon Battle Revolution, Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo ~HD Remix~, & Mario Kart: Double Dash. This season's Vid Game Tourneys also feature a Mortal Kombat Challenge, a Pirates VS Ninjas Challenge, an Ultimate Entertainer Challenge, & the intense Anime Battle Royale.

So, that ain't enough for you, is it? You really wanna go hardcore? Well TAKII 5 takes video gaming to the extreme & then some with a "super"-special Vid Game Tourney featuring....you guessed it....Super Smash Bros. Brawl (with secrets unlocked)! Believe us, playing the new Brawl game for days on end to obtain all of the unlockables was hard work, but a labor of love for our festival fans nonetheless (^_^). Seriously, with 30+ characters, more stages than you can count, & a soundtrack out of this world, we guarantee this will be 1 of the most exciting Tourneys this season to be a part of. Ever wonder how the joke "so King Dedede, Bowser, Ganondorf, & Meta-Knight walk into a bar...." would play out? Play in the Tourney to find out!

Topping off the extreme fusion festival's gaming offering for the weekend is the "always imitated, but never duplicated" unique enigma TAKII extremists have come to know & love as Final Vid Game Tourneys: LIVE On PPV! What makes this Tourney different compared to any other, you ask? Featuring the fusion festival's own versions of Mugen Fighter & Stepmania, participants will get to come out to their own entrance theme music & battle while playing on TAKII's 12ft. x 24ft. projection screen! As if it couldn't get better, we've added a bit more of a WWE-themed twist with the inclusion of some special play-by-play commentary by some of TAKII 5's featured guests & performers. The chills sent down your spine as you play legendary Stepmania Tournamix favorites, or the passion you exude as you face off against the unlikely pairing of Fat Albert & Mother Brain in Mugen Fighter -- are emotions that you can only experience not by thinking about the Tourney, but by being a part of it!!

For a complete list of our gaming-related programming this season, check out our "Vid Game Event" section: http://takii.pdnmz.com/events/vg.html

Work those #1 Contender's Passes (available for purchase at the door during TAKII 5 for only $10.00) to the bone & make sure you enter as many of our Tourneys as possible! When it comes to gaming Future Card Buddy Fight, world titles, & swell swag, it's either make history -- or become history. GANBATTE, MINNA-SAN!


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TAKII 5, a FREE seasonal Asian Music/video game fusion festival, comes to you from The Rotunda in Philadelphia, PA on April 5th-6th, 2008. Featuring live Asian Music performers, video gaming excellence, cosplaying, & MORE, there will be a lil something for everyone at this weekend-long Asian culture spectacular!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Our Time Is Now: TAKII 5's Official Arrival & Charity Beneficiary Declaration

April 4th, 2008 -- Upper Darby, PA -- ....are you ready? ....we said....ARE YOU READY!? After 6+ months of waiting, the 5th season of the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival is here! We're sure you all have been keeping track of TAKII-related developments through our official website, as well as periodical press releases, BUT IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T, expect nothing but non-stop hardcore action on BOTH DAYS, including (but not limited to) watching the Evangelion movie on the big screen, seeing a Pink Lady tribute show, numerous & innovative vid game tourneys, enigmatic & revival versions of classic gameshows (with a TAKII twist), & so much more.

Because TAKII & the organizations that bring it to life can't contain all of the fun & excitement in one area, we decided to make even more of an impact on the Asian community. That is why we are honored to announce that the Charity Beneficiary for TAKII 5 is ASIAC (AIDS Services In Asian Communities):

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In June of 1995, a diverse group of Asians and Pacific Islanders organized in response to early indicators that the AIDS epidemic was at its earliest stages within Philadelphia's Asian and Pacific Islander communities (known as ASIAC). They also organized in response to:

* the lack of targeted services to populations most impacted by HIV infection -- men who have sex with men
* critical service gaps in the health and social service system, and
* the need for leadership through advocacy and community organizing efforts around the AIDS crisis as it impacts Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

The organization is a recognized authority on HIV/AIDS issues in Asian & Pacific Islander communities demonstrated by our professional expertise, research, community organizing efforts, participation in policy & planning activities, advocacy activities, and track record for quality services.
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All during the course of TAKII 5, we will be accepting donations of any size, shape, & form specifically for the mission of ASIAC. Highlighting our efforts to fundraise full-circle are 2 festivities in particular: Win, Lose, Or Draw: Artist Alley Edition, as well as Makenai: J-Music Fusion Benefit Indoor/Outdoor Concert (details for which can be found here: http://takii.pdnmz.com/events.html).


Over the past 2 years, The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational has evolved from a passing thought into a community-wide sensation that everyone can take pride in. On behalf of TAKII Coordinators & Team TAKII Coalition Staff, I thank you for all of your support, consideration, & extreme brand of hardcore enthusiasm -- we look forward to entertaining you all!!!!


D-chan & "Team TAKII" PR Coalition
TAKII 5 ~Shin Seiki (Neon Genesis)~
http://takii.pdnmz.com
info@takii.pdnmz.com


TAKII 5, a FREE seasonal Asian Music/video game fusion festival, comes to you from The Rotunda in Philadelphia, PA on April 5th-6th, 2008. Featuring live Asian Music performers, video gaming excellence, cosplaying, & MORE, there will be a lil something for everyone at this weekend-long Asian culture spectacular!

ASIAC (http://www.asiac.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing culturally sensitive and language appropriate HIV-related services to Asians and Pacific Islanders and their partners, friends, family members, and service providers in the Philadelphia area.

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