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Heart Japan Charity Event - 20th April 2011

Date: 2011 April 09 18:10

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London based fans of Japan looking to have fun and raise money for charity should keep Wednesday 20th April 2011 free for Heart Japan. The event is set to run from 6:30pm until 11pm at Vibe Bar on Brick Lane.

It's to raise money for the Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Fund.

There'll be live bands, DJs playing the best Japanese music, plus a chance to win some original artwork by Bryan Lee O'Malley the creator of Scott Pilgrim in their charity auction.

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They've also got some other great activities lined up too including -

  • Puri Kura style photo for Cosplay Portraits

  • Live manga art and manga portraits

  • Fashion show

  • Japanese girls’ dance performance by LDN48

  • Cafe and bake sale with waitresses dressed in Gothic Lolita fashion

  • Kid Kneival DJ set in the bar area (in support of the Nihon Kizuna charity compilation project)

Cosplay is actively encouraged.

Tickets are £7.50 advance or £9 on the door. You can buy tickets from their website.

Press release as follows:

April 11th 2011, London, UK - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Heart Japan launches in aid of Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund

Launch event - 20th April, London

Heart Japan

In response to the ongoing tragedy surrounding the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, this month, anime, J-Pop and Japanese fashion fan groups from around the country have decided to get together and create Heart Japan - parties in aid of the Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund.

The main event is taking place at the Vibe Bar, in the heart of London's Brick Lane on the 20 April. Heart Japan is registering its events with Play for Japan and all profits will be donated to the Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund, a charity set up by the Japan Society to directly fund the relief and rebuilding effort in Japan.

Anime and J-Pop societies from across the UK, as well as famous author Helen McCarthy, have pooled their resources to create a exciting evening of music, performance and live art! Guests at the London event can look forward to:

Live Bands and DJs

Playing the best in J-pop, J-Rock and anime themes, organized by the Grand Cosplay Ball and J-Pop Go! Performances will include an dance routine and ota-gei performance by all-Japanese idol tribute group, LDN48!

Live Manga Art

Experience big-screen anime visuals, or join in with our giant drawing wall! Manga portraits and commissions will be available from Kelly Kimber and artist group Umisen Yamasen, with all profits going to charity.

Charity Auction

Up for auction is an original artwork by Scott Pilgrim artist, Bryan Lee O'Malley amongst other items! There will also be a charity raffle with prizes including DVDs courtesy of MVM, CDs from Erased Tapes, £30 of Wagamama vouchers and £150 of t-shirts from Uniqlo's anime range!

Cosplay Portrait photo booth

Cosplay Portrait will be running a cosplay photo booth, with all profits donated to charity!

Cupcakes and maids and lolitas, oh my!

Heart Japan

Sample delectable cakes and fancies in the café area, all made by the Heart Japan committee and a group of London lolitas! The café will be manned by the lolitas, together with maids from Oh My Lord! Maid café! There will also be a fashion show during the evening, showcasing the best Lolita brands, straight from Japan.

No dress code, but cosplay or Japanese fashion is encouraged!

For more information, please visit:

Heart Japan J-Pop / Anime Fundraiser

Date: Wednesday, 20th April 2011
Time: 18:30 - 23:00
Venue: Vibe Bar, Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Tickets: £7.50 (in advance), £9 (on the door)
Age limit: 18+

Source: Heart Japan
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