Wars Celebration Japan to Kick Off in Tokyo
the three-day Star Wars Celebration Japan opens at the Makuhari Messe
center on July 19, attendees will be some of the first Star Wars
fans in the world to glimpse never-before-seen, exclusive footage
from the upcoming CG-animated adventure Star Wars: The Clone Wars,
created by Lucasfilm Animation.
at Asia’s First-Ever Star Wars Celebration Event to Meet
Director and Get First Look at Scenes from Upcoming Movie and TV Series
In a special digital theater that seats nearly 2,000 fans, special
presentations will showcase brand-new footage from the animated
feature that can be seen only in theaters beginning Aug. 23 in
Japan and Aug. 15 in the United States and much of the rest of
In addition, Star Wars: The Clone Wars director Dave Filoni will
be a special guest, bringing audiences fascinating new insight
into the development, creation and design of the first-ever Star
Wars animated movie.
In addition to
a chance to meet Filoni and see scenes from the upcoming movie, fans
at Star Wars Celebration Japan will also get a glimpse of an episode
of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, which will begin
airing this fall.
Vader, nemesis and enemy of the Jedi and the Light side,
as portrayed by an artist.
Art by Tsuneo Sanda
Japanese animator Atsushi Takeuchi (Kôkaku
kidôtai [Ghost in the Shell], Sukai kurora [The Sky Crawlers]),
who serves as a guest director on an upcoming episode of Star
Wars: The Clone Wars, will join Filoni in a discussion of the
design of the newest addition to the Star Wars galaxy.
only the start of the fun and surprises for Star Wars fans at
the first-ever Japanese Star Wars Celebration, which
commemorates the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Wars in
Japan in 1978.
They will also have the chance to receive exclusive Star Wars: The Clone Wars giveaways, as well as meet famed Star Wars actors,
including Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Anthony Daniels (C-3PO).
of the not-to-be-missed three-day event include:
Art by Tsuneo Sanda
of the acclaimed Vader Project, an art installation that filters
the essence of Darth Vader, Dark
Lord of the Sith,
through the eyes of popular modern artists and designers – including
never-before-seen Vader helmets created by well-known Japanese
- An autograph
hall, where fans can purchase photos to be autographed by a number
of Star Wars actors and celebrities who
will be in attendance;
photo backdrops and replica props and sets, where fans can photograph
themselves as part
of the Star Wars galaxy;
- A costume contest,
highlighting the exceptional costuming talent of Star Wars fans
- Special “Jedi
Training” and a Star Wars “Family
young fans to share the excitement with their parents and relatives;
- A floor filled
with exhibitors and dealers who will be selling both new and
vintage Star Wars items in every price range.
- An exclusive
Star Wars Celebration Japan store, where items can be found that
available anywhere else in the galaxy!
to Star Wars Celebration Japan are on sale now and can be purchased
at http://www.celebrationJapan.jp (Japanese), or at http://www.celebrationJapan.com