It has been announced that legendary rocker YOSHIKI will attend this years Anime Expo for a special screening of X JAPAN’s documentary “We Are X”.
The screening will take place on Sunday July 2nd at the J.W Marriott. Following the screening, an exclusive live Q&A with YOSHIKI will be held. Besides the screening and Q&A, the film “We Are X” will serve as the official sponsor for the “Anime Expo Masquerade & World”. The Masquerade has been a long standing tradition in Anime Expo, where it is both a performance and cosplay competition. People from all over the world come to show off their cosplays and compete for the grand cash prize.
“WE ARE X” profiles the iconic Japanese rock band and its enigmatic frontman YOSHIKI, who is a composer, classically trained pianist, and drummer. YOSHIKI is credited as the creative force behind the bands monumental success. The film features interviews with A-list rockers such as Marilyn Manson, Gene Simmons, and Stan Lee. “We Are X” delves into X JAPAN’s attempt to break into the American music industry, while also taking a look at the bands hardships including suicide and “cultism” among fans.
Anime Expo is the largest anime convention in North America and takes place from July 1st to July 4th. The full schedule for this years Anime Expo can be viewed here.