Tuesday, November 25, 2008


We all missed it, but a few months back in Kochijoji, Kazuo Umezu hosted a big UMEZZ FESTIVAL '08 event. I was secretly scheming a way to get over to Japan in time to attend (or get Nate, Same Hat's Man in Japan to sneak in) but no luck this time. Luckily, Umezu and Demerin have posted pics of the entire happening.

The event was held on 9/14 at Star Pine's Cafe, and included dancing, comedy skits, a Q&A, exclusive Umezu goods, and prizes like DVDs and figurines for folks in the audience.

Party people in the place to be.

Umezz webmaster & mangaka, Demerin.

The sultan of horror manga.

Rocking the cape with UMEZZ PERFECTION edition panels on the walls.

The greatest jacket of all time?

Goddess of Love and Umezu.com themed Yokosuka base silk jacket. AMAZING!

Scooby Doo-eseque comedy sketch, it appears.

Very disturbing stuff, this.

Finale group shot...

So, who else wants to go to the next one in 2009??


myrto said...

Awesome!! I totally want to go for the 2009, around what time of the year does it take place?

Ryan S said...

@myrto: I'm not sure exactly, but it seems to happen in early Fall... I'm gonna plan for an August/September trip?

There are other Umezu events-- like an Umezz.com site party and other things. I definitely want to make sure to fit something Umezu in on my next trip. Meeting him is REALLY high up on my list of things to do!

Mistressmybae said...

Me! Me! I want to go!

Readymade said...

How you get invited?

Ryan S said...

@readymade: Nope, all you have to do is buy a ticket.. I think it was like 15 bucks to get in the door-- more like a concert than anything exclusive!

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD fucking fantastic!
i dunno what it is but i'd like to be a part of this :O