Hello everyone. I hope all is well with all of fellow DA PUMP fans here and elsewhere.
We are begging for your help. Please show your support. The Ryu Crew tried last year (and failed) to get DA PUMP to come to North America.
There are many American fans out there.
Anyways, I hope we together can reach out to DA PUMP, J-Pop, and Anime fans in America. I hope you find it in your heart to help the Ryu Crew's cause. Last year, we attempted to have fans help DA PUMP get invited to Otakon, the US's second largest Anime convention. It failed, we only had four people help.
Now, I am sure you are asking, why an Anime convention? There is an easy answer to that.
Anime is huge in the United States. J-Pop is becoming popular in the US because of Anime. Many artists have come for concerts because of this, such as:
1. T.M. Revolution (Gundam Seed, Rurouni Kenshin)
2. Koda Kumi (Cutey Honey)
3. Do As Infinity
4. Psycho Le Cemu
5. Nami Tamaki (Gundam Seed)
6. Yoko Ishida (Pretear, Sugar)
7. hiro from Speed
8. Angela (Fafner, Stellvia)
9. L'Arc~En~Ciel (DNA^2, Full Metal Alchemist)
10. The Pillows (FuriKuri)
12. Guitar Wolf
This list goes on and on!
What does this have to do with DA PUMP? A lot! DA PUMP has had concerts in Korea and Thailand. Here is a look at DA PUMP featured in Anime, Film and Manga:
1. B.B. Explosion - Da Pump are characters that go to Okinawa Actor's School in this manga. The main character has a crush on ISSA.
2. Andromedia - Film with Speed
3. Dream Maker - Film starring ISSA
4. Captain Tsubasa - Theme Song "Dragon Screamer"
5. The Lion King - Theme Song "Circle of Life"
6. Dear Boys (Hoop Days) - Theme Song "Sounds of Bounce". This show makes an American Debut this summer!
Please give a good word about DA PUMP at the links below.
Please join the forums and help us out. Maybe we'll see them there this year.
DA PUMP THREAD (A place to talk about them)http://board.otakon.com/viewtopic.php?t=5308
REQUEST DA PUMP FOR OTAKON THIS YEAR HERE!http://board.otakon.com/viewtopic.php?t=4116
My deepest thanks,
Ryu Crew President
PS: If you are able to, please translate this message and tell foreign DA PUMP friends to help out too.
x-posted to da_pump