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An all-original story + music from Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist, Final Fantasy, Mega Man & more = the most AWESOMEST concert ever! Read more

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An all-original story + music from Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist, Final Fantasy, Mega Man & more = the most AWESOMEST concert ever!

Berkeley, CA Music
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There are other concerts of video game music. I’ve seen them all and they were pretty cool. However, I feel there is so much more owed to fans that no one has attempted to give them yet. These concerts simply don’t do justice to the amazing music of this genre. My friends and I can do better, and we plan to put on the most AWESOMEST concert of anime and video game music ever!

What we have in store is an immersive musical experience. The audience is invited on an epic quest in which music from anime and video games helps tell the unique story of our hero, Hideo. And we're not just hiring a local orchestra and handing them the sheet music. Instead, we've found the most talented musicians the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer, and will present music from across several genres instead of just one; the music will be performed by over 30 passionate musicians from Novato to Santa Cruz and everywhere in between with actors, costumes, brilliant lighting, and of course an absolutely captivating and all-original story! The show will feature live performances of music from Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist, Noir, Final Fantasy, Mega Man, ICO, Legend of Dragoon, and a few more. What could be more awesome than watching the action unfold in front of you as Mega Man music rocks the crowd?! There will be something for everyone: action, adventure, romance, jazz, rock, orchestral, even a little opera. As I said - most AWESOMEST concert ever!

Of all the expenses required to successfully put on a show of this magnitude, our single largest expense is using the 2,089-seat world-class concert venue Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. The venue requires payment in full of the expected cost prior to the show – well before the majority of ticket sales come in – to the tune of $30,000.

The director has sold her car to the bank to cover project expenses, so we're hoping to buy it back with a little bit of help from awesome folks like YOU! Posters, tickets, and other really cool stuff is up for grabs. Want to back us but can’t make the show? Let us know! We’ll send you a DVD of the performance by March 2011 (6 months after the show) along with the show program as a substitute for tickets (email us for more info on ticket substitutes).

Even if we don't make our Kickstarter goal, the show will still go on - and everyone will get a chance to claim their chosen rewards through our website (via PayPal).

Bottom line, Hideo is a can't-miss experience. This August, at Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus, a hero will fall... and another will rise. Come find out what happens to the man who loses everything.

H I D E O
A Theatrical Concert of Music from Japanese Animation and Video Games
August 21, 2010 @ 8PM | Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley

www.hideoconcert.com

Become a Fan on Facebook | Follow Hideo on Twitter

Just want tickets? http://j.mp/hideotickets

Questions? michael@hideoconcert.com

Note: Our project graphic isn't a very accurate preview of what the posters look like. All three standard-edition posters are available to download as hi-res desktop wallpapers and will provide a much better representation than the image above.

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  • You selected
    $5 reward

    2 backers

    We <3 you!! As thanks, we will immortalize you by listing your full name on a “Special Thanks” page on the Hideo website.

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    $10 reward

    2 backers

    Taking Advantage of the Digital Age: receive all three of our special-edition Hideo posters – where the "Hideo" English text is replaced with the appropriate kanji (Japanese characters) and the ticketing info is replaced with the artist’s signature - as hi-res desktop wallpapers at all standard display resolutions (4:3, 5:3, 5:4, 16:9, and 16:10). We’ll also list your name on the “Special Thanks” page on the Hideo website.

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    $20 reward

    1 backer

    Get your name listed on the website, wallpapers of all three special-edition posters, AND a print of your favorite of the three poster designs: choose one of Hideo (blue), Reina (green), or Satoshi (red). Final print size is 17" x 11" carefully packed and shipped right to your door! Add $5 to your donation for shipping to Canada; add $10 for shipping to the rest of the world.

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    $35 reward

    3 backers

    Ever wanted to be an official donor? Now's your chance! Receive all of the above and get your full name listed not just on online but also in the SHOW PROGRAM under "Donors." Proceed to tell all your friends. ^_^

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    $50 reward

    2 backers

    Just the Posters: get prints of all three special-edition posters packed and shipped. Add $5 to your donation for shipping to Canada; add $10 for shipping to the rest of the world. Desktop wallpaper digital package included.

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    $55 reward

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    Not only will you get wallpapers of all three special-edition posters and become a donor - you will get to check out the project YOU supported with a SINGLE Balcony ticket. You can even pick up your chosen special-edition poster print in person after the show!

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    $68 reward

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    Get even closer to the action with a SINGLE Mezzanine/Tiers ticket. Wallpapers, chosen special-edition print, and donor status all-inclusive.

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    $80 reward

    1 backer Limited (149 left of 150)

    Best seats in the house! Get a SINGLE Orchestra ticket to go along with your wallpapers, special-edition print, and donor status.

  • You selected
    $100 reward

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    Not only will you get wallpapers of all three special-edition posters and become a donor - you will get to check out the project YOU supported with a pair of Balcony tickets. You can even pick up your chosen special-edition poster print in person after the show!

  • You selected
    $125 reward

    0 backers Limited (150 left of 150)

    Get even closer to the action with a pair of Mezzanine/Tiers tickets. Wallpapers, chosen special-edition print, and donor status all-inclusive.

  • You selected
    $150 reward

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    Best seats in the house! Get a pair of Orchestra tickets to go along with your wallpapers, special-edition print, and donor status.

  • You selected
    $200 reward

    8 backers Limited (42 left of 50)

    Go Behind the Scenes: receive all three special-edition posters as hi-res desktop wallpapers and one special-edition poster print of your choice, be listed as a donor in the program, get a pair of Orchestra tickets, AND join me backstage for a tour prior to the show!

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    $350 reward

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    Join us for some tasty treats and brush elbows with the cast and crew at our invite-only meet and greet following the show in addition to achieving donor status, receiving a pair of Orchestra tickets, a backstage tour, poster print of your choice, and all-three poster designs as desktop wallpapers.

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    $500 reward

    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    Become One of the Heroic Few: receive all three poster designs as hi-res desktop wallpapers, be recognized as a donor with your full name listed both online and in the show program, get a pair of Orchestra tickets, tour backstage prior to the show, and finish off the night at our invite-only meet and greet following the show where you will be personally presented with all three special-edition posters matted, framed, and signed by the entire cast and crew.

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