SOURCE: TinierMe


November 19, 2010 11:00 ET

SUGIZO Announces His TinierMe Appearance

LUNA SEA and X JAPAN Rock Star to Appear and Greet Fans in Online Virtual World

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2010) -  TinierMe, the virtual world focused on Japanese animation, today announced that SUGIZO, rock star and member of LUNA SEA and X JAPAN, has joined TinierMe as an official sponsor. SUGIZO will have his own custom designed avatar to use within TinierMe to chat with fans, hold events and play games.

With this special sponsorship, SUGIZO fans around the world can:

  • Chat with SUGIZO and learn little known facts about him by visiting his profile
  • Have the chance to win free tickets to SUGIZO's concert LUNA SEA 20th ANNIVERSARY REBOOT on Dec. 4 in Los Angeles
  • Meet other fans and discuss SUGIZO music and style
  • Participate in weekly TinierMe events featuring SUGIZO
  • Get the latest news on SUGIZO's upcoming concerts and off-line TinierMe appearances

"Adding SUGIZO to the TinierMe family will give our members access to this popular rock star and give them a chance to interact with him throughout the virtual world on a weekly basis," said Masaru Ohnogi, CEO of TinierMe. "This partnership not only gives SUGIZO more exposure to his fans around the world but it also strengthens TinierMe's reputation as a Japanese pop-culture hub."

SUGIZO is a composer, guitarist and violinist and is a founding member of the band LUNA SEA. He's also created a number of solo masterpieces, and is part of numerous other bands such as the legendary trance techno band JUNO REACTOR and the internationally famous rock supergroup X JAPAN. In addition to his musical pursuits, SUGIZO also takes part in numerous anti-war and environmental activities. Currently, SUGIZO is touring the world with the LUNA SEA 20th ANNIVERSARY REBOOT ~to the new moon~ tour, and will be performing in Los Angeles on Dec. 4.

Official SUGIZO Websites:

TinierMe has more than one million users worldwide and is growing in popularity with teens and young adults across the U.S., Asia and Europe. Anyone can create their own "Selfy" avatar which can be used anywhere in TinierMe to interact with others through online events, chat, games and community forums.

About TinierMe:
TinierMe is a fun virtual world based on Japanese anime and culture. With users around the world, the site lets you build a tinier version of yourself so you can chat, play and create online. TinierMe includes: Selfy Town, a virtual world; Selfy Shop, where you can get everything you need to create and build your character; and Tinier Games, a place to play card games, interactive challenges and brain teasers with other users. TinierMe lets you experience Japanese culture easily and escape from the doldrums of the real world through your imagination and creativity. GCREST America, Inc. is the company behind TinierMe, and is a fully owned subsidiary of GCREST, Inc. in Japan. To create your Selfy and join the fun, come to

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