AnimeNEXT Announces Japanese Guests of Honor for 2006

May 3rd 2006
ANIMENEXT JAPANESE GUESTS OF HONOR ANNOUNCED FOR 2006

AnimeNEXT is honored to announce its Japanese guests of honor this year
will be Rintaro and Masao Maruyama.

Rintaro began his career working along side Osamu Tezuka, The God of
Manga. Rintaro worked on such renowned series as Alakazam the Great,
Jungle Emperor Leo and Astro Boy in various roles. Since that time,
Rintaro has worked as Director, Producer, Character Designer,
Screenplay
writer, Animator and Storyboard Artist through out his career.

He has worked on such well known anime as X (Movie), The Phoenix,
Metropolis, Harmegedon, Galaxy Express 999 movie, Doomed Megalopolis,
Dagger of Kamui, Adieu Galaxy Express 999, Paradise Kiss, Pet Shop of
Horrors, Labyrinth and many others.

Mr. Maruyama has also had quite an illustrious career, both along side
Rintaro and on his own. Mr. Maruyama has worked on legendary shows from
through out the history of anime. He has also worked on a wide range of
contemporary shows that most fans will be familiar with. His credits
include BioHunter, Birdy the Mighty, Boogiepop Phantom, Dagger of
Kamui,
Demon City Shinjuku, DNA2, Doomed Megalopolis, Jubei-chan, Master
Keaton, Metropolis, Neo-Tokyo, Paradise Kiss, Perfect Blue, Sakura
Wars,
The Phoenix, Trigun, X (Movie), Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie,
Cardcaptor
Sakura: The Movie 2, DNA^2 , Gunslnger Girl, Ninja Scroll and many
more.

AnimeNEXT is the New York City area anime convention. Located at the
Meadowlands Expo Center and the Holiday Inn in Secaucus, NJ, AnimeNEXT
is only minutes from New York City. AnimeNEXT is June 16-18, 2006. Come
out to see the latest anime titles in our 24-hour video rooms, check
out
the latest manga in our Manga Library, and see what's playing in the
video game room. AnimeNEXT will also feature industry guests, voice
actors, music videos, anime game shows, artist's alley, the art show,
cosplay and a whole lot more. To find out more, visit our Web site at
www.animenext.org . We'll see you in June!

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