Anime Expo Announces 10th Guest of Honor

Jun 13th 2006
ANIME EXPO® 2006 ANNOUNCES 10TH GUEST OF HONOR

MUSHISHI Director Joins the List of Growing Guests of Honor


Anaheim, California (June 12, 2006) ‹ Anime Expo® 2006 (AX2006)
announces
Hiroshi Nagahama as a Guest of Honor at the nations largest Anime/Manga
convention¹s 15th year anniversary at the Anaheim Convention Center
July
1-4, 2006. More information is available at http://www.anime-expo.org
.

Mr. Nagahama is best known for his work as the director of the anime
MUSHISHI. This 26 episode series received the "Outstanding work of TV
animation" award at the Tokyo Animation Fair in 2006. Part of the great
success of this show is due to Mr. Nagahama's philosophy of trying to
remain
faithful to the original work. Whereas many anime today differ greatly
from
the original work, his dedication to the original work has created a
masterpiece.

Mr. Nagahama also worked as an animator and story board creator for
several
famous animes like JUBEI, SCHOOL RUMBLE and SISTER PRINCESS. And has
worked
with famous directors like Akitarou Daichi.

Mr. Nagahama joins, previously announced, CLAMP, Seiji Mizushima, Vic
Mignogna, Laura Bailey, Mick Takeuchi , Yutaka Izubuchi, Tomoki Kyoda,
Koge-Donbo and Romi Paku as Anime Expo® 2006 official Guests of Honor.

Individuals can now register via online (www.anime-expo.org
) for Anime Expo® 2006. All attendees
that
register prior to June 1, 2006 will be automatically placed into the
2nd
Annual Pre-Registration Contest to win DVD¹s, Posters and other amazing
prizes.

About Anime Expo®
Located in Anaheim, California - Anime Expo®, the North America¹s
largest
anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the
interests
of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event
serves as
a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest
and
explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the
industry to conduct business. AX 2006 will be held July 1 ­ 4, 2006 at
the
Anaheim Convention Center. More information can be found at its
official
website (www.anime-expo.org ).

About SPJA
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a
non-profit
organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American
public
about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate
communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more
popularly known by its entertainment property ­ Anime Expo®. More
information can be found at its official website (www.spja.org
).

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