Exclusive World Premieres for Attendees During Anime Expo's Film Fest

Jun 15th 2006
Programming Exclusives Join the Mix of Classic Anime Titles
at the Nations Largest Anime/Manga Convention


Anaheim, California (June 15, 2006) ‹ Watching anime is great, but there's
nothing like experiencing films on the silver screen, totally immersed in
the sounds of action. This year experience anime favorites and fresh
premieres the way they should be shown 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
.

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience titles such as Hayao
Miyazaki¹s classic HOWL¹S MOVING CASTLE and SPIRITED AWAY, TRAIN MAN, GHOST
IN THE SHELL 2: INNOCENCE, MILLENNIUM ACTRESS, KAMIKAZE GIRLS, TREE OF
PALME, AZUMI, ESCAFLOWNE, KAMIKAZE GIRLS, CUTIE HONEY LIVE ACTION and many
more in full force and effect; as screenings will be shown via projection
on 35 mm print on a screen larger than many theatres with a sound system
that will literally ³rock² the Anaheim Convention Center.

Do you love anime? Taping your favorite shows at obscure hours of the day?
Secretly humming the opening songs wherever you go? Well don't worry you're
not alone! Come meet and interact with your fellow anime fans for the sole
purpose of indulging in the anime experience! Have friends that claim to be
non-anime people? Bring them too! Who knows, they might get hooked as well.
Come and enjoy "nostalgic" favorites, while discovering new shows to love.

Anime Expo® 2006 is proud to offer the following exclusive Anime Expo® 2006
premieres straight from Japan and a Secret Shojo SURPRISE!

MUTEKI KANBAN MUSUME (TV Series)-Miki Onimaru is the daughter of Chinese
Restaurant owner. She starts to work at the restaurant and wants to be the
strongest waitress in the shopping arcade, but to become the number one, she
will have to ward off various enemies.

PROJECT BLUE (TV Series)-Mysterious accidents have happened frequently all
over the world. Passenger planes and luxury ships go missing suddenly. An
Alien invasion comes to Earth, searching for a special object. One day
Billy and Penny witness a train disappear within a blaze of light! What will
happen on the earth!?

THE COYOTE RAGTIME SHOW (TV Series)-The Pirate King of Graseland planet has
been assassinated. After his untimely death, his daughter Franca is adopted
by the former King¹s best friend and legendary swindler Š Coyote.

ULTRAMAN MAX-Ultraman Max is the freshest, hottest Ultraman series in the
show's four decade history! The classic monsters from the first Ultraman
shows are back! They're meaneer and uglier than ever before, just waiting to
stir up trouble. And it's up to Agent Kaito of Team DASH to take the
awesome power given to him by a mysterious space alien and transform into
the gigantic super hero Ultraman Max to save the world. Anime Expo will be
showing four very unusual episodes of the series.

MIRROR MAN ­ REFLEX-Late at night in the heart of the city a man is being
chased by a band of strange half-human creatures. Suddenly before him stand
a mysterious man and a young girl. The girl holds out a large round mirror
and begins to chant. All at once the man is enveloped within a light that
shines from the mirror. The man is transformed into a metallic warrior and
goes into battle against the half human creatures.

TANK S.W.A.T. 01-Based on the manga DOMINION by the world famous author
Masamune Shirow (GHOST IN THE SHELL and APPLESEED). The setting takes place
in the near-future of Kobe in a world where technology has advanced to a
level where androids cannot be distinguished from normal humans. In this
world, the police have a force called TANK S.W.A.T. to fight against heavily
armored criminals. Reona Ozaki is the squadron leader for the Newport Police
Department in Hyogo Prefecture. Although it is based on Masamune Shirow's
DOMINION, this piece is an original story created by Osaka's amateur CG
artists of Digital Tokiwa-sou, directed by Higa Romanov. A Doga Co.
production and winner of the Nipponbashi Film Festival.

In honor of our Guest of Honor: Clamp, please be on the lookout for your
favorite Clamp titles running at various times in our Video Rooms. Other
special titles on the radar include ERGO PROXY, SHAKUGAN NO SHANA, GORJIRA,
KAMICHU, KANNAZUKI NO MIKO, HELLSING ULTIMATE, FINAL FANTASY VII: ADVENT
CHILDREN and many more surprises!

With an overwhelming response to last year¹s theme nights, Anime Expo® 2006
returns with themed screening events.

On Saturday, July 1st, please join us in Video Room 3 for a ³Discovery into
another World². Starting at the opening of the Convention and running until
Video Room 3 closes at 6:00 AM on Sunday, July 2nd, find out how our heroes
and heroines deal with being dropped unexpectedly into new cultures and
sometimes embarrassing/difficult situations.

Sunday, July 2nd brings Martial Arts Mayhem. Starting at 8:00 AM and
running until July 3rd at 6:00 AM, please join us in Video Room 3 for action
packed adventures. Watch how our favorite Champions use their fullest
abilities to engage in strategic combat and achieve their greatest
accomplishments in battle!

On Monday, July 3rd, please join us in Video Room 1, starting at 4:00 PM,
where we will explore the mysteries of Japanese Live Action! Relive the
memories! And discover why we love it!

Furthermore, Midnight Madness is back! For one night only, starting at 12:45
AM on Tuesday, July 4th, in Video Room 1, fans will be able to choose titles
from our vast Anime Expo® Video Library. Requests* will be taken throughout
the day, allowing the fans to dictate which shows will be shown on the
silver screen in surround sound! (Please note requests for fansubs, hentai
titles, fan-produced titles or any shows that can be deemed unsuitable will
not be accepted)

Attendees are encouraged to check back periodically for the latest Video
Announcements and Programming Schedule.

Individuals can now register via online (www.anime-expo.org
) for Anime Expo® 2006. All attendees that
register prior to June 15, 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
).

About CG Anime Mura
Placed in the heart of Nihonbashi, the Akihabara of Osaka, CG Anime Mura is
a low-cost rental studio for up and coming CG animation artists that is
operated by Nihonbashi Machizukuri Co. CG Anime Mura is the first rental
studio in Japan that is geared towards CG animation production. The concept
of CG Anime Mura is ³digital Tokiwa-Sou,² referring back to Tokiwa-Sou, an
apartment where creators of manga such as Osamu Tezuka, Fujio Fujiko, and
Shotaro Ishinomori. CG Anime Mura strives to facilitate the development of
new CG anime artists in Japan. To increase the hobby and sub-culture
phenomena in Nihonbashi and to create a new industry in Kansai, CG Anime
Mura will be the focal point of this new movement. http://CGanime.jp/mura/

About Doga Co.
A 3D CG animation production company.
Hosts the ³CG Anime Contest.²
Developed a CG animation training software ³DOGA-E1.²
Past productions: ³TANK SWAT 01² OVA, ³Lost Universe² TV animation series.
http://doga.jp/

About Nipponbashi Film Festival
Sponsored by CG Anime Mura and Osaka City, the first annual Nipponbashi Film
Festival will take place on October 8th and October 9th of this year. The
festival will feature amateur CG anime, flash animation, and live-action
films catering to the otaku culture from around the world.
Website currently being constructed.

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