Details of CLAMP Autographing Sessions Announced

Jun 21st 2006
Famous Japanese Artists Scheduled to Appear at Anime Expo 2006

New York, NY (June 21, 2006) – Manga superstars CLAMP announced last month
that they would be making their first-ever U.S. public appearance at Anime
Expo held in Anaheim, California, July 1 to July 4. For manga and anime
fans in the United States and throughout the world, this is a once in a
lifetime opportunity to see this influential group. The visit is being
co-sponsored by Anime Expo, Del Rey Manga and FUNimation Entertainment.
Details on CLAMP's two autographing sessions at Anime Expo are as follows:

Attendees at CLAMP's panel on 2 PM Saturday will be selected at random to
attend one of two autographing sessions. The autographing sessions will be
held on Sunday, July 2. CLAMP will be signing exclusive pre-printed paper
boards (also known as in Japan as shikishi) featuring CLAMP characters that
will be provided to the winners.

About CLAMP
CLAMP consists of four female artists, Satsuki Igarashi, Ageha Ohkawa,
Tsubaki Nekoi and Mokona, who have created their own original story and
characters in the Japanese graphic novel form known as “manga”. They made
their debut as manga artists in Japan in 1989. Since then have become
bestselling authors, and animation films based on their work have been
prominent on both TV and the cinema screen. CLAMP has also been at the
spearhead of the current flux and rise in popularity of Japanese anime and
manga in the U.S., with titles such as Magic Knight Rayearth, Cardcaptor
Sakura, and Chobits available from Tokyopop. Among the manga and anime
audience, CLAMP is one of the single most recognized names. The two series
that they are currently writing in Japan, Tsubasa and xxxHOLiC, are both
being published in English by Del Rey Manga.

About Anime Expo
Located in Anaheim, California - Anime Expo®, the North America's 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®.




About Del Rey
Del Rey Books (http://www.delreybooks.com) was founded in 1977 as a division
of Ballantine Books under the guidance of the renowned Judy-Lynn Del Rey and
her husband, Lester Del Rey. Del Rey publishes the best of modern fantasy,
science fiction, alternate history and manga. Ballantine Books is an imprint
of the Random House Publishing Group, which is a publishing group of Random
House, Inc, the U.S. publishing company of Random House, the trade book
publishing division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's leading
international media companies. In the summer of 2003, Random House joined
together with Kodansha in a creative partnership to bring some of Kodansha's
top properties to the United States, making Random House the first major
trade book publisher in the United States to do so.


About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation
(NASDAQ: NAVR), is a brand management company and one of the nation's
leading independent home video entertainment companies. The company's most
recent initiative is the FUNimation ChannelSM, a new, 24-hour digital
network featuring programming from the top anime brands in the United
States. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands,
and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including
broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and
distribution.

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