Eureka Seven Wins 2 SPJA Awards at AX

Jul 28th 2006
July 26, 2006 (Cypress, Ca) – Bandai Entertainment, INC. announced today that its series Eureka Seven, a co-production with mega animation house Studio BONES, won two SPJA AWARDS at the 2006 Anime Expo®, held annually in the U.S.: BEST TV SERIES and BEST FEMALE CHARACTER (Eureka) for the USA release. In addition, the first volume of the manga which hit North American book stores in April is about to go into a second printing.

“We are very happy that Eureka Seven has found such an enthusiastic audience in the USA -- it continues to build a loyal following – many of the Anime Expo attendees were cos-playing as the characters,” said Bandai Entertainment's President Ken Iyadomi.

Eureka Seven is currently being aired on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block, released on DVD by Bandai Entertainment, and being made available for streaming and download at Bandai Entertainment's AnimeVillage.com. The second volume of the manga has just been released in North American bookstores with the video game due for release in the fall.

“This is a series that gets better and more exciting with each of the 50 episodes, so we feel that this is just the beginning for Eureka Seven in the USA,” said Iyadomi.

Look for more information on this series in the near future.

For more information on Eureka Seven, visit www.eurekaseven.bandai-ent.com


For more information on Anime Village visit www.AnimeVillage.com

Bandai Entertainment, INC. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North America. Additional company and product information is available through our website at www.bandai-ent.com.

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 toexpress their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2007 will be held June 29 – July 2, 2007 at the Long Beach 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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