Leap through the Ninja Ranks at Anime Expo® 2008

Apr 29th 2008
Prizes Include a Sony PlayStation® 3, Sony PSP®, iPod®, Naruto Booster Packs
and Much More!


Anaheim, California (April 29, 2008) —Bandai Collectible Games will be
running an official Naruto CCG Kage Tournament at this year's Anime Expo®
2008 held from July 3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los
Angeles, CA. More information can be found on the website
www.anime-expo.org .

The Kage is the leader of the Village and Naruto CCG Players are separated
into different Villages based on where they live. Anime Expo® 2008
attendees will be able to witness and participate in the Leaf Village Kage
CCG tournament with winners receiving amazing prizes including the
PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and the PSP® (PlayStation ®
Portable) systems, iPod®, booster packs, bragging rights as well as
qualifications for the next ninja level tournament: Sannin (伝説の三忍,
Densetsu no Sannin; "Legendary Three Ninja"). Best of all, the top finisher
who lives in California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii or British
Columbia will win free airfare to the Sannin tournament held at GenCon
Indianapolis.

Bandai Collectible Games will be running a Kage tournament on Saturday (July
5, 2008) with the finals on Sunday (July 6, 2008) at the Los Angeles
Convention Center (LACC); Room 303AB.

Prizes awarded will include:

* 1st Place: Kage Pin, Sony PS3 and Sony PSP, 1 Booster Box, 1 Game Mat,
Qualification for the Sannin tournament
* 2nd Place: 80GB Ipod, 1 Booster Box, 1 Game Mat, Qualification for the
Sannin tournament
* 3rd - 4th Place: Sony PSP, 1 Booster Box, 1 Game Mat, Qualification for
the Sannin tournament
* 5th - 8th Place: 1 Booster Box, 1 Game Mat, Qualification for the Sannin
tournament
* 9th - 16th Place: 12 Booster Packs
* 17th - 32nd Place: 6 Booster Packs
* 33rd - 64th Place: 3 Booster Packs

Registration opens at 10:00 AM on Saturday and the tournament begins at
11:00 AM in Room 303AB (LACC).

The Top 8 Finals begin at 10:00 AM on Sunday in Room 303AB (LACC).

Attendees that have pre-registered can also update their information and add
on orders for main event tickets via the Anime Expo® 2008 Online
Registration Area at www.anime-expo.org .

Free shuttle services for all hotel attendees will be provided. Regular
non-hotel attendees will have access to utilize the free shuttle services
during designated hours as well. All schedules and routes will be posted in
the lobby of each shuttle hotel. Frequency of service is pending local
traffic, road conditions and can change without notice. Also, no shuttle
service provided to the Holiday Inn City Center and the Figueroa Hotel (both
are within walking distance of the Los Angeles Convention Center).

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video
coverage site of the 2007 convention at www.AXBackstage.org
.

This year's Red & Black Sponsors are FUNimation and ImaginAsian Television.
Gold Sponsor is Digital Manga Publishing. Silver Sponsor is Gaia Online.
Patron Sponsors are Central Park Media and COPIC Markers.

About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo®, the nation'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 2008 will be held July 3 – July 6, 2008 at
the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information
can be found at its website (www.anime-expo.org).

About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
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 website (www.spja.org
).

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