Anime Expo® 2008 Pursues Beauty and Cuteness

Jun 4th 2008
Nation's Largest Anime and Manga Convention Welcomes
Famed Character Designer


Anaheim, California (June 4, 2008) —Anime Expo® proudly announces famed
character designer Akemi Takada as an official Guest of Honor to 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 .

Ms. Takada's has always pursued the theme of “beauty and cuteness”
throughout her career as a character designer. She studied graphic design
at Tama Art University and joined the Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd upon
graduation. Some of Ms. Takada's work include such memorable titles like
URUSEI YATSURA, CREAMY MAMI, KIMAGURE ORAGNE ROAD and MOBILE POLICE
PATLABOR.

Akemi Takada joins up and coming director Masahiro Ando, legendary American
voice actor David Hayter, famed POKEMON director Masamitsu Hidaka, the
dynamic duo known as Jyukai, renowned animator Hiromi Kato, celebrated
veteran voice actor Toshihiko Seki and the new Japanese “It-Girl” Shokotan
in Anime Expo® 2008's amazing line up of Guests of Honor.

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.
Platinum Sponsor is IMAGI Studios. 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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