Irasshaimase! Anime Expo® 2009 Announces Animaid Café to Debut at This Year's Convention

May 6th 2009

Nation's Largest Anime and Manga Convention Looking for Maids & Hosts

Anaheim, California (May 6, 2009) — Ever imagined or wanted to experience the maid cafes of Akihabara, Japan in the U.S.? After much anticipation and planning, Anime Expo® 2009 is proud to present its first ever Maid Café at the nation's largest anime and manga convention held July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More information can be found on the website www.anime-expo.org .

Hosted by the Funky Fresh Cosplay Group, AniMaid Café is an event you will not want to miss! The AniMaid Café caters to all guests with both Maids and Hosts. Enjoy the evening with food, drinks, live performances, fun interactive games, contests, prizes, merriment and much more! Don't miss out on your chance to be a “master” at the nation's largest anime and manga convention.

The AniMaid Café is also looking for volunteer Maids and Hosts!

Volunteers assist with serving of guests and looking after certain areas. Interested individuals/parties are encouraged to apply and final decisions will be maid by the AniMaid Café management staff. Requirements are as follows:

· Must be at least 18 years of age or older
· Must have a great personality and works well with others
· Must be in good health (in order to participate in live events)
· Must be willing the make/buy his/her own Maid/Host outfits (subject to approval by the AniMaid Café management staff and must be in line with the Anime Expo® dress code)
· Must be able to make meetings for trainings (Most trainings will be conducted in the Southern California region consisting of Los Angeles and/or Orange County areas)

Interested individuals/parties should send an email correspondence to [email protected] with basic information about themselves and a picture. Further information will be provided upon receipt of initial application.

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video coverage site of the 2008 convention at www.AXBackstage.org .

Red & Black Sponsors include: FUNimation, Silver Sponsors include: Anime News Network and Digital Manga Press, Patron Sponsors include: COPIC, Central Park Media and The Right Stuf, Media Sponsors include: ImaginAsian TV, Animation Magazine, Anime Insider Magazine and Anime News Network.

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 2009 will be held July 2 – July 5, 2009 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 ).

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause Anime Expo®/SPJA's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation, product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers, international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


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