Anime Expo® 2010 Announces Eden of the East Trio as Official Guests of Honor

Apr 14th 2010

Anaheim, CA – April 15, 2010 – Anime Expo® is pleased to announce today that Eden of the East trio Kenji Kamiyama, Satoru Nakamura and Tomohiko Ishii will be official Guests of Honor at its July convention. Anime Expo, the United States' largest anime and manga convention is scheduled for July 1 – 4, 2010, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Mr. Kamiyama, Mr. Nakamura and Mr. Ishii will take part in autograph sessions, meet-and-greets and attendee panels.

The three gentlemen come to Anime Expo in anticipation of the FUNimation Entertainment release, Eden of the East. The U.S. Premiere of the TV series will be screened exclusively to Anime Expo attendees throughout the event. Creator and director Kenji Kamiyama, animation director Satoru Nakamura and producer Tomohiko Ishii are proud to represent the Eden of the East creative team through their Guest of Honor appearance.

Kenji Kamiyama is an accomplished anime creator, director, artist and writer. Some of his most well-known roles include director for Eden of the East, director for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, writer for Blood: The Last Vampire, and animation director for Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade.

Satoru Nakamura has made his mark on the anime world through his involvement with several popular anime titles. He is most known for his role as animation director in Eden of the East, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Library War, Gurren Lagann and Angel Cop.

Tomohiko Ishii is excited to attend Anime Expo to promote his work as producer of Eden of the East. Mr. Ishii has also worked as producer for The Sky Crawlers, Spirited Away, and Howl's Moving Castle.

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Kenji Kamiyama, Satoru Nakamura and Tomohiko Ishii join Anime Expo's 2010 line-up along with voice actor Kyle Hebert, animation director Toshihiro Kawamoto, seiyuu Yuu Asakawa, J-rock band SOPHIA, and anime director Shinichi “Nabeshin” Watanabe. To stay updated on all of the latest Anime Expo 2010 news, follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook and check us out on YouTube.

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About Anime Expo®

Anime Expo is located in Los Angeles and is the nation's largest anime and manga convention. The Expo serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of both anime and manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2010 will be held July 1 – July 4, 2010, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at www.anime-expo.org.

About the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is 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 www.spja.org.


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