Anime Expo® 2010 Announces Japanese Musical Artists, Megumi Nakajima and May'n, as Official Guests of Honor

May 19th 2010

Anaheim, CA – May 19, 2010 – Anime Expo® is pleased to announce today that Japanese musical artists, Megumi Nakajima and May'n, will be official Guests of Honor at its July convention. Anime Expo, North America's largest anime and manga convention, is scheduled for July 1 – 4, 2010, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Megumi Nakajima and May'n will perform together on Friday afternoon, July 2, in Nokia Theater as well as participate in guest panels and autograph sessions. Anime Expo attendees will have the opportunity to see both duet and solo acts from the two artists. A mystery guest will also join them on stage for a surprise performance.

Megumi Nakajima entered the industry with the ambition to spread her love of music to her fans worldwide. She is most known for her role as Ranka Lee in the anime series, Macross Frontier. Ms. Nakajima also performed the theme song for the popular anime, as well as various other songs featured on the soundtrack. In addition to her work in Macross Frontier, she has also lent her voice acting and singing talents to the anime titles Kobato. and Kämpfer.

Since her debut in 2005, May'n has made her mark in the industry as an accomplished musical artist. She found fame when she was chosen to be the singing voice for Sheryl Nome in Macross Frontier. Since landing that role, May'n has released several hit songs as her Macross Frontier character, including Diamond Crevasse and Lion. She has also performed theme songs for the anime titles Shangri-La and the upcoming series OŌkami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi.

Megumi Nakajima and May'n join Anime Expo's 2010 line-up along with manga artist Rei Hiroe; musical artist MELL; supergroup AKB48; voice actor Katsuyuki Konishi; Eden of the East trio Kenji Kamiyama, Satoru Nakamura and Tomohiko Ishii; 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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