Anime Expo® Announces AX Idol 2010 Hosts & Judges

Jun 23rd 2010
Los Angeles, CA – June 23, 2010 – Anime Expo® is pleased to announce today the AX Idol 2010 participating hosts and judges for the event's 8th season. Anime Expo, North America's largest anime and manga convention, is scheduled for July 1 – 4, 2010, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. AX Idol will be held at the Nokia Plaza L.A. Live concert stage on July 3, at 4:00 p.m.

One of the most coveted and attended events at Anime Expo, AX Idol gives attendees the unique opportunity to display their voice acting and singing talents in front of both fans and respected industry professionals. Each year, attendees audition with the chance to win amazing prizes, including the opportunity to record a professional demo with the most prestigious anime recording studios in North America, Bang Zoom! Entertainment. Thousands of fans gather around to cheer on for their favorites as AX Idol competitors battle it out on stage. AX Idol is brought to you by Bang Zoom! Entertainment and Viz Media.

The 2010 AX Idol competition will be co-hosted by voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch and voice actress Christina Vee. Mr. Bosch and his band, Eyeshine, will also open the competition with a mini-set of 3 songs. The audition portion of the event will be hosted by Jonathan Meza of AnimeTV. The judge line-up will feature BangZoom! President Eric Sherman; producer and BangZoom! Vice-President Kaeko Sakamoto; musician/voice actor Jason C. Miller; and voice actor Vic Mignogna.

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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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