Anime Expo Announces Official Guest of Honor #15

Celebrated Voice Actor Joins the 15th Anniversary Convention Celebration

Anaheim, California (June 20, 2006) ‹ Celebrated and immensely popular voice
actor Toru Furuya joins Anime Expo® 2006 as a Guest of Honor at the nations
largest Anime/Manga convention¹s 15th year anniversary at the Anaheim
Convention Center July 1-4, 2006. More information is available at .

Being a seasoned voice actor in the anime industry, Mr. Furuya¹s distinctive
voice can be heard in scores of immensely popular anime titles.

Fans will recognize his voice as the dashing Chiba Mamoru and Tuxedo Kamen
(Tuxedo Mask) in the ever-popular SailorMoon series, top pilot, Amuro Ray in
the original Mobile Suit Gundam TVanime and movie adaptations, the
forever-fickle, Kyosuke Kusaga of Kimagure Orange Road and the desert
bandit-turned-ally, Yamcha from the original Dragon Ball TV

He could also be heard in several other well-known titles such as, Saint
Seiya, Marmalade Boy, Space Battleship Yamato (TV series and movies), One
Pound Gospel (OVA), Queen Millennia (TV and movie), Dr. Slump (TV and
movie), and Ultimate Girls just to name a few.

Mr. Furuya joins previously announced CLAMP, Seiji Mizushima, Vic Mignogna,
Laura Bailey, Mick Takeuchi , Yutaka Izubuchi, Tomoki Kyoda, Koge-Donbo,
Romi Park, Hiroshi Nagahama, Atsuko Nakajima, yozuca*, Mana and Noboru
Ishiguro as Anime Expo® 2006 official Guests of Honor.

Individuals can now register via online (
) for Anime Expo® 2006.

About Anime Expo®
Located in Anaheim, California - Anime Expo®, the North America¹s 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 2006 will be held July 1 ­ 4, 2006 at the
Anaheim Convention Center. More information can be found at its official
website ( ).

About SPJA
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 official website (

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