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Over 41,000 attendees at Anime Expo 2006

Over $21,650.00 Raised for the SPJA Charity Auction Recipient hildren's Hospital Orange County

Anaheim, California (July 4, 2006) --Smashing all similar convention attendee records by a landslide. Anime Expo® 2006 holds its reign as the nation's largest Anime and Manga convention. Anime Expo® 2006 is the nation's largest Anime/Manga convention celebrating its 15th year anniversary at the Anaheim Convention Center July 1-4, 2006. More information is available at http://www.anime-expo.org.

"It was an amazing convention and we hope to see you all at the Long Beach Convention Center next year in 2007!", exclaims Joyce Lim AX Official Chairwoman. With over 41,000 unique attendees at this year's 15th Anniversary Celebration, AX2006 was one of the best and the biggest highlights this year for the Anime/Manga Industry.

Highlights for final day (July 4, 2006) events included the SPJA (Society for the Promotion of Japanese Anime) Charity Auction benefiting Children's Hospital Orange County (CHOC) which raised over $21,650.00 to benefit patient care.

Individuals can now register for Anime Expo® 2007 online at www.anime-expo.org.

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

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 (www.spja.org).

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