Catch a Lucky Star and Pierce the Heavens at Anime Expo® 2008 with Bandai and American Cosplay Paradise!

June 5, 2008 (Cypress, CA) - Bandai Entertainment and American Cosplay
Paradise are proud to celebrate the US release of LUCKY STAR and GURREN
LAGANN at Anime Expo® 2008 in Los Angeles (July 3 – 6, 2008; Los Angeles
Convention Center; Stop by Bandai's booth on Friday and
Saturday in the exhibit hall, where you will be treated to various games
testing your otaku knowledge, singing, and random prize giveaways! The
highlight will be a performance from the LUCKY STAR Cheerleading Squad,
featuring members of American Cosplay Paradise (ACP) as the cast. Whether
you're a diehard fan of the show, someone who has no idea what LUCKY STAR
is, or just someone that likes cheerleader outfits, there's a little bit of
something for everyone, so don't miss out!

For something a little more “manly”, be sure to check out the GURREN LAGANN,
also at the Bandai booth! Kicking off its US debut, Cosplayers from ACP will
be representing the cast of GURREN LAGANN and offering promotional goods to
attendees, as well as posing for pictures. There may also be "unexpected
surprises" in store for attendees, so be sure to show up! If you have a
GURREN LAGANN costume, ACP encourages you to show up for what is to be a
gathering of epic proportions.

About Lucky Star
LUCKY STAR is a 24 episode television series from Kyoto Animation, the same
anime production company that created the anime series for HARUHI. LUCKY
STAR's main character is Konata Izumi, a lazy high school girl who isn't
interested in anything besides anime and video games. The series is
described as the ultimate "otaku anime" -- it pays tribute to anime culture
and other series with in-jokes and hilarious references.

About Gurren Lagann
The 27-episode science fiction, comedy action series centers on Simon,
Kamina, and Yoko, youths who live in an underground village on a future
earth. They become embroiled in a conflict with surface "Beastmen" who
pilot mech known as Gunmen, one of which they take for themselves and name
GURREN, and lead the battle against the Beastmen. Recently the series won
"best television series" and "best character design' at the 2008 Tokyo
Animation Fair (TAF)

About Bandai Entertainment
Bandai Entertainment Inc. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA)
Inc. and the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and
programming for television broadcast in North America. Titles include THE

About American Cosplay Paradise
Founded in 2000, American Cosplay Paradise (ACP) serves as an extensive
database for cosplayers, people who dress up in costumes. Members contribute
pictures of their costumes, which are sorted by series and character for
easy searching. With live photo and video coverage of the various anime
conventions in the US, ACP is one of the leading resources for finding
costumes of your favorite anime, manga, and videogame characters. For more
information can be found at its website (

About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo®, the nation'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 2008 will be held July 3 – July 6, 2008 at
the Los Angeles Convention center in Southern California. More information
can be found at its website (

About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
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 website (

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