Anime Expo® Introduces Hosts For AXBackstage

More Sneak Peeks From This Year's Hottest Show

Los Angeles, California (June 26, 2008) — Want to see a different side of
our official online coverage hosts from AXBackstage (
)? Want to get some hints on where to get
cheap eats in downtown L.A.? Anime Expo® 2008 premieres 2 new videos on its
site to show attendees some of the things they can expect in the excitement
of the pending convention this 4th of July weekend. Anime Expo® 2008 will
be held from July 3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los
Angeles, CA. More information can be found on the website .

The two (2) new sneak peeks will introduce some of this year's AXBackstage
hosts as well as some tips on obtaining “good and cheap eats” for con-goers.

AXBackstage offers visitors an insider's look at the hottest anime/manga
titles, exclusive interviews with Guests attending this year's hottest
convention, video coverage of convention activities, attendee and convention
photos/images, news and related peripherals. In addition, visitors can
download up to date information and change/corrections in scheduled events,
activities and much more. AXBackstage will launch July 2, 2008 on the world
wide web at

The full list of official Anime Expo® 2008 Guests of Honor include up and
coming director Masahiro Ando, legendary American voice actor David Hayter,
famed POKEMON director Masamitsu Hidaka, the dynamic duo known as Jyukai,
renowned animator Hiromi Kato, celebrated veteran voice actor Toshihiko
Seki, the new Japanese “It-Girl” Shokotan and the legendary character
designer Takada Akemi.

Attendees that have pre-registered can also update their information and add
on orders for main event tickets via the Anime Expo® 2008 Online
Registration Area at .

Free shuttle services for all hotel attendees will be provided. Regular
non-hotel attendees will have access to utilize the free shuttle services
during designated hours as well. All schedules and routes will be posted in
the lobby of each shuttle hotel. Frequency of service is pending local
traffic, road conditions and can change without notice. Also, no shuttle
service provided to the Holiday Inn City Center and the Figueroa Hotel (both
are within walking distance of the Los Angeles Convention Center).

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video
coverage site of the 2007 convention at

This year's Red & Black Sponsors are FUNimation and ImaginAsian Television.
Platinum Sponsor is Imagi Studios. Gold Sponsor is Digital Manga
Publishing. Silver Sponsor is Gaia Online. Patron Sponsors are Central
Park Media and COPIC Markers.

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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