Anime Expo® Announces New Videos on AXBackstage Website

Over 150 Minutes of New Video Coverage Mounted on Nation's Largest Convention's Online Video Coverage Site

Anaheim, California (August 18, 2008) — Want to re-experience all the excitement that was Anime Expo® 2008? Want a preview of all the anime goodness for the highly anticipated 2009 convention, July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center? Official video coverage from the final days of the nation's largest convention of its kind is available for viewing on the convention's official video coverage site AXBackstage (

All new coverage videos involve an official Anime Expo® 2008 Official Guest of Honor, new videos include:

· AX 2008 Guest of Honor Artist Panels-Akemi Takada and Hiromi Kato
· AX 2008 Guest of Honor Director Panels-Masahiro Ando and Masamitsu Hidaka
· AX 2008Guest of Honor Voice Actor Panel-David Hayter

AXBackstage covers all that is associated with the nation's most celebrated anime and manga convention including official AX Commercials, convention cosplay photos, industry videos, trailers, articles and much more.

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view past video coverage of the Anime Expo® 2007 and 2008 conventions at

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 2009 will be held July 2 – July 5, 2009 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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