Anime Expo 2009 Teams Up with UTB Hollywood

Nation's Largest Anime and Manga Convention Teams Up with First 24-Hour
Japanese Television Channel in North America

Anaheim, California (June 5, 2009) — UTB, United Television Broadcasting
Systems, Inc., the first 24-hour Japanese digital television channel in
North America announces their media partnership with the nation's largest
anime and manga convention held July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention
Center. More information can be found on the website

UTB aggregates and broadcasts the best programming from Japan alongside its
own original local content. The weekly programming schedule includes live
news from Japan, entertainment, documentaries, educational programs, movies,
dramas and anime. All around the world, interest in Japanese “anime” has
skyrocketed in recent years. UTB is a free resource for anime lovers all
over Southern California, broadcasting a range of popular, highly rated
anime that everyone will enjoy.

UTB will be launching following anime programs starting June 6, 2009
(English subtitled):

From Kadokawa Pictures:
o Mon-Sun 10:00p-10:30p 6/6- 6/19
o Mon-Sun 10:00p-10:30p 6/20- 7/13

From Bandai Entertainment:
o Mon-Sun 10:00p-10:30p 7/14- 7/26
o Mon-Sun 10:00p-10:30p 7/27- 8/10

For details, please check UTB's website: (English)

Anime Expo® 2009 Official Guests of Honor include Yun Kouga, Hiroyuki
Imaishi, Daisuke Ishiwatari, Yosuke Kuroda, Toshimichi Mori, Toshiyuki
Morikawa, Morning Musume, Yasuhiro Nightow, Atsushi Nishigori, Satoshi
Nishimura and Kari Wahlgren.

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video
coverage site of the 2008 convention at

Red & Black Sponsors include: FUNimation, Silver Sponsors include: Anime
News Network and Digital Manga Press, Patron Sponsors include: COPIC,
Central Park Media and The Right Stuf, Media Sponsors include: ImaginAsian
TV, Animation Magazine, Anime Insider Magazine, Anime News Network and UTB

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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