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Japanese Voice Actress, Yuu Asakawa, Will Attend Anime Expo® 2010 as an Official Guest of Honor

Anaheim, CA – March 3, 2010 – Anime Expo® is excited to announce today that prolific seiyuu Yuu Asakawa will be an official Guest of Honor at its July convention. Anime Expo, the United States' largest anime and manga convention is scheduled for July 1 – 4, 2010, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Ms. Asakawa will take part in autograph sessions, meet-and-greets and attendee panels.

Yuu Asakawa has enjoyed much success over her career as a seiyuu. Her extensive list of credits include work on some of the most famous anime titles in the industry, such as the Love Hina series (Motoko Aoyama), School Rumble (Otoko Osakabe), the Vandread series (Jura Basil Elden), Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (Priss S. Asagiri) and Azumanga Daioh (Sakaki). Ms. Asakawa has lent her vocal talents an impressive 70+ anime titles, including such others as Kaleido Star, Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny and Fate/stay night.

Ms. Asakawa has captured the heart of fans all over the world for her work not only as a voice actress but also as a musical artist. The theme songs for both Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 and Love Hina Christmas Special were recorded by Yuu Asakawa. Over the course of her career, she has worked on several video games, as the voice of Lebreau in Final Fantasy XIII and Shalua in Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII.

Asakawa joins Anime Expo's 2010 line-up along with J-rock band, SOPHIA, and famed director, Shinichi “Nabeshin” Watanabe. To stay updated on all of the latest Anime Expo 2010 news, follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook and check us out on YouTube.

To register for Anime Expo 2010, please visit our website.

About Anime Expo®
Anime Expo is located in Los Angeles and is the nation's largest anime and manga convention. The Expo serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of both anime and manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2010 will be held July 1 – July 4, 2010, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at www.anime-expo.org.

About The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is 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 www.spja.org.

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