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Anime Expo Announces Toshihiro Kawamoto as a Guest of Honor

Anime Expo® 2010 announces Japanese animator, TOSHIHIRO KAWAMOTO, as an Official Guest of Honor

Anaheim, CA – March 11, 2010 – Anime Expo® is excited to announce today that renowned Japanese animator, Toshihiro Kawamoto, 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. Mr. Kawamoto will take part in autograph sessions, meet-and-greets and attendee panels.

Toshihiro Kawamoto is among the most well-known animators and character designers in the industry. His impressive career spans over two decades in which he has worked on such beloved anime titles as Cowboy Bebop, the Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 series, Golden Boy and Wolf's Rain as chief animation director and character designer. Kawamoto-San has most recently acted as key animation director for Sword of the Stranger, Escaflowne: The Movie, Fullmetal Alchemist and Eureka Seven.

Toshirio Kawamoto has also co-founded Bones, a Japanese anime studio that has produced over 30 popular titles. Such series as Ouran High School Host Club, Soul Eater, Wolf's Rain and Fullmetal Alchemist were all produced by the famed anime studio. Kawamoto-San is currently working on his next title, Hero Man, as chief animation director along with Spider-Man co-creator, Stan Lee.

Kawamoto-San joins Anime Expo's 2010 line-up along with seiyuu Yuu Asakawa, J-rock band Sophia, and anime 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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