The “Kamina” Voice Actor, Mr.Katsuyuki Konishi's US Exclusive Video Message on YouTube

SANTA MONICA, CA (June 7, 2010) – Aniplex of America Inc. posted a video message from Mr.Katsuyuki Konishi, one of the most popular voice actors in Japan and the voice of Kamina of “GURREN LAGANN”, on its YouTube page,

This message video is exclusively for fans in America.

Mr.Konishi has been invited as the Guest of Honor to Anime Expo 2010 starting July 1st, and will join “GURREN LAGANN the Movie 1” screening and Cosplay Contest Final Round on Saturday, July 3rd at AX. The event is scheduled to start at 6:00pm at Film Room of Concourse Hall in Los Angeles Convention Center. This will be Mr.Konishi's very first time appearance outside Japan.

To watch his video message, visit

For Mr. Katsuyuki Konishi's bio and the event schedule, visit

For detailed information on the contest, visit

For “Gurren Lagann the Movie” release information, visit

The 2-part movie is based on the hit Japanese anime TV series “Gurren Lagann”. The movies were theatrically released in Japan in 2008 and 2009. They were directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, written by Kazuki Nakashima, Animation production by renowned studio GAINAX (Neon Genesis Evangelion and FLCL) and shares the creative staff from the franchise TV series.

About Aniplex of America INC.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex Inc. has introduced a variety of properties including such hits as “Gurren Lagann,” “Fullmetal Alchemist,” “Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler)”, “Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X),” “R.O.D –THE TV-,” “Blood+,” all of which are licensed and distributed worldwide. In 2005, the company established A-1 Pictures, currently the largest and most technically advanced animation studio in Japan.

About American Cosplay Paradise
Founded in 2000, American Cosplay Paradise (ACP) serves as an extensive database for cosplayers, people who dress up in costumes. Members contribute pictures of their costumes, which are sorted by series and character for easy searching. With live photo and video coverage of the various anime conventions in the US, ACP is one of the leading resources for finding costumes of your favorite anime, manga, and videogame characters. For more information can be found at its website

About Bandai Entertainment THE STORE.
Bandai Entertainment, INC. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North America. THE STORE is Bandai Entertainment's e-commerce destination where anime, manga, and other unique an exclusive items can be purchased.

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