VIZ Media Announces Participation in 2011 Anime Expo in Los Angeles and Sponsors the Annual AX Idol Live Event

VIZ Media kicks off its summer convention season by announcing its participation in the 2011 Anime Expo®, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA, July 1-4. The company will hold an informative panel discussion to detail its upcoming publishing plans and will further sponsor the annual AX Idol event. All attendees' show passes will also be outfitted with special VIZ Media lanyards commemorating the company's 25th Anniversary this year. More information on VIZ Media's anniversary celebrations may be found at

A variety of VIZ Media anime titles are scheduled to be screened throughout Anime Expo and the company has supplied products for official giveaway and contest prizes. An array of other popular VIZ Media manga titles also will be offered for visitors to enjoy – for free – in the Anime Expo manga library located on-site at the convention.

Attendees can learn more about the company's exciting announcements, as well as newly acquired manga and anime licenses during the VIZ Media Panel, scheduled for Friday July 1st from 4:15pm-5:15pm in Room LP1. Attendees will also get opportunities to win exclusive prizes throughout the panel.

VIZ Media is also pleased to be a sponsor of this year's season of AX Idol. AX Idol takes place Sunday, July 3rd from 12:30pm-3:30pm, and is one of the most attended events at Anime Expo. It gives attendees the unique opportunity to display their voice acting and singing talents in front of both fans and a respected panel of industry professionals. Come sing your favorite anime tune or recite the script of your choice and YOU could be the next AX Idol!

Anime Expo, the nation's largest anime and manga convention, is held annually by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) and serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation industry. The 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. More information on the 2011 Anime Expo is available at:

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