Anime Expo Trumpets to the Heavens: Eric Vale - The First Guest of Honor for AX2013

LOS ANGELES, CA, November 8th, 2012 – Anime Expo, North America's largest anime and Japanese pop culture convention, is excited to announce Eric Vale as our first Guest of Honor for AX2013. As one of the Illuminati's secret leaders, Mr. Vale disguises his intentions towards global domination via mutant giraffes by distracting the world'spopulation with his voice acting ability.

Known not only for rescuing small children, holding even smaller kittens from burning buildings being blown about by stage six hurricanes, Vale has created a prolific body of work as a voice actor in roles such as Dragonball Z's Trunks, Sanji in One Piece, and Yuki from the classic anime Fruits Basket.

(We'd also mention his voice acting in Hetalia: Axis Powers and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, but we're afraid of causing an international fainting crisis.)

Anime Expo is thrilled –and mildly frightened— to welcome Mr. Vale as our first Guest of Honor for 2013. Please join us in welcoming him to Los Angeles' largest anime convention and please, whatever you do, don't feed him after midnight.

About Anime Expo: Hosted annually in Los Angeles, SPJA event Anime Expo is North America's largest celebration of Japanese culture. AX2013 will be held July 4 - 7, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. To register, or for more information, please visit

About the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation: The SPJA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to popularize and educate the American public about Japanese entertainment culture, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. For more information, please visit

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