FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PARA PARA HITS MAXIMUM AT ANIME EXPO® 2008
Anime Pop Star Returns to Nation¹s Largest Anime and Manga Convention
Anaheim, California (May 22, 2008)
Anime Expo® 2008 in conjunction with Geneon Entertainment, is ecstatic to announce the return of the highly popular Anime Pop Star Yoko Ishida to this year¹s Anime Expo® 2008 held from July 3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.More information can be found on the website
Ms. Ishida will be performing with Anime Expo® 2008 Guest of Honor Jyukai at their official concert held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.
Ms. Ishida began her musical career after receiving a Grand Prix Award in an anime singer contest. Soon after, she made her professional debut with the song ³Maiden¹s Policy² in the hit TV animation Sailor Moon R. Yoko continued to sing anime theme songs and produced other hits such as ³White Destiny² (Pretear The New Legend of Snow White TV opening theme), ³Sugar Baby Love² (Sugar: A Little Snow Fairy TV opening theme), ³Towa no Hana²/²Eternal Flower²( Ai Yori Aoshi TV opening theme), ³Ienaikara²/²Because I Can¹t Say it² (Petite Princess Yucie TV ending theme) and many others.
On February 26, 2003, Ms. Ishida released her first album titled ³all of me,² which included five anime theme songs. Following the release of her hit series ³Para Para Max,² she attended Anime Expo® 2004 and has headlined the Anime Fusion Tour that toured in over six locations on the east coast in
2005 and several other west coast locations in 2006. ³Hyper Yocomix 3,² the long awaited third addition to the ³Para Para Max² series, is set to release on June 25, 2008, and her sphere of activity is widening both in Japan and abroad.
Current list of official Guests of Honor include up and coming director Masahiro Ando, legendary American voice actor David Hayter, famed Pokemon director Masamitsu Hidaka, the dynamic duo known as Jyukai and the new Japanese ³It-Girl² Shokotan in Anime Expo® 2008¹s amazing line up of Guests of Honor.
Attendees that have pre-registered can also update their information and add on orders for main event tickets via the Anime Expo® 2008 Online Registration Area at
Free shuttle services for all hotel attendees will be provided. Regular non-hotel attendees will have access to utilize the free shuttle services during designated hours as well. All schedules and routes will be posted in the lobby of each shuttle hotel. Frequency of service is pending local traffic, road conditions and can change without notice. Also, no shuttle service provided to the Holiday Inn City Center and the Figueroa Hotel (both are within walking distance of the Los Angeles Convention Center).
Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video coverage site of the 2007 convention at
This year¹s Red & Black Sponsors are FUNimation and ImaginAsian Television.
Platinum Sponsor is Imagi Studios. Gold Sponsor is Digital Manga Publishing. Silver Sponsor is Gaia Online. Patron Sponsors are Central Park Media and COPIC Markers.
About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California – Anime Expo®, the nation¹s largest anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2008 will be held July 3 July 6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at its website (
About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization with a mission 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 its website (
www.spja.org <http://www.spja.org> ).