FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEANIME EXPO® 2008 PURSUES BEAUTY AND CUTENESS
Nation¹s Largest Anime and Manga Convention Welcomes Famed Character Designer
Anaheim, California (June 4, 2008)
‹Anime Expo® proudly announces famed character designer Akemi Takada as an official Guest of Honor 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 www.anime-expo.org <http://www.anime-expo.org
Ms. Takada¹s has always pursued the theme of ³beauty and cuteness² throughout her career as a character designer. She studied graphic design at Tama Art University and joined the Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd upon graduation. Some of Ms. Takada¹s work include such memorable titles like URUSEI YATSURA, CREAMY MAMI, KIMAGURE ORAGNE ROAD and MOBILE POLICE PATLABOR.
Akemi Takada joins up and coming director Masahiro Ando, legendary American voice actor David Hayter, famed POKEMON director Masamitsu Hidaka, the dynamic duo known as Jyukai, renowned animator Hiromi Kato, celebrated veteran voice actor Toshihiko Seki and the new Japanese ³It-Girl² Shokotan in Anime Expo® 2008¹s amazing line up of Guests of Honor.
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).
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.
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