Akemi Takada attending AX2008

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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

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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.

 

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

 

 

www.anime-expo.org <http://www.anime-expo.org

> . 

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

 

 

www.AXBackstage.org <http://www.AXBackstage.org

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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 (

 

 

www.anime-expo.org

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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> ).

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