FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANIME EXPO® 2009 ANNOUNCES EARTHIAN, YOUSEI JIKEN, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00 AND LOVELESS MANGA ARTIST/CHARACTER DESIGNER AS AN OFFICIAL GUEST OF HONOR
Manga Illustrator and Character Designer Yun Kouga to Attend Nation¹s Largest Anime and Manga Convention
Anaheim, California (June 2, 2009) ‹ Revered manga artist, Ms. Yun Kouga, is announced today as an official Anime Expo® 2009 Guest of Honor for the nation¹s largest anime and manga convention held July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More information can be found on the website www.anime-expo.org .
Ms. Kouga debuted as a manga artist in 1985 and has worked on notable titles such as ³Earthian² and ³Yousei Jiken², she has also garnered international praise and acclaim for her current series ³Loveless². Ms. Kouga is also the character designer for the highly popular anime MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00.
Ms. Kouga joins Hiroyuki Imaishi, Daisuke Ishiwatari, Yosuke Kuroda, Toshimichi Mori, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Morning Musume, Yasuhiro Nightow, Atsushi Nishigori, Satoshi Nishimura and Kari Wahlgren as official Anime Expo® 2009 Guests of Honor.
Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video coverage site of the 2008 convention at www.AXBackstage.org .
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 2009 will be held July 2 July 5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at its website (www.anime-expo.org).
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 ).
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