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ANIME EXPO® ANNOUNCES FAMED GUNDAM 00 AND FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST DIRECTOR,
SEIJI MIZUSHIMA, AS AN OFFICIAL 2009 GUEST OF HONOR

Famed Anime Director Returns to Nation¹s Largest Anime and Manga Convention

Anaheim, California (May 18, 2009) ‹ Highly revered anime director Mr. Seiji
Mizushima is announced as an official Anime Expo® 2009 Guest of Honor at 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 <http://www.anime-expo.org> .

Mr. Mizushima returns to Anime Expo® this year! A chance of a lifetime to
meet the famed director who is currently working on the theatrical version
of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00 that is set for a 2010 release date. Mr. Mizushima
has also worked on many amazing and recognizable titles such as APPLESEED:
EX MACHINA, DAI-GUARD, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE
MOVIE-CONQUEROR OF SHAMBALLA, GENERATOR GAWL, MADARA, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00,
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, OH! EDO ROCKET, SHAMAN KING, SAION: I WISH YOU WERE
HERE and many more! Mr. Mizushima last attended Anime Expo® in 2006 in
Anaheim, California.

Mr. Mizushima joins Daisuke Ishiwatari, Yosuke Kuroda, Toshimichi Mori,
Morning Musume, Yasuhiro Nightow, 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
<http://www.AXBackstage.org> .

Red & Black Sponsors include: FUNimation, Silver Sponsors include: Anime
News Network and Digital Manga Press, Patron Sponsors include: COPIC,
Central Park Media and The Right Stuf, Media Sponsors include: ImaginAsian
TV, Animation Magazine, Anime Insider Magazine and Anime News Network.


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 <http://www.spja.org>
).

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on
current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and
uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a
number of important factors could cause Anime Expo®/SPJA¹s actual future
results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation,
product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and
industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of
relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers,
international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its
intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon
any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The
Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


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