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April 19, 2010

News for Anime Expo 2010:

Anime Expo 2010 announces Japanese seiyuu, Katsuyuki Konishi, as guest

Anaheim, CA April 18, 2010 Anime Expo® is pleased to announce today that prolific Japanese seiyuu, Katsuyuki Konishi, will be an official Guest of Honor at its July convention. Anime Expo, the United States' largest anime and manga convention is scheduled for July 1 4, 2010, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Katsuyuki Konishi comes to Anime Expo to promote his work as Kamina in Gurren Lagann The Movie: Childhood's End. The film will be screened on Saturday, July 3, 2010, at Anime Expo courtesy of Aniplex Inc.

One of the most popular and established voice actors in all of Japan, Mr. Konishi has lent his talents to hundreds of well-known anime titles. His role as Kamina in the Gurren Lagann TV Series, Johann Trinity in Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Komui Lee in D.Gray man, and Ozma Lee in Macross Frontier, have helped solidify his position as an accomplished Japanese seiyuu.

In addition, Mr. Konishi has worked on such famous anime titles as Blood+ (Haji), Kyo kara Maoh! (Shouri Shibuya), Rune Soldier (Louie), Shaman King (Amidamaru), as well as countless others. He also performs Japanese dubs for popular American films such as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Sex and the City and High School Musical.

Katsuyuki Konishi joins Anime Expo's 2010 line-up along with Eden of the East trio Kenji Kamiyama, Satoru Nakamura and Tomohiko Ishii; voice actor Kyle Hebert; animation director Toshihiro Kawamoto; seiyuu Yuu Asakawa; J-rock band Sophia; and anime director Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe. To stay updated on all of the latest Anime Expo 2010 news, follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook and check us out on YouTube.

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About Anime Expo®
Anime Expo is located in Los Angeles and is the nation's largest anime and manga convention. The Expo serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of both anime and manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2010 will be held July 1 July 4, 2010, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at

About the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is 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